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    9th U.S. President: William Henry Harrison

    9th U.S. President: William Henry Harrison
    Learning Objective: The students will research the life and times of William Henry Harrison, the 9th President of The United States. The students will thoroughly research this President utilizing the internet library, encyclopedias, books and/ or videos. In addition to their research paper, students will create a “Presidential Cube”. Motivational Technique: The teacher will begin the lesson with a fun piece ...
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    Virtual Learning World for Elementary Students

    Virtual Learning World for Elementary Students
    What it is: BrainNook is a virtual world for kids where they can develop math and English skills while playing in the free online playground.  There are over a hundred education games packed into the BrainNook virtual world, all of them are based on foundational math, English, and grammar concepts.  The math games cover concepts from single digit addition to 3D ...
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    8th U.S. President: Martin Van Buren

    8th U.S. President: Martin Van Buren
    Objective: 11th grade Students will learn about the life of the 8th President, Martin Van Buren. Motivation Technique: The teacher will have a brown paper bag filled with a magician’s wand, a picture of Dutch shoes, the Democratic symbol, and a hat with deer tail on it. The teacher then will pull out one object at a time. The students will ...
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    7th U.S. President: Andrew Jackson

    7th U.S. President: Andrew Jackson
    Lesson 9th and 10th grades Objectives: Students will learn about the Trail of Tears and the key figures surrounding the historical event. Background: Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States and was elected in 1829. The Indian Removal act was a controversial part of the Andrew Jackson’s Presidency. In the Early 19th Century, Indian tribes stood in the ...
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    6th U.S. President: John Quincy Adams

    6th U.S. President: John Quincy Adams
    Objective: Students will learn about the responsibilities required of citizens living in a constitutional democracy, what it means to be civically engaged, how to be civically engaged, and why it’s important. Students will learn about the value of civic responsibility by comparing the American constitutional democracy to other world nations. Students will place these responsibilities into context by learning about President ...
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    5th U.S. President: James Monroe

    5th U.S. President: James Monroe
    Lesson Plan: Age Range: Grades 9-12 Objective: To teach students about the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, and how he contributed to the growth of our country. Motivational Technique: Ask students what they know about James Monroe. Show a map of the country before the Louisiana Purchase, and how the acquisition helped the growth of our country. Procedure: ...
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    4th U.S. President: James Madison

    4th U.S. President: James Madison
    Grade: 9th Lesson Objectives: Students will learn about the major historical facts pertaining to the 4th president of The United States, James Madison. Motivational Technique: Have the students imagine that they are president James Madison and create an extended constitution. Procedure: 1. Read about James Madison 2. Have the students complete the guiding questions about Madison 3. Ask students to write ...
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    3rd U.S. President: Thomas Jefferson

    3rd U.S. President: Thomas Jefferson
    LESSON PLAN 11th and 12th grade Objective: Students will learn about Thomas Jefferson’s accomplishments, his role of citizenship and the constitution during his presidency. Motivational Technique: When the students come into class they will see an actor and guest speaker for Thomas Jefferson. This man will stay in character for the entire class and he will speak to the students about ...
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    2nd U.S. President: John Adams

    2nd U.S. President: John Adams
    Goal 10th grade Students will develop writing, documentation and Internet research skills while studying and learning about the lives and accomplishments of the 2nd President of the United States. Objectives: In this activity, students will study John Adams and research specific aspects of his life and presidency using various Internet sites, movies and books. Motivational Technique Watch the first episode of ...
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    1st U.S. President: George Washington

    1st U.S. President: George Washington
    Objective: Students will research the life and times of George Washington in order to understand his role in our nation’s founding and learn about who he was as a real person. Students will conduct research in order to curate an exhibit on a president creating a well-organized project. Motivational Technique: Students will be introduced to videos along with a slideshow of ...
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    Harvest Festivals Around the World

    Harvest Festivals Around the World
    Harvest Festivals have been held as long as people have been sowing and gathering food. Show your students how people all over the world celebrate the harvesting of a good crop. People from various cultures all over the world celebrate the gathering of the harvest. Harvest Festivals have been held as long as people have been sowing and gathering food. For ...
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    What is an Election? How Do We Vote? (K-4)

    What is an Election? How Do We Vote? (K-4)
    National Curriculum Standards are included for grade levels K-4 along with the content standards. This lesson plan is geared for grades K-2 and the duration of the plan is for 45 minutes. (K-2)         Questions for Discussion: I. What is Government and What should it Do? • What is government? • What are some of the most important ...
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    Trick or Treat: Halloween Lesson Plan Goodie Bag

    Trick or Treat: Halloween Lesson Plan Goodie Bag
    It's that time of year again, and Teaching wants to help you bring some of that spooky Halloween spirit to your classroom. That's why we've put together this goodie bag full of Halloween-inspired lesson plans to share with your students and faculty. We promise this is a treat and no trick! Physics: Making Halloween Glop GloopReader Linda Patton shares these recipes ...
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    Lesson Plan: If I Had a Robot (Grades 1-3)

    Lesson Plan: If I Had a Robot (Grades 1-3)
    Topics: Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, Art, Mediums Objective Students will use a visual aid to add to their creative writing. Directions Ask students if they would like to have a robot. What kinds of things could a robot do for them? Distribute copies of the If I Had a Robot activity sheet and have the children write about robots. After ...
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    Getting to Know Your Students

    Getting to Know Your Students
    During the first few days, weeks and even months of school it is important for you and your students to get to know each other. This will allow you to create lessons based on students’ interests and allow students to make friends and feel safe within their new environment. Here are just a few activities that will help get everyone acquainted. ...
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    Helping Students Understand Google Search

    Helping Students Understand Google Search
    Most of my teaching career has been as a classroom teacher. I began working as a Teacher-Librarian, but after a few years, the lure of the classroom won me over. I really love the ownership that comes from teaching a class; those kids are your audience, and if it works, it’s because you’ve made it work. It’s a bit like being ...
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    HOW TO: Grow an Edible School Garden

    HOW TO: Grow an Edible School Garden
    For a lot of families, growing their own garden is something akin to that big trip abroad: a great idea in theory, but hard to actually make happen in reality. With over a third of the nation's children overweight or obese, healthy eating habits aren't just a private family matter, they're a public health issue. Consider this: the number of ...
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    Father's Day Crafts for Students

    Father's Day Crafts for Students
    Father’s Day is almost here. I know that many schools have already closed for summer but for those of you who have school next week or kids of your own here are some handmade gifts your children can easily create for their fathers. Coupon Book*: To prepare you can download blank Father’s Day Coupons, use index cards, or create your own ...
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    Oil Slick Threatens the Gulf

    Oil Slick Threatens the Gulf
    More than 200,000 gallons of crude oil per day continue to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, despite efforts to plug massive leaks in an oil well. The oil is streaming from a well on the Gulf’s floor a mile beneath the surface. Meanwhile, an oil slick is threatening fishing, wildlife, and coastlines from Louisiana to Florida. President Barack Obama has ...
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    HISTORY Offers Opportunities for Teacher & Student Innovations—Register Now

    HISTORY has developed an extensive education outreach program connected to America The Story of Us, including curriculum guides, contests, and a live webcast. We are pleased to be working with the President’s Committee for the Arts and the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services on library and student contests. A contest for teachers to submit innovative lesson plans ...
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