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ALEX Lesson Plan Resources
ALEX Lesson Plans
English Language Arts (2), or Social Studies (K - 1)
Listening Comprehension Read Aloud- Who Was Ruby Bridges?
Listening to narrative text offers students a chance to go beyond decoding and word meaning. Listening as the teacher reads a story gives gives students an opportunity to appreciate, draw significance and meaning as well as informal practice using story elements. Listening to read-a-louds gives the teacher the opportunity to model "close" reading skills as well as model thinking. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
English Language Arts (2), or Social Studies (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
The Biography Project: Exploring the Past in 21st Century Ways
Through this project-based lesson, students will do research on and create an oral presentation based on the life of an influential Famous American. Students will utilize various means to glean information, from online databases, various websites, and age-appropriate biographical literature to prepare for the final product: a "Living Wax Museum." Students will determine the most relevant information to write a script presented in the form of an oral presentation. The presentations will also be recorded and published as a podcast for sharing on the teacher's website.
Sailing the World on the USS Alabama
This inquiry based lesson gives students the opportunity to acquire and practice map skills while applying the knowledge to real life experience based on the USS Alabama Battleship.
Social Studies (2 - 10)
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, ROUTE TO FREEDOM
This activity will require the teacher and student to travel throughout the school and its buildings as they travel the underground railroad. As they travel they will stop at safe houses, rest and eat before they proceed finally crossing the Ohio River to freedom.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
In 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on this day.
Students study Martin Luther King Jr.'s '' I Have a Dream'' speech and work in groups to create a mural that depicts Dr. King's vision of peace.
Sally Ride, first American woman in space, was born in 1951.
After exploring information about Sally Ride on the StarKids Who's Who site, students write a letter using the Letter Generator to Dr. Ride.