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Adaptive Sports and Recreational Games

For Teachers 5th - 12th
It's truly amazing how people with physical disabilities are able to find ways to overcome their impairments. Their tremendous perseverance is evident in this handout that describes the ways different sports, ranging from bowling...
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The Roll Out Fractions Game: Comparing Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Reinforce the concept of comparing fractions with a hands-on, two-player game that calls for a visual model, score board, and dice. Players roll dice to acquire their given fraction, create the fraction using fraction tiles, then compare...
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Creating Your Own PowerPoint Jeopardy Game

For Students K - 12th
Jeopardy. What's the name of the game in which contestants must provide the questions? PowerPoint. What program can be used to create a Jeopardy game? Take this tutorial. How do I learn how to use PowerPoint to create a Jeopardy game?
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame Card Game

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack! Inspire some competition between your learners with a baseball-themed reading game. Players take turns reading as many words as they can, and once they reach a card they can't read, they tally up...
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Debate Games and Activities Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A must-have resource for classes that engage in debate, this packet contains 20 detailed plans for debate games and activities. Everything from how to select evidence to support a position, to structuring a debate on which candy bar is...
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FACS: Recreation Therapy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
An attractive and informative nine-slide PowerPoint introduces the class to the world of recreational therapy. Attached handouts provide team-building and ice-breaker activities. The activities are engaging. They serve as examples of...
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Adapted Sorry Board Game

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Board games are great for building social skills and for fostering recreation and leisure skills! Here, you'll find an image and a brief description of how you can make a tactile version of the game Sorry for your blind or low-vision...
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The Hunger Games

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Enjoy this exciting novel with your students, and bring the games to life in your classroom!
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Regular Field Day

For Teachers K - 6th
This instructional activity contains a plethora of fun games for a field day extravaganza. The games have been organized by grade levels, but the teacher can adapt them to whatever age category is appropriate for creating a fun-filled...
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Energy Flow in the Garden

For Teachers 4th Standards
How can you tell what an owl has eaten? Study the food chain and flow of energy in an ecosystem by dissecting an owl pellet and noting the bones found inside. Additionally, the lesson includes a game about consumers and producers with a...
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Plum Stone Dice Game

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students read about a Native American dice game online. They make replica games, and practice playing with them. They predict the outcome of the dice rolls by completing a dice throw chart.
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Modified Disc Golf

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Here is a great set of adaptations and modifications that will make your next game of disc golf accessible to all your pupils. Listed are several variations and ways you can modify the game for your learners with physical or visual...
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Minecraft – Pocket Edition

For Students 4th - 12th
You don't have to be a Minecraft wiz to know that this app has great playability for your learners! As afterschool programs and classroom projects around the world demonstrate, this game goes well beyond placing blocks and traditional...
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African American Music: Let’s Sing and Play Clapping Games

For Teachers K - 2nd
Two lessons focus on making a beat. Using popular African American music of its time, scholars listen and analyze the rhythm then recreate it with hands drums, and cups. 
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The Most Dangerous Game

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils make inferences based on quotes pulled from the short story. They recreate the plot based on a guided outline activity
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Sentence Structure Game for Complete Beginners

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Students play a card game with color coded words to create sentences that are correctly structured. They listen to a sentence dictated aloud and recreate the sentence using cards. They create sentences for partners to represent with cards.
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Baseball

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Baseball is an American pastime, super fun to play, and can be made accessible to learners with visual impairments. Instead of taking to the ball field, your class can learn the rules of the game by playing a small three-dimensional...
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Gravity Launch

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Getting a ship into orbit isn't rocket science. Oh, wait...that's exactly what it is! Learn the basics of the concepts of thrust, launch angle, and gravitational pull in this fun and progressively challenging game.
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Recreation Book- Book Report

For Students 5th - 7th
In this literature worksheet, student read a non-fiction book about a recreational activity that includes the rules and regulations. They write a dictionary of terms, teach others how to play, make a "play safe" poster, videotape the...
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Outdoor Activities/Problem Solving: Play a Listening Game

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students listen to everyday sounds that help them develop listening skills. In this early childhood lesson plan, students develop listening and language skills to recreate sounds in the outdoor environment.
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Rock In the Fist

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore Native American culture by researching their physical activities. In this Native American recreation lesson, 1st graders identify the games and activities Native Americans participated in to pass the time,...
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Haptography: Digitizing our Sense of Touch

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We have cameras to record what we see, but how can we record what we touch? Katherine Kuchenbecker, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is working to answer exactly that question. Using sensitive...
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Fun Fitness Activities For Kids

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
From shuttle run relays to ACTIVE Bingo, you'll be elated to have this PE resource packet in your tool belt for your next fitness lesson. After all, who wouldn't want to play a game called, "Elephants, Giraffes, and Palm Trees"?
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Probability, Igba-ita (A Nigerian game)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In a creative cross-curricular activity, middle schoolers play a Nigerian game using cowrie shells. (You can use shell-shaped pasta if you do not have actual shells.) As they play, they keep a record of their scores, and then use the...
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Phylogenetics

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Introduce your class to the concept of creating phylogenetic trees by playing a game of Telephone. Participants create a mixed-up message and through the use of distance matrices, the evolution of the message is recreated. 
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Outdoor Activities/Games: Pendulum Play

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students play with an outdoor pendulum. In this early childhood lesson, students develop language skills and scientific knowledge while experimenting with a pendulum outdoors.
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Brick Breaker: Initial Consonant Blends

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Practice initial consonant blends with a fun, interactive game! Choose the sounds you'd like to practice, and then have kids place the appropriate pictures for their brick breaker boards. Spin the spinner to select a blended sound, and...
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Modified Golf

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Golf is a popular game that is enjoyed around the world. Invite your pupils with visual impairments or blindness to putt a few balls or make a hole in one. This instructional activity provides several very good suggestions as to how you...
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Frisbee Horseshoes

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students follow directions and practice the skill of throwing a Frisbee toward a target. They then play a Frisbee game and practice working as a team while keeping score on their own.
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Race to 20

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
And they're off! Working in pairs, young mathematicians roll dice to see who can fill in their double ten-frames first. When learners finally fill in their arrays, they create addition number sentences that represent their rolls, helping...
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Jamaican Song, Dance, and Play: Experiences with Jamaican Musical Traditions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young musicians experience song, dance, and play of the Jamaican culture. Scholars listen for and recreate beats, they play tunes, make up original dances, and play a game that challenges pupils to pass stones to a specific beat.
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TimeMotion

For Students 6th - 12th
How much time do your class members spend standing versus running during an athletic event? Are they more likely to pass the ball or attempt to score themselves? Get the evidence to answer questions like these with TimeMotion, an app...
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Beach Tennis

For Students 6th - 12th
Enhance your volleyball lessons with a new drill called, "Beach Tennis". Like a game of tennis, doubles take the court, volley the ball back-and-forth until one side misses and a point is earned. 
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Pixel This!

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Did the image I drew match the image you saw? By simulating a satellite and a ground station, teams of two transmit data in the form of pixels in order to recreate an image. They use four different levels of brightness, creating slightly...
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Pixel Pattern

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Any vintage video game users in the room? Young scholars use a video presentation to analyze patterns in pixel arrangements. By writing an arithmetic sequence, they make predictions about the size of the image.
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Parts of a Tree

For Teachers 1st Standards
Discover the parts of a tree and so much more with a packet of activities covering a range of subjects. First graders label practice pages, test their measuring and addition skills, explore books, dance, build 3-D trees, play games, give...
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Beach Ball with Bell

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Encourage your learners who are blind or visually impaired to participate in sports or recreational activities. This super simple idea uses a beach ball with a bell on it to help kids become comfortable with playing catch. The activity...
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Puffin Patrol

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Bird diversity and the majestic puffin are the topics of today's lesson. Children discuss and look at images of puffins, and then they use felt to put a puffin body together. After that they talk about what and how puffins eat. They get...
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Memory Game

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students create cards for a memory game by entering data into a spreadsheet that is then merged into a word processing document. Tutorials are available through links on the lesson plan page.
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Cooperative Games

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students participate in power walk, partner sit-ups, and polly python and Hawaiian Banana Ball games during a cooperative games day.
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Econ Game

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a PowerPoint presentation showing a question and answer game they developed. They select and format their slides and add clip-art. They share their game with the class.
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Balls & Hoops: Pass-It-Back Relays

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students engage in outdoor relay activities to encourage teamwork, creative thinking, and development of motor skills. In this outdoor recreation lesson, students first line up, then brainstorm ways to move a ball from the front to the...
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Beanbag Balance

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students use their bodies to explore movement and practice balance. In this activity and play lesson, students play a cooperative game that enables them to exercise and follow instructions through cooperative play.
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Balls & Hoops: Parachute Toys

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students discover that it takes cooperation and coordination to keep these balloons in the air. For this early childhood physical education lesson, students practice large motor, cooperation, and prediction skills as they play this game.
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Activity Plan 5-6: All About You And Me

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore their unique qualities as they create "me" puppets. In this early childhood lesson plan, students play a category game, discuss uniqueness, and create their very own "me" puppets.
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Which Book is It?

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students are invited to make the most of their memory skills. In this early childhood problem solving lesson, students use their listening and observation skills in this problem-solving memory game.
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A Room Full of Colors and Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore their new classroom with this hunting and matching game. In this early childhood problem solving lesson, students use observation and matching skills as they hunt for pre-cut shapes around the classroom.
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Family Financial Profile

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate the cost of living. In this financial awareness lesson, students play a game to simulate various family situations and their incomes. Learners choose activity cards and record information on their family profile...
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Bring on the World: Recreation at School

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Student practice their problem solving skills. In this problem solving lesson, students examine a scenario regarding the use of a school playground. Students collaborate to brainstorm solutions to the problem.
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Daisy the Dinosaur

For Students K - 6th
Have you ever wanted to tell a tyrannosuarus rex what to do? Here's your chance! Introduce youngsters to the world of computer programming with an easy and adorable game in which a dinosaur follows your every command.
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Stick Horse Rodeo

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Yee-haw! Youngsters read all about the history of rodeos in a brief informational text, which has select vocabulary words defined within the lesson. After learning about the various events, they choose one and create a poster advertising...
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Lesson: Scaled Up

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Do you ever think about what it takes for an artist to create a larger-than-life sculpture? Kids examine the piece, Scottish Angus Cow and Calf as it relates to scale, scale conversion, and artistic craft. They then use scale conversions...
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Softball - Team Sports 2

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This softball presentation is incredibly complete in introducing all the basic components of the game. It has great definitions and pictures to go along with the terms used in the sport. The presentation starts off with a little bit of...
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Memory

For Teachers K - 6th
When you are blind, your hands become your eyes, so learning how to discriminate between various objects through touch is a very important skill. Make a memory game by gluing common items onto cardstock. The kids feel, identify, and then...
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Rock Cycle Roundabout

For Teachers 4th - 12th
After a basic introduction to the rock cycle and the three main types of rocks, young geologists can deepen their understanding of how rocks change through a fun learning game. Based on the characteristics and events shared by a reader,...
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Exploring Sustainable Seafood

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Sustainable fishing is important for ensuring the continuation of the various types of seafood that we enjoy. Learners view photos of popular seafood and examine a chart of different fishing methods, the pros and cons, and the types of...
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401 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Sometimes the hardest thing about an argument essay writing assignment is coming up with a question. A four-page list of prompts includes a range of topics, from social media and smart phones to video games and sports. The list is a...
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Across the United States- Home Learning Activity

For Students 4th - 5th
In this home-school United States map worksheet, students work with a family partner as they study a map of the United States. They talk about the states they have visited, play a game by giving each other clues about states, and write...
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Then and Now: Life in Early America, 1740 - 1840

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students complete a unit of lessons that examine life in early America from 1740-1840. They compare items with similar objects we use today, explore various websites, create a paper doll, try and guess the function of various objects,...
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Heads and Tails

For Students K - 3rd
Can you spare a few pennies? This simple activity has young scholars dropping pennies on a table (or the floor) and recording the number of heads and tails in a chart. Not only is it a fun, hands-on experience, but scholars get excellent...
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Softball Complex

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Before we can take you out to the ball game, there needs to be a field on which to play. Future mathematicians design a softball complex given several criteria. They then create a scale drawing of this complex.
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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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Prairie Voices: Spare Time

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars examine forms of recreation throughout the last 150 years. In this leisure time lesson plan, students investigate leisure activities in pre- and post-industrial society as they listen to a teacher-led lecture and discuss...
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"Web of Life" Game

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students relate members of an ecosystem by their interactions. In this ecosystem lesson, students toss a ball to other members of their group (each representing a member of an ecosystem) and tell how they are related to that member....
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Autism iHelp - Home

For Students Pre-K - 8th
Building a strong functional vocabulary is key for helping children with ASD or PDD NOS communicate their wants and needs. While strengthening vocabulary, learners can also build their sight-word vocabulary by tackling words commonly...
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The Name of the Game

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the cultural significance of various sports from around the world. They then teach their classmates about these sports by participating in a Global SportsFest as both instructors and players.
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Playground Scavenger Hunt

For Students 1st - 5th
Encourage children to take full advantage of their school's playground with this fun scavenger hunt activity. Including ten separate activities, from climbing across the monkey bars to playing hopscotch with a friend, this resource will...
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Let’s Throw an Electric Science Party!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are you looking for a shockingly good lesson? Check out one that has middle schoolers recreate four of Benjamin Franklin's experiments. Groups investigate, observe, and draw conclusions about static electricity and electrical current....
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Backpack-tivity: An @Home Learning Activity Number Tic Tac Toe

For Students 4th - 5th
In this addition and subtraction worksheet, students draw a tic-tac-toe grid and play the game using numbers 0-9 instead of x's and o's, respond to 1 short answer questions, and play the game once more this time using the numbers 0-12.
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The Monty Hall Problem

For Students 7th
In this the Monty Hall problem worksheet, 7th graders recreate the TV gameshow, Let's Make a Deal, and figure out the probability of choosing one door over another in order to win.
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Investigation Can You Build This?

For Teachers K
Students work in small groups to explore spatial relationships while building with color cubes. Students must identify positions of blocks to partner, recreate a model, and color a sketch of their structure appropriately.
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Get the Chicks in the Coop

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Readers work to increase the speed of their out-loud reading to improve overall fluency.  They work with partners to time and record how far they read in one minute using the book Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type. The procedures mention...
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Tug of War

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Don't be fooled by how short this lesson plan is; it contains a good idea for adaptive PE. The activity is intended to help learners with visual impairments increase motor skills, muscle strength, and mobility. Two kids play a game of...
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Pulling for Biodiversity

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
It might seem impossible that with more than 14 million species found on Earth, biodiversity is diminishing—but it's the truth. Young scientists explore how invasive species are so destructive to native biodiversity. They compare...
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Shinny Rules

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read a brief description of the game shinny, create by the Colorado Indians, and write the rules for the game.
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Net Results

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate through role play how decisions by watermen, recreational fisherpeople, and lawmakers influence and are influenced by economics and the abundance or scarcity of fish and shellfish stocks. They consider social,...
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Alternative Snowflakes

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students discover how snowflakes in nature are really formed, and recreate this process with paper and glue.
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Indian PowWow

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students identify three different American Indian regions and tribes, their food, clothing, shelter, recreation, and transportation. Students create artifacts that can be placed in a museum. Students sing songs, chants, and dance. ...
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Teaching the Novel in Context

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students write a context paper.  In this teaching the novel in context lesson, students view a primary sources to recreate the cultural and historical context of the novel.  Students make the connection between the literary text and...
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Roundball for Remembrance

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners view a segment of Futures With Jaime Escalante showing the application of math in basketball, and they try to find some of these applications in a tape of a game played by their home school. This fun lesson should be very...
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You Sank My Battleship

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students apply the concept of transformation to the game of battleship. In this algebra lesson, students relate their linear equations to how they would graph or set up their game pieces to win.
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Through Northern Nevada's Eyes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners study the lives of Northern Paiutes, early Nevada settlers, and current residents of Northern Nevada. In this Northern Nevada lesson plan, students examine and compare pictures of people from the 1750's through today. They make...
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Spelling Challenge

For Students 9th - 11th
In this algebra activity, students count and spell out the value of the integer. In this game of spelling, they use algebra to answer the questions of which letters were not ever used. There is an answer key.
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X-treme Math, Linear Equations

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the applications of linear functions in the real world. In this algebra instructional activity, students apply the meaning of slopes and y-intercepts as they create a scavenger game for campers.
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Going off on a Tangent Project

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Slope of a curve is a seemingly paradoxical concept tackled in this step-by-step activity. Conversational in tone and approachable in its bite-sized attack, this lesson leads learners to develop the concept of tangential slopes...
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Getting to Know Us

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students discover pictures are worth a thousand smiles. In this early childhood language arts lesson, students use their growing powers of observation and language skills to get to know their classmates.
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Let's Play Musical Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students practice recognizing shapes while using gross-motor skills. In this early childhood math movement lesson, students explore shapes as music plays and they walk the perimeter of large cut-out paper shapes by playing musical squares.
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Science Charades

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students dramatize the wonderful world of nature, without making a sound. In this early childhood creative thinking lesson, students dramatize different aspects of nature to develop creative thinking, reading, memory, and motor skills.
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Activity Plan Mixed Ages: Pineapple Investigations

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students use all of their senses to explore a fresh, delicious pineapple. In this early childhood lesson plan, students engage in activities that encourage sensory exploration, problem solving, creative-thinking, language skills, and the...
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Activity Plan Mixed Ages: Body Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners explore the shape of things as they bend, twist, and turn. In this early childhood lesson plan, students develop social, creative-thinking, and language skills and spatial awareness as they use their bodies to create geometric...
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Play and Culture

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students discuss with their parents the rights of every child to have the opportunity to play. They share games associated with their own culture and learn new games from others. They examine how the value of play for a child's...
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Managing Your School Forest

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students create a forest management plan while working in the school forest. They decide before their visit the school forest what their goals of forest mangement is for example, recreation, hunting, non-game wildlife, or timber...
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A Little Average Problem

For Students 8th - 12th
In this measure of central tendencies activity, learners are given points scored by one person on a basketball team. They find the number of points scored in the 10th game.
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Axis and Allies World War II Simulation

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students investigate World War II through the computer game Axis and Allies. They discuss the basics of World War II before playing the game, spend eight weeks playing the game that is a simulation of World War II, and write a report...
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Alternative Snowflakes

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover how snowflakes in nature are really formed, and recreate this process with paper and glue. This art lesson gets some scientific learning in as well.
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Active Lifestyle Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students, in groups, choose from a list of alternatives for recreational activities, transportation options, nutritional choices and other opportunities people have in their lives to make decisions which either benefits or has a negative...
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Valley Forge

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars describe how location, weather, and physical environment affect the way people live, including the effects on their food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation. They also describe the lives of American heroes...
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Mask Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss "mime" before playing a game in which they make the body movement and gestures of a large animal while a classmate guesses what they are imitating. Next, they design and make masks of an animal face while studying the...
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Use a Graph - ELL

For Students 4th - 5th
In this ELL vocabulary acquisition worksheet, students look at the pictures of activities. Students then tell what activities some kids can choose at a recreation center and then write words from the box to complete the sentences.
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Map of the Big Basketball Play

For Students 6th
In this geometry worksheet, 6th graders use a compass and a straight edge to recreate the path of the a basketball during a game. They follow 3 sets of directions to draw the bisectors of lines and the angles that are described.
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What If We Run Out?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Pupils explore the consequences of shrinking habitats and the human impact on wildlife populations. They participate in a game to study the consequences and describe the preservation of animal habitats.
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Happy Birthday Tomie dePaola

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine biographical information about Tomie dePaola and create a birthday card for him. They play an Author Guessing Game, listen to the book "The Art Lesson," explore the Tomie dePaola website, and illustrate a birthday...
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Coordinate Plane Artwork

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders go to the computer lab and use the General Coordinate Game applet created by the Shodor Foundation to obtain a more specific understanding of the coordinate plane, its parts, and how it can be used to graph points.
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Explorers

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students search interactive sites to discover the history of exploration. They inspect an explorers' timeline and read about them. They participate in a Viking quest game and a multimedia recreation of Marco Polo's explorations.
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Cricket in Pakistan

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate sports and recreation in other countries. In this current events lesson, students analyze a photograph of of people playing the game of cricket in efforts to determine what was taking place when the photograph was...
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Animals in the Wild

For Teachers K
Students compare/contrast paintings with similar subjects and themes. They discuss how a painting may relate to life experiences. Students draw animal families and compose a story about a painting by Gerome. They discuss zoos and...
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Picture Scramble: the Desert

For Students 3rd
In this science worksheet, 3rd graders will focus on the scrambled pictures to recreate an entire image of a plant or animal found in the desert. Students will complete three scrambled pictures, placing them in the correct order to...
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Bear Hunt Book

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students create their own illustrated books. In this visual arts lesson, students use the paints and other materials to illustrate their own version of Going on a Bear Hunt. A game, a song, a craft, and a recipe are all included with...
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American Indian Homes in Kansas

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore culture by researching U.S. history. For this American Indian lesson, 1st graders discuss the geography of Kansas and the different Native American tribes that inhabited the state and the types of homes they lived...
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10 Rainy and Snow Day Activities for Indoor Recess and PE

For Teachers K - 6th
Don't let the rain and snow put a damper on your PE lessons. This collection of indoor activities is a perfect way to keep students active regardless of the weather outside.
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Meet the Germs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson introduces scholars to the scientist, Martinus Beijerinck, the person behind virus discovery. Learners research and complete a graphic organizer that showcases the differences between a virus and bacteria. Small groups share...
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Bring on the World: Girls, Boys, and Playtime

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the presence of women in football around the world. In this football lesson, students read a history of women's football and respond to discussion questions and create advertisements for the Women's World Cup.
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Dice Relay

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders perform a variety of mental and physical tasks during a relay race. Working in teams, 8th graders roll the dice where each number represents a different physical or academic skill they must perform. The team to complete...
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Skill or Chance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research the types of recreational activities enjoyed by the Colorado Indians, and complete a graphic organizer on recreational activities.
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Theatre Lesson Plan

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders complete pantomime and improvisational theatre activities. For this theatre lesson, 2nd graders play a 'sound ball' game and recreate sounds as they toss the ball. Students discuss projection for an actor and practice the...
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Lunar Animation

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders demonstrate their understanding of the lunar phase sequence by recreating the phases of the moon using MS Paint and an online animator. They illustrate the correct sequence in the lunar cycle and explain the processes...
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Be an Artist

For Teachers 3rd
In this visual arts worksheet, 3rd graders will use a grid to recreate a given image. Using similar line segments in each box of the grid, students will recreate the image of a fish in the boxes provided.
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Be an Artist: Frog

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this visual arts worksheet, learners will use a grid to recreate a given image. Using similar line segments in each box of the grid, students will recreate the image of a frog in the boxes provided.
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Be an Artist: Lobster

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this visual arts worksheet, students will use a grid to recreate a given image. Using similar line segments in each box of the grid, students will recreate the image of a lobster in the boxes provided.
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Be an Artist: Dragonfly

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this visual arts worksheet, students will use a grid to recreate a given image. Using similar line segments in each box of the grid, students will recreate the image of a dragonfly in the boxes provided.
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Be an Artist: Bighorn Sheep

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
For this visual arts worksheet, students will use a grid to recreate a given image. Using similar line segments in each box of the grid, students will recreate the image of a bighorn sheep in the boxes provided.
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Be an Artist: Softshell Turtle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this visual arts worksheet, students will use a grid to recreate a given image. Using similar line segments in each box of the grid, students will recreate the image of a softshell turtle in the boxes provided.
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Be an Artist: Hermit Crab

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this visual arts worksheet, pupils will use a grid to recreate a given image. Using similar line segments in each box of the grid, students will recreate the image of a hermit crab in the boxes provided.
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Human Factors

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design a space settlement for colonizing a planet in our solar system. In small groups, they play a space colony game and read an article about human needs in space to prepare for the design stage. They discuss their design...
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IDP Introduction

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the three regions of North Carolina through class discussion of favorite places in the state and a review game based on the game of twister. The different colors on the twister sheet represent the different...
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Title Match-Up

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are introduced to a game in which each card they receive will have half of a book title on it. They find the person who has the other half of the title and they sit down in a circle. Students when whisper what they know...
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Bumping and Setting

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students review the drills and safety rules for playing a game of volleyball. They practice the proper form for bumping and setting while properly addressing the volleyball. They learn the vocabulary of the game.
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Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students view a video and are introduced to the world around them. They use maps to locate areas they are unfamiliar with. They create their own rhythms and recreate the rhythms of others to complete the lesson plan.
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The Lady's Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils use a game to establish the context of solving problems in a systematic and mathematical fashion. They also solve various types of equations to find reasonable solutions.
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Best Practices

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students create displays throughout the year to generate interest in upcoming events. They develop a plan to increase awareness of a variety of physical fitness programs. Students create flyers about local activities and share the...
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Sports: Adaptive Sports Brochure

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify the items and events that make adaptive sports possible. In this adaptive sports lesson, students research how accomplishments are obtained for people with disabilities.  Students research different tournaments, events,...
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SPORTS Lesson Plan: Trading Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
After visiting websites about the Special Olympics, your class creates trading cards about people with disabilities and the adaptations that have been made for them in sports. 
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Participating in a Public Hearing on Cardinal City’s Skate Park Controversy: “Will it be a Radical Ride or a Bogus Bust?”

For Teachers 10th Standards
Class members stage a mock public hearing on the question of whether or not Cardinal City should build a skate park. This carefully crafted resource includes complete directions, role cards for council members, proponents, opponents, and...
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Go for the Gold!

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore the Olympics. In this Olympics lesson, students research the history of the Olympics, the contributions of Greece and current events of the Olympics. Students choose a topic regarding the Olympics to research and write a...
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Current Sources of Energy to Maintain a Sustainable Future

For Teachers 4th
In small groups, fourth graders identify different sources of renewable and non-renewable energy. They research the pros and cons of using each of these resources. They rank household appliances according to energy usage and efficiency....
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Communication, Day 3: Asking What You Want

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mild to moderately disabled secondary high schoolers practice asking for what they want. They discuss a scenario, list things they want, then practice asking for those things. Our special needs students need to know how to communicate...
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Lesson 10: Communication - Day 3: Asking for What You Want

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers practice appropriate verbal and non-verbal methods of asking for what they want in a lesson designed for the special education classroom.
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Geocaching

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Using GPS units, small groups participate in a scavenger hunt to find an object that you have hidden. They use coordinates for stopping points along a pre-planned path to get to the final cache. This is a terrific activity to include in...
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Play Well with Others…Be Active Against Bullying!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Bully-free is the way every school should be! How can you help create that kind of culture in your school? A well-written teacher's guide containing lessons for grades 6-8 may be just the ticket. Each unit, separated by grade level,...
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Math Doodles

For Students 2nd - 9th Standards
Discover the joy and excitement of improving your math fluency through four different puzzles. Combine those with 25 different ways to represent numbers and you have hours of enjoyment that can be fun outside of the classroom as well.
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The Lacrosse Tournament

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Tap into your pupils' love of competition. The activity applies an exponential model to planning field use for a tournament. Scholars build a model using an equation, table and/or graph, and present their findings.
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Home Living / Daily Living: Safety Terms

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Being able to recognize safety signs in your environment is a great start to staying safe. Kids with severe to moderate disabilities work to recognize and identify safety terms and signs. They use flashcards and decreasing prompts to...
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Salmon and Trout Go to First Grade

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Turn your young scientists into salmon and trout experts with this diverse collection of worksheets and activities. Perfect for creating a thematic unit on fish in the primary grades, this resource engages children with printable books,...
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Gender and Sport

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, and Danica Patrick are living proof that women enjoy sports just as much as men. Sports enthusiasts read about the importance of gender equality on the playing field. They discover barriers to participation and...
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Mystery State # 5

For Students 5th - 6th
Mystery state number five is none other than Utah! Quiz your kids on state knowledge while building deductive reasoning skills. They use each of the five clues to determine the name of the mystery state. A great warm up when studying...
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Hunt the Fact Monster #27

For Students 3rd
In this search engine worksheet, 3rd graders will need to use factmonster.com to discover answers. Students will respond to 10 short answer questions using the given website.
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Hunt the Fact Monster #20

For Students 3rd
In this search engine instructional activity, 3rd graders will need to use factmonster.com to discover answers. Students will respond to 10 short answer and multiple choice questions using the given website.
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Kids and Leisure in Early 1900s Ann Arbor

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders describe how Michigan has changed and stayed the same over time; describe and classify human/cultural characteristics of Michigan; describe and explain the importance of individuals and groups who have made a difference.
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Hunt the Fact Monster #32

For Students 3rd
In this search engine worksheet, 3rd graders will need to use factmonster.com to discover answers. Students will respond to 10 short answer questions using the given website.
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Hunt the Fact Monster Hunt #25

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Internet research worksheet, students use the Fact Monster search engine to find the answers to two multiple choice and eight short answer questions.
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Hunt the Fact Monster: April #3

For Students 3rd
In this search engine worksheet, 3rd graders will need to use factmonster.com to discover answers. Students will respond to 5 multiple choice questions using the given website.
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#2902. 21st Century: Make Literature Relevant!

For Teachers 11th - 12th
J-Peezy to hang? Would John Proctor by any other name be as brave? High school scholars update scenes from Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and perform them before the class. After viewing and enjoying the modern trappings of their scenes,...
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To Fish or Not to Fish?

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students demonstrate the decision-making process for marine reserves designations. In this role-playing lesson plan students analyze maps and data relating to a proposed reserve. They formulate the best decisions based on overall issues.
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Cultural and Historical Meaning: Little Johnny Brown

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students perform a folk dance and discuss its cultural and historical meanings. They review the dance and perform it, beginning with four individuals who dance with confidence right from the start.
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Strong to the Hoop

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students complete pre reading, writing, during reading, and interdisciplinary activities for the book Strong to the Hoop. In this reading lesson plan, students complete journal entries, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions,...
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Your Healthy Body

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify the food groups. In this nutrition lesson, 3rd graders examine the food pyramid and create a balanced diet plan. Students label a blank food pyramid outline.
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A Slam-dunk for Women's Sports

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students discuss Title IX and read about women in sports in various newspapers. They discuss the coverage women's sports receives and evaluate how well their local paper covers women's sports vs. men's sports.
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Careers in Aquatics

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discuss careers related to aquatic or marine science. They write a report called "A Day in the Life of a (blank)." After reports are completed, if possible a person working in the field of aquatic or marine science is invited to...
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Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discuss the importance of taking care of their water supply so not only they can use it but generations in the future. In groups, they examine a real pollution scenario in which a sewer overflowed into the ground water. They use...
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Past and Present Parallels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the Great Depression. In this philanthropy lesson, students compare the Great Depression to the recession of 2008 and 2009. Students explore vocabulary, read excerpts from The Grapes of Wrath, and determine volunteer...
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Theatre Lesson Plan- Tableau (part 2)

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars explore tableaux.  For this social studies and fine arts cross curriculum lesson, students work in groups of four to create "frozen" stage pictures (tableaux) representing vocabulary and concepts from a "From Farm to You"...
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Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify the different stages in the water cycle. In this environmental science lesson, students research about different water pollutants in watershed. They describe ways to purify water.
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A Trip to Sully Plantation

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders have a better understanding of life in colonial Virginia. The students compare and contrast their life today with the life of colonial Students. Each child or small group of students design a project comparing the two time...
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Fair and Impartial

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students compare the meaning of the words fair and impartial by putting together a graphic organizer. In this fair and impartial lesson plan, students use 2 sports examples to compare the meanings of fair and impartial.
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Can You Follow Instructions?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders develop their speaking and listening skills. They verbalize directions. Students manipulate objects to construct a design while listening to the instructions they are given.
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Boomerang

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners build their own boomerang. In this physics lesson, students trace the origin of this equipment. They practice throwing and catching them.
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Tennis Backhand

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students learn the backhand for use in a tennis match. They complete a proper backhand stroke successfully without feeling frustrated or confused.
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10 by 10 Tessellations

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, with a partner, create tessellation patterns by playing 10 by 10 Tessellations. They need to use critical thinking skills to decide if pattern block plane figures tessellate and how each block best fits into the pattern.
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You Gotta Know the Territory

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine the relationship between Native Americans and those who settled the Iowa territory. In this Iowa history instructional activity, students investigate the process for settling the territory and how intercultural...
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What in the World Is Snowboarding?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research the sport of snowboarding in-depth, and divide into small groups to create an entertaining, multimedia newsletter on the sport.
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What Is Your Point?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify the x and y axes in a coordinate plane and identifies the coordinates of a given point in the first quadrant. They plot specific points in the first quadrant of the Cartesian coordinate system.
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Ancient Civilizations: China

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars read about the daily life, history, dynasties, and ancient celebration of ancient China.
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Critical Reading, Imaginative Writing and the Montage

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discuss the difference between primary and secondary sources and consider how an exhibit is researched. They design and create a montage that reflects themselves in a social and historical context.
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Cross Country Skiing

For Teachers 2nd - Higher Ed
Students are introduced to cross country skiing. They sit down on picnic tables in Craft Building. Students study how they are going to fit their skis, boots, and poles. They are explained that the ski boots are in European (metric)...
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Summer Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this summer themed ESL worksheet, students will examine 20 summer themed vocabulary words and then match them with their definition.
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Bring on the World: Football Around the World

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore the existence of football in the world. In this current events lesson, students examine how football is played using an interactive whiteboard. Students compare its existence in the United Kingdom and in African nations.
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Taking Pills Isn't the Answer

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore performance-related drug use. In this health journalism lesson plan, students read the USA Today article titled "Taking Pills Isn't the Answer", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an...
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Identifying Patterns

For Teachers K - 1st
Students investigate the elements of a pattern.  In this geometry instructional activity, students identify different shapes in a pattern and discover which shapes are missing in order to extend it.  Students create their own patterns...
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Investigating Life in the Past

For Teachers K
Students discuss pictures of the past and analyze what life was like. In this past lesson plan, students have a discussion based on the buildings, people, and activities they see in the pictures.
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Obesity in Our World Today

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate overeating and personal health by researching obesity facts. In this healthy eating lesson, 7th graders research the Internet for facts about youth obesity and the causes of ailments such as diabetes. Students...
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Introducing Vocabulary

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders create a timeline of events. In this vocabulary lesson, 11th graders work in groups to create a timeline of major events that occurred during the Civil Rights era. Students present to class then create a larger class...
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Jumping and Landing

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine primary sources of students jumping, or skipping rope. In this physical education instructional activity, 3rd graders compare activities from then and now. Additionally, students describe various scenes or scenarios...
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Fruits and Veggies

For Teachers 1st
First graders learn the scientific definitions of fruits and vegetables and sort food items accordingly.  In this fruits and vegetables lesson, 1st graders explain what foods are, based on the related rule.
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Reading Comprehension: Fishing

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students read a short passage about fishing, then answer 5 related questions. Answers are included on page 2.
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Wheeling through the Years

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Pupils experience and demonstrate how science, technology, and the environment influence the types of wheels equipment that we use. They develop and demonstrate a range of skills while using bikes, scooters, skateboards, and rollerblades.
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Human Factors

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain the psychological effects of living in space. They esign the houses and interior of a space settlement, make decisions about the running of a space settlement, and explore the human factors involved in space colonization.
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Soccer Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice soccer skills such as dribbling, trapping, and kicking during gym class.
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A Guide for Community Living

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use photography to help them become more knowledgeable about their communities, and to make a "community survival" book in which problems are solved by going to the right community agency.
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Physical Location; How a Border Town Might Develop

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students speculate how a location can develop into a large town. They investigate the physical resources and how populations can grow. There are guiding questions to help students through the research and class discussion. Students make...
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Negro Leagues Baseball

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students write a one page paper on one of the following players: Fleetwood Walker, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, or "Cool Papa Bell". They listen to the taped selection of Black Diamond by McKissack and McKissack and write a one page...
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The Economy and Culture of Canada

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Canada instructional activity, students fill in missing words or phrases to complete eight sentences about the culture and economy of this nation without using a word bank.