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Lesson Plans (7) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) 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: Health (4), or Social Studies (2 - 3)
Title: Every American Recycling Together Helps
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), waste disposal will be explored. Auntie Litter and her Pollution Patrol discover the difference between organic and inorganic waste.  They learn to Reuse, Reduce Waste, and Recycle to protect our land from litter.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series.


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Subject: Social Studies (3 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: State Jeopardy - How Much Do You Know About My State?
Description: This lesson is a distance learning collaborative project involving another school. Each school will do research on the other school's state and be able to answer questions about that state posed by the other school. Students learn not only about another state, but about their own in formulating questions to stump their opponents.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: ' '' On The Road Again'' '' : Moving People, Products, and Ideas     
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students learn to identify modes of transportation and communication for moving people, products, and ideas from place to place. Students also learn the advantages and disadvantages of different modes of transportation. This lesson investigates ways in which global interdependence is altering traditional trade patterns, and encourages students to speculate on future world economic development.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Foreign Languages - Cultural Awareness - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Cultural Connections: The Tapestry of Life     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, young students use a variety of media to explore culture as the sum of learned patterns of behavior, institutions, values, and belief systems. Students learn how to identify, compare, and appreciate the cultural characteristics of different regions and people.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - State History
Title: Make State Maps With MapMachine     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students compare and contrast their state with another one using observations they make from National Geographic's MapMachine. They look at their own state's maps as the teacher creates them for the class, and they then make their own maps of another state of their choice. They list their observations of the two states maps and then write paragraphs comparing and contrasting what they have seen.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - State History - Social Studies - United States History
Title: Sharing Your Town's History     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students are introduced to the concept of historic preservation and asked to find out about places of historic significance in their town. Students create pamphlets or Web pages that showcase some of these places. Ideally, they try to get their pamphlets distributed to the community or have local organizations link to their Web pages.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Lizzie's Morning     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students follow a young American from bed to breakfast to bus and see how many cultures have touched her world. They then investigate how cultural diffusion has influenced their own lives.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Lizzie's Morning     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students follow a young American from bed to breakfast to bus and see how many cultures have touched her world. They then investigate how cultural diffusion has influenced their own lives.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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