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    6-8: Jim Crow and Segregation

    This is an integrated lesson plan that incorporates both eighth grade language arts and history. Using Internet research, literary analysis, and persuasive technique, students will practice reading and writing skills while analyzing the impact of Jim Crow Segregation on African Americans living in North Carolina and elsewhere. A lesson plan for Grade 8 English Language Arts and Social Studies h4. Learning ...
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    Balance Benders™ Beginning Level

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    Timelines & Word Problems

    Timelines & Word Problems
    BY JENNIFER GAYFORD Students will create autobiographical time lines, noting important events in their lives. Using these timelines, students will create word problems for their classmates to solve. A lesson plan for grade 3 Mathematics Learning outcomes Students will be able to construct a time line of their own and use a previously constructed time line to solve word problems. Teacher ...
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    Lesson: Math Magic

    Lesson: Math Magic
    Here are some surprising tricks to build number sense and algebraic reasoning Mathematics truly is magical, especially for students with strong number sense and algebra skills. Here's a variety of mathematical surprises that will capture your students' interest and motivate exploration of mathematical ideas. While the tricks themselves are fascinating, push your students to think about the reasons why these stunning ...
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    K-8: Goals, Goals, Goals

    Students will be introduced to the benefits of goal-setting and the steps in the goal setting process. A group activity with a ball will give students practice in all steps of the process and an opportunity to see the benefits of setting goals. *_A lesson plan for Grades K–8 Guidance_* h4. Students will: * list benefits of goal-setting. * describe steps ...
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    Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

    Thanksgiving Lesson Plan
    Gobble, gobble! Get ready to break out the cranberry sauce and put the stuffing in the oven with our Thanksgiving related lesson plans and activities for ESL students Grades 1-4. In November I like teach a unit on Thanksgiving to all of my students. These units are written to follow the TESOL Pre-K-12 ESL Standards: Standard 2, Goal 2. h4. Lesson ...
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    Pictures at an Exhibition

    Pictures at an Exhibition
    A classical composition inspired by a series of lost paintings is the muse behind this imaginative art lesson. Art and music are blended as one in Modest Mussorgsky's classical composition "Pictures at an Exhibition." The title of this opus has much to do with art and its meaningful relationship to another subject area – music. Reach beyond the art room in ...
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    Will the Pumpkin Sink or Float?

    Will the Pumpkin Sink or Float?
    Teach a lesson on sinking and floating in the fall and use pumpkins to tie it to Halloween. This lesson also provides your English language learners with practice in estimating and in predicting outcomes. Teach a lesson on sinking and floating in the fall and tie the activity to Halloween by using pumpkins for the experiments. This lesson follows TESOL Pre-K-12 ...
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    20 Trail Blazing Women

    20 Trail Blazing Women
    There have been so many women that have made an impact on history. Below are just 20 women to remember and honor during the study of women's history. h4. 1784 Hannah Adams First woman to become professional writer h4. 1812 Lucy Brewer First woman marine h4. 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell First woman to receive a medical degree h4. 1850 Harriet Tubman ...
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    Secret Builders: Virtual World of History and Literature

    Secret Builders: Virtual World of History and Literature
    I have reviewed Secret Builders virtual world before, but some new additions and features deserve another post. Secret Builders is a virtual world for kids (8-12) that introduces them to fictional characters from history and literature. Secret Builders has added a host of new historical characters that students can interact with including: Jane Austen, Bach, Alexander Bell, Emily Bronte, Confucius, Marie ...
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    Fifty Nifty United States

    Fifty Nifty United States
    Social studies comes home with books about every state in the Union. It seems as though all 50 states use their history as part of the social studies curriculum somewhere between grades three and five. Students learn about local history, then proceed to state history. A constant cry from grade-level teachers is, "What new materials do you have about our state ...
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    K-2: Create a Music Carnival

    This is a lesson in which the students will combine their knowledge of rhythm, pitch, and tone color with their imaginations to create original compositions about animals. They will use "Carnival of the Animals", by Saint-Saens, and "Peter and the Wolf", by Prokofiev, for comparisons. A lesson plan for Grade 2 Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts and Music Education h4. ...
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    K-5: Integrating Character Education / A Lesson on Responsibility

    Activity on the character trait of responsibility. *_A lesson plan for Grades K–5 Guidance_* h4. Students will: * learn to demonstrate traits of responsibility. * learn that accepting responsibility is more rewarding than avoiding responsibility. *_Teacher planning: 45 Minutes_* h4. Materials/resources * Benny the Lazy Beaver by George Fisk Publisher: Cosmic Concepts Pr; (January 1, 1991) ISBN: 0962050717 * Beaver puppet ...
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    Adjectives, Adverbs and Advertising

    h4. Objective: The student will identify adjectives and adverbs and be able to use them correctly in a Christmas-related creative writing project. h4. Resources: Teacher: Variety of magazines, paperclips. Students: paper, pencil, scissors, marker. h4. Teacher Preparation: Cut out an ad from a magazine that, in large type, has examples of both adjectives and adverbs. 1. Procedure: Show class sample ad ...
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    6-8: Facial Studies Through Creation of a Face Jug

    Students study the anatomy of a face and use what they have learned about rendering faces and three dimensional objects to create thumbnail sketches of expressive faces on jugs. They learn to blend values to create the illusion of volume in both facial features and clay jugs. Three dimensional understanding is reinforced by adding expressive facial features to coiled clay jugs. ...
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    6-8: Character education: What would you do?

    This lesson is designed to teach character development, problem solving, and teamwork. It can also be used with exceptional students in a high school setting. A lesson plan for Grades 6–8 Guidance and Healthful Living Education h4. Learning outcomes The students will learn that we all face tough decisions every day. How we choose to respond to these events reveals who ...
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    Animated Atlas

    Animated Atlas
    What it is: Animated Atlas: The Growth of a Nation is an animated video that teaches students about American expansion. The video allows for interaction as it plays. Students can click on any state to learn more about when and how it became a state. There is also a great interactive time line at the bottom of the animation that students ...
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    Word Roots B1

    Brought to you by About The Critical Thinking Co.™: For more than 50 years, The Critical Thinking Co.’s™ award-winning books and software have helped students of all abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. Our products are fun, easy to use, and ...
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    K-3: Valentine Singing/Guessing Game

    This is a great game for young elementary, K-3. Students will: 1. Learn to hear similar and different phrases 2. Sing in a group 3. Sing a solo 4. Listen for vocal sounds h4. Preactivities Review the simple song "Love Somebody" Love somebody, yes I do. Love somebody, yes I do. Love somebody, yes I do. Love somebody but I won't ...
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    October: National Custodial Workers Day

    h4. Thank-You Notes (Writing) October 2 provides the perfect opportunity for writing with a purpose: National Custodial Workers Day. Most school kids know and like their custodians. Write thank-you notes to all those folks who clean up after us day after day. Encourage children to illustrate the letters. Perhaps you could invite a custodian to have lunch in the room with ...
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