## Available Lessons

#### "Diary of Anne Frank:" A Podcast

##### Language Arts

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

#### A Lucky Charm Sort

##### Science

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

#### Acting Styles and Their Practitioners: Research and Presentation

##### 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.

##### 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

##### 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

##### 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

##### 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.

#### Bench Press Math: Mean, Median and Mode

##### Mathematics, Physical Education

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

#### Data Analysis of a Survey

##### 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

##### 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

##### 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

##### 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.

#### 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.

#### History Through Words: Frederick Douglass

##### Language Arts

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.

#### Measure of pH using Vernier Probes

##### Science

Students will work in groups of two to measure pH of freshwater system when crayfish are present in water sample. A control will be set-up and the biology of the crayfish will studied. The pH should increase as the crayfish releases ammonia as a waste product. (Ammonia is a base)

#### Mollie Gabe: A Former Slave's Perspective

##### 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.

##### 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).

#### 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.

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

##### Health, 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.

#### Understanding Conservation of Mass in Chemical Reactions

##### Science

Often students cannot understand from chemical formulas how atoms exist in compounds, and how they are rearranged during reaction. Furthermore, the concept of balancing reactions eludes them when they cannot actually see the individual atoms. To illustrate a reaction for them, They are split into groups and given "bingo" type chips of different colors. They then put them into groups as reactants, representing the compounds that enter the reaction. They will then break the bonds of the reactants and attempt to rebond them as products. In most reactions, they will see that without balancing they do not have enough "chips" to complete the reaction. However, if they add more of one or more of the reactants, they can then complete the reaction because they now have enough "chips". They will then transfer findings to a sheet, written as a balanced formula equation.