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Multiple Perspectives

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study people. In this immigration lesson, 3rd graders discover that although immigration is an all encompassing term that not everyone who is an immigrant has experienced it in the same way. They choose a couple of...
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Celebrating Asian and Pacific-Island Heritage

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners complete a variety of activities surrounding Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.
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Truth or Care? Saving Shiloh

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read and discuss the novel Shiloh. They discuss the proper care of animals and conduct internet research on animal abuse and what they can do to help prevent animal cruelty. They create "dog"biscuit" pets and care for them...
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Colorado Greats Trading Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners research to find information about famous people from Colorado. They copy and save pictures from the Internet, then make a trading card containing important biographical data.
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Discussion Questions for Amber Bechtel's Essay on AIDS in South Africa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars read an essay by Amber Bechtel on the situation of AIDS in South Africa. After reading, they participate in a class discussion answering questions posed by their teacher. To end the lesson plan, they reflect on the...
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On Market Street

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study basic facts about consumers and consumer goods. The book "On Market Street" is used in this instructional activity.
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Organizaton of American States Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the Organization of American States by researching currents issues in those countries. They create a PowerPoint presentation and share with the class.
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The Meaning of Disability

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discover the different types of disabilities. They examine the stereotypes and stigmas associated with them and hear from a person who lived in an institution.
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What Would Happen if Dinosaurs Came Back?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students listen to a story and brainstorm ideas. They participate and communicate ideas in a discussion about what would happen if the dinosaurs came back to earth. Students create a page for a class book by finishing the writing prompt...
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Career Skills

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders work together to focus upon the skills needed for career development. They work together to find the kind of responsibilities that are needed in the contexts of home, work, and school. They create a poster based upon the...
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Writing Like a Pro

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students analyze specific writing styles from various literary periods and imitate the writing style of a specific writer. In this writing style lesson, students divide into groups based on their favorite authors and complete a time...
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Who is Your Hero?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the attributes of heroes. For this critical thinking skills lesson, students share what heroes are and then select the people from the provided list that are indeed heroes according the definitions they shared. Students...
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Math: Organizing Information

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use the Internet and newspaper as data sources for determining the range, mean, median, and mode. On data gathering sheets, they record the high and low temperatures of 10 cities and calculate the assigned information.
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Voices of America

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students identify thematic elements of poems and the attitudes speakers have towards America. They identify differences between male, female, and African American voice and compose a poem that conveys their personal feelings/views about...
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Interviewing Arachnologists

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students pretend that they are journalists or arachnologists, writing questions and answers to a mock interview. They engage in a role play depicting a situation where a spider has been discovered whose venom can cure cancer.
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New York on the Pacific Coast

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the interaction and consequences of contact among different ethnic groups. Students examine a timeline and the important historical events in American History. They discuss immigration and migration.
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Pandemics: The Swine Flu of 1918

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study pandemics through the investigational research of the 1918 swine flu. They apply the information by choosing a current virus and role-playing a member of the Centers of Disease Control (CDC).
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Age of the Samurai

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore life in Japan during the Medieval Period. Through internet research, 6th graders compare Medieval Japan to the Age of Chilvary in Europe. Students explore the code of the samurai, their clothing and their...
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Chief Seattle's Letter

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students make connections between the letter written by Seattle and the content of the textbook regarding ecosystems. They present these relationships in the form of identification of analogies or metaphors and writing their own to...
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The Future of Reading

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders compare and contrast the experience of reading a book in a downloadable format with what they have experienced with traditional books. They read various articles and write an essay in response.
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Writing Like a Pro

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders show their understanding of a literary period by creating modern versions of older pieces. They analyze and then imitate, the writing style of their most respected writers during a particular time period.
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Enigmas

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research "mystery" topics such as Easter Island, Bermuda Triangle and the Loch Ness Monster. Students brainstorm mysteries and explore the one of their choosing. They write a short report and share what they have learned with...
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The Grouchy Ladybug

For Teachers 1st
First graders are read a story and use the illustrations to help them follow along. Using clocks, they are introduced to the concept of time. They write sentences based on the material in the book and use correct spelling. They share...