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ALEX Lesson Plan Resources
ALEX Lesson Plans
Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (3 - 4), or Technology Education (K - 5)
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.
Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (6), or Social Studies (6), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
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.
Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
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.
Character Education (K - 12), or Mathematics (K - 2)
What's in a Name: Graphing Lesson
During this lesson, students will learn to graph information. After reading, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, students will discuss the length of their names. Students will learn to graph their names and compare their names to others.
Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (8)
"Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
By linking the experiences of the character Charlie Gordon to other characters and to themselves, students demonstrate through class discussion and journal writing their understanding and interpretation of the short story "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes.
Character Education (K - 12)
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.
Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (6), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
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.
Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (K - 2)
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.
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