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African Proverbs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read, interpret and research African proverbs to help them examine the diverse communities in Africa. Students write their own proverbs that reflect their own community and its values.
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Chinese Proverb on Honesty

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars are introduced to concepts of honesty and responsible conduct after listening to a Chinese proverb. After sequencing the story and learning about Chinese culture, students plant marigolds. The children will monitor plant...
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Comparing Proverbs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Read and compare and contrast a variety of African and American proverbs. They conduct an interview with family members to develop a list of proverbs, conduct Internet research to gather African proverbs, and create pictures and...
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Parts of Speech Verbs: Building Blocks of Grammar

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pupils begin with a brain teaser, take notes, and formatively check understanding with a Chinese proverb. In addition to parts of speech, the resource also includes information about parts of a sentence. Teachers may extend instruction...
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Proverbial Picture Pages

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Examine the meaning of the word proverb, and then choose proverbs from a list. The list is not provided, but there are several resources listed here to find a variety of proverbs. Then have your learners explain the meaning of each...
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China in Revolution 1911-1949 (Part 10/10)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
�People always die in revolution. No death - no victory.� Part ten concludes with Mao Zedong's victory over Chiang Kai Shek and the establishment of The People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949. As the images of destruction and...
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The Clever Monkey Rides Again

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students read and explore a West African folktale. In this folktale lesson, students read the book The Clever Monkey Rides Again and examine West African proverbs. There are several related multi-subject extensions on this lesson which...
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Chinese Characters And Calligraphy

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders select one or more Chinese characters and paint them on watercolor paper using information gathered about Chinese calligraphy. Chinese proverbs are also emphasized in this 4th grade art lesson plan.
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"The Clever Monkey"

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders complete a variety of activities related to the book "The Clever Monkey" by Rob Cleveland. They answer story comprehension questions, and rewrite the story. Students also complete a comprehension and fact or opinion...
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Anansi Goes To Lunch - First Grade

For Teachers 1st Standards
Greed is the theme of this collection of multidisciplinary activities. As a class, read The West African folktale, Anansi Goes to Lunch by Bobby Norfolk, and take part in a grand discussion about it's plot and theme. Reinforce the theme...
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Trekking to Timbuktu: The Geography of Mali -Teacher Version

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the geography of Mali. They locate Mali on a satellite map, explore various websites, describe the landscape and climate, label a map, and write an essay about the Niger Riger.
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Harvest the Wind

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Wind is a natural resource available around the world. Help your pupils appreciate the power and importance of wind by researching wind farms, making pinwheels, and designing windmills. 
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Small Steps; Great Journeys

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine contributions to communities. In this philanthropy lesson plan, 12th graders discuss the quote, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Students identify issues that exist in their community...
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Writing the Wind

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students make a windmill.  In this wind lesson, students learn background information about the windmill, complete an activity where they create a windmill, discuss using wind as a natural resource and brainstorm other inventions that...
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People's Republic of China Flag

For Students 4th - 6th
In this People's Republic of China flag worksheet, students read about the flag, its symbolism and its history, then color it according to directions.
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"Thank You Ma'am" by Langston Hughes

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use Langston Hughes' "Thank You Ma'am" as a reading and vocabulary improvement activity. In this reading and vocabulary lesson, students review the related vocabulary and read the poem. Students discuss the story elements in the...
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Thinking Like An Engineer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore physics. They investigate the strategies used by an engineer to solve a problem. Students construct various models to solve the problem. They display their solutions and explain how they solved the problem.
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Journal Prompts

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students practice writing a response to a famous quote. In this writing lesson, students copy and respond to the given quotes. There are 183 quotes in this lesson.
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Trekking to Timbuktu

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers view a television show to provide a context for conducting research into the location and culture of Timbuktu. The students complete a report on the subject in the form of a research paper.

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