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Analyzing Animal Farm
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In this unit students will become more knowledgeable about historical events as well as infer/identify elements of a fable narration. Within the text, they will take three reading check quizzes via Google Forms. Students will partake in an Escape Room for a final assessment of the book. At the end of this unit, after reading the book, students will create their own ideal society.

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Education
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
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Lesson Plan
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Unit of Study
Author:
Melissa Pilakowski
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Art from Tragedy: Remembering 9/11
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In this four-day lesson, students will be reading Anne Nelson's play, "The Guys", not only as a vehicle for remembrance, but also as a mentor text for their own playwriting. Over the course of four classes, students will interview their peers about their memories of September 11th, 2001, and use those memories to craft a one-act play for performance

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Erinn Harris
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Artists on the Cutting Edge: If You Can't Be Free, Be A Mystery - The Poetry of Rita Dove
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Rita Dove, former Poet Laureate of the U.S. and recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, is one of the most honored figures in modern American literature. Among Dove's many honors is the 1993 NAACP Great American Artist Award. (28 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
02/13/2003
Artists on the Cutting Edge: Spirits Desperado - The Poetry of Michael McClure
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Beat poet Michael McClure is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, plays, novels, and essays. McClure is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Obie Award for Best Play, and the National Poetry Association's Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in poetry. Tune in as he reads a selection of poems. (28 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
11/21/2005
Artists on the Cutting Edge: Tiepolo's Hound - A Reading by Derek Walcott
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Trinidad resident Derek Walcott won the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. Walcott has published twenty volumes of poetry and is also a published playwright. (20 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
03/14/2005
Artists on the Cutting Edge: Watermelon Nights - A Reading by Greg Sarris
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Serving in his fourth elected term as Chairman (Chief) of the Federated Coast Miwok Tribe, novelist Greg Sarris is the author of Watermelon Nights. In 1996, he wrote and executive produced with Robert Redford the award-winning HBO miniseries Grand Avenue, based on his collection of short stories. (23 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
10/24/2005
Aurora Comparisons
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This is a lesson which gives students the opportunity to imagine they are scientists, provides them with a basic understanding of aurora and helps them to use creative methods in their observations. First, students will study the scientific aspect of the aurora. They will also look at images of the aurora (both pictures and illustrations) and describe what they think of when they see them. These descriptions can be stored in the student portfolios as they will be useful in future lessons. Includes teacher notes and instructions, student workshops and an online, animated story, and related teacher resources on aurora. This is lesson three of a collection of five activities that can be used individually or as a sequence; concludes with a KWL (Know/Want-to-know/Learned) assessment activity.

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Activity/Lab
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NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Aurora Poetry
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In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of the aurora by writing their own poems. Teachers can decide which form(s) of poetry to use from their worksheets or allow students to create their own. Examples of styles include: Acrostic, List, Haiku, Like and As, and May and Could. To help students get inspired, the class will read a poem on the aurora, and they can also look through their portfolios to help form ideas. Includes teacher notes and instructions, student workshops and an online, animated story, and related teacher resources on aurora. This is lesson five of a collection of five activities that can be used individually or as a sequence; concludes with a KWL (Know/Want-to-know/Learned) assessment activity.

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Activity/Lab
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NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: Integrating Literacy and IPY into Elementary School Classrooms
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is an online professional development magazine which focuses on preparing elementary teachers to teach polar science concepts while also integrating inquiry-based science and literacy instruction. The project draws on research showing that an integrated approach can improve student achievement in science, as well as in reading comprehension and oral and written discourse abilities. Ultimately, the project seeks to bring the polar regions “closer to home” for elementary teachers and their students.

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Reading Informational Text
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Kimberly Lightle
Date Added:
09/01/2008
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
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Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle is an online professional development magazine which focuses on preparing elementary teachers to teach climate science concepts while also integrating inquiry-based science and literacy instruction. The project draws on research showing that an integrated approach can improve student achievement in science, as well as in reading comprehension and oral and written discourse abilities. Through the Beyond Weather and Water Cycle project, we propose to increase elementary teachers’ understanding of climate and climate change, increase the amount and quality of science taught in elementary classrooms, and build a virtual professional learning community of practice around the teaching of climate and climate change.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Kimberly Lightle
Date Added:
01/12/2012
A Character Life Box
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This language arts lesson offers a hands-on opportunity for students to understand characterization in literature and to connect historical and contemporary culture.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Ann Reilly
Mary Beth Bauernschub
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Characterization in Literature and Theater
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In this lesson, students explore various methods authors use to create effective characters.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Children of War
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This lesson explores the realities and effects of war on children by examining diaries, journals, and letters written by children during times of war.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Chivalry and Courtly Love
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Explore the Arthurian codes of chivalry and courtly love in art, modern films, books, and poetry. Examine the way in which these ideals have influenced modern concepts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Civil War Tribune
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This lesson focuses on student creativity along with the writing process. Art is also incorporated in a unique way. Students will use their research skills to complete a creative writing project on the Civil War.

A lesson plan for grade 5 English Language Arts and Social Studies

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Aimee Adkins
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Come and See an Aurora!
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In this activity, students will create their own travel brochure or poster inviting people to visit a place where they could see an aurora. It is recommended that the class complete Lesson 1 in this series - What I know about the Aurora - prior to this activity. Includes teacher notes and instructions, student workshops and an online, animated story, and related teacher resources on aurora. This is lesson four of a collection of five activities that can be used individually or as a sequence; concludes with a KWL (Know/Want-to-know/Learned) assessment activity.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014