Into the Future
Fourth graders investigate how new inventions and technology change how we live.
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Your Digital Footprint: Leaving a Mark
A digital footprint is the trail of personal information that comes from purchasing online, tagging friends in photos, blogging, and using social media. Kids discuss what information can be tracked, privacy, and what your digital...
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based lesson. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about different...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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Promote responsibility and camaraderie with 10 lessons on conflict resolution. Learners define conflict and teach ways to resolve it. Each lesson provides an activity and scenario for role play, and lends itself to discussion among peers...
3rd - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Researching and Note-Taking: Building Expertise About a Colonial Trade
Building on the previous instructional activity in this unit on colonial trade, the ninth instructional activity has young experts continuing their research and writing summaries of the information they find. To begin, children...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Specific Skill: I Can Listen Attentively
Practice makes proficient. Scholars practice how to be attentive listeners, a skill that is imperative in and outside the classroom. The listening skills lesson is divided into sections: Tell, Show, Practice, Feedback, and Re-teach.
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Note-Taking: K.I.S.S. "Keep It Short and Simple"
Note-taking is an essential study skill, and it needs to be taught! In the context of a research project on energy sources, learners find multiple sources, evaluating, paraphrasing, and citing them correctly. Two lists with note-taking...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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4th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable