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The Sunflower Story

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young botanists discover what plants need to grow by listening to a story about a sunflower. The story is embedded in the plan, along with an excellent blackline master that is used to guide seven small groups of learners through their...
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The Greedy Triangle-Intro to Geometric Shapes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
 In this geometry lesson, learners read The Greedy Triangle and use geoboards to construct geometric shapes. They identify the number of sides and angles each shape has.
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The Lightning Thief: Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take an in-depth look into the vocabulary from the novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. With a list of words to choose from, scholars discover the definition, origin, stories associated with the...
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The Lightning Thief: Problematic Situation Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
In the novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Percy is faced with a major decision. After reading, chapter 19, discuss the decision-making process Percy took, what he decided to do, and what your...
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States of Matter

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Solids, liquids, gasses oh my!  Young scientists will be amazed when they try this experiment, which uses dry ice to discover the states of matter through sublimation.  
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Being Truthful in Words and Actions

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Here you'll find a hodgepodge of mini-activities, quotes, and worksheets on the concept and practice of honesty. 
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Eat Smart Be Smart

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Get children's blood pumping with this primary grade lesson on the human heart. After learning about the important role this muscle plays in the human body, students monitor their heart rates and discover the importance of staying active.
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Our Water Planet

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Fresh water is a precious resource. Most kids don't realize how little of the water on Earth is actually drinkable. This lesson will help to illuminate them on this important topic. They discus the ratio of water to land, where most...
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Dear Mr. Henshaw

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Break up Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary into four sections and examine each section in various ways with these materials. Included for each section are group discussion questions, a writing prompt, a prediction activity,...
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The Rights of Women in the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Kids research gender roles as depicted in textbooks, fairy tales, magazine articles, ads, and films to identify stereotypes presented in the media. They then consider how these stereotypes might influence and limit kids.
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Why Map a Map?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
After brainstorming reasons why Native Americans mapped their lands, your young critical thinkers will work together to review their ideas and determine the definition of a map. With today's extensive use of mapping technology and GPS...
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Sustainable Fishing in the Philippines

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Understanding the importance of sustainable fishing practices is fostered through a classroom game. In small groups, the class plays a fishing game where they can see first-hand, the effects of thoughtless fishing practices. After the...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.5

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
"Timid, scared, terrified." High school scholars examine words, their denotations and connotations, in a series of exercises that use lines from Shakespeare to explore figurative language and word relationships. Participants then...
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Choosing a Search Site

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
As technology becomes increasingly more integrated into education, pupils will need to know how to find accurate information online. Follow a very structured learning activity to help your class understand what makes a good search, how...
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The Star-Spangled Banner

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Get your kids moving as they learn about the history of the United States National Anthem. Scholars examine the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key, and the meaning behind The Star Spangled Banner as they listen to an 18-minute...
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Whose Is It, Anyway?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Launch a discussion about plagiarism, the consequences of plagiarism, and how giving credit is a sign of respect for the work of others. Start out by defining plagiarism and sharing your school's official policy. Class members can then...
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My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Although this legislative process lesson is designed to accompany a specific text, it is valuable independently. Young learners participate in a picture walk (worksheet included) through My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington,...
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Talking Safely Online

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Students compare and contrast online friends and real-life, face-to-face pals. In this cyber safety lesson, students see that private information should not be given to anyone online without the permission of a trusted adult. They...
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What's Cyberbullying?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Learners discuss positive and negative aspects of interacting with others online. They compare a person who is being cyberbullied to a person who is being bullied at school. Students read a story of a student who is cyberbullied,...
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Power Of Words

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Cyberbullying is already a prevalent problem in schools. Expose your class to the issue and bring it out into the open for discussion. Through the discussion, class members will learn how to respond to cyberbullying. Encourage your...
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Privacy Rules

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
In this internet privacy instructional activity, students look on websites and identify their privacy policies. Students discuss a scenario in which their private information is shared without their permission. A fine worksheet embedded...
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Consumer Product Testing Experiment

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
Project-based learning is featured in a lesson that has class groups using a variety of Google tools to conduct consumer product testing experiments. After deciding on a topic, groups formulate a question, select a target group, develop...
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Don't Fence Me In

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Ensure that your class has a well-rounded understanding of new inventions, in this case barbed wired. Class members, after researching the history and development of barbed wire, assess its impact on cattle and the development of the...
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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.