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Picturing History:Analyzing and Researching Primary Source Images Students will explore photos of events in U.S. history that impacted public opinion and public policy. As students work through the lesson, they will develop critical thinking and digital literacy skills. Essential questions include: Do all photographs include a message? Do all photos have embedded values or points of view? Do visual images have a different language than text? Can we develop a vocabulary to critically analyze photos and other visual media? 34 weeks 14 hours ago
Penguin Facts Concept: Students will begin to learn about how to research and find facts for a project. The essential question for this unit is, “How are penguins alike and different from us?” 3 weeks 5 days ago
Neely Swygert
Passport Through the Library Students will use the pictorial chart to learn about the 300’s nonfiction section. These pictorial clues will aid students in decoding topic names and encourage practice in number recognition. Students will identify, locate, and evaluate items in the 300’s section of the library for personal interest. The essential questions are: Am I able to locate my topics of personal interest in the 300’s section of the library? Am I able to evaluate my personal choices? 2 years 10 weeks ago
Old Ironsides In exploring a unit on Poetry, students will research the USS Constitution and construct a guide that a tourist could follow while taking a walking tour of the vessel. The students are asked to consider the following essential questions: What are some present day uses of the USS Constitution? What is the significance of the naval vessel to Massachusetts, Oliver Wendell Holmes and his poem, Old Ironsides? 2 years 20 weeks ago
Nutritional Value of Snack Foods Fifth grade students investigate the nutritional value of foods, specifically determining which snack foods are healthiest,and prepare a brochure based on their research for the school health fair. 3 years 19 weeks ago
Nouns and Verbs in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Following a class discussion of nouns and verbs in the story, students will go to a computer to locate and print photos to illustrate one noun and one verb of their choice. Essential questions: What is the function of a noun? What is the function of a verb? How can pictures be found with a computer? 2 years 14 weeks ago
Note-taking: K.I.S.S. "Keep it Short and Simple" As part of the Science, LA, and Information/Computer/Technology (ICT) Curriculum; students will research energy sources in order to answer one of these essential questions. 1. What energy source should be used to operate a new power plant in our state? 2. What energy source should be used to provide electricity for a new school in our town? 3. Should your next family car be powered by gasoline or an alternative power source? 3 years 15 weeks ago
News Reporting Teaching students to brainstorm, create, and present news stories is a powerful and productive way to give them 21st Century Skills, as recognized by AASL and ISTE. Learning the techniques of researching, discussing, collaborating, writing, video recording, and reporting are important skills, which help students learn to study subjects in greater depth, which results in greater understanding. Student pairs will research a topic, which they believe will be of interest to their peers. 2 years 22 weeks ago
Navigating Biographical Research Using Gale Biography in Context Students will learn to use Gale Biography in Context to retrieve, gather, and organize information in order to use it in classroom research assignments. The essential question the students have to ask themselves is: "Have I gathered the correct information required on the navigational quest sheet to show that I can navigate and find resources in Gale Biography in Context?" 23 weeks 5 days ago
My Personal Wellness Students answer the essential question(s): What do I need to know and do to live a balanced and healthy life? What do I need to know and do to become a life-long learner? They design advanced research strategies to access, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information from appropriate sources to construct understanding and to become health-literate. They research a wellness concern and create an evaluative annotated bibliography to demonstrate creativity and productivity. 3 years 15 weeks ago