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ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Time After Time:  How Can We Use Timelines to Reconstruct the Past? Part 2
Description: The lesson will focus on observing and creating timelines.  Teacher will show students example timelines.  Students will state things that they notice from the sample timelines.  Teacher will read American Symbols: The Lincoln Memorial by Terri DeGezelle.  Teacher and students will work together to create a timeline based on American Symbols: The Lincoln Memorial by Terri DeGezelle.  Finally, students will break into groups and work to create a timeline with other American Symbols books. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.


Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Time After Time:  How Can We Use Timelines to Reconstruct the Past? Part 4
Description: This lesson will focus on creating timelines. Students will use important dates from their lives to create a personal 5 event timeline. Students will use rulers to measure equal spaces for their timelines. This lesson will require two 1 hour sessions. The first lesson will include the lesson introduction, work on timelines and time for formative assessments as students work. The second session will be used to complete timelines, share projects, and complete exit tickets.   Sample of completed timeline:   Video sample of completed timeline: https://goo.gl/1JwF0I   This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.  


Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Time After Time:  How Can We Use Timelines to Reconstruct the Past? Part 3
Description: The lesson will focus on creating a timeline. The teacher and students will work together to collect data from teachers around the school. Using this data, students will work to complete a class timeline and formulate questions to ask others about their completed timeline. This lesson will require four 30-45 minute sessions to complete. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.


Subject: Mathematics (2)
Title: Getting Froggy Wih It
Description: Students will solve problems using a number line.  Students will work collaboratively to create a "Town" with the main street consisting of a number line diagram. They will practice counting forwards and backwards, measuring and determining distance in units on the number line.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans  
Subject: Mathematics
Title: Exploring Other Number Patterns      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students make and extend patterns with numbers in a variety of mathematical contexts. They also explore functions at an intuitive level.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Hopping Backward on the Number Line      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students generate differences using the number line model. Because this model highlights the measurement aspect of subtraction, it is a distinctly different representation from the models presented in lessons one and two. The order property for subtraction is investigated. At the end of the lesson, children are encouraged to predict differences and answer puzzles involving subtraction.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2