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Lesson Plans (5) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Learning Activities (1) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
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Subject: Science (1), or Social Studies (K)
Title: Conserve It To Preserve It
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), conservation and describing ways to sustain energy will be explored. Students will also create a web diagram of ways to conserve energy.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *This lesson is provided by Lana Holmes.


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Subject: Social Studies (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Safe or Not Safe
Description: During this lesson, kindergarten students learn many safety rules by navigating different Internet sites. Students also view a presentation to help them learn safety rules around school.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Creating Classroom Rules     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students cooperate to develop a set of classroom rules. They also learn about making rules for a group when the group is comprised of many different people, and that different groups of people may have different rules.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Understanding the President's Job     
Description: This unit of two lessons, from EDSITEment, encourages students to consider the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy. In this unit, they review the structure of the U.S. government, discuss the different tasks undertaken by the president, and participate in an interactive online activity simulating a typical day on the job for the president. Offline alternatives are given for those who do not have access to an Internet connection in their classroom.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Communicating with the President     
Description: This collection of two lessons, from EDSITEment, encourages students to consider the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy. They learn about the different means the president uses to communicate with the public and then express their views on a particular issue in a letter to the president.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2



ALEX Podcasts


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Isms: Harmful to Our Communities and Schools
Overview:
Isms can be both benign and quite harmful.  Capitalism and Catholicism arguably never hurt anyone.  Racism and sexism though can be damaging to a community and certainly to a school.  Working with the standards established through the YWCAs Heritage Panel workshop, Mr. Strickland and his students have created an easy to understand primer on the harmful -isms we should all be on the lookout for in and around all of us.


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Ethnic NewsWatch Introduction
Overview:
This podcast introduces the Ethnic NewsWatch database from the Alabama Virtual Library.


Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Get ready for Bullying Awareness Week!     
Description: Students create a poster to enter into a poster contest that educates others about issues surrounding bullying.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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