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Subject: English Language Arts (3 - 4), or English Language Arts (3 - 5), or Social Studies (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Are You Down with Describing Nouns?
Description: This unit is a fun, exciting, and engaging unit that uses many 21st century tools to help students working in collaborative groups understand what an adjective is and how adjective use is vital to making writing interesting.  Furthermore, students will use technology to research and explore the use of adjectives in their daily writings, readings, and environment and determine how adjective use can influence consumers.


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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Global Breakfast      Add Bookmark
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to look for evidence of global interdependence in the foods that we eat. Students recognize the fact that many of the foods that they eat, and the ingredients that go into making them, are produced in other countries. They speculate about why certain foods are produced in different regions of the world, and what might happen if the production and/or distribution of these goods was to stop.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5



Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Lizzie's Morning      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Social Studies - Current Events/Issues - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Where Do Your Belongings Come From?      Add Bookmark
Description: This Xpeditions lesson asks students to figure out where their belongings came from and to consider the reasons why many items are imported from other countries. They list the locations of origin for the items they use on a typical morning. They conclude by researching the export industries of an East Asian country and writing paragraphs describing this country's exports to the United States.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 3,4,5



Subject: Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: ' '' On The Road Again'' '' : Moving People, Products, and Ideas      Add Bookmark
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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