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ALEX Lesson Plans

Subject: Arts Education (1), or English Language Arts (1), or Mathematics (K), or Credit Recovery Science (1)
Title: Get Jiggy With It!
Description: Students will exhibit their understanding of character through improvisation.  Students will listen to a story and act out the actions.  They will demonstrate the verbs and adjectives that describe their characters' movements.

Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (K), or Credit Recovery Science (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"
Description: Students will have the opportunity to learn names of many parts of the human body and how they helps the body function healthy.  Students will put a skeleton together to create a full human body.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans

Subject: Science - Paleontology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Dig: Them Bones      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students compare their body parts, based on commonly used terms, to the bones of the Turkana Boy found in the roots of a thorn tree by Africa's Lake Turkana. Using the interactive feature in Xpedition Hall called The Dig, students see what a 1.6-million-year-old human skeleton can teach them about their own bodies, and they connect with the past by relating to a fossil. Students work in pairs or small groups for this lesson.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2

Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: How Big Is Your Heart?      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students explore the size of their hearts. They do this by measuring the length, width, and circumference of their fists and relating this to the size of their hearts.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2

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