# 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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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

#### Home Sweet Home: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 5)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Home Sweet Home is the theme of a unit comprised of extra support lessons. Scholars reinforce concepts through chants, grand discussions, and practice worksheets. Topics include digraphs, blending phoneme, long vowels, final sounds,...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Multiplying Matrices by a Scalar: Making Matrix Patterns

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Scalar multiplication equations can be a drag. Scholars determine missing matrices to make correct scalar matrix multiplication equations. They place the correct matrix into the equations within the interactive resource and analyze the...
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Curated OER

#### Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History Through Analyzing Primary Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners access oral histories that contain slave narratives from the Library of Congress. They describe the lives of former slaves, sample varied individual experiences and make generalizations about their research in journal entries.
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Special Triangle Ratios: Special Right Triangle Ratios

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Go from one side length to any other side length with special right triangles. Individuals use the interactive to investigate the ratio of sides in 45-45 and 30-60 right triangles. Scholars make generalizations about the types of special...
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Exploratorium

#### Traveling Networks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Show your class the path to understanding graph theory. Scholars learn about basic graph theory using an activity based on the Bridges of Konigberg problem. They draw networks on the playground and decide whether it is possible to travel...
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Curated OER

#### Investigating Our Past: Where Did Humans Come From?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the theories of human evolution. In this research based activity, learners research and discuss how geographic isolation, interbreeding, generalization, and specialization are factors in the history of humans. Groups work...
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Student Handouts

#### Working with Primary Sources: The Spanish-American War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Examine the introduction to Our Islands in Their People, written by Major-General Joseph Wheeler. The excerpt, which is about two-and-a-half pages long, is included here along with six questions about the text. Pupils can learn about the...
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PBIS World

#### Tier 1 Intervention General Tracking Form

For Teachers K - 12th
Looking for a way to compile data based on behavior interventions? This spreadsheet can help you out! You type in up to five behaviors and five interventions and tally whenever a behavior or intervention is used. The spreadsheet...
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Curated OER

#### We're on the Map!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify a variety of topographic map symbols. They make generalizations about an unidentified community by reading and interpreting map symbols.
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Curated OER

#### Civil War: Generals at the Battle of Stones River

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars explore U.S. history by creating a computer presentation in class. In this Civil War battle lesson, students read assigned text about the Battle of Stones River and research individual generals from the battles. Young...
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Curated OER

#### Null Space And the General Solution

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
For this null space worksheet, students solve 5 different problems that are related to null space and the general solution of an equation. First, they find a solution to the given equation given that Ax=b. Then, students verify the...
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Curated OER

#### Chaucer's Characters in The General Prologue

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the characters in The General Prologue. They describe the characters and their occupations and their lands of origin. Students organize the characters using Excel spreadsheets.
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Curated OER

#### Fascism and General Tojo

For Students 7th - 11th
In this Fascism and General Tojo study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to topic and then respond to 4 reflection questions.
Interactive
Curated OER

#### Double Quiz: Test Your General Knowledge / Knowledge of Question Words

For Students 6th - 8th
In this general knowledge and question words worksheet, students complete a 20 question multiple choice on-line interactive quiz. Students fill in the missing question word and then answer the question from four choices.
Interactive
Curated OER

#### General Social Studies Concepts

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive social studies learning exercise, students answer 12 multiple choice questions regarding general social studies concepts. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Curated OER

#### General Quiz #113

For Students 7th - 8th
In this general quiz #113 worksheet, students interactively answer 10 multiple choice questions about general knowledge, including vocabulary, analogies and math problems with immediate online feedback.
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Curated OER

#### General Knowledge Quiz

For Students 5th - 6th
In this general knowledge worksheet, students attempt to answer 30 trivia questions on subjects ranging from art, geography, films, books and popular culture. The directions say to listen and answer. It is unclear how this is to be used;...
Interactive
Curated OER

#### General Knowledge of Books #66

For Students 7th - 8th
For this general knowledge of books #66 worksheet, students interactively answer 10 questions about British and American books and authors with immediate online feedback.
Interactive
Curated OER

#### General Knowledge of American History #67

For Students 6th
In this general knowledge of American history #67 worksheet, 6th graders interactively answer 10 multiple choice questions with immediate online feedback.
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Curated OER

#### Lincoln and His Generals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Abraham Lincoln's role as Commander in Chief. In this American Civil War lesson, students listen to an instructor-delivered lecture on Lincoln's leadership and then analyze 8 pirmary documents to determine what Lincoln's...
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Curated OER

#### General Notebooking Pages

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Spice up the note-taking process with a variety of different note pages. Learners can choose from 19 different designs. Many of the pages include space for writing and drawing.
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Curated OER

#### TV Station Manager (Spanish)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Herbert Alvarado is the General Manager at KXT-22, a Spanish television station. He informs viewers of his education and training to prepare for his job. Alvarado also gives us a tour of his daily responsibilities, and the reason why he...
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Curated OER

#### Investigation-How Many Toothpicks?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders use toothpicks to investigate a series of designs and identify patterns. Data is organized and analyzed using tables and graphs, and students make generalizations using algebraic expressions.
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John Talavera

#### Autism iHelp – Sorting

For Students K - 8th
Here is an app that will help kids sort objects! Sorting is an action that promotes cognitive flexibility and executive function. It is a key skill used in categorizing scientific data, making generalizations, and is foundational in...