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ALEX Lesson Plan Resources
ALEX Lesson Plans
English Language Arts (6 - 8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Who's Who on Olympus and Why Should I Care?
References to mythology extend far beyond the basic exploration of a genre. This unit will serve as an exploration of the creation myth across cultures, an introduction to the major Greek gods and goddesses, and an opportunity to link mythology to today's world. Students will research and create a newsletter on a creation myth and the culture from which it came. They will also plan and present a slideshow presentation about a major god or goddess of ancient Greece, including allusions to him/her in today's world.
Arts Education (6 - 8), or English Language Arts (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Let's Celebrate in Her Honor
In this lesson, students use the Internet to research influential women in history. Each student then chooses a woman worthy of having a holiday named in her honor and designs a slideshow presentation defending the choice.
English Language Arts (7 - 9), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Oral Presentation of Favorite Celebrity
Using the Internet to research facts about a favorite celebrity, students gain the organizational and oral presentation skills needed to successfully deliver an effective speech and slideshow presentation.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Inventors and Innovators
The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to use the Internet to explore the scientific enterprise and the contributions to science of various people. Students use the Inventor of the Week Archives on the Invention Dimension Web site to create a class project on American invention.
Weaving the Threads: Integrating Poetry Annotation and Web Technology
Students read a poem by a Native American, explore Native American culture and then create a Website that explains words and phrases from the poem.
Language Arts,Social Studies
Jefferson vs. Franklin: Renaissance Men
In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students explore the interests and achievements of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. They take a position that one or the other's interests and achievements were more wide-ranging or that they were equivalent.