Engage: The students will view a short video about forestry in Oklahoma and discuss the question, “Why are trees important?” During this discussion the students will create a list of reasons the […]
Engage: Students will view pictures of crops growing in unhealthy soil and answer the question, “What’s wrong with this picture?.” Students will then discuss their connection to agric […]
1. Engage: Students will watch short video describing flux towers and discuss how data collected may be used in agriculture and climatology.
2. Explore: Students will use a simulation to […]
1. Engage: Students will be given a scenario in which they will have to make inferences from the evidence at hand and propose plausible theories using the Claims, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) model […]
1. Engage: Students will respond in writing with their opinion on the Bill Gates quote “With great wealth comes great responsibility.” They will begin to connect this quote with the att […]
1. Engage: Students will read the infamous quote “Absolute power corrupts absolutely” and express their opinion about this via a brief freewrite.
2. Explore: After a brief explanation of the […]
1. Engage: Students will complete a quick-write in response to a photograph (of a child during the Holocaust or in Darfur), focusing on sensory images, in response to questioning from the […]
1. Engage: Students will write a reflection focusing on a time that they changed in some way.
2. Explore: Students will choose a form of water and collaboratively investigate the state of […]
1. Engage: Students will briefly respond in writing to the prompt “how responsible are you for your friend who is depressed/going through a hard time.” With the teacher’s assistance, stude […]
1. Engage: Students will imagine themselves in the Great Depression and listen to an audio recording FDR’s Dustbowl Fireside Chat.
2. Explore: Students will analyze primary source documents t […]
Students will read an informational text to locate main ideas and list details. Students will then write their own “12 steps to” essay and grade each others work based on a rubric.
1. Engage: Students will watch a brief film clip outlining why Abraham Lincoln’s victory in the presidential election of 1860 drove the country into a Civil War.
2. Explore: Students will use t […]
1. Engage: Students will be informed that there is a bag of gold hidden. Students will be broken into groups of three and required to map out the route they plan to take in order to retrieve the […]
1. Engage: Students will view a landscape picture of Hiroshima after the atomic blast. They will choose a freewrite, a list of imagery, or creative writing narrative.
2. Explore: Students will […]
1. Engage: Students will watch the opening of the play/musical movie Thoroughly Modern Millie and read the lyrics to the eponymous song in order to identify some of the cultural changes of the […]
1. Engage: Students will listen to a section of dialogue read out loud from a selected piece of children’s literature,then discuss t […]
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