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                              Ancient Eqypt
  

Developed By:    Melissa Ryan
 

Curriculum Area: Social Studies

Grade Level:  9

Time Needed:  Three weeks

Brief  Description of Activity: Brief description of the activity: This project will serve as an overview of ancient Egyptian life, which will supplement the Global History curriculum at the ninth grade level (civilizations unit). It is designed to be based in the English class and used with the text The Royal Diaries: Cleopatra. Students will be exposed to many web resources through the FrontPage program, with vocabulary built in from the Global History curricula and from the ELA text. It will culminate in a project to be presented to the class.

As a result of this lesson, the student will know and be able to:

  • Understand the broader concepts of ancient Egyptian life. This is to support the Global History 9 curriculum.

  • Incorporate the vocabulary from the ELA component into their own vocabulary for daily use

  • Decide on an area of special interest, develop a project based upon it, and present it to their classmates.

Student product or performance to be used for evaluation: Students will create a project based on information learned through completing this unit, which will then be presented to their classmates. Students will also complete various vocabulary skill building activities and assessments throughout this unit, including a final exam including all of the words from this unit.

Criteria for evaluating:

  • Students will be expected to master vocabulary encountered in this unit with 90% accuracy.

  • Students will be expected to work cooperatively and individually throughout this unit to display knowledge gained with 80% accuracy.

  • Class presentations will be completed within the timeframe and presented to the class on the allotted day.

Assessment tool for student products/ performance:

  • Formal and informal vocabulary assessments administered by the teacher throughout the unit.

  • Students will be expected to follow classroom rules while working cooperatively, which will be assessed by the teacher throughout the unit.

  • Students will be expected to participate in classroom discussions and complete written assignments administered by the teacher.

  • Students will complete self-evaluations on their participation and presentation of the projects

  • Teacher will assess student presentations based upon project design, group or individual completion, and special needs of individual students.


 

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                                    Bear Hunt

  Developed By:  Jean Moreno and Frank Nunan
 

 

Curriculum Area: Science/ELA
Grade Level: First Grade     
Time needed:  1 hour more or less   
Brief description of the activity: The students read and learn about 4 types of bears.  The students complete a comparison sheet.  They do an open ended writing about being a bear comparing and contrasting the types of bears. They draw a bear using geometric shapes. There are also related activities.
Materials and Resources needed: computer,printer, shapes, markers
As a result of this lesson, the student will know and be able to:
1. Identify 4 types of bears
2. Compare and contrast the 4 types of bears
3. Use math knowledge of geometric shapes to create a bear
Student product or performance to be used for evaluation: Comparison sheet, written assignment, drawing of bear, listening for comprehension
Criteria for evaluating: Listening, reading, written project done to teacher/district standards/state
Assessment tool for student products/ performance: Rubric, Generic
 

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                   Immigration to the United States

  Developed By:  Bernard O'Neil and Susanna Ruiz
 

 

Curriculum Area: Social Studies and ELA
Grade Level: 5th grade    
Time needed:   One week
Brief description of the activity: A self directed exploration of the history of immigration and the current debate about immigration policy
Materials and Resources needed: Computer with WWW access and a printer. All other materials accessed through the program
As a result of this lesson, the student will know and be able to:
1. Discuss the various immigrant groups that have come to the US both historically and current with their reasons for immigrating, and the contributions they have made to the U.S
2. Discuss the personal experiences of immigrants
3. Present the various points of view one might encounter in the current debate about immigration policy
Student product or performance to be used for evaluation:

-Oral debate and guided questions
-Letter describing the experience of an immigrant or potential immigrant child
-Organizer on immigrant groups
-Newscaster interviews on points of view of different groups
-Poster presenting one societal response to immigrants
-Response forms for reading
Criteria for evaluating: Teacher observation
Assessment tool for student products/ performance: Rubric, Assessment checklist
 

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                                     Marine Life

  Developed By: Denise Chonski and Mary Schwartz 
 

 

Curriculum Area: English Language Arts, Art , Science and Technology
Grade Level: 3-4    
Time needed: 3 -45 Minute classes   
Brief description of the activity: Students will navigate the webquest and then create a concrete poem and skit based on the knowledge gained from the webquest. Poems and artwork will be used to transform a portion of the classroom into an undersea environment. The skit will demonstrate the interaction/relationships of marine life.
Materials and Resources needed: Computer with an internet connection, variety of art supplies, ocean sounds or related music, paper , pens, pencils.
As a result of this lesson, the student will know and be able to:
1. A greater understanding of a variety of sea animals.
2. An idea of how sea animals relate to one another.
3. Express knowledge effectively through art , poetry and drama.
Student product or performance to be used for evaluation:

Poems and skits created by the students.
Criteria for evaluating: Content, group work, presentation and written expression.
Assessment tool for student products/ performance: Teacher created rubric.

 

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                         My Dream Vacation

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Curriculum Area: Technology
Grade Level:   
Time needed:    
Brief description of the activity: Students will learn basic technology application skills such as PowerPoint and Word.
Materials and Resources needed: Computer with an internet connection.
As a result of this lesson, the student will know and be able to:
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Student product or performance to be used for evaluation:


Criteria for evaluating:


Assessment tool for student products/ performance:

 

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   The "Fair"-tastic 4 (your guides to the Science Fair)
      

 Developed By: Cheryl Holley
 

 

Curriculum Area: Science
Grade Level:  4-6 
Time needed: 60 minutes   
Brief description of the activity: Students will take an exciting journey through the various parts of a Science Fair project. The students are guided through the web quest by 4 super hero type characters. The web quest will give he students the information needed to successfully complete a science fair project.
Materials and Resources needed:

Teacher made packet for the science fair
Allen, Cindi. On the Road to the Science Fair.
Bombaugh, Ruth. Science Fair Success. Hillside, NJ: Enslow, 1990.
Bochinski, Julianne Blair. The Complete Book of Science Fair Projects, revised edition. New York: Wiley, 1996.
Levaren, Maxine. Science Fair Projects for Dummies, 2002
Smolinski, Jill. 50 Nifty Super Science Fair Projects. Los Angeles: Lowell House Juvenile, 1995.
VanCleave, Janice. Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects. New York: Wiley, 1997.
As a result of this lesson, the student will know and be able to:
1. The students will know the parts of a science fair project.
2. The students will be able to complete a science fair project.
3.The students will be able to access various web sites related to the science fair. 
Student product or performance to be used for evaluation: Science Fair KWL, Research Paper Assignment Page, Procedure Assignment Page, Display Board Design Page, Science Fair Project
Criteria for evaluating: Students will be evaluated based on  a teacher created rubric.
Assessment tool for student products/ performance: Science Fair Project Rubric

 

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                 Kids in Space:

     A Webquest on the Solar System

 

Developed By: Elisa Byrnes, Kim Gallagher
 

Curriculum Area: Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts
Grade Level: 1-3    
Time needed: Two weeks
Brief description of the activity: The children will use their knowledge of the Earth's natural resources to investigate the other eight planets, in terms of the natural resources, as well as the possibility of life on those planets.
Materials and Resources needed: Computer with an internet connection. We have all the necessary programs and materials for this webquest.
As a result of this lesson, the student will know and be able to:
1.Compare and constrast the natural resources of Earth versus the rest of the planets
2.use the internet and other resources to complete the research
3.present the researched information in oral and written form
Student product or performance to be used for evaluation:

-Rubric on written and oral presentations
-Two Self Evaluation pieces
-Graphic organizer
Criteria for evaluating:
Assessment tool for student products/ performance:

 

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