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    9-12: Looking Back - An Art/English/History Interdisciplinary Unit

    This is an interdisciplinary unit that incorporates research of historical events of the past century. By students learning to recognize that society impacts the themes within art and literature, students then take this knowledge base and interview an individual to develop a biographical narrative, a collage, and oral presentation. h4. Learning outcomes h4. Students will: 1. research and analyze historical events. ...
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    9-12: Concept Chairs / A Format for Classroom Discussion

    This is a culminating activity that provides a format so that all participants are drawn into a discussion. The discussion for the "Concept Chairs" will be based on a unit of study that assesses the effectiveness of the Judicial System while examining various types of justice within society (social, personal and constitutional). Primary texts, fictional literature and non-print sources will provide ...
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    9-12: The Declaration of Independence

    In this interdisciplinary lesson, students will examine the role of the Declaration of Independence in the development of the American Revolution and as part of the American identity. They will also analyze the argumentative structure and write their own declaration. h4. Learning outcomes At the close of this lesson students will: 1. assess the role of the Declaration of Independence in ...
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    9-12: "The American Dream" (Info for General Ed & LEP Students)

    h4. Learning outcomes Students will: 1. identify reasons people come to America. 2. identify personal goals in relation to the American dream. 3. create a product which expresses the American dream or the dream in general. Related Links Not the lesson you were looking for? Search more. Connect with information to help make you a better educator Find resources now. h4. ...
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    9-12: Economics & Civics: Family Budget Activity

    9-12: Economics & Civics: Family Budget Activity
    This activity is designed to provide students with real-world application of classroom curriculum. Students will be required to make budgeting decisions in the light of inflation, unemployment, and other unforeseen additions or strains to the family budget. *_A lesson plan for Grades 6–12 Economics and Civics_* Students will: * - be able to make informed economic choices given varying real-life circumstances. ...
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    9-12: George Washington and Frederick Douglass letters; Recognizing Point of View and Bias

    This lesson uses two letters written by famous individuals. Frederick Douglass, a well-known former slave who became a leader of the American abolition movement, escaped from slavery in Maryland to freedom in New York in 1838. George Washington was a large slaveholder in Virginia (as well as the first president of the United States). h4. Learning outcomes At the close of ...
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    9-12: The Movie, "A Civil Action," as a Legal/Environmental Science Case Study

    This is a short, culminating activity that can be used to assess your students' understanding of the steps needed to determine if a water source is contaminated and how it got that way, and to suggest possible methods of cleanup or remediation. Students review a portion of the film "A Civil Action" and identify the problem and the people involved. Students ...
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    9-12: Creating A Public Relations Campaign for a Historical/Literary Figure

    h4. _By creating a PR campaign for a historical or literary figure, students can use a wide range of thinking skills._ Students are typically very familiar with advertising in print, on television, and even on the web. In this discussion activity, students are charged with developing an advertising and public relations strategy for a historical figure, historical movement, literary character, or ...
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    3-5: Election Time using a Database

    3-5: Election Time using a Database
    Students, working in groups, use various resources to answer prepared questions about the candidates. Students will enter their data into a prepared database. With teacher guidance, students will learn to use the database to find information. *_A lesson plan for Grade 3 Information Skills, Social Studies and Computer Technology Skills_* h4. Learning outcomes After using various methods of researching information, students ...
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    3-5: Educating Leaders for Tomorrow

    The intent of this lesson is to demonstrate the need for (student) citizens to assume learning and leading roles and behaviors that will better insure a successful future. *_A lesson plan for Grade 3 Social Studies_* h4. Learning outcomes Students will: * become more aware of the Buncombe County Schools Character Traits * distinguish between responsible and irresponsible behavior * be ...
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    3-5: The Earth's Rotation

    The students will be a part of a model showing how the Earth's rotation creates what we see as a sunrise and sunset every twenty-four hours. *_A lesson plan for Grade 3 Social Studies and Science_* h4. Learning outcomes The students will be able to explain how and why different parts of the Earth have sunlight at different times. *_Time required ...
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    Proverbs (Pre-Visit) Assessment Checklist

    Proverbs (Pre-Visit) Assessment Checklist This accompanies "Comparing Proverbs Lesson":http://teaching.monster.com/training/articles/2188-3-5-comparing-proverbs h4. Student Name_______ Date__________ h4. Individual Assessment 1. The learner has submitted one family generated proverb. ____ 2. The learner has submitted one African proverb. ____ 3. The learner has drawn pictures of both proverbs.____ 4. The learner has written interpretations of both proverbs. _____ h4. Group Assessment 1. The learner�s group ...
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    3-5: Comparing Proverbs

    *_The lesson will feature comparisons of American and African proverbs._* *_A lesson plan for Grade 3 English Language Arts and Social Studies_* h4. Learning outcomes The students will gather African and American proverbs from family and school sources. They will compare and contrast the proverbs and interpret the lessons they are trying to teach. *_Time required for lesson: 3-5 Days_* h4. ...
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    3-5: "Card" Specialty

    Students will make a greeting card for their pen pals or book buddies while studying specialization and division of labor in Social Studies. *_A lesson plan for Grade 3 Social Studies_* h4. Learning outcomes Students will learn firsthand the terms "specialization" and "division of labor." They will also experience how to make a product on an assembly line. *_Time required for ...
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    3-5: Black American Leaders as Responsible Citizens: Their Roles, Their Contributions, Their Diversity

    The focus of this lesson will be to help third grade students to clearly identify the need for having leaders arise from the citizenry of a given community. Students will review factual information to guide them in distinguishing the positive and negative qualities of leaders. Techniques will include guided reading of factual historical text during a Jigsaw, student note taking, student ...
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    3-5: Bartering--A System of Exchange

    By participating in a game called "Barter Bag" students will be introduced to the concept of trade. This introduces students to the concept of bartering. *_A lesson plan for Grade 3 Social Studies_* h4. Learning outcomes The learner will use a bartering system to retrieve a list of needs and then collect personal wants. *_Time required for lesson: 45 minutes_* h4. ...
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    9-12: The Not-So-Famous Person Report

    h4. You don’t have to be a famous person just to make a mark. — Gwen Stefani Yes, I’m quoting a popular singer to lead off an article about why kids don’t need to be writing reports about popular singers. Take a moment, if you will, to enjoy that irony with me, and then let’s recognize that she has a point: ...
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    9-12: The Talk Show

    “Today on Montel — a family torn apart by adultery, treachery, and yes, even murder!” Imagine Hamlet, Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius, Laertes, Ophelia, and the ghost of Hamlet’s father on a modern talk show, each telling his or her own side of the story and engaging the others with heartfelt questions, emotional reactions and pointed accusations. A talk show format provides a ...
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    9-12: History and Literature on Trial

    A trial format can allow students to do research, make arguments, and try to persuade one another in a disciplined way, but with a different twist. This discussion idea works best with a highly controversial topic or subject — for example, students could put the conspirators on trial for the murder of Julius Caesar after reading Shakespeare’s play, or they could ...
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    3-5: A Walk of Betrayal: The Trail of Tears

    In this lesson plan for fourth and fifth grades, students will read various resources and watch videos about the Cherokee. They will trace the history of the Cherokee, discuss the outcomes of the impact of the white man, and determine how that intrusion led the Cherokee to the Trail of Tears. The students will examine the survival of the Cherokee and ...
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