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Have a Backone

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a visual organizer that describes different groups of vertebrates in this pre-writing activity. They view and discuss a video on descriptive writing and then form small groups to research vertebrate classes using the...
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Dream Streets

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders conduct research on the internet to discover the principles of drawing using one and two point perspectives. After examining street scenes by Edward Hopper and postcards of Main Street USA in Disney, they write about and...
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Through the Looking-Glass Chess: Create Your Own Games!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research chess in relation to the metaphors in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass. They read the novel and note references to chess and research the history of chess and how to play the game. In groups, they create...
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Octavio Paz

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders read and analyze the poem, "The Street," by Hispanic author, Octavio Paz. They research the life of Octavio Paz and identify his literary contributions. They complete an online scavenger hunt and create an author map of...
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Cultural Celebrations

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students create a presentation for their assigned country. In this cultural diversity lesson, students use a WebQuest to research a country. In groups, they decide upon a way to present the information they have learned. Students create...
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Weather Watchers

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students watch the weather. For this science observation lesson, students collect data regarding the local weather and create their own weather forecasting video.
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Primary and Secondary Sources

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students understand what primary and secondary sources are. In this primary and secondary sources lesson, students take a list of sources and break down to primary and secondary sources.
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Colonial America

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover the history of Colonial America by creating a class presentation.  In this U.S. History lesson, students utilize the Internet to research one of 20 topics in which they will create a PowerPoint or other type of...
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Heads or Tails? Studying Regeneration in Planaria

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students view a video on stem cells and regeneration.  In this investigative lesson students complete a worksheet while viewing the video.
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Using Facebook with Literature

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Young scholars use online social networking to learn about characters in literature. In this literature and technology instructional activity, students visit Facebook website and set up character profiles for a piece of literature...
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Portraits That Capture Character

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students analyze two of Dorothea Lange's portraits and create their own portraits of classmates. In this portrait analysis instructional activity, students define portrait and discuss two images of Lange's. Students interview a classmate...
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Lewis & Clark: A Scientific Journey

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students act as archaeologists. In this Lewis and Clark expedition lesson, students develop a list of questions that archaeologists might use to find the physical remains of the expedition and then use print and Internet sources to...
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Communication -- Part Two

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice on becoming an effective listener and speaking clearly. They experiment with one another in which only one student of a pair can speak.
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Rural, Urban, and Suburban Communities: Sort It Out

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore life in different communities. In this lesson on different communities, students compare the life people lead; they examine how jobs, buildings, transportation, and economy can be affected by location. Students view...
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What Does Your First Day of Winter Look Like?

For Teachers K
Students brainstorm the characteristics of winter. Using an email program, they share their characteristics of winter with those in another part of the country. They compare and contrast each letter they receive with their own criteria...
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Olympic Values

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students learn what it is to be an athlete in the Olympics. They focus on the motto of the Olympics and make their own classroom oath to complete the lesson.
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Wisconsin History and Information

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete a multi-faceted project about the people, places, and government of Wisconsin. Working with traditional and technological resources, they research various topics related to the history of Wisconsin and create a...
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Black Hawk and the Black Hawk Trail

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the American Indian tribe of Black Hawk and its trail. They use computers and a variety of technology resources to find information and put together a multimedia presentation. The end result is a storyboard...
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Wisconsin Heritage Timeline

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore why groups of immigrants settled in Wisconsin. Through intervies with family members, printed materials, and internet research, 4th graders discover the contributions early residents made to the state. Students...
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Dream Vacation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research cities, states, or countries using the internet and other resources to learn about a vacation spot. They make a final presentation of their findings in forms other than a written report.
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Art History and Technique

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers conduct research, using a variety of resources, about their favorite painter and painting. They critique the famous painters work and write a multimedia presentation that showcases his/her work. They paint an original work...
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2oth-Century Painters: Master of Color

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers describe how the work of the artists reflected the their lives and times, and how they inspired new artistic movements. They compare and contrast the works of the two artists at different periods in their lives. Students...
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Early Native Americans

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a scrapbook illustrating the culture of Native Americans that settled in the Kickapoo Valley. Working in groups, students choose a topic related to the Kickapoo Valley Indians. Using traditional and technological...
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100 Years 100 Towns

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students study Saskatchewan's Centennial by researching the history. They determine how the town celebrates the Centennial and write a report about it based on the given rubric..

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