A Shuttle's Eye View
Students explore the goals of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission as a springboard to exploring the topographical features of their own state or region. They synthesize their understanding of landforms and topography by mapping their region.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 33 Downloads
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: What Is a Movie?
Watching is not the same as seeing. Transform viewers from passive watchers to active students of film with this 34-page packet, filled with lessons and activities that use Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to examine the technology, the...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Different Kind of Rock Star: Part 2
Students examine our society's fascination with Mars. In this journalism lesson students read an article that outlines the various ways Mars has captured our imagination and are given topics for discussion and a chart to complete.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Study of Jon Stewart’s Comedy on America
What do your pupils think of the state of news casting in the United States? Find out with the materials and plan provided here. The resource includes a journal prompt, several reading selections, an essay prompt, a model essay, a...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Great Explorations: To the End of the Earth and Beyond
Learners analyze the factors that affect exploration such as religion, trade, territorial expansion, and science. In this Great Explorations lesson, students determine the names of famous explorers as well as their routes and...
5th - 9th Science
Just a "Fellow Traveler" in the Human Experience
Students connect the events of early space exploration to their lives today. After viewing a teacher created gallery, they discuss how the launch of Sputnik and how space exploration in general has positively or negatively affected...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Companies Racing to Build Electric Car
Students examine how they use batteries, then read a news article about how cars are being designed to use batteries. In this current events lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History