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The Cay Novel Study

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Winston Churchill once said, "War is a game that is played with a smile." This is how Phillip, the main character, once felt about the German invasion—it was exciting, surreal, and fun. However, it quickly became real when a torpedo hit...
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The Stock Market

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders, in groups, are given $1,000 to spend on the stock market. Each group competes with the other groups. The one with the biggest profit and the one highest percentage gain earns a pizza party.
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Climbing Skills Mountain-Choices Explorer

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study eight occupational skills. They review their current skills and discover how workers in different occupations use math and communication skills to accomplish job tasks successfully. They discuss the idea that the skills...
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The Stock Market Game

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners participate in a variety of stock market games within their classmates. They study the concepts of stocks and investments as well as the criteria for selecting of stocks. Each student is shown how to keep track of the progress...
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Turning the Century

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the Gilded Age. In this Gilded Age lesson, students create a museum of their own showing what life was like in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. High schoolers investigate immigration, settlement and...
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English Historical Newsletter Project

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders write a research paper on British history. They are assigned a particular decade in British history and conduct research covering several indicated topics. They reference and cite multiple resources in their research.
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Traveling In Wisconsin

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students keep track of the minutes they read at home and the teacher converts them into "miles". They use those "miles" to solve eight crimes and collect clues.
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Movin' West: The Hard Life of Pioneers

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the life of the pioneers moving westward through literature, primary sources and other activities. In this pioneer lesson, 3rd graders become familiar with the Paiute Indians and their basket making and writing.
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Haiku Wrap Up

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students create a haiku about the land formations they've studied.  In this haiku instructional activity, students identify the metaphor and meaning of a given haiku, brainstorm comparisons for a landform photo as a class and choose one...
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We Are Different; We Are Alike........

For Teachers 1st
First graders explain that everybody is unique in their own way by participating in this lively, art and language based series of lesson plans. They would greatly benefit from engaging in these plans in the beginning of the year as an...
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Think Fast! What Would You Do If . . .

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use critical thinking and problem solving skills. It allows students to make choices and to use imagination to develop a solution for each problem. Solutions are then presented to the class.
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Sidewalk Chalk Painting

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the history of sidewalk chalk art. They then brainstorm ideas of possible sidewalk art and draw ideas on paper. They then transfer their ideas onto the sidewalk using chalk.
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Le Grand Voyage

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders work in collaborative groups to research a country of their choosing. Groups use the internet to their country and plan a trip to that location. Students complete a multi-media presentation of their country, following a...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Reader's Circle, they also are writing a variety of pieces for the Writer's Workshop that is closely related to the novel. The quality and the quantity of work that...
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The Other Roman Empire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interpret their findings from resources and explain each Eastern Roman Emperor's policies. They compare Eastern and Western Roman Empires and explain how the transfer of power from the Western Roman Empire to the Eastern Roman...
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Algebra 2: Fall Final Review

For Students 6th - 8th
In this algebra review activity, students solve 48 algebra problems in which they solve algebraic expressions, factor, write equations based on sequences, solve series and exponent problems, find values dealing with compound interest,...

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