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Lesson Plans (8) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Assessments (2) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress. Informational Materials (2) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (6) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (6) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.


ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: Social Studies (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: My adventure with Lewis & Clark
Description: Over the course of five days, students will create a daily journal in the style of Lewis and Clark. At the end of the week, the students will create a video using their Flip cameras recreating their journals.


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Subject: Arts Education (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: Plan the Adventure of a Lifetime with Lewis and Clark!
Description: This plan is the first lesson in my unit on Lewis and Clark. This is a project-based, hands-on unit in which students "become" part of the Corps of Discovery - the members traveling in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In this lesson, the students will be introduced to Lewis and Clark and our daily routine for the unit. We will then create a three-dimensional raised-relief physical map of the United States on which to track our journey and plan what to take on the trip.


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Subject: Science (6), or Social Studies (5 - 6)
Title: Where am I?
Description: This lesson teaches one of the geography themes called location. Students will learn about absolute location and relative location as they search the globe. This lesson plan is made possible through the ALEX and the U.S. National Park Service Partnership.


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Subject: Social Studies (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Life in Colonial America
Description: This lesson presents an explanation about who the early colonists were and why they came to America. Students will explore their lives and the economy by navigating the Internet. Students will conclude the lesson by completing a WebQuest about colonial life.


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Subject: Social Studies (3 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Where Am I?
Description: During this lesson students explore the 50 states through the Internet. Students discover important facts and information by navigating the World Wide Web.


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Subject: English Language Arts (5), or English Language Arts (5), or Social Studies (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Creating a Website on Explorers
Description: After researching famous European explorers and choosing the most important ones, students create a web page highlighting European explorers and the discoveries and impact these explorers had on the world. The web page will contain a survey which will allow visitors to select their "Explorer Idol" after reading about each explorer.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Social Studies - Anthropology - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - United States History
Title: Mission Geography: USA     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students research and learn about the culture, physical geography, and history of states in each region of the United States. Students develop a family travel plan and create an itinerary to highlight interesting destinations and characteristics of selected states while working within limitations such as time and available resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Language Arts - Literature - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - United States History
Title: There's No Place Like Home     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson uses children's literature and maps to explore reasons for past and present settlement. Students give various reasons people in the past or present have chosen to settle and live in different regions of the United States. They also complete a map that traces a migration route of a pioneer family by using information from children's literature or from historical records.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 3,4,5



Web Resources


Podcasts


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Plimoth Plantation Video Tour
http://www.scholasti...
Virtual field trips videos about Plimoth (Plymouth) Plantation and Thanksgiving.

Assessments


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State the State
http://www.aaawhere....
This activity allows students to practice naming the states by number on a US map. Timing is optional and has a running score that can be printed when students complete the activity.

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Interact with the Pilgrims' Journey
http://www.eduplace....
An interactive site for students to manipulate the route of the Mayflower and answer questions.

Informational Materials


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50 States
http://www.50states....
This site contains information on the 50 states, maps, and other state resources.

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Plimoth Plantation Video Tour
http://www.scholasti...
Virtual field trips videos about Plimoth (Plymouth) Plantation and Thanksgiving.

Interactives/Games


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U.S.A Games
http://www.sheppards...
An interactive game that introduces students at the beginner level to the states, capitals and regions. They can advance to expert level, building knowledge as they go.

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State the State
http://www.aaawhere....
This activity allows students to practice naming the states by number on a US map. Timing is optional and has a running score that can be printed when students complete the activity.

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Geography: What State?
http://www.coolmath-...
This game shows students different states, which they can either try to spell out or choose from a list.

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Tap Quiz Maps
https://itunes.apple...
TapQuiz™ Maps is a FREE app for an easy and quick way to master geography. Learn the countries of the world through a fun and engaging game! Just tap the answer to each question on the map. Keep track of your progress through the statistics page so that you will always know where you can improve.

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U.S.A. States Game
http://www.sheppards...
This an interactive learning game for facts about the states in the United States. Choose between several different levels of play.

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Interact with the Pilgrims' Journey
http://www.eduplace....
An interactive site for students to manipulate the route of the Mayflower and answer questions.

Learning Activities


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State Capitals Quiz
http://www.maps.com/...
Interactive State Capitals Quiz with self-checking answers

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State the State
http://www.aaawhere....
This activity allows students to practice naming the states by number on a US map. Timing is optional and has a running score that can be printed when students complete the activity.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Tap Quiz Maps
https://itunes.apple...
TapQuiz™ Maps is a FREE app for an easy and quick way to master geography. Learn the countries of the world through a fun and engaging game! Just tap the answer to each question on the map. Keep track of your progress through the statistics page so that you will always know where you can improve.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
U.S.A. States Game
http://www.sheppards...
This an interactive learning game for facts about the states in the United States. Choose between several different levels of play.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Interact with the Pilgrims' Journey
http://www.eduplace....
An interactive site for students to manipulate the route of the Mayflower and answer questions.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Plimoth Plantation Video Tour
http://www.scholasti...
Virtual field trips videos about Plimoth (Plymouth) Plantation and Thanksgiving.

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