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Understanding Author & Illustrator Students will be able to identify and explain the job responsibilities of an author and an illustrator and to better connect with this concept, they will become an author/illustrator. Essential questions: What is an author? What is an illustrator? What relationship do an author and illustrator have? How do an author and illustrator affect one another? What type of job do you have in kindergarten that is affected by someone else’s work? 2 years 14 weeks ago
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akn
U.S. Westward Expansion Students will explore the significant changes that people experienced during the westward expansion of our country. We will discuss the many areas of people's lives that were different from what we currently experience. This includes: food, clothes, travel, houses, entertainment, landscape, wildlife etc. We will discuss why we are even talking about these things. Essential Question: Is it important for us to know about people and things that came before us? 2 years 20 weeks ago
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ms susan
Two Truths and a Lie "Two Truths and a Lie" is an ice-breaker game where people tell 3 things about themselves and the people listening guess which is the lie. This research lesson provides a more in-depth take on the game so students can learn content, develop research skills, and evaluate accuracy of web information and find discrepencies in sources. Speaking and writing skills can be incorporated. Essential Question: What makes an Internet site valid and reliable? 3 years 19 weeks ago
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JeanWK
Trip to an Art Gallery Art is viewed through a variety of lenses by people from all around the world. How art is seen, valued, and absorbed differs with each person's cultural background and life experiences. The students in Spanish V are asked to present art to teens from a Spanish speaking country, using language native to the teen and incorporating the culture and ideals of the visiting student. 3 years 17 weeks ago
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valeriediggs
Three-Ring Government In social studies class, third grade students identify the structure of the federal government and describe the roles and responsibilities of government officials. The essential question framing the unit is: How is our government organized? 2 years 12 weeks ago
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kathylowe
Thematic Analysis Research Paper - English 11: Part 3 - Note Taking In a unit to write a thematic research paper for English, students return to the library for two final 90 minute class periods to access the sources discovered during the location and access days and begin to take notes for their research paper. The essential question is: How well is my theme supported in critical literature? 3 years 17 weeks ago
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klehman
Thematic Analysis Research Paper - English 11: Part 2 –Advanced Database Searching and Source Cards In a unit to write a thematic research paper for English, students will analyze their thesis and come up with a list of keywords and terms to use in advanced searches on the library's online databases. The essential question for this lesson is: How can I use my knowledge of subscription databases and various search strategies to locate critical articles on my thesis topic? 3 years 17 weeks ago
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klehman
Thematic Analysis Research Paper - English 11: Part 1- Thesis Statement In preparation for writing a thematic analysis paper, students complete exploratory reading about their author using general reference books. The essential questions are: Which themes common in your author’s life and works do you find applicable to your work? How can you apply your new knowledge to create a thesis statement for your research paper? Once students have constructed a thesis statement, they will be guided to critical literature and begin the research process. 3 years 17 weeks ago
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klehman
The Westward Movement: Why the West is Best Students will explore the reasons that caused families to leave home to make the dangerous journey west. They will participate in the decision making that went into the move. They will read about challenges along the way and finally the benefits of completing the move. Essential Question: What factors contributed to the decision to move West in the 1800's? 11 weeks 4 days ago
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aklinenb
The Holocaust-From The Eyes of The Poet Students will employ analytical skills to determine the poet's "theme and purpose", make inferences and predictions using a question/answer strategy, and make life connections through analyzing Holocaust poetry and going through the learning stations. The essential question is, " How does reading poetry from survivors of the Holocaust relate to your life today." 25 weeks 1 day ago
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GColeman