Title: "The Lorax"- An Environmental Issue
Students watch "The Lorax" as an introduction to environmental issues. Students need not have prior knowledge of terms. This lesson follows the learning cycle. Students design a plan to make the Truffula trees sustainable and economically viable.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (9-12) 12: Use digital tools to publish curriculum-related content.
Title: Stop The Bullying
During this lesson, students start to recognize the different types of bullying, causes, and ways of dealing with it. Through literature and the Internet, students learn how to handle bullying. Students will develop presentations to teach other how to handle bullying.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 8: Collect information from a variety of digital sources.
Title: What Makes a Good or Bad Leader?
After deciding on the criteria of a good leader, students research either a good or bad leader, create a class presentation of that person which focuses on his/her impact on history. Students then write and perform a three to four minute skit to illustrate the leader's impact on American life.
Standard(s): [SS2010] USS6 (6) 12: Evaluate significant political issues and policies of presidential administrations since World War II.
Title: Christmas Around The World
This technology-based lesson allows students to use the Internet as a research tool to locate information about different Christmas celebrations around the world. By discovering the way the world celebrates, students have an opportunity to learn about tolerance.
Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT1 (1) 11: Identify traditions and contributions of various cultures in the local community and state. (Alabama)
Title: Everyday Heroes
Following a unit on Greek mythology and mythological heroes, students design and maintain a website that features everyday heroes. Students submit candidates based on their everyday encounters with people in the community.
Title: Lou Gehrig and Character Education
After reading book or short story about Lou Gehrig, students conduct online research to learn more about him. Using the material they gather about his life and character, students create a flyer/poster. Students then participate in a virtual field trip from the Baseball Hall of Fame entitled "Lou Gehrig: The Iron Horse."
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 29: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources. [W.5.8]
Title: It's Great to be ME!
This lesson addresses the similarities and differences among people. Incorporating the literature of Eric Carle and a virtual field trip focusing on healthy habits and the five senses, students will have a greater sense of their connection to each other.
Standard(s): [TC2] (0-2) 7: Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.
Title: Let's Be Friends
Buddies, pals, amigos - whatever you call them, friends are an important part of life. These beginning-of-the-year unit activities will give kindergarten students an opportunity to consider what friendship is all about.
Standard(s): [CE] (0-12) 24: Loyalty
Title: A Hero by Any Other Name. . .
In conjunction with a study of literary or national heroes or in recognition of 9/11 week, students select a hero from among their family and friends, gather information about him/her, and prepare a multimedia presentation of their research.
Standard(s): [TC2] (6-8) 11: Use digital tools and strategies to locate, collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize
Title: Reading and Writing about Miss Moo Goes to the Zoo by Kelly Graves
This lesson provides literature-based reading and writing activities for special education and early elementary students. This lesson may also be used to illustrate the character education traits tolerance, self-respect and compassion.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (0) 13: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text. [RI.K.4]
Title: Martin Luther King, Jr. for Early Elementary
This lesson is an adaptation of a lesson in Character Education Made Easy. It helps early elementary students (especially kindergartners) learn about the influence of Martin Luther King, Jr., why he is remembered, and the problems he worked to change.
Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT1 (1) 5: Identify historical events and celebrations within the local community and throughout Alabama. (Alabama)
Title: Today is the International Day of Peace.
Students brainstorm a list of current conflicts and why people fight. Groups discuss and present possible solutions and create posters that promote their particular solution.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 25: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question, including a self-generated question, or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. [W.11-12.7]