Available Lessons

"Diary of Anne Frank:" A Podcast

Technology

Students create a podcast surrounding historical events of Anne Frank and the Secret Annex.

A Hidden Child's Story:Accounts from the Holocaust Digital Story

Technology

Students will create a storyboard (using PowerPoint or Microsoft Word) outlining their movie on a hidden child of the holocaust using photos downloaded from the FCIT site (A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust). Students will include narration in the movie describing the events that unfolded in that childâ€™s life. Students will then use their storyboard, along with their downloaded photos and background music, to create a digital story using video editing software.

All About Me: Journalism Ice Breaker

Technology

In the lesson, students are asked to create a presentation (PowerPoint or Keynote) introducing themselves and their roles in the Journalism class to other students. This lesson can be used at the beginning of the course as a culture-building activity.

An Intro to Google Earth Scavenger Hunt

Technology

Students will use Google Earth to answer a series of questions. These questions will allow students to explore Google Earth and many of the different features it offers.

Apalachee: Point of View Blog

Technology

Teacher will read aloud the passage "The Apalachee" as students follow along. After reading they will discuss how the Apalachee lived (i.e., how they obtained food and shelter) and what happened to the Apalachee that led to their elimination. As a class, create a shared writing blog entry from the point of view of a Apalachee Indian. The blog entry should include details about how a Apalachee child spent a day. Within the blog entry the details about how Apalachee lived should be evident. After the whole-class shared writing activity, students will add an entry to the blog from the point of view of a tribe member; students can chose to write from the point of view of a child or adult. Students will also be expected to respond to other students' posts on the blog.

Bench Press Math: Mean, Median and Mode

Physical Education

Using reps and max of weightlifting, students will create a frequency table and compute the mean, median and mode.

Dream Vacation: A Math Analysis

Technology

Students are given the opportunity to select a dream vacation and are give a set amount of money and must plan and execute their trip without going over their allotted funds.

Geometry Around Your School

Technology

Teacher will read aloud "The Greedy Triangle" by Marilyn Burns. After read aloud the class will create a list of the geometric shapes from the story. Students will add geometric shapes to the list that were not included in the book (e.g., three dimensional objects). Then students will work with a partner to walk around the school campus to find real-life examples of their assigned geometric shape and take digital photographs of the objects. Students will create a class book about the objects and use their digital photographs to illustrate the book.

Multi-Media Book Trailers

Technology

Students will read a self-selected fiction book independently. After completion of the book, students will create a multi-media book trailer (modeled after a movie trailer) to advertise the book. Students can use presentation software (i.e., Powerpoint, Keynote);

Publishing Poetry: Student Vodcast of Original Narrative Poems

Technology

The students will create a vodcast of an original poem using video editing software (iMovie or MovieMaker).

The Calusa: Point of View Blog

Technology

Teacher will read aloud the passage "The Calusa: 'The Shell Indians'" as students follow along. After reading they will discuss how the Calusa lived (i.e., how they obtained food and shelter) and what happened to the Calusa that led to their elimination. As a class, create a shared writing blog entry from the point of view of a Calusa Indian. The blog entry should include details about how a Calusa child spent a day. Within the blog entry the details about how Calusa lived should be evident. After the whole-class shared writing activity, students will add an entry to the blog from the point of view of a tribe member; students can chose to write from the point of view of a child or adult. Students will also be expected to respond to other students' posts on the blog.