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Center for Civic Education

Women's History Wax Museum

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Bring influential historical figures to life with a highly interactive and informative activity. Your class members will research important activists during the women's suffrage movement and then share what they have learned by role...
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Wax Museum

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders put their research skills to work. For this Revolutionary War lesson, 6th graders research a famous figure from that era. Students use the information gathered to prepare for a wax museum experience.
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Wax Museum

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Student role play as statues in a wax museum while the teacher takes the role of the curator. They stand in a static position until the curator leaves the room. They interact until the curator returns at which point they freeze. Now they...
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Medieval Celebration

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students celebrate the completion of a unit of study about Medieval times. In this Medieval celebration lesson, students showcase their work from a unit of study by creating a wax museum. They complete KWL charts and read over their...
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Revolutionary War

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students identify and research significant people, causes, and primary documents of the U.S. Revolutionary War. They create a class Revolutionary War web using Inspiration computer software, write a journal depicting three days in the...
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Famous Americans

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create a wax museum of famous Americans. In this research skills instructional activity, students read biographies of selected Americans and conduct additional research. Students dress as the famous Americans they researched and...
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Famous Faces in the Wax Museum

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders comprehend that people, place, and environment, along with their experiences are all related. They answer the question: Does where a person live affect their experiences in life and change them in any way? Students use...
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A Passage Through Time

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young learners research and present information about a chosen subject to their peers, parents, instructors, and community. This lesson has a strong research and public speaking component, and would be ideal for your higher level learners.
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Mary Pope Osborne, Classroom Adventures Program

Civil War on Sunday

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Reading Mary Pope Osborne's Civil War on Sunday? Here's a packet crammed with activities, exercises, reading guides, and project suggestions. A must-have for your curriculum library.
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Capturing Light: The Science of Photography

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners create their own cameras to understand how artists use light to capture an image in a photograph. In this light lesson plan, students use tape, wax paper, rubber bands, and more to create their cameras.
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2.4: Metamorphic Rocks

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders work with material to simulate changes caused by both heat and pressure. They assimilate what they learned learned in past lessons to explain the rock cycle.
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Joy Uzarraga

Famous American Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
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Weaving with Seed Beads on a Bead Loom

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students describe, and try, the process of weaving and demonstrate how Native Americans and others wove beads on a loom to create long, narrow bands for hair and bracelets.
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Double Bar Graphs - Practice 7.1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this double bar graph worksheet, students make a double bar graph from given information, then solve related problems in addition to 2 test prep problems. Houghton Mifflin text referenced.
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British Museum

The Kingdom of Benin

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Discover the society of Benin through analysis of several artifacts and rich primary source materials. Here you'll find worksheets on topics as the work of Benin craftsmen, the influence of the all-powerful Oba, explanations for the...
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Clay Wipe Away: Ceramics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss Pre-Colombian South American art with your class, then get out the clay and create some. Pupils practice using the wipe-away technique to create a ceramic tile similar to those made by the Maya. Great web links and a...
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The Art and Science of Impressionist Color

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Discover Impressionist painting as students investigate the 19th century combinations of colors characteristically used. Students experiment with their own paintings, utilizing primary and secondary colors.
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Famous People Research Project

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research a famous person in Michigan history. They will use at least three different resources including technology to conduct their research. They then will use various forms of technology to create individual research...
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Spuds in Space

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore the effects of velocity on an object when it collides with another object. They design and outfit a potato astronaut in a spacesuit to withstand the hazards of high velocity impacts from space debris and meteoroids.
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Reflections Of Me!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a 2-D and 3-D work of art depicting qualities and experiences from their own lives. This innovative lesson uses hollowed out, recycled books as the "art canvas" for the project.
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Urbanization As Seen Through Late 19c - Early 20c Architecture

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Incorporating the cultures, architecture, and ethnic populations of several American cities (namely Chicago and New York), this presentation displays vivid photographs of buildings and people in 19th - 20th century urban America. The...
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How To Make a Mummy

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore the process of mummification through a British website. They read about why the process began and how it is done. They can follow along in the process in how to make a mummy as well.
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Celebration and Satire- Beginning Level

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine art elements in a late-19th-century self-portrait painting. In this visual arts lesson, students analyze the painting "A Centennial of Independence" and identify the color, shape, and symbols in the art piece. Students...
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Extraordinary Explorers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students, using the Internet, B41460research facts about explorers and travelers. They also state what places they have explored and share with the class.

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