# 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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The Great War

#### Reinventing Cavalry in WW1 - Bulgarian General Ivan Kolev

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
He was once erased from the history books because he was considered by communist-controlled Bulgaria, as a dangerous influence. But Bulgarian General Ivan Kolev made his mark by using horses in a time of tanks.  Use Kolev's story to help...
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The Great War

#### Australian General John Monash

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It is unlikely Americans have heard of Australian General John Monash. Despite that, he played a key role in the leadership of Allied forces during World War I. Young historians learn of the less famous warrior of the Great War,...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### General Douglas MacArthur

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this General Douglas MacArthur instructional activity, students answer six problem solving questions about MacArthur's age and one essay question about who MacArthur was and what he did.
Interactive
Curated OER

#### General Knowledge Questions- All School Subjects Lower Intermediate

For Students 3rd - 6th
For this interactive general knowledge worksheet, learners complete 24 multiple choice questions based on their knowledge in several subject areas. These subjects include science, geography, sports and music.
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Curated OER

#### General Relativity: Gravitational Waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is a gravitational wave, and did Einstein describe it correctly? Learn how Einstein's theory was challenged over time, proved to be correct, and what gravitational waves are. This is an informative clip describing the phenomena of...
Lab Resource
Pingry School

#### Precipitation Reactions and General Solubility Rules

For Students 9th - 12th
The more you know, the better your predictions! Using a hands-on lab experiment, collaborative groups collect information about ionic interactions. They record data describing the precipitate of reactions and use their information to...
Worksheet
Law for Kids

#### General Election Activity Booklet

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
It's never too early to practice smart voting! Gain practice voting in a general election using a booklet compiled of an assortment of activities including a word search, maze, graphing, and more!
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Flipped Math

#### Calculus AB/BC - General Solutions Using Separation of Variables

For Students 10th - 12th
Viewers to learn how to solve a differential equation written implicitly. Pupils find out that they must first separate the variables to take the integral of each side before solving for y to arrive at a general solution for the...
PPT
Curated OER

#### Chaucer: Canterbury Tales General Prologue

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Perhaps a companion to a class discussion about the general prologue (Parson and Summoner) of Canterbury Tales, this presentation simply presents students with lines 477-714 of the text. No additional commentary or annotation is included...
Lesson Plan
University of Georgia

#### Energy Content of Foods

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do athletes load up on carbohydrates the evening before a competition? The lesson helps answer this question as it relates the type of food to the amount of energy it contains. After a discussion, scholars perform an experiment to...
PPT
Curated OER

#### Battles of the American Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wow, now here's a presentation that tells a story! Your class can follow along the battle lines of the American Revolution to learn key players, dates, and events that marked each twist and turn in the fight for American independence....
Interactive
Curated OER

#### All/The - class: making generalizations about the group

For Students 5th - 8th
In this generalizations learning exercise, students change the form of the sentences to take the subject and change it into a group generalization. Students complete 8 sentences.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Making Generalizations

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine generalizations and plural and singular nouns. They view computer flashcards, take an online quiz, and complete teacher-led examples.
Activity
Illustrative Mathematics

#### Zeroes and Factorization of a General Polynomial

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
These four problems will guide your class through the idea behind the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, which states that a polynomial of degree n has exactly n roots. Use the division algorithm and the definition of a zero/root of a...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### General Lesson Plan for Documentary Lens

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use this general lesson guide to inform your instruction surrounding a documentary. The lesson is made up of five activities. The activities are intentionally general because they are designed to adapted for specific films. While the...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### ESL worksheets- General Knowledge Quiz

For Students 7th - 8th
In this general knowledge instructional activity, students answer twenty common-knowledge questions on the lines provided.
eBook
Open Oregon Educational Resources

#### General Biology I: Survey of Cellular Biology (Mt Hood Community College Biology 101)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
From the scientific method to the function of a cell, the eBook has it all. A useful resource provides a free biology textbook with a focus on context. The text begins with an overview of the process of scientific inquiry and biology...
Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

#### Benefits of ASL in the General Education Classroom

For Teachers K - 12th
There are many great ways to incorporate American Sign Language into your lessons.
Lesson Plan
NASA

#### Two Versions of Gravity: Newton and Einstein

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
We have all heard the debate about teaching both theories, but an innovative lesson takes the discussion to a new level. Scholars research and debate Newton's Law of Gravitation versus Einstein's General Theory of Relativity with...
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Curated OER

#### Korean War Overview

For Students 8th - 11th
Your students will be able to understand the dynamics and details of the Korean War after viewing this video, which discusses the political and economic influences over Korea after WWII. From General MacArthur to Kim Il Sung, all of the...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### ESL General Knowledge Quiz 1- Fill in the Table

For Students 8th - 12th
In this ESL general knowledge quiz instructional activity, students answer 20 questions. They answer questions about bird, capital cities, money, countries, oceans, math, and geography. They are able to score 20 points by getting each...
Writing
Curated OER

#### Paragraph Development Exercise: Specific to General

For Students 9th - 12th
Details, details, details. That's what comes first in this style of paragraph. Writers think of supporting details, list them, and then compose a general statement that encompasses all of the details. A fairly basic resource, use this to...
Lesson Plan
Acoustical Society of America

#### Generalizing How Musical Instruments Work

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Sound, vibrations, resonance, and frequency are explored as learners use music to foster scientific inquiry. They engage in three different sound experiments and follow up discussions to foster a better understanding of how musical...
Lesson Plan
National Endowment for the Humanities

#### Harriet Jacobs and Elizabeth Keckly: The Material and Emotional Realities of Childhood in Slavery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young historians learn how to make generalizations based on primary sources in a lesson that uses the autobiographies of two women born into slavery. The class watches a historical re-enactment of scenes from the lives of Harriet Jacobs...