ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or Mathematics (5), or Science (5)
Title: Rain Drops
Description: In this lesson, students will examine the amount of annual and seasonal rainfall in four cities to compare decimals to the hundredths place. Students will add and round digits to the thousandths place. Students will utilize technology by navigating to a specific United States climate website to get relatively current and accurate data. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or English Language Arts (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: Compare and Contrast Native American Regions
Description: There are many Native American regions throughout the United States. In this lesson students are given two different Native American regions to research and learn about their geographic region, natural resources, community organization, economy, and belief systems. Students will then create a venn diagram that will allow them to see the similarities and differences in the two assigned regions.


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: Technology Timeline! Major Events and Battles of the American Revolution
Description: The students will be able to identify certain major events and battle of the American Revolutionary War. Creativity and collaboration are included when making timelines. The students should understand that events happen in chronological order and they can be represented using a timeline.


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or English Language Arts (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: Exploring Explorers
Description: Students will create a video in talk-show format about explorers from the 15th-17th centuries. They will utilize books, the Alabama Virtual Library, and the Internet for reference. Groups of students will answer who, what, when, where, and why questions and then use that information to write a script for the video.