Learn how important the honey bee's body structure is to survival in the hive. This lesson includes learning objectives, material and resource lists, background information, activities, reading selections, writing assignments, a game, assessments, and support documents. See the Educator's Guide for more video links and recommended readings.
This task requires students to find the area and perimeter of a rectilinear figure and model their thinking through multiple equations. This task relates to the Common Core State Standards: 3.MD.C.7d, 3.MD.D.8, and 3.OA.D.8.
This packet includes letter formation and beginning sound practice. The pictures are easy to understand and common words used in the English language.
This lesson guides students through analysis of non-print media as a vehicle for argument.
Added to this are Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographs for them to pick from. It is important to note that the photos contain graphic images.
These activities are to be used on the first day of class to guage knowledge of the students and collect information about what students are interested in learning during the course.
The Assessment of Authentic Learning Rubric focuses on the areas of agency and authenticity, concepts derived from the Student as Producer and Social Pedagogies frameworks. The rubric consists of five areas: learning tasks, learning process, social core, learning assessments, and lifelong learning. Each of the five areas contains statements that course designers can use to evaluate their course/s. Instructors may elect to use the rubric as a self-evaluation tool or might elect to work through it with support from an instructional designer. The rubric can be used for course taught in a variety of modalities including online, hybrid, and face-to-face.
Introduces color words and recognition to students through shared reading, color songs, rhymes and fingerplays and whole group activity. Students will sort colored cereal onto color sorting mat handout. Time permitting, students will also use an iPad app to identify and sort colors and sort pom-poms by color using various materials.
Extensions of lesson include: independent color recognition matching game and color games called Color Crazy and Monster Smash which are partner/group activities.
The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.Throughout the 11th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Students move from learning the class rituals and routines and genre features of argument writing in Unit 11.1 to learning about narrative and informational genres in Unit 11.2: The American Short Story. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.
In this unit, students will explore great works of American literature and consider how writers reflect the time period in which they write. They will write two literary analysis papers and also work in groups to research and develop anthologies of excellent American stories.
Students read and analyze stories from several 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century American authors. After researching a time period, they select stories from that period to create an anthology. The readings enhance their understanding of the short story, increase their exposure to well-known American authors, and allow them to examine the influence of social, cultural, and political context.
Students examine elements of short stories and have an opportunity for close reading of several American short stories. During these close readings, they examine the ways that short story writers attempt to explore the greater truths of the American experience through their literature.
These questions are a guide to stimulate thinking, discussion, and writing on the themes and ideas in the unit. For complete and thoughtful answers and for meaningful discussions, students must use evidence based on careful reading of the texts.
If you were to write a short story about this decade, what issues might you focus on?
What defines a short story? Just length?
To what extent do these stories reflect the era or decade in which they were written?
To what extent are the themes they address universal?
History.com has short videos on the Vietnam War (“Vietnam” and “A Soldier's Story”).
In this lesson, students will be introduced to Edgar Allan Poe's theory on the “single effect” of the short story. They will read a passage from Poe as well as his short story “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
In this lesson, students will study some grammatical principles about how Swift crafted “A Modest Proposal.”
This speaking activity allows students to role play a customer and waiter scenario in a restaurant. Warm-up includes a fun Pictionary play-doh sculpting game before moving on to restaurant phrases and then finally the role play. The wrap-up questions use the present perfect tense to ask the students what they ordered, how it tasted, and how much it cost during the role play.
Throughout this problem-based learning module students will address real world skills. Students will be asked to brainstorm ideas and think innovatively both independently and collaboratively in addressing a real-world problem that is relevant to their daily lives and surroundings. Students/teams will be encouraged to use the internet for research purposes in their design phase. What components should be included for a modern, updated classroom? Students will utilize various online platforms to design an ideal, modern, contemporary “dream classroom”. Students will incorporate components that would meet the needs of all learners and a classroom that would be able to integrate technology. These classrooms can be shared with relevant individuals in the community and others in the school building.
Participants collaborate in ISKME's OER Design Lab at Maker Faire to brainstorm, prototype, and present new ideas for teaching and learning. Each participant creates an Open Educational Resource (OER) that will be shared on OER Commons and with teachers during the Maker Faire follow up Teachers as Makers Academy.
This is a lesson plan designed for the 7th grade social studies standard 7.2.3 “Describe how major forms of governments of Japan, North Korea, India, South Africa and China currently protect or violate the human rights of their citizens.” Students research forms of government and draft a bill.
The foundation of Design Technology class is to have students understand, practice and apply design thinking methodology. Design thinking is a method to creatively problem solve a real-life situation. Design thinking includes five following parts that the instructor must facilitate. The five parts begin with empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test; these five parts are linear but also are flexible enough to bypass one another. The overall idea is to have students come up with several iterations to problem solve the situation.
An article about a teacher working with 4th and 5th grade students in centers focused around STEM. These STEM activities are around the “The Science & Technology of Sound & Music.”
The Year is 3016.
Mars has been terraformed and can now sustain human life. You are part of a group of colonizers looking to make a new life for yourselves on the red planet as well as find and utilize resources.
This activity can be used after reading Chapter 5 of The Great Gatsby. Listening and watching the video for Lana Del Rey's song, and title track for the film, students will dig deep into the lyrics of the song identifying figurative language, draw connections between the lyrics of the song and direct quotes from the text, and have meaningful discussion about point-of-view and symbolism in the video. Guaranteed to engage students and make valuable text to text connections!
Wood Shop Safety Grade Level: 9th-12thSubject: Wood Working Duration: 50 minutesDOK Level: 3SAMR Level: Redefinition Iowa Core Standard: 21.9-12.ESE1 Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and work productively with others. incorporating different perspectives and cross-cultural understanding, to increase innovation and the quality of workImportant Terms related to safety: Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), (ANSI) Z87.1 Safety Glass requirementObjective: Students will be able to identify and point out safe and unsafe practices in the wood shopEssential Question: What are the 6 elements of a wood shop safety plan?Procedure: Show the video Wood shop SafetyShort Discussion of the 6 elements of a wood shop safety planHave the students work in small groups drawing the shop layout on grid paper, noting where any hazards may be located, plus the location of all fire extinguishersProduct or Assessment: Students will be assessed on the safety unit test.