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The Solar System – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop elementary school science students’ solar system understanding. Instructional Objective: Students will develop an understanding of the Earth’s solar system. Students will recall the names of all of the planets and then be able to reproduce a model that represents their knowledge learned from the standard in a 3-D Model. Step 1: Students will read Section ...

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Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop elementary students’ Underground Railroad understanding. Instructional Objective: Students will research the Underground Railroad and create a video demonstrating their understanding. Step 1: Students will research a specific stop on the Underground Railroad and listen to the narrated account of the stop’s significance using the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Audio Tour app. Step 2: Students will ...

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Drawing History – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop middle school students’ American history knowledge and understanding. Instructional Objective: Students will pick an American history event and recreate it in their own words. Students will present their recreation/explanation to the class. Students will then take a quiz on the events explained in the presentation. Step 1: Students will become an expert on a specific event ...

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Post-It Poll and Debate: Using Padlet to Show Changes in Opinion and Spur Discussion

Classroom debates require students to exercise their critical thinking skills, analyze different opinions, and logically present their arguments to their peers and teacher. Although writing persuasive essays necessitates logical, creative, and critical thinking, an oral defense of one’s opinion is an ever-evolving learning exercise. Oral debates do more for students than static prompt-response assignments. Teaching students to think on their ...

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