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Deciding Theme

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Read aloud to your class the fable "The Lion and the Mouse" as you explore characters' choices and the effects they have on a story. Apply what is discussed to finding a theme of the chapter "Not Giving Up" from The Wizard of Oz. 
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The Marvelous World of OZ

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate the major themes in fantasy maps, expand basic map reading skills, write imaginative narrative essays based on the OZ map, and create their own fantasy map detail based on a core map.
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Sentence Combining And Decombining

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Have your class focus on stylistic choices and sentence fluency by combining, decombining, and recombining sentences in professional writing, peer writing, and their own writing. They use punctuation to recombine sentences in a paragraph...
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Walk Down the Yellow Brick Road with Mr. Tiiiiiiin Man

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss if they have seen the movie, "The Wizard of Oz". They pretend to be like the Tin Man and every time they hear the /i/ sound, they pump their arms just as the Tin Man did when he skipped down the road. They read a...
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Social Media: Best Quiz Ever

For Teachers 5th - 9th
We're off to see the wizard—the computer science wizard, that is. Scholars create a personality quiz using the Scratch coding program. By answering the questions, they see which character from The Wizard of Oz they most closely resemble.
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Intro to Coloring

For Students 5th - Higher Ed
Programming without color is like watching the Wizard of Oz in black and white, you understand what's going on, but you lose the visual impact of the story. Here, we learn to add color to the images we are coding. Background, fill,...
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A Circular Journey to Imaginative Narrative Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
There is nothing better than a good story. Young authors examine the circular journey common in stories like The Wizard of Oz and Jack and the Beanstalk. They engage in a series of activities that help them understand story elements and...
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The Gift of Life - Day 2: "Cell & Organelle Time to Tell" and "World in Color" (Chapters 2-4)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students complete a cell biology instructional activity and a color instructional activity based on The Giver. In this biology and reading comprehension instructional activity set, students examine cells using microscopes. They look at...
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Spiral Breeze Catcher

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders participate in a creative project in order to investigate how a tornado moves. The use of a spiral catcher is used to model the movement of a tornado. Students also watch "The Wizard of Oz" to create context for the lesson.
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We're Off To Do Some Giving, Some Wonderful Giving to Others

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss why they should give to others and expect nothing in return. They watch scenes from the "Wizard of Oz" and note acts of giving. They create a chart of their findings.
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Rusting and the Scientific Method

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students observe the oil can scene with the tin man from a clip from "The Wizard of Oz" and answer the question, "What can we learn about rust from this scene?". They take 2 tubes and 2 nails, adding 1 salt packet to 2 ml of distilled...
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Myth Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is the difference between myths, legends, and folktales? From greek mythology and creation myths to heroes and heroines, here is a nice series of lessons for providing your kids with solid foundational knowledge about myths.
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The Golden Age of Hollywood

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Did movies save America during the Great Depression? Or did the Great Depression save movies? Learn more about the Golden Age of Hollywood with a video that covers the five major film studios, the colorization of big budget movies, and...
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For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The biggest blockbuster of the year, the funniest romantic comedy, and the most emotional independent film all started in the same way: on the page. Young filmmakers learn about the role of the screenplay, as well as important parts of...
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A Wrinkle In Time: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Fathers and daughters often create a bond of great strength. Is Meg's bond strong enough to save her father? A Wrinkle In Time follows Meg and her friends as they find themselves in a supernatural world; Meg just hopes she finds her...
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Lesson One: The Historian's Craft

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine a fairy tale villain (such as the wolf from the Three Little Pigs or the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz). Next, they complete a worksheet considering the challenges presented by historical resources.
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Creative Notebooks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils explore ways to present their notebooks to the teacher in a creative way. They might choose to present their notebook with a laundry theme, in a pizza box with different sections, a Wizard of Oz theme, a top secret FBI theme or...
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Homer/Scarecrow Worksheet

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this Pre-calculus activity, students consider a scenes from The Wizard of Oz and The Simpsons refering to the Pythagorean Theorem. Students analyze the statement for errors and write about another mathematical formula that they know....
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A Circular Journey To Imaginative Narrative Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
How do you end a narrative? Writers determine how imaginative narratives can be written as circular stories, including a logical ending. They listen to stories while completing an activity on the overhead about things that are real and...
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Great Depression: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Add this presentation to your unit on the Great Depression as a strong informational supplement. With clear learning objectives, details on the 1929 stock market crash, and the effects of the Great Depression (though it's spelled...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: The Climate Change Debate

For Students 9th - 12th
Is global warming all smoke and mirrors? Find out what your scholars think with this handout, which has them analyzing two political cartoons on the topic. Background information gives context, detailing the computer hacking during the...
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Pythagorean Theorem

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Pythagorean Theorem worksheet, students use the Pythagorean Theorem to compute the hypotenuse, determine the perimeter and area of right triangles. This two-page worksheet contains 8 multi-step problems. Answers are provided at...
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It's All an Allusion: Identifying Allusions, in Literature and in Life

For Teachers 11th - 12th
To allude, or not to allude, that is the question: whether ‘tis better to make a reference and engage your audience or risk confusing them or sounding dated. After reading an article about, and loaded with allusions, class members take a...
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"I'm Melting!"

For Students 3rd - 4th
Third and fourth graders engage with a worksheet designed to help them differentiate between melting and dissolving. After reading an informative paragraph about the two actions, they consider four scenarios, and choose whether they...

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