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Researching the Black Diaspora in Latin America 5 to 8
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Students will first research, and then create podcasts about the Black Diaspora in Latin America. Research topics can include historical themes such as the middle passage or the triangle trade, cultural themes such as the influence of African rhythms in Latin American music, or social themes such as the social stratification and racial vocabulary that existed within Latin America.
Who's Who in Hampton? 1 to 6
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Students use their interviews with our town's First Selectmen, Town Librarian, Town Clerk, Fire Chief, and Town Tax Collector, Town Assesor, Board of Education Chairperson, and School Superintendent/Principal to create a podcast. The interviews will be used
"A Portrait of Success" Elementary Student Portfolio Building K to 4
Students use digital photography and appropriate software to record their work into a manageable portfolio to document personal progress.
"In Three Words" 5 to 8
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"In Three Words, a lesson creating an anti-bullying Animoto video, allows students to take an active role in the development of an anti-bullying lesson thus taking ownership of the message. Students used the Good Morning America segment “Your Three Words” as a model for creating videos depicting powerful anti-bullying messages. Using flip video cameras, students filmed short clips displaying their three word messages and then created a collective video using the web 2.0 tool, Animoto.
"Just Playing" Playground Design 4 to 5
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Students will design a playground for our new school. They will measure the area of the proposed space, research pricing and sizes for playground equipment, and create a proposal for donors which will include digital pictures of the proposed area and drawings or digital blueprints of the much-hoped-for playground area.
A Year in Arizona 4 to 4
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Students will choose a theme related to our state of Arizona and create calendars around that theme. Some examples of potential themes are: animals of Arizona, Arizona cactus and plant life, Arizona history, Arizona's geology, and Native American culture.
African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students 3 to 5
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Students will explore the culture and music of an African country of their choice. They will present a short PowerPoint or Flipchart for the class, students could also use iPads to create iMovies. Students may choose to present it on a traditional poster. Students may wish to provide samples of African Tribal music. Students should also write a brief song in 4/4 meter and C pentatonic about African music.
African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students 3 to 5
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Students will explore the culture and music of an African country of their choice. They will present a short PowerPoint or Flipchart for the class, students could also use iPads to create iMovies. Students may choose to present it on a traditional poster. Students may wish to provide samples of African Tribal music. Students should also write a brief song in 4/4 meter and C pentatonic about African music.
All About Books 1 to 2
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In our Non-fiction Writing Workshop unit, students research and study an animal using technology in order to write an "All About" book. They must find out where the animal lives (type of environment), what it eats, what it looks like, and other additional interesting facts about their animal.
American History Digital Movie 5 to 12
Students write, perform, produce, and present a digital movie based on a historical event.
Analyzing and Synthesizing Propaganda Techniques in Film 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the non-verbal techniques used in films that attempt to manipulate audiences through political or commercial propaganda. In teams, students will then create their own videos demonstrating a synthesis of these techniques.
Animal Adventures 4 to 6
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Students will research a specific zoo animal, and write a script describing various features of the animal. The class will then go to the zoo, find their animal and film each other telling about their animal (Jeff Corwin or Steve Erwin style). Later these will be made into class videos.
Animal Report K to 1
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Throughout this project students will be researching an animal and organizing the information into a 30 Hands presentation. Students will pick an animal, research, find pictures, and demonstrate their knowledge of their animal through their completed project.
Animal Science Research Report 4 to 6
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Students will visit Squam Lake Science Center, meet animals and scientists, take interview notes, photograph the animals and then return to school to complete a research report and post their data to our class blog.
Animals in Inspiration 2 to 4
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Second grade students use books and the internet to research an animal and then the computer program "Inspiration" to create a graphic organizer.
Animals on Parade 3 to 8
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Fourth grade students will research rainforest animals of the world and hold what is known as a shoebox parade. Each student will decorate a shoebox to resemble a parade float and create a podcast.
Around the World in 10 Days - Landmark Project 4 to 6
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An integrated reading/writing/geography/technology unit focused on identifying famous landmarks around the world.
Because I Said So! - Writing a Persuasive Speech 4 to 4
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This is a short writing unit. Students will brainstorm, write, and edit a persuasive speech on a topic of their choosing. The studetns will then record a podcast of their speech which will be uploaded to the school website.
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.
Beyond the Basic Research Paper 8 to 8
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Students will use technology to demonstrate understanding of immigration and create unique technology enriched products of specific research topics.
Can You See What I See? 5 to 8
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In this lesson, students will take digital pictures to represent various forms of energy and the steps involved in energy transfers and transformations. They will then create a Rebus story that can be solved using these pictures. This activity will bring to life a science concept that is usually difficult to see and understand.
Career Research 9 to 12
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10 grade students will conduct research over a two week scaffolded lesson. This is one of the lesson plans attached to the career research, which includes technology as a way to communicate throughout this lesson.
Celebration of Cultures K to 5
In the CELEBRATION OF CULTURES unit, students study one country related to their family heritage and complete multiple assignments to illustrate their understanding of that culture. They also create "family legacy books" in which they put Family Trees, Interviews with relatives and personal "Snapshot" Writings about important incidents and remembrances in their own lives.
Clubhouse design 5 to 5
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Students design a clubhouse floor plan to scale with blue prints and outside views. The winning design is then developed into a 3D scale model.
Cold War Virtual Museum 10 to 12
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Students create virtual museums on the Cold War using a PowerPoint template. I collaborate with a World History Teacher in order to achieve projects from the East and West. Then I set up computers in a common room to allow students and staff to look at these projects throughout the day during free periods.
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.
Create a Greener Place - Podcast 3 to 12
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Students are asked to research and use slass instruction to create a 3-5 minute Podcast about making the world a Greener Place.
Creating a Digital Newspaper P-K to 5
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Lesson plan for creating a digital school newspaper. This includes some modifications for students with disabilities.
Creating a Virtual Zoo: A Cross-Curriculum, Problem Based Learning Project 1 to 1
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In this unit lessons, students will use technology skills and digital media applications, along with science and literacy skills to research animals in order to create a "virtual zoo", for students who do not have a zoo nearby or cannot afford to make the trip.
Creating Presentations With Clip Art 3 to 12
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Students will utilize clip art and various other picture and sound resources to create a presentation featuring a favorite animal from researched habitat.
Designing a School Garden 6 to 6
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Students will use skills of geometry to design a school box garden.
Diagnosis of the Day 9 to 12
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Students will be given a description of a medical problem. Students will use technology to research the information given to determine a patient diagnosis.
Digital Research Animal Project 1 to 2
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Students will research an animal of choice and use an iPad app to create a trading card to inform peers of their new learning.
Documentary-Style Research Projects 4 to 6
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Students will research a topic related to the social studies curriculum, and then create a report and a short documentary video using iMovie. Along the way, students will learn how to narrow topics, take notes, keep citations, and make editing choices. This is an ideal lesson for a computer lab setting.
Dream Vacation 6 to 6
In this project, students will create an itinerary, budget, route, and poster based on their choices about their Dream Vacation. Students will be given restrictions such as a $20,000 budget, must include a family of 4, must travel for at least 5 days, and must be outside of Pennsylvania and the surrounding states.
DROP BY DROP WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD 6 to 8
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The purpose of the unit is for students to acquire information and knowledge about water, its structure, its properties, its usage, and its importance as a resource. Many students inherently know about water because they consume and use it every day. Many students however think there is an infinite supply of fresh water and all they have to do to get fresh water is to turn on the faucet. To acquire water usage statistics and appreciate the unique properties of water will help student accomplish their final task.
Earth Day Movie Maker Documentary 9 to 12
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This lesson, which spans over the course of about a week and a half, has students researching a particular animal and the ways in which it has been impacted by humans and the environment. Students will take a field trip to the zoo and use flip cams to videotape their animal. They will then choose a prompt from the list and create a documentary (using Tool Factory Movie Maker) about their animal.
Expert Projects: Sound, Heat and Light 4 to 12
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Students researched, wrote a report and created a class website teaching their newly gained expert knowledge on a specific topic related to sound, heat or light. Students presented their webpage to the class to teach their topic.
Finding Solutions to Hunger 6 to 8
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This is a project plan more than a lesson plan. It is a 10-week project using a wonderful online collaboration tool designed to be used by educators. Besides teaching the curriculum objectives—the goal is to open the students’ eyes to hunger in the world.
Flip into Technology! 6 to 12
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Students use Flip cameras to gather information and integrate it into any classroom activity.
Fractals in Nature P-K to P-K
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Students will be introduced to the concept of fractals and look at examples of fractals, find fractals in nature, and create fractal cut outs.
Grade 7 Science Vocabulary Building Through Visualization of Word Meanings To Make Digital Art 7 to 7
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The meanings of Grade 7 Science words were visualized through acquisition of photo software skills to make digital art for retention of these word meanings.
How Does Your Garden Grow? 9 to 12
Students will design, plant, and maintain a native plant garden on campus. The garden will serve as an outdoor classroom for lessons in ecology, soil science, and botany.
If Hornets Could Talk... 5 to 5
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As a teacher, I find myself constantly challenged to integrate the state and parish standards, grade level expectations, ILEAP test preparation, and multi-disciplinary lessons, at the same time keeping my students engaged, excited, and learning. At times I find the students either bored or discouraged with basic assignments, in particular reading, writing, and researching. I find that no matter how important the components being taught, without a “catch” or “hook,” the students view the assignments as redundant and see no connection with real life. I’ve found a “hook!”
Internet Research Grade 6-8 6 to 8
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As a result of participating in this lesson, students will be able to research the internet for information pertaining to their robotics prompt question and use that information to present findings in their PowerPoint journal.
Iowa History Television Broadcast 9 to 12
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In this lesson, students are responsible for researching an event of their choosing from the history of Iowa. After choosing an event, they must then prepare a news broadcast to the class.
JOB POD Career Podcasting Project 7 to 12
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The purpose of this project is to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge gained and maturity achieved during their high school career so far. This project gives students the chance to choose an area of study, to combine different disciplines, to satisfy specialized curiosity, and to utilize talents in a productive way. The project gives them the chance to make their high school experience a more meaningful and practical one.
Lets Go to Mars 12 to 12
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Students will be working in teams to designing and build a theoretical habitat for a research base on Mars.
Living Wax Museum 5 to 8
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Students will complete a biography about a person of their choice. This project includes a written paper, a slideshow, and creating a poster board that will be displayed throughout the school.
Making A Difference 9 to 12
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Students from Tiffin Columbian High School’s Commercial Art class would like to make a difference by helping local business or organization prosper in this sluggish economy by offering free advertisement design. The students enrolled in commercial art, would like to lend their talents and creativity in designing products that company would find useful such as business cards, poster, flyers, etc.
Me, My Digital Self, and Eye 11 to 12
Self-portraits are a traditional art project for many high school art classes. This self-portrait assignment is an autobiographical assignment. The purpose of this assignment is for students to show who they are and to tell their own stories, while learning to use technology to express themselves creatively.
Movie Music 5 to 8
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Students study music in movies and create a sequel to a popular childrens movie.
Native Americans 3 to 6
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This unit on Native Americans encourages students to read print and online informational texts focusing on Native American tribes of various regions. They will create, practice, and present digital presentations based on the information they found.
Never Forget (Memorial Day or Veterans' Day Pre-Activity) 5 to 12
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This activity encourages students to record and think about the words people use as they recall their experiences in defending our country. Student will create word art from their interviews and the teacher will run a discussion on the words and how they tie into the freedom we enjoy in America.
PBL Dance Creation 6 to 12
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Students will work in groups to choreograph/Create their own dance routine.
Pod Cast for Veterans Day 3 to 12
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Students will pod cast an interview of a person who lived or served during a wartime. Some students may role play a war hero in a pod cast.
Public Service Announcement Project 5 to 12
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Using a digital media form, students will create a Public Service Announcement to inform peers on a topic of social interest or need. These PSA's will be shared through journalism or school mail to reach the target audience.
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere 1 to 2
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Students will explore different ways to measure and weigh a pumpkin. They will also be counting the seeds to see what size pumpkin has the most. There will be lots of teamwork involved to come up with ideas.
Rainforest Unit 5 to 6
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Students will learn about the importance of the rain forest thru a mutli-disciplinary unit
Reading Rainbow for Second Graders 2 to 2
Students will collaborate to develop a multimedia presentation based on a theme using a Reading Rainbow format consisting of book summaries, a team documentary, and original writing with illustrations. Teams of students with similar interests would be selected to work together on an eight to nine week project which will allow for differentiated learning opportunities.
Rocky Point Recycler's P-K to P-K
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Our students will be learning about how to save and protect our Earth. Students will use ipad's to reseach and present information to the other grade levels in our district.
Science and Art Museum 6 to 8
Middle School students create works of art inspired by document experiments in science. Digital cameras record SCIENCE AS ART, in action!
See the Music 4 to 5
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Students create PowerPoint presentations featuring famous musicians, singers, or a piece of music
Sonoran WebQuest 5 to 6
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Ultilizing some of the most advanced technology available today, you and your team of scientists will create a multi-media presentation to share with the world on the internet!
Stock Market Project 7 to 9
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In this activity, you and/or a small group will invest $10,000 in four different companies and then track the stock market price of those companies over a period of time.
Student-created digital portfolios 6 to 8
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In this lesson, students will create a google site that will be their digital portfolio for the semester. They will learn how to upload images of their art, as well as write goals before they start their art and reflect after they are finished with their art, and collaborate with others inside and outside of the classroom.
Students will utilize tablets to research S.T.E,M, topics to enhance their knowledge, achievement, success, and engagement in the classroom. 5 to 12
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Student teams of three will select from a teacher prepared list of STEM topics. They will utilize a tablet to research, document and create a variety of presentations on their selected topic. Student teams will utilize a teacher prepared rubric to complete their assignment.
Subtle Conversations 6 to 12
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Subtle Conversations is design to give 60 students an opportunity to research current events and teen issues. Students will select various news, entertainment, sports, or locate events and teen topics to research and create a weekly talk show. Each group will design a production company to write, video, edit and prepare for broadcast.
Symbiosis 4 to 4
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Students will learn about symbiotic relationships between organisms living in a particular ecosystem. The learning will be capped by a student created presentation that shows the different symbiotic relationships, while providing real world examples.
Technology and your Future: Using SmartPhones and IPads in the classroom 4 to 5
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Using research from the internet, via Smart Phone or I Pads, studnets will "open their eyes" as to what they will need to do and have in order to attain the life they desire for their future.
Technology as a Tool of Science 9 to 12
Digital cameras and Tool Factory will be used in a variety of projects in several classes. The objective is to show students the tools that can assist them in the recording, cataloging and sharing of science information.
Technology Proposals 8 to 12
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In this lesson, the students will first research types of technology available for schools. Next they will put together proposals to persuade the school/company to go with their recommendations.
The "Point" of Me... and GeoMEtry 3 to 5
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This is an interactive story in which geometry vocabulary is introduced and associated with each other as a story unfolds. The students not only listen to the story but create a story board in which the geometry vocabulary becomes clear in differentiated ways.
The Flip Side 6 to 8
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Students will use their Flip cameras to chronicle their experience at a local food pantry and share their experience with the rest of the school and local community organizations.
The stoichiometry behind pollution 9 to 12
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In many grammar schools, students are made aware of the need to recycle and be earth conscious citizens. However, they have no concept of the amount of how much they save in their efforts. Through this lesson, students will be able to quantize the amount of pollution they are preventing through stoichiometry. Students will then create posterboards with their research to convince the school and local community that pollution is a problem and carpooling is a simple solution.
Titanic Research Book 4 to 4
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Students will use book and internet sources to reseacrh about the Titanic. Then they will use their information to create their own book.
Transition Planning-Technology in Professions 9 to 10
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This lesson plan is designed to help student with disabilities (in a Study Skills class for students with IEP's) research and understand how technology is vital in almost every career, particularly health-related careers. It is also designed to show students how technology may help them in their current schooling and future career goals.
Tree Trekkers 4 to 5
Students will photograph, identify, classify and write about trees in their school yard, the immediate neighborhood and in their own neighborhood. The will publish a booklet and/or a slide show about their trees.
Vocabulary Building Through Visualization Of Word Meanings To Create Digital Art 7 to 8
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Vocabulary enhancement came to the forefront with acquired skills of manipulating photographs ... utilizing various tools and filters within the software … and this cognitive and creative process placed the students in a new environment of hands-on with photo software and the requirement of researching the "real" meanings of words, then translating these "realities" into "creative" ones through visualization.
Weather Report 7 to 12
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Students create and film a weather report as seen on the evening news.
What is it... A Frog or a Toad? 1 to 3
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Frog and Toad Lesson Purpose: Comparing Frogs and Toads (Can be used for science lessons or for any “Frog and Toad” Series book.)
Where should we go? 4 to 5
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For this lesson, students are to create a digital poster using the program called Glogster EDU. (edu.glogster.com) On their poster, students are to describe three places that they would like to visit within a state found within the United States.
Who is Robert M. Glass? - Black History Month P-K to P-K
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Robert Glass was an African American who was a member of the Tuskegee 332nd Fighter Group. He received several distinguished service medals. How many of our students would recognize his name? In this lesson, students learn about the contributions of other African Americans to our military service.
World of Quadrilaterals 7 to 12
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Why is it important to know the properties of quadrilaterals? How can we use it in our real life?
Write to Read 6 to 8
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There is nothing more motivating than teaching to the interests of students, and what middle school students' interests revolve around themselves and their friends. Digital storytelling of the school year gives them a voice and leades to improved language arts skills.
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