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ALEX Lesson Plans  
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Subject: Mathematics (1 - 2)
Title: Count Your Raisins
Description: In this lesson students will create a class line plot using data collected from boxes of raisins.  This activity will be used to collect, organize, represent, and describe data using the line plot. 

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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (K - 2), or Credit Recovery Science (2), or Science (4), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Digging In For Dirt Day!
Description: This lesson is managed through stations that students will rotate around every 20- 30 minutes. Each second grade teacher conducts one station. Parent volunteers can also be used to manage stations. Students will use an auger to gather soil, produce a soil painting, make a dirt cup to represent layers of soil, do a Shake It Up! activity to examine how soil settles, and examine local soil. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.  

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Subject: Mathematics (K - 3), or Credit Recovery Science (3), or Science (2)
Title: What do Plants Need?
Description: In this lesson, students will understand that in order to grow healthy plants, soil, water, light, and air must be provided. Students will use math skills such as measurement and science process skills such as observation, comparing, and recording data.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans  
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Subject: Language Arts,Mathematics
Title: The Area of Things...     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students have opportunities to recognize and use the attributes of length and area using nonstandard units. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2

Thinkfinity Learning Activities  
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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Circle Grapher     
Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to create a customized circle graph as well as display pre-set circle graphs. They can choose from one of 3 predetermined data sets, or input their own data into the applet. In addition to the circle graph, a table of the data is also included.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

ALEX Unit Plans  
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Title: Time After Time
Unit Plan Overview: The unit will focus on ordering common events by times, days, months, steps, or events.  Students will utilize biographies and books on national symbols to read and interpret timelines.  Groups will use historical text and primary sources to create timelines by using rulers to measure equal-spaced points.  Students will also create a timeline to reconstruct the history of their school staff and create individual timelines to reconstruct a history of their own past. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.

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