ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Social Studies (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Visualizing Islam
Description: Islam is the youngest of the three Semitic religions; however, it is the second largest religion in the world. The impact of Islam on national and international politics creates a need for students to discover how and why this religion spread so far, so fast, and with such dramatic influence around the world. Students will be able to find the answers to these questions and more through researching history, geography, expansion, cultural and societal roles, and Islamic contributions. Students will orally present their findings to the class with a visual aid.

Subject: Social Studies (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Confucius Changes China By: Gina Merritt & Kimberly Phillips
Description: In this lesson students analyze Confucianism and its effect on conflicts in China. Students will evaluate an excerpt from The Analects of Confucius to realize the usefulness of Confucius' teachings and create an original cartoon using Confucius' teachings to illustrate conflict resolution that occurs in modern times.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans  
Subject: Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - World History
Title: Religion and Belief Systems in Asia      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students conduct an in-depth review of one of the major world religions by focusing on its origins, beliefs, and history. They then explore reasons for the spread or decline in Asia of each of the major world religions. Finally, students predict the continued spread of religions based on current events in Asia.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
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.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12