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Lesson Plans (4) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Informational Materials (1) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (1) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.
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Subject: Social Studies (8), or Technology Education (K - 5)
Title: Days of Our Medieval Lives  
Description: This project is designed for a class on block scheduling with class times ranging from 60-96 minutes. Students will be assigned a character in feudal society. Through this character, students will immerse themselves in medieval culture and "live" through various scenarios and historical events.  Students will journal daily to chronicle these events and will compile these journal entries and artifacts into a scrapbook. Lastly, students will dress in character and display their scrapbooks and other items that relate to their character in a booth at the Medieval Fair. 


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Subject: Social Studies (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Wow! What a trip!
Description: Students are sent back in time to Europe during the Middle Ages. They will stay for five days. They are taking a camera and a journal with them. They will present their journals and their pictures to the class when they return.


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Subject: Social Studies (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Visualizing Islam
Description: Islam is the youngest of the three Semitic religions; however, it is the second largest religion in the world. The impact of Islam on national and international politics creates a need for students to discover how and why this religion spread so far, so fast, and with such dramatic influence around the world. Students will be able to find the answers to these questions and more through researching history, geography, expansion, cultural and societal roles, and Islamic contributions. Students will orally present their findings to the class with a visual aid.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Health - Disease - Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - World History
Title: Fleas and the Black Death     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson asks students to investigate the role of fleas, a well-known parasite, in the European Black Death of the 14th century. They research this topic on the Web and create posters or multimedia presentations showing how fleas spread the disease.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Medieval vs. Modern
http://www.imaginon....
This interactive website compares and contrasts various aspects of medieval times with modern times (i.e., food, travel, clothing, childhood, medicine).

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The Renaissance Connection
http://www.renaissan...
Interactive educational website that travels 500 years into the past to discover Renaissance innovations.

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The Renaissance Connection
http://www.renaissan...
Interactive educational website that travels 500 years into the past to discover Renaissance innovations.

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