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Climax of a Story

For Teachers 4th Standards
Demonstrate how to track the elements of plot in a story. After watching you mark down the rising action, problem, climax, falling action, and resolution for Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth, pupils complete a graphic organizer for Sweet Clara...
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Research Question - Greenhouse Gas Emissions

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students review information from concept map to identify possible causes of greenhouse gas emissions, choose factor that they feel is largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in their town, and write research question on topic.
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You Can't Stop Progress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete exercises to gain knowledge of technology and the contributions of the fields of engineering to human life. They choose inventions from different years and see how that led to a later invention. Another option they...
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Interior Design, Lesson 4

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students choose furnishings and accessories based on color, line, pattern, texture, shape, and mood. They discuss how interiors are affected by furniture arrangements and traffic patterns and examine furniture and make a grouping of...
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Tribal Fact Book

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students work in cooperative groups to choose a Native American tribe and make a historical fact book outlining Native American history. They include information on how the tribe was affected by the aggression of white settlers.
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Conversation with ....

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students choose a famous person from history to research and write about. They use the Internet to complete their research and take notes. They write a conversation between the famous person and the student.
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Using Photography To Enhance A Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read text and study examples of good usable photography for newspapers. They see how to crop photos for maximum effect, and to better tell the story. They tell a sports story by choosing the best and fewer photos that have the...
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Consequences of Change

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the effects of human interaction with the environment. In groups, 6th graders choose a region and evaluate the positive and negative aspects of human interaction. They create a tri-fold brochure, giving examples...
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Wheels and Rainbows

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders produce 4 small works of art that be pasted or glued onto the back of the colored construction paper. They choose crayons, watercolor markers, watercolor paints, or colored pencils to produce their designs.
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See How They Run

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze non-print campaign advertisements for factual and persuasive information. They choose the advertisement they think is the most persuasive and identify the reasons why it is the most persuasive.
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Comments WERD

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine several examples of similes and metaphors, stating what is being compared. Then each student chooses a different person from the Civil War era and writes similes and metaphors that describe that person.
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Currency Exchange Rates

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students, in groups, choose three countries from which to investigate exchange rates versus the US dollar. Using Internet research they follow daily exchange rates and compute the percentage change. They compile data and prepare and...
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Partners in Nature

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students role-play how animals and plants depend on and help each other in symbiotic relationships. Working in pairs, they role-play the animals' relationship. They may also choose to draw pictures of these partnerships.
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Exploring Suffragists

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students engage in a conversation with the class about suffrage- the right to vote. They choose one specific suffragist and use the Internet and other reference materials to learn more about this person. They prepare a presentation to...
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The Visual Periodic Table

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders view how the organization of the Periodic Table has changed since Mendeleev's time. They create four different visual representations of an element that they randomly choose. Students use a template to identify the...
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I Can Read On My Own

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students walk through the process of successful independent reading. They first choose a book from the library that is consistent with their reading level and interests. Students commit a certain amount of class/home time each day to...