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Drawing on Blue Jeans Students use resources and information from the library to develop global perspectives in a changing world, learning about the roles and responsibilities of members of the global community. Each student identifies and explores his or her own particular area of interest. The students then connect their understanding to the real world, using inquiry to inspire artistic expression. 47 weeks 3 days ago
Earth Day Project Students will be using both research skills and technology to propose an Earth Day project to the school principal. Students will answer the essential question "How will our project benefit our environment?" Once students have answered this question, teams will design a poster to be used as part of the presentation. Students will then vote on which poster to use in the proposal to the principal. Students aim to have the project approved. 1 year 14 weeks ago
ELA Research Paper Introduction During this lesson on writing the research paper, students will be able to answer the following questions: What are the steps of writing a research paper? What sources are available through the school library media center and state library? How does one evaluate sources? This lesson was collaboratively taught by Molly Perry and Dawn Coughlin. 2 years 15 weeks ago
Dawn Coughlin
Endangered Animals Trading Cards This lesson is designed to help students understand that they can apply their knowledge about endangered animals to helping make a difference in a real-world context by spreading awareness and raising money for a cause. 2 years 15 weeks ago
Environmental Performance Research Students will explore worldwide air and water quality as they affect the ecosystem. They will examine EPI performance grades, basis for individual country rankings, and policy goals set by national governments to improve healthy ecosystems. Essential questions will include: What are the primary contributors to air and water pollution? What country-specific circumstances affect ratings i.e. climate, wealth? Are there unique challenges? What policies have been established by national governments? What progress is being made? 2 years 14 weeks ago
Evaluating Animal Nonfiction Book(s) Concept: Evaluating the usefulness of a nonfiction book. Students will use a nonfiction book's spine, front cover, table of contents, and index with the help of their research word bank to determine the usefulness of their resource. Essential question: How will you know that your nonfiction book will answer your questions about your animal? 1 year 21 weeks ago
Evaluating Websites The concept of this lesson is to teach students the factors and indicators of what makes a web site credible or not credible and for the students to understand why it is important to use credible web sites when researching for papers. The essential question that students will explore is "what are the differences between a credible web site and a non-credible web site?" 2 years 10 weeks ago
Examining Internet Resources Using accurate and credible sources is one of the ELA standards being addressed in this project. This lesson presents the students with some things to look for when deciding about the usefulness of a particular website. Essential questions for this lesson: How can I tell if this is a good website to use for my research? When was the website last updated? Who is the author? 27 weeks 2 days ago
Examining World Cultures Through Their Folktales Juniors and seniors in a world literature class examine world cultures through the lens of a culture’s folktales. The essential question is: How do folktales reflect a country’s culture? In particular, the students (1) analyze how folktales convey a society’s morals and values, and (2) apply their knowledge by creating a literary piece in the folktale genre that reflects aspects of the culture. 2 years 10 weeks ago
Explorers Project Students will apply the research process for this multiple class unit. They will read about a particular explorer, learn about their aims, challenges and accomplishments, and will trace the routes they followed on maps. As a group, they will generate questions to use during the "Interview with an Explorer" section. Students will gain practice in writing skills to communicate effectively as they create a journal from the Explorer's point of view. 2 years 22 weeks ago