Available Lessons

Acting Styles and Their Practitioners: Research and Presentation

Technology

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.

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.

Animal Classification

Technology

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

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.

History Through Words: Frederick Douglass

Social Studies

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

Social Studies

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).

People of the Holocaust

Social Studies

Students will work in heterogeneous groups of three or four to create a news presentation on an assigned group of people involved in the Holocaust. Groups will research information from a website to highlight important details to use in their presentation. Groups will use the information to create a news presentation. Each group will present their news clip to the class while the class takes noted on the details and important information regarding each topic.

Political Cartoon Analysis

Social Studies

Students will perform research for political cartoons and analyze their features and significance. Web browsing will be implemented as well as spiral-question analysis in order to complete the first segment of the activity. Further assessment includes a brief writing assignment.

Skittles Fractions

Technology

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.