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Advanced Sentence Completion 7

For Teachers 8th - 12th
In this advanced sentence completion worksheet, learners choose the best word(s) to complete each sentence. Students must fill more than one blank per sentence in some instances.
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How to Write a Presidential Resignation Letter

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine President Nixon's exit from office. In this presidential resignation lesson, students write their own letters of resignation from Nixon's perspective based on what they know about the circumstances of the event. Students...
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Literature-based Skill Building: Holes by Louis Sachar

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students answer 8 short essay questions about Chapters 31 to 34 in the book called Holes by Louis Sachar.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Taking Action

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students create a human rights project based on their lesson with Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. For this human rights lesson, students participate in a humanitarian gesture as volunteers by creating a human rights...
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Advanced Sentence Completion: 8

For Students 6th - 12th
In this sentence completion instructional activity, students fill in the blank for the correct words for each sentence. Students complete 10 multiple choice questions. Click on "show all" to see the rest of the instructional activity.
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The Gold Rush: Hiking Historical Trails

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners visit gold fields. In this Canadian history lesson, students research the Gold Rush of Harrison Lake and then take a trip to the mines and hike the area. Learners pan for gold, read Gold Rush literature, and participate in other...
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The Trumpet of the Swan

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the human body by analyzing fictional characters. In this physical disability lesson, 4th graders define a list of physical vocabulary terms used in the story The Trumpet of the Swan. Students read the story with...
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Wanted Dead or Alive: The Entrepreneur of the Year

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate entrepreneurship as it relates to careers. In this career planning lesson, students create goals leading up to their career of choice. They identify the characteristics necessary ti be successful in the...
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Amazing Grace

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners read the story Amazing Grace and complete discussions questions as they read the story. In this comprehension lesson plan, students also make costumes, write a play, and make an accordion booklet.
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The Little Engine That Could

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students read the story The Little Engine That Could and complete discussions questions as they read the story. In this comprehension lesson plan, students also complete a story map, and make a list of goals for themselves.
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Making a Difference Globally

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover what the common good is and how to be a part of it. In this community lesson, students discuss the war in Iraq and how people are working for the common good. Students then discuss the term philanthropy.
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PBS Kids Go Buster Buffalo Round-Up

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders visit Rapid City, South Dakota, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming in these two episodes of Buster. They examine the Lakota people in South Dakota to see what it means to persevere. They sing songs and study idioms. They brainstorm...
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http://education.csm.edu/students/aotto/new_page_3.htm

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to the book, Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man and discuss the obstacles that he had to overcome and what he did to "push on through and become successful."
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Marian Anderson: From Page to Stage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers become immersed in a compelling anecdote of the civil rights movement through the experience of constructing dramatic scripts. An added goal is to equip students, through this "hands-on" experience, to critique dramatic...
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Daruma Toys And Games

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students make their own daruma. Students play a Japanese game related to the daruma.
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Gyotaku: Japanese Fish Printing

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students create their own Gyotaku, or fish printing. Students look for pictures of Koi and have a discussion about how they are important in the Japanese culture.
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Writing with Symbols, Arkansas and U.S. Flag

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study symbolism by analyzing the symbols on both the Arkansas state flag and the United States flag in class discussion. They are assessed orally at the end of class. As an extension, 3rd graders can create a flag using...
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Flying With The Wright Stuff

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the history of flight, specifically the Wright brothers. Pupils create paper airplanes. They discuss considerations in building an aircraft such as drag, thrust, and weight. Classmates compare the Wright Brother's...
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An American Success Story: The Pope House of Raleigh, NC

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a list of the values and objectives of the African-American middle class at the beginning of the 20th century. They develop an outline of the achievements of Dr. Pope and others to push for civil rights before the...
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Everyday Heroes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research how Ernie Pyle's descriptive narratives and "every man's" perspective of the war allow them to examine personal traits such as courage and heroism. The lesson can be extended to include more examples to teach character...
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Insects

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students work in groups to investigate the concept of insects. They participate in a variety of activities that include the gathering of samples and making observations like identifying different body parts. The lesson integrates...
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An Interview with Mr. Sol

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students explore the sun, the galaxy, and planets. As an introduction to a class discussion of the sun, students perform a skit. They discuss the elements that make up the sun, stars and planets.
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Einstein's Big Idea

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners investigate the meaning of c2 in E=mc2 by measuring the energy delivered by an object falling at different velocities. They state that kinetic energy is the energy of an object in motion. Students illustrate how kinetic energy...
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Florence Nightingale

For Students 4th - 5th
In this instructional activity about Florence Nightingale, students read a 16 paragraph passage, then complete a time line and 2 short answer questions.

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