All resources in Project Based Learning Group

The Rosies of the Homefront

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In this activity, students will use primary and secondary sources to learn about the roles of women on the homefront during WWII. Students will research and write their parts for a class play that will be video-recorded. Students will also compare the effects on the people on the Homefront during WW2 with the people on the Homefront during the U.S. conflicts of today in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

The Gingerbread Man!

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Students hear one or more versions of The Gingerbread Man fairy tale. Students will then use illustrations from the text or those provided to sequence and retell the story. By using different versions, students compare the adventures of characters in familiar stories.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Dbsenk

Enzymatic Browning in Apples- Food Science

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Have you ever wondered what causes your sliced apples to brown? Is there a way to slow this process down or stop it completely? Through this mini lab activity students will be able to continue learning about scientific materials, collecting data, and the importance of research and innovation in agriculture, specifically the area of food science.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Katie Titus

Debating Immigration Restriction: The Ellis Island Era

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In this activity, students consider arguments for and against unrestricted immigration during the Ellis Island era. Students analyze political cartoons, letters, newspaper articles, posters, and other sources, noting evidence in the documents to support the viewpoints of the various figures in the 1903 cartoon "The Immigrant." This activity also includes modifications for low-level readers.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: American Social History Project / Center for Media and Learning

Anne Frank: Writer

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This lesson concentrates on Anne Frank as a writer. After a look at Anne Frank the adolescent, and a consideration of how the experiences of growing up shaped her composition of the Diary, students explore some of the writing techniques Anne invented for herself and practice those techniques with material drawn from their own lives.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: MMS

Modeling Conditional Probabilities 2

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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students understand conditional probability, and, in particular, to help teachers identify and assist students who have the following difficulties: representing events as a subset of a sample space using tables and tree diagrams; and understanding when conditional probabilities are equal for particular and general situations.

Material Type: Assessment, Lesson Plan