American Sign Language Teacher Resources

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Native Americans

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students develop an appreciation of American Indians. They sing "Ten Little Indians," then act out "Brave Little Indian," an action story. They learn the poem "Then and Now."
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Dalai Lama Peace and Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the Dalai Lama teachings on peaceful conflict resolution. They discuss how actions and words affect others. Students sing action songs about peace. They create a stick puppet to enhance discussions about conflict...
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At the Edge of the Continent

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study how to interpret a bathymetric map. They study the main features of the continental margin. They plot and graph bathymetric data. They think about and discuss the bathymetry of the edge of the cont
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The Galapagos Spreading Center

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the basic concept of seafloor spreading. They describe the processes involved in creating new seafloor at a mid-ocean ridge. They investigate the Galapagos Spreading Center system.
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Exploring Alaska's Seamounts - Volcanoes, Plates, and Chains

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the formation of seamounts in the Gulf of Alaska. In this seamount lesson, student focus on how the Axial-Cobb-Eikelberg-Patton chain was formed. They learn the associated vocabulary, and watch a teacher demonstration of...
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the biggest Plates on Earth

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students understand the movement of tectonic plates. In this tectonic plates lesson, students access prior knowledge of convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries.  Students discuss energy transfer involved in plate motion. ...
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A Watered-Down Topographic Map

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the ocean floor. In this topography lesson, 8th graders compare topographical maps to bathymetric charts. They will create a topographic map and note landmarks and other land features.
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Horns or Antlers-You Decide!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students study the difference between horns and antlers. They identify animals who have each and draw pictures of these animals. They experience samples of actual horns and antlers.
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Drifting Downward

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the effects of different salients and temperatures on vertical movement of an organism.  In this experimental lesson students design different shapes of foil to simulate drifting planktonic organisms.
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Seals, Corals, and Dollars...

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the interdependence of animals and their habitat.  For this Hawaiian ecology lesson, students work in groups to research the necessity of preserving precious coral as a habitat for monk seals.  Students prepare and share...
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American Deaf Culture: A History of Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the relationship between language and culture in the Deaf Community. They discover the history of sign language and how it has been viewed in the past. They examine the Deaf community's beliefs and values.
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Sharing Beauty Through Song

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students perform a song for their school community. In this music lesson plan, students sing the philanthropic song See Me Beautiful by Red Grammar and reflect upon the lyrics. Students perform the song for their school community.
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The Puzzle of the Ice Age Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe alternative theories for how the first humans came to the Americas, and explain evidence that supports or contradicts these theories. They examine the role of skepticism in scientific inquiries.
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INTRODUCTION TO THE PERIODIC TABLE

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify the scientist who first wrote the Periodic Table, identify the scientist who amended the Table, state (or write) specific data relating to the history of the Periodic Table, identify at least five elements, and...
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"Ladybugs and Grasshoppers"

For Teachers K - 1st
Students paricipate in number of activities related to ladybugs and grasshoppers.
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Islands, Reefs, and a Hotspot

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students describe eight stages in the formation of islands in the Hawaiian archipelago. They examine the movement of tectonic plates in the Hawaiian archipelago region, and describe how plate movement produced the Hawaiian archipelago.
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Roots of the Hawaiian Hotspot

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the processes of plate tectonics and volcanism that resulted in the formation of the Hawaiian Islands. They describe, compare, and contrast S waves and P waves. They explain how
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Reef Fish Real Estate in the South Atlantic Bight

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research a species of reef fish to determine its habitat requirements as both a juvenile and an adult. They use this information to create a pamphlet in the style of a real estate brochure that describe the habitat and food...
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A Bight is Born

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students sequence and model the events leading to the formation of the southeastern coast of the United States, including the formation of the South Atlantic Bight.
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Monsters of the Deep

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars describe major features of cold seep communities, and list at least five organisms typical of these communities. They infer probable trophic relationships among organisms typical of cold-seep communities.
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Breaking Away (Or Not...)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast common reproductive strategies used by benthic invertebrates. They describe the most common reproductive strategies among benthic invertebrates on a seamount, and explain why these strategi
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Mapping Deep-Sea Habitat

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create a two-dimensional topographic map and a 3-D model of landforms.  In this creative lesson students create 2 and 3-D objects and learn how to interpret the data from these things. 
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Blinded by the Light

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students recognize that the colors they see are a result of the reflection of light. In this light and color lesson, students predict what color will be produced when lights are mixed. They identify the three primary colors and secondary...
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Fun With Imogene: Let's Use Our Imagination!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars research animal characteristics and use their imaginations to tell about what it would be like to wake up one morning and find that they have some animal characteristic. They read Imogene's Antlers by David Small.