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Gangs and Clicks... Are They One In The Same? 7 to 9
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Students will work on a whiteboard or SMART Board and make a Venn diagram comparing/contrasting the two social groups.
Geographical Literacy through Building: A Minecraft Project 6 to 8
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Students will use Minecraft for Education to build a community from a specific geographical area and understand how land forms, resources and spatial organization can affect human settlement patterns and housing.
Geography Postcard Podcasting 7 to 8
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Students will produce four postcards that will show the major landforms and describe the climate of the different regions of the U.S. and Canada. Students will then write a description of their travels in the form of a friendly letter. Each student will create a podcast using the postcards and letter. The podcast will be posted to the class website.
Global Views K to 12
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Students will create a short video about our community to share with other students around the world via the web site www.nextvista.org. We will also share our videos with a school in Turkey where I have personal connections with another teacher.
Going Greek! A companion lesson to accompany The Percy Jackson series 5 to 8
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After reading Percy Jackson and The Olympians Book 1 The Lightning Thief, students will choose their favorite Greek mythology god and create a presentation about that character. Students will use Internet resources, Powerpoint, Smart Boards, and a document camera to prepare and present their projects.
Grandparents Day History Interviews 1 to 1
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We will invite Grandparents to our class and interview them about how technology has changed since their childhood.
Great Depression Gallery Walk 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the impact of the Great Depression on U.S. society and populations by analyzing primary source images from the Library of Congress website.
Greek Mythology Movies 6 to 6
Students will learn about Greek myths. Then, students create a script based off of a Greek myth, film, and edit their movies.
Growing STEM Minds Through the Growing Gardens 9 to 12
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The nexus of our STEM activities revolves around our urban gardening center surrounding the school. The STEM activities will reach across all the subject areas including English, History, Science, Engineering, Technology and Math classes at our school.
Harlem Renaissance: "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" 6 to 12
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Students will use graphic design and powerpoint to discuss race relation and the Harlem Renaissance by creating a children's book for a younger groups of children.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! 6 to 8
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A team of students will create a documentary presented from the point of view of people and explorers who lived during the specific assigned historical event.
High School Students Meet Veterans 9 to 12
The goal of this lesson is for the students to come away with a better understanding of who veterans are and what their life was/is like.
Historical Claymation! 2 to 3
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The students will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to make a claymation video of a historical figure.
Historical Scavenger Hunts 6 to 8
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Students explore the history of their community by paying attention to the details of architecture, monuments and area artifacts. This is a multi-step lesson that allows students to practice historical fieldwork, pre-reading strategies, acting skills, research skills, writing skills and public speaking skills.
History and Architect Through Digital Photography 10 to 12
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Students will take a walking tour of our historic downtown district and take pictures of our history and architectural features. They will then create their own powerpoint to tell our city's history and identify architectural features and home styles.
Holocaust background-Jewish Life Photo Project P-K to P-K
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To understand Jewish Life Pre-WWII by examining photographs and biographies through the US Holocaust Memorial Museum website
How does N.Y.C. play a role in international affairs? 2 to 2
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Students will be able to recognize the international role of N.Y.C. , and appreciate the importance of the United Nations. Students will be able to identify aspects of N.Y.C.'s cosmopolitan nature.
How Women Changed the World 6 to 8
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Students will investigate the roles women played in the development of technology and computers.
Hunting for QR Codes 1 to 12
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Students will use Smart Phone with QR code reader to complete scavenger hunt around school as a skill review.
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.
If I Were 100 Years Old... K to 3
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For the 100th day of school, my first graders are asked to write about what they would and would not be able to do if they were 100 years old. To update this lesson, I would have them dress up as if they were 100 years old and record their thinking in a flip video.
If I Were President Green Screen P-K to 6
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Students will create a campaign video using the green screen app. They will try to persuade voters to elect them for President.
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.
Immigration and the Economy 8 to 12
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Students will learn how immigration impacts the economy of small towns like ours.
Immigration in Early America (5th Grade) 3 to 5
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This is a lesson that integrates American History into a typical 90-minute reading block. Reading strategies are integrated into informational non-fiction text that satisfy history standards.
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