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Lesson: More Than Meets the Eye

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Older learners analyze a controversial painting entitled The Cutting Scene, Mandan O-kee-pa Ceremony 1832. They use the issues raised in the image to construct debate arguments questioning if the artist's painting exploits Native...
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Tour Of South America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore South America. In this geography lesson, students research landmarks of historical or national significance and use their findings to create slideshows.
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Lesson Plan: The Net Neutrality Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Should Internet users who send data-heavy content pay higher fees than those who are involved in activities, like sending an email, that have less content? This question is at the heart of the Net Neutrality debate. After watching a PBS...
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MLA Bibliography Worksheet

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
Help your class remember how to cite different sources. Reviewed on this two-page document are books, articles from a database, articles from a magazine, and websites. Examples are provided, and learners use the charts to fill in the...
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Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 3: A Day in the Life

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Junior ecologists examine Arizona's biotic communities and research an animal or plant that is found in this community. In this instructional activity, learnerss write a narrative essay about their assigned animal or plant. They research...
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Guild Hall

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Incorporate a research project into your study of Shakespeare and the Renaissance Period. Class members assume the role of an apprentice seeking membership in one of the various guilds that existed during the Renaissance period.  After...
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Social Studies Current Event Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
Who, what, when, where, why, and how. This current events instructional activity uses the traditional news article format and asks reviewers to record information included in a self-selected, current events article. Class members then...
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Revolt

For Students 8th - 12th
Knowing what questions to ask and knowing how to organize information found is often difficult for young researchers. Consider using this instructional activity to help guide a revolutions research project. Researchers are first directed...
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Kentucky in the Civil War

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders consider how Kentucky was involved in the Civil War. In this American Civil War lesson, 7th graders view PowerPoint presentations on the topic and then discuss the state's neutrality policy and eventual secession....
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Dictionary Research Work

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Explore new words and examine an unusual alphabet book with your young scholars. They are introduced to an alphabet book containing many unfamiliar words. They are then guided as they search for definitions in a dictionary. They then...
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Roman Holiday in Google Earth

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners plan an itinerary for an educational trip to Rome. In this research skills lesson plan, students use Google Earth to conduct research for their project in their travel teams. Learners also set up blogs to share their progress...
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The Great Depression and Everyday Life

For Teachers 11th
Examine everyday life during the Great Depression, as well as the effects if the Depression on American population, society, and economy. Learners write who, what, where, when, and why summaries of a person who relocated to California...
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Courtship and Marriage

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students research the concept of courtship and marriage as it pertains to early New England and explore the values and culture that shaped our history. In this courtship and marriage lesson, students examine primary source documents that...
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Introducing Biographies - Getting to Know You

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore several different types of biographies to determine their area of interest, choose one notable person they would like to explore, complete online tutorial on biographies, and use written and Internet resources to...
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Alphabet Quiz 1

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
In this research worksheet, students answer 26 questions about a variety of topics. The answers begin with successive letters of the alphabet.
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Distinguished Discoveries: Florida quarter reverse

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Florida's state quarter has an image of a space shuttle and a Spanish Galleon on its reverse side. Pupils will examine the state quarter and think about how the Spanish explorers and Space explorers are the same and different. The class...
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ELA - Literacy.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Understanding, analyzing, citing, linking—the four steps required by CC ELA Literacy Standard RH.11-12.1. Enjoy the humor of the explanations of these steps as you examine the suggestions for Common Core designed activities related to...
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Researching Information on the Internet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Practice Internet research skills. Each class member will need Internet access in order to follow along as you model how to search using key words and to do their own research on African and Asian elephants. Their notes will go into a...
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Age of Metternich

For Students 9th - 12th
Learners will define the goals and results of revolutionary acts carried out across Europe during the Age of Metternich. Eight countries and dates are listed where revolutions took place around the world between 1815 and 1848.
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Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discover how to find authoritative resources. In this research skills lesson plan, students examine strategies for using the Internet effectively to research global development issues.
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Historical Moments

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a lesson designed to be an ongoing task for the entire year. Each day of the week, learners must perform research to answer a simple historical question. This particular lesson covers the month of April, but the template...
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Penguin Presentations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the attributes of penguins. In this penguins lesson, students participate in a penguin scavenger hunt and take notes on the information they encounter. Students prepare reports about their findings and share them with...
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Flutter Farm

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the life cycle of butterflies. In this butterfly lesson, 5th graders use their research skills to create a PowerPoint presentation featuring the butterflies of North America.
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Welcome to My Community!

For Teachers K - 2nd
A "Welcome to Our Community" brochure culminates research into the people and places of interest in your community. Class members work alone or in pairs to gather information, illustrate, and write about various topics. Materials are...