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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Building strong relationship skills is one important part of social and emotional learning. Working in book circles, as lab partners, research teams, and project-based learning groups requires a specific set of relationship skills. The...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Responsible Decision-Making

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Making choices can be scary, especially for middle schoolers. With so many pressures it's hard sometimes to know what to do. Here's a collection of unit and lesson plans, activities and projects, videos and worksheets designed to help...
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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Social Awareness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Perspective-taking, empathy, appreciating diversity, and respect for others are the hallmarks of the self-awareness social and emotional competency. In this collection you will find lesson and unit plans, projects and activities, videos...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
The 21st century has brought many changes. Helping middle schoolers develop the relationship skills they need to be successful at home, in school, in their communities, and in the workplace is the focus of this collection of lesson and...
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Hands On Activities and Projects in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, & Personal Finance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners will enjoy this conglomerate of hands-on activities and projects that can be used in algebra one and two, geometry, and personal finance. Rich in math standards, these projects reach into learners' lives to motivate and...
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The Power of a Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How does PBL differ from a basic thematic unit? Discover the answer to this important question. A bulleted comparison is made between each type of teaching method, example projects are included, and a full "how to" is laid out in an easy...
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What Kind of Citizen & Community Member Are You?

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
What makes an ideal citizen? How can we as individuals do to impact our communities in a positive way? Discuss this important concept with your class with an interactive, creative activity and follow-up role play.
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Project-Based Learning & Leading Through the 16 Habits of Mind

For Teachers K - 12th
Blending Costa & Kallick's 16 Habits of Mind, personality type, and project-based learning in your classroom.
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Graphic Art Contest

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Creativity is endless when your mathematicians take a simple image and use transformations to create their own poster inspired by geometry. While certain rotations and reflections are required, learners will be able to create ten new...
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Team Sports 2 - Final Project: One Week Workout Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young athletes get fit and eat healthy with a comprehensive one-week fitness plan. Focusing on nutrition and physical activity, the project provides a tangible way to set goals and create balance.
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Class Activities for the Last Week of School

For Teachers K - 6th
The last week of school can be a time to have students engage in some fun, and educational, activities.
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Clutter Cutter

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Challenge young learners to cut the clutter with this fun engineering project. As employees of a home and office supply company, young engineers are asked to develop devices that organize everyday items. After participating in a...
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Modern Europe Research Project: How Changes in Late 20th Century Europe Helped To Shape Our Global Society Today

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students research a topic relevant to the late 20th century. They create a project while following the conditions explained in the rubric.
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Scholar/Literati Scroll Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Finish off a unit on Medieval China with a creative scroll project. Learners must incorporate everything they have learned about the Tang or Song dynasty into a literati scroll. The requirements are clearly laid out as to what must be...
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A Landmark Lesson: The United States Capitol Building

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study the events in American history that affected the US Capitol Building. They name activities that happen in and around the Capitol by looking at primary source documents that are available online.
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The Quest for Magic Minutes

For Teachers 7th Standards
A "Magic Minute" activity asks class groups to develop a commercial to advertise a way to turn a time-waster into a time-saver. Ad groups begin by brainstorming time-wasters and then problem-solve was to turn them into time-savers. After...
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Photo Essay Semester Project

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students reinforce research and organizational skills with this project. They create a photo essay and conduct an interview with a person associated with their chosen topic. Pupils may choose to get their pictures from a digital camera,...
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Excavation Project

For Teachers 6th
In this archaeology based learning exercise, 6th graders read the precise instructions to completing a project on an archaeological dig during the stone age period. Students review the attached rubric guidelines to the project.
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Word Wall Activity List

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders perform a variety of activities with a dynamic, ever-changing classroom word wall as outlined in these lessons. They become less dependent on the word wall as the school year progresses.
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Have a Worm Party! & Worm Facts: Food, Home, Help

For Teachers K Standards
Here's an activity that will worm its way into the hearts of your class members. Young scientists investigate the habitat, diet, and value of the wonderfully, wiggly lumbricus terrestris.
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Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity...
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Promoting Disability Awareness and Acceptance in Childhood

For Teachers K - 12th
Create a safe and respectful school environment with the help of this special education teaching guide. Offering dozens of instructional ideas and activities for raising awareness and acceptance of children with disabilities, this is a...
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Setting Priorities & Organizing Goals

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Help your kids make and meet their goals with a straightforward activity. After putting their daily activities in order of priority, they write down three short-term goals for the week, three medium-term goals for the month, and three...
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Individual Sports - Final Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
 A very nicely organized worksheet for a final project on a one-week workout plan for an individual sport. There are four parts to this workout plan: goals, nutrition, safety, and physical activity/exercise. These categories will...
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Things Fall Apart: Research, Writing & Presentation Project

For Teachers 9th - 11th
A great resource for your unit on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Small groups conduct research about related topics (list included), write papers, present PowerPoint slide shows, and take a student-created test. Fill in a few gaps to...
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4-H Line & Design Activity Page

For Students 2nd - 7th
In this 4-H activity worksheet, learners will select their favorite activities and projects from a menu of choices. Then they will work with their 4-H leaders and parents to create a project plan for the year. The activities include...
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Easy DIY Compass

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What direction is north? Teach your class how to make a simple compass after watching this clip. It's a great project for young learners who are just beginning to work with magnets. As an extension activity, you could take your class...
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I Like To... (Beginning ESL Lesson)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Practice infinitives and activities with your beginning ESL class in this presentation. Pictures help to define words like "dance," "play guitar," and "watch TV." For an extended lesson, have students include their own favorite...
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Ecology & Conservation

For Teachers K - 3rd
How much trash does an average family produce in 24 hours? Where does that trash end up? Get your youngsters thinking about ecology and conservation as they discuss the impact pollution has on the marine environment. After a deep...
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Shakespeare & The Renaissance: Activity Ideas

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Looking for ways to implement the words and works of William Shakespeare into your curriculum? This list of activity ideas is a great starting point, as it covers a wide range of grade levels and a wealth of online references to explore.
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Scenario Challenge

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students study power tools and what tool they should use for what project.  For this project lesson students learn how to safely operate power tools then write what they learned in their journals. 
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Earth, Moon, and Mars Balloons

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students perform an experiment with baloons to make an investigation about the distance of the moon in relavence to the earth. The inquiry is project based and can be performed individually or in groups. The lesson can be modified...
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Analysis of Energy Usage & Methods to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Working in groups of two, learners examine their own carbon footprints and energy consumption, then determine a plan to reduce their impacts on the environment. Although designed to be a final project for a chemistry class, the...
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To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
"Native American history leaps boldly off the colorful quilts and patchwork designs." Learners discuss Native American identity and symbolism by reading about a variety of Native quilters and their unique art process, and participate in...
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“Print & Go” T-Shirts

For Teachers K - 12th
Here's a colorful activity that can be modified for any age group. Kids create printing blocks and craft t-shirts and/or canvas sacks using the blocks and fabric paint. 
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Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales for Grades 7-9

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Here is a must-have resource for studying fairy tales, myths, and folktales with your class! It includes instructional ideas, activities, and materials to support a month-long review of these three unique genres of writing.
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Let's Write a Collaborative Novel!

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Find out what it would be like for your class to write and publish a complete novel.
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How to make an easy paper plate clock for kids

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Are you teaching your class how to tell time? Watch this video for a fun idea for an art project! Your class can make their own clocks by using a paper plates and carefully writing in each hour of the clock. Then with a brad and...
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Enhancing Documents with Graphics, Rules and Boxes Text

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate how to create word processing documents and apply several functions to enhance its presentation. This includes the inclusion of graphics, clip art, and adding a caption. The lesson includes the format for creating a...
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Posing Pets

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students observe living animals and the movements they make. They exaggerate the positions taken by animals in their daily activities. Students sculpt a paper mache animal in an interesting position. They are asked if they ever notice...
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Hobbies: ESL Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Explore the fun world of hobbies with this presentation, which displays basic terms for everyday activities. English learners can study words like sewing, video games, basketball, and painting. Bright illustrations help to define each...
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US History Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students engage in research about a history topic of choice. The project be made after considering the information found on the Internet or other resources. The student uses technology for the final presentation.
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Powerpoint Tutorial Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create non-linear, user-directed presentations in a presentation software application. They create, using Powerpoints, tutorial movies using the topic of solving a math story problem.
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Project Conclusion

For Teachers 5th - 11th
In this cells worksheet students answer questions regarding the characteristics of living organisms observed during a pond water survey.  Students draw diagrams of a food chain. 
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Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read a chapter in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and define new words for their dictionaries. In this vocabulary lesson plan students choose two or three assignment from a list of projects and complete it using the text...
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Project Geode

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young geologists attempt to predict the appearnace of a geode's internal structure based on how it looks from the outside, its mass, and its physical characteristics. For this geologly lesson, learners use scientific equipment to collect...
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2nd Grade - Act. 28: Calendar & Weather Book

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders will track the weather patterns throughout the school year. This project spans the school year and takes five minutes per day or less. Measuring, data collection, and predictions are all explored throughout this relevant...
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Planning the Project

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students discuss how to become more involved in planning projects to keep the school grounds cleaner. In this planning lesson, students actively discuss ways to become more involved in keeping areas clean and safe. Students also discuss...
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Seventh Grade Geography Research Paper Project

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders work on a cross curricular project in both geography and writing classes. Students conduct research on Latin America using both non print and print sources and follow the MLA form of research. Students turn in source and...
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Sports, Activities, Places, & Accessories

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this sports, activities, places, and accessories instructional activity, students complete a crossword where the answers are either sports, activities, places, or accessories. Students complete 13 spaces in the crossword.
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A good egg / Easter egg project

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners investigate the holiday of Easter by performing a creative project. They use paper plates in order to create some colorful egg shaped designs that can be displayed in the form of a bulletin board.
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Watershed Activity Sheet

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
For this water cycle worksheet, students complete activities having to do with the water cycle which include matching, and fill in the blank activities. Students complete 4 activities.
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Activities

For Teachers Higher Ed
For this French worksheet, students will focus on various activities. Students will study ten pictures and draw a line to the corresponding words shown in each photo.
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Magazine Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Groups of students create magazines that contain stories and images of one aspect of the ocean, and ocean life. The expectations for the final products are quite high, so this lesson will require some effort to properly implement. A...
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Tissue Painting

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Let's make colors! Your class will participate in a creative art project that introduces them to the concept of color blending and allows them to discover color combinations through exploration, trail, and error. First, the teacher will...
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Project-Based Learning: Diversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Ethnic and cultural diversity are explored in a service learning lesson, great for upper graders. They participate in four weekly activities that require them to research ethnic and cultural diversity.
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Great Circle Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Guide your class in this computer-based activity to explore Earth's spherical geometry and the concept of the Great Circle. Map projections and relative distances between places on Earth's surface are used to facilitate spatial and...
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Soil Composition & Discovery

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Organic or mineral? How does the matter matter? Second graders use their knowledge of the rock cycle to label the different components in garden soil.
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My Action Plan

For Teachers 12th
To complete a study of the importance of developing a positive self-image, high school seniors complete an "Action Plan for Maintaining Who I Am" worksheet. They then submit their finished worksheets for inclusion in their Personal...
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Color Your Destiny

For Teachers 8th Standards
Class groups bring feeling words alive by creating a poster that illustrates with images and colors, but not words, the feeling conjured by the word. The posters are then combined into a mural for the classroom wall.
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Drinks and Snacks in French

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students in a French II class identify food items that can be ordered in a cafe or restaurant. Students spend time reviewing new vocabulary terms then create a cafeteria menu for their school.
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What is Physical Fitness?

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore and discuss what physical fitness actually is, its benefits and how to obtain it through a variety of ways. They summarize the five parts of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance,muscular strength, muscular...
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Color Your Community

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders work together to come up with a topic for a service learning project that engages all members of the school community. Groups then develop a dialogue and visit other classrooms to encourage other students to participate....
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Star Count

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the night sky with their star counter. They to determine the types of stars and the number that can be seen from their local area and share their data via the Internet. They participate in NASA online projects.
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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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Field of Fun Day

For Teachers K - 6th
Students get to showcase many of the different activities taught during their year in physical education classes. They also get to perform some activities just for fun.Great end of the year activity.
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Poke and Look Learning Books

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students read Poke and Look Learning Books and complete predicting activities, reading, questioning, and more. In this Poke and Look Learning Books, students do this for 13 different books.
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World War I Propaganda Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This mini-project to design a World War I propaganda poster can be done as an in-class activity during a block period, or administered as a homework assignment. The resource outlines considerations that your young historians should have...
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Exploring the Duties & Responsibilities of a Citizen

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What does it mean to be an active, responsible citizen in the United States? What citizen requirements are mandated by law? Learners begin by brainstorming the duties of citizenship, and then read and discuss an excerpt from a speech by...
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Beginner & Intermediate 5: Evaluating Credibility of Sources

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Convey how to determine appropriate and credible online sources with a series of three lessons. After completing the lessons, class members will know what kinds of sources to use, how to identify credible sources, and how tone and style...
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Representing Patterns & Evaluating Expressions

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Write algebraic expressions, determine patterns, and evaluate expressions in a real-world context. Learners engage in a series of collaborative activities to identify, model, and give variables for real-world patterns. They write...
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Predict and Clarify with The Old Woman & Her Pig

For Teachers K - 1st
Primary readers predict and check for understanding by using comprehension strategies. Prepare readers the first day by frontloading vocabulary and using pictures to visualize the words. On the second day, read the story The Old Woman...
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Weather and Plans

For Teachers 8th - 10th
If the weather is nice this weekend, what are your plans? Review weather vocabulary when practicing the future tense with this four-page packet. Learners will identify the correct future tense for several sentences provided and write...
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Art & Creativity

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students take notes on how to teach art. They determine if they are right or left brained and experience the frustration of teacher-directed art and trying to stay in the lines of a coloring book. They experience different art...
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Fundamentals

For Students 9th - 12th
"Fundamentals," the first lesson in a series of eight, introduces the basic concepts and strategies covered in a series of resources designed to teach high schoolers critical thinking skills. The worksheets and activities in this first...
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Age of Exploration: A Comprehensive Research Project

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine reasons for exploration, the outcomes, and various explorers. In this age of exploration lesson, 5th graders create a flipbook with timeline and images to showcase their knowledge. 
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Corduroy Activities

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students use corduroy to make a creative name board. They are read to from a corduroy book and draw pictures based on what they heard.
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The Amazing Race -- Africa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct research and gather information regarding various cities in Africa. They discover what it would take to travel to and through Africa and plan a trip through various regions of the continent. They present their itinerary,...
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4-H Performing Arts/Recreation Activity Page

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As part of exploring different activities, students delve into performing arts as part of this activity sheet. Learners also get to share their favorite activities.
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Diffraction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school engineers experiment with passing light through mesh and perform calculations using the diffratction equation. This all-encompassing lesson plan includes the activity sheets for four different diffraction activities and a...
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Helmet Safety

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
Here is a very important demonstration on why it's so important to wear helmets when doing any kind of high speed activity. A third grader's science fair project tested four different types of helmet: football, ski, skateboard, and...
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The Market Economy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From consumers and producers to profits and incentives, offer your learners an overview of the market economy and the concept of supply and demand. Here you will find reading materials that cover several fundamental terms of economics,...
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Social Play Action Figures

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Three activities stem from one hands-on project designed to explore character traits. Scholars create an action figure that reflects their personality to teach others about themselves and role play conversational skills.
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Using Perspective Shifting to Understand Others

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Being able to see things from another's perspective is an important part of social awareness. A short activity permits scholars to practice perspective-taking, which in turn helps them develop empathy, appreciate diversity, and promote...
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Using Perspective Shifting to Persuade Readers

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
One of the key competencies of social and emotional learning is social awareness and being able to see things from another's perspective. This ability to shift perspective is particularly important when crafting an argument to persuade...
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Animal Articles and Mappler Project

For Teachers 3rd
Use this motivating lesson to have your class conduct research on animals. First, they read various books about animals. Then, they gather information about their topic, both from the Internet and books. To finish, they write an article...
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Creating A Classroom Newspaper

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students participate in a culminating project to create a classroom newspaper. They use the skills of prewriting, writing, revising, editing, drawing, and scanning. This is all done so that students can master all the facets of creation...
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Linear Equations and Functions - Area and Perimeter

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use information they know to decorate a room at a reasonable cost by comparing the cost of companies for a decorating job. In this cost lesson plan, students take into consideration the area and perimeter of the room.
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Senior Math Lesson Plans-Project Intro.

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the research methods for the senior mathematics project and formulate ideas for the project. They brainstorm and research topics on historical mathematics. Students demonstrate a knowledge of research methods.
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The Lesson Plan Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
You and your associate teacher have decided to brainstorm ideas in an effort to keep your classroom lessons and activities fresh and creative. You have both made it your goal to teach the next subject using a fun and unique lesson and...
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Research Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify the components of the Results section of the project and technical paper.They also identify appropriate ways of presenting data and write the Results section of the technical paper.
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Seasonal Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students review the characteristics of the four seasons. Individually, they draw a picture showing a person wearing the proper clothing and participating in an activity related to the season being shown. They do one picture for each...
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Random Acts of Kindness For Kids

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Develop a world-wide, email chain on which class members can showcase their acts of kindness. After defining the meaning of random acts of kindness through discussion and through a reading of Random Acts of Kindness,...
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Civil War & Reconstruction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What steps would you have taken to build a united nation at the conclusion of the Civil War? The reading and worksheets of this resource offer a general overview of the war and its primary participants, as well as of the major...
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Lesson 28: Resources & Review - Day 2: Summary Session

For Teachers 9th - 12th
To conclude the unit on family life and sexual health (FLASH), class members review the unit topics and reflect on what the have learned and accomplished.
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The Clique

For Teachers 9th
Mean girls and bully packs are favorite topic for films and TV shows that focus on the destructive power of cliques. High school freshmen are asked to reflect on both the positive and negative aspects of cliques by reading a short...
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Bridge Building

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students design and build their own balsa wood model bridges. The technological development of bridges, the science principles that apply to bridge building, and the construction techniques and skills necessary for creating a bridge be...
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Reflecting On The Past, Looking Towaards The Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the formation of a multimedia presentation to create a documentary of a middle school. They take photographs with a digital camera and use computer software to create a school project.
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Constraints vs. Creativity

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders experience building a product or solving a problem with a single constraint that limits the choices they have in finding that solution. Student teams complete three different projects, each with a different constraint to...
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Welcome To America

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders compare and contrast American culture with the culture of Japan. As a class, 11th graders rank leisure activities according to personal preference. Classmates, in groups, investigate American and Japanese activities....
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Material Science Extension To the Electricity And Magnetism Unit

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students study the discovery of the electron and how it led to other inventions and discoveries concerning electrical current. They observe several demonstrations concerning electricity. In one activity, they determine whether or not a...
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Take the Polar Express to Learning

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students complete a variety of activities surrounding the book, The Polar Express.
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Our Lives and the Four Seasons

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students compare and contrast the four seasons. Using this information, they determine the plant, animal and environmental activities that can be enjoyed in each season. They discuss why the seasons must change and how humans adapt to them.
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Physical Education Demonstration Program

For Teachers K - 8th
Students demonstrate what they have learned in physical education class. In groups, they perform the different activities in front of teachers and parents. To end the lesson plan, they practice their creative movements and dance to...
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Balancing Clara's Calories!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
In this calories worksheet, students look at the chart of food and activities and decide the activities the person should do to burn a certain amount of calories. Students complete 3 problems.
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Energy Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore how the blood flows and carries oxygent from the lungs to the heart and to the body to create energy after participating in chasing, fleeing and dodging activities. They actively move through an obstacle course...
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Winter Wonderland

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Young scholars brainstorm a list of the activities they can participate in during the winter months. In groups, they rotate between stations in which they can practice or try the different winter sports. To end the lesson plan, they can...
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Management Stop and Go

For Teachers K
Students discover the proper directions to follow when participating in an activity. As a class, they only move when given the correct command when playing the name game. To end the lesson, they stop playing the game when directed to and...
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Physical Education Demonstration Night

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students and parents are introduced to the current practices in physical education. In groups, they examine activities for different aged children when it comes to physical activity. To end the lesson, they watch a video describing the...
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Self Inventory: energy balance

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this personal questions worksheet, learners complete the sentences about health, activities, goals and more to learn more about themselves. Students complete 18 sentences.
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Remote Sensing

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders participate in a variety of activities designed to reinforce the concept of light and the electromagnetic spectrum. They research and analyze data from remotely sensed images. They present their findings in a PowerPoint...
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Simplified Spelling for Strugglers

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners participate in five different spelling activities. They say the words, spell them, chunk them and practice them in order to pass a weekly spelling test.
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Paleontologists

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the activities undertaken by paleontologists and describe an important discovery of a famous paleontologist. They put two or more dinosaur discoveries in chronological order. They write a report and create a poster about...
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Using "Can"

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
For this sentence completion worksheet, students read 6 sentences and fill in the blanks with the phrase from the box that describes the activity pictured next to each.
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Babushka Baba Yaga

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars read books by the author Patricia Polacco and complete different activities for the 4 books. In this language arts lesson plan, students read the books Babushka Baba Yaga, Boat Ride With Lillian Two Blossom, Pink and Say,...
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4-H Line & Design Activity Page

For Students 7th - 10th
What a great activity for students. This 4-H activity sheet has students organize their bedroom, and make clothing, focusing on line and design.
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Summer Water & Sand Activity: Mud Pies and More

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this activity, Summer Water & Sand Activity: Mud Pies and More, students investigate mud while playing and creating with it. Students understand mud, what it is, and how it is formed. Students develop their creativeness by making...
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Paint & Paper: Free-Form Musical Art

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore painting their feelings as they enjoy this musical art activity. In this early childhood visual art lesson, students use paint to respond to music.
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What Do You Want To Do? #2

For Teachers Higher Ed
For this ESL weather worksheet, students will focus on words associated with activities. Students will complete 9 matching questions, by looking at the pictures in one column and matching them with the correct terminology and vocabulary...
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Would You Like To...?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this physical activity learning exercise, students look at and study ten pictures of people doing various activities and then match the pictures to their descriptions on the right.
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Me and My World

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this me and my world worksheet, students draw a picture and write sentences about themselves, their family, their friends, and activities they like to do. Students write 1 or 2 sentences for each.
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Cat in the Hat

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Primary learners will create their own "Cat" from The Cat in the Hat. They make their  Cat to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday by using construction paper, scissors and glue to create this project.
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Mission Nutrition: Fitness Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Identify obstacles in your middle schoolers' life that prevent them from having physical activity.  They will design a fitness program to offer other people that can allow them to get fit and have fun.  Then they will discuss with their...
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Quotation Station: Effectively Using Quotes in the Classroom

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What fun! Thinking about thinking! Whether used as a bell ringer activity or to develop learners’ analytic skills, the 65 quotations contained in this packet are sure to develop metacognition skills. Each quote is listed by author, is...
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Seed Sort

For Teachers K Standards
"One of these things is not like the other. . ." After listening to a story about seeds and discussing the role of seeds, kindergartners sort five different seeds by size, shape, and color.
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The Seeds We Need

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners apply word analysis skills to recognize new words, identify genres of fiction and nonfiction, and identify important themes and topics. They explore differences in plants, flowers, and vegetables. A book bag full of activities...
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Our Skeletal System

For Teachers 3rd
Through a research project, learners explore the skeletal system. First, they name the purpose of the skeletal system, to provide support, protection, and movement. Then, they conduct research using the sites listed to find out...
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Where Will I Go and What Will I Be?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Help your future college graduates prepare for higher education with this series of lessons. High schoolers complete research projects about the colleges they would like to attend, and create PowerPoint presentations about their careers...
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Perseverance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
We all have a goal in life and need perseverance to accomplish them. The class defines perseverance, reads about the work of Jane Goodall while considering how she persevered for the good of her animal friends. They then complete a...
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Sorting Things Out

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Written to examine seeds that grow in Kansas, you can adapt this lesson to anywhere you live. Learners sort a mixture of five different seeds to by any characteristic of their choice. When your budding scientists are exploring the life...
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Spirit House of Thailand

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Craft projects are fun ways to incorporate art into any lesson. Upper-elementary young scholars learn about a religious practice common to Thailand, where spirit houses are made for the deity Phra Phum. Learners use the included...
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Father's Day Project

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners create a Father's Day art project. In this visual arts lesson, students fill glass bottles with ground up candy or nuts, creating an illusion of sand in the bottle.
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Reading Partnership Book Projects

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students discuss literature with a partner and present book projects to their classmates. In this reading lesson plan, students discuss the story elements of their book with someone else and present the book together to the class.
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Cooperative Learning Projects

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students practice cooperation skills. In this cooperative learning lesson, students read 6 books regarding cooperation and then participate in 6 cooperative activities.
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Project Based Learing: Social Responsibility

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore social responsibility. For this service learning lesson, students participate in 4 weekly activities that require them to research "communitarians", write poems about their contributions, and create works of art...
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Exploring Basic Physical Science Concepts

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use the concepts of simple machines to construct a mobile. The inquiry is made in groups and presentations are made by constructing reports. The assessment is based upon the final product of the mobile and how students use...
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Run To Win

For Teachers K
In teams, students use their energy to explore Math. They that are not running are to be counting how many times the runner touches the cones.
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Careers in Border Security: Working with Passports

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create pretend passports to get a better understanding of the process. In this national security lesson, 6th graders discuss all the things that go into traveling. Students create pretend passports, discussing who checks...
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Project Description

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students engage in using the Internet to solve problems. The skill of problem solving is developed and technology skills are used to solve a student picked problem. The lesson targets the middle school audience.
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Understanding Influences

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New Review"Understanding Influences," a richly detailed, carefully scaffolded unit, asks middle and high school scholars to examine how internal and external factors like friends, media, and society influence their attitudes and behaviors.  
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What is Responsibility?

For Students K - 5th
Encourage responsible behavior with a worksheet that challenges scholars to read four scenarios, identify the level of responsibility, and brainstorm consequences of the actions taken.  
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Dolls in Tunics & Teddies in Togas

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students identify the basic components of male and female Roman costume, both for children and adults and also, the major social ranks of Imperial Rome and the dress reserved for each gender and rank. They also identify some of the...
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Chemical Reactions - Borax & Glue, Cream

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, in groups, complete two activities in which various substances are combined, resulting in a very different substances. They discuss reactants and products and chemical reactions.
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Step Into the Real World ~ Careers & Service Learning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research, analyze and study a variety of resources and activities to broaden their horizons on careers and service learning through classroom, community and career activities. They scan all possible choices they have at their...
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Observing Mealworms & Earthworms

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders build worm habitats and observe the activities of mealworms and earthworms. They experiment to show how the worms react to changes in light, temperature, touch, moisture, food, etc. They even watch as some of the mealworms...
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Coloring Fabrics With Dyes from Plant Materials K-12 Experiments & Background Information

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate the effects of acid and bases on dyes made with plant materials.  In this chromatography lesson students predict color outcomes and complete a lab activity on color combinations.
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Health & Globalization

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read about the effects of globalization on world health and particularly consider the consequences for developing countries. They participate in a role-play activity that explores issues about providing cheap medications to...
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Fahrenheit 451- The Granger Experiment

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students read the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. They then conduct research on British and American literature from 1800 to the present and select a book that they believe is important and should survive in the event that all...
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Galapagos Archipelago & Darwin's Theory

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars explore adaptation by participating in an Internet activity. In this Charles Darwin lesson, students identify the discoveries Darwin uncovered by researching the habitats and organisms on the Galapagos islands. Young...
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Internet Project - Project Groundhog

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students share weather and community information with other students across the continents. In groups, students collect details, pictures, and drawings about their community, its weather patterns, and school. They predict if groundhog...
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The Ultimate Classroom: R & D

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Redecorate a classroom on a budget. Middle schoolers rebuild a classroom after a disaster. They conduct Internet research to determine construction supplies needed and the most cost effective way to reach the predetermined results. They...
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Types of Nouns: Common & Proper Nouns

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Elementary school students often falter when asked to distinguish between a common and proper noun. Even older students may not be sure. This presentation provides a comprehensive review of nouns. Great fun!
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Projects

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students write a typed report.  In this writing instructional activity students type a 3 to 5 page report and present it to the class.
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Water Research Activity

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students, in groups, research a major water issue. They are to use library resources to complete their research and present their information to the class.
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The Heritage Project

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners explore different cultures. In this cultural lesson plan, students present interesting facts about their family history. Learners research flags from different countries. Students also have a cultural day involving parents to...
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Separating Syllables and Short & Long Vowels

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore grammar by participating in a word formation game. For this word structure lesson, students identify word segments by breaking down words into different syllables. Students participate in a "Battleship" style game using...
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Knowing the Rules and Becoming the Man: George Washington and His Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine a code of conduct. In this character education lesson, 5th graders read "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation," and discuss the content without knowing the author is George Washington....
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Scene Writing: Literacy and Playwriting

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Drama is ever-present in our daily lives and eloquently depicted on stage. Middle schoolers practice writing scenes based on different prompts and frameworks, and then perform those creative scenes for their classmates. The activities...
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Outcomes of Coin Tosses

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Flip a coin: heads, use the resource; tails, use the resource. The fourth of six installments of the Statistics & Probability unit looks at coin tosses and probability. The class conducts an experiment and sees that the outcomes of...
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Pacific Leatherback Protection

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Turtles are more than just cute, docile sea creatures; many of them are endangered, some critically. The leading threat to Pacific leatherback turtles is human activity. From commercial fishing and boating in the leatherbacks' migratory...
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Cardboard Tube Syllabus

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Construct paper tubes and then try out a few optical illusion tricks: See a virtual hole in your own hand Get a grasp of how the eyes combine images Notice that one eye is dominant over the other Reveal how your eyes adjust to...
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Six Degrees of Lord of the Rings

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Here's a fascinating take on a three-year honors, AP language, and AP literature course. Designed for teachers, the presentation suggests how to connect Tolkien's classic to the AP English canon. Very thought-provoking and definitely...
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Personal Travel Guide to a Chinese City

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Scholars become travel guides in this group research project to investigate a Chinese city or region for a presentation. Heavily based on Internet research, the activity requires participants to jigsaw the final project, so each team...
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Patterns

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explore early algebra by participating in a pattern identification activity using a random assortment of different household materials. The class creates, completes, and analyzes different patterns with the help of leggos, buttons,...
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Friendship Gallery

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create a friendship portrait of a partner by tracing their shape on a panel of paper and filling it in with activities their friend likes to do.
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Horticulture and Gardening

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this colorful packet, students engage in a variety of activities involving plants and seeds. After answering the 50 questions in the packet, learners can go on to delve into their own projects.
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4-H Leadership & Personal Development Activity Page

For Students 7th - 10th
In order to create a classroom full of active participants, learners need to feel that they are part of the decision-making process. Using this 15 question activity, learners can explore the importance of developing leadership skills.
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Personal Poetry Anthology Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discover new poems with the Internet! Each learner works to compile their own poetry anthology that works toward a certain theme. Make an example for your middle schoolers, so they know exactly what you're looking for! 
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Environment: Endangered Mammal Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research different mammals and create illustrations and narratives about them. Working individually or in small groups, students compose their rough drafts prior to creating their posters or dioramas. Students present short...
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Timeline Research Activity

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore world history by creating a presentation of a famous person. Middle schoolers identify the uses of timelines and choose a person they would like to research. After utilizing the Internet to research their famous person, learners...
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Animal Classification: A Collaborative Sorting Activity for Key Stages 2 & 3

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Introduce the logic behind a dichotomous key or administer a group performance assessment with a fun and challenging classification lesson. With explicit instructions for the teacher and for collaborative groups, as well as engaging...
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Freshwater Fish Anatomy & Taxonomy

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders use a classification key to identify organisms.  In this classification lesson students identify freshwater species of fish and document their observations. 
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“Re-Solutioning”: Practice Brings Out Our Best

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders create and perform a skit that demonstrates their conflict resolution skills. They begin by examining the process of crafting a performance and review what they have learned about conflict resolution. Next, they...
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Banks, Credit & the Economy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Take your learners through a virtual tour of the US mint to learn about currency, and then discover the role of the Federal Reserve as the nation's central bank. Readings will also provide an overview of banks and lending,...
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Senior Math Lesson Plans

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders list as many mathematicians/topics as they possibly can in 3 minutes. They report and compare to see who has largest list for an opening activity. Students present a 1 minute introduction to their project.
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Following in Their Footsteps

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils discuss earlier lessons on tikkun olam. They plan their own tikkun olam project and set deadlines for its completion. They reflect on the project after it is finished.
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Topic Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify Internet and library resources which can be used for researching a project. They utilize available library resources and Internet resources to conduct research for it.
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Watershed Fair

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create displays that highlight the things they have learned during the watershed project. They create press releases to advertise the event through the local community media as well as design and create flyers for the...
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What is Economics?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students define economics and explain the importance and process of making economic choices and decisions. Students participate in four lessons revolving around economics and select activities to complete.
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Pick A Sport!

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research a physical activity they have never heard of or one they have little experience playing. They practice the activity and teach their classmates how to play the activity the researched.
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Moo Who?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read the books Moo Who? and Boo Hoo Moo and do language arts activities with them. In this language arts lesson plan, students are assigned activities based on the two books given. The activities include onomatopoeia activities,...
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What I Can Do

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this activities learning exercise, learners study the various pictures of activities. Students circle the pictures of activities they can take part in. Learners then draw a picture of themselves in another activity.
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What Does the Heart Do?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners participate in a variety of hands-on games and activities that demonstrate the flow of blood from the heart, through the body, and back to the heart.
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Giving Back to our School Community

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students understand gifts can be for a community and not just for an individual.  In this giving back activity, students design and make a stepping-stone to put in the school garden based on the theme "Our school is a special community...
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Capitalization-Proper Nouns and Adjectives

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students get involved in a Rally Toss where partners toss a paper wad and take turns telling what they already know about nouns and adjectives. They create a poem or story using common and proper nouns. Students create and complete a...
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Mystery Jars: Make Your Own

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore the concept of estimation. In this estimation lesson, students create their own estimation jars and fill them with objects of their choice. Students then count the exact number of objects and trade jars to repeat. 
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"It's News to Me!"

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students participate in a instructional activity of creativity and critical thinking. They research recipes from the past in order to produce a recipe for the present. The factors of writing a recipe are covered.
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World's Largest Sierpinski Triangle

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students create a colored Sierpinski triangle, take three triangles and paste them together to make an even larger triangle. Students combine triangles from each class within the school. Students sing Sierpinski triangle song together.
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Flower Pen

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a flowerpot and a pen that looks like a flower to give as a gift for Mother's Day.
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Open Your Eyes To Art!

For Teachers K - 4th
Students help create a colorful bulletin board for classroom art displays in this short lesson for the early elementary classroom. The lesson, which can use a variety of items, includes product ideas and resource links to find very...
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The Right Stuff: Getting Personal

For Teachers 5th - 7th
For this writing worksheet, students identify five things that they like about themselves. They write what their best friend would say they like the most and what makes them proud of who they are. Finally, students identify what they are...
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4-H Leadership & Personal Development: Parliamentary Procedure

For Students 7th - 9th
Learners can discuss parliamentary procedure using this activity. There are a variety of suggestions for students to follow to try out these leadership techniques.
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Wemberly Worried

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young scholars read the book Wemberly Worried and complete language arts and math activities that go along with the book. In this language arts and math lesson plan, students read the book given and do activities that include connect the...
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Space and Beyond

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young astronauts blast off into an exploration of space. Their mission is to research a space topic, create a slide show that showcases their subject, and design an activity related to the topic. Researchers are challenged to present in...
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Leaf & Tree Identification

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover new vocabulary associated with trees and leaves. Using a key, they practice identifying the trees on school grounds and at home. They collect leaf samples, make diagrams and label the features on the leaves.
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Project Atmosphere Australia On-Line

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this atmosphere worksheet, students complete 5 activities on expeditions in Australia and how the weather impacted them. There are 28 questions in this packet and the internet should be used as a resource.
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Tutors & Readers Theater

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students complete literacy service learning projects. In this literacy lesson, older students work with younger students to tutor them in reading and writing. They help prepare a Readers Theater for the younger students.  
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Ecology: “Who Lives Where & Why?”

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore biomes and ecosystems. In this ecology instructional activity, 6th graders research various biomes in order to explain the factors (biotic & abiotic and human activity) that help the various plants and animals...
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The Legacy of Currier & Ives

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students read the work of a 19th-century American author. The use representative lithographs from the Currier & Ives collection at the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts (available online at http://www.springfieldmuseums.org) to...
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Plants / Animals Seen by Lewis & Clark

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars conduct research to find references to plants or animals and their uses by Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery by using materials available such as journals, books, internet sources, library materials. Groups create a...