Do the Research: Adolph Hitler Becomes Dictator After Coup
In this research learning exercise, students learn about Adolph Hitler becoming dictator after a coup. Students find information in books or on the Internet. Students then answer 4 general short essay questions.
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Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based instructional activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lending a Hand After 9/11
After a grand discussion about the happenings on September 11th, scholars listen to a tale of a woman who decided to focus her attention on helping the victims of the traumatic day. Inspired by the woman's effort, small groups research...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Chamberlain and Hitler, 1938--What Was Chamberlain Trying To Do?
Explore events prior to World War II. Learners view replicas of authentic photographs and hand written documents representing the viewpoints of Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain. They discuss alternate viewpoints, consider historical...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Asking Probing Questions and Choosing a Research Topic
Begin the writing journey of an evidence-based essay detailing a rule to live by with a variety of activities to familiarize learners with the topic and jump start the brainstorming process. First, pupils take part in an in-depth review...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Which Parts Of The Brain Do What?
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...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Determine a Research Question
After researching a particular topic, your young writers will learn how to determine a focused research question by asking themselves, "What do I want to teach others?" Watch as the narrator demonstrates how to work your way through a...
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Did Dracula Become the World's Most Famous Vampire?
What has copyright law have to do with the Dracula, the most famous vampire in history? Check out the twisted tale of how a fight over the royalty rights to Bram Stoker's novel gave immortality to the blood sucker.
5 mins 6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable