Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Strand: Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Citizen science is a critical component to many different scientific studies, and gives citizen scientists the opportunity to better understand the research and the process. In some studies, citizen scientists assist in major scientific discoveries that can change or create legislature. Students will participate in ongoing citizen science projects to learn more about the scientific method.
In this lesson, students will learn about credit cards and credit scores through video clips and online interactive content posing hypothetical credit-history scenarios for practice. As students examine how specific actions impact a person's credit score, they will have an opportunity to apply learned material as they "help repair" the person's credit score by choosing a series of actions that to build a positive credit history. Finally, students will compare different credit card offers for young people, determining which card offers the best deal, charting features of the cards, including annual fees, APRs, and rewards.
This lesson focuses on the drafting of the Declaration of Independence in June of 1776 in Philadelphia. Students will analyze primary source documents, making comparisons between first and final drafts of the Declaration of Independence. The students will analyze and evaluate the significance of the differences in wording and the impact on modern government.
This project lesson is designed to allow students to make personal connections between abstract art, photography, and histology of human tissues. As a brief introduction, students explore current topics in regenerative medicine and cutting-edge technology in medical sciences associated with disease treatment and amputee treatment. Students will get the opportunity to survey Impressionist area art and histology slides of tissues. Student presentations will be comprehensive and involve multiple levels of cognitive abilities. This lesson provides a unique way for cross-curricular and interdisciplinary teaching and learning opportunities.
Students will be able to use a world map or globe to locate the distribution of at least 10 endangered species and describe the current threats and conservation efforts concerning one endangered species of animal or plant.
Type: Teaching Idea
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