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Analyzing First-Person Narration in Sharon Draper’s Out of My Mind
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In this lesson, students analyze the ways in which Draper creates the first-person narrator of Melody and the effects these choices have on the story and the reader. Melody has cerebral palsy; instead of asking students to research about the condition before reading, this lesson invites students to learn about it through the narrator herself in the context of her story. Students meet to discuss the narrator at several pre-determined discussion points and eventually write a brief analysis of the narration.

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English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
Author:
Scott Filkins
Date Added:
02/26/2019
And Then What Happened: Paul Revere
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In this lesson, students read about Paul Revere's famous ride to warn Americans about the advancement of the British soldiers. Students utilize reading skills to respond to questions about the text and demonstrate understanding.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
04/10/2017
A Boy Called Slow
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Tradition in the Lakota Sioux involves giving a name to a child based on his actions, so a young child who moves slowly in all he does earns the name ‘Slow’ from his family. After demonstrating bravery and determination during battle he then earns a new name, Sitting Bull, and this same man later becomes the respected chief of the Lakota Sioux. In this CCSS lesson students will explore Sitting Bull's life through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

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English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
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Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
04/10/2017
A Colony Is Born
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In this unit, students explore Colonial America through the building of timelines and investigating primary and secondary sources. This study of significant events in the colonization of North America and the aspects of everyday life in Colonial America is designed for students to gather, record, and organize their own Colonial Notebook. Students will take on the role of colonist in a given region and work with other 'colonists' of the same region to develop a report and presentation. The study will take students through the life and times of those early settlers and will have them preparing a colonial meal representative of their region of focus

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Beacon Learning Center
Author:
Katie Koehnemann
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Color My World: Expanding Meaning Potential through Media
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In this lesson, students will see how artistic materials can extend knowledge. This lesson provides opportunities for students to explore and experience the meaning potential of everyday writing and drawing tools in their own writing. The lesson can adapted for older students.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
S. Rebecca Leigh
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Declare the Causes:  The Declaration of Independence
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Students read and discuss the Founding Fathers of our country indulgence in gripe sessions. In fact, a list of grievances comprises the longest section of the Declaration of Independence; however, the source of the document's power is its firm philosophic foundation. You can capitalize on the inclination of your students to complain to increase student awareness of the precedents behind the Declaration of Independence. Students will summarize the contributions of the "Founding Fathers" to the development of our county as well as explain how key historical figures exemplified values of American democracy.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEments
Author:
Edsitement
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Documents and Ideals Behind the US Constitution (AIG IRP)
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This lesson precedes students’ exploration of the US Constitution and gives them a foundation for their study of it. Students begin by discussing some trivia related to the Constitution and then, through Jigsaw grouping, read and summarize three documents that share basic principles with it. Once they have shared and discussed the connections among the three documents, they consider how democratic ideals are addressed in the documents, the Constitution, and everyday life. This lesson was developed by NCDPI as part of the Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Instructional Resources Project. This lesson plan has been vetted at the state level for standards alignment, AIG focus, and content accuracy.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/08/2020
GEDB 5th Grade Poverty Unit: Food Simulation (Lesson 2 of 6)
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In this lesson, students will be able to show what they have learned thus far about poverty. On laptops, students will generate and input a list of words that they think describes poverty using an app called Answer Garden . Answer Garden is an interactive tool that allows for students to give feedback in short answer form. As words are added, the most frequently used words will appear larger than the less frequently used words. If the teacher does not have access to Answer Garden or laptops, the students can write each word on a sticky note and place them on the board in front of the classroom. In order to truly understand how people living in poverty feel, students will participate in a food simulation activity. Students will reflect on their feelings after the simulation activity to understand how those may feel who live in poverty. This lesson was developed by Jena Hazelwood as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/05/2019
GEDB 5th Grade Poverty Unit: Introduction to Poverty (Lesson 1 of 6)
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In this lesson, students will be introduced to poverty around the world. In order to further their knowledge, the teacher will use a device to play music so the students can find a partner. In pairs, students will be shown images of people living in poverty. The students will use a laptop to read an e-book that shows how a young girl helps her friend in need. Additionally, the teacher will assess the knowledge of the students by having them create a chart that includes what they already know and want to know about poverty. The students will use shapes or any form of counting tool to share what they already know about poverty. This lesson was developed by Jena Hazelwood as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/05/2019
GEDB 5th Grade Poverty Unit: Service Learning Project (Lesson 6 of 6)
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In this lesson, students will review ways in which they can help those living in poverty. They will participate in a service project by creating bracelets to raise money for those that live in poverty. The students will also create posters that will advertise the service project to place around the school. Lastly, the students will reflect on what they liked and did not like about the poverty unit. This lesson was developed by Jena Hazelwood as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/05/2019
GEDB 5th Grade Poverty Unit: Simulation and Interactive Map Research (Lesson 4 of 6)
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In this lesson, students will listen to a read aloud book about a struggling farming family that changed their life and overcame poverty. Then, students will explore an interactive map pertaining to poverty in the state that they live in. The students will be split into groups to conduct research and answer questions to reflect and further their knowledge. Students will participate in a simulation activity that will include different scenarios to show how people stay out of poverty while others are forced to live in it. This lesson was developed by Jena Hazelwood as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/05/2019
GEDB 5th Grade Poverty Unit: Video Research (Lesson 3 of 6)
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In this lesson, students will be shown four images of how people eat when living in poverty around the world. Students will have to discuss what is taking place in the images and how poverty may look different in other countries. Students will analyze two videos from different parts of the world in which there is a high percentage of people living in poverty. The students will be placed into groups and rotate through the videos. They will use these videos to conduct research and answer questions to reflect and further their knowledge. This lesson was developed by Jena Hazelwood as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/05/2019
GEDB 5th Grade Poverty Unit: What Can We Do? (Lesson 5 of 6)
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In this lesson, students will listen to a read aloud book in order to understand that children and adults can help people living in poverty. Students will be given opportunities to research ways in which they can help within the community and beyond to make a difference in the world of poverty. They will be provided with time to share and reflect on what they have learned throughout the poverty unit. The teacher will assess student achievement by having students fill in the last portion of the Know, Want to Know, and Learned chart. This lesson was developed by Jena Hazelwood as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Pam Batchelor
Date Added:
03/05/2021
GEDB 5th Grade Poverty Unit: What Can We Do? (Lesson 5 of 6)
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In this lesson, students will listen to a read aloud book in order to understand that children and adults can help people living in poverty. Students will be given opportunities to research ways in which they can help within the community and beyond to make a difference in the world of poverty. They will be provided with time to share and reflect on what they have learned throughout the poverty unit. The teacher will assess student achievement by having students fill in the last portion of the Know, Want to Know, and Learned chart. This lesson was developed by Jena Hazelwood as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/05/2019
GEDB Music and Poverty: How Does Poverty Affect Me? (Lesson 3 of 4)
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Students will re-watch the video clip from “Landfill Harmonic” as watched in the first lesson and will re-evaluate their feelings regarding poverty in their music journals. Students will initially meet in pairs for the discussion, then they will gather in their small groups for discussion about how the story of the members of the Landfill Harmonic has affected their perspective on poverty around the world including the local community. Students will create a group observation statement from their journal entries and discussion which will be read during the presentation. This lesson was developed by Angela Windley as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Music
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
01/03/2020
GEDB Social Issues Within Our Worlds: Environmental Issues (Lesson 4 of 4)
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In this lesson, the students will have the opportunity to come up with possible solutions to an environmental issue. Students will conduct research using the internet to discover a variety of environmental issues. Students will choose an environmental issue that is of most interest to them, create a solution, and present their poster to the class. They will complete this lesson with a learning poster that demonstrates their understanding and learning of environmental issues, along with a solution. These include but are not limited to: pollution, wasting energy, littering, wasting water, and deforestation. Students will collaborate within small groups to explore and discuss environmental issues that not only occur locally, but globally as well. This lesson was developed by Christina Hartzell as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
12/05/2019