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Lesson Plans (7) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress. Informational Materials (1) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (4) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (5) 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. Learning Assets (1)


ALEX Lesson Plans


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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 (6), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Welcome to All?
Description: This lesson is designed to be taught after an introduction to immigration history or as a culminating activity. This is a hands-on, technology-based lesson that relates a student's individual immigration history to the boom of immigration in the late 1800's through the early 1900's. This lesson also gives students insight into the rise of anti-immigrant feelings in the United States during this time period.


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Subject: Social Studies (6), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Transportation to the Western Frontier
Description: There were several modes of transportation for early settlers to use when they moved to the west. Students will research and document four modes of transportation using the Internet and print resources in the library.


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Subject: English Language Arts (5), or English Language Arts (5), or Information Literacy (K - 12), or Social Studies (6), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Looking at Conestoga Wagons
Description: This lesson combines information literacy and technology skills with subject area skills. It is designed to be a collaborative effort between the classroom teacher and the school librarian. The topic of conestoga wagons is reseached from the perspective of a scientist, mathematician, English teacher, artist, geographer, engineer, or historian.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Arts,Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: I Hear the Locomotives: The Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad     
Description: In this four lesson unit, from EDSITEment, students analyze archival material in order to make connections between the arrival of the railroads and many of the changes that occurred subsequently in the United States and its territories. They learn how the development of the Transcontinental Railroad brought about an increase in hide hunting and so the demise of the Native American tribes dependent on the buffalo herds, and they examine documents relating to other economic and social upheavals brought about by this revolution in travel.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Mapping the Past     
Description: This EDSITEment lesson provides students with experience in working with historical maps as cultural artifacts that reflect the views of particular times and places. They trace the evolving world view from medieval times through the Renaissance as recorded in maps of those eras, investigate how cultural assumptions influenced the process of mapping the American West, and discover what present-day maps can tell us about our world view and cultural aspirations.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: History Through Headlines     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students match historical newspaper headlines to cities based on online research and place them in chronological order. This activity helps them learn how cities have changed over time, and about how specific geographical surroundings affect the way we live our lives.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: Oklahoma Land Rush in Action
Digital Tool: Movie Clip: Far and Away
Digital Tool Description: This video clip is taken from the movie Far and Away. The scene is a reenactment of the Oklahoma Land Rush.


Web Resources


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.

Informational Materials


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

Interactives/Games


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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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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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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.

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
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
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.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: History Through Headlines     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students match historical newspaper headlines to cities based on online research and place them in chronological order. This activity helps them learn how cities have changed over time, and about how specific geographical surroundings affect the way we live our 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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