Available Lessons

"Diary of Anne Frank:" A Podcast

Grade: 8
Language Arts

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

Acting Styles and Their Practitioners: Research and Presentation

Grade: 12
Theater

The purpose of this project will be for students to research acting styles and their practitioners. Using this research, they will create a video (iMovie or MovieMaker) or traditional presentation (Keynote / PowerPoint) and present this to the class.

Advertising Influence

Grade: 7
Language Arts

Students will view multiple advertisements. After a brief lesson, students will be able to categorize the techniques used to influence consumers to make a purchase. In addition, students will create a magazine advertisement utilizing one of the techniques.

Ain't I a Woman - Sojourner Truth

Grade: 8
Language Arts

This lesson works to compare the struggles of the Abolition movement with those of the Women's Reform movement by studying Ain't I A Woman by the prominant abolitionist of her time - Sojourner Truth.

All About Me: Journalism Ice Breaker

Grade: 7
Language Arts

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.

Alphabet Mystery

Grade: K
Language Arts

In this lesson, the student will prove whether a text is fact or fiction, discuss the main idea in the story Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood and complete a snake alphabet worksheet.

Apalachee: Point of View Blog

Grade: 4
Language Arts

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

Grade: 10
Mathematics

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

Comic Strip Sequencing and Inference

Grade: 5
Language Arts

This lesson plan provides a guided practice activity for sequencing. Students will use comic strips collected from the newspaper in order to make inferences about the appropriate order.

Data Analysis of a Survey

Grade: 6
Mathematics

This lesson is a 3.5-day culminating lesson for a chapter on Data Analysis. Students will collect, organize, display, and interpret data in order to solve a problem.

Dream Vacation: A Math Analysis

Grade: 6
Mathematics

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.

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart:" A different perspective

Grade: 8
Language Arts

After planning using storyboards, students will act out the action of the story from different characters' points of view. Students must be sure to include the element of mood in their actions to show the audience the feeling the story portrays during the action. Students will film their portrayals so that they are viewed by other students.

Florida During the Civil War

Grade: 8
Language Arts

Students will explore the role Florida played during the Civil War. Students will explore a document detailing Florida's role and be able to identify key battles that took place on Florida soil. Students will be able to explain how Florida helped the Confederacy during the war.

Geometry Around Your School

Grade: 4
Language Arts, Mathematics

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.

Great Depression and the New Deal: Causes and Effects

Grade: 4
Language Arts

Shared Reading: The teacher will read aloud "Great Depression and the New Deal" as students follow along. During the reading the teacher will guide students to complete a whole-class cause and effect chart listing the major causes of the Great Depression and their effect(s) on the Florida economy. Then students will break into groups of 3-4 and investigate a specific cause/effect relationship. Groups will use the internet to locate photographs and additional details and facts about the incident and create a Powerpoint or Keynote presentation with speaking notes to present to the class.

History Through Words: Frederick Douglass

Grade: 11
Language Arts

Students will perform a picture analysis. Afterwards, a passage will be read from a narrative in Frederick Douglass’ My Bondage and My Freedom and then complete the Pick-a-Pair worksheet.

Mollie Gabe: A Former Slave's Perspective

Grade: 8
Language Arts

This short, stand-alone lesson seeks to give students a perspective of life as a slave from a former slave's perspective. Although this is but one view, it is a view nonetheless. Students will also be asked to use and improve their reading skills by the associated worksheet.

Money ESE grades 9-12

Grade: 9
Mathematics

In this lesson, the student will learn to compare and contrast between different coins. Using hands-on examples, a document camera to review as a class and presentation software (PowerPoint or Keynote) or video editing software (iMovie or Movie Maker).

Multi-Media Book Trailers

Grade: 5
Language Arts

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

Grade: 5
Language Arts

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

Reflective Writing: "How I felt on the first day of school"

Grade: K
Language Arts

Students will complete a writing activity based on the prompt: "How I felt on the first day of school" using photos of different emotions.

Skittles Fractions

Grade: 3
Mathematics

This is a review lesson after the students have already learned about representing fractions. The student will find the fraction of colors in a bite size bag of skittles. They will then predict and discover what color there is the most of in the whole class.

The Calusa: Point of View Blog

Grade: 4
Language Arts

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.

The Tequesta: Point of View Blog

Grade: 4
Language Arts

Teacher will read aloud the passage "The Tequesta Indians of Biscayne Bay" as students follow along. After reading they will discuss how the Tequesta lived (i.e., how they obtained food and shelter) and what happened to the Tequesta that led to their elimination. As a class, create a shared writing blog entry from the point of view of a Tequesta Indian. The blog entry should include details about how a Tequesta child spent a day. Within the blog entry the details about how Tequesta 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.

The Timucua: Point of View Blog

Grade: 4
Language Arts

Teacher will read aloud the passage "The Timucua" as students follow along. After reading they will discuss how the Timucua lived (i.e., how they obtained food and shelter) and what happened to the Timucua that led to their elimination. As a class, create a shared writing blog entry from the point of view of a Timucua Indian. The blog entry should include details about how a Timucua child spent a day. Within the blog entry the details about how Timucua 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.