ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Middle Passage: Olaudah Equiano, Enslaved African Man      Add Bookmark
Description: Olaudah Equiano's first-person account recalls his terrifying journey as an 11-year-old captive aboard a slave ship from Africa to Barbados in 1756. Listen to a dramatic reading of his narrative, and then study the supporting primary sources to answer the discussion questions. This resource is part of a series called Life at Sea: 1680 to 1806, which includes five perspectives on maritime life in the colonial period and early America.This resource includes a title="Equiano Teacher Guide"" target="_blank" teacher guide , student worksheet, downloadable audio, images of supporting primary sources, and discussion questions.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Subject: Social Studies - Anthropology - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - World History
Title: GeoSpy      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students research and learn about the culture, physical geography, and history of select countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. Acting as tour operators, small groups of students create an imaginary tour group itinerary that highlights interesting and important destinations as well as characteristics of their selected countries.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12

Subject: Social Studies
Title: Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop, Turn      Add Bookmark
Description: Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop Turn , an exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Libraries, presents more than 50 examples of action-packed constructions and inspired works of art spanning 500 years. The related Web site includes a blog, exhibition brochure, and video on the creation of pop-up books.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Subject: Mathematics,Social Studies,Geography
Title: China Historical GIS      Add Bookmark
Description: A database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 222 BCE and 1911 CE. CHGIS provides a base GIS platform for researchers to use in spatial analysis, temporal statistical modeling, and representation of selected historical units as digital maps.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: C1,12

Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Get Oriented      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students explore the cardinal directions--north, south, east, and west. They then test their knowledge using the interactive '' '' Orientometer.'' ''
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12