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Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition

For Students 6th - 8th
This activity uses a question and answer format to scaffold students comprehension of a short dialogue about the Chesapeake Bay and its tradition of log canoes. After reading the short passage, students are prompted to find three facts...
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Can You Canoe?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
A neat handout immerses learners in the history of canoe making. After reading, small groups of mini engineers work to craft a canoe that will not be immersed! This is an ideal exercise in engineering design for your STEM curriculum or...
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Canoeing: merit badge

For Students 5th - 12th
In this canoeing worksheet, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about canoeing and safety. Students complete 10 questions total to get their merit badge.
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The Canoe Trip, Variation 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The behavior of a rational function near a vertical asymptote is the focus around this trip up a river. Specifically, numerical and graphical understanding is studied. The canoe context pushes the variables as numbers, rather than as...
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Dripping Along in a Canoe

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students create a painting in the style of Jaune Quick-To-See Smith. In this art history lesson plan, students discuss the painting "Trade Canoe for Don Quixote." They create their own painting in the artist's style by spinning the wet...
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Lesson: Can-Do Canoe

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Collaborative groups work together with a variety of materials to design an eight-inch canoe that floats for at least three minutes. There is no direct instruction involved in this plan, just a list of materials and a procedure for...
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Canoe and Kayak

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students explore canoes and kayaks. In this canoe and kayak lesson, students research the history, parts, and sport of the canoe and kayak.  Students then practice how to use a paddle for each boat, and go on a field trip in order to use...
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A Fair Trade

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine a piece of art to find objects and symbols used by the artist. In this visual art activity, students look at Jaun Quick-to-See Smith's, "Trade Canoe for Don Quixote." They look for symbols and items that show the artists...
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Canoeing

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Young scholarsare shown how to properly hold a canoe paddle. They safely enter and exit a canoe. Students comprehend the different techniques of steering a canoe. They are shown how to paddle a canoe. Young scholars study how canoes were...
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Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, students read a story about log canoes on the Chesapeake Bay and examine the dialogue between characters. Students use the dialogue between the characters to answer five short answer...
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The Canoe Trip, Variation 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your river sportsmen will explore an example of paddling upstream as they build functions modeling speed and time in terms of the speed of the current. They then use their algebraic models to interpret features of the function related to...
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The Tree for a Canoe

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to a presentation given by a local navigator. Working in small groups, they conduct research on how Hawaiians obtain trees suitable for canoes. The groups present their findings to the class and submit individual...
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Lesson: Mixing Metaphors across Current Events and Literature

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Expression, current events, and art can go hand-in-hand. After analyzing a multi-media piece entitled, Trade Canoe for Don Quixote, the class explores their own expressive process. They create collages that show a current event or issue...
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Global Responsibility and the Hawaiian Canoe

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore history of Hokule'a and Hawaiian navigation, use decision tree to identify economic problem, recognize issue of global responsibility, and create action plan appealing to lawmakers or environmental groups.
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How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean?

For Students 3rd - 12th
Imagine sailing around the world, or even around the Pacific Ocean, in an outrigger canoe without the the aid of a GPS? Or a compass? Or even a sextant? The Polynesians did. Find out how with an engaging video that details how they used...
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Care to Canoe?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students experience to balance with another student and maneuver in a two person canoe on still water. They analyze important aspects of canoeing including putting in, portaging and weight distribution. Students discuss the...
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Ghost Canoe

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are read the book "Ghost Canoe" by their teacher. Using a map, they locate the physical characteristics of Washington State and describe how people adapted to their environment before statehood. They discover how people...
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Math Investigation: Make an Add for a Canoe

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this math advertisement investigation worksheet, students research canoes, then make an add for a canoe using as many of the measurement units given as possible. Worksheet is part of the Houghton-Mifflin math series.
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Na Wa'a o Ka Wa Kahiko me Na Wa'a o Keia Ao

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research and discuss how traditional canoes were made and changed over time, identify parts of the canoe using Hawaiian and English vocabulary, and compare and contrast traditional and contemporary canoes.
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Dark Water

For Students 4th - 12th
Dark Water, a documentary about a traditional Chumash ceremony, launches a series of lessons about this tribal nation that inhabited the Channel Islands. The focus of the film is on the recreation of the Tomol Crossing Ceremony where...
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Robinson Crusoe: Novel Study

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want with you? Robinson Crusoe of course! During his years stuck on an island, Crusoe learns to survive by making a canoe, finding food, and living in solitude. Scholars read...
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Voyageur Canoe

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Students are introduced to the fur trade era and the lives of some of its most colorful participants, the voyageurs. They describe the rugged life of the Voyageur. Students interpret the role the fur trade had on the exploration and...
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Concrete Canoes

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore and analyze the relationship of buoyancy and displacement needed to make an object float. They examine various boat designs, then design and build clay and aluminum boats that hold a cargo of marbles.
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Building Boats

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students research different types of boats in various time periods and cultures. Then they locate photographs and information about construction details of one type of boat. Students also use their research as the basis for designing and...
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Cheiftainship / Leadership

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students examine Bill Reid's sculpture "The Black Canoe".They decide which character in the canoe they are most like. Students analyze how their personalities work towards contributing to the group. They explore the moral theme of...
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Canadian Conoe Trip

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research Canadian geography - the land and the bodies of water. They then plan an imaginary canoe trip through six major water bodies in Canada. They conclude the unit of study with a creative story.
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Environment: The River Classroom

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders engage in hands-on experiments and activities dealing with rivers and greenways. They also observe lectures and demonstrations by experts in water and river restoration. Students and teachers participate in canoe trips...
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Pick a Topic, Any Topic

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate the expedition of Lewis and Clarke. In this United States history lesson, students choose a topic from the story to explore, such as the Missouri River, Sacagawea, and dugout canoes. The teacher creates a web on the...
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Native American Food

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss how Native Americans survived and obtained food.  In this Native Americans lesson, 2nd graders watch a PowerPoint on how Native Americans used their environment to find food, discuss how the environment affected...
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ESL Transportation Word Matching Worksheet

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this ESL transportation word matching worksheet, students examine black-line pictures of vehicles. They match the picture with the word that names it, such as a sailboat, a train, a motorcycle, or a canoe.
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Finding Things That Are Different in a Picture

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this visual discrimination worksheet, students study a picture of animals who are on a camping and canoeing trip. Students look at the next picture and find and circle the six things that are different from the first picture.
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Social Studies: The Lewis and Clark Trail Today

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students locate present-day towns along the Lewis and Clark Trail and compare them to towns in 1800, 1900, and 2,000. Working in groups, they conduct Intenet research to locate the wons along the trail and research their history and...
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Lewis & Clark

For Students 5th - 8th
In this US History word search worksheet, students identify and locate vocabulary terms and names related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. There are 18 words located in the puzzle.
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Living with the Heat

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young oceanographers study the Submarine Ring of Fire, which is a series of deep-water volcanic vents that come up from the ocean floor. Learners take a close look at the unique ecosystems that are associated with these areas, how these...
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Where Did They Come From?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Give science learners nine questions about the biogeography of hydrothermal vents and turn them loose to research this fascinating habitat. Working in cooperative groups, they prepare a report that addresses each of the questions. A...
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Roots of the Mariana Arc

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Plumb the depths of the Submarine Ring of Fire and explore seismic waves with this lesson plan. Junior geologists simulate s-waves and p-waves, calculate their speeds, and then apply the data to discover the material that makes up inner...
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Captain John Smith's Shallop

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Young explorers, all aboard the shallop to discover how early European explorers would navigate the American coastline to find resources, map terrain, and trade with Native American tribes.
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"Once More to the Lake" by E.B. White

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Revisit your own childhood memories of long summers and lakeside fun with E.B. White's essay, "Once More to the Lake." Included here is the actual text as well as a series of short-answer questions that follow. Not only do readers study...
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Eastern Woodland Natives

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Supplement your social studies instruction with a reading passage about the Eastern Woodlands. After reading the passage, learners respond to five related questions.
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Outdoor Education Map

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Sixth graders mark activity stations and locations of important buildings on a grid map of an outdoor education school. This is a practical application for the skill of graphing points in the four quadrants of the coordinate plane.
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March

For Students 3rd - 5th
Make March math month with a spring-themed set of 20 daily problems that involve fractions, time, problem solving, logical reasoning, permutations, number operations, decimals, measurement, graphs, maps, geometry, and statistics. It's...
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Writing Constraints

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Use this resource to present your number crunchers with how to write a constraint equation and to determine viable solutions. The price of an object limits the amount that can be purchased. The speed at which you walk limits the number...
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The Volcano Factory

For Teachers 5th - 6th
The tectonic processes that have resulted in the formation of the Marianas Arc, and the Marianas Trench are explored. Groups of pupils access websites that give them a wealth of information about these formations. Each group must prepare...
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What's for Dinner?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
View a video presentation comparing chemosynthesis to photosynthesis. Review the findings of the 2004 Ring of Fire Expedition that studied biological communities around the hydrothermal vents of the Mariana Arc. In collaborative groups,...
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Hydrothermal Vent Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Give our ocean voyagers the "Hydrothermal Vent Challenge!" It is a worksheet that guides them through an exploration of hydrothermal vents and the chemical reactions that occur when lava meets seawater. Using a collection of websites,...
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Evaluating the Strength of Scientific Evidence: The Rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A happy discovery occurred in Arkansas in 2004: a woodpecker, believed to be extinct since the 1940s, reappeared! Or did it? Middle to high school ecologists examine scientific evidence and use critical-thinking skills to determine...
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Crossword: Afternoon on the Amazon

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this literature worksheet, students read 20 clues pertaining to the book Afternoon on the Amazon. Students fit their answers in a crossword puzzle. There is no word bank.
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Direct Quotations and Dialogue

For Students 3rd - 5th
Get to talking about punctuating direct quotes and dialogue. Learners rewrite sentences applying reviewed information about usage of quotation marks and ending punctuation marks. They compose a total of seven sentences.
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Problem-Solving Application: Use a Schedule - Practice 12.6

For Students 3rd - 4th
Use the summer camp schedule to answer the four word problems provided. Elapsed time problems are the focus, and there is an area next to each problem to show work. 
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Go for the Gold!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young athletes practice various locomotor movements. They use locomotor skills as directed by the teacher to move between "Olympic rings" (hula hoops). Students participate in a discussion about Olympic events prior to playing the game.
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The Biggest Plates on Earth

For Teachers 5th - 6th
The best part about teaching guides is all the great information you can use to inform your class. They infer what type of boundary exists between two tectonic plates. Then, using given information on earthquakes and volcanism they'll...
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A Critical Look at Aboriginal Art

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students observe art from different Aboriginal cultures.  In this art evaluation instructional activity, students discover the different traditions of cultures from the Pacific North West.  Students judge the art from these cultures with...
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The Role of the Media in the Presidency

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Examine and discuss the role the media plays in the United States presidency. Begin by listening to one of Roosevelt's Fireside Chats (link to audio provided). As a class, respond to anticipatory questions, then proceed to read...
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Creating Climographs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use satellite data to compare precipitation and surface temperatures on different islands.  In this satellite lesson students create graphs and explain the differences between weather and climate. 
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Saving Sturgeon

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Marine biology apprentices interpret data of sturgeon interaction with gill nets. They use the data to calculate the percentage of fish entangled in each twine size to discover if there is any correlation. This is a valuable exercise in...
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What Unit of Measurement?

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
If you're measuring a bicycle, would you use inches, feet, or yards? What about when you measure a shoe, or a flagpole? Explore measurement with this worksheet, which prompts third graders to use their critical-thinking skills. Three...
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Oral Practice

For Students 6th - 8th
Beginning French speakers need oral practice! Create partner pairs and distribute a copy of this packet to each group. As partner A reads a question, partner B uses the picture clues to craft an answer. Then, partner B reads a question,...
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Island of the Blue Dolphins Final Project

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As your class finishes its reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins, allow your students to choose from this list of final projects. From creating a shoebox museum or researching modern day survival stories, to writing a diary or newspaper...
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Plan an Adventure

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
For kids, taking a vacation is all fun and games, but after completing this pre-algebra project, they'll have a whole new appreciation for the planning that makes these trips possible. Given a budget of $5,000 to spend on purchasing the...
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The Letter C Song

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
The "cute and curvy" letter C is showcased in a video that sings all about words that begin with C. Sung to calypso-style music, you won't be able to help but to dance along.
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Exploring Exploring

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
The reason people first began trading was because of their desires for objects other societies possessed. In the activity, classes discuss why exploration has been a common thread in all societies and where these desires have taken...
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Boat Building Challenge

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars build a boat using an assortment of materials such as foam plates, aluminum foil, and skewers, then test its buoyancy with pennies. Challenge boat builders to construct the strongest or fastest boat in a healthy competition with...
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An Honestly Fun Camp

For Students 4th Standards
Six short answer questions challenge scholars to show what they know after reading a passage about a boy not so keen on his first trip to summer camp. 
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English Language Arts Examination: August 2017

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Reading and comprehending a poem is a lot different than doing the same for a piece of fiction or an informational text. As part of a sample English language arts examination, readers put their skills to the test by reading passages in...
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Northwest Connections

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students compare and contrast where they live in Hawaii to the Makah Indian Reservation in Neah Bay, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula, then make a Venn Diagram after hearing two stories dealing with the Trickster type characters of...
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The Yum -Yum Tree Dilemma

For Students 4th - 5th
In this problem solving activity, students read a fictional passage about a tribe of people who need to gather wood from a particular tree. There are natural barriers to this task as well as vicious enemies to avoid. Students problem...
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Town Meeting - Direct Representation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners answer the question, "Should the town of Twin Cheeks ban motorized rentals on Thome Lake?" They explore the political, personal, and economic issues involved in making this decision as they assume different roles in this...
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It's Going to Blow Up!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Get your ocean explorers online, reading articles about submarine volcanoes. They answer a series of questions and take a geometery challenge in which they calculate how much of a volcano has been blown away. Make sure to explore several...
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Mystery of the Megaplume

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Read through the extensive background information and then lead your geology or physical oceanography class through an investigation of actual temperature anomaly data from the Juan de Fuca ridge. They translate the data onto a plot,...
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To Tell The Truth

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a faux ivory napkin ring using art supplies and knowledge gained from in-class discussions and teacher supplied information in this art lesson easily adaptable to a Social Studies or Language Arts classroom.
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Exploring the History of the I&M Canal

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students examine the building of the I & M canal in Chicago. Using the internet, they research the lives of the individuals who worked on the construction and develop a timeline of events. They explore the impact of the canal on...
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Word Problems: Distance = Rate x Time

For Teachers 9th - 11th
In this word problem worksheet, students read word problems, and set the information into the distance formula. They solve the formula to determine the distance, rate and time. This two-page worksheet contains six problems, with answers.
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The Birchbark House: Chapters 7 & 8

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In this comprehension check worksheet, students respond to 20 short answer questions covering chapters 7-8 of The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich.
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Commas Within Sentences

For Students 3rd - 10th
A quick comma review worksheet summarizes four primary rules of comma usage in sentences. Then your young editors enforce the rules by rewriting eight sentences with comma errors corrected. Graphic design is clean and well-organized. 
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Toward a Sustainable Agriculture

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Your class considers a case study of a sustainable agro-ecosystem and view a PowerPoint presentation about a sustainable farm. They complete a case study worksheet. Extension activities are included.
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Poetry: When the Rain Sings Poems by Young Native Americans

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Poetry can express feelings, values, and culture; it also provides insight into a time and place. Young analysts discuss the meanings of several poems from a collection of Native American works entitled, When the Rain Sings. They then...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Building Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th
Build wilderness vocabulary and teach sixth graders how to use the words in sentences! In this ELD vocabulary lesson plan, learners watch a film which includes all of the wilderness/forest vocabulary that is included in the lesson. They...
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Romans of the New World

For Students 8th - 11th
Who were the Iroquois, and how did they compare with the Romans? Attached is a three-page article and a set of accompanying questions. Only four questions are included, but you could require your readers to write two or three...
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Sunken Millions: The Way West

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Recover sunken treasure with this interactive PowerPoint! Break your class into two teams: the divers and the surfers. They'll work together to answer 20 multiple choice questions, reviewing major events that occurred during the 1800s....
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ELD Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th
Take a trip to the outdoors with this ELD lesson. After watching a video about the forest (not included in the lesson), pupils practice defining a list of given words about the wilderness. Teachers can alter these words based on his or...
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What Are They Made Of?

For Students 6th - 8th
After a lesson on scientific materials, your ESL middle schoolers can practice their knowledge by matching nine pictures to their corresponding materials (windows to glass, etc). Additionally, students can compose their own sentences...
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Vocabulary: Identify and Define Multiple Meaning Words in Context

For Teachers 1st
Context can make all the difference. Early readers discover the importance and usefulness of context by examining the word bark in a variety of sentences. Each sentence provides learners with a context they can use to determine the...
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Olympic Lingo

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Instead of bingo, why not play some Lingo? This vocabulary game is just like bingo, but it's all about words and focuses on building vocabulary. The resource provides a blank Lingo card, a filled-in sample, and a vocabulary list. All of...
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Earth Origami

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After reading a brief history of Carl Skalak's journey on the open waters, scholars make a three-dimensional model of the Earth out of an Origami balloon using a printable decorated as the Earth.
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Making Sentences Smoother

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this making sentences smoother worksheet, students replace nouns with pronouns to make paragraphs flow better. Students replace underlined nouns with pronouns, and write a descriptive paragraph to write eight answers.
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Real-Life History

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students collect artifacts which are part of their family/community history. They gather at home and share in the classroom at a specified time when extra care and supervision might be provided.
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Water-The Liquid Gold

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars investigate the necessity of water for the survival of plants, animals, and people. They explore the affect that water has on human and natural environments through literature, field trips, and discussions.
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Getting a Sense of Time

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners gain an appreciation for geologic and historic time. They gain a general amount of information of the development of hte Chicago area, with particular attention given to the role of the Chicago River. Students contruct a time...
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Density - An Introduction

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students experiment with objects of different densities. In this density lesson, students examine same-sized objects with different weights, then look at a teacher explanation of density. Students make wave bottles and a density jar to...
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Songs, Myths and Games

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders recognize that the Ojibwa lived in a serene environment which shows in their legends. In this songs, myths and games lesson, 4th graders recognize characteristics of the Ojibwas culture through the study of their games,...
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The Pearl Quiz

For Students 7th - 11th
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about John Steinbeck's The Pearl. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Typee Quiz

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Herman Melville's Typee. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Pearl by John Steinbeck

For Students 9th - 12th
In this literature learning exercise, high schoolers respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about The Pearl. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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How to Build a Sailboat!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners research and create a design for a sailboat.  In this sailboat lesson, students build and label the parts of the sailboat and testing the sails for which sails work best.
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Machines: Designing Form and Function

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students design a boat model with simplified steam engine. In this ecology lesson, students compare renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. They determine the efficiency of their boat model.
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STRANDED

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars identify the basic economic problem by finding specific examples that occur in society during the survival activity, state the three fundamental questions that every society must answer, and recognize that people try to...
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Transportation of the Tribes

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders compare the transportation system of the Eastern Woodland Indian Tribe and the Plains Indian Tribe. They use a chart imbedded in this lesson to further their understanding of the Plains Indians, then engage in a craft...
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Lesson 1: The Creek War - Return to Nativism or International Pawn? Religious War or International Conflict?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the countries and peoples involved in the Creek Indian War. They study the complex relationships between American and European settlers and the native Alabamians in the early 19th Century.
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Newton Gets Me Moving

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss Newton's laws of motion. The conduct motion experiments by building "Newton Rocket Cars" from assorted materials. They propel the cars with rubber bands and wooden blocks and record the distance traveled on data sheets.
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Rocket Me into Space

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars engage in a lesson plan that reinforces rockets as a vehicle that helps us explore outside the Earth's atmosphere by using the principles of Newton's third law of motion. Also, the principles that engineers deal with when...
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We Are Reflections of Canada - Our People, Our Places, And Our Landscape

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover that they are active participants in Canadian culture. They engage in investigation of the past and various symbols of Canada. They explore their concept of culture and demonstrate an understanding of culture...
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Contemporary: An Alternative Magazine

For Teachers 8th
Students create a magazine that is circulated in an alternative format. They design each issue in the form of a student-created box. They explore issues relating to experiences of young people in different times and places.
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One Room Many Minds

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the ways in which one room schoolhouses were an integral part of Canadian society. They explore the economic, geographic, and cultural contributions to their establishment and speculate about and compare education...
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Managing the Everglades Ecosystem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the Everglades ecosystem using the Internet. To develop a picture about conservation of resources in the context of the Everglades. Explore relationships between species and habitats. Develop an idea of how human...
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Taha Moana - The Sea

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discuss language, meanings and ideas in a range of texts related to the sea. They write instructions, explanations, arguments and factual accounts, express personal viewpoints on topics related to the sea.
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Rivers Through Time

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars read or have the book A River Ran Wild read to them. They discuss and reflect on the messages presented in the book. Students use their listening comprehension skills to draw conclusions. Young scholars articulate several...
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First Nations vs. Euro-Americans

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars analyze primary and secondary source documents to help them describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the American Indians and new settlers. Then, students analyze the purpose, challenges, and economic...
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Muddy Water

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students collect data on the turbidity of water.  In this data collection on the turbidity of water lesson, students record the amount of light passing through a water sample.  Students add dirt 10 grams at a time to the water and record...
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Motion Problems

For Students 11th - 12th
In this motion problem worksheet, students read story problems, write equations, and determine the speed, distance or time objects travel. They determine when two objects, traveling in opposite directions, meet, This three-page...
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Sentence Structure - Patterns

For Students 8th - 11th
In this grammar worksheet, students join each simple sentence into a complex sentence by adding words to make one sentence of each pair an adverbial or relative clause.
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The Expedition Gets Underway

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Lewis and Clark Expedition worksheet, students read for information and complete comprehension activities. In this fill in the chart, journal entry, and multiple choice worksheet, students answer twenty questions.
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On to the Great Falls

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Great Falls activity, students read for information and complete comprehension activities. In this true and false, fill in the bank, and essay activity, students write answers to fifteen questions.
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National Parks: So Much to Do, So Much to See!

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this National Parks: so much to do, so much to see worksheet, students observe pictures for clues and match the written activities to the National Parks where the activities take place. Students match five pictures and activities.
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The River and Lake States

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this geography worksheet, students read a 3 page information text about the history, climate, resources and economy of the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes. Students then answer 10 multiple choice questions.
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Sport Order

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this alphabetical order worksheet, students read about how to put words in order when the beginning letters are the same. Students look at 8 pairs of words (names of sports) that begin with the same letter. Students circle the word...
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Transportation

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore a poster and listen to and practice with transportation words. In this ESL lesson, students use the vocabulary words in context, role play, and make a map for vocabulary reinforcement.
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Transportation

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore a poster and listen to and practice with transportation words. In this ESL lesson, students use the vocabulary words in context, role play, and make a map for vocabulary reinforcement.
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners explore the concepts of force and effort by observing simple machines. In this physics lesson, students attempt to sharpen a pencil without any help, bite into an orange with their lips curled over their teeth, and other...
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Phonics: long a and o digraphs: Danger - Icebergs!

For Students 2nd
In this long a and o digraphs worksheet, 2nd graders fill in the blank for the correct word that goes into sentences from the story Danger - Icebergs! Students fill in the blank for 10 sentences.
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Translating pictures

For Students 5th - 8th
In this translating instructional activity, students look at pictures and write down what the picture is in their language and what it is in English. Students translate 15 pictures.
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A Trip to St. Michael's

For Students 6th - 9th
In this earth science worksheet, learners read a 5 journal entries and illustrate how the places look based on the journal description.
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Sort it Out- Transportation: Is it the 19th or 20th Century?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders sort pictures of types of transportation. In this turn of the century lesson, 5th graders view pictures of transportation from the 19th and 20th centuries, sort the pictures into their appropriate category, and complete a...
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Biomes: Land of the Inuit

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study Inuit and their ancestors.  In this biomes lesson plan students study the relationship between the Inuit and their environment and create a class art gallery.
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Western Red Cedar

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore the First Nations uses of the Western Cedar tree. For this nature lesson students compare and identify four conifer species. The students go on a nature walk.
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Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Students 6th - 12th
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Comprehension Assessment

For Students 5th
In this comprehension activity, 5th graders read a passage and answer questions about what they read. The students focus on inference and the author's purpose.
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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 12 multiple choice questions about Melville's Moby-Dick. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Pearl by John Steinbeck

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions about Steinbeck's The Pearl. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 12 multiple choice questions based on Robinson Crusoe. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Sixth Grade Mathematics Quiz

For Students 6th
In this math worksheet, 6th graders complete multiple choice questions about variables, money, weight, and more. Students complete 15 questions.
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Keep In Touch: Communications and Satellites

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore communications by reading assigned space science text. In this satellite lesson, 4th graders identify the concept of orbiting and examine gravitational pull by viewing diagrams. Students are assessed based on...
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Newton Gets Me Moving

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders experiment with Newton's three laws of motion.  For this motion lesson, 4th graders explore the three laws of motion and then work in small groups collaborating while experimenting with these laws. Numerous resources are...
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American Indians Heritage Series: The Tlingit's

For Teachers K
Students study the Native American culture of the Tlingits and discuss relevant information regarding their way of life. Students create their own musical Tlingit rattles using toilet paper rolls and rice. They make and decorate their...
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Human-Environment Interaction of Southeast Asia, Oceania, And Antarctica

For Students 6th - 8th
For this geography worksheet, learners read about the human-environment interaction of Southeast Asia, Oceania and Antarctica. Students take notes and answer 3 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
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Dell House Dig

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students demonstrate basic procedures for archeological excavations. They participate in an archaeological dig exploration off of Blackhawk Island in the Wisconsin River where the Dell House once stood.
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A Trip to St. Michaels

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this St. Michaels instructional activity, students draw pictures next to the journal entry of someone visiting St. Michaels, Maryland. Students draw 5 pictures total.
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Topic Books: Transport

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this ESL transportation worksheet, students assemble the booklet and read about different methods of transportation. Students then respond to 8 true or false questions, 1 short answer question, and 4 matching questions regarding the...
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Language Arts Quiz B-Grade 4

For Students 4th
In this grade 4 language arts quiz learning exercise, 4th graders complete a 15 question multiple choice quiz covering a variety of grade 4 concepts. 
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Indian Legend

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Indian legend worksheet, students read a text on 2 Indian tribes that did not like each other and then answer 1 short answer question at the end of the worksheet.
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Rescuing Mr. Black

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners explore reading comprehension by analyzing a book title. In this story structure lesson, students read the title of the book Rescuing Mr. Black and discuss what this may be referring to. Learners complete vocabulary activities...
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Scarcity Float Trip

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore the concepts of scarcity, resources, and choices and list supplies they would bring along with them on a float trip. They write a response in their journal concerning the topics of scarcity, resources and choices.
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Abenakis Before Contact: Different Worlds Meet

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Pupils study the lives of the Abenaki before contact with Europeans and how their lives changed after contact with the Europeans.
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Father Jacques Marquette, 1673

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research and chart Marquette's and Jolliet's expedition of the Great Lakes and Wisconsin region. They summarize their findings contained in the explorers' journals.
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Issues of Gender

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students develop their own orginal artwork that represents their own ideas about gender. In groups, they discuss and design a tableaux that shows society's view on gender over time. Using any item in popular culture, they discuss what...
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Oceania

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, students read about the culture, economics, and life of Oceania. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
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Dimensional Analysis

For Students 7th - 10th
In this word problem worksheet, students use the factor label to solve the 5 word problems. Students must state what they have, what they are looking for, and then the conversion factor they will use to solve the problem.
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Explore Area: Problem Solving 17.3

For Students 4th - 5th
In this area worksheet, learners solve 5 problem solving questions pertaining to the area of different merit patches. Students solve and label their answers in square units.
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Literacy By Design: Theme 1

For Students 4th - 5th
In these literacy and word usage worksheets, students complete eight pages of activities that help them spell and use the following literacy tools: short vowels, initial consonants, consonant blends, and word families.
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Powhatan Gender Roles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this Powhatan gender roles worksheet, young scholars read a 4-page selection regarding the gender roles in Powhatan culture. Students discuss the selection.
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Zoom-In: Muir Glacier

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore Muir Glacier. In this geology skills lesson plan, 5th graders examine primary sources available from the Library of Congress that require them to recall the role that glaciers play in the rock cycle. 
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On The Lake

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book On The Lake. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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Aerobic and Anaerobic Microbe Analysis in a Subarctic Setting

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate the relationships between protozoa, algae and monera in freshwater, shoreline soil, and reindeer rumen. They publish reports of their findings.
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Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students to imagine themselves in this situation: "You are stranded alone on an island that is surrounded by salt water. There are animals on the island, but you have no weapons to hunt them or tools to fish. You have only the clothes on...
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Transportation

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students learn all about how people and products get from place to place.
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Native Americans Dramatic Play

For Teachers K
Students explore Native Americans, specifically their homes and how they survived, through fun, dramatic play centers.
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SHARK BODY PARTS

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners list all the parts on the shark and label a diagram of the shark anatomy. They define the words, "gill and fin" and describe what they are used for.
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More Than a Campground

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders participate in a class disucssion on the term "habitat". The class brainstorms on what makes a national park special. In small groups, they research a a national park and create a mural depicting those factors that make...
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Rendezvous

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research the Rendezvous. They then set up bartering stations for students from other classes to visit.
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5 More Ways to Have a Safe, Fun-Filled Summer!

For Teachers K - 5th
Students review and discuss five important summer safety tips.
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All About Trees

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine the artwork of Robert Harris and discuss how trees are an important part of their lives. In groups, they discover how people's use of the environment has changed over time and describe the climate and vegetation...
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Community and Me

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students continue to examine the concept of communities. In groups, they identify and create a list of their needs and wants and create artwork showing their community working properly. They describe the differences in communities...
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Inhale the Colour of Life

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students view examples of portraits noting how the colors used make them feel. Using the same portrait, they redo them using different colors and then compare and contrast the first painting and second one in regards to how it makes...
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Forest Stewardship

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students define the term forest stewardship and they identify good forest stewardship practices. They are asked:"Does anyone enjoy spending time in the woods?" Students identify techniques of practicing good forest stewardship (taking...
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Nazi Ideology and Attacks on Jews

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars discover the methods used by the Nazis to attack Jews. In this Holocaust lesson, students read excerpts of accounts from survivors of the Holocaust and examine propaganda used by the Nazis to perpetuate injustice. Young...
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Cataracts of the Nile Reviewing Egyptian History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars investigate and answer questions about the people, places, and events of ancient Egypt and their contributions to world civilization. In small groups they participate in a game answering review questions about ancient...
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VS.3g

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore describing the interactions between the English settlers and the Powhatan people. They include the contributions of the Powhatan's to the survival of the settlers and review how the Powhatan people and the English...
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Dell House Dig

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners experience an archaeological dig exploring off the shore of Black Hawk Island and Wisconsin River. They study in the same place where the infamous Dell House once stood. Dell House and its historical significance is reviewed...
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Word Unscramble: Book- Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Island of the Blue Dolphins worksheet, students survey how to unscramble twenty five words associated with the novel.
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First Nations

For Students 9th - 12th
In this social studies worksheet, students find the words that name some of the first nations in the world. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Camping Word List

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this vocabulary learning exercise, students examine a word bank pertaining to camping. Students study the 24 words. There are no directions on the page, but students could use this as a tool in writing.
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Newton's Third Law

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Newton's Third Law learning exercise, students complete a table identifying the action force and reaction force of several examples. Students demonstrate a basic understanding of Newton's Third Law by filling in missing blanks...
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Fishing on the Lake

For Students 7th - 9th
In this fishing on the lake worksheet, students brainstorm and discuss thirty two terms associated with fishing on a lake and then locate and circle the terms in a word search puzzle.
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The Language of Algebra

For Students 6th - 8th
In this math worksheet, students look for the answers to the word problems after converting the language into algebraic expressions.
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Applications with Motion: Extra Practice 33

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In this math worksheet, students solve seven problems using the formula for speed, distance, and time. Students use a table to elicit the system of equations, and solve them using either combining techniques or substitution.
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The Sustainable Olympics

For Students 5th - 6th
In this sustainable Olympics worksheet, students utilize a large map of the British Isles, map scale a long piece of string to calculate the approximate distance between their school and 8 locations where some of the Olympic events may...
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Squares

For Students 10th
In this squares worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 7 various types of problems. First, they divide a product of one with a square of the other. Then, students find the dimensions of a rectangle that will maximize the area. In...
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The Pearl Activity Worksheet and Progress Test

For Students 6th - 12th
In this The Pearl activity and progress test instructional activity, students respond to a total of 21 short answer, multiple choice, matching, and fill-in-the-blank questions pertaining to John Steinbeck's The Pearl.
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Letter Pronunciation - C Sound

For Students 1st
In this letter "c" learning exercise, 1st graders circle the word that best describes the 7 pictures from the word bank and writes a sentence using the word.
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Write a Sentence

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this writing sentences worksheet, students use the nouns, verbs, and adjectives listed to help them write some sentences about the scene pictured. Lines are provided.
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Make Choices: Lists, Tree Diagrams, Multiplication

For Students 4th - 5th
In this making choices worksheet, students are given problems that include 2 sets of information. Students make a list and a tree diagram to show all their possible choices. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
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Read and Make Double Line Graphs: Homework

For Students 4th - 5th
In this double line graph worksheet, students read the steps to making a double line graph, then use data in a given table to make a graph and answer related questions. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
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Using Examples

For Students 5th
In this social studies and writing worksheet, 5th graders read 12 pairs of sentences. They determine the example that is given in the second sentence, before underlining the words in the first sentence to which the example refers.
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A Trip Down the River

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this vocabulary and reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short selection. Students look back at the selection to determine the meaning of 5 words.
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Explore Area

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this exploring area worksheet, students sharpen their problem solving skills as they solve 6 story problems using the provided diagrams.
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It looks Like Champagne

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners interpret phase diagrams and explain the meaning of vocabulary words.  In this ocean explorer lesson students describe two uses of super-critical carbon dioxide. 
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What's The Difference?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify geologic features that are associated with volcanoes.  In this volcanic exploration lesson students compare and contrast convergent and divergent volcanoes and are able to explain why some erupt more explosively.
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Going to Extremes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners compare and contrast Archaea with bacteria and other organisms.  In this ocean lesson students complete diagrams.
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It's a Gas! Or is it?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students describe the effects of temperature and pressure on solubility of gases and other materials.  In this investigative lesson students read an article and answer questions about it. 
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Where There's Smoke......

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use fundamental relationships between melting points, boiling points, solubility, temperature and pressure to develop explanations.  In this chemistry lesson students complete an activity. 
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Unexplored!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners explore volcanoes.  In this deep sea volcano lesson students complete a worksheet and various activities.
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My Friend, The Volcano

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students describe the positive impacts of volcanic activity on marine ecosystems. In this volcano lesson students explore the process that causes volcanic activity along the Mariana and Kermadec Island Arcs.
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Native Americans: Origins

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this Native Americans worksheet, learners read about the origins of the Native Americans and the discovery of North America. Students also read about the arrival of the Europeans to the continent and the Plains Indians.
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Martin Puryear's Ladder for Booker T. Washington

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the art of Martin Puryear. In this visual arts lesson, students analyze the sculpture "Ladder for Booker T. Washington". Students consider how the sculpture reflects the life and contributions of Booker T. Washington....
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Virginia: Reading Comprehension

For Students 4th - 7th
In this Virginia reading comprehension worksheet, students read a multiple-page selection regarding the state and then respond to 10 true or false questions.
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Hivernants: The Wintering Voyageurs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the history of fur posts in North America. In this North American history lesson, students apply skills of historical interpretation by collecting and analyzing data from historic sources on the fur trade expansion.
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Food: The Ojibwa and Voyageurs

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine food eaten by the people of the Ojibwa and Voyageur tribes. In this healthy eating lesson, students analyze the food choices of those who lived here before us. Then, students consider how our food choices are different...
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Tin Can Telephone

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students make telephones. For this visual arts lesson, students follow the provided steps to create their own tin can telephones.
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Pet Rock Necklace

For Teachers K - 7th
Students create pet rock necklaces. For this craft activity lesson, students tie a wire around the rock and then paint the rock with a face. Students then add beads and a rope to create a pet rock necklace.
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Camp Out

For Students 4th - 6th
In this reading tables worksheet, students read a table regarding camping activities. Students respond to 6 questions regarding the data.
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You Gotta Know the Territory

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Pupils examine the relationship between Native Americans and those who settled the Iowa territory. For this Iowa history lesson, students investigate the process for settling the territory and how intercultural relationships developed...

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