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Time of Slavery

For Teachers 5th
Young historians learn about abolitionists, The Civil War, Frederick Douglas, and so many more details about slavery in this highly engaging presentation. Teachers could use this as a whole class review and discussion tool.
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Following the North Star

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students give examples of the impacts of science and technology on the migration and settlement patterns of various groups. They draw stars explaining how the North Star was used to give directions on the Underground Railroad.
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Earth Science: Create a Star Clock!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify and use the starts to tell time just as people had for thousands of years. They identify the stars that appear to rise in the east and set in the west, and that those stars near the North Pole appear to go in circles...
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Mystery Constellations

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders predict constellations each month. In this astronomy lesson, 4th graders are presented with two constellations every month, and guess what they are as clues are given.
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For Students 6th - 10th
In this constellations worksheet, students read about the different constellations and how to locate them in the night sky. Then students complete 4 multiple choice and 7 short answer questions.
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Navigation By the North Star: A Lesson Plan in Four Parts

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students investigate why the North Star was important for navigation, how stars move across the night sky, how to locate the North Star, how to make a crude sextant, and how to determine latitude using a sextant and the North Star. They...
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Let the North Star Tell You Where You Are

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create an astrolabe and locate the North Star in the night sky. They determine the latitude of the North Star, and calculate an average latitude based on class results.
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Do Some Research: Universe Science 15

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this universe research worksheet, learners read the sentence and use a library or the Internet to find the answer and write it on the blue line. Students then write a short report about this topic: a bright star in the sky almost...
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How to be a Great Navigator!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers, through teacher lecture and class discussion, explore historical methods of navigation: dead reckoning and celestial navigation.