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Dude, Be Nice Essay 4 to 7
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Students personally choose a member of the teaching/support staff at Keyport Central who they feel has changed their life for the better to type a well-thought out essay about.
Essay Writing 9 to 12
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Students will write a variety of essays using Google Docs and Edmodo.com. Students will learn to collaborate and to constructively use social networks.
Inspirational Essay: Video 6 to 8
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Students will create an inspirational movie using both video and text. Partners will choose a famous person who has inspired them. Using quotes and filmed clips, students will create a video detailing how and why this person inspired them.
More than Just an Essay... 5 to 12
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Students write essays, we grade them, and when returned these essays either get trashed or buried in a back pack never to be seen again. By turning an essay into a PODCAST and uploading it to a class website, students take ownership of their work.
Persuasive Essay Powerpoints 9 to 10
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Students will use digital cameras to document campus problems at our school and compile them into a PowerPoint presentation along with a persuasive letter to our school faculty, administration, superintendent, or school board.
This is A Day in My Life: A Photo Essay 8 to 12
This project entails students creating a series of photos that show a day in their life, editing the images in Photoshop, and then posting them digitally.
Time Capsule Essay (A Letter to Future Students) 2 to 4
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Dozier Elementary's Time Capsule Project Link shows all information @http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/dozier/eye/09_10/TimeCapsule09_10/projects.htm
A day in the life of a 4th/5th grader 4 to 5
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To encourage self confidence in a difficult age! Take pictures of themselves from start of the day to finish, then use the pictures and create a powerpoint presentation.
Black History Month Menu/Choice Boards 5 to 12
•Students will write and create podcasts for a variety of purposes. •Students will make choices about their learning, using a menu/choice board as a guide. •Students will conduct guided research to create a variety of podcast projects to communicate their understanding of their research. •Students will work collaboratively with other researchers in creating interesting podcasts. •Students will explore literature, music and the lives of people associated with black history month. •Students will engage in differentiated learning activities based on their interest and their ability.
Cochlear Implants-Flip camera 6 to 12
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Students will create a movie explaining if they support or oppose on Cochlear Implants.
Culminating Module Project 8 to 8
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This project taps into the students ability to express their understanding of a novel. They have a choice of two projects from a "menu" of options, ranging in difficulty level.
Intro to Photography for Middle School 6 to 8
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This is an entire curriculum, not just one lesson plan. Students will take a six week course that teaches them the fundamentals of camera operation and shot composition.
Introduction to Rhetoric P-K to P-K
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This lesson uses a primary text excerpt on Google Docs, a video clip, and a Google Presentation to teach students about the art of rhetoric.
Lesson Plan: Us and Them 10 to 12
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Students will conduct exercises using cell phones, online applications, and word processing software to study and report on some of the dynamics of societal grouping, with a focus on inclusion/exclusion based on group identity.
Multi Media Urban Stories: "This is who I am" 1 to 12
Students will take pictures of their community, home, friends and family and provide written captions for an artistic display in the City Heights Mid City Building as well as publish their work to our classroom website and provide podcast audio captions that express description, sentiment, opinion, questions, and facts.
The Differences Among Us 5 to 8
In this beginning of the year activity, students will get to know each other by sharing cultural differences which make their families unique. Students will experience the personal stories of their peers, understand that all families are different, and accept that it's okay to be different.
The Lady in the Tower 9 to 12
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Students participate in a debate of whether not a certain character from a story is responsible for the death of one of the characters. Once a character is determined, a digital storybook is created to portray the footsteps of the character who is found guilty. Comments: My students work from a portable classroom, so tablet would be helful with internal computer labs are not accessible. Cross Curriculum Ideas: Follow-up Activities: None Example: "Link to CNN" http://www.cnn.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Author Credits: Jennifer Frugard Teacher, Oscar Smith High School 1994 Tiger Dr Chesapeake, VA 23320-6855 Phone: 757-548-0696 Fax: 757-548-0531 Edit this information By submitting this lesson plan I agree that: 1. All lesson plans submitted become the property of Digital Wish. 2. I may submit multiple lesson plans. My lesson plan will be reviewed by one of Digital Wish's editors. If accepted, my submission may become part of Digital Wish's published online product library. Submission does not guarantee the lesson plan will be accepted and posted. All acceptance decisions will be final. 3. I am granting Digital Wish the worldwide rights to: - Display my submissions publicly on the internet. - Use my lesson plan in any promotional and press opportunities. - Publish or re-distribute my lesson plans or ideas royalty-free in any product, advertisement, or publication in any format. 4. By clicking on "I agree" I am certifying that I wrote the lesson plan I am submitting, and that I own the rights to any accompanying photographs. I did not copy materials from any other source. 5. If a photograph includes a picture of a person, then a release form must accompany the entry, in order for the photograph(s) to be posted. Release forms may be faxed to 866-344-7758, or mailed to Digital Wish, PO Box 1072, Manchester Center, VT 05255-1072. Photographs submitted without an accompanying release form, will simply be excluded from the lesson plan when it's posted. 6. I understand that Digital Wish is a shared resource and everything that I submit may be copied or used by others. I am giving permission for this to occur. *
Literary Tour of California via Vodcast 9 to 12
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Students study California authors and create a podcast telling about each author. Listeners learn about the cities and places that California authors lived, worked and played in and wrote about.
My Altered Life, Exploring Mixed Genre Writing 9 to 12
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The purpose of this project is to present the students with a structured activity in which they are able to develop and enhance their reading fluency and comprehension skills in a fun and creative way. The mode of exploration will be that of mixed genre writing and altered books.
"I Believe..." Podcast Style 10 to 11
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Students will read John F Kennedy's speech "I Believe in an America Where the Separation of Church and State is Absolute" and Martin Luther King's speech "I have a Dream." After comparing both speeches students will write their own speech about their personal beliefs, podcast their work and present their speeches to our local veterans at our Veteran's Day Celebration.
"The Five Life Zone Research Project" 7 to 8
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Students in grade 7 and 8 will travel from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Grand Canyon in Williams, Arizona to investigate and measure the soil and water quality (if water can be found) for each of five life zones. The five life zones are the Lower Sonoran or low hot desert; the Upper Sonoran or desert steppe; the Transition or open woodlands; the Canadian or fir forest; and the Hudsonian or spruce forest. This is equivalent to studying the life zones found from Mexico to Canada. The latest technology will be used to complete the field studies and record and communicate their findings.
A Different View 7 to 8
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A visual art lesson which involves writing and technology. Essential Question: "How do you see yourself?"
A Digital Walk Through Chatham 6 to 8
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Our project is a digital storytelling activity using MultiMedia Lab V and digital cameras. Students will photograph important landmarks in town, write descriptive articles, and share them with other students through the school newspaper and web site.
A Trip to the Mall... Washington D.C. 3 to 5
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This project incorporate our Nation's Capital into a board game that integrates curriculum not only across subjects, but grade levels.
Addressing the Nation 6 to 8
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My goal is to connect my students to the past by applying it to the present thus making it relevant to their lives. I want my students to start asking the questions like: “How would history be different if Abraham Lincoln was not the president during the Civil War?” “How do certain people affect how our past has been shaped?” Once they begin to ask these questions they will then be forced to see that history is shaped by the people who are involved. Therefore, it is our responsibility to elect effective leaders to government.
American Cities 7 to 8
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In this lesson, groups of students will work collaboratively online to create informational worksheets about a major American city through the ages.
Animal Trading Cards 2 to 4
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This is a collaborative unite in which students research an animal and create a trading card like a baseball trading card using Microsoft Word or other word processing software.
Author Study 3 to 5
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After students read a book of their choice, students will research the author and create a digital report.
Becoming Africa’s Wildlife 4 to 6
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Each student becomes an expert on one of the animals native to Africa and contributes important information to a safari field guide. Each student investigates the natural history of the animal and learns about the animal’s habitat, ecological niche, interdependence, relative position in a food web, adaptive features and behaviors, and conservation. With their research behind them, each student “becomes” an animal and creates a poster presentation written primarily from the animal’s point of view.
Biography Report - Learning Microsoft Word 5 to 7
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Students will learn about Microsoft Word features while creating an autobiographical report.
Body Tissues and Membranes 9 to 12
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The document camera will be used to project an image to demonstrate proper dissection of a rat and display body tissues/membranes during lab time.
Celebrations Summative Project - Kindergarten P-K to K
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(8 week lesson)After studying the holidays and traditions of autumn and winter throughout the world, kindergarten students are challenged to create their own unique holiday. While presenting their holiday, students will be digitally recorded to assess their understanding of holidays as a summative assessment. *International Baccalaureate PYP*
Classical Greece: Magazine Project 5 to 7
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Members will be creating a full magazine centered on the Grecian’s Golden Age. Issues will be celebrating either the 30th, 40th, or 50th anniversary of the Greeks victory over the Persians.
Collaborating with Robots 6 to 8
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Students in the Behavior Support Program will practice communication, collaborative and pro-social skills to create and program a classroom robot using Lego Mindstorms technology.
Compare/Contrast Animal Kingdom Characteristics from Informational Texts P-K to P-K
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Students will compare and contrast the various animal kingdoms. Students will take this knowledge and complete a compare/contrast essay after researching the animal kingdoms.
Creating Our Own Newscast 6 to 8
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Through effective delivery of the morning announcements, and adding creative visual headings for each, it is possible to share news on the school web page with students, staff, and parents, as well as archive the events of the year.
Dakota Pipeline Lesson 11 to 12
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This is an a unit that is geared towards students understanding the components of the Regents exam. The argumentative essay will focus on students reading and analyzing 4 different texts that examine multiple sides about the Dakota Access Pipeline debate. The essay will extend in students participating in a socratic seminar with their peers using respectful and accountable talk and fostering productive peer to peer discussion.
Designing a Digital Portfolio 9 to 12
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Students will design, produce, and evaluate digital portfolios. The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to digital portfolios. Web portfolios are effective tools that can help students showcase their projects to a global audience.
Digital Student Portfolios 9 to 9
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9th grade students will create individual digital portfolios throughout the year. Portfolios will consist of digital book trailers, published blogs, uploads to the school website, writing in all content areas, digital autobiographies, etc.
Equations in Motion 8 to 11
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Groups of two or three students will walk around the Block taping items in motion and then using the Vernier Video Physics App write equations for the motion they see. Tis will be a culminating activity for our unit on writing equations.
Finding Your NOOK (TM) in the Classroom 9 to 12
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The Barnes and Noble's NOOK will allow students in my classroom to access e-books, digital resources, educational apps, and more. The sky is the limit!
Flip for Book Reports K to 12
Students will create Flip Video book reports to share in class and to keep as a data base of book reviews.
Giving Students the Ultimate in Effective Feedback K to 12
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As an alternative to red-pen-comments-in-the-margins, use a FlipVideo camera above your desk to record your essay correcting sessions! The students see their work being "corrected" by you and hear your commentary and critique.
How to Be (Me!) Photo Book K to 2
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Our objective is to engage our kindergartens’ interests in animals and tie these to emerging oral and written literacy skills in creating class photo books on an iPad application The first book will focus on team-work and on identifying characteristics of the pets and animals that we keep at our school, and the second book will focus on the students themselves, showcasing their individual characteristics and diversity.
Human Genome Debate 6 to 12
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Students will research the benefits and drawbacks of the newly decoded Human Genome. Students will create a brochure and presentation to be given before a judge outling their position to be granted $3 million to further their position.
I Have A Dream Too 5 to 7
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In this lesson, students will practice writing persuasive speeches according to a rubric outline, learn about Martin Luther King Jr., and learn how to give an effective speech. They will have the opportunity to view themselves giving their speech, so that they can critique their ability to give speeches.
Images of the Past: A Cave Art Activity K to 12
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Students will understand how human beings have adapted, evolved, and utilized their environment through a Cave Art activity. They will also see how early man made the switch from food gatherers to food producers and what that did to the population.
Interactive Rainforest Animals 4 to 6
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A three part learning project designed to teach student about various animals/creatures of the rainforest with a focus on the arts and technology.
Let's Take a Trip! 4 to 5
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Students use Google Maps, images, and weather data to plan a trip to a destination within the continental United States. They need to calculate mileage, time, and check upcoming weather data.
Make narrative writing authentic and exciting!!! 3 to 12
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This is a simulated police officer lesson. Secretly assign students to do things while you are teaching. After the lesson, have students write down witness reports.
Meeting a Real World Need: Textbooks 2 to 5
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This lesson focuses on students using technology to solve a need in the classroom. Students will seek to gain funding for a classroom library.
Mrs. Valgos' Amazing Race 5 to 5
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In this lessons students will learn to assemble and program Cubelet Robot Blocks. The students will be divided into groups and program and race their robots over a course they created.
My Future-Handwriting Recognition 7 to 8
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Students will use Wacom Tablets to complete hand-type projects. They will write essays, short stories, and correct errors in their handwriting.
My Sierra County 6 to 10
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Students will use digital images and their own writing to create a powerpoint presentation depicting the attributes of the county in which they live. They will provide the audience a glimpse into what makes their county special, from their own unique perspective.
Nature PSA/Visual Argument 10 to 11
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After reading texts about nature and discussing the skills of effective argument, in groups, students design and create visual arguments, or Public Service Announcements, in which they encourage the preservation of some aspect of nature.
Newton's Laws for One and All! 8 to 10
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In this unit, students will create a digital portfolio of their learning. Students will collaborate on portions of this unit, while other parts are individual. This unit focuses on learning, applying, and working with Newton’s Laws of Motion. It is a layered curriculum unit which has students progressively building in their understanding and use of the laws.
Novel Presentation/Book Sale 9 to 12
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This project is being used in a Reading Development class. The students were able to choose a novel of their choice to read and complete the project on.
Of Mice and Men, Migration, and Photography 6 to 8
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Over the course of the month of December, students will read the novel, Of Mice and Men, and explore the concept of the American Dream through the migrant experience of the 1930s. Students will then take the classroom outside in the community and document the migrant experience and concept of the American Dream in their own neighborhood to juxtapose the possible changes of the dream since the 30's.
Photographical Ecology 6 to 8
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Students will photograph and understand differences in organisms and the roles they play in our environment.
Photojournalism: Documenting the Four Greatest Threats to Global Sustainability 9 to 12
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The environmental science students will engage in an inquiry type project by capturing photos of examples of overpopulation/economic stagnation, ecosystem degradation, atmospheric changes, and loss of biodiversity. They will compile a photojounalism portfolio and present this portfolio to the class in the form of a PowerPoint, Animoto, Prezi, or Glogster-type presentation.
Plotting the Way to Washington DC 4 to 6
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Students will use the streets of Washington DC to discover the unique role geometry plays in the artistic cartography design of our Nation's Capital. This lesson incorporates numerous Common Core Standards across the curriculum and grade levels.
Poetry Alive! Interpreting Poetry Using Digital Images 9 to 12
A team of English students will take the role of a production company and will create a 4-5 minute film using the digital image as a medium for interpreting students’ original poems. Three classes will be working together in order to complete this project: Creative Writing, English, and The Actor’s Studio.
Poetry and Photography 7 to 8
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Using a digital camera to help students understand poetry
PRESCOTT, PHOTOGRAPH AND MODERN ART 9 to 12
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STUDENTS WILL LEARN ABOUT THE STYLES OF MODERN ART, THE WORKINGS OF A DIGITAL CAMERA AND THE TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS OF OIL PAINTING. THEY WILL ACHIEVE THIS BY BY USING A DIGITAL CAMERA TO CAPTURE A LOCAL LANDSCAPE BRINGING IT INTO THE CLASSROOM AND PAINT IT IN OILS.
PROJECT H.O.P.E. (Highlighting Opportunities for Potential Employment) 4 to 5
This is an exciting Career Exploration Unit that allows students to integrate technology skills while researching various careers.
Reading Blog Log 6 to 12
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Students will create blogs in which they will share ideas about literature we are reading in class - kind of online Socratic seminars. In addition they will create podcasted informational reports, and then open the forum up to others in the library media center during celebrations of READING WEEK.
Science Concepts Presentations Using Tablets 6 to 8
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Students work in small groups using electronic devices -- Smart Phones and/or Tablets to research a science topic and create a multi-media presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint, and an online survey/quiz using Kahoot.it to display on Interactive Whiteboard for the class to respond to.
Selfie with a new friend 7 to 12
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Students are to find a person i the school who they never talk to and don't know. They take a selfie with that person and ask them a fact about themselves, and share a fact. Student has to submit to Google Classroom.
T-shirts build school and community pride 6 to 8
This lesson is designed to bring a sense of community to a very diverse team of students in a large, urban middle school. It is also designed to bring a sense of pride in a community struck down with poverty. In this lesson, students will go out into their community and homes and take pictures of what they most identify with to be eventually placed on a T-shirt.
Taking Elaboration to the Next Level 8 to 12
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Teaching elaboration can become formulaic; this takes the Jane Schaffer Model and adds a twist to incorporate highlighting. This helps a lot with visual and hands-on learners, as well as, special education students.
Technology for the Likes of Shakespeare and Poe 7 to 12
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Digital Storytelling, a wonderful way to incorporate technology and other disciplines into the Language Arts classroom, despite endorsement from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is not a priority for most schools. I believe that to incorporate digital storytelling, you must have the technology necessary to enable the teacher to adjust her pedagogy and see her role as story coach instead of technology teacher, allowing digital storytelling to enable students to represent their voices in a manner rarely addressed by state and district curriculum while practicing the digital literacy skills that will be important to their 21st century futures while supporting whole language literacy practices. .
Technology in Art 3 to 12
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Cubism using Digital Photography
Technology-Assisted "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" 9 to 10
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This unit teaches teens the underlying principles that are essential to achieving their goals and personal success. The activities, described in detail below, support an understanding of each of the 7 Habits along with any important terms and the application of those habits into the daily lives of the students through the implementation of “baby steps” that will be monitored twice a week by the students’ personal mentor and supplemented with a wide range of technological hardware and applications.
Text and Technology Based Literacy 3 to 3
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Students will demonstrate understanding of character traits, central message, and how chapters build on one another in the book The Stories Julian Tells. This will be accomplished through Learnzillion.com, the use of collaborative groups, independent reading, and teacher scaffolding.
The Autobiography of a Middle School 6 to 8
The multidisciplinary project would use the Olympus Digital Cameras and Tool Factory Software to help define and build school unity, self-esteem, and culture through student-made pictures, essays, biographies, and art. The final goal of this project will be an autobiographical photo-essay slide show that the student council will present to their peers, parents, faculty, and school board at their eighth grade graduation ceremony.
The Family Tree 6 to 8
Families are a wonderful resource of support, traditions, and stories. In this unit, my students will write a series of essays about their families that will be put together in a book that can serve a record that can be shared with family now and in the future.
The Great Depression-A tale of misery and hope 7 to 12
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This lesson will seek to explore images using Smart-board technology while making observations and inferences in describing the period of the Great Depression. Was it a time period that was misery, or was there a tremendous hope for the United States during this period? Students will use photographs shown to support their answer to this essential question.
The Greatest Generation: Capturing Their Stories with Digital Images K to K
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Digital Storytelling with the Greatest Generation is the focus of this basic primary source recording of extended family members.
The Wonder of Seeing the Best in Ourselves- A+ Attitude 6 to 6
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Students will read the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio, learn about theme, character, perspective and the steps of writing a research paper. The students will then create a research paper, an oral presentation and a citizenship project that promotes compassion.
This Is Our Town 10 to 12
Students document life in their small Iowa town by photographing, writing and creating art about the experiences and architecture of our community. These finished products will then be shared with the community.
Through our eyes 4 to 8
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A guest speaker will introduce students to basic photography techniques and skills. Students will use cameras to capture the beauty of their lives. Each student will choose his or her favorite image to paint and to write a short descriptive essay.
To Kill a Mockingbird 6 to 8
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Students will examine the issues of injustice and race relations in the 1930s. They will be challenged to gain a new perspective by walking in another person's shoes.
Want to Drag?! (: 6 to 8
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This lesson plan will present 7th & 8th grade students with engaging, motivating, and fun hands-on engineering opportunity to create, design, fabricate, test, and competitively race scale model cars for aerodynamics and performance
Webquest - Westward Ho! 3 to 8
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Work as a group to investigate life on the trail using various resources and Internet links. As a result of the research, students will write an article.
What will I be when I grow up? 9 to 12
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Students will research various careers of interest to them using different modes of learning. Students will utilize the library, internet, college tours, guest speakers, college and career center, and classroom materials.
Writing using sequencing phrases P-K to P-K
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Students will learn how to use sequencing phrases to organize their writing in the order of the events took place.
Written in Bones 6 to 8
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Students will read literary and informational texts about the stories of our past to understand how different texts offer unique historical perspectives and how authors sometimes alter details of history to serve a purpose. Students will express their understanding by corroborating details of the past, deciphering an author’s purpose, and writing their own fictionalized version of a historical account.
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