Grade Level: 6th - 8th
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This instructional idea has students breaking down a narrative into its component parts, which is the purpose for the original outline. Next, by answering the questions and then recreating the plot line based on their responses, students are developing descriptive models for alternatives to the narrative.
This instructional activity walks the students through the engineering design process to create and develop unique solutions to real-world problems. This activity can be adapted for many different subject areas and grade levels. It promotes collaboration and problem-solving skills. Students will design and produce original solutions and share these solutions … Read more
This instructional idea requires students to create a problem statement focused on increasing the amount of books their peers checkout from a classroom or school library, and that statement must include ideas for collecting and analyzing data. In a follow-up learning activity, students can implement their ideas, which will address … Read more
In this activity, students determine which book from class should be made into a movie, by gathering and comparing evidence through the internet about the profitability and customer sentiment of each book like a Hollywood Producer would. They will source their evidence evaluate its validity, ultimately making a claim as … Read more
Students set a goal of reading a certain number of texts (e.g., online articles, young adult literature, short stories, etc.) over a period of time (e.g., a month, semester, or school year) and keep a reading log. In the reading log, students write an entry for each text that includes … Read more
Students first select a mathematical principle (e.g., law, theorem, or other property). Next, students locate an article or image that represents the principle being used in daily life. For example, construction workers using the Pythagorean theorem when determining the length of a staircase. Students will then summarize the information – … Read more
Students choose a significant person from history and conduct online research to develop and share a unique persona profile of that individual.
Students will learn more about the meaning, structure, and satire used by “A Modest Proposal” and craft a satirical essay about a chosen issue.
In Part 5, students will synthesize all of the information and methods they have used to write a final research brief and report to the governor of the state they have selected for analysis. In this multi-step project, students become the Chief Data Analyst for the US Census Bureau Chief … Read more
In this multi-step project, students become the Chief Data Analyst for the US Census Bureau Chief and write a report for a governor of a US state to answer the following question: “Are families in my state better or worse than 10 years ago?” Students will use educational technology and … Read more