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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 6: The Reformation

For Teachers 5th Standards
Over three weeks, fifth graders read about and discuss the Reformation which saw religion and politics shift across Europe. Following daily readings, young scholars practice spelling, grammar, and morphology skills such as prefixes,...
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Lesson Plan
PBS

The Goals of the March on Washington

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Who else had a dream other than Martin Luther King, Jr.? Pupils explore civil rights leaders in a fourth lesson out of a series of five about people who paved the way to freedom for African Americans. The inquiry-based unit has your...
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

Harnessing the Olympic Spirit

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use the energy and excitement of the 2014 Winter Olympics to motivate your class to research and write.
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

Celebrate Commencement with Class Presentations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Bring the year to a satisfying close by asking class members to reflect on the year in personalized graduation speeches.
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Curated OER

Exploring Careers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Find everything you need for a successful job shadowing experience for career explorers. Once learners have determined what field they are interested in, it's time to see these professionals in action! You'll find letter templates...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Papyrus to PDA

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a great project. Graphic arts high schoolers consider the social, political, and economic impact made by a chosen invention. They build an argument to substantiate their reasons for choosing said invention. They create an oral...
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Curated OER

Module: Self Awareness

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Get your scholars ready for the workplace! This is a comprehensive plan that will really prompt a big picture approach to career planning. Learners consider whether or not school is a real job, and how well it prepares them for the...
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

American Veterans: Past and Present

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Research groups present an audio report on modern veteran issues in a radio show format.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

"The Soil Around Us" Project

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young geographers collect samples of different kinds of soil to match to the soil terms in Barry Rudner's rhyming book Filet of Soil: dirt, mud, dust, soot, etc. They start a glossary for the project on index cards or large sheets of...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Galaxy Adventure

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Working in groups, learners create a mnemonic device, give an oral presentation, and create a pictorial representation of the correct sequence of the planets and asteroid belt from the sun. An assessment rubric is included in the lesson.
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PPT
Curated OER

Noun Clauses

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore noun clauses with this presentation. Using a variety of examples, learners explore noun clauses, quoted speech, and reporting verbs. It is a comprehensive and well-thought out explanation of these concepts. The resource could be...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Giving Presentations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
With their action plans in place, groups now develop a presentation to get others interested in their project. Scholars learn how to present themselves during a presentation and elaborate on and add visuals to their presentation. After...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Writing Reports and Presenting to an Audience

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A two-part lesson introduces learners to a six-step process for writing and presenting oral reports. Participants learn how to select, limit, and research a topic, how to organize their notes, draft and revise their reports, and practice...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Final Performance Task: Delivering an Opinion Speech with Multimedia Display

For Teachers 5th Standards
Welcome to the grand finale! Scholars practice reading their speeches to a partner and make last-minute changes based on feedback. Pupils then present their final opinion speeches to their small groups and show off their work in a...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Including Multimedia and Visual Displays in Presentations: Prioritization of Relief Aid after Natural Disasters

For Teachers 5th Standards
It's time to put the plan into practice. Using their plans from the previous lesson, scholars create multimedia and visual displays for their opinion speeches. Next, they watch videos of speeches and use a presentation rubric to evaluate...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Performance Task: Hosted Gallery Walk of Scientific Posters

For Teachers 6th Standards
The guests have arrived. Scholars participate in a hosted gallery walk, using their scientific posters to share their research about DDT with their classmates. Then, using sticky notes, individuals leave positive feedback on their peers'...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Finishing Poster and Preparing for Gallery Walk

For Teachers 6th Standards
Practice makes progress! Using their drafts and resources from the previous lesson, pupils complete scientific posters for an upcoming gallery walk. Next, they practice presenting their posters to assigned partners. 
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

End of Unit 2 Assessment: A Hosted Gallery Walk

For Teachers 6th Standards
Speak your mind. Scholars present their claims in groups of three. They use a presentation checklist as each member takes a turn. At the end of the lesson plan, pupils complete an End of Unit 2 Assessment: Presenting a Claim and Findings...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

End of Unit 2 Assessment Part 2: Presenting a Claim

For Teachers 7th Standards
There's no time like the present for a presentation. Scholars present their claims about water management using facts, details, and examples from their research throughout the unit. Afterward, they complete exit tickets to evaluate their...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Using Multimedia in Presentations: Preparing to Present Claims

For Teachers 7th Standards
Time to wrap it all up! Using facts, details, and examples, pupils present their claims about whether the American Academy of Pediatrics should increase its screen time recommendations. They incorporate a multimedia visual display and...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Using Multimedia in Presentations: Preparing to Present Claims

For Teachers 7th Standards
Eye contact, volume, pronunciation are all parts of a great presentation. Scholars create visual displays to clarify the claim for an upcoming presentation about whether the American Academy of Pediatrics should increase its screen time...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Performance Task: Two-Voice Poem Readings

For Teachers 7th Standards
Eye contact, volume, and pronunciation are key ingredients to a successful presentation. Pupils present their two-voice poems to the class with their poetry reading partners. Next, to wrap up the unit, scholars use a worksheet to reflect...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Preparation for Performance Task: Practicing Presentations

For Teachers 8th Standards
Practice makes progress. Working in pairs, presenters rehearse and refine their presentation skills before the big day when they pitch their film choices. Rehearsing also allows for refining prompt cards based on peer feedback and...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Preparation for Performance Task: Using Writing to Make Prompt Cards

For Teachers 8th Standards
Writing becomes dynamic in a presentation. Presenters transform a piece of writing they have already composed about the Little Rock Nine into a presentation. The focus is transferring ideas from their writing into short prompts on cards...