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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? 1 year 47 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 2 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?" 1 year 43 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? 8 weeks 1 day 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. 1 year 43 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 3 weeks ago
Exploring Art Movements First students will be introduced to the concept of art movements in the classroom, with examples of each, and come to the library for an introduction to CAMIO. Then the students will go on a fieldtrip to a local art museum to look at the artwork. Students choose an artistic work and art movement to imitate and create their own version/interpretation. 1 year 43 weeks ago
Exploring Theme and Mood with a Book Trailer After reading a novel, students will identify the themes and moods the author created in the book. Then using these themes and moods they will create a book trailer using an online computer program. Essential questions: What are the themes of the book? What is the mood of the story? What images and sounds could portray the mood and themes of the book? How would I persuade someone to read this book? 1 year 47 weeks ago
Fact vs. Opinion Students will learn to distinguish the difference between facts and opinions. They will practice identifying facts and opinions. Essential Question: What is the difference between fact and opinion? 2 years 3 weeks ago
Famous African American Research Students will apply the research process in a major project that involves several lessons. The students will read about and describe the lives of historical figures and their place in history. The student can use knowledge of the conventions of language and texts to construct meaning for a range of literary and informational texts for a variety or purposes. The students will use the writing process to construct meaning and communicate effectively. 2 years 13 weeks ago