The Simple Steps of Rube Goldberg
Young scholars use the Internet to research the life and inventions of Rube Goldberg. They prepare PowerPoint presentations of their research and take care to include the proper citation of any Internet sources that were used.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills 6 Views 53 Downloads
The Freedom Rides of 1961
Young historians explore the Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement with an engaging PowerPoint presentation, primary and secondary source analysis, and a viewing of a PBS documentary called "Freedom Riders." They will conclude by...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying High-Quality Sites
Use a Huffington Post article focused on false pictures of Hurricane Sandy to launch a discussion about the reliability of online information. Groups compare and contrast how print and broadcast media regulate data gathering with the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Researching to Deepen Understanding: Research Framework
The middle schoolers in your class have lots of experience typing questions into search engines. Take their questions to the next level with a unit focused on inquiry-based research. As pupils choose the topic for inquiry, gather...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Listening Closely and Taking Notes in Expert Groups: Colonial Trade Podcast
The twelfth lesson of this unit builds on the skills developed in the previous lesson, as fourth graders continue their quest to become experts on colonial trade by listening to interviews with historical re-enactors. This activity...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Decoding the First Alphabets: Not as Simple as A, B, C
Explore early writing systems and their significance in understanding the development of past civilizations. In groups, learners research early writing systems and then present their findings to the rest of the class. They teach their...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book...
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing
Plagiarism, copyright, and fair use are the focus of a three-part instructional activity designed to inform scholars of how to properly cite others' work. First, pupils use a KWL chart to begin thinking and discussing plagiarism. They...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Researching Cause and Effects
Demonstrate for young researchers how to use a cause and effect graphic organizer to assist in analyzing and organizing data. Included with the resource are detailed directions, a completed model, and a blank template. Adaptations,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed