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ALEX Lesson Plans
English Language Arts (11), or Social Studies (10 - 11), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
The Challenges and New Inventions of the Great Plains Farmer.
Students will work in groups of four to create presentations using their research on a particular farming invention that was created from (1837-1867) and also research specific elements about life on the Great Plains. Each group's presentation will be merged into a final class presentation.
English Language Arts (11)
Personification with "Grass" by Carl Sandburg
Students will be reading the poem "Grass" and identify the main idea and supporting details with a partner. Students will then write a poem using personification.
English Language Arts (11)
Students will learn various propaganda techniques and create commercials in cooperative learning groups.
English Language Arts (11), or Social Studies (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Research Project: American Heroes - Collaborative Education
This lesson is designed to help students of all backgrounds learn to work together in groups to complete a research paper assignment. This is a collaborative based lesson plan that challenges students to work together to complete the assignment as a warm-up to the individual research paper required at the end of the term. It is a technology-based lesson with student presentations and student guided research. It is a cross curriculum based lesson with areas of history and technology integrated within the lesson's content.
Arts Education (6 - 12), or English Language Arts (11)
Reader's Theater with "Death of the Hired Man" by Robert Frost
Students will read the poem "Death of the Hired Man" in cooperative learning groups using Reader's Theater to obtain a better understanding of the author's use of characterization through dialogue.
English Language Arts (9 - 11), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Life After High School
Life After High School is a career research assignment that gives students an opportunity to plan their career path after high school. Even if students deviate from their plan, they need to have a tentative idea that allows them to set goals. Students will learn about their potential career, educational requirements, and learn whether they are currently preparing themselves for their chosen career path.
English Language Arts (11), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Harlem Renaissance Authors and the Impact on the 21st Century
As part of a study of the Harlem Renaissance, students will do research on a Harlem Renaissance author. Individually, students will use websites to gain information about the author and the author's impact in literature and society. Students will relate writings from the author to issues found in the 21st century. Students will then create a photostory of the author to be shared with the class.
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