ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Social Studies (3 - 8), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: A Prehistoric Connection
Description: This lesson plan is an adaptation of Activity 92 from Project Learning Tree. Students will research the four prehistoric time periods and compare and contrast them with their lives. By doing this, they will recognize the difference between simple subsistence living and modern technology-based living. This lesson plan is made possible through the ALEX and the U.S. National Park Service Partnership.  

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans  
Subject: Science
Title: Interpreting the Evidence      Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson, the second of a two-part series from Science NetLinks, offers useful information and activities to help students understand how scientists learn about civilizations that have disappeared. Students explore archaeological issues, methods, evidence, and types of measurement. The lesson also addresses issues of values and attitudes, particularly the importance of honest, clear, and accurate record keeping. Students discover that different explanations can be given for the same evidence. Contains investigation / experiment
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Grade Span: 6,7,8

Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Biblical Tunnel      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how scientists have proven that one Bible story is right on track. Radiocarbon dating of the Siloam Tunnel, in Israel, marks the first time the age of a Biblical structure has been confirmed scientifically. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12