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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
The Year I Was Born: An Autobiographical Research Project
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
Yankton, South Dakota
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 24
Students practice and refine research skills by visiting the Library of Congress website and conducting a research project.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 7
Students imagine they have been asked to participate in a museum exhibit, take photos/videos of a significant location, and write or record reflections. Students can also create an exhibit from something they have read.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 28
Students interview a parent or another adult about the Challenger and hypothesize about differences. Students can also write about the Columbia disaster in 2003.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 22
After thinking about TV shows, books, and movies from their childhood, students write about what they remember and revisit how they feel about it at an older age.
Grades 2 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 31
Today is the first day of the New Year on the Chinese lunar calendar.
Grades 8 – 12 | Professional Library | Journal
Describes a research paper in the author's high school English classroom which connected to the lives and interests of students, who delved into community problems with as much rigor (and using many types of research as traditional essays exploring arcane philosophical questions). Describes creating a context for exploration, and students' final projects.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 9 – 12 | Activity & Project
Invite teens to tap relatives, family friends, and community members so they can create biographies of their own births or other significant life events!