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Forest Families

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Class groups play a Forest Families card game to reinforce concepts presented in the first six sessions of a nine-lesson study of tress and forest ecosystems.
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Waste Not - Want Not

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Recycling is the focus in the sixth of a nine-lesson series devoted to forest ecosystems. Class members read an article about the responsible use of natural resources and ways to reduce land fill.
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Forest Health

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young foresters examine the strategies, like prescribed burns and thinning, that are employed to ensure healthy forests.
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Nature's Treasure Chest

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. As part of their study of the forest ecosystem, class members read "Nature's Treasure Chest" about the many products made from trees and then craft their own recycled paper.
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The Nature of Trees

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young botanists examine the different parts of tress and then draw parallels between the functions of these parts and the function of parts of the human body. 
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The Web of Life

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Producers, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, decomposers. To begin a study of the forest ecosystem, learners examine the connections among the members of ecological communities.
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A Day for the Environment

For Teachers 7th - 10th
On April 22, 1970 over 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day. But why? The beginnings of what is now a world-wide event, celebrated in over 190 countries to support environmental awareness and protection, are the focus...
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Vocal Lessons: Putting It All Together

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
The final lesson in the series of four not only recaps the interdependence of the essential elements of singing, but also presents additional drills and exercises that help singers develop their skills.
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Articulation: Singing Words That Communicate

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
How does a singer keep an open, relaxed throat, a rich tone, and pure, matched vowels while articulating the words of a song? Oh, it's easy if you follow the directions and practice the exercises in this, the third in a series of...
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Phonation: Creating The Sounds of Singing

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Inhale, suspend, exhale, recover, repeat. The focus of the second in a series of four vocal music lessons is on learning to control the vocal cords, the air chambers, and the soft palate. AH, EH, EE, OH, OO. 
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Great Depression and New Deal

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
The five activities outlined in this resource packet engage class members in projects that ask them to research the causes and the effects, both national and local, of the Great Depression and the New Deal policies of FDR.
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A Case Study of Presidential Inaugurations: Kennedy and Obama

For Teachers 8th - 12th
How do the inauguration ceremonies of a president-elect reflect the values of that president? This is the question presented to government learners as they research and compare the inaugurations of John F. Kennedy in 1961 and...
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Baron de Montesquieu

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Where would we be without Baron do Montesquieu and his On the Spirit of Laws? Class members examine passages from Montesquieu's essay that present his concepts of the separation of powers, republican government, and equality under the...
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The Continental Congress

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
A fantastic video highlights the role of Thomas Jefferson at the Continental Congress, focusing on the language of the Declaration of Independence and its listing of grievances against the British government.
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A President's Vision: Lyndon Baines Johnson

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Learners take a closer look at the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, including the Great Society and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, through image analysis and primary source worksheets.
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Debate Games and Activities Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A must-have resource for classes that engage in debate, this packet contains 20 detailed plans for debate games and activities. Everything from how to select evidence to support a position, to structuring a debate on which candy bar is...