Making Generalizations Teacher Resources

Oak trees, maple, pine. Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the individual trees. Yet by examining the common characteristics of these woody giants, you can formulate a broad statement that considers what different types of trees have in common. Developing critical thinking skills, analyzing information, recognizing patterns, and testing generalization is essential for 21st century learners.

Lesson Planet has a cache of resources designed to encourage these critical thinking skills in learners of all ages. Young scientists conduct experiments to determine the relative energy content of both fats and carbohydrates while geometrists use an interactive to manipulate side lengths and make generalizations about the types of special right triangles. Instructors can assess middle schoolers understanding of data distribution with a resource that asks kids to analyze and make general observations about dot plots or engage young economists in making generalizations based on the data included in charts and graphs.

21st century learners must be able to think flexibly, generalize, and apply knowledge to new situations. Apps, lesson and unit plans, activities, worksheets, and reading comprehension exercises that teach these skills can all be found in our reviewed and rated collection of resources.

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1st Grade Emergency Sub Plans

For Teachers 1st Standards
Be prepared the next time you have to call in a last-minute substitute with a collection from The Curriculum Corner that offers a variety of resources to make leaving sub plans exponentially less stressful. Included is a general lesson...
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TeachEngineering: Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A multidisciplinary unit has young engineers explore Geographic Information Systems (GIS), an essential tool in planning any engineering projects. The lessons and activities in Part 1 of the unit look at GIS in general. Part 2 focuses on...
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Common Core Algebra 2, Unit 11

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The two videos in Unit 11 flipped classroom, Common Core Algebra II series, examine sequence. Pupils first learn about the two main sequences, arithmetic and geometric, and discover the general explicit formulas for both types. Scholars...
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How Do You Compare and Contrast?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
How do you compare and contrast? This collection provides you with the tools to meet the many different needs your scholars have to perform successfully. With four worksheets of various compare and contrast tools, two general lesson...
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Minute Physics: Intro to Special Relativity Course

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Special relativity is a physical theory that explains the relationship between space and time. A collection of eight videos makes this complex—and at times confusing—concept a little easier to understand. Simple drawings illustrate each...
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Astronomy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Space is the new frontier and astronomers boldly go where no humans have gone before. Guided by Einstein's theories, Kepler's Laws, and knowledgeable narrators, viewers of a 10-video collection explore the Universe and learn about...
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Crash Course: Physics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dr. Shini Somara narrates a 46-video Crash Course Physics course based on the 2016 AP Physics I and II curriculum. Topics covered include linear, circular, rotational, simple harmonic, 2D motion, derivatives, integrals, vectors, Newton’s...
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Making Generalizations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Being able to recognize patterns, craft generalizations, and draw conclusions based on information in a text passage are essential critical thinking skills. Encourage learners to hone these skills with a worksheet that asks them to read...
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General Relativity & Gravity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This portion of video from "The Elegant Universe" series explores the progression of our understanding gravity and general relativity. Historic photos, interviews with professors, and modern computer animations tell the story. This video...
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The Best Test of General Relativity (by 2 Misplaced Satellites)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An analysis of launched objects helps scholars understand general relativity in greater detail. These aren't just any launched objects, though! A video presentation describes the gravitation potential energy of satellites in orbit and...
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Russia's Finest General - Aleksei Brusilov

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Russian General Aleksei Brusilov served both the tsar and revolutionary Russia. His massive offensive racked up deaths and broke through the Austria-Hungarian line. An insightful video explores how Brusilov's military career parallels a...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: General Motors Bailout

For Students 9th - 12th
Bestow background in big business bailouts on your scholars with this political cartoon analysis handout. Two cartoons focus on the General Motors bankruptcy, and its effect on American taxpayers. Background information gives context for...
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What Kind of Leader Was General Douglas MacArthur?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
For five decades, General Douglas MacArthur shaped US military involvement around the world. His career ended when he went toe to toe with President Dwight Eisenhower over the Korean War. Young historians evaluate the complicated command...
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General Pyramids and Cones and Their Cross-Sections

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Are pyramids and cones similar in definition to prisms and cylinders? By examining the definitions, pupils determine that pyramids and cones are subsets of general cones. Working in groups, they continue to investigate the relationships...
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General Prisms and Cylinders and Their Cross-Sections

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
So a cylinder does not have to look like a can? By expanding upon the precise definition of a rectangular prism, the instructional activity develops the definition of a general cylinder. Scholars continue on to develop a graphical...
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On This Day: Janet Reno Confirmed as First Woman U.S. Attorney General

For Students 7th - 12th
In 1993 Janet Reno became the first female attorney general in the United States. The engaging resource shows footage of Janet Reno's nomination and confirmation in her historic role. Academics also see Reno address the nation after...
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Structure of a General Expository Essay

For Students 7th - 10th
A great student reference tool and graphic organizer in one worksheet! Young writers can read a detailed description of each section of a standard five-paragraph essay before completing a graphic organized with their own writing. The...
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Primary Source Worksheet: Abraham Lincoln, Letter to General William T. Sherman

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
A brief letter can speak volumes. Your young historians will analyze a letter written by Abraham Lincoln to General Sherman, and discover the significance of the capture of Savannah, as well as gain insight into Lincoln's role as...
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Building a General Quadratic Function

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rewrite a quadratic function to easily see the transformations involved. The instructional task takes a general quadratic function and rewrites it into a form that shows the translations and scaling of the parent quadratic function. The...
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Building a General Quadratic Function

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners rewrite a general quadratic function by completing the square to see a new form of the function that more easily identifies the x-coordinate of the vertex and the two roots of the function.
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One Of the Capable Generals of WW1 - Arthur Currie

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
History books share a lot about many famous military generals from World War I, but have your scholars heard about the famous Canadian general Arthur Currie? Change that using an informative lesson that is part of the Technology and...
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Final Exam Practice - General Biology

For Students Higher Ed
A 17-page practice final exam for a college-level introductory biology course is contained in this resource. Matching and short answer questions cover every topic that you would expect to teach during an advanced biology course including...
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An Intro to Keynes’s The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How quickly can an economy recover from a shock? John Maynard Keynes challenges the classical economist view of a self-correcting economy with his 1936 work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. A short view features the...
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An Introduction to Gottfredson and Hirschi's A General Theory of Crime

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Parents who fail to discipline their children may be raising criminals. A video summary of A General Theory of Crime by Gottfredson and Hirschi, part of a larger playlist on the world's greatest ideas, presents the notion that discipline...

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