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1869: A Report on Schools in North Carolina
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In this lesson, students use a guided reading to look at a report on the status of education in North Carolina in 1869, and discuss the reasons given then for why the Governor and Legislature should support educating North Carolina's children. They are provided an opportunity to compare and contrast the 1869 document against their own ideas about the civic duty to attend school through age sixteen, and its relative value to the state and the country.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Victoria Schaefer
Date Added:
07/06/2004
ABC's By the Week
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This is an ongoing series of lessons to teach the 26 letters of the alphabet through functional skills that can be used on a daily/weekly basis building on and transferring to other educational task. These lessons incorporate coloring, marking, painting, cutting, pasting, creating, listening and following directions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Karen Dawsey
Sherry Waters
Date Added:
02/21/2002
ACC Basketball
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The students will use ACC basketball statistics to practice the process of converting fractions to decimals then to percents and will learn how to create and edit a spreadsheet. They will then use this spreadsheet to analyze their data. This unit is done during the basketball season which takes approximately 15 weeks from the middle of November to the middle of March. Teachers must have Clarisworks to open the sample spreadsheet in the lesson, but may recreate it in another spreadsheet program.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Susan Dougherty
Date Added:
07/14/2000
Action Chains
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This lesson plan teaches students to elaborate on an event in a narrative by expanding their sentences into action chains. The result is a more detailed picture of an event in a narrative.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Date Added:
07/12/2014
Adding Emotions to Your Story
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One way to make stories even better is to show emotions, and not just tell them. In this lesson, students will use actions, gestures, and facial expressions to act out emotions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
DPI Writing Strategies
Date Added:
02/04/2003
The African American Experience in NC After Reconstruction
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The documents included in this lesson come from The North Carolina Experience collection of Documenting the American South and specifically focus on African Americans and race relations in the early 20th century. The lesson juxtaposes accounts that relate to both the positive improvements of black society and arguments against advancement. Combined, these primary sources and the accompanying lesson plan could be used as a Document Based Question (DBQ) in an advanced US history or African American history course.

Subject:
U.S. History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Meghan Mcglinn
Date Added:
05/06/2004
Anatomy of the Heart
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A lesson plan for Grade 7 English Language Development and Science. Students develop their knowledge of the circulatory system by studying the structure and function of the heart and its vessels.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Daniel Isenberg
Sharon Mcdonald
Date Added:
06/16/2004
And Justice for All: the Trail of Tears, Mexican Deportation, and Japanese Internment
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Many textbooks mention the Trail of Tears, but fail to mention that this early displacement of an ethnic minority is only the one of many legally-sanctioned forced relocations. This lesson will address the displacement of American Indians through the Trail of Tears, the forced deportation of Mexican Americans during the Great Depression, and the internment of Japanese American citizens during WWII.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Law
General Law
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Patricia Camp
Date Added:
01/26/2006
Arabic I
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This is a textbook for beginning Arabic language learning. The textbook is divided into twelve lessons. Each lesson focuses on an activity and common theme to introduce the basics of Arabic. Each lesson starts with a short video, which you'll be asked to watch. To help you understand the video, each lesson also includes a transcript (in English), a list of vocabulary (with audio clips), and language and grammar notes.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Date Added:
06/04/2012
Black Ice: A Slippery Arctic Road
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In this lesson students investigate the effects of black carbon on arctic warming and are introduced to a mechanism of arctic warming that is not directly dependent on greenhouse gases in the atmosphere: black carbon deposition on Arctic snow and ice. It can also be used to introduce the concept of albedo. Prerequisite knowledge: students understand the concepts of absorption and reflection of light energy. This lesson is designed to be used with either an Earth/environmental science or chemistry curriculum. It may also be used as an enrichment activity in physics or physical science during a unit on energy. Includes suggested modifications for students with special needs and low technology option. Requires advance preparation, including freezing ice samples overnight.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Data Set
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Date Added:
11/05/2014
Building A Paper Bridge: An Introduction to Problem Solving
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This activity allows the student to explore problem solving strategies while working with a partner. This activity (building a paper bridge), requires students to question word definition and the application of those definitions. Through problem solving strategies, students discover the need for applying math skills.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Steve Walston
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Bunny Addition
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This lesson integrates language arts, music, and math. The children will listen to the story "Count on Bunnies". They will be given the opportunity to act out the story and solve bunny equations. After listening to the song "Five Young Rabbits," the children will take turns being rabbits and pantomiming the actions as the class sings. The children will combine the rabbits at the end of each verse to see how many rabbits have been added. Then they will work in pairs to create their own rabbit equations.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Becky Smith
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Butterfly Metamorphosis
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This is an integrated lesson which is introduced using the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. Butterfly metamorphosis is explored through art, math, and writing.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Laura Byers
Date Added:
06/25/1999
The Cask of Amontillado
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The short story "The Cask of Amontillado," by Edgar Allan Poe is an effective venue for teaching English I literary terms. The following lesson plan is designed to engage the reader in a deeper than superficial reading of the text. It is also designed to elicit discussion and written critical-thinking responses. This lesson assumes that the literary terms have already been introduced. However, if they have not, the teacher may use this lesson to introduce these terms in the context of the literature.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Crystal Brown
Guy Hill
Date Added:
06/14/2004
Comparative Anatomy: A Continuum
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In groups, students will design a presentation that will trace the development of an organ system through the major phyla of the animal kingdom looking for the relationships between structure and function by documenting adaptations.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Joan Warner
Melissa Thibault
Date Added:
03/19/2000
Comparing Governments - International
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This lesson focuses on comparing and contrasting national governments in North America and/or Central America. It is the second in a sequence, the first being "Comparing Governments - Local, State, and National" by Tami Weaver and Wendy Pineda.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Tami Weaver
Wendy Pineda
Date Added:
07/15/2004
A "Defining Moment" in Editorial Writing
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Students will be introduced to the definition mode of writing. Students will learn to define a particular subject by responding in an editorial format. Students will first compose an editorial graphic organizer, which will aid in composing a completed editorial using the writing process.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Susan Brooks and Carrie Mabry
Date Added:
06/15/2004
Economics: Market Surveys
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This lesson plan is for an accelerated, academically gifted 4/5th grade combination class. The unit of study is economics (Social Sciences). The SCoS goals and objectives cross grade levels and curriculum areas because of the nature of the children for whom this lesson was designed. This lesson was designed as a supplemental lesson for a unit I taught called Mini-Society. I taught this unit for the first time this year after attending a workshop at Chapel Hill, NC. This lesson enhances the Mini-Society unit in which children create their own businesses.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Denise Delp
Date Added:
06/12/2000
Embryology: Hatching Baby Chicks
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This lesson integrates science, math, communication skills, arts, and social studies through hands-on activities. Students are directly involved in hatching baby chicks.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Ann White
Date Added:
06/25/1999
European Shadow Puppets
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Students will work in cooperative groups first to read a fairy tale by a European author. Then they will make shadow puppets to use on an overhead projector. Finally, they will present their puppet shows to their class.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Marsha Paisley
Date Added:
09/19/2000
Everyday, Ordinary Olympics
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Students will use a stopwatch to time themselves performing in various events, record data, and then compare and order decimals to determine bronze, silver and gold medal winners.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Linda Hill-Wise
Date Added:
11/15/2001
Floatless Boats
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In this lesson, students will test a variety of objects to determine if they float or sink in water. They will then create an object that neither floats nor sinks but "flinks."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Kenan Fellows Program.
Date Added:
02/19/2012
"Forward" to the Great Escape
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In this lesson, the students will read a primary source document from Documenting the American South and examine a painting by Jacob Lawrence to illustrate the conditions of the underground railroad before the US Civil War. The students will create a painting and a narrative related to the underground railroad.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Jamie Lathan
Date Added:
07/09/2004
The Frog Prince - Compare and Contrast
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This lesson can be used with numerous pieces of literature, videos or cassette material to develop viewing and listening skills and the students ability to compare and contrast. One of the richest sources is in the area of fairytales and folktales. This an especially good source if you can find a modernized version in video or cassette form to contrast with the more traditional written form. I have used the "Frog Prince" because of this factor and because it was part of the 4th grade language arts reading unit.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Barbara Waters
Date Added:
02/08/2002
Fueling the future: Evaluating the sustainability of biofuels
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In this activity, students consider the impact and sustainability of use of different classes of biofuels on the economy, the environment, and society. Students also learn about bioelectricity and how converting biomass to electricity may be the more efficient way to fuel cars in the 21st century.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Dana Haine
University of North Carolina, School of Education
Date Added:
10/27/2014
Guess the Genre!
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Students apply knowledge of genres to identify different genres from "reading-alouds of excerpts" from selected books representing different genres.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Ann Jenkins
Date Added:
09/18/2000
"Hang" a Time
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Students will create their own timelines in a simple "clothesline" format using newspapers as a resource for dates, times and words for related events. Criteria will be simple at first to assure understanding but can be made more complex with subsequent activities.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Cora Mae Pipkin
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Heaven Or "Groundhog Day?"
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This unit is designed to appeal to adolescents with its non-print text base, the movie "Groundhog Day". The pre-viewing activities prepare students for the allusions in the movie and include cultural literacy. The teacher can pick and choose from the activities to apply the concept of personal growth. The teacher may select from activities for science, workplace ethics, music, computer competency, and English language arts. The teacher may modify any of the attachments to suit the students' needs and interests. Students will: demonstrate accurate analysis of audience through appropriate choices in diction, motive support, point support, and non-print textual support; demonstrate knowledge of the concept of character qualities and reflect positive values. The content of the presentation must be persuasive and make connections between literary elements (plot development and dynamic characterization) and another discipline (psychology, science, vocational arts, or music).

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Julia Millush
Date Added:
03/19/2000
"I Declare, I believe this document May Flower!"
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The learner will apply ideas of self-government as expressed in America's founding documents. The students will be able to isolate and analyze the main idea(s) in a historical document and re-write the main theme of the document in common grammatically correct language. This lesson plan was established for a block schedule and to meet the regular education English/History objectives for SLD students as well as other exceptional students.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Gary Peterson
Date Added:
04/06/2012
Imaginative Writing
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This plan is for Special Needs students, nonreaders with limited writing skills, and reluctant learners. This lesson was developed for a homebound setting (one-on-one) but could be easily adapted for use in the classroom. This plan addresses emerging writing skills by engaging the student's interest in creating original drawings.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Ann Franklin
Date Added:
04/20/2002
Incredible Insect Mouths
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This lesson shows children that insects have different kinds of mouths. It also notes the kinds of foods that different insects eat. It is a hands-on experiment type of lesson in which the children act as insects and use different tools for their "mouths."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Kelly Stewart
Date Added:
02/20/2012
Inside and Outside: Paradox of the Box
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In this eight day unit, two illustrated children's books will be shared as a basis for comparison and contrast as students read, interpret, and analyze the box as a symbol. The books, Toni Morrison's The Big Box, and Ellen Levine's Henry's Freedom Box, will serve as the foundation as students examine opposites (inside/outside, freedom/slavery, free/trapped). Guided reading questions for both texts are provided. Students will learn to create a Venn diagram as a tool for organizing specific examples of literary comparison and contrast. During days 5-8, students will create an original short story, play, or poem about a box, and will include an illustration/representation of the box in this creative writing.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Edie McDowell via Learn NC
Date Added:
04/06/2012
Interdisciplinary Integrated Unit on Dna and Genetics Part A: Science
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Part of an interdisciplinary week-long unit on DNA and genetics with activities in science, math, and language arts. This lesson is Part A: Science. Students complete a teacher-made scavenger hunt as an introduction to DNA and genetics, then watch a short video and use their science books to learn more about the topic. Students work in pairs to investigate DNA, genetics, and cloning through internet research and compile their information in the form of their own internet scavenger hunt.

Subject:
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Jane Lentz
Jimmy White
Marlene Smith
Tori Goldrick
Date Added:
10/12/2006
I, the Basket: Writing a First-Person Story as an Inanimate Object
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In this lesson, students explore the first-person point of view through children's literature and images of Nepal. Students exhibit their understanding of first-person narrative by writing a children's story from the perspective of an inanimate object.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Edie McDowell via Learn NC
Date Added:
04/04/2012
Learn New Words Using Context
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With guided practice students will use context clues to determine meaning of unfamiliar words in short passages. When students have completed the practice activities, they will read a newspaper or magazine article, picking out unfamiliar words and using context clues to decide what the word means. As a group activity they will share the article, the words, and their meanings with the class.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Betty DeLuca
Date Added:
06/25/1999
The Life Cycle of A Seed
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This lesson integrates science into the language arts block. Students will read about plant life cycle events and then write their own books about the life cycle of a plant.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Joni Kight
Date Added:
06/25/1999