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Be a Dental Detective

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete a webquest to discover the importance of maintaining good dental health. They answer questions focusing on the types of teeth and how to keep then healthy. Each question has a Internet link to find the answer.
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Researching Polar Animals

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read the questions about polar animals and use the Internet to perform a search for the answers to the questions. They click on the blue links to go to the particular website with the answers and then print off their sheet.
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Create a Kid Pix Slide Show About Your Field Trip

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students create a KidPix slide show to illustrate what they learned on a previous field trip. They list four things they found interesting on the field trip, create a graphic organizer, observe how to create the slide show, and develop...
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Internet Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars use a computer and the internet to click on highlighted words to find certain answers. They then write the answer to the questions on paper. Finally, students choose one animal to write about. They research the animal on...
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Birds, Birds, Birds

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore one bird a day and eventually put together a book about each of the birds they learn.
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Japan

For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate the similarities and differences between Japan and the United States. They develop a KWL chart, locate Japan and the U.S. on a globe, conduct Internet research on life in Japan, conduct an interview, and create...
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All About Me

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students examine who they are through the arts and sciences. They create a portfolio entitled, " All About Me."
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My Favorite Breakfast Foods

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students evaluate the nutritional content of their favorite breakfast foods using the food pyramid to create a graph of the grains, fruits, vegetables, milk products, meats, and beans contained in the breakfast. They then design a...
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Meeting Place

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read a book about carpets, a magic carpet ride, or some other type of story involving rugs/carpets. They examine discuss the classroom carpet, designate it the share carpet and develop rules for classroom carpet behavior.
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Researching Orca Whales

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners research orca whales as they begin to create a research report. Guidelines for research are provided, as well as photos, websites, etc.
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Road To Roota

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Did you know that there are comic books that can help learners discover economic concepts like supply and demand. The format of this lesson is highly engaging and enables them to discover how economics can be an exciting field of study....
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Media Literacy Vocabulary Lesson

For Teachers K - 5th
Students participate in an introductory lesson that focuses on communication. The two types of extrapersonal and interpersonal are covered. The lesson uses questions in order to guide the class discussion and writing responses.
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Cinderella

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Pupils, in groups, research, compare and contrast various examples of the Cinderella story from around the world. They complete graphic organizers with their observations and participate in a filmed retelling of the story.
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What Is A Cave?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore their existing concepts of caves and match them with a working definition to use during the unit. They name the two types of rock formations in which most American caves occur, and define "show cave" and "wild cave."
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Adapting to the Dark-Bats and People

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students consider how cavers make adaptations to the cave as do bats.
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Learning to Interview

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders view and discuss a modeled interview presented in class. They interview their families and gather data that is later compiled and analyzed as a class.
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Brazilian Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students research the animals of Brazil. In this animal science activity, students locate Brazil on a map and discuss the types of animals that can live in its tropical climate. They research a Brazilian Carnaval and see the roll the...
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Creating a Caring Class

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students create a caring classroom environment, where they respect and care about each other, and the people and pets in their lives. They explore the importance of respect and kindness. Students are asked "What does it mean to respect...
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Counting On Freedom

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the poem and artistic masterpiece The Quadroon Girl and use this knowledge to practice mathematical concepts such as: more than, less than, counting, and majority.
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The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Understanding the President's Job

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners examine the roles and responsibilites of the president of the U.S. They identify and discuss the three branches of U.S. government, view and discuss a White House Photo essay online, and create a class book entitled, 'If I Were...
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Native American Cultures Across the U.S.

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners examine how American Indians are represented in today's society. They read stories, analyze maps, and complete a chart and create an illustration about a specific tribe.
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Picturing First Families

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students complete a variety of activities as they study Washington, D.C., the Presidency, and George Washington. They take a virtual trip to Washington, D.C., and visit the National Portrait Gallery, the White House, and the Library of...
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The Language Bank

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students work on the Internet to listen, read, and practice writing in a foreign language. They focus on the use of idiom and humor in other languages.
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Whoever You Are

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students examine cultures, traditions, and feeling throughout cultures. In this cultural lesson plan, students use literature, maps, and cultural information to examine how people have universal feelings despite their different cultures...