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THE ARTS

Research, Writing, and the 'Isms' 3/29/2001
[ Creative Writing, Visual Arts | Grades 9-12 | Paula Guhin ]
Students collaborate in pairs to research any of these art styles: realism, impressionism, post-impressionism, expressionism, fauvism, cubism, futurism, or surrealism. They create original short stories, poems, or personal essays and illustrate the written work with artwork in the style of their chosen "Ism." Using desktop publishing, students edit their work into book. Each participant receives a laminated, bound copy.

Drafting a Recording Contract  2/16/2001
[ Dance & Music, Business | Grades 9-12 | Submitted by Barry R. Hill ]
Students learn about recording artist contracts and work in teams to write their own contracts.

The African American Experience: A Research Quilt 10/12/2000
[ Visual Arts, Regions and Cultures, Gifted and Talented | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Kimberly Emanuel ]
This activity will introduce students to the research process while investigating the contributions of key African American leaders in the 1900s. Students will construct a quilt highlighting the achievements of each individual and present this quilt to the community.

Drafting a Recording Contract 5/25/2000
[ Dance &  Music, Vocational Ed | Grades 9-12 | Submitted by Barry R. Hill ]
Students learn about recording artist contracts and write their own contract in negotiation with another group.

Tapestry in the Middle Ages  3/22/2000
[ Art History, Visual Arts | Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Ashlynn J. Neel ]
Students learn about the use of tapestry in the Middle Ages and then weave their own tapestry.

Visual Poetry Lets Students 'See' the Words  3/20/2000
[ Visual Arts, Technology, Literature | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by LuAnn Kaiser ]
In this lesson students create slides depicting visual images in a poem.

Mapping the Mockingbird  2/7/2000
[ Language Arts, Technology, Art | Grades9-12 | Submitted by Albert Baggetta ]
This lesson offers a focused approach to studying setting, using To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

 

ED & TECHNOLOGY

Computers at Work  5/16/2001
[ Educational Technology, Business, Computers | Grades 9-12 | Submitted by Esther Jimenez ]
Students gain an understanding of the importance of technology in business and learn about the training and education required for technology positions.

TechKnow Genius!  6/22/2000
[ Ed. Technology | Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Jennifer Wagner]
Students use PowerPoint to create a game based on the TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

My Hero -- A Class Mural   5/5/2000
[ History, Ed. Technology, Mathematics | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Linda Scudder]
Students discuss heroism and make a collaborative black-and-white mural of a hero.

Make a Great Web Page!   5/5/2000
[ Social Studies, Ed. Technology | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Thomas R. Brown]
Students and teachers learn how to make a Web page.

Ecosystems Online  3/22/2000
[ Science, Ed. Tech. | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Dr. Pelham Mead ]
In this multi-media lesson, students create a Web site about ecosystems.

Visual Poetry Lets Students 'See' the Words  3/20/2000
[ Literature, Technology, Visual Arts | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by LuAnn Kaiser ]
In this lesson students create slides depicting visual images in a poem.

Mapping the Mockingbird  2/07/2000
[ Language Arts, Technology, Art | Grades9-12 | Submitted by Albert Baggetta ]
This lesson offers a focused approach to studying setting, using To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

 

HEALTH

Menu Madness 3/21/2001
[ Exercise and Movement, Nutrition, Our Bodies | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Kimberly Emanuel ]
Students learn fast facts about fast food!

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY

Adopted Grandparents 12/27/1999
[ Interdisciplinary | Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Theresa Hill ]
My third graders have an adopted grandparent at a nearby nursing home each year. We write letters, make cards and tapes, and send holiday gifts. We also visit our grandparent each Christmas. We not only visit with our grandparent, but we also sing carols and visit with other residents.

PowerPoint and the Israelites  3/22/2000
[ Interdisciplinary | Grades 9-12 | Submitted by Maria Deysher ]
Create a PowerPoint presentation of Abraham's family tree -- or use the lesson to create an organizational chart of your own!

 

LANGUAGE ARTS
Knighthood and Chivalry  7/11/2001
[ Language Arts | Grades 9-12 | Submitted by Carla Kinnard ]
Carla Kinnard, a teacher at Greenville Christian School, Greenville, Texas, submitted this week's lesson, which has students prepare for their own initiation into knighthood.

Story Maps and Boxes  6/28/2001
[ Language Arts, Literature, Reading | Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Patricia A. Fry ]
Patricia A. Fry, a teacher at Templeton Middle School in Sussex, Wisconsin, submitted this week's lesson that has students creating story maps to share information about books they have read.

Use Boolean Search Terms to Shorten Web Searches  5/9/2001
[ Algebra, Language Arts | Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced | Submitted by Mary Carter ]
VaReane Heese, who submitted this week's lesson, teaches at Springfield Elementary School in Springfield, Nebraska. Students learn to use Boolean search terms and make Web searching more efficient.

Research, Writing, and the 'Isms' 3/29/2001
[ Creative Writing, Visual Arts | Grades 9-12 | Paula Guhin ]
Students collaborate in pairs to research any of these art styles: realism, impressionism, post-impressionism, expressionism, fauvism, cubism, futurism, or surrealism. They create original short stories, poems, or personal essays and illustrate the written work with artwork in the style of their chosen "Ism." Using desktop publishing, students edit their work into book. Each participant receives a laminated, bound copy.

Create Your Own Business!  7/27/2000
[ Language Arts, Economics | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Clyde Winters ]
In this lesson students learn how to work in cooperative groups to create their own businesses.

What's Happening?  5/9/2000
[ Foreign Language, Language Arts, Gifted and Talented| Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Debbie Brown ]
Students play a grammar game in which they practice using verbs and adverbs. Younger students can play the game to learn to identify verbs and adverbs in English. Older students might play the game to practice using verbs and adverbs in a foreign language.

Web Trails: An Online Adventure  3/22/2000
[ Language Arts, Ed. Tech., Geography | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Kelly Ickes ]
Students research Iowa's parks and trails, plan a day trip to one of the places they learn about, and write a fiction story based on the information they find.

Summer Shorts  8/3/2000
[ Language Arts | Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Patricia Fry ]
Students write personal narratives about their summer vacations and present them with a new twist!

How Are You Doing With My Crusade? (Women's History)  3/6/2000
[ Language Arts, Social Studies | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Terrie Lynn Bittner ]
Students learn about women who fought for change and explore the current status of the battles they fought.

Mapping the Mockingbird  2/7/2000
[ Language Arts, Technology, Art | Grades9-12 | Submitted by Albert Baggetta ]
This lesson offers a focused approach to studying setting, using To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

 

MATHEMATICS

Web Adventure -- Oakland to Chicago Flight  5/31/2001
[ Math | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Caryn Long ]
Take off with an exciting online math lesson!

Use Boolean Search Terms to Shorten Web Searches  5/9/2001
[ Algebra, Language Arts | Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced | Submitted by Mary Carter ]
VaReane Heese, who submitted this week's lesson, teaches at Springfield Elementary School in Springfield, Nebraska. Students learn to use Boolean search terms and make Web searching more efficient.

Birds, Fractions and Percentages  7/31/2000
[ Mathematics, Science, Vocational Ed. | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Regina Marsters ]
Students learn fractions and percentages in real-life applications.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Menu Madness 3/21/2001
[ Exercise and Movement, Nutrition, Our Bodies | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Kimberly Emanuel ]
Students learn fast facts about fast food!

Apache Ball  3/2/2000
[ Games, Team Sports | Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Dino Michetti ]
Students play a game of dodge ball in which the object of the game is to eliminate the other team. In this activity, students work on throwing, catching, dodging, and aiming skills as they practice teamwork.

 

SCIENCE
Aquatic Safari 4/11/2001
[ Animals | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Kimberly Emanuel ]
Students use an Internet Web site to locate the scientific information about various marine species.

Menu Madness 3/21/2001
[ Exercise and Movement, Nutrition, Our Bodies | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Kimberly Emanuel ]
Students learn fast facts about fast food!

Birds, Fractions and Percentages  7/31/2000
[ Mathematics, Science, Vocational Ed. | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Regina Marsters ]
Students learn fractions and percentages in real-life applications.

Journey through the Digestive System   7/13/2000
[ Our Bodies, Science | Grades 9-12 | Submitted by Richard Lord]
Students work in cooperative groups to design a theme park based on the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system, prepare a portfolio of the park's attractions, and construct an approximate scale model of it.

Balancing Equations Can Be Fun!  5/9/2000
[ Chemistry, Ed. Technology| Grades 9-12 | Submitted by Sulan Dun ]
Students use Chembalancer, an online game, to practice balancing equations.

An Intuitive Introduction to Density   5/5/2000
[ Chemistry | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Sulan Dun]
Students participate in hands on activities demonstrating the formula density=mass/volume.

Ecosystems Online  3/22/2000
[ Science, Ed. Tech. | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Dr. Pelham Mead ]
In this multi-media lesson, students create a Web site about ecosystems.

Left Brain vs. Right Brain -- Which Side are You On?  6/15/2000
[ Science | Grades 9-12 | Submitted by Glenn Day ]
Following a lecture and student discussion about the right and left hemispheres of the brain, students determine if they are right-brain or left-brain dominant -- and what it means.

Reading Without Seeing: Louis Braille and the Braille Alphabet  3/2/2000
[ Special Education, History | Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by VaReane Heese ]
In this lesson, students explore the Braille alphabet and the contributions Louis Braille made to society.

Women in Science 12/27/1999
[ Science, History of Science | Grades 9-12 | Submitted by Sr. Maureen Fallon ]
Women have encountered various obstacles in the fields of science through the years. This lesson features a study of various women (past and present) and the ways in which these women have overcome the obstacles presented to them because of their sex or ethnicity.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

The African American Experience: A Research Quilt 10/12/2000
[ Visual Arts, Regions and Cultures, Gifted and Talented | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Kimberly Emanuel ]
This activity will introduce students to the research process while investigating the contributions of key African American leaders in the 1900s. Students will construct a quilt highlighting the achievements of each individual and present this quilt to the community.

Create Your Own Business!  7/27/2000
[ Language Arts, Economics | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Clyde Winters ]
In this lesson students learn how to work in cooperative groups to create their own businesses.

Make a Great Web Page!   5/5/2000
[ Social Studies, Ed. Technology | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Thomas R. Brown]
Students and teachers learn how to make a Web page.

Web Trails: An Online Adventure  3/22/2000
[ Language Arts, Ed. Tech., Geography | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Kelly Ickes ]
Students research Iowa's parks and trails, plan a day trip to one of the places they learn about, and write a fiction story based on the information they find.

Underground Rails: The New York City Subway System  3/22/2000
[ Social Studies, History | Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Raymundo V. De Jesus ]
Students explore the New York City subway system as a link to the people and places of New York City.

How Are You Doing With My Crusade? (Women's History)  3/6/2000
[ Social Studies, Language Arts | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Terrie Lynn Bittner ]
In this introductory lesson, students will recognize the importance of understanding how the separate powers of the three branches of government work together, in a checks and balances system, to form a single unit of government.

Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances  3/2/2000
[ Social Studies, Civics, Current Events, Government | Grades 9-12 | Submitted by Glenn Day ]
In this introductory lesson, students will recognize the importance of understanding how the separate powers of the three branches of government work together, in a checks and balances system, to form a single unit of government.

A Walk Through the 20th Century  3/2/2000
[ Literature, Geography, History | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Tammy Bunton ]
Each student reviews the people, places, and events of a particular decade of the 20th Century, writes a report about that decade, and creates a booth of memorabilia, music, dress, pictures and other artifacts representing the time period. Students share their booths with their classmates, and then invite the entire school to a "Celebration of the 20th Century."

Take a (Virtual) Trip!  2/14/2000
[Social Studies | Grades 9-12 | Submitted by Bonnie R. Ott]
Students learn about cultural diversity as they plan a trip to another country.