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Before We Travel, We Research

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Context is key when it comes to historical research. Prior to field research, class members learn as much as they can about the site they are going to visit. Groups investigate and prepare presentations about the history of the site, the...
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Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rome wasn't built in a day, but researchers can be with proper scaffolding. This writing unit has scholars write a research paper through scaffolding of various parts of the process. Learners begin with identifying a topic and crafting a...
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Paraphrasing Techniques

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How to paraphrase a source and avoid plagiarizing is the focus of a PowerPoint presentation that models five different techniques. The color-coded examples include illustrations and photos.
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Researching Using Books

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate researching techniques by exploring their library. In this literature references lesson, students identify the different types and genres of books that are readily available at their local library as well as proper...
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Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
I Have A Dream ... that after the lesson, all individuals master the reading, writing, researching, listening, and speaking skills the biography project helps them develop. Martin Luther King, Jr. serves as a topic example for a model...
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Would you really buy that? Persuasive techniques in advertising

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Discover what persuasive techniques are commonly used in advertisements to convince consumers to buy their products. After discussing and analyzing the ads as a class, small groups label their own print advertisement with post-it notes....
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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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Persuasive Techniques

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Want to safeguard your students against peer pressure? Teach them all about rhetorical appeals, common attack methods, and various argument tones with a reference sheet on persuasive techniques.
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Which Parts Of The Brain Do What?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How did we figure out what parts of the brain are responsible for speaking, walking, and remembering? Young neurologists go back in time to witness the discoveries of Paul Broca, the first physician to conduct experiments to determine...
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Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's to...
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Five Themes of Geography Research Activity

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Here is an activity worksheet that will prompt your young geographers to choose a country anywhere in the world to research and study, and to then apply it to the five themes of geography.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
High schoolers apply sophisticated research skills to an inquiry-based project connected to Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. Working from the prior unit and the model areas of investigation, including animal intelligence,...
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Tell Me More

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders demonstrate research techniques in addition to endeavoring to display focus and stay on topic. Using books and stories, they gather, organize, and share information about a topic. Additionally, they explain to the class...
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Research Techniques: Gathering Credible Sources

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
How can you spot a credible source? What even makes a resource reliable in the first place? Answer some of these questions with this presentation. Although intended for higher education, this PowerPoint could be modified for middle...
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The Rise of Railroads: Illinois

For Teachers 4th Standards
New ReviewRailways not only cross the US, but they are also intertwined with the history of America. Using a timeline format, individuals explore the connections between major events in American history—such as the Civil War—and the rise of the...
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Introduction To Internet Research

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students perform a series of lessons on how to find information on the Internet and follow online directions to use search techniques.
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Master of the Airwaves: How FDR Used Radio to Ease the Public’s Fears

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The political and economic climate during the 1930's was uncertain and tumultuous. But Americans' minds and hearts were eased with the reassuring words of their president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and addresses over the radio. High...
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Become an Expert

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students practice their researching techniques by preparing a presentation with little notice.  In this information research lesson, students utilize the Internet to research one of several subtopics concerning panthers.  Students...
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Research Skills For High Schoolers: Going Beyond Google

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Now more than ever it is essential that 21st-century learners develop strong research skills. The resources in this collection are designed to teach high schoolers how to formulate a research question, use advanced search techniques,...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 3: Synthesizing Research and Argument Through the Writing Process

For Teachers 10th Standards
Using Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as an anchor text, writers use the information they researched in the last unit to craft an argument essay in which they make a claim as to whether or not they believe it is...
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Read, Write and Talk

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore electricity by reading a story in their class. In this research technique lesson, 4th graders read a Magic School Bus book together and decide which elements of the story are the most important when asked about...
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Evaluating Ads

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What makes a commercial memorable? Is it the same qualities that make it effective? Young consumers analyze the messages in different advertisements, focusing on persuasive techniques, production details, and positive and negative...
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Arlington Springs Man: Lesson Plan 1

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Learning to craft quality questions is a skill that can be taught. Class members use the Question Formulation Technique to learn how to create and refine both closed-ended and open-ended questions. They then view West of the West's...
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Taming the Wild Wiki

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Take a look at the credibility of online sources such as Wikipedia. Discussion points and handouts are included to facilitate a meaningful and informative dialogue. Tips are given on how to determine if a Wikipedia article is reliable...
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Movies in the Making

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Combine visual and performing art in this creative instructional activity. Young filmmakers first choose a piece of art, along with music that matches the feel of the art, and write dialogue to go with the scene. They research the artist...
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Varied Beginnings: Research Process / Narrative Writing Techniques

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What's the best way to start a story? Learners write a memoir using effective openings. They research the process and work through a list of hooks to use in their writing. They use at least two hooks to begin their personal memoir. A...
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Mesearch: A Reason for Research

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students complete a research activity about themselves. They access an article on brainstorming and identifying personality traits. Students brainstorm about their personality traits and view a related PowerPoint. Students create their...
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Mississippi River

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars study scanning and skimming techniques. In this research skills lesson plan, students use the research techniques on print literature about the Mississippi River. Young scholars prepare book talks on the literature they read.
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You Either Know It Or You Don’t!

For Students 6th - 8th
In this research skills worksheet, students research the answers to fifteen questions that involve all the subjects across the board.
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Propaganda During World War 1 - Opening Pandora's Box

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Win a war by owning the hearts and minds of those at home. Scholars research the use of propaganda by all nations involved in World War I. Using a short video clip, class members analyze the impact of government messages during the first...
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Plagiarism Workshop

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What do George Harrison, Vanilla Ice, and Steven Ambrose all have in common? The Warner Brothers’ films Batman Forever and The Devil’s Advocate? All are guilty of plagiarism. And if you are considering a research project and want to...
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Research Ethics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scientists discuss the results of carelessness during experimentation and the temptation to misrepresent findings. These activities are intended to develop the ability to identify scientific error, misconduct, and fraud. Use this...
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Lesson: Beyond First Impressions

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Just like the colors and techniques used to create a vivid image, learners will use exceptional language to create vivid stories. They examine the techniques used to tell a visual story in the painting, Road to Santa Fe. They then use...
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Cardboard History

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
A PBS clip focused on collecting sports memorabilia launches this research project lesson. Class members then read Dan Gutman’s Honus and Me in which Wagner’s baseball card is used to time travel. The lesson ends with researchers...
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Hawaiian Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Aloha! What is a "nene"? Who is Pele? Middle schoolers develop their research skills by using the Internet to find answers to a Hawaiian scavenger hunt. Seekers must access various search engines to find the answers to the questions on...
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1920s Variety Show

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
To better understand the cultural achievements of the Harlem Renaissance and become familiar with its major figures, class members examine a painting by Aaron Douglas and a poem by Langston Hughes and compare how the artists develop...
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Writing and Presenting a Fable Using Research

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers research animal facts and use them in a fable. First, they pair-share to find animal traits to use in writing a fable. They then complete a prewriting worksheet. After going through the writing process,...
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Characterizations: Indirect and Direct

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Connect literature to narrative writing by researching descriptive writing techniques. Elementary and middle schoolers identify the importance of a narrator and voice in the storytelling process. They read writing samples and identify...
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Advanced Art – Cultural Place-setting Still life

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Upper graders view a series of films that depict rituals or celebrations as they occur in different cultural settings. They conduct a cultural investigation about one culture, brainstorm and research objects that have cultural or...
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Biographical Research Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners choose a subject for a biographical research paper. They use books, the Internet, encyclopedias and articles to gather information on a determined subject then follow a rubric to write a research paper.
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How to Write an Essay Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Clichéd and repetitive introductions got you down? Try this lesson on for size! Start off by instructing your class members on techniques for writing introductions and what types of introductions they should avoid. Several general lesson...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th Standards
Ninth graders hone their research questions in a instructional activity that focuses on accurate search engine techniques. Continuing a unit on inquiry-based learning based on Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation, the instructional...
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Nanotechnology Grant Proposal Writing

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Please, sir, can I have a few thousand dollars for my research? The last installment in a six-part lesson has the pupils develop a grant proposal. Class members apply their knowledge of skin cancer, ultraviolet radiation, human skin, and...
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Magic Isle: Lesson Plan 1

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What are the factors that limit growth and expansion? As part of their study of Catalina Island, class members view the West of the West's documentary Magic Isle and research William Wrigley and the Santa Catalina Island Company. After...
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Research Report

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils review research skills and discuss types of information, e.g. fact/opinion, examples/evidence then research and gather information to answer a given set of research questions. They write a multi paragraph report using the...
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Pizza Biography

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
A biography writing activity with a tasty twist! Kids create a "visual biography" in which each pizza slice represents a paragraph, and toppings represent supporting details. They learn research techniques, note-taking skills, and how to...
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Understanding Language: Slant, Spin, and Bias in the News

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
We live in a time of fake news, alternative realities, and media bias. What could be more timely than an activity that asks class members to research how different sources report the same topic in the news?
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You Can Be an Innovator ... Like Henry Ford

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Why did Henry Ford want to invent a car for the masses? Why did Henry Ford locate his factory in Detroit? Why did Henry Ford encourage the idea of a 5-day work week? Young innovators find the answers to these and other question in a unit...
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Monitoring the Body's Reaction to Stress

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When stressed, do you prefer the fight or flight response? Scholars observe, measure, and identify the body's response to stress using a well-researched methodology. They learn about the autonomic nervous system, hormones, and more.
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Visualizing Gene-Expression Patterns

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do genetics gurus know so much about gene expression? See traits materialize before your very eyes using a presentation with embedded simulations. Science scholars develop an understanding of the techniques used to follow the work of...
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December Writing Journal

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
December writing activities galore! With everything from poetry to research to descriptive writing to writing about things that represent December, there's no way you will run out of options.
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Chicken Truck

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How did the chicken travel down the road? Given a picture of a chicken truck, class members brainstorm what information they need to determine the total number of chickens on the truck. Pupils research for the information and devise a...
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The First Thanksgiving (Grades 6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take your middle schoolers back to the first Thanksgiving with an engaging cross-curricular unit that ties together topics in social studies and ELA. While learning about he settlement at Plymouth young scholars participate in a series...
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Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary instructional activity has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss...
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Jim Crow and Segregation

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research the impact of segregation. In this Jim Crow Laws lesson, 8th graders research the impact of these laws on African Americans. Students work in groups to create posters about what they have learned. Students read...
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Shaping the View: Symmetry and Balance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how artists structure their compositions to convey a sense of symmetry and balance. They analyze various paintings, identify objects and figures in the paintings, conduct Internet research, and evaluate paintings.
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Dali & Desnos: Surrealism in Poetry and Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research the surrealism movement and its primary artists. Language is also analyzed, and students will create their own original poem utilizing surrealistic techniques.
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7 New Species Discovered in Cities

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists discover more than 15,000 new species each year. Viewers learn about seven new species discovered in cities, often right next to where people live. As part of a larger playlist, a video discusses the techniques researchers use...
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Where Are My Children

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Lois Weber's ground breaking Where Are My Children is the focus of a film criticism video that explores not only Weber's treatment of the subject of abortion but also the techniques she developed to enhance the impact of her tale.
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Mimbres Decoration Technique

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Potters research traditional Mimbres designs, as well as contemporary artists who employ them, before creating their own designs and applying the images to thrown pots and bowls. The resource packet includes a brief history of Mimbres...
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Do Some Research

For Students 3rd - 5th
In these two recognizing research techniques worksheets, students use clues to identify the river in the Swiss Alps and the capital of Egypt, write a short report about them, and draw an illustration. Students show 6 answers.
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Do Some Research

For Students 3rd - 5th
In these two using research techniques worksheets, student find the answer to "A substance that cannot be broken down into a simpler substance is called?" and "A device for measuring air pressure is called?", record the answer, write a...
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Propaganda in Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Board Game Helps Fight Real World Ebola," a video produced by Voice of America, provides the text for a guided instructional activity that asks viewers to analyze the propaganda techniques used in the video. Groups then select a example...
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Mystery and Macabre, He Wrote: Lesson 4 Of 15 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine the life of Edgar Allen Poe. In this language arts lesson, students read an excerpt from Red Reader POE: A Collection that details Poe's life. Students then conduct internet research on the author's life and death and...
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Collage and Photomontage

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discuss collage and photomontage techniques and artists, and how the art form can convey cultural or current issues. They research a collage artist, then design a topical or personally symbolic collage. Present their...
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Comparing News Formats

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a place for newspapers in an online world? How influential is the 24-hour television news cycle? High schoolers delve into an activity about three news formats—online news, print news, and newscasts—and consider the advantages...
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Credibility of Sources

For Teachers 11th Standards
Examine the research process and how to determine the credibility of sources. The class watches biographical and historical films before researching facts about the time period, events, and persona that are depicted in the films. This...
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Self Portrait Propaganda Poster

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Using age-old propaganda methods alongside a modern resource, class members take pictures of themselves and turn them into parodies from another image, or they create entirely new versions of propaganda. They view photographs of past...
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Facing the Ghosts of Our Past

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A reading of a New York Times review of the movie Beloved launches research into how the Civil War affected the lives of people living during this period. Creative thinkers select a person from an included list of historical figures and...
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Debate on Ratification: Should We Ratify the New Constitution?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students determine whether the Constitution should be ratified. In this U.S. Constitution lesson plan, students research the roles of famous Federalists and Antifederalists in order to prepare them to participate in a classroom...
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Nureyev: Bringer of Light

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine Nureyev's artistic endeavors and achievements. For this language and art lesson, students analyze  modes of dance expression at the end of the 19th - beginning of the 20th centuries. They focus on Martha Graham and...
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Wonder Wander

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research online to find information about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, narrow their searches to find more specific information about a particular topic, practice using different search engines to organize,...
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Political Science

For Students 9th - 12th
The right to vote and freedom of expression are democratic principles that fall under the study of political science. A handout describes writing assignments that are common in political science college classes and gives tips and...
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Photography As A Documentary And Expressive Art Form

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders conduct historical research and consider the importance of photography as a data collection device. In this lesson on historical documentation, 6th graders formulate questions regarding historical documents in order to...
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Freedom to Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's something unusual and thoughtful: have your scholars do some pensive reflection themselves before tackling how such meditative techniques are used in prison rehabilitation programs. They watch the "Path of Freedom" video found...
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Advertising and Healthy Decisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze alcohol and tobacco ads and create parodies of them. The eight lessons in this unit include discussions about why teens smoke or drink, the psychology behind the advertising, and writing persuasive letters to agencies,...
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The Bill of Rights and Supreme Court Cases Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Social media and United States history combine as your young historians design a Facebook page for two major defendants of landmark Supreme Court cases. The resource includes a detailed rubric for research and page design, as well as a...
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Proposed Treatment to Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Should genetic scientists be permitted to alter mtDNA to eliminate birth defects? That is the question examined in Rob Stein's article for NPR that explores the ethical issues raised by this research.
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Epic Poetry Unit

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
The Odyssey is the core text in this unit study of the hero's journey motif. Along the way, kids research Greek and Roman history, mythology, art, and epic poetry. The 104-page packet is perfect for homeschool or classroom situations and...
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Psychology

For Students 9th - 12th
Psychology, the scientific study of the human mind and behavior, is a popular major for many college students. An informative handout outlines common assignments in psychology courses. Scholars see how to design a research proposal,...
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Propaganda and Spin

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The propaganda devices used by politicians' spin doctors can successfully change minds and shift public opinion. A timely resource asks class members to examine how these devices are used to influence the way citizens think about an...
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Elementary Keyboarding Activities

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Listen to the sound of children's fingers flying across their keyboards as they perform these fun typing lessons. From creating alphabet books and multimedia presentations to researching presidents and writing class newsletters, numerous...
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Once Upon a Time...

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Third through sixth graders complete a unit on the art of storytelling, folktales, and fairy tales. They explore various websites, create a story, and demonstrate storytelling techniques. Additionally, they listen to classmates retell...
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Introduction to Nanotechnology Using the Creative Problem-Solving Model

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Should we continue to spend money on nanotechnology? Groups engage in a problem-solving unique process around the newly emerging research field of nanotechnology. In order to propose a solution, the groups must research nanotechnology...
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Solution Debate

For Teachers 10th Standards
Class members choose a current social, political, environmental, or economic problem presented in Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America, research this problem and a variety of suggested solutions, before...
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Congressional Debate

For Teachers 10th Standards
Should junk food be banned in schools? Should the US open its borders to all immigrants? Should the US impose term limits for the House of Representatives and for the Senate? Using Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a...
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How To Cite A Site

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How do you cite an online resource? Discover the special challenges involved in citing Internet sources. Young writers explore the components of a correct bibliography and create bibliography citations for online newspapers, magazine...
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Computational Chemistry—Chemistry Now

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Can some plants make their own animal repellents? Science sleuths examine the properties of cinnamamide in pear trees using an case study about computational chemistry. The resource discusses how vital computers are to research, how...
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Television Broadcast Ratings

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Explore the relationships between programming, advertising, and the ensuing rating wars. Help develop the media smarts of your pupils through this examination of advertisers for popular shows. Although the included Sweep Chart features...
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The How and Why of Primary Sources

For Teachers K
Students explore research techniques by utilizing the Internet. In this source identification instructional activity, students define primary and secondary sources and discuss the important difference between the two. Students visit the...
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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. For this courtship and marriage lesson, students examine primary source documents...
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Roman Holiday in Google Earth

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students plan an itinerary for an educational trip to Rome. In this research skills lesson, students use Google Earth to conduct research for their project in their travel teams. Students also set up blogs to share their progress through...
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Underwater Research

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students make transect and quadrat surveys using a provided worksheet in order to understand the techniques used to study coral reefs. Each type of survey is used to identify the species, diversity, and number of corals.
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Philanthropy in Literature

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research philanthropy in three genres: a play, a fable, and a parable. Students read an Aesop fable and answer questions in groups. Students complete steps in two worksheets from 'The Good San Franciscan' and 'Someone Should.'...
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Supporting Paragraphs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Write an expository essay with your class. They use the Internet to research a topic and use two different graphic organizers to help them compose their piece. As with all great teaching, this instructional activity begins with modeling,...
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The AP English Language and Composition Research Paper

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Considering a research paper assignment for your AP English Language and Composition class? Here’s a resource that details the expectations for such an assignment and includes a handy process checklist. Spreading out the due dates for...
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Presentation of Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners deliver oral presentations using appropriate visual aids and PowerPoint. In this oral presentation lesson, students research a topic and deliver a clear oral presentation on their topic. Learners use PowerPoint to create a...
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Ad Creation

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
How would someone market a new cereal to space aliens? Using the third lesson plan from a four-part Admongo series on advertising, pupils learn about persuasive techniques companies use to convince consumers to purchase their products....
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Polar Graphs

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
The world of graphing polar graphs is filled with beautiful curves and patterns once a young mathematician masters a few basic techniques. This comprehensive resource covers many of these techniques and resulting shapes, from the basic...
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The Earth Moves Under My Feet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Most people rely on the ground under them remaining still and constant, yet the plates on the earth are constantly moving. A research-based STEM lesson asks pupils to research seismic data and tectonic plates. Then they create surveys of...
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EngageNY Grade 9 ELA: Module 3, Unit 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation provides the anchor text in an inquiry-based unit project that requires ninth graders to use sophisticated research skills. Learners focus on accurate search engine techniques including searching...
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Aboriginal-Style "Bark" Painting

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Aboriginal art is full of symbolism, nature, and original style. Kids use natural symbols, paint, sticks, and cardboard to create a piece inspired by traditional Aboriginal bark painting. Tip: This resource is lacking examples and back...
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Online Planetary Tour

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students develop an interactive presentation about the planets for their fictional interplanetary travel agency. They demonstrate their knowledge of internet research techniques and the Solar System through their interactive planetary...
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Gathering Statistics for Research

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students gather statistics to include in their research. In this statistics lesson, students investigate how to incorporate statistics into research and other readings besides math. They collect data based on other topics, analyze the...
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Career Education

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
As part of a career exploration and investigation, learners research the Internet for possible career options and identify what type of educational preparation is required for those careers, as well as possible salary options,...
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All About Our Town

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils explore brochure writing. They work in groups to brainstorm and categorize important places in their community. In addition, they gather information from the Internet, take pictures using a digital camera, and create a community...
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Genes Can Be Moved Between Species

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Biotechnology changes lives every day, but how did it all start? Learn about Cohen and Boyer's technique for recombinant DNA and the founding of this new scientific study. Then, scholars use the online interactive to discover how Hanahan...
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Lesson: Painting The Unknown

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Finally an art lesson that incorporates the act of creating art. After analyzing the abstract emotionally driven piece, Blue Mysteries Near the Sun, No. 4, learners discuss feelings related to an anticipated event or to the unknown. They...
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Digestion of Protein: Microbes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Milk the resource for all it's worth. Young biologists perform assay techniques to test the digestion of protein. They place bacterial samples, fungal samples, trypsin solution, and distilled water on a milk-agar plate to see the effects...
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Water Cycle - A SiteMaker Presentation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Have your young scientists explore a single element of the water cycle and write a report to explain findings. Your class can take their writing through all the steps of the writing process and publish it using a Web-based multimedia...
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Reading Literature - The Ruin

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Cross-comparison, the technique of focusing on two different texts with the same themes, motifs, events, etc., is employed in an exercise that asks groups to examine two different translations of “The Ruin,” a poem, written in Old...
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History of the World Trade Center

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why was New York's World Trade Center chosen as a target by terrorists? Class members use the provided links to investigate the history of the World Trade Center Plaza, including the lower Manhattan neighbors' initial reaction to the...
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Resurrecting a Home

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Davina Pardo's documentary Minka asks viewers to consider that value of preserving traditional dwellings and traditional building techniques by examining how American journalist John Roderick and Japanese architect Yoshihiro Takishita...
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Topic Choice Begins

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Give your class some non-fiction, pre-writing strategies to practice. They contribute words and ideas to a class Venn diagram comparing literary elements and non-fiction text structure used in animal picture books. They brainstorm topics...
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Drug Education Tobacco Year 9

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Middle schoolers investigate the effects of tobacco use on the four major spheres of a person's life. They then compare the safety of conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The lesson ends with class members practicing techniques for...
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Drug Use in Sports

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The ancient Greeks used performance enhancing drugs, such as opium juice, when they participated in the original Olympic Games. Pupils research a website with debate topics to decide if athletes' use of such drugs in modern sports is...
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Persuasive Speech Assignment

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Practice using concrete evidence from various sources to back up an argument. The lesson emphasizes the use of support in a persuasive speech, as well as the importance of appealing to an audience's logic and emotions. You could modify...
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Photosynthesis, Respiration, and the Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Provide your class with the opportunity to view our carbon cycle close up. Young scientists research the cycle of oxygen as it completes the tasks of photosynthesis and respiration. They explore the importance of carbon in an ecosystem...
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How Do We Help the American Chestnut Tree?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Genetic engineering makes the impossible possible. Pupils research the process of creating a transgenic organism. The final product is a poster illustrating the different processes such as DNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, and gene...
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Oh! the Places You'll Go!

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Honor Dr. Seuss on his birthday with a read aloud of the story Oh! the Places You'll Go! and a variety of activities that inspire scholars to dream of their future endeavors. Readers take part in conversations, research the life of...
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Math Grade 7: Extended Performance Task Planning a Party

For Teachers 7th Standards
Parties aren't all fun and games. Young mathematicians solve a variety of problems related to party planning. They use both provided and researched cost information to determine the best activities to meet given constraints.
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Step 2: Find What You Need

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever searched for something on the web only to get 50,000 results? Scholars analyze ways to break down an inquiry to get specific results. The second installment of a 10-part County Solutions - High School series researches...
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Classroom Mark-Recapture with Crickets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers estimate crickets population using mark-recapture technique. In this biology lesson, students use Lincoln-Petersen model to calculate population size. They also identify the different parts of the crickets.
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Microfriends

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Is there medicine found in the organisms that live deep below the surface of the ocean? The fifth lesson in a six-part series has learners team up to research bacteria and the relationship it has with nearly every living thing on Earth....
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Adding to Cascading Consequences and Stakeholders: Hunter-Gatherer Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
New ReviewCould the hunter-gatherer food chain feed everyone in the United States? To consider the question, pupils use their research and add to the Cascading Consequences chart based on Michael Pollan's hunter-gatherer food chain from The...
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Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 3

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Should researchers be able to excavate, examine, and remove Native American artifacts from historic sites? Should companies be permitted to build on sacred Native American land? After watching West of the West's documentary, The Lone...
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Welcome To Your Library

For Teachers K - 2nd
As an overview of the positive things the library has to offer, this would be a helpful presentation. However, it does not provide much information. This presentation could be augmented by adding details about the Dewey Decimal system or...
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The Kitchen Sink-N

For Students 9th - 12th
Challenge your learners with this trivia worksheet. They can use research techniques to find the answers to questions about famous poems, world history, and vocabulary terms.
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Scientific Inquiry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students make inferences about what activities occur at different places in school. They form a hypothesis as to how space is used. They simulate how archeaologists explore past people by designing and conducting a research project.
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Immigration Research Project

For Teachers 8th
Students formulate guiding questions to use as an aid for research and then use the guiding questions worksheet to help gather information necessary for meeting all criteria for completing the project. They then work together to collect...
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Organizing Info into Short Reports

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The class brainstorms a list of prominent people from their knowledge of social studies. Groups of two pupils get together and select one of these people to research. They create five questions to research on their person and record them...
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Media Awareness: the Basics of Advertising

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars explore marketing techniques. For this media awareness lesson, students watch instructor-selected advertising and identify the marketing techniques used in each of them. Young scholars then create advertisements for products.
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Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Animation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
One cloning technique is somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Observe the process in action through an animated video. Review the applications of the process for both therapeutic cloning and cloning of an individual.
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Free Form Sculpture

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore abstract and non-representational art forms through research and artistic expression. They research a free form artist, their work, and abstract sculpture. They then work with pantyhose, chicken wire, plaster, and...
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Ready, Set, Save on Solar Energy Technology!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Does your class have a bright future in the solar energy industry? Science scholars take an in-depth look at what's new in solar technology. After completing research into the solar industry, participants create and market a product in...
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Team Builders and Icebreakers: Techniques for Success

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Need a little something to get the party started? No matter what type of teen leadership get-together you're hosting, kick things of with one of several fun icebreakers. The resource includes printable handouts and execution tips for...
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Deciphering Propaganda Posters of World War I

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What strategies are employed when creating propaganda? Your young historians will learn about six different techniques utilized in the construction of political propaganda, particularly in the advertisements of World War I. The...
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Understanding How Researchers Study Dolphins

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine how researchers study dolphins and whales. In this scientific research lesson, students complete a Web-based interactive lesson focused on showing how researchers study aquatic mammals. A worksheet and web resources are...
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Voting: It's Not a Spectator Sport!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why is it important to vote? Who is eligible to vote? Why is it that some eligible voters do not vote? Class members conduct interviews with adults and other school mates before researching the eligibility requirements for their state,...
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Learning about the Earth Though Remote Sensing

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
More than 7,000 satellites have been sent into orbit around the earth, but only 1,000 are currently operational. The lesson starts with scholars creating a Venn diagram comparing two different types of maps. After a discussion of remote...
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Sample Test: Politics, Voting & Civic Participation

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between Democrats and Republicans? What propaganda techniques do political parties use? What is the Electoral College? Here you'll find a 22-question multiple-choice assessment on the voting practices, politics,...
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Company Logo

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Modern advertising takes a geometric turn with this unit. The final assessment activity leads pupils through the logical analysis of a fictional logo, including the development of a paragraph proof. The wealth of resources leading up to...
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Fibonacci Via Recursion and Iteration

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Discover the wonders of the Fibonacci sequence. Young computer scientists watch videos on the Fibonacci sequence in nature and use spreadsheets to determine specific values in it. The lesson teaches iterative and recursive techniques for...
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Will the Ocean Ever Run out of Fish?

For Students 6th - 12th
Modern industrial fishing has disrupted many ecosystems. But will fishing techniques ever cause the oceans to run out of fish? Watch a video that explains the effects of overfishing.
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Home Video

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Home movies have come a long way from projecting 8mm film onto a wrinkled sheet on the living room wall. Learn about the ways home movie technology has evolved alongside the film industry with a video that covers techniques such as the...
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The Surprising Reasons Animals Play Dead

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many animals have methods of surviving. But did you know that opossums are not the only animals known for "playing opossum"? Watch a video that explains the unique survival techniques and behaviors of animals, including tonic immobility...
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The River: Novel Study

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Some experiences are worth living again. At least, that is how government researchers feel about Brian's survival experience in the woods. The River is a sequel to Brian's adventures in Hatchet. Scholars read about the troubles Brian and...
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Marketing Research Projects

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars research customer service offerings of a particular business and present their conclusions to the class using PowerPoint and additional visual aids. The guidelines for this activity can be found through the National DECA.
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The Aztecs Quiz

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this social studies worksheet, students utilize books, encyclopedias and the internet to find the answers to twelve questions associated with the Aztecs.
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Tracing the Titanic Tragedy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Research and gather information about the passengers on the Titanic. Learners create a database to record information gathered on the Titanic passengers. They analyze their database and answer questions.
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First Ladies of The United States

For Teachers 4th
All students need to know how to use the Internet to find and use factual information. Students search the internet to find the names of the First Ladies that match their list of Presidents. They copy the names correctly using proper...
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Dragonwings: Evaluate Chapters 10-12

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As your class finishes the novel Dragonwings, use these culminating projects. A vocabulary list is given for chapters eleven and twelve and either an epitaph or letter activity concludes the book. The final project consists of creating a...
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Take this Job and Love It!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers need to be prepared to enter the job market during or after high school. Here are six preparational activities geared at getting those kids ready to enter the job market. They conduct research on various jobs, learn about...
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The Inca Projecta

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a wonderful idea, intended for learners in a collaborative multi-grade setting. While learners of different grades focus on different aspects of the same project, all their efforts culminate in a time tunnel, where they turn...
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Marine Animal Husbandry and Training

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Step into the role of a zoo director with several activities about animal training and running a zoo. Kids calculate the amount of food each animal needs, design a habitat for penguins, decide how to breed bottlenose dolphins, and train...
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Truth or Lie: Lesson 13

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore journalism by completing a vocabulary quiz in class. In this factual research lesson, 6th graders collaborate in small groups to answer seemingly impossible questions based on collecting facts and identifying...
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Truth or Lie: Lesson 11

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore fact vs. fiction by completing a graphic organizer. In this journalism lesson plan, 6th graders identify appropriate ways to research a subject by viewing a checklist worksheet. Students reflect upon a Henry David...
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Conceptualizing an Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze information from a variety of sources in order to create a hypothesis about the origin of an interesting family artifact. They create alternative hypotheses based upon available information in order to understand that...
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Combinatorial Chemistry—Chemistry Now

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Finding new drugs has been likened to finding a needle in a haystack. How do pharmaceutical companies do it? One of a small series of four informative leaflets examines combinatorial chemistry, the method at the forefront of new drug...
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Males vs. Females: Sexual Conflict

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The best strategy for a species requires successful breeding, yet males and females often have conflicting goals in the process. The video describes the techniques used by each sex to gain the upper hand in this biological race to...
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Where's My Mummy: Preservation Techniques

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
To observe preservation techniques firsthand, learners dry a flower in sand and compare cucumber slices soaked in salt water for a week with slices left out to dry in the open air. Video resources (not attached) include one about mummies...
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How Do Focus Groups Work?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Do you have a favorite candy bar? Or cereal? Or brand of ice cream? You may be an ideal participant in a focus group! A short, informative video teaches high schoolers about the history of focus groups in both the political and...
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Understanding the Influence of the Media

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Critically analyze advertising techniques, such as circular reasoning, bandwagon, testimonial, and repetition, with worksheets that effectively discuss and illustrate how the media aims to influence.
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Seeing Single Molecules Move

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Seeing is believing! Viewers observe the latest in technology—the ability to watch as a protein molecule searches for the appropriate binding site on a DNA molecule! A short video follows transcription factors SOX2 and OCT4 in their...
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Why Is Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring" Considered a Masterpiece?

For Students 7th - 12th
Johannes Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring is the subject of a short video that asks viewers to consider why the enigmatic painting has captured the attention of so many. Using other Vermeer works to provide a contrast, the narrator...
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Watercolor Project

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Lead your class into watercolor with a well-sequenced plan. Pupils learn about famous watercolorists Winslow Homer and Georgia O'Keeffe and take notes on a presentation about these artists and watercolor techniques. After a teacher...
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Japan: Farmers Face Global Competition

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the history of Japanese farming and current international farming issues. They conduct Internet research, create a chart to illustrate the history of farm products in Japan, and simulate a WTO meeting.
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Mayan Mathematics and Architecture

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
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The race to sequence the human genome

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The world of genetics and DNA is much clearer than it was 25 years ago, in large part due to the success of the Human Genome Project. Watch a short, engaging video about the dueling organizations who raced to be the first to sequence the...
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Classification

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore classification skills used in scientific research. They classify a variety of objects in order to compare and contrast. In addition, they analyze previously collected data in order to place items into meaningful groups.
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Author's Purpose: Research Process/Narrative Writing Techniques

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Determine the author's purpose in writing a memoir. Eighth graders work in groups  to elicit author's purpose in memoirs, taking care to note how subtle the message can be hidden throughout the work. This lesson plan is a good way to...
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Developing Adolescents

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why to young people act the way they do? Scholars investigate the stages of adolescent development incorporating high school psychology techniques. Using research from the American Psychological Association, they uncover the five areas...
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There's More out There Than Just Democrats and Republicans

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the other political parties in the United States. In this American politics lesson, students research minority parties in the country and create PowerPoint presentations that feature their findings....
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Re-Searching

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars take a closer look at the research cycle. In this journalism lesson plan, students discover and practice Internet searching skills. Young scholars use the search techniques discussed to locate information on selected topics. 
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The Notables Network

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the qualities, characteristics, and skills that effective leaders possess. In this leadership qualities lesson, 8th graders research the backgrounds and contributions of world leaders and assess the...
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Election Time Using a Database

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders develop their research skills. In this election lesson, 3rd graders collaborate to research candidate information by using a database.
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Beasts of No Nation: Crash Course Film Criticism

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Beasts of No Nation, a gripping tale of child soldiers, is the focus of an analysis that examines the techniques director Cary Joji Fukunaga uses to create his horrifying yet deeply compassionate film.
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THE RESEARCH PAPER

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete a research paper with the conventions of either the MLA or APA formats. They survey a subject, select a topic, conduct research, develop a plan and write a research paper. In addition, a variety of resources are...
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Transfer Collage

For Teachers 10th
Complete with a vocabulary list, this five-day lesson outline may get you on your way. Your art class will research Collage technique and famous collage artists. They then create a collage using a gel transfer technique. Steps and...
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Games Children Play

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Help your middle schoolers recognize the similarities and differences between the games they play and those played by pioneer children. Using the Internet, they research a game of their choice and discover how it has evolved over time....
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Agriculture and the Government

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars study the government's involvement in the U.S. A's food production and make connections relating to farm programs. In this historical agriculture lesson, students read content and research significant information. Young...
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Global Water Supply Middle School Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 8th
We take a steady shower stream and clean drinking water for granted, but in many countries around the world, the lack of water or a clean water supply is responsible for higher sickness and death rates. Taking a closer look at the water...
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Memory Techniques

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students enhance memorization skills by using the following techniques: acrostics, acronyms, number pictures, spelling memory tips, name pictures, grouping, and journey pegs.
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Microbiology Lesson Plan Aseptic Technique

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners examine the importance of aseptic technique, become familiar with media plates, and general microbiology techniques. They study the benefits and dangers of bacteria and other microorganisms in their lives.
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The Research Question

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students begin the process of completing a research project. Working in groups, students brainstorm various topics for research. After selecting a research topic, students begin to narrow the topic down and create a research question to...
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1968 Project Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Dr. Spock indicted. The USS Pueblo patrol boat is captured. The Nha Trang Tet Offensive. The My Lai Massacre. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated.  Andy Warhol is shot. Robert Kennedy is shot. The Newport Folk Festival. The Chicago...
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Watershed Teacher Field Book

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Maybe you've seen land that is covered in water, not deep enough for a lake or pond, but deep enough that the water stays throughout the year. This area is called a wetland, and during a five-day activity, learners investigate wetlands,...
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The History of Tea

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The mythical story of Shennong, the Chinese inventor of agriculture, introduces a video that traces the history of tea, the various methods of brewing, and the wars sparked by the attempts to prevent the spread of tea growing. 
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Youth Exposure to Advertising and E-Cigarette Use

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Vaping is increasingly popular with young people. Small wonder given the marketing strategies used by the companies that produce E-cigarettes and vaping flavors like menthol, chocolate, and candy. Check out an infographic that identifies...
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How to Grow Your Own Glacier

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know that in some parts of the world that glaciers can be grown? And that grown glaciers can be used to provide irrigation water? The narrator of a fascinating video reveals how growing glaciers can fight climate change. And...
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Think Outside the Box

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Pupils discover the importance of innovation, adaptability, and continuously seeking opportunities for change and growth, as a leader. 
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Textured Landscapes with Grant Wood

For Teachers K - 6th
Explore the world of textured landscapes through the eyes of the famous artist, Grant Wood. Here is an elementary art instructional activity in which scholars learn about Grant Wood's life, view his work, draw their own textured...
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“Ponzi” Pyramid Schemes

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
Use mathematics to show your classes the power of a good model. Young mathematicians analyze the famous Ponzi pyramid scheme using an exponential pattern. They make conclusions on the reliability of the plan and why it is illegal. 
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The Election of 1800

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The election of 1800 provides an opportunity for class members to develop campaign materials for John Adams of the Federalist Party or Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic Republican party. Groups read a brief background article on the...
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Motivating the Population: Propaganda during World War I

For Teachers 11th Standards
How did the government garner support for World War I? As part of a study of The War to End All Wars, class members analyze propaganda posters from the time and identify the persuasive devises use to generate sympathy and support....
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CollegeReview.com

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Build your learners' future careers as statisticians. A project-based lesson asks class membersto develop a formula to rank colleges from a given set of data. They must explain their methods and create a brochure for the ranking company.
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Quotations

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
According to A.A. Milne, "[A] quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself." However, as part of a larger series of handouts discusses, quotations also have the ability to enhance a piece of...
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College Writing

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
No matter how difficult high school writing may seem, college writing presents challenges of its own. The fourth in a series of 24 handouts from The Writing Center at UNC breaks down the expectations for college writing. Scholars learn...
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Teaching Orwell and '1984’ with the New York Times

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Doublethink and alternate facts? Big Brother and Facebook? 1984 and 2019? Sales of 1984 have surged and so has the use of George Orwell's dystopian classic in classrooms. Whether new to teaching the novel or a seasoned veteran you'll...
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Animal Care Facility

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students simulate caring for animals. In this animal care lesson, students role-play taking care of research animals at a laboratory.  Students write an animal care manual.

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