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                      African American Inventors

 Developed By: Dan McCarthy, Kerri Evers, Melissa Hirt
 

 

Curriculum Area: Science, ELA, Technology, Computer, Social Studies, Math
Grade Level: 5-12 
Time needed: 5 to 10 (42 minute) class periods   
Brief description of the activity: Students are researching African American Inventors.  They will be completing several activities including: worksheets, research, poster, writing sample group discussion and presentation.
Materials and Resources needed: Computer, Internet, Worksheet, Display area
As a result of this lesson, the student will know and be able to:
1.Define  and understand invention and innovation
2. Complete research on the internet
3. Explain in written form the impacts of the invention/innovation on society and people.
4. Discuss a variety of  African American Inventors.
5.  Use software to design a poster.
Student product or performance to be used for evaluation:

Worksheets, Poster, Writing Sample, Presentation and Class Discussion
Criteria for evaluating: Completion of Activities
Assessment tool for student products/ performance: Rubric, Worksheet point values
 

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                   Celebrating the Day of the Dead

 Developed By: Roberta Greenberg and Chris LaBuda   
 

 

Curriculum Area: Foreign Language
Grade Level: 7-8 
Time needed: Total time 7-10 days.  Library time 3-4 days   
Brief description of the activity: The students will follow directions and internet links to different web pages and be able to answer basic questions relating to this holiday ( worksheets will be used in conjunction with the web site).  The students will create a diorama of an altar (ofrenda) with symbolic offerings of a chosen famous Hispanic.  It must also include biographical information about this person and how this person contributed to the culture and history of the United States.  They must also explain why they chose the different offerings/symbols included in the altar.
Materials and Resources needed:

·       Working computers with Internet Explorer 6.0
·       Project materials—shoeboxes, pens, pencils, markers, scissors, glue, construction paper, tissue paper
·       Artifacts
·       Project worksheets
As a result of this lesson, the student will know and be able to:
1.  Students will be able to navigate a simple web site and be able to extrapolate from the site the information they need to do their project on their particular person.
2.  Students will receive skill development in several areas:  oral presentation skills, group work skills, collaboration skills, research skills, and writing skills.
3.  Students will develop an understanding of Mexican culture and be able to make connections regarding the Hispanic contributions to the culture and society of the United States.
Student product or performance to be used for evaluation:

The students will present their ofrenda and biographical information to the class, explaining why they chose the symbolic objects to honor their person.
Criteria for evaluating:

1.  All supporting project worksheets are completed
2.  Project appearance and design.
3. Group participation and oral presentation.
Assessment tool for student products/ performance:
 

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                        Children's Rights Abuses

  Developed By: Lorraine Williams-Clark, Valerie Zalen
 

 

Curriculum Area: Family and Consumer Science, Business and Computer Applications
Grade Level: 9-12 
Time needed: 15-20 days of class time, with final presentation at the end of the semester    
Brief description of the activity: This is an interdisplinary project that will focus on developing student understanding of the children’s rights abuses internationally and domestically. Students will identify, discriminate, and evaluate, the current issues affecting children’s rights abuses and the campaigns being waged to end and prevent their further occurrence.
Materials and Resources needed: Accessible, working hardware and software, projector, screen, and printer, fabric, markers, art supplies, stamps and envelopes
As a result of this lesson, the student will know and be able to:
1.Studens will develop an understanding of the children’s rights abuses internationally and domestically.
2.Students will identify, discriminate, and evaluate, the current issues affecting children’s rights abuses and the campaigns being waged to end and prevent their further occurrence.
3.Students will learn, understand and demonstrate that technology is the best vehicle to use for this project because it allows our students access to resources outside of their immediate environment.
Student product or performance to be used for evaluation:

Each one will be evaluated by subject specific rubrics. All products or projects will have a written component and be evaluated using the ELA Regent’s rubric
Criteria for evaluating: New York State Learning Standards
Assessment tool for student products/ performance: Developed local and regents assessment rubrics for each task.
 

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                       STUDY OF THE HOLOCAUST

  Developed By: M. KARP, A. STOKES, W. JONES
 

 

Curriculum Area: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Grade Level: 9-12 
Time needed: Two Weeks    
Brief description of the activity: This project is createdt o support the study of the book NIGHT by Elie Wiesel
Materials and Resources needed: The book Night, Computer Access, abilty to print worksheets
As a result of this lesson, the student will know and be able to:
1. have a  basic understanding of the Holocaust
2. to use a computer to obtain information
3. to compare and contrast different periods of history
Student product or performance to be used for evaluation:

Student discussion
Student Poetry
Criteria for evaluating: Rubric established
Assessment tool for student products/ performance: Rubrics
 

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