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Eroded Land, Eroded Lives: Agriculture and the Grapes of Wrath (lesson 1 of 10)
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This description is of only the first lesson in the unit, to be taught before students read the novel; thus, its primary purpose is to put this novel in historical context. Toward that end, students will learn about the (unintentional) abuse of soil that allowed the Dust Bowl to be so devastating and extensive. They will also see photographs by Dorothea Lange and others depicting the wasted land and subsequent wasted dreams of thousands. See Supplemental Resources and Relevant Web Sites for material.

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Agriculture
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Annie Henry
Greece: Part 1
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This lesson is one of three created as an interdisciplinary unit on ...

This lesson is one of three created as an interdisciplinary unit on the connection between the art and artifacts of a culture and the values and beliefs of the members of that culture. This unit begins with a class-wide investigation of Ancient Greece and concludes with a visit to the Ackland Art Museum. During the visit, students will have the opportunity to assess their predictions about the Ancient Greeks. In addition, students will look at works of art from other cultures and compare and contrast the visual information provided about those cultures with visual information provided about Greek culture.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Winn Wheeler
Creating Community in the Classroom: Part 1 (Setting Goals )
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This series of lessons is designed to help develop a sense of classroom community. Group goal-setting, brainstorming, peer feedback, group decision-making, positive reinforcement, and positive peer pressure are used to create a safe, supportive environment for learning in the classroom. In Part 1, students are introduced to the goal-setting process. They will practice the first step of the process as they set individual and class behavioral goals.

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Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Pat Nystrom
Faces Tell Feelings - Part 1 Understanding Urls
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In this lesson, students will learn what a URL is and use ...

In this lesson, students will learn what a URL is and use URLs pointing to art sites that contain works they will use in their next art class as they begin a cooperative unit on facial expressions in works of art.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Susan Wenzel Getter
Exploring Probability: Part 1 of 2
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This lesson will introduce students to probability using resources of Shodor Education ...

This lesson will introduce students to probability using resources of Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. Permission has been granted for the use of the materials as part of the workshop Interactivate Your Bored Math Students. Students will discover the rule for calculating simple probability as well as explore the ideas of experimental and theoretical probability.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Wendy Korbusieski
Sea Inventory (Session 1 of 3)
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In this lesson students will create a beach mural with sand, shells, ...

In this lesson students will create a beach mural with sand, shells, and blue and white finger paints. This is a thematic unit with three lessons. Lesson 1 details art activities. Lesson 2 describes math activities. Lesson 3 underscores language art activities.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Dinah Jackson
Differences Across the Curriculum: Part 1
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This set of lessons can be used with "Differences Across the Curriculum: Parts 2, 3, and 4" as an integrated approach to exploring diversity with eighth graders. The unit will revolve around the use of the drama version of "The Diary of Anne Frank." Students will learn how diversity creates bias which leads to conflict, where students confront their bias and practice tolerance. These parts reflect the four core curricula in an interwoven approach to teaching students to confront their biases, learn tolerance, and infer the impact of these on today's society. This activity, Part 1, is meant to serve as a pre-reading activity to the reading of the play form of "The Diary of Anne Frank." See attachment created on Inspiration software to gain insight to the organization of the entire unit.

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Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Lynn Carter
Power and Politics: Elp - Lesson 1
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This is the first in a series of three lessons. Beginning with an introduction to political ideology, these ELP modules proceed to a study of the American political process and elections.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Eleanor Goettee
The Wolf in Children's Books: Part 1 of 2
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Students will explore the ways wolves are represented in children's stories. They ...

Students will explore the ways wolves are represented in children's stories. They will decide if the wolf is a protagonist or an antagonist in the story. They will decide if the wolf is a protagonist or an antagonist in the story. They will also attempt to determine if these representations are scientifically accurate. The first in a two-part lesson.

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:
Vanessa Olson
Change in a Democratic Society, Lesson 1 of 3
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This lesson will demonstrate how art can imitate society. Students will learn ...

This lesson will demonstrate how art can imitate society. Students will learn about democracy in America through an examination of and a Paideia seminar on "The Sword of Damocles," an oil painting by British painter Richard Westall. This lesson should be used after a study of colonial times in America and through the American Revolution.

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:
Sharyn West
Soil and Erosion Unit: Section 1
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This two week unit will involve descriptive information on North Carolina soil ...

This two week unit will involve descriptive information on North Carolina soil types and how the presence of plants affects soil erosion. Upon completion of Section 1, you may continue to Section 2.

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Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Amy Robertson
See How They Run! the 100 Meter Dash
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Middle level students will collect times as they run the 100 meter ...

Middle level students will collect times as they run the 100 meter dash. These times will be depicted through various graphic representations (bar, circle, histogram). Times will be compared to current world records for the 100 meters. Students will decide which Math class ran fastest and support that choice in short essay form. They will also try to determine the faster gender based on the data collected. This lesson plan is a unit filled with related lesson plans. One or two parts of this project could be completed as a stand-alone lesson, or the entire set of activities and extensions could be completed for an involved, integrated unit.

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Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Holly Smith
Making Change to $1.00.
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In this lesson students will work in small groups making change to ...

In this lesson students will work in small groups making change to $1.00 using coins and pictures of items priced from Sunday fliers. In advance the teacher will cut out pictures of items costing less than $1.00.

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Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Julie Hohns
Incorporating Oral History Into the K-12 Curriculum
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Oral history techniques for use with students at all levels, from kindergarten ...

Oral history techniques for use with students at all levels, from kindergarten through high school.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Kathryn Walbert
Sonnet 130-- Rude Or Reality?
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This lesson focuses on Shakespeare's "Sonnet 130." It contains a copy of ...

This lesson focuses on Shakespeare's "Sonnet 130." It contains a copy of the sonnet, questions to use when discussing and analyzing the sonnet, and a creative component. This lesson has modifications for Novice Low Limited English Proficient students.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Elizabeth Mackie
Vicki Moats
Liberation and Deliberation: the North Carolina Ratification Debates of 1788
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This lesson focuses on the deliberations over ratification of the US Constitution ...

This lesson focuses on the deliberations over ratification of the US Constitution by the North Carolina legislators. In particular it traces the arguments of the Federalists and Anti-federalists found in the primary sources digitized in the Documenting the American South collection.

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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:
Mark Laskowski
Group Presentations-Mid 1800'S Reform Era-U.S.
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Students will work in groups to present information on the reforms of ...

Students will work in groups to present information on the reforms of the mid 1800's. Topics could include the Unitarians, abolition, women's rights, growth in education, treatment of the mentally ill, temperance, and utopian communities.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Angie Panel Holthausen
Exploring the 1835 Nc Constitutional Convention
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This Internet scavenger hunt allows students to read the actual proceedings of ...

This Internet scavenger hunt allows students to read the actual proceedings of the 1835 Constitutional Convention while they discover for themselves some of the significant amendments that were made. The activity also sets the foundation for class discussion.

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Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Barbara Jean
Plantation Life in the 1840s: A Slave's Description
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This lesson introduces students to a description of life on the plantation ...

This lesson introduces students to a description of life on the plantation and the cultivation of cotton from the perspective of a slave. It focuses on the use of slave narratives made available by the Documenting the American South collection.

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Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
John Schaefer
Victoria Schaefer