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Preserving History for Illuminating Today's Values and Traditions 5 to 12
Students will use the processes of oral history and the latest technology to engage in historical inquiry and the preservation of the past. They will work in cooperative work groups or individually to discover and capture the past by interviewing family members and people in the community about a variety of folk traditions and/or significant events that occurred in their past.
Traditions Around the World 5 to 5
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Students will be divided into cooperative learning groups and given a country to research their holiday traditions. Students will use the internet, encyclopedias and other research sources to prepare a presentation. A brief discussion/mini-lesson will be given on credible resources.
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*
Discovering Your Hometown 7 to 8
Inspired by the "Hometown America" writing contest by "Junior Scholastic," this lesson will allow all 7th and 8th grade students to explore and document the geography, history, culture and traditions of Folsom, New Jersey and the surrounding areas.
Now and Long Ago: Immigration and My Family 3 to 5
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This lesson introduces the concepts of immigration and family history. Through the exploration of immigration events and issues in American history, students will learn that all Americans are immigrants with cultural differences and that all have ancestors and a family story that is unique and of value to share.
"I am" Identity Oral History Project 6 to 8
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This lesson teaches students the basics of formulating and asking pertinent questions to collect information for an oral history project that involves the use of interviewing family members and using Flip camera technology.
1920's Personalities Podcasting Project 7 to 12
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Students research people of the 1920's create a written report. Next students create a podcast finished with pictures and music if it enhances the "personality of the 1920s" that will be posted on the school website.
21 century pen pals 3 to 8
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These lessons are for the students to show what they've learned about specific topics to an international school.
A Brief History of NY...by class 401 3 to 5
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My class of ESL 4th graders is writing a play about the history of New York! We built the set, made the costumes and the props...and now we want to take a video of it!
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.
Around the World in 180 Days P-K to 8
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To kick-off our Global Cultures curriculum we are implementing a year-long interdisciplinary school project titled, Around the World in 180 Days. Teachers and students will use digital cameras, smart board technology, Web Cams, Kidspiration software, and partnerships with schools around the world.
Art and Life: Where Do We Use Art? 9 to 12
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This lesson increases the relevance of not only art classes, but also all academic disciplines by engaging the students to research how art is used in all aspects of their education and their lives. They will create videos that will collect factual information and visual examples that will educate the viewers on how art is used in a variety of settings and how historical people and socities have depended on the coexistence of art and non art subjects.
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.
Biome Project 5 to 6
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Biome Research project with a choie menu
Cherokee Unit- Lesson 1: Cherokee Religion and Culture 7 to 8
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In this unit, students will learn about the beliefs, practices and traditions of Native American groups in North Carolina, specifically the Cherokee people, and explain how European explorers and settlers impacted these groups.
Christmas Around the World P-K to 2
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Christmas Around the World
Cultures and Cuisines WebQuest 9 to 12
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Groups of Five are to select a country that they would like to learn more about. Research that country's environment, people, customs and characteristic foods. Prepare a report/display and present to the class.
Everything American 8 to 8
Students work collaboratively to define "American Culture" by capturing images of the American way of life, and using them to create a PowerPoint display using words and images.
Festivals, Fairs, and Fun and Unit Exploring Spanish Festivals 6 to 12
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Students will compare and contrast the cultural traditions and festivals of Spanish speaking countries with their own culture. It is our desire that students understand, value, and respect people and places outside of their own environment.
It's Fun to Learn! K to 6
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Learning should be fun, and nothing can be better than using Music and Technology together to enhance learning.
Long Beach History Digital Scrapbook 3 to 4
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Students create digital scrapbooks for their city's local history, including the Tongva Native Americans, settlers and newcomers to the land, and how the city was created. Students attend field trips to local historical sites and current landmarks, documenting their visit and reporting on it in a scrapbook.
Louisiana Unit for Pre K P-K to P-K
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Students will learn about their state.
Memories To Treasure Forever! K to 12
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To honor the grandparents of our students, we have an annual Grandparent's Day Event. My teacher created activity involved an interview with their grandparent (s). The students were givena list of 30 questions to choose to ask their grandparents and interview them with the flip video cameras. The grandparents could then flip it around and interview them. This was then turned into a keepsake DVD.
Modern Indian Culture as "Scene" through Bollywood 9 to 12
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Using Knowledge from Current Indian Culture (social organization, religion, government, language, arts and literature, customs and traditions, economy) students will be asked to collaboratively create, film, and edit a five minute scene in the true style of a Bollywood film.
MOON PHASE 3 to 5
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What role has NASA played in space exploration? What role has the Moon played in human history?
Our Family Histories 2 to 6
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Students will research their own histories by interviewing family members (their elders, and extended relatives), collect information, pictures, etc...The students will put their information together using creativity and technology and at the same time apply their knowledge of language arts, math, and social studies.
Our Past is our Future: We will repeat it if we don't learn from it 8 to 12
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Purpose and Overview: Create a multimedia social science project where students collect the oral history from elder volunteers who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. The purpose is to prepare students with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities for transition into the community and work world after graduation from high school.
Pod-Casting for Parents P-K to P-K
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This lesson would provide parents with an incite into what their child is learning on a daily basis. It would allow parents to reinforce classroom concepts at home.
Preserving Living Legacies 9 to 12
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This is an oral history lesson which engages students to research a top of United States History as related to the actual life experience of a senior member of our town community. Students will research, prepare interview questions, interview a senior, videotape their interview, and publish their findings in book form.
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.
Similarities and Differences Across Cultures - In Modern Times and Throughout History 1 to 1
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Students will use technology and literature to research past cultures and modern cultures. The objective of the lesson is for the students to recognize and define the similarities and differences between past cultures and modern cultures in areas related to daily living, food, art and music.
SO WHAT ABOUT THE WORLD?!?!? 6 to 12
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Students will investigate world countries currently at war/conflict and the impact on the United States. Students will create a news podcast/broadcast video available on youtube.com, schooltube.com, and Kozlen.com.
Storytelling with a Document Camera 3 to 5
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Students will use the document camera to retell and put on a presentation of a Native American folktale, legend, or story that they read. This project aims to help students practice and enhance their reading fluency, comprehension, and speaking skills, as well as understand Native American history and culture.
Teaching Digital Citizenship through Stories of Immigration and Diversity K to 2
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This is Cross-Curricular Unit that addresses the Social Studies Big Ideas of diversity, and our personal connections to immigration in our community. These lessons plan to increase awareness and understanding about our diverse, ethnic and racial backgrounds from specific underrepresented minorities (who speak Nepali, Khmer, Chinese, and Spanish), through innovative uses of technology. Using Smartboards, interactive language-learning websites (in various languages), and developing cyber pen-pals between like-minded schools in our neighborhood and abroad, we will acquire more sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity in our community, and become better-equipped global citizens for the 21st century.
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. .
USA States Mini-book K to 5
Each student in our fourth grade class will choose one of the 50 states to research using the internet and then create a mini-book using PowerPoint.
Using Podcasts to teach about the Constitutional Convention 7 to 8
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Using Netbooks with webcams and a Smartboard to create and share Podcasts. Students will participate in discussions and the creation of Podcasts by taking advantage of the interactive nature of table Netbooks and a classroom Smartboard.
Virtual Travel Plan 4 to 8
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This lesson was created for 4th grade students in North Carolina. It integrates many areas of the curriculum including mathematics, social studies, and language arts. Students design a virtual trip through North Carolina to learn about the history and symbols of North Carolina.
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