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Subject: Science (1), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Recycle to Renew
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), recycling and uses of recycled materials will be explored. Students will also create a recycling collage.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *This lesson is provided by Lana Holmes.


Subject: Social Studies (2), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Everyone Needs to be Counted!
Description: Through a mixture of lecture and hands-on interaction, students will gain knowledge of the history of the Census Bureau, the Census in the United States and the significance of the Census in modern society. The students will view a sample of the Census questions on the interactive board and answer the questions using the Student Response Systems (student clicker). The students will then create their Census questions based on their understanding of the Census.


Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (2), or English Language Arts (2), or Science (2), or Social Studies (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Bird Migration
Description: This lesson teaches bird migration by using the award winning Caldecott Medal honor book: Make Way for Ducklings. It accesses a website to give a history of the book and the plot. It promotes student interaction through discussion, internet information and activities to include computer games, videos, and color sheets.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Subject: Social Studies (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: The Role of the President
Description: During this lesson, students have the opportunity to explore the role of the president by navigating the Internet and other resources. Students will learn about the president's family, advisors, and others who help him to accomplish his role as president.


Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Social Studies (K - 2), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Alabama Patriotic Symbols
Description: Alabama has many patriotic symbols that characterize the state. This lesson plan covers five state symbols associated with the State of Alabama. This lesson will help the students learn interesting facts about each of the symbols and explore more state symbols on the Internet.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Why Do We Have an American Flag?      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students consider how a flag represents a country's people and resources and why a flag can evoke emotions. They view and describe a few flags from around the world and design a new American flag, using ideas about the United States gathered from the Web.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Communicating with the President      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Understanding the President's Job      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Language Arts
Title: June 14 is Flag Day in the U.S.      Add Bookmark
Description: Students consider how America, Americans, and the flag are represented in different patriotic songs and hypothesize about the reasons for their differences.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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