ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Social Studies (11)
Title: Making History Personal
Description: This lesson fosters an understanding of a major event in American history. It uses this event to guide students into research of how the event affected an 'ordinary' person's life. Each student will be responsible for interviewing someone who remembers the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans  
Subject: Language Arts
Title: Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967.      Add Bookmark
Description: After discussing a statement made by Thurgood Marshall, students consider each piece of the comment and create a K-W-L chart to begin an investigation with other resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 7,8,9,10,11,12

Subject: Language Arts
Title: In 1969, the first human walked on the moon.      Add Bookmark
Description: As a class, students discuss Neil Armstrong's famous quote when he landed on the moon and explore the difference that one word can make, as well as the gendered language that Armstrong uses.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12

Subject: Social Studies
Title: JFK Analysis      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear atmospheric chemist Ken Rahn describe how he and a ballistics specialist have re-analyzed the data from two major forensic studies of the John F. Kennedy assassination. The analysis showed that despite apparent chemical differences, the tiny bullet fragments recovered from the president's limousine matched the larger bullets found in his body, making the chance that there were two shooters as little as a million to one. 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

Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Flannery O'Connor's ''A Good Man is Hard to Find'': Who's the Real Misfit?      Add Bookmark
Description: In this EDSITEment lesson, students explore and challenge dichotomies (such as black and white, good and evil, faith and doubt) while closely reading and analyzing Flannery O Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find. In the course of studying this particular O Connor short story, students learn about the 1950s South, including evolving transportation in the U.S., the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case that helped divide the Old South from the New South, and the literary genre known as Southern Gothic, or Southern Grotesque.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12