Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Begin a simple terrarium and maintain a Communities Chart to track the feeding relationships inside. Each time something is added, the impact is recorded on the increasingly complex chart.
Focus on the ideas and questions of the class as they discuss the literature. Multiple interpretations are encouraged.
Adapt any literary text to this generic lesson which reflects the key tenets of the envisionment-building approach.
Create a brochure promoting a European city and write a letter proposing future plans to improve it.
Role-play representatives from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Ukraine, apply for entry to the EU and make a presentation to the EU Council of Ministers.
Take two wet paper towels and enclose one. What will happen the next day? Watch as water droplets condense on the outside of a plastic cup filled with cold water.
Use all five senses and observation skills to explore a familiar location.
Literature and extension activities are connected thematically as students examine issues related to government limits and individual rights.
Using figurines representing family members in a model house, students learn how to talk in French about family members and their activities in different rooms in the home.
Construct a maze and conduct time trials. Introduce the Rorcshach tests and make samples. Create a visual representation or “Body Biography” of one of the characters.
Simulate a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on a First amendment case about a Texas school district delivering prayers over the intercom.
Demonstrate sound and effective language. Experiment with writing poems and sharing with younger students.
Record personal responses to independently chosen reading material to develop understanding. Enrich this understanding with class discussion, visual transmediation and various other activities.
On a class field trip to historic Bartram’s Garden, pupils learn how the local watershed area of the Schuylkill River has changed over time.
Make global comparisons of quality of life indicators with those of Indonesia.
Explore how whales adapt to their environment as mammals in the sea.
Read and write about the animals that hitchhike on whales and why they hitchhike.
Go on a virtual Whale Watching Tour. Generate ideas for writing using the "Questions for Details" strategy.
Learn how baby whales "play to learn" with their mothers.
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