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.

A Lucky Charm Sort

Science

Students will sort Lucky Charms based on shapes, using a table to record the answers.

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.

Alphabet Mystery

Technology

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.

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.

Animal Classification

Science, Technology

Students will learn to classify animals through research and reference presentations. Students will work in collaborative groups, present findings and self-correct.

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.

Forces-Review Games

Science

The standard method of completing a chapter is to have the student review 3 ways: Cooperative review questions from text; MindJogger Game DVD from text with winning team participants receiving 5 Extra Credit points; BrainPops subject specific game on Internet.

Push or Pull?

Science

It takes energy to change the motion of objects. Energy change is understood by force- a push or pull. Some forces act through physical contact, while others act at a distance. The student will understand what force, push and pull is.