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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Pictures to Build Schema for Social Studies Content

How do you read an image? Students find out in this lesson in which they “read” several images of the Boston Massacre to better understand the event and recognize effects of propaganda.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Crit Lit for Kids: From Critical Consciousness to Service Learning

Students take their ideas from the classroom page to the community pavement when they participate in a service-learning project based on their multimedia presentations.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Word Maps: Developing Critical and Analytical Thinking About Literary Characters

Students read "After Twenty Years" by O. Henry, use a word map to identify characters' qualities or traits, discuss the characters' feelings and actions, and reflect upon these in journals.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Picture This: Using Instagram to Report

After taking a field trip that students document using mobile app Instagram, students become new reporters as they use the interactive Printing Press to tell about their experiences.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Paying Attention to Technology: Writing Technology Autobiographies

This lesson plan asks students to pay attention to the technologies they use. They graphically map their interactions with technology and compose narratives of their most significant interactions with technology.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Making Connections to Myth and Folktale: The Many Ways to Rainy Mountain

Following the model of N. Scott Momaday's The Way To Rainy Mountain, students write three-voice narratives based on Kiowa folktales, an interview with an Elder, and personal connections to theme.