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A Journey to Alaska
In A Journey To Alaska, students undertake a memorable journey without leaving their classroom. This program teaches that the pursuit of knowledge is fun--thereby helping kids to become lifelong learners!
Elementary
Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats
Alaska Alaskan journey virtual tour travel Anchorage tour tourism

A Peaceful Place is Powerful for the Mind
My goal was to enable my students to solve conflicts on their own. So often when problems arose in school, I found that my kids had few resources for fixing them peacefully. Therefore, most of my adaptations focused the unit to that goal. Instead of spending a lot of time on outreach, we worked on how we can make our classroom a peaceful place.
Elementary
Technology Media
Digital Media, Internet
Develop strong conflict resolution techniques Create a peaceful classroom environment that promotes learning Teach others in the community about how to create peace

A Peaceful Place is Powerful for the Mind
Students who follow paths to peace can build powerful places for themselves and their peers. By using real-life situations, they develop self-esteem, self-control, respect for the rights of others, and a sense of responsibility. This approach also encourages students to settle grievances and conflicts through oral and written communication without resorting to confrontation.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture
Service Learning, Literacy, Peaceful Place, Peacemaker, Conflict Resolution, Working Together, Peaceful Partnership, Peace, Acrostic Poetry, Martin Luther King, Sadako, mentoring

A Perfect Pet? A Research Based Project for Early Childhood Students
Students are required to complete a research based written report about their pet and to record an audio file of that report. These recorded audio reports will be uploaded to Voice Thread along with a photograph of themselves holding their pet.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet
research, information literacy skills,

A Study of States
Creating a state report is a time-honored tradition in school, but this unit attempts to make it a fresh project by incorporating the Internet and presenation software, such as Microsoft Publisher and Inspiration.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Geography Habitats, Software Programs
states, U.S. states, state report

A Trip to Budapest
Over a period of four weeks, in groups of five the children will organise a holiday for a family of four to Budapest. They will be using the computer skills they have already acquired to find websites.
Elementary
Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats

A Virtual Tour of Brazil
This is a fifth grade social studies unit about life in Brazil. Working in cooperative learning groups, the students create a class virtual travel brochure.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet
Brazil Brazilian South America American web page pages tour tourism brochure travel tourist culture community

A Visit to Ballina
Ballina is one of the largest towns in County Mayo in the west of Ireland. This project allows people to visit and learn about the workings of the town via the Internet. The project is divided into five main subunits: People and Communities, Natural Environmental Features, Settlement and other buildings, People at Work and Transport and Communications.
Elementary
Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats
Ireland, virtual field trip, Ballina, County Mayo

A Whirlwind Tour
A Whirlwind Tour is a simulation science project specifically designed to teach students about volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes through the use of the Internet.
Elementary
Science, Science
Earth Science
Volcanoes Tornadoes Hurricanes Natural Disasters Earth Weather Meteorology hurricane volcano tornado wind disaster science

A World of Maps
The World of Maps is an online resource for pupils hoping to develop and expand their knowledge of maps and mapping. In First Maps you will see some of the first maps drawn of Ireland and see how the map of Ireland has developed and become more accurate over the years. In Map Basics, you will learn about some of the basics of maps and mapping. The third section, Maps Today, gives an idea of what maps are used for and will also give you a chance to find your own street or town on an online map.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet
maps, mapping, satellite imagery

A Year with Marco Baleno
"Un anno in compagnia di Marco Baleno" will teach you how to ask and answer simple Italian questions. It will also teach you months, seasons, colors and signs of the zodiac.
Elementary , Middle School , High School
Foreign Language
Italian, foreign language, months, seasons, colors, signs of zodiac, learning Italian, TeachNet

ABC's of Ancient Civilizations
This project is designed for sixth graders who study Ancient Civilizations. They will research a topic from a given civilization, then use both digital camera pictures and computer drawn images to illustrate their concept.
Elementary, Middle School
Technology Media
Ancient Civilizations, Digital Media, Visual Arts
digital camera photo photos picture take edit crop ancient civilization civilizations graphic graphics illustrate research

African Safari
Students will embark on a virtual safari of the African continent as an introduction to the people, animals, and geography of this vast continent rich in history and tradition. Using new technologies, students will research and create multimedia presentations representing all aspects of life on the African continent.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
African African countries safari mask endangered species Swahili continent topography culture customs conservation

Age of Exploration: A Class Timeline
Students select an explorer who explored North America. They use the Internet to research the explorer, use an online timeline generator to create their own explorer timeline, and then work in groups to make posters that are displayed on a classroom timeline.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, American History, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs
American history, geography, explorers, research, timeline, poster, TeachNet, fifth grade, social studies

Age of Exploration: A Class Timeline
We spent a full week beforehand exploring the geography of the world as the explorers knew it as opposed to how we know it today, and what would motivate explorers to take these long, arduous journeys. Rather than posters, students created Explorer Trading Cards. Individual timelines were created on index cards (with each explorer having a different colored border) and the class timeline was assembled by putting all the index cards in order and on display.
Elementary
Social Studies
Global History
Who were the explorers? Where were they exploring? WHY were they exploring? Timeline.

All About Me, a Research & Writing Unit
With the power of the Internet, students are able to become detectives locating amazing information about their own ancestors. Students develop stronger writing skills through the writing process, use technology as a tool for research, writing and presenting, and develop a new appreciation for who they are, and where they come from.
Elementary, Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Software Programs
Power Point biography heritage report writing genealogy immigration family ancestors ethnicity essay write presentation present student

Amateur Astonomy: From the Beginning
This project instructs teachers and students on the use of a telescope and web cam to photograph the solar system.
Elementary , Middle School , High School
Science, Technology Media
Astronomy, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs
astronomy, web cam, telescope, solar system, galaxies, nebulae, sun, planets, measurement, science, TeachNet

Amazing Asia
In this unit, students will learn how culture, geography, government and the people in various communities of Asia represent it as a whole. They will write in the first person and take on the role of someone in their chosen country.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet
research, mapping,

American History Through Architectural Masterpieces
The aim of this learning experience is for students to learn about American history and culture through the study of selected American architectural works of art. Technology is integrated with social studies, language arts, math and architecture.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Software Programs

An Alphabet Journey Through Space
Students were asked to compile a list of space vocabulary words. They then researched the meaning of each word using Internet resources and designed a page for each letter of the alphabet, which included the meaning and related graphics which they imported from various Web sites.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science
Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Astronomy

An Introduction to Gentle Horsemanship
Prepare to learn pony secrets, how ponies behave, how to stay safe, and how to become a brilliant pony teacher and trainer. There are lessons to explore, and quizzes to see how much you have learned.
Elementary , Middle School
Health Phys Ed
horse, horses, pony, ponies, horsemanship, riding, horseriding

Anchors Away
How It Works: Anchors Away explores the unique world of the ocean community. The intent of this project is to develop students' skills in technology and to develop awareness of the ocean environment.
Elementary , Middle School
Science
Biology, Earth Science
ocean exploration underwater life oceanography marine sea earth food chain habitat consumer producer current cloud weather sea

Ancient Greece for Primary Students
We decided to explore the methodology of jigsaw grouping, with a desire to achieve a cooperative groupwork outcome while exploring a topic that would be accessible and enjoyable to students. The idea of using documentary as the communication forum in our webquest came from an understanding of contemporary children's interest in media forms.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Ancient Civilizations, Global History, Digital Media, Video, Visual Arts

Animating Aesop's Fables
Using a variety of print and online resources, students will study the "fable" genre, with specific focus on Aesop's Fables. They will learn that a fable is a short story that teaches a lesson or moral. The second goal of this project is for students to develop technology skills in graphic programming which they will use to produce simple animations of their fables.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
Aesop's Fables,Scratch Software, Animation, moral

Anne Frank WebQuest
deally, the class doing this webquest would have some prior knowledge of Anne Frank and WWII, for example, a class who are reading/have read the diary or are looking at the history of WWII in class. Most of the tasks involve interaction and group work.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Literature, Non Fiction, Global History

Apples "A-Peel" to Me
Plant seeds of learning with this "a-peel-ing" compilation of enriching cross-curricular activities. Students will be involved in activities that will get to the "core" of estimation, sorting, and graphing. "Apple-icious" activities will help students understand the seasonal changes of an apple tree and how apples develop from seed to fruit. Students will take a trip to the orchard and make a map of the orchard. Top off your apple unit with a tasty snack that's healthful and "apple-lutely" scrumptious.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science
Arithmetic
apple, estimate, graph, sort, seed, growth, sprout, blossom, bud, boughs, seasons, orchard, cardinal directions, pioneers, settlers, wilderness, timeline

Archaeology and Ancient Irleland
This project introduces students to the basic principals of archaeology as they proceed through four digs.
Elementary
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Geography Habitats
archaeology, artifacts, dig, monuments, archaeologist, biodegradable, stone age farmers, Irish history, social studies, elementary, TeachNet

Around the World in Eight Days, Ole!
Around the World in 8 Days, Olé is a simulation cooperative project specifically designed to learn about Hispanic countries, their culture, and its currency through the use of the Internet. It is based on interactive units that will build students research skills.
Elementary
Mathematics, Social Studies
Money, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
Hispanic Culture Measurement Multicultural, Currency Simulation money Latin Latino Latina Spanish language

Arrivederci Roma
Third graders go on exploration of ancient Rome on the web. Through their journey, they learn how the ancient government, religions and family have influenced our western ways of life.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History, Software Programs
Rome Roman Italy Italian Ancient map Mount Mt. Vesuvius architecture coliseum aqueduct gladiators religion civilization builders road emperor dictator republic monarchy Power Point presentation present

Art WebQuest
This project is an Art Webquest for 5th grade students. It covers many of the different art movements. Students learn by working together and exploring the weblinks provided.
Elementary , Middle School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Visual Arts

Arthur Meets the President
Students get to join Arthur as he ventures out to meet the President of the United States while exploring and finding out interesting facts about our nation's capital Washington, D.C. This unit combines language arts and social studies as well as technology.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Literature, Writing, American History, Internet, Software Programs
president, veto, Congress, Senate, law, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, Smithsonian Museum, mall, Capital, White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Monument, Lincoln Memorial, government, Arthur Meets the President, Marc Brown

As the World Orbits
Students will examine their local seasons and climate, and then investigate that of a region in the southern hemisphere. This comparison will help them understand the effect of the earth's orbit around the sun as well as its rotation on its axis.
Elementary
Science, Science
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
earth axis weather local climate hemisphere rotate orbit sun forecast forecasts orbits

Australia, The Land Down Under
Students will be able to get a closer look at this beautiful country that has so many breathtaking views and rich culture. Students can use the Internet to gather facts and information about Australia. This unit involves many hands-on activities and cooperative learning activities.
Elementary
Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
Aborigines Australia Australian down under Sydney Olympics continent culture land

Author of the Week
The purpose of this project is to get young children excited about reading by letting them take the same book (of their choice) home each night to focus on it for one whole week! The project exposes students to a large number of books by the same author, which provides an opportunity for an in-depth study and appreciation of each author
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Reading Literacy, Email, Internet
Plot, problem, solution, character, setting, literature, first grade, Jan Brett, Rosemary Wells, Bill Peet, Kevin Henkes, authors, Hansen, TeachNet

Authors and Letters
This project is designed to support pupils in their work relating to the Year 3 narrative. This unit is designed in three phases, to be covered in three weeks.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts
Reading Literacy, Writing
authors, letters, writing, TextEase

Bats Here! Bats There! Bats Everywhere!
Students will explore the fascinating world of bats in this exciting interdisciplinary unit. The students participate in hands-on activities such as Adopt-a-Bat, cause and effect, sequencing, compare and contrast, word processing and searching the Internet for bat facts.
Elementary
Science
Biology
bat bats habitat echolocation pups nocturnal hibernate migrate colonies mammals animal mammal animals

Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days
The students participate in activities such as cause and effect, grammar (capitalization, punctuation marks, plural nouns, compound words, past and present verbs, contractions, quotation marks), compare and contrast, word processing and searching the Internet in conjunction with the book Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs
Be A Perfect Person in Just Three Days, Language Arts, Reading, Fiction, Stephen Manes, plot, main idea, cause and effect, story map, setting, characters, problem, events, solution, vocabulary

Befriending Bullies
How can classrooms be bully free? When everyone in the school community agrees to a no-tolerance policy. Buddy reading with older students relays how to deal with hurtful teasing and bullying. Youngsters write books about their own experiences and display them during open house and schoolwide events. Role-play reinforces social skills: how to apologize, how to comfort victims, and how to make friends.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Social Studies
Literature, Writing, Community Culture
Befriending Bullies, Bookmaking, Bullies, School to Career, Service Learning, Teasing, Writers Workshop

Bleu, Blanc, Rouge. . . French Resources for Teachers
This site contains songs and rhymes, language games, art and seasonal ideas, tongue twisters, recipes and links to French stories online. There is also a page dedicated to French culture and facts on France.
Elementary , Middle School
Foreign Language, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
French, France, foreign language, learning French, primary, elementary, culture, vocabulary, flash cards, dictionary, songs, music, virtual tours, fairy tales, TeachNet

Brush Up on Your Teeth
The main aim of this webquest is to give children a further knowledge of their teeth, how to keep them healthy and how to prevent tooth decay. The tasks set out for the children involve searching the web for particular information and the use of Mircosoft Word, Textease and Microsoft Publisher.
Elementary
Health Phys Ed, Technology Media
Software Programs

Buddy, Are You Ready? Preparing for School Emergencies
Now more than ever, safety tops the list of classroom concerns. How can students face threats of disaster and feel prepared to deal with emergencies? "Buddy, Are You Ready?" introduces upper elementary students to natural disasters by reading stories about volcanoes, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Science, Science, Technology Media
Earth Science, Community Culture
Cross-Grade Tutoring, Disaster, Earth Day, Earthquake, Emergency, Evacuation, Flood, Hurricane, Literature Circle, Mentoring, Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii, Safety, Service Learning, Volcano, Web Quest

Can You Measure Up?
Can You Measure Up? is a unit that introduces children to the mathematical concept of measurement through the use of literature. Students use technology to visit websites where they can play interactive games, gather information to complete activity sheets, and complete online projects. One lesson using Inch By Inch by Leo Lionni, takes students to an interactive website where they can measure objects using inches.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Literature, Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics, Internet
math, literature, money, language arts, reading, math through literature, measurement, inch, foot, yard, ruler

Cardiovascular Endurance in Physical Education
This project provides teachers with a series of lesson plans covering cardiovascular endurance. It also provides helpful resources such as downloadable circuit training cards, ananlysis charts for fitness tests, and links to relevant worksheets and quizzes for students.
Elementary , Middle School
Health Phys Ed, Science
Biology
cardio cardiovascular heart endurance physical activity rate active exercise training circuit fitness test

Causes of the American Revolution: Interpreting Political Cartoons
Students analyze historical documents and interpret political cartoons from the American Revolutionary War period to determine the causes of the conflict. The students use higher-order thinking skills to determine if the information presented in the cartoons is accurate, what the colonists thought about the events of the period, and how political cartoons were used to inflame the citizens.
Elementary , Middle School
Fine Arts, Social Studies
Drawing, American History
political cartoons cartoon American America colonies colonial period Revolution Revolutionary War independence revolt England Britain British English interpret understand understanding interpreting draw drawing DBA document based question

Celebrating Black History Month
Students learned how use PowerPoint by creating their own presentations celebrating Black History Month. Students also learned how to use the Internet to conduct research and how to properly cite web pages in bibliographic form.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Writing, American History, Community Culture, Digital Media, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs
PowerPoint Research Black History Month

Celebrating Explorers
Students interacted with laptop computers using Power Point and the internet in every lesson in this social studies unit on Explorers. During the sharing lessons, students learned to use an overhead LCD projector and the “slide show” features in Power Point.
Elementary
Social Studies
Global History
Create a Power Point presentation using graphics, text, and animations. Learn to use the internet to research a topic Access historical photographs and documents to enhance learning.

Celebrating Traditions: Honoring Our Ancestors
In this unit the students use the Internet to learn about several cultures' traditions for remembering their dead ancestors. The students then use different technologies to investigate and make a report on one of these traditions.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs
Traditions, celebrations, Day of the Dead, Obon, Qing Ming, ancestors, TeachNet, research, presentations, Mexico, Japan, elementary lesson plans

Center of Mass
Center of Mass is the fourth chapter of the Mathematics Mechanics eBook aimed at supporting students through a primary school math curriculum.
Elementary, Middle School
Mathematics, Science, Science
Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics, Physics
math, mass

Cha-Ching!
Cha-Ching!! is a fascinating and practical unit on money. The students use "play money" as manipulatives, moving from coin identification to coin and bill combinations. The also learn how to make equivalent amounts of money with different combinations of coins and bills, compare different amounts of money, learn how to make change, add and subtract money amounts, and solve word problems about money.
Elementary
Mathematics, Technology Media
Money, Internet
math, money, whole numbers, place value, counting, word problems, addition and subtraction

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a unit designed to approach an age old story using modern technology methods to help "solve the problems" of the characters. There is a lesson for each academic subject area and activities to help hone technology skills. The unit is geared toward fourth and fifth grade students.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science
Literature, Reading Literacy, Biology
charlie and the chocolate factory willie wonka candy chocolate literacy newspaper reading math health healthy eating

Charting the Weather
In this project, students use the Internet to research weather conditions in the United States and abroad, then record information on charts and graphs. They learn about different weather conditions and write predictions. As a culminating activity, students create a scrapbook of interesting weather stories to share with classmates and parents.
Elementary
Mathematics, Science
Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics, Earth Science

Checkmate
Students develop critical thinking skills and cause-and-effect relationships by planning strategic chess moves. Creative writing, word processing, and editing skills are incorporated as students write a play that is set in medieval times.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Writing, Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History
chess medieval times ancient play write moves checkmate learn acts act

Check-Ups
"Check-Ups" is a series of short assessments to cover some of the curriculum strands for early mathematics. Some of the main strands of a mathematics curriculum for younger children are: number, shape, measure and data.
Elementary
Mathematics, Special Ed
math, numbers, numeracy, time, shapes, measurement, money

Children of the Famine
The project is a resource for pupils in 5th and 6th grades studying the Irish Great Famine. It is based on the story of a brother and sister growing up in rural Ireland in the pre-Famine years, their struggle for survival during the Famine, their journey on the emigrant ship “Dunbrody” to America to start a new life and their experiences in the New World.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
American History, Geography Habitats, Global History

China Travel Brochure
In this unit, students will learn to use the Internet to conduct focused research on modern day China. The research will culminate in small groups publishing a two page travel brochure on the computer, which will advertise for people to come to China.
Elementary
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
China

Christopher Columbus Webquest
We wanted students to focus on life aboard a ship, what ships looked like and important instruments used for navigations. For step 1, students mostly read about Columbus. Step 2, we created the ship worksheets. For step 3, students wrote journal entries and the map worksheet to look at the map of Columbus’s first landing. When reading about Columbus and celestial we gave them the Astrolabe and compass worksheets.
Elementary
Social Studies
Global History
Incorporate technology Understand what life on a ship was like Introduce Columbus and focus on instruments of navigation

Christopher Columbus WebQuest
Through this WebQuest, children will be able to: Explore the background of Columbus and create a timeline; Design a model of one of Columbus' ships; Identify the cause and effect of Columbus' discovery of America; Examine the implications of the voyage for Native Indians.
Elementary
Social Studies
American History, Ancient Civilizations, Global History

Circumference and the Dragon of Pi
This is a fun unit that ties in literature and mathematics. Using technology and the books Sir Cumference and the First Round Table and Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi, students will explore the concepts of circumference and pi.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics
Reading Literacy, Writing, Geometry
pi, circumference, radius, diameter, elementary, mathematics, TeachNet

City Of Immigrants: Immigration to New York City
Lessons in "City of Immigrants" introduce second and third grade ELLs to primary documents, teaching them how to analyze photographs and texts within their historical context. The unit integrates multimedia technology, including interactive websites, digitized oral histories online, and documentary film. As a culminating project, students interview family members to compile their own immigration histories.
Elementary
English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet
Push/ Pull Factors, historian, primary documents

Classroom Hydroponics
Students will learn the correct procedures for hydroponics gardening in the classroom. They will be able to accomplish this by investigating a variety of media and by learning the characteristics of organisms and life cycles. Students will then design their floating styrofoam raft.
Elementary

Classroom Hydroponics
Students will learn the correct procedures for hydroponics gardening in the classroom. They will investigate a variety of media and by learning the characteristics of organisms and life cycles.Students will then design their floating stryrofoam raft.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Writing, Internet
hydroponics, plant growth

Classroom Teacher
Students learn to do research about a country and how and why its people have left it to come to America. Students produce a PowerPoint presentation with pictures, text, and even film clips and audio about the country they researched.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Global History, Software Programs
PowerPoint country

Claude Monet and his Friends and Followers
Come and meet Claude Monet and his friends and those who were inspired by his work. Activities, lesson plans, interactive tours, and more will increase knowledge of this period in art.
Elementary , Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Painting, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet
Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, painting, arts, France, Seurat, TeachNet

Claymation Critters
This project is an introduction to research skills and report writing. Students will select a wild animal to research and write about in a five paragraph report. Students will also create a clay animation of that animal to enhance their report.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media
Sculpture, Non Fiction, Writing, Biology, Visual Arts
reports animals animal clay claymation animation models biology kingdom information writing write report

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
The students will explore the types of weather patterns intergrated with a reading lesson of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. This unit combines Language Arts & Science as well as technology.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science
Reading Literacy, Earth Science
weather Cloudy with a chance of meatballs Judi Barrett pamphlet book reading literacy sequencing cause effect atmosphere temperature cooperative groups

Coat Hook Plaque Project
The aim of this project is for students to design and make a 3D plastic coat hook using a process called vacuum forming.
Elementary
Fine Arts
Crafts
arts and crafts, coat hooks, vacuum forming, 3D, molds, cutting, sawing, UK, TeachNet

Cocoa-Choco-Late
This unit was created to motivate students with something they love, chocolate! The theme is launched with the reading of the story The Chocolate Touch. Students explore its history, how chocolate is made and how they, as concerned global citizens, can help stop the slavery of cacao plantations and farms.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing,Botany, Geography Habitats
Cacao, cocoa, chocolate, candy, pod, pulp, cultivated, Forastero, Criollo, Trinitario, midge, pollinate, harvest, ferment, nib, alter, mold, grind, winnow, manufacturer, refine, ingredient, conch, origin, plantation, fraction, factor, numerator, denominator, slaves, TeachNet, Linero

Collisions
Collisions is the second chapter of the Mathematics Mechanics eBook aimed at supporting students through a primary school math curriculum.
Elementary , Middle School
Mathematics
Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics
collisions, math

Come See My Great State!
"Come, See My Great State!" is a unit that allows students to imagine that they are a part of the state department of tourism and that they will be promoting their state for visitors. They become experts in the geographic, economic, and historical aspects of their state in order to provide persuasive information to attract a specific audience.
Elementary, Middle School
Technology Media
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Visual Arts
virtual tour tourism state community tours multimedia presentation design tourist brochure economy local visit visitors

Coming to America
The purpose of the program is to develop research skills, writing skills, and word processing skills, to develop concepts related to United States immigration, and to cultivate an appreciation for the diversity of the community.
Elementary
Social Studies
American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats
immigration America american research europe european twentieth century 20th people culture homeland Ellis Island

Com-Post With Us?
The purpose of this unit is to promote recycling of waste in order to make students aware of environmental needs facing our world today. Through the use of technology, field trips, and hands-on activities, students will become proactive in an environmental issue.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet
Composting, Recycling, Environment, Waste, science, social studies, elementary, TeachNet

Connecting to China
Created for a third-grade class as part of a "Communities Around the World" theme, Connecting to China uses the Internet to research, explore, and bring life to concepts, places, and ideas in a way that a textbook cannot. This program helps students to realize that people all over the world share common interests while having their own unique cultures
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Email, Software Programs
China Chinese travel tour tourism brochure KidPix epals email pen pals panda zoo

County Monaghan, Ireland
This project leads students through a virtual tour of County Monaghan, Ireland. Students learn various aspects of this county.
Elementary
Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
Ireland Irish County Monaghan 32 Ulster farming

Creating a Family Tree
Students truly enjoy the prospect of learning about their family history by interviewing family members, creating documents using desktop publishing, developing an online family tree, and searching the Internet for data. Creating a Family Tree allows children to explore their ancestral background as well as teaches them the basics of genealogy.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Internet
Microsoft Front Page FrontPage family tree ancestors ancestry Internet searching publishing online genealogy background ethnicity ethnic immigrant immigration grandparents great-grandparents mother father families history

Creating an Irish Children's Museum
In this WebQuest, the pupils are asked to design a uniquely Irish children's museum. Each group has a different topic that they must investigate: Toys, Games, Music and School. Within each group they must create three displays; these combined will make up the Children's Museum.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Community Culture

Culture, Climate and Current Events
In this program, students choose a country and create a website about its culture, its geography and climate, and its current political and social events. They start by using Inspiration/Kidspiration software or a chalkboard to create a word splash to describe the word "culture". They do research via the Internet and by viewing printed information, encyclopedias, and video presentations.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs
culture, climate, geography, web design, Microsoft Word, country, nation, current events, elementary, Goldstein, TeachNet

Cyber Quests
Through the use of prepared worksheets, primary students are encourages to visit websites to appraise the content and to find the information required to answer pre-set questions on popular topics.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Internet, Media Literacy
websites, evaluating web sites,

Cyberchase Web Treasure Hunt
Students have to work through each site collaborating with each other as they try to discover the answers to the various activities. Students also have to plot their voyage on a world map. This activity involves using latitude and longitude plotting.
Elementary
Technology Media
Internet
cyberchase, scavenger hunt, latitude, longitude, WWW, Internet

Data Logging in Primary School
Data logging involves the use of sensors, attached to the computer, to gather information and represent it the form of a graph. Data Logging allows pupils to gather information such as temperature, sound levels, levels of sunlight, speed and heart rates.
Elementary
Mathematics, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Data! Data! Graph that Data!
Students learn to formulate survey questions, make predictions, collect data, and use MS Excel to represent their data and report their findings. For their final project, the students print out their data, graph, survey questions, and predictions.
Elementary
Mathematics, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Software Programs
Excel

Dental Detectives
Dental Detectives will focus on the theme of dental health and hygiene. The teacher will design and implement several key activities for students. The first grade students will make tooth loss predictions, count lost teeth, and graph tooth loss. The students will observe, record, analyze, and interpret the results of student tooth loss throughout the project.
Elementary
Mathematics, Science
Numbers Statistics, Biology
teeth dental data

Deserts: Not Just for Lizards
Deserts: Not Just For Lizards is a unit that explores the mysteries of some of the most unfriendly but stunning places on earth. Students will also learn about location, landforms and special features of the worlds greatest deserts.
Elementary
Science, Science
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
Arroyo burrow butte cactus canyon desert desertification drought dunes erosion mesa mesquite oasis amphibian arthropod arid diurnal evaporation nocturnal slat flat sand weathering biome location biomes deserts

Developing Our School Garden
This project outlines the educational opportunities provided by the development of a school garden. The students are provided with structured web research links. The process involves cross-curricular integration of environmental science, basic horticulture, and literacy, research skills and teamwork.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies
Botany, Earth Science, Community Culture

Diamonte Biography Poems
Students review the parts of speech and do biography research in order to write diamond-shaped poems about a famous person from history
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs
Biography, parts of speech, nouns, verbs, adjectives, diamonte poem, note-taking, research

Digging Into Maine's Past
This unit was designed to study about the successes and failures of the first European Explorers who tried to establish a colony in Maine. It utilizes the Maine's First Ship website and resources, and activity sheets designed by the teacher, to help students discover the goals and aspirations of these early settlers.
Elementary
Social Studies
American History, Geography Habitats
Maine History Maine's First Ship Popham Colony 607 European explorers Europe

Digging Into the Past
This is a series of lessons on the study of the earth's past, specifically through the study of fossils. This unit reinforces research skills using the Internet, develops cooperation and individual responsibility, and reinforces social studies standards.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Geography Habitats, Global History
fossils science digging past civilization geology geological anthropology anthropologist fossil ancient history endangered species dirt excavation civilizations kit sample dinosaurs era time period world global

Digital Poetry
Students will listen to, read and recite poetry. They will then create their own poetry using technology. They will create their own poems which they will post on Wikispaces. Finally, they will evaluate each others poetry on the same Wikispace.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Internet
Wikispaces, Webspiration, Podcasting, PhotosStory 3

Digital Video Across the Curriculum
KS3 (UK) students are using freely downloadable MS Photostory and MS Movie Maker for creating digital video projects across a range of subjects. Trevor hopes that this project will be of interest to ICT co-ordinators who want to encourage the use of Digital Video across the curriculum.
Elementary
Technology Media
Digital Media, Video, Visual Arts
digital video, photostory, moviemaker,

Digital Video for Teachers
This Digital Video course is an ideal starting point for any teacher wishing to facilitate class where students shoot and edit movies, plan time and collaborate in teams.
Elementary , Middle School , High School
Technology Media
Video
digital video

Dino-Mite Dinosaurs
In this series of activities students match dinosaur pictures and names, compare dinosaurs and categorize dinosaurs. Students will also become paleontologists and learn about fossils.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies
Biology, Ancient Civilizations
dinosaur dinosaurs prehistoric carnivores carnivore herbivores herbivore extinct amphibian reptile fossil paleontologist timeline invertebrate vertebrate trilobite armor

Discover China WebQuest
The children research various aspects of life in modern day China, culture, geography and use it to make presentations, dioramas, sketches, factfiles, and prepare Chinese food. It is done under the guise of arranging a party to welcome a new student from China to the class.
Elementary
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Discover the World of Machines
Children are given opportunities to explore various machines that we encounter in our every day lives. They work with the computer using various software programs to draw and build their own machine designs. They are also taught to use the digital camera to capture their activities and creations.
Elementary
ESL, Science, Technology Media
Software Programs
machines, pre-K, technology

Discovering a Dynamic Underwater World
This interactive unit on the ocean involves various activities that seek to inform children about the world's oceans and how to protect them from pollution and destruction.
Elementary
Science
Earth Science
coral reefs tides oceans underwater adventures experiments ocean sea life conservation protect environment environmental water

Discovering Mexico
Students created a list of topics and subtopics related to Mexico, this was created based on what the students thought was important to convey to the audience. This project is entirely student-driven and integrates literacy, writing, social studies and technology. This project contributes to student learning because it is high interest, standards based, integrates several curriculum areas and results in an exciting product that can be used again and again to reinforce essential learning.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats
mexico, latin america, latino, mexican

Don’t Smoke or You Might Choke
Students Will: students will learn and apply basic research skills by exploring anti-smoking students will become critical evaluators of websites students will learn and apply basic public speaking skills to present their research sing iMovie by creating a kid-friendly public service announcement (PSA)
Elementary
Health Phys Ed
students will learn and apply basic research skills by exploring anti-smoking students will become critical evaluators of websites students will learn and apply basic public speaking skills to present their research sing iMovie by creating a kid-friendly public service announcement (PSA)

Don't Settle for a Byte. . . Get the Megabyte on Technology!
Students will learn how to use the most popular software programs today, all part of the Microsoft Office Suite-- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and FrontPage.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Internet, Software Programs
Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, Excel, Word Processor, Publisher, FrontPage, document, background, image, watermark, spreadsheet, cell, column, row, survey, data, data collection, graph, chart, blank publication, storyboard, presentation, slide, layout, animation, hyperlink, Boolean, search, evaluation, navigability, design, TeachNet

Dream Houses
This program is about houses and how people build them, and how they become homes. It explores different types of homes and how the environment effects what types of houses people construct. It uses visuals, repetitive verses, poems, songs, and hands-on projects to involve the students in building vocabulary and exploring the reasons why people in different environments have different needs.
Elementary
English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies
Reading Literacy
house, home, dream house, architecture, dictionary

Drink more water!
This project was designed in order to achieve two aims - to boost the amount of water drunk by the children in our primary school, and to design a system for storing drinking water in each class.
Elementary
Health Phys Ed, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
water, drinking water, competition, PowerPoint, health, TeachNet, UK

Dynamics
Dynamics is the third chapter in the Mechanics eBook, aimed at supporting students sitting the Edexcel M1 (UK) examination.
Elementary , Middle School
Mathematics
Arithmetic
dynamics, math

Earth Day Birthday: Learning Festival
Based on the concept of Learning Festivals where older students host learning stations for youngsters and neighboring senior citizens, Earth Day Birthday challenges tutors to teach principles of ecology and recycling.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Community Culture
ecology environment Earth Day environmental studies learning festival recycling event

Earthquakes: Why Does the Earth Move?
This is a unit introducing students to earthquakes to discover how and why the earth moves. This project is centered around the Big Quake mailing list which provides details of earthquakes worldwide.
Elementary , Middle School
Science
Earth Science
rock earthquakes earth quake earthquake quakes move movement plate plates big geology geological Tectonics

edIT--Building Reflection Through HyperMedia
This project is an example of how video and hypertext can be combined to develop collaborative writing for pupils. It shows how these technologies can be used to deepen pupil understanding of writing as a process and not just a product. The aim of the project is to provide inspiration for educators as to how digital technology can be used to develop constructivist learning.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Digital Media

Endangered Species--An Exploration
Students are introduced to the topic of endangered species in the form of a letter inviting them to become active protectors of their environment. They are asked to proceed through each activity of this webquest, which has been presented using the theme of exploration and adventure.
Elementary , Middle School
Science
Biology
web quest webquest endangered species environment environmental sciences animal life animals extinct

Energy Transfer: The Movie
Students created a spreadsheet and a corresponding chart to compare the the cooling of a hot glass of water to the warming of a cold glass. Students created a QuickTime movie that includes the students' observations of the experiment, their findings, and the scientific principle behind the lesson.
Elementary
Mathematics, Science, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Physics, Software Programs, Video
energy transfer graph chart spreadsheet Excel SnapZ Pro QuickTime movie experiment cooling heat hot cool temperature data

English Language Exercises for Special Needs Students
This unit is aimed at students who have difficulties with English language particularly with expressing themselves in written form and communicating in general. A multisensory approach to both reading and writing is recognized as the best approach for these children in this unit.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Special Ed
Reading Literacy, Writing
special needs ed education communication difficulties language literacy English grammar basics

Everybody Fiesta: A Unit on Hispanic Celebrations
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. This unit offers a piñata full of activities that will help teachers focus attention on the contributions of people of Hispanic heritage to the history of the United States.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Social Studies, Technology Media
Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture, Internet
ancestors, immigrants, Hispanics, culture, traditions, celebrations, Spanish, travel guide, brochure, country, language, currency, climate, tourism, attractions, holidays, TeachNet

Examining Our Lives Through Another Lens
Students use photos to examine their own lives. They use the wide and tight capabilities of the camera lens to take a closer look at things they know well. They use their new knowledge to add details and enhanced descriptions, and use critical thinking skills to figure out clues and document their findings.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Photography, Writing, Digital Media

Expedition Sea Horse
Thirty-two first grade gifted students travel on a virtual expedition into the watery world of seahorses during this exciting eight-week interdisciplinary unit. This project can be adapted for other grades and academic levels and can be modified for both large and small groups.
Elementary
Science
Biology, Earth Science
Seaweed coral seashore brine shrimp fin marine fish tail snout dorsal brood pouch hatch eggs mouth warm water sea horse shore

Explore or Compose a Digital Artifact Box
This project is based on a program that comes from an actual exchange network run through the United States and Canada, whereby classrooms are partnered and send an actual box of clues to each other. The children then examine each of the artefacts received and research information about them which leads them to "solving" the mystery, or finding the location of the partner school.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts
digital artifact, artefact box, TeachNet,

Exploring Irish Legends
Young students can read Irish legends and compare them with Aesop's Fables online, and then write their own legend.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science
Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture
legends fable fairy tale Irish Ireland

Exploring the Everglades
Exploring the Everglades has many lessons that can be used across the curriculum. Not only are students viewing the Everglades, they are developing opinions about the Everglades and its importance to the environment.
Elementary , Middle School
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
Everglades Florida FL swamp wetlands national park marsh bog habitat

Extending Hands of Friendship to Veterans & Japanese E-Pals
This yearlong unit lets students connect through shared activities with younger students, visiting veterans, and Japanese e-pals. Writing biographies and creating dolls of notable Americans lead to an exchange about the effects of war. Honoring veterans and listening to their stories personalize American history.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Community Culture, Global History, Email
epals veterans world war two II japan japanese doll exchange program pen pals students wars

Famous Faces
Students learn about the United States revolutionary era, presidents of the United States, and famous artists and art movements while learning how to do research on the Internet and how to create word processing documents and multi media projects.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Painting, Writing, American History
Famous Faces, art history, presidents, Revolution, TeachNet, fine art, American History

FCAT: Fun Creative Activities that Teach Math
FCAT -Fun Creative Activities that Teach- Math is a series of activities created by students for students in each of the mathematical strands. It is specifically designed to teach and reinforce skills in the areas of geometry, measurement, algebra, number sense, probability and statistics through the use of the Internet. It is based on interactive units that enhance students critical thinking skills.
Elementary
Mathematics, Technology Media
Algebra, Geometry, Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet
Algebra, Number Sense, Geometry, Probability, Measurement, Data Analysis, Math Concepts, Math Operations

Finding Your Way Using Maps & Globes
This unit allows students to use technology to gain a better understanding of the different forms of maps and to understand the similarities and differences of maps and globes. Students map their classroom, finding out which direction is north, and complete a diagram of the room. Throughout this project, students will become aware of how to read maps and geographic terms.
Elementary
Social Studies
Geography Habitats
maps, mapping, globe, compass

Finding Your Way Using Maps and Globes
This unit allows students to use technology to gain a better understanding of the different forms of maps and to understand the similarities and differences of maps and globes. Students map their classroom, finding out which direction is north, and complete a diagram of the room. Throughout this project, students will become aware of how to read maps and geographic terms.
Elementary
Social Studies
Geography Habitats
Maps, globes, paper, crayons, digital camera, computers with Internet access, compass, social studies

Flora & Fauna Around You
This project uses technology and the web in a child-friendly way. Children will work together in a meaningful way to study their immediate enviroment while learning about local flora and fauna around them.
Elementary
Science
Biology,Botany
flora fauna animals plants life organisms environment nature surrounding local animal plant

Flower Power
This hands-on unit takes a discovery approach to the understanding of flowers, their structures, how they reproduce, how they are classified, and what conditions their seeds thrive in.
Elementary
Science
Botany
plants flower flower seeds soil fruit plant pollination fertilization seed vegetable part parts root roots stem stems leaves leaf

For Your Eyes Only
In this interdisciplinary project students will use a collaborative model to learn about the human eye through interactive websites, teaching models, hands-on activities, professional speakers, and both virtual and physical field trips.
Elementary
Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media
Biology, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs
eye, seeing, optometry, health, blindness, safety

Fossils!
What child today is not enamored with dinosaurs! But how do we know anything at all about dinosaurs or other kinds of life that inhabited the Earth so long ago? The answer is in fossils. Fossils! engages the student in a study of how these fascinating surviving remnants from a past geologic age were formed, the different types of fossils, what they teach us about animals that once lived, and who some of the famous fossil hunters--or paleontologists--are and what they have found.
Elementary
Science, Technology Media
Earth Science, Internet
fossils, prehistoric life, paleontology, dinosaurs, rocks, experiments, science, writing, Glasgold, TeachNet

Freckle Juice
Students will explore the fascinating world of Freckle Juice by Judy Blume in this exciting unit.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Literature
Freckle Juice Judy Blume

Frida Kahlo: A Look in the Mirror
In this unit the students learn about a famous Mexican female artist and her style of painting. They learn what a self-portrait is by making one of themselves, and learn to look at art by criticizing their own work after analyzing it.
Elementary, Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts
Art History, Graphic Arts, Painting
Frida Kahlo, TeachNet, Self-Portraiture, Elementary, art, painting, art history, Mexican art

From Iroquois to Inuit: A Native American Journey
In this unit, students select one of the five major Native American groups. They work in pairs and use the Internet to research the tribes of that group and their way of life. The participants produce a picture book project using Microsoft Word to present the information they obtained.
Elementary, Middle School
Technology Media
American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats
Petroglyphs Eastern Woodland Hunters Central Plains Northwest fishermen Southwest Farmers California Seed Gatherers Native Americans Iroquois Inuit american indian indians

Gaeilge Vocabulary Resources
This site is primarily a resource site. It contains vocabulary sheets "as Gaeilge". It is presented in English to facilitate the learning of Irish.
Elementary , Middle School , High School
Foreign Language
Gaeilge, Irish language, vocabulary, TeachNet

Garden Business
Through the powerful integration of multiple curricular areas this unit helps students become more independent and responsible for their work and learning.
Elementary
Science, Science, Technology Media
Botany
garden gardening growing design seed packet business plant plants soil

George vs. Abe
The students learn about the lives and careers of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, The students must accurately recall facts learned in two online stories about Abe Lincoln and George Washington. They use analytical skills to compare and contrast information on the two presidents.
Elementary
Social Studies
American History
presidents Lincoln Washington biography

Go Robo
Go-Robo is a programming language that enables students to develop control of a range of WowWee Robosapien robots.The software is suitable for KS2-3 (UK) students and makes for cross phase liaison. Girls in particular show high engagement with the robots.
Elementary
Business Careers, Science, Technology Media
Physics, Scientific Method, Software Programs
robotics, programming

Goobers. Goobers? Goobers!
This unit will provide students with a chance to investigate the peanut scientifically. They will observe, taste, smell, feel, and grow peanuts. African American History will also be explored.
Elementary
Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Biology,Botany, American History, Internet, Software Programs
goober, peanut, George Washington Carver, pod, plant, peanut butter, crop, allergy, estimate, fractions, graph, array, pod, ingredient, peanut oil, peanut shells, peanut skin, botany, biology, agricultural, humanitarian, nitrate, legumes, nutrition, nutrients, healthy, ingredients, vitamins, minerals, food pyramid, elementary, TeachNet

Got Biodiversity?
This Ready-Set-Tech grant winning unit combines online resources with an interdisciplinary curriculum to help elementary-level students learn more about biodiversity on our planet.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies
Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Earth Science, Community Culture, Geography Habitats
biodiversity endangered species habitat habitats cultural diversity culture global world planet earth living creature

Graph It to Picture It!
In today's high-tech world, we are bombarded with data daily. How can we absorb so much information? One way is through visual organizers, such as graphs and tables. This unit will help you help your students to learn how to sort, arrange, label, display data, and formulate and solve problems in their own world.
Elementary
Mathematics, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs
Axes, Origin, Coordinates, Ordered pairs, Graph, Linear, Pictograph, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Intercepts, Rate, Slope, Parallel, Perpendicular, Probability, Prediction, Symbol, Percentage

Hadley Takes a Cyber Trip
Hadley Takes A Cyber Trip is a multicultural as well as a holistically academic project. The students will explore a country using online resources to acquire background knowledge of the history, culture, and social aspects of the people involved.
Elementary
Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
Cyber travel cybertravel virtual field trip world global country trip multicultural countries

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
This unit is a study on the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel and of the whimsical style of Dr. Seuss's writings and illustrations.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Literature
Dr. Seuss

Healthy Eating
In this project, students learn about which foods are healthy and which foods are less healthy by using Internet resources, and then moving onto creating a healthy eating database record of their classmates' favorite foods.
Elementary
Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science
Numbers Statistics, Biology
healthy health eat eating diet data database favorite food foods nutrition nutritional good

Healthy Eating
Through this Internet project, students will complete four tasks: construct a food pyramid, obtain information about serving sizes, find a recipe for a healthy snack, and create a day's menu filled with healthy choices. Students then take their new information and create a poster to share with family and friends.
Elementary , Middle School
Science
Biology

Help Save Wilbur
I wanted my students to think more deeply about how to describe the qualities of the character Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. After reading through Stephen Manes’ Be A Perfect Person in Just Three Days lesson plan, I decided to modify his vocabulary lesson (#5).
Elementary
English Language Arts
Reading Literacy
identify traits of a character in literature identify and use the thesaurus as a writing and vocabulary building tool independently utilize an online source as a learning tool

Help! What Is Happening On The Third Rock From The Sun?
This is an interactive unit that investigates what is happening in our environment and how it is affecting us worldwide. The purpose is to develop strategies for implementing a student-centered approach through hands-on activities in which reading, writing, science and technology are integrated.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Community Culture
ecology biome food web interdependent pollution global warming recycling endangered species acid rain plants animals human activity environment environmental conservation ecosystem plant animal

Henry VIII and his six wives
In this project students find out about the Tudors through the story of Henry VIII's marriages.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Global History, Internet, Software Programs
Henry VIII, Tudors, England, history, wives, Anne Boleyn, PowerPoint, UK, TeachNet

Historical Carlow: Digital Archive
The purpose of this project is to provide copyright free, good quality, digital images of some of the many historical sites to be found within a fifty kilometre radius of Carlow town, in Ireland.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
Ireland, historical photos, digital photos, Carlow

History Around You
One of the goals of this project is to get readers to understand that historical knowledge is based on evidence, and this project takes a look at the locality close to a rural two-teacher school in County Sligo, Ireland. The school environment, which is the child's own doorstep, is used as an extended classroom, and aided by technological knowledge resources, the child and teacher explore and extend their knowledge.
Elementary
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
Ireland history local Irish County Sligo time past story stories

History Buffet
This project was created to take sixth graders through the social studies curriculum ...buffet style! The culminating activity of sharing civilizations and ethnic foods with classmates and guests is an excellent display of a year of hard, but exciting work.
Elementary, Middle School
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture
Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics artifact food foods presentation cooking cook civilization civilizations

History with ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
This project explores the use of ICT in the history classroom - spreadsheets, databases, use of the Internet, PowerPoint and Word resources.
Elementary , Middle School , High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
PowerPoint, Word, databases, Internet, history, timelines, research, tutorials, ICT, UK, TeachNet, witches, Emily Davison, Partition, Easter Rising, Deaths

Holiday Shopping with the Nonverbal Child
Holiday shopping can be frustrating for parents of a nonverbal child. This program teaches the nonverbal child about winter holidays from various cultures, while encouraging their powers of expression.
Elementary
Special Ed, Technology Media
Internet
autistic, nonverbal, shopping, holiday, AAC

Honey, I Blew Up the Bee!
Through this project, students learn to classify the honeybee, understand the importance of bees in pollination, why pollination is important for the food we eat, and all about beekeeping.
Elementary
Science, Technology Media
Biology, Software Programs
bee bees beekeeping honey pollination pollinate KidPix Kid Pix

How Does a Deaf Person Communicate in Society?
The students begin the project by having a class discussion on the different ways deaf people can communicate. We work cooperatively to create a KWL Chart depicting the prior knowledge of the students and what we hope to learn upon completion of this project. The students are then introduced to the sign language alphabet. Each student practices signing 5 letters everyday.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Non Fiction
sign language

How geography influenced the development of the Western Hemisphere
Students spend several weeks studying the geography and physical features of the Western Hemisphere and exploring how the geography shaped the cultures and traditions of the people who lived there. They use maps, short informational texts, folk tales, the Internet, and other classroom resources to make inferences and develop critical thinking skills.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs
Geography, Western Hemisphere, Native American

I Know Who Takes Care of Me
The overall plan for this thematic unit is that people in a community share the same commonalities. This program is a great way to establish a stronger school-community link as well as serving as an introduction to your school's Career Day.
Elementary
Business Careers, Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Software Programs
career day show and tell community job living small town KidWorks Print Shop Web Workshop Kidspiration

If Penguins Are Birds, Why Can't They Fly?
Students research facts about penguins, utilize note-taking strategies, and use different sources of technology and balanced literacy to define the scientific classification of penguins.
Elementary
Science
Biology, Earth Science
penguins animals research

If you like it so much why don't you blog about it?
This unit will engage students in the creation of book reports and book reviews. Students will build comprehension skills as they share their experience, understandings, and opinions of independent reading books. Students will post their reviews to a class blog. The blog posts will serve as way for their reviews to be shared with the world and will give a contextualized meaning to writing book reports and reviews.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Media Literacy
book review, blog

I'm in the Money - Teaching Kids Practical Money Skills
This project teaches kids about how money is made, earned, spent, saved and shared. Students follow money from the time it is made in a US mint to the time it gets in their hands; after participating in activities from the unit, they are made aware of ways to make wise spending choices. They learn various ways to make a budget, utilize their math skills to keep a record of what they spend, and use technology to help them keep track of their money.
Elementary
Mathematics, Technology Media
Money, Internet, Software Programs
money, budget, coins, earn, savings, account, bank, check, spend, purchase, interest, dollar, US mint

Image work. . . through sound!
The concept that color and musical harmony are linked has a long history, intriguing scientists such as Sir Isaac Newton. In this project, students explore images through sound!
Elementary
Music, Technology Media
Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
digital image, synaesthesia, PC, Whiteboard, scanners, digital cameras, digital image editing software, PaintShop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Music files, headphones, sound, UK, TeachNet

Inside Out - An Exploration of Seven Human Body Systems
This unit involves both textual and Internet research on each of seven body systems. Students work in groups of four to answer specifically assigned questions on each system and ultimately produce a PowerPoint presentation of their findings.
Elementary
Science, Science, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
Science, body systems, PowerPoint, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Excretory System, Circulatory System, Nervous System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Life Science

Instructional Texts
Over a period of five lessons in one week, students work through the activities and exercises that provide practice in using instructional text, while at the same time, revising verb tenses and using imperative commands.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts
Reading Literacy, Writing
grammar, writing, instructional text

Interactive Character Journals
Students create an online journal, or blog, through the voice of a literary character in the story the students are currently reading. During the unit, students will become familiar with the use of diaries as a means of personal expression. They will eventually assume the persona of a character in their story and create an online journal, which will be updated regularly as they read their novels.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing
blog, blogging, characters, journals, journaling

Interactive PowerPoint for French
This project reinforces language learning skills through the use of audio in PowerPoint presentations.
Elementary , Middle School
Foreign Language, Technology Media
Digital Media, Software Programs
French, language, PowerPoint, audio files, vocabulary, UK, TeachNet

Investigating Castle Times
This project uses web resources to allow students to discover what life was like in Western Europe during medieval times.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Global History
medieval castle castles knights norman normans Ireland Irish jousting serfs serf knight invasion battle sword fights fight time times date history ancient dark ages Europe Britain Great Limerick St. John's John towns town

Investigating Insects
This project actively engages students in learning about insects. Hands-on activities include collecting specimens, making a butterfly balance, and learning about how insects use camouflage to hide from their enemies.
Elementary
Science
Biology
Insects butterflies life cycle moths metamorphosis cocoon chrysalis insect butterfly camouflage specimen specimens

iRead, iWrite, iMovie 2
With technology as its vehicle iRead, iWrite, iMovie2 is an interdisciplinary project where learners will work collaboratively using project-based learning. This project will enthusiastically embark learners on a journey into the realm of movie making while creating a love for reading and writing at the same time.
Elementary , Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Video
iMovie video editing literacy literature reading writing technology media digital authentic venn diagram

Isla, the Magical Journey
The journey inspired by the book called "Isla" written by Arthur Dorros and illustrated by Elisa Kleven has no end. The magical journey in this unit begins with the reading of the story and finding out about life in a tropical island, Puerto Rico.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet
Isla Puerto Rico Rican Island Hispanic Spanish culture Caribbean Santa Maria Valley TeachNet

It's A Mystery To Me
Who doesn't enjoy reading and trying to solve mystery stories! In this WebQuest unit, students become both mystery readers and writers.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs
mystery, writing, ELA, literacy, reading, genre, characters, plot, detective, stories, WebQuest, writing checklists, research, Hornik, TeachNet

It's About Time
It's About Time was created to be an online learning center for elementary students learning to tell time. After the students read a short tutorial, they are asked to complete one or more online activities. Students visit an online math dictionary to learn the value of a day, month, week, and year. They construct word problems based on a favorite month; practice writing out time using a.m. and p.m.; and use interactive games to reinforce time concepts and self-assess their progress.
Elementary
Mathematics, Technology Media
Internet
time, clock, numbers, calendar, day, month, year, telling time, Peluso

It's Rhyme Time
Students verbalize an understanding of the themes, subjects, speakers, and inferences in the poems they hear. Students use verbal and physical signals to show that they recognize rhyming words and word family endings.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Poetry Creative Writing
poetry poems

It's Wheely Fun: Design and Make a Vehicle
Get your class to design and make a vehicle and then to carry out investigations using their vehicle. This website has all the worksheets, activities and investigations you might need to undertake this enjoyable activity with your class.
Elementary, Middle School
Fine Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media
Physics, Scientific Method, Internet
energy, force, friction, vehicle, transport,design, axles, wheels, mechanics, TeachNet, Ireland

It's Written in the Stars!
This unit on astrology attempts to familiarize students of elementary age with the science of astrology. It will explain what astrology is, the mythology associated with each sign, the signs of the Zodiac, the character traits associated with each sign, and related vocabulary. The children will create narrative accounts about their character traits, illustrate the constellation of each sign of the Zodiac, and write and illustrate their own creative myths about an original "Zodiac Sign".
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Internet, Software Programs
astrology, zodiac, gods, myths, stars, signs, Glasgold, TeachNet, science, elementary, KidPix, word processing, literacy, research

Japanese Language Immersion at Home
My website helps students review and reinforce Japanese skills, and also allows their parents to learn the Japanese language and culture. The students have a chance to share and teach what they have learned via the Internet in the classroom.
Elementary
Foreign Language
Japanese language Japan

Jewels of the Sea
This unit incorporates science, reading, writing, and technology into a lively exploration of shells. Technology is integrated into the curriculum through Internet investigation, publishing of stories and poems on-line, visiting shell web sites to gather and organize shell data, and the use of "ask an expert" web sites.
Elementary
Science
Earth Science
Conchology mollusk univalve bivalve chitons tooth shells cockle scotch bonnet clam snail cone shell conch quahog oyster abalone tiger eye auger sea ocean shore seashell seashells collect collecting

Journey Through Outer Space
Journey through Outer Space was created to foster third-grade students' understanding of the relationships between the nine planets of the solar system and their different characteristics.
Elementary
Science
Astronomy
Solar system planets nine orbit sun earth moon stars mercury venus mars jupiter pluto uranus saturn neptune roman gods names quiz galaxy universe

Journey to Japan-A WebQuest
Journey to Japan is an online learning resource, namely a WebQuest, which aims to give children a purpose and a structure while researching on the Internet. The children are given real-life roles and tasks to complete by asking them to produce a newspaper supplement based on a virtual journey to Japan.
Elementary
Social Studies
Geography Habitats, Global History

Kids as Collectors, Creating Mini-Museums
Creating a mini museum was inspired by the natural curiosity of eight and nine year olds who find anything in their natural world interesting and worthy of further investigation. Through the use of the Internet, students experience and have an understanding of the variety and uniqueness of museum collections.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Crafts, Internet
museum museums virtual tours art collection collector collect objects items valuable history TeachNet

Kids News: An Online Blog for Kids by Kids
Students respond to posts, and we have 300 student pieces of writing on our blog presently. We also podcast our best pieces of writing, and have 15 podcasts. We are starting our own Kids news blog, which will be administered, edited, written, and completely created by students.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts
Non Fiction, Writing
blog blogging

Kids Thank A Veteran
Children throughout the country will get a better understanding of our veterans, and every child that participates will hopefully develop a lifelong habit of thanking those who have served.
Elementary , Middle School , High School
Social Studies
American History, Community Culture
Social Studies, Civics, American history, Family Values, democracy

Kinematics
Kinematics is the first chapter in the Mathematics Mechanics eBook aimed at supporting students through a primary school math curriculum.
Elementary
Mathematics
Arithmetic
kinematics

Kinematics I
Kinematics is the second chapter in the Mechanics eBook, aimed at supporting students sitting the Edexcel M1 examination.
Elementary , Middle School
Mathematics
Arithmetic
math, mechanics, kinematics

Land Ho! Discoveries of the Great European Explorers
"Land Ho!" is a unit that allows students to imagine that they are standing on the deck of an old ship along side daring, courageous, and curious explorers of the past. They take a step back in time with them and travel to a world that is both dangerous and exciting.
Elementary
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Geography Habitats, Global History
famous explorers European history Renaissance Age of Discovery Vikings Marco Polo Samuel Champlain Ferdinand Magellan James Cook Henry the Navigator Europe explore

Laura Numeroff Author Study
Students, in cooperative learning groups, read books written by Laura Numeroff and analyze the author's style with the use of a semantic web all while practicing word processing skills.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Reading Literacy, Software Programs
reading Laura Numeroff early childhood literacy author word processing

Le Petit Dejeuner
Most of these primary-level activities for learning the French language are designed to be used on an Interactive whiteboard, but can also be used on a stand-alone basis.
Elementary
Foreign Language, Technology Media
Digital Media, Visual Arts
SMART board, interactive whiteboard, French, Francais

Learn to Read, Read to Learn with Neighborhood Connections
This project focuses on structured, sequential, multi-sensory reading remediation using rule-based reading software scaffolded by reading to younger children in the neighborhood elementary school. Creating a computer slide show and an Outstanding Readers calendar exposes students to new technology and allows them to reflect on their experience as older Reading Buddies.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Email
mentoring buddies middle school transition decoding dyslexia multi-sensory literacy reading community

Learning Math Through Garden Design
The students are actually permitted to daydream a little for inspiration during this unit. Several math skills are reinforced through the use of technology, via Internet, such as: linear measurement, plane figures, polygons, quadrilaterals, perimeter, area, and ordered pair numbers (coordinate geometry).
Elementary
Mathematics, Science, Science, Technology Media
Geometry, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts
geometry, garden, plotting, botany, measurement, design

Learning Partners: LPs for Life
LPs for Life gives new meaning to long playing learning partners. It is a cross-aged tutoring and mentoring project where elementary students work with primary students on literacy and other subjects as suggested by curricula needs
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, American History, Community Culture, Software Programs
reading literacy partners buddies mentoring mentors community Power Point tutoring research

Learning to Fly
A celebration of the centenary of the first flight 1903-2003. This webquest primarily focuses on history and in particular the Wright brothers' epic first flight in Kitty Hawk in December 1903.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
American History

Learning with Ladybugs
This interdisciplinary resource gives students the opportunity to learn about their favorite insect through a variety of activities and worksheets.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science
Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Biology
ladybug ladybugs insect insects counting count multiplication

LEGO Robotics: Measuring Speed
Through these lessons, students learn to build and program a LEGO robotic car in cooperative groups, and measure and graph its speed. Using their own natural curiosity, students will acquire a basic familiarity with principles of construction, motion, computer logic, sense, design, problem-solving, and teamwork skills, all while reinforcing mathematics, science and technology skills.
Elementary , Middle School
Science
Physics, Scientific Method
robotics, LEGO, robots

Let's Dance
Let's Dance is a unit where students learn and choreograph dances over a three month period and then perform their dance steps at an assembly.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Health Phys Ed
Performing Arts
dance, rubrics, final cut pro, imovie, elementary arts, TeachNet

Let's Explore Disney
This project uses the world of Disney as a theme in order to encourage pupils: - To access the Internet, to gather and collate relevant information - To do a cross-curricular study involving artwork, history, geography and creative writing - To build web pages based on both the information they have gathered and on their own creative work.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Internet

Let's Meet the Artists
students work cooperatively in pairs or small groups and learn about different art techniques as well as the different periods of art. They conduct research on a specific artist and write a script incorporating what they have learned. The students create puppets using celluclay and present a puppet show. They are actively involved in a movie project and learn about the many different jobs involved in making a film.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Crafts, Performing Arts, Sculpture, Video

Let's Meet the Presidents
This project incorporates Internet use, American history, and hand-made puppets, used to create student iMovies. First, children research the topic of an American president. They were encouraged to choose a president they had never heard of before, or one they wanted to learn more about.
Elementary, Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Special Ed, Technology Media
Crafts, Writing, American History, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
Social Studies, Special Education, Technology, Arts, iMovie, movie script, American president, skit, puppets, writing a report, American history

Let's Meet the Presidents
This project incorporates Internet use, American history, and hand-made puppets, used to create student iMovies. Students were encouraged to choose a president they had never heard of before, or one they wanted to learn more about, wrote a report on that president, crafted a puppet, and performed skits for the entire school.
Elementary , Middle School
Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Crafts, Performing Arts, Sculpture, American History, Video
puppets, presidents, iMovie, president, puppet, skit

Let's Play Scrabble
In this WebQuest, students develop skills needed to research the history, rules, strategies, and masters of the time-honored game of Scrabble on the Web. As they play the game, they recognize word patterns, improve their spelling skills, and increase their vocabulary as they build words on the board. In addition, students reinforce basic addition skills as they total their word scores for each play and add them to their game scores.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Internet
WebQuest, scrabble, grand master, tournament, games, vocabulary, Scrabble, words, dictionary

Let's Rock! A Units on Rocks & Minerals
Let's Rock! is a series of lessons on the exploration and investigation of rocks and minerals. The students learn about the properties of rocks and how to distinguish among the different types, while performing various experiments.
Elementary
Science
Earth Science, Scientific Method
rock rocks mineral minerals experiments discovery experiment three types type cycle hard hardness test formed formation form igneous metamorphic sedimentary magma

Let's Travel!
This unique project ties a classroom behavior system to curriculum and has proven to be highly motivating. Students gain the ability to read maps and do Internet research, and become more aware of United States and/or world geography.
Elementary
Social Studies, Special Ed
Geography Habitats
United States travel map world globe behavior classroom award plan plot

Lewis and Clark Expedition
The students take a virtual cyber tour to learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition funded by Congress in 1803. Since this is the two hundredth anniversary of the expedition, the book Lewis and Clark On The Trail Of Discovery was read in the classroom.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet
Lewis and Clark, expedition, keelboat, Sacagawea, American history, Missouri River, Corps of Discovery, Oregon Territory, Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, Williams Clark, Teton Sioux, Native Americans, Mandan, Blackfoot, Nez Perce, Shoshone, Walla Walla, TeachNet, Stephenson

Libros y Amigos: Publishing Bilingual Books
Students publish bilingual books in hard copy and on the Web, using basic Spanish phrases and vocabulary that tie in with their class's current thematic unit. They write, illustrate, and publish using a variety of technology.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Technology Media
Drawing, Video
imovie, bilingual, Spanish, greetings,

Life Cycles Webquest: Animal Engineers at Work
Students use the Internet to learn about different animal life cycles and apply their knowledge to create their own species. Since biology can be overwhelming, this project is a good segue into this complex science.
Elementary
Science
Biology, Earth Science
animals lifecycles

Life Sized New York City Landmarks
Students learn about the history of New York City, landmarks and geography. This unit merges literacy, art and Social Studies together to give students an enriching learning experience. The culminating project for this unit requires the students to create life sized New York City Landmarks.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Sculpture, Reading Literacy, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet
maps, landmarks,

Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My!
Students will develop both individual and collaborative research projects focusing on different animals. The students will research their chosen topic and then document their work by creating a detailed work of "non-fiction" art.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Writing, Internet
research, animals, habitats

Literacy and Numeracy Resources
This site contains practical, easy to use resources that can be used to develop literacy and numeracy skills of the emergent learner. This unit contains reproducible resources based on children's actual needs and are easy for teachers to use.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed
Reading Literacy, Numbers Statistics
literacy, numeracy, numbers, counting, sounds, consonants, phonics, value, sequencing, fractions, money, decimals

Literacy Leaders: Cross-School Mentoring
Using the latest technology, high schoolers launch cross-school tutoring by scheduling five Read Aloud sessions with their elementary school Book Buddies. With children as their audience, older students interact in a REAL environment to raise their own learning standards and learn by teaching.
Elementary , High School
Business Careers, English Language Arts
Reading Literacy, Writing
reading literacy teaching mentoring mentor tutor read aloud careers education reflection journals

Literacy Lessons for Little Learners Make Sense
This program consists of a multi-sensory approach to learning the alphabet, letter sounds, and a sight word vocabulary using technology. The curriculum accommodates visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners by appealing to all five senses. Developmentally appropriate hands-on materials engage the children both physically and cognitively.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Software Programs
early childhood literacy kindergarten pre-K Kid Pix alphabet dictionary reading phonics letters

Little Hands Help the Homeless
What's it like to be homeless? How can children help? Many inner city schools like Boston's Josiah Quincy are near homeless shelters that may intimidate young children. When they understand the world around them, youngsters discover they can make a difference in that world.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture
Buddy Reading, Homeless People, Homelessness, Mentoring, Shelters, Shared Reading, Soup Kitchens, Street People

Little Scientists
This unit provides students the opportunity to investigate, explore and learn about science in fun and meaningful ways and then take this information to create technology rich projects.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet
sink, float, heavy, light, bubbles, blow, solution, rocks, geologist, estimate, texture, balance, solid, liquid, gas, magnet, attract, propel, push, pull, ice-cream, liquid, chemical, reaction, TeachNet, science, literacy

Living in Geometry
In this unit, students will design a floor plan and construct their dream home using geometry. Students will learn about different types of polygons, two and three- dimensional figures and how to measure perimeter and area. They will also review multiplying money.
Elementary
Mathematics
Geometry, Money
Geometry, hands-on activity, real-word problems, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, vertices, polygons, parallel, plane, multiplication

Looking at and Responding to Construction
This is a project that gives students a chance to tell us what they REALLY think about sculpture and buildings. They will respond in writing and various artistic forms.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History,Drawing, Sculpture, Writing, Email, Internet, Visual Arts
sculpture, sand, arts, construction, buildings, detectives, visual arts, TeachNet

Magnetism & Electricity
This unit acquaints the students with magnetism and the properties of magnets, as well as how magnets are used in the home and industry. The students use materials to assemble an electric circuit and test materials, including magnets and compasses, and they use the knowledge gained to formulate bar graphs and pie charts, and to exercise and develop their reasoning skills.
Elementary
Science
Physics
magnetism magnetic magnet electricity electric electrical compasses circuits batteries wires compass circuit battery wire experiment Internet research

Making eBooks
This project integrates electronic books that can be created with any presentation software. Students produce e-books using themselves to demonstrate their mastery of content standards, such as number sense or color recognition.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media
electronic books writing design Power Point digital camera Kid Pix Paint program reading literacy book kindergarten TeachNet

Making Science & Literature Connections: El Guero
The purpose of this program is to make a connection between science and literature. After reading the first three chapters of the novel El Guero by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino, the students use computer technology to do research on the Internet about the gray whale, its physical characteristics, and its route of migration.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts, Science
Literature, Reading Literacy, Biology
animals whale migration El Guero grey gray research Internet mammals literature book read

Man's Best Friend
This unit is designed to teach elementary students the responsibilities of owning a pet while encouraging students to acquire a greater respect for the intrinsic value and worth of animals.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet
Pet, Domestic Animal, Wild Animal, Pet Adoption, Animal Shelter, Foster Care, Purebred, Veterinarian, elementary, TeachNet

Marvelous Mathematics
These interactive lessons are designed to allow the students to expand their math skills by way of technology and hands-on activities. In the lesson named Colorful Fractions, the students not only learn how to make a table on the computer, but create fractions and equivalent fractions through the use of color. They are able to manipulate fractions in order to gain a greater understanding of the meaning of whole number that is broken into parts.
Elementary
Mathematics, Technology Media
Geometry, Money, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs
math, measurement, bingo, fractions, math stories, maps, percent, whole numbers, operations

Mask Making:Dogon Tribe
In this unit students explore the culture of the Dogon tribe in West Africa and investigate ceremonial mask and costume making. They use this information to develop independent skills at researching, developing their own ideas, making a mask and evaluating the outcome
Elementary , Middle School
Fine Arts, Social Studies
Sculpture, Community Culture
Mask, cultures, ceremonial costume,research

Math Matters
Students explore mathematical concepts through hands-on activities and real life application. The students will use the internet to transfer, extend, and reinforce their day to day learning. Students meet core content strands within the New York State Math Standards.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Money, Internet
Math Fair, estimation, weight, and data collection, online graphing

Math You Can Count On
You can count on learning fun when you use these lessons and activities to teach or reinforce math concepts from one-to-one correspondence to measurement. Students learn about shapes and create their own zoo animal out of shapes. Students also explore a timely collection of activities to help them race ahead to perfect time telling skills. You can bank on some money activities to teach or strengthen money skills.
Elementary
Mathematics, Technology Media
Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs
circle, rectangle, triangle, square, diamond, oval, edges, sides, curves, pattern, repeat, numbers, hour, clock, minute hand, hour hand, face, measure, length, cents, penny, nickel, dime, quarter, money, shapes, counting

Meteorology: How's the Weather?
The overall value of this unit, in addition to teaching children the creative field of meteorology, is to get them used to using the computer in their everyday world.
Elementary
Science, Technology Media
Earth Science, Scientific Method, Software Programs
meteorology weather measure barometer air pressure wind Internet searching search research database word processing online encyclopedia scientific notation

Millenium Superheroes
In Millennium Superheroes, students brainstorm and synthesize ideas about what constitutes a real-life superhero. The students also develop an understanding of the qualities that "superheroes," or people who have favorably influenced society, possess.
Elementary
Social Studies
American History, Community Culture, Global History
hero superhero admire millenium people important effect

Miss Nelson is Missing, Miss Nelson is Back
Students explore the fascinating world of "Miss Nelson Is Missing" and "Miss Nelson Is Back" in this exciting unit. The students participate in activities such as cause and effect, grammar (punctuation marks), compare and contrast, sequencing, comparing characters/recalling details, word processing and searching the Internet.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet
Miss Nelson Is Missing, Miss Nelson Is Back, Language Arts, Reading, Fiction, Harry Allard, James Marshall, plot, main idea, cause and effect, story map, setting, characters, problem, events, solution, sequencing, comparing characters/recalling details, ELA, elementary, TeachNet

Mojave Desert Animal WebQuest and Desert Field Guide
Through this inquiry-oriented learning activity, each third grade student learns about a different Mojave Desert animal, its classification, range, life cycle, adaptations, and role in the food web. Students are engaged in their learning when the Internet is used as their primary source of information.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
Mojave desert tortoise webquest Earthwatch classification adaptation field guide life cycle range food web animal animals habitat expedition

Moments
The fifth and final chapter in the first Mechanics eBook, aimed at supporting students sitting the Edexcel M1 (UK) examination.
Elementary , Middle School
Mathematics
Arithmetic
math

Money! Money! Money!
This is a unit that introduces children to the mathematical concept of money through the use of literature. Students use technology to visit websites where they can play interactive games, gather information to complete activity sheets, and complete online projects.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics
Literature, Money
math, literature, money, language arts, reading, math through literature, whole numbers, fractions, counting, place value, operations, addition and subtraction

Moon Madness
Students create animations to demonstrate knowledge of how the phases of the earth's moon occur.
Elementary
Science, Science, Technology Media
Astronomy, Earth Science, Visual Arts
moon moon phases phase earth animation animate orbit space solar system TeachNet

Moving from Talking with Pictures to Speaking with Words and Sound
It often becomes obvious that a nonverbal student becomes frustrated when he/she wants to convey a message and the appropriate vocabulary is not available on his/her manual communication board. Words, on the other hand, can be strung together to form more complete sentences and complex thoughts, as well as enhance literacy skills. This project outlines how to move the student from pictures to words (or a combination of both) on manual communication boards to eventually an electronic voice output device. When the student is ready for a device that has voice output - a whole new world has opened up for them - they can now "speak" so others can hear them.
Elementary
Special Ed, Technology Media
Software Programs
nonverbal, electronic output device, communication board, autistic, AAC, Clarisworks, talking

Muggie Maggie
Students will explore the fascinating world of Muggie Maggie, by Beverly Cleary in this exciting unit. Students gain knowledge through the use of computers, the Internet, reading and writing.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Reading Literacy, Writing
Beverly Cleary Muggie Maggie grammar writing reading literacy

Mush! The Last Great Race on Earth
The unit is designed to enhance the student's awareness and appreciation for the annual sled dog race across the state of Alaska. As a multi-faceted curriculum, the students will be involved in a variety of activities to become more knowledgeable about the race, Alaska culture and geography, and the people and animals who participate in the competition.
Elementary, Middle School
Community Culture, Geography Habitats
dog sled race Alaska great iditarod nome Alaksan dogs mush husky huskies dogsledding

Music for Fun
This project is based on the music curriculum. The three main strands -- listening and responding, performing, and composing -- are each dealt with. While the site is aimed at children from third to sixth grade, many of the activities can easily be modified for all classes.
Elementary
Music, Technology Media
Internet
music, listening, composing, musicians, instruments, musical concepts

Musical Journey Through Time
Students have the opportunity to learn about different types of music from Baroque to Gospel, composers from Beethoven to Run D.M.C, and styles from swing to hip hop. All learning styles are involved: the auditory learner hears the music, the visual learner views pictures of instruments and composers, the tactile learner creates listening tapes and/or CDs and the kinesthetic learner taps out rhythms of songs.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media
Internet
classical, romantic, baroque, hip hop, rap, reggae, gospel, jazz, opera, folk, disco, tempo, orchestra, dynamics, swing, style, strings, brass, woodwind, percussion, composer, conductor

My Country 'Tis of Thee
Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance and The Star-Spangled Banner? What do these verses mean? Why do we observe Veterans Day and Flag Day? Youngsters use emerging language, math, and social studies skills to discover answers to these and other questions.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media
Crafts, Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Geometry, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Internet
veterans flag quilt numbers counting America American United States US U.S. citizenship manners civility soldier army soldiers war shapes geometric virtual field trips patriotic pledge allegiance patriotism patriot song songs singing sing

My Neighborhood: A WebQuest
In this WebQuest, students assume the role of tour guide and they research and present information about their neighborhood. Their task is to inform people about the sights and places to visit in their community by writing stories and creating maps, using photographs that they take on a tour of their neighborhood as motivation.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Writing, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
neighborhood, map, sights, social studies, community, elementary, Hornik, TeachNet, WebQuest

My Science Fair
Students will become proficient at Web-based research as it relates to the scientific method. They will use photography, graphing and charting software, and drawings to produce illustrations of the scientific method and its processes.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Scientific Method, Internet
Science, Science Fair, Science Project, science fair project pictures

Narrative Procedure Web Site
The aim of this project is for students to independently use the Internet, as well as identify the purpose and elements of a narrative procedure. After composing a how-to that is personally relevant, students choose a web page template, and publish their instructions. The class then shares their final pieces and are encouraged to use their web site as an instructional resource in the future.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Writing, Internet
narrative, narrative procedure, instructions, how-to

Narrative Procedure Web Site
This is a wonderful project to introduce students to the value of the Internet. The aim of this project is for students to independently use the Internet, as well as identify the purpose and elements of a narrative procedure. After composing a how-to that is personally relevant, students choose a web page template, and publish their instructions.
Elementary
Technology Media
Digital Media, Internet, Media Literacy
technology, narrative procedure, internet, message boards

Native American Cultures
Students create a Native American Project showing at least five facts about that group's way of life. Students develop a web site with 3 pages, one for each topic of their research: food, clothing, shelter, tools and weapons, arts and crafts, and legends.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Writing, American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet
web page research Native American american indian indians topics

Native Americans of Rockland County, NY
Students gain an understanding of Native American cultures through the use of both secondary and primary sources. This program is particularly valuable in teaching students the research process.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Writing, American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet
Native Americans Rockland County New York NY American Indian Indians history culture research report search Internet searching primary sources source secondary

Native Americans of the USA
The units activities focus on four Native American tribes scattered across the United States: the Iroquois, Pueblos, Seminoles and Sioux. Students will be accessing web sites and gathering information about these four tribes.
Elementary
Social Studies
American History, Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats
Native American Americans Indian Indians Iroquois Sioux Pueblo Seminole nation nations tribe tribes Internet searching search gathering

Non-Fiction Animal Picture Books
In this unit, students will be studying non-fiction writing, as well as learning how to research a specific animal. By the end of the unit, students will be able to create a non-fiction picture book about their animal and share it with the class.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Biology, Geography Habitats

Not Another State Report Again!
This unit will address a new approach to learning about the fifty states that we all know and love. Instead of assigning the same old report, let your students use creative strategies and technology to demonstrate their knowledge about their state.
Elementary, Middle School
Technology Media
Community Culture, Geography Habitats
state report states 50 about local history geography map writing TeachNet

Nuts About Nutrition
Nuts About Nutrition is a unit designed to teach and motivate children to learn about nutrition. The students will be able to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information in order to make smart decisions when it comes to nutrition.
Elementary
Health Phys Ed, Science
Biology
Nutrition digestion vitamins minerals food pyramid health stomach esophagus protein balanced meal groups vitamin mineral vegetable vegetables fruit fruits

NYC From A to Z
This unit will engage students in the creation of an ABC book about New York City. Students will build comprehension skills as they research, visit, photograph and document sites of interest and importance in NYC. The ABC book will give a contextualized purpose to field trips, show students the importance and historical significance of places in students communities and also serve as a motivation for students to read and write.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Photography, Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet
photography, field trips, research,

On a Maya-mian Quest
Maya-mian Web quest is a simulation cooperative learning project specifically designed to increase an awareness of multiculturalism through the use of the Internet. The major focus of this project is to teach students in grades three, four or five about Mexican Culture using technology as its vehicle.
Elementary
Foreign Language, Social Studies, Technology Media
Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Video
WebQuest, Mexico, Miami, Spanish, Maya, budget, maps, travel, research

On the Move
Our webquest is designed for use in 3rd & 4th grades. The topic chosen comes under the strand of Human environments and people living and working in the local area and people living and working in a contrasting part of Ireland.
Elementary
Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Once Upon a Time
Sharing stories and reading aloud to children is one of the most significant activities for building knowledge that is essential for achievement in reading. By means of this unit charming pigs, hens, goats, bears, mice, and others will attract your students into the magical world of reading and literature. Students will participate in engaging activities and will expand their vocabulary. Students will learn how oral sounds and print are associated.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Software Programs
gingerbread, catch, wheat, mill, grind, tend, thresh, chimney, bricks, straw, sticks, chin, huff and puff, build, first, second, third, wolf, cottage, cozy, woods, porridge, large, great, big, wee, little, tiny, small, middle-sized, medium, curious, forest, basket, nightgown, cape, hood, woodsman, goodies, country, city, overalls, fancy, plain, simple, noisy, quiet, TeachNet, literature, kindergarten, Garcia, capitalization, punctuation, high frequency words, pattern words

Opening Our Own Post Office
This unit combines math concepts with social studies content.The first-grade social studies curriculum includes the study of the community. As a culminating activity for the yearlong community study, the children look forward to opening their own school-wide, student-run post office.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies
Writing, Arithmetic, Money, Community Culture
post office community postal workers letter letters writing deliver delivery speedy timely student students student-run operating opening operate open

Operation Desert Learn: The Desert Biome
This program contains a set of lessons on the desert as one of Earth's seven major biomes. With the help of the Internet, students travel from the blazing hot sand dunes of the Sahara, to the cold Gobi Desert, to the rugged beauty of the Mojave Desert.
Elementary
Science
Earth Science
Sahara Gobi Desert Mojave biome biomes world earth environment climate sand dunes

Our Five Senses
The purpose of this unit is to introduce kindergarten students to the five senses through fun and hands-on activities as well as the use of the Internet. The students learn about the basic structures and functions of the human body and how they relate to the five senses.
Elementary
Science
Biology
five senses sense sight hearing sound touch taste tongue ear eyes eye fingers human body skin mouth

Our Little Town
This unit consists of learning the various aspects of the students' community: the places, residents and workers, and various landmarks. With the use of different software programs such as SimTown, the students create a visual map of the community as a culminating activity.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Software Programs, Visual Arts
Sim Town SimTown community town landmarks society social visual map representative

Our State Road Trip
Using teacher created web pages and links to other Florida sites, the student is able to "travel" around the state without ever leaving the home classroom.
Elementary
Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats
Florida travel virtual Fla FL journey road trip

Our World
As a multicultural society it is becoming increasingly important for us as teachers to develop a sense of multicultural awareness in our students. It is our job as teachers to prepare our students for the real world, and the real world is a multicultural one. On this page you will find tips on how to create a multicultural classroom.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
multiculturalism, earth, cultures, world, global

Pandas, Flamingos and Blogs
This science unit gives children an opportunity to observe and record animal behavior using web 2.0 technology through the use of blogs and webcams. Students record observed behavior on a daily basis in a blog. They then conduct research on the animal that they are observing. Finally, they make a digital picture book ab out their animal.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Photography, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs
Cybertrip, webcams, blog, research,

Pedestrian Safety
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Pedestrian injury is second only to cancer as the leading cause of death in children between five and nine years of age. A study in New Haven, Connecticut, however, reveals that many childhood pedestrian injuries can be prevented. The Science of Safety starts as a "simple" science unit on force and motion as a way to help students understand velocity and thus understand how to cross streets safely.
Elementary
Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media
Scientific Method, Internet
pedestrian safety, walkable studies, data, orthopaedics, Yale

Penguins Marching into Your Classroom - Expires October 27th!
Students will receive mail from Antarctica. Design a postcard about penguins and have it sent back from the bottom of the world.
Elementary , Middle School
Fine Arts, Science, Technology Media
Drawing, Graphic Arts, Biology, Earth Science, Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Email, Internet
penguins, antarctica, adelie, science, climate, NSF, National Science Foundation, maps, postcard, diversity, adaptation, ice

Penguins Nesting Know-How
Penguins Nesting Know-How
Elementary
Science
Biology, Scientific Method
Antarctica, Adelie Penguins, Polar Regions, sea ice, ice floe, leopard seal, krill, food web, food chains, population dynamics, habitat change, global climate change, crèche, molting, krill, glacier, adaptation, breeding colony.

Peter the Butterfly
Peter the Butterfly is an interdisciplinary unit on caterpillars and butterflies. Students enhance their reading and mathematical skills in symmetry; observe and discuss the stages of a butterfly; enhance their creative thinking and map skills; and identify cardinal directions.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Reading Literacy
caterpillar,drawing

Phingertip Phonics
Phingertip Fonics is designed to help teachers who are teaching basic phonics and word recognition. It is designed to supplement the traditional methods of using flash cards and chalk to teach phonics and word recognition.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Reading Literacy
literacy phonics words recognition letters sounds rhyme early childhood literacy

Places of the Past and Present
In this unit, the Internet is used as an interactive resource to gain information on the topics of immigration, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. This unit reinforces accountable talk and working cooperatively with others while supporting the content areas of Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Communication Studies.
Elementary
Social Studies
American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats
immigration, Ellis Island

Planning a Trip to Florida
This unit develops strategies for researching through activities in which social studies, technology, mathematics, and creativity are integrated. Hands-on activities are used to create a relief map, go to web sites to explore, develop writing skills on the computer, budget for a seven day trip, discover facts on our state of Florida, and create an original tourist pamphlet.
Elementary
Mathematics, Social Studies
Accounting, Arithmetic, Money, Community Culture, Geography Habitats
Florida trip plan planning FL FLA tourist tourism tour visit maps travel map budget

Plants: They Grow on You
Through this unit students satisfy their curiosity about plants and develop a sense of pride and responsibility. Students learn the basic parts of a plant and what each part does. Students also grow a plant, starting from a seed and make discoveries and test ideas in real hands-on situations.
Elementary
Science
Botany
living non-living flower leaves stem roots seeds embryo cotyledon seed coat air water light fruit, vegetable plant plants soil

PowerPoint for Art Work
In this project, we look at the benefits of using PowerPoint to present art work, and for referencing good sources of supporting materials.
Elementary, Middle School, High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Visual Arts
PowerPoint, art, presentation, arts, art history

Primary Map Skills
This resource has been produced for students to explore the reason for maps, the use of compasses, and the employment of scale to draw maps of their classrooms.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Social Studies
Drawing, Geography Habitats
maps, geography, mapping, technical drawing, scale

Primary Math with Eric Carle Books
The primary goal of this thematic unit is to teach young children how math is used daily in real world situations. All activities are based on Eric Carle books, and centered around Howard Gardner's Eight Multiple Intelligences.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Literature, Reading Literacy, Software Programs
Eric Carle, math lesson plans, primary thematic units, math thematic units, technology-based thematic units, numbers, time, measurement

Project RAID (Researching Animals In Danger)
Students will use the internet to research about endangered species. Students will become experts on the selected animals and then report and present their findings to others through an informational flyer and a PowerPoint presentation.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Biology, Internet
endangered species, habitats, environment, Kidspiration or bubbl.us, kerpoof

Pupils Looking and Responding Using Paint
This project explores how children can respond to a masterpiece using the Microsoft Paint program. Step-by-step instructions are provided to assist students in creating art.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Painting, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
art, art history, painting, pointillism, composition, Impressionism, Microsoft Paint, technology, elementary, Seurat, Mondrian, Signac, TeachNet

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
This interdisciplinary unit introduces students to the water cycle and its individual steps in a meaningful way. The lesson will include hands-on activities, software exploration, spreadsheet design, use of the digital camera, use of the Internet, and the creation of a slide show.
Elementary
Science, Technology Media
Earth Science, Software Programs
water cycle vapor evaporate condense clouds rain weather spreadsheet survey data Claris Works Kid Pix rain climate

Rainforest Adventures
This interdisciplinary unit introduces students to the geographic locations of the world's rain forests, the diversity of plants and animals and their importance to the ecosystem, the products and resources found in rain forests, and the ways people can help to preserve and protect these environments.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies
Botany, Earth Science, Geography Habitats
rainforest rain forest biome world earth Congo Africa african south america american habitat location geographic geography

Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Students will explore the fascinating world of Ramona Quimby, Age 8, by Beverly Cleary, in this exciting unit. Students use online resources to create word searches and puzzles using vocabulary words, create spreadsheets and graphs from class surveys, complete grammar and word usage activities and learn how to write and publish a variety of book reports.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing
Beverly Cleary grammar writing literacy reading Ramona Quimby Age 8

Read With Mrs.G.
Mrs. G constructed a wiki,which could be linked to her school website. She added hyperlinks of herself reading stories aloud from Teacher Tube. It allows children to always have access to their teacher reading them stories, particularly if no one else is available to read to them.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Internet
wiki, read-alouds,

Real Math: An Exploration with Geometric Solids
The students involved in this unit of study will have many opportunities to explore geometric solids (polyhedra). Working together in small cooperative groups, they will sort polyhedra according to their attributes. This process of observing similarities and differences will allow children to learn the components of these shapes and how they are related. They will become familiar with a common mathematical vocabulary that they will use throughout this unit.
Elementary
Mathematics
Geometry
geometry, solids, polyhedra, numbers, shapes, polygon, triangle, guess my solid

Rebuilding the World Trade Center Site: A 9/11 Tribute
Students develop the concept of what a memorial is, evaluate proposed designs for structures to be built at the World Trade Center site, use drawing and painting tools to design their own structures, learn writing and word processing skills to describe their designs, and develop the concept of area as they determine the number and size of the structures that can be accommodated at the WTC site.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Geometry, American History, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts
World Trade Center 9/11 9-11 September 11 11th Twin Towers rebuilding design new tribute build building terrorism terror create

Recreating New York
Students create small replicas of the places in New York City that they studied. The students gain knowledge on the Internet and the different types of information they can find, such as text and images. Students will be able to apply this knowledge to all academic areas and future research projects.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Social Studies
Crafts, Sculpture, American History, Community Culture
New York NYC New York City

Recycle for Life: Science Through Art
Recycle for Life: Science Through Art educates and empowers children to make a difference by promoting environmental issues through art. Students draw conclusions and make comparisons from real-life data, and the art projects provide them with exciting hands-on experiences that stimulate comprehensive and informative nonfiction writing. During this inquiry based program, they discover the value of reducing waste and determine how to change wasteful behavior in school and at home.
Elementary , Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science
Crafts, Graphic Arts, Writing, Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Scientific Method

Religion and Beliefs of Dublin
This project guides teachers and students in an exploration of some of the religions and beliefs of Ireland and religions around the world. This project goes a long way to contributing to an increased awareness and appreciation of diversity.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History
religion belief god religions world Ireland Irish Bah'ai Islam Church Christian Jewish Catholic Roman Catholicism Sikh Humanist Buddhist Quakers Mormon Mormons Greek Orthodox personal beliefs Buddhism Buddha Catholics Jew Jews Christianity Christ Islamic Muslim Muslims Sikhs

Report from the Pond
"A Report From The Pond" provides students with an up close and personal interaction with some common pond animals, plants, and insects. In this science inquiry project my kindergarten students got to turn our classroom into a miniature simulation of a pond life habitat.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies
Biology,Botany, Earth Science, Geography Habitats
Pondlife Frogs Tadpoles Habitats Everglades Florida ponds pond frog habitat ecosystem life living things organisms plant plants animal animals

Responsibility: Caring for Classroom
It seems like all children want a pet! Having one can bring years of fun and provide a real learning experience for children. Responsibility gives kindergarten and first grade students an understanding of the commitment and responsibilities necessary for pet ownership by having a classroom "virtual" pet--an animal they research on the Internet, create, and chart the care and feeding of.
Elementary
Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media
Internet
kindergarten, pets, responsibility, special needs, graphing, pet owner, virtual pet

Ridgewood, New York: Now and Then
The students will be learning about the history of our town, located in the borough of Queens in New York. The activities in this unit can easily be adapted to study any locality.
Elementary
Social Studies
American History, Community Culture
oral history Ridgewood New York Queens NYC city borough postcards interview walking tour walk Native Americans Glacial period newspaper articles article paper sketches sketch

Rocketry in Motion
This unit is a series of lessons centered around the invention of rocketry. Students use the computer as a tool for conducting research and creating a timeline of rocket history, reports on rocketry, and a slide show. Students also have the opportunity to do many hands-on experiments to see the principles of rocketry in action.
Elementary
Science, Technology Media
Astronomy, Physics, Software Programs, Visual Arts
experiment rockets rocketry motion Issac Newton bodies shuttle propulsion KidPix presentation HyperStudio outer space launch

Sarah, Plain and Tall
Students go back in time and experience the day and life of Sarah Wheaton, the title character of Sarah, Plan and Tall. This unit integrates language arts, social studies, art and music as well technology. Students really experience what life was like back then using modern technology.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Literature, Reading Literacy
sarah plain and tall reading grammar literacy

Savoring Halloween with Graveyard Pizza
This unit is designed to help students learn about the community (including the grocery store), cooking, and Halloween. The recipe for this lesson is from the Internet and a pictorial shopping list and recipe and Halloween sheet were created on BoardMaker (graphics database containing Picture Communication Symbols).
Elementary
Special Ed, Technology Media
Internet
nonverbal, Halloween, recipe, boardmaker, special needs, cooking

School Gardens: Sowing Seeds of Service
Urban children apply Internet agricultural research to their container garden located high among downtown buildings. Using software to plan their garden, they germinate seeds in the classroom, observe and record the life cycle of plants, study the impact of environmental factors on plant growth, and share a computer slide show.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies
Biology, Community Culture
Gardens Metric Measurement Landscape Design Horticulture Acid Rain Fibonacci Series garden grow cultivate community seeds

Sea Life Exploration
During this program, students obtain basic knowledge of animal life in the ocean. They become aware that sea life has an impact on our environment, and that our environment has an impact on sea life.
Elementary
Science
Biology, Earth Science
ocean sea life animal animals organisms underwater living thing things

Sensational Senses WebQuest
The main objective of the lessons is that the children will learn about the five senses and the need to care for them.They will realise that all that we learn and do involves one or more of the five senses.
Elementary
Science
Biology
senses five smell touch hearing hear ear nose sight eyes see taste sound tongue webquest web quest brain

Shape Up!
Shape Up! is a unit that introduces children to the mathematical concept of measurement through the use of literature. Students use technology to visit websites where they can play interactive games, gather information to complete activity sheets, and complete online projects. In one lesson using the book Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy students learn about solid figures.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Literature, Geometry, Money, Internet
math, literature, money, language arts, reading, math through literature, measurement, inches, feet, solid shapes, geometry, polygons, tangrams

Sharks
This unit incorporates science, reading, writing, and technology into a lively exploration of sharks and their place in our shared water habitat.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts, Science
Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Biology
sharks predator food chains chain ocean habitat sense of smell adaptations oceans shark mammal poems poem write writing short story stories

Show Me the Money!
Show Me The Money is comprised of seven lessons and is appropriate for intermediate-grade children. A pre-test is recommended. Lesson one has the children using "play money" as manipulatives, moving from coin identification to coin combinations totaling one dollar. Lessons two and three combine classroom work with Internet sites. Links are recommended for math crossword puzzles and interactive money games.
Elementary
Mathematics, Technology Media
Arithmetic, Money, Internet
money, word problems, counting, change, checkbook, ads

Sign of the Beaver
This unit lets students use animation to display their reading comprehension skills. This is an exciting way to get students motivated about reading. Use this project as the culminating activity for your Sign of the Beaver unit.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Literature, Reading Literacy
Sign of the Beaver, literature, reading, comprehension, writing, writing process, expository writing, animation, TeachNet

Solve the DaVinci Code
This project will encourage pupils to think about numbers and how number patterns are made, while introducing the area of Renaissance art. It introduces children to a variety of codes made from numbers and words and yet challenges them to solve visual jigsaws as well.
Elementary
Mathematics
Numbers Statistics
Mathematics, Number Strand Unit, Number Theory, The Renaissance, Visual Arts,Paint & Colour, Painting: Looking & Responding, TeachNet, numbers, Ireland, elementary math, patterns, Da Vinci Code, Teachers Network

Sounding Notes and Noting Sounds
This project deals with music literacy in the context of the Irish primary school curriculum. Theory is linked to practical examples, and chime bars are used as a resource throughout.
Elementary
Music, Technology Media
Internet
music theory, rhythm, pitch, key signatures, music literacy, TeachNet, elementary music

Spice up the Basal
Spice Up The Basal is an interdisciplinary unit designed for Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in the fifth grade. It engages students in a challenging, yet fun way, in reading, language arts, science, social studies, mathematics and technology.
Elementary, Middle School
English Language Arts, ESL
Reading Literacy
keypal epals ESL ELL English as a Second Language English Language Learners tornadoes Australia reading KidPix acrostic poem weather geometry

Spinning Spiraling, Spectacular Spiders
This project covers a wide range of topics all related to the spectacular world of spiders. Students will learn about spider body parts, how they compare to insects, spider webs, and how to identify spiders.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science
Writing, Biology
spiders web spider insect insects body parts part facts resources alliteration write writing

Splendid China
Splendid China is a multicultural unit that explores the splendor and beauty of China. Through using new technologies, students will explore the country of the China as an introduction to the people, animals, and geography of this vast continent rich in history and tradition.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Software Programs
Power Point presentation multimedia China Chinese dynasty tradition history

Statics
Statics is the third chapter of the Mathematics Mechanics eBook aimed at supporting students through a primary school math curriculum.
Elementary , Middle School
Mathematics
Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics
statics, math

Statics
Statics is the fourth chapter in the Mechanics eBook, aimed at supporting students sitting the Edexcel M1 (UK) examination.
Elementary , Middle School
Mathematics
Arithmetic
statics, math

Stories for Year Two
This unit of work comprises six one-hour lessons which can be taught consecutively or in two sets of three lessons. These lessons could form part of a longer unit of work on this theme or they could be the introduction to a unit on story writing.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Reading Literacy
reading, stories, TextEase

Surfing the Net with Authors
This is a unit involving three components: favorite authors, animal studies and early learning experiences with the computer/Internet. This unit engages primary students into experiencing a broader use of computers and the Internet while learning about identifiable authors and researching animal facts.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet
Computer skills, Internet, author web sites, picture books, animal reports, storytelling, illustrator, researching, authors, elementary, TeachNet

Take a Spin Through the Solar System
Many students fantasize about space travel and are delighted to hear and read about space. Through this interdisciplinary unit students will embark on a journey through space which will introduce them to the planets and the sun, which make up the solar system.
Elementary
Science
Astronomy
Solar System space planets stars sun moon constellations Earth astronauts rocket mercury venus mars jupiter saturn neptune uranus pluto

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
The primary goals of this exciting thematic unit are to teach young children how to acquire scientific ways of thinking, how to better observe the world, and how to communicate. All of the activities listed in this unit are centered around the learning style of Bloom's Taxonomy.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies, Technology Media
Scientific Method, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs
Africa Lions The Lion King Classification Camouflage Big Cats Extinction African animals virtual field trip Web workshop page

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Take a Walk on the Wild Side is a highly enjoyable unit on ecosystems that helps students achieve standards across the curriculum. Lessons on ponds, oceans, deserts and rainforests are included. Students demonstrate mastery of science concepts through presentations and visual art designs.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies
Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Earth Science, Geography Habitats
habitat ecosystem pond ocean desert rainforest rain forest

Tantalizing Tangrams
This is a third grade mathematics program in which students identify polygons and develop spatial and fractional relationships and geometric concepts by using the ancient Chinese puzzle of tangrams. Integrated into this unit is a language arts component in which students develop an appreciation of the folk tale by first identifying its elements and then writing their own tales.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Literature, Writing, Geometry, Internet
tangrams, folk tales, Chinese, measurement, polygons, fractions, puzzles, transformations, Hornik

Teaching Technology Using Television
Teaching Technology using Television is a cutting edge unit that develops reading, writing, and technology skills. Students develop critical thinking skills as they analyze television shows to determine the amount of violence and profane language and how this violence and language affects children and their television viewing habits.
Elementary, Middle School
Health Phys Ed, Technology Media
Community Culture, Media Literacy, Video, Visual Arts
television station violence censor technology video visual commercials inventors media TV viewing habits advertising resume cooking comedy drama venn diagram

Tell Me a Story: WORLD CAFE BOOK CLUB
students read and share books from different cultures through author studies and book reviews. Students will brainstorm the meaning of "culture" and complete family trees to find out about their heritage. Students will be required to make inferences about their heritage and interpret stories from their own or other cultures.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Non Fiction, Community Culture, Global History
family

The ABC's of Math
The ABCs of Math is an interdisciplinary program that develops childrens skills in reading and writing, increases their understanding of basic math concepts, allows for creativity, encourages cooperation, and improves skills in applications of technology.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Arithmetic, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts

The ABC's of Trees
This unit incorporates science, reading, writing, and technology to explore what is a tree? The ABC's of Trees involves hands-on activities that incorporate the five senses as students examine trees.
Elementary
Science
Botany
trees tree Johnny Appleseed apple varieties root, branch leaves fruit trunk seeds oak natural resources Arbor Day plant plants

The Adventure Begins!
The project centres on the historical figure Annie Moore, and brings together resources on the worldwide web about this ordinary girl who was plucked from obscurity as she passed through Ellis Island.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Internet
Annie Moore, immigration, Ellis Island, family history, primary sources, 19th Century, America, Statue of Liberty, social studies, TeachNet

The Alphabet Project
This project helps 5th grade students create new posters for the lower primary students that depicted the alphabet through pictures. They brainstormed ideas, wrote poster proposals, took digital pictures of students, edited pictures, and printed them.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts
Graphic Arts, Writing
alphabet, letters, digital photography, elementary

The Cay: Creatures of the Coral Reef
The purpose of this unit is to make a connection between science and literature. After reading the first five chapters of the novel The Cay, children will appreciate and be able to describe the physical characteristics of a coral reef, as well as describe and distinguish between the many living creatures found on the reef.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts, Science
Literature, Earth Science
coral reef sea shore ocean novel The Cay formation natural

The Cost of Life
After interviewing adults working in several fields of interest and using the Internet to research starting salaries, each student selects a career. The related salaries becomes their starting points as they develop their monthly budgets.
Elementary , Middle School
Mathematics
Money, Numbers Statistics
budget

The Digital Classroom
This unit shows young students how to properly integrate the use of file management on web servers into the classroom, and how to maintain a digital portfolio. Students are able to carry out complex Internet functions, such as authoring directly onto an Internet domain.
Elementary
Technology Media
Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs
multimedia projects, conduct research, develop content, storyboarding, Flash tutorials

The Digital Classroom
This unit shows young students how to properly integrate the use of file management on web servers into the classroom, and how to maintain a digital portfolio. Students are able to carry out complex Internet functions, such as authoring directly onto an Internet domain.
Elementary
Technology Media
Media Literacy, Software Programs
digital portfolio, file management

The Four Seasons
ESL students often come from parts of the world where the seasons are very different from those in New York. In this lesson, students learn to identify the four seasons of the year, describe the weather patterns and create a picture to represent each season, and identify at least one holiday that occurs in each season.
Elementary
Fine Arts, ESL, Science, Technology Media
Drawing, Internet, Software Programs
weather, seasons, PowerPoint, WebQuest

The Good Old Days
This project is designed for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to help them find out and understand what life was like when their grandparents and great-grandparents were young. The aim is to show that every place has a rich past and to develop an appreciation of, and empathy with, the ways in which peoples lives changed in the 20th century.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Community Culture, Global History
20th century twentieth changes innovation inventions technology modern old times past history good days interview record research grandparents great-grandparents Ireland Irish rural old-fashioned immigrants time date farm farms farming country County Wexford

The Great American Melting Pot
This project is used to teach students about immigration as it encourages them to learn about their family history. As a culminating activity, students will create a multimedia presentation, titled, "The Great American Melting Pot."
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Software Programs
Power Point presentation multimedia immigration America ancestors history american homeland travel roots immigrant immigrants melting pot photos photo relatives family

The Great Chocolate Adventure
Students will gather information about the pros and cons of chocolate, then design their particular campaign leaflet.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
chocolate, health, PowerPoint, brochure, campaign, WebQuest, Word, writing, concept mapping, presentation, UK, TeachNet

The History of Halloween
This WebQuest examines many of the traditions, superstitions, and history of the Halloween celebration.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Community Culture

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
This project provides students with a frame of reference for the abstract idea of time through a study of the age of the earth, and and the distances between stars and planets. Students gain an appreciation for their place in the Universe and a respect for the auspicious environment that we Earthlings call home!
Elementary , Middle School
Science
Astronomy
planets, solar system

The Inca People of South America
This is a WebQuest in which students assume the role of a tv production team to explore the Inca culture.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Internet
Inca civilization, archaeology, WebQuest, research, cooperative learning, ancient cultures, interview, social studies, TeachNet

The Keeping Quilt: Quilting Across the Curriculum
After students read The Keeping Quilt, they research their own family, create a family tree, and design their own quilt as a culminating project.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Crafts, Literature, Community Culture
Keeping Quilt quilting family tree genealogy history ancestors relatives

The Land of the Rising Sun
Learning about Japan's culture, traditions, geography, and ways of life is fascinating and extremely educational. Students view a number of videos that bring them into the lives of modern day Japanese people. This Eastern culture is explored as children visit wonderful web sites on the Internet.
Elementary
Social Studies
Community Culture, Global History
Japan Japanese culture Internet search video Asian Asia Eastern East Far

The Louis Walsh Assignment
THis is a WebQuest on managing a pop group on their tour of Ireland.
Elementary
Mathematics, Technology Media
Money, Digital Media, Software Programs
budget, travel, band, music tour, venues, WebQuest, elementary, math, Ireland, spreadsheet, TeachNet

The Mystery of Exploration
The purpose of this lesson is to expand student understanding of the history of European exploration of North America and to introduce students to basic research techniques. In this WebQuest, students are challenged to put themselves in the role of one explorer. Each role play will require the student to look at the unanswered questions that were left by previous explorations and how their explorer helped solve the problem.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Geography Habitats, Global History
explorers sea navigate New York State Europe European

The Ocean Biome: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
The purpose of this unit is for students to become familiar with the characteristics of biomes, and to identify the different biomes on Earth. The students will use computer technology to research Earth's biomes, locate the different biomes on Earth, and use various programs to map Earth's biome regions.
Elementary
Science
Earth Science
ocean biome science sea

The Podcasting Project
This podcasting project unit is a culminating assignment for our five leveled reading groups. Each group is reading chapter books in the fantasy genre. As students finish, they use their notes from reading groups and Internet research to design a reading group web page amd an exciting podcast to showcase the book they have completed.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Digital Media
podcast podcasting

The Poetry Channel
Students immersed themselves in poetry then, looked at life through the lens of a poet. They were able to explore ideas, feelings, topics, and types of poetry. Most importantly, students created poetry which held significant meaning in their own lives.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Internet
podcast, Audacity

The Reel Thing: An Introduction to Traditional Irish Music
The Reel Thing is a resource to bring Irish Traditional Music into the classroom. This project is designed to assist the pupil and teacher to appreciate and understand traditional music, its origins, tunes, instruments and styles. The teacher or child is encouraged to listen to traditional music for its sheer enjoyment potential.
Elementary
Music
music, Irish music, traditional songs, musicians, tunes, listening, instruments

The Road to the White House
As they work in cooperative groups, students will find out who the presidential and vice presidential candidates are, what parties they represent, their biographies, and what issues they stand for. Students will then join the campaign trail and create a persuasive essay, political cartoon, campaign poster and campaign button to boost their candidate. Students will also take part in an online mock election and graph the class's election results.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet, Software Programs
election, president, vice president, campaign, persuasive essay, poster, White House, government, elementary, Hornik, TeachNet, 2004

The School Roadshow
This lesson uses episodes from PBS Antiques Roadshow Website to stimulate student interest in primary sources. The purpose is to show students how experts use primary sources to gain an understanding of history. Students will learn methods for examining primary sources by watching experts on the PBS Antiques Roadshow Website.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Media Literacy
primary source

The Stock Market Game
This unit provides five lessons for conducting a modified stock market game in your classroom. Students read and analyze investment reports, graphs, news articles, and company overviews on the Web for two different stocks. From the data, they synthesize the information and add to their list of criteria to be used in selecting stocks for investment.
Elementary
Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media
Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet
stock market, stock exchange, graphing, money, Hornik, TeachNet, finance, statistics

The Super Sindy Game
Stagecast Creator is an authoring tool which students can use to develop original "worlds" and simulations. Possibilities are endless but include interactive stories, games and simulations. The only constraint is the students' imagination.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs
Stagecast Creator, multimedia, games, simulations, programming, stories

The Things that Make us Tick
Students use the Internet and a specific website to conduct research on the brain, the heart, and cells. While learning to locate and determine important information in expository text by recognizing signal words, they develop concept skills and think critically through discussions and sharing of information.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science
Reading Literacy, Biology

The Thirteen Colonies
Students learn about the colonial period, modern era states, how to do research on the Internet and how to create multimedia projects.
Elementary, Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, American History, Software Programs
Power Point multimedia report state colonies colonial United States U.S. US history America American 13 thirteen period times research presentation papers states

The Three Inventors
This unit is designed to teach students about the inventions of the radio, telephone and the light bulb and the men who created them. They learn by getting actively involved in using the writing process, surveys and graphs, online research, comparing and contrasting, and delving into the workings of the original products.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science
inventions, Bell, Edison, Marconi, ham radio, Venn diagram, old time radio show, communication, receiver, dial, wireless, design, transmit, coil, lamp, radio tube, filament, inert gas, argon, signal

The Trail of Tears
The students are assigned to a collaborative learning group to research different facets of the Cherokee Indians, including their removal, known as the Trail of Tears, and present their findings using a multimedia presentation format.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
American History, Ancient Civilizations
native Americans

The Tropical Rainforest
This unit contains a series of lessons to explore the ecosystem of the biome called the rain forest. Many of the science activities mentioned in the lessons give the children first hand experience about the process of life that goes on in the rain forest and all over the world as well.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies
Biology, Earth Science, Geography Habitats
rainforest rain forest tropical tropics biome biomes climate life animals plants animal plant environment global world

The Ultimate Instrument
The Ultimate Instrument is an interactive unit in which students design, create, and learn about the instrument families of the symphony orchestra through the use of technology.
Elementary , Middle School
Music
orchestra symphony

The Valley of Gardens, A History of the Santa Maria Valley
The Valley of Gardens is an in-depth unit about the local history of The Santa Maria Valley in California. It can be used as a unifying yearlong theme. A mural that is ever changing and growing serves as a constant review of what has been learned about the local area, as well as a tool for learning new material about the subject.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Geography Habitats
Santa Maria, Santa Maria Valley, local history, Central Coast, California Central Coast, mural, Native Americans, Indians, culture

The Voyage Begins...
This project centers on the historical figure Tom Crean, and brings together resources on the worldwide web about this ordinary man who became on of the most extraordinary explorers of the Antarctica. The children start by reading about the story of Tom Crean and from this start to examine wider issues such as life in Ireland during the 19th century, and intercontinental exploration during the century
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Geography Habitats, Global History
Tom Crean, Antarctica, Antarctic, explorer, exploration

The Water Cycle: A Repeating Pattern in Nature
This project is an engaging way for students to learn about an important cycle in nature. Upon completion, they understand that some events in nature have a repeating pattern; and that water can be a solid, liquid, or gas and can go back and forth from one form to another.
Elementary
Science, Technology Media
Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs
water cycle, water, condensation, evaporation, elementary science, nature, Inspiration, PowerPoint, Goldstein, TeachNet

The Wonderful World of Arthur
This unit is centered around the Arthur series by Marc Brown. This exciting thematic unit teaches young children how to acquire scientific ways of thinking, how to better observe the world, and how to communicate.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science
Reading Literacy, Biology, Scientific Method
arthur marc brown literacy reading science animals

The World in a Bowl of Soup
The intent of this project is to develop awareness that culture, geographic location affects the foods, and spices people use to cook at home, while providing useful lessons that allow students to understand the influences of various social values. The project does this through literature, internet access and the integration of multimedia.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture
Culture, diversity, tradition, domestic, international, perishable, aroma, spice, unique, cutlery, food, soup, Gomez, TeachNet

There's a Hurricane Out There
What causes hurricanes to form? Why are there so many hurricanes in some years and far fewer in other years? Why are some areas in the world more likely to have a hurricane than others? These and other questions are explored via online research in this WebQuest.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Geography Habitats, Internet
hurricane, weather, storm, WebQuest, Hornik, elementary, science

Things Are Shaping Up
Using literature, hands-on materials, and the Internet, students discover the characteristics and names of various shapes. This is a good introduction to shapes, where students learn to identify, compare/contrast, and reproduce shapes.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics
Reading Literacy, Geometry

Through the Looking Glass: Life in Colonial Times
We created several worksheets and homework sheets for students to copy research information from the websites. We read A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple as a shared reading. We did a historical fiction unit in book clubs where the students read Dear America and My America books. We watched video clips on the laptops. We also read the New York Studies Weekly, a student newspaper.
Elementary
Social Studies
Global History
Gain an understanding of the New World Discover life as a colonist through their way of life Use the laptops to help students do research

Through the Looking Glass: Life in Colonial Times
Students develop a sense of historical empathy, summarizing the various reasons for settlement in the New World. There are a variety of activities which helps students evaluate the development of civilizations and cultures, as well as understand the interrelationships of people, places and the environment.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Money, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Software Programs
Hyper Studio colonial settlers America American colonies new world pioneers pilgrims colony British times plantation plantations barter bartering 13 Britain England English parliament Revolution Revolutionary War transportation goods services literature poem acrostic poetry economy clothing housing

Tiki, Tiki Rainforest
Students will explore the fascinating world of the rainforest in this exciting unit. The students will participate in activities such as adopt-an-acre-of-the-rainforest, adopt-a-rainforest-animal, sequencing, comparing and contrasting, word processing and searching the Internet.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
rainforest Great Kapok Tree animals layers ground understory canopy emergent equator climate rain forest habitat

Timbral Composition
This project will help the non specialist primary teacher to tackle the composition strand of the music curriculum. The ideas featured in this piece focus on timbral composition, which uses musical textures and soundcapes rather than harmony as it is understood in the traditional sense. This allows teachers and pupils to try out composition without having to understand the technical requirements of harmony and writing in standard notation.
Elementary
Music

To Game or Not to Game?
This unit encourages students to evaluate what they are playing. Students will evaluate online educational games and write about what the objective of the games are, what the educational value of the games are, and look at the positives and negatives of the games. By the end of the unit, students should look at online content with a more critical eye.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
critical analysis, evaluation, Online Game Critics

Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer
This unit features a biographical exploration of an Irish explorer, Tom Crean. The project includes digital photos, activities, and external web links for extended information.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies
Geography Habitats, Global History
Tom Crean, Antarctic, Antarctica, explorer

Touring the World with Tomie dePaola
Touring The World With Tomie dePaola is an author study created for a third-grade class. Technology helps bring alive the geography and culture of the places the students read about.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Literature, Reading Literacy, Geography Habitats, Visual Arts
tomie depaola author study reading literacy geography world

Tourism in South America
Students will learn how culture, geography, and the people in various communities of South America represent it as a whole. # They will learn about the geographical features (land, climate, waterways, vegetation, wildlife) and the cultural features (sports, arts, music, food, dress, language, iconic places to see). Students will learn how to collect notes to develop persuasive writing for their brochure.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs
mapping, culture,brochure, persuasive writing

Toy Planet
Toy Planet is a unit designed to teach children to operate a business. They design a store, supply it with merchandise (on paper) and create advertisements. They also manage the store's debits and credits by using a spreadsheet. They keep track of their products through a database and learn how promote a sale of their merchandise.
Elementary
Business Careers, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media
database, spreadsheet, web page, company, store, entrepreneur, business, math, advertisement, merchandise, sales

Transforming Fairy Tales
This program gives students the opportunity to use the computer to write, draw, explore the Internet, and combine all of these elements. They learn that technology enables the creation of a project that combines genuine learning with fun. In one application, fourth graders write their own fairy tales, which can be based on familiar stories or their own ideas.
Elementary
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Literature, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts
TeachNet, Teachers Network, Jill Williams, Fairy Tales, elementary, writing

U.S. Presidential History
Students will journey through U.S. history exploring past and current presidents. The students will be able to understand the structure, functions, and purposes of government and how the principles and values of American democracy are reflected in American constitutional government.
Elementary , Middle School
Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Community Culture, Software Programs
Hyper Studio presidents American America U.S. United States US White House president presidential government citizen constitution representative democracy democratic purpose lead govern civics Bill of Rights vote voting elect election Declaration of Independence Washington D.C. DC District of Columbia

Using Digital Tools and Epals to Improve Descriptive Language
This unit will use digital imaging, collaboration and e-pals to teach and develop written language skills. Classroom e-pals will be the media used to introduce, develop and/or master simple paragraph and personal letter writing.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Email, Internet, Software Programs
Email, Epals, Electronic Mail, Letter Exchange, elementary, writing, literacy, TeachNet

Using LOGO
This project focuses on the creation of turtle graphics using the free version of the LOGO programming language. It is designed to teach students to learn to problem solve in a virtual environment through the medium of computer control and programming.
Elementary , Middle School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs
LOGO, computer graphics

Using Screenshots in the Curriculum
This is a computer lesson designed to be taught to teachers. The purpose of this lesson is to give teachers technology skills and tools which they can use to reinforce and enhance their lessons. Did you ever want to show someone on paper the steps that you used to create a document using a computer program? The easiest way is to take a computerized snapshot (aka screen shot) of a selected part of the image on the monitor depicting various stages, steps, or items revealed in the process.
Elementary
Special Ed, Technology Media
Software Programs
screenshots, special needs, Macintosh, SnagIt, SnapzPro

Vamos al jardin! Working Together in a Community Garden
. Children learn about the natural world through their close observation of weather patterns and growth patterns in seeds they germinate and in animals they find. Children record their observations in bilingual science journals and learn how to illustrate them using Kid Pix.
Elementary
ESL, Foreign Language, Science, Technology Media
Botany, Earth Science, Software Programs, Visual Arts
Kid Pix KidPix Spanish bilingual English garden community working together weather patterns growth patterns soil plants life plant Composting

Vectors
Kinematics is the first chapter in the first Mechanics eBook, aimed at supporting students sitting the Edexcel M1 (UK) examination.
Elementary , Middle School
Mathematics
Arithmetic
math, vectors, kinematics

Virtual Travel Through the USA
The students wrote about their experiences living in Ridgewood, New York City. They e-mailed their writing to a Miami, Florida school and received return e-mail about life there. The students in both states also surveyed their own schoolmates on various topics. They exchanged the data and graphed the comparisons. The students did a great deal of writing and learned to create bar graphs and pie charts using a computer spreadsheet.
Elementary
English Language Arts, ESL, Science, Technology Media
Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Email, Software Programs, Video
writing, charts, graphs, e-mail, Quicktime video, spreadsheet, Ridgewood, Miami, e-pals

Visual Arts for All
Lesson ideas for using art with children aged infant to elementary levels; emphasis on attentive looking, the creative process, visual awareness, patterns of development, and balance between making and responding.
Elementary
Fine Arts
Crafts
arts, crafts, elementary, preschool, TeachNet

Viva Mexico
Viva Mexico is based on interactive units that build students research skills. The students have fun surfing the Internet while acquiring information for the different activities they participate in. Once students reach a particular website, it is up to them to gather the information to be used in the presentation. Students complete a series of four lessons with numerous activities in each lesson. Because the lessons are in different disciplines, particularly art and music, the learning process becomes enhanced, more enjoyable and long-lasting.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Music, Social Studies, Technology Media
Art History, Painting, Internet, Software Programs, Video
Mexico, culture, mariachi, music, Frida Kahlo, portraits, literature, rubric, Inspiration

Volatile Volcanoes
Volatile Volcanoes is a science/mathematics project specifically designed to teach about volcanoes. It is based on interactive units that build students research skills. The purpose of this project is to integrate science, mathematics, reading, writing, and technology using a collaborative model where groups of students are able to work, research and create a presentation. Here, students have fun with graphics, graphs and money, simultaneously learning with up-to-the-minute information.
Elementary
Mathematics, Science, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
volcanoes, graphics, graphs, science, natural disasters, Earth Science, lava, ash, gases, vent, magma chamber, eruptions, cone, shield, summit, crater

Watts Up?
Watts Up? is a a hands-on investigation of energy and electricity. Through this project, students will learn to classify different forms of energy, how to keep safe from dangerous electrical energy, and how to conserve energy.
Elementary
Health Phys Ed, Science
Physics
electricity watts electric electrical safety current danger Energy Light Heat Efficiency efficient Fossil Fuels Solar Wind Nuclear Conservation conserve

Weather Prediction
Weather Prediction is an online web course designed for third graders. This program takes a basic approach to the subject and teaches students to accurately forecast the weather after first understanding important concepts
Elementary
Science
Earth Science
weather front front affect web symbols map barometric pressure barometer predict forecast

Weather Report
In this unit, the Internet and Microsoft Excel are used to integrate earth science (weather), geography, and math (statistics, data analysis) at the upper elementary/middle school level.
Elementary, Middle School
Mathematics, Science, Science
Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Geography Habitats
weather data online statistics numbers report geography mean mode median spreadsheet map maps forecast forecasts range graph

Weather Reporter
The aim of this site is to provide a set of teaching resources for geography teachers, focusing on weather symbols, understanding warm and cold fronts, using satellite images, and becoming a weather forecaster.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Geography Habitats, Internet
weather, symbols, warm and cold fronts, satellite, reporting, UK, TeachNet

Weather Watchers
Weather Watchers excites children about both weather and geography. Weather Watchers takes the subject of weather, something that all teachers discuss in their classroom, and gives it a new twist.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
weather geography report monthly graph Internet research information temperature compare climate patterns

Weather Watchers II
Weather Watchers is an interactive unit that investigates weather and climate. Students participate in up to the minute and accurate Internet weather reports, weather observations and experiments; with this data, they can predict weather phenomena and patterns.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Journalism, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media, Software Programs
weather patterns climate changes observations experiments experiment observation gazette publish newspaper newsletter Power Point presentation national service poems short stories write writing student story

Welcome to Space
The purpose of this unit is to introduce kindergarten students to the following space concepts. There are six lessons on: The Planets, Revolution of the Planets, Constellations, Gravity, Creating Moon Crators, and Aliens.
Elementary
Science
Astronomy
Space Science Planets Revolution Aliens Moon craters Constellations Gravity

We're On a Mission Web Quest
After completing shared activities to learn about the United States' Mars Exploration Rover mission, students work in cooperative groups, study a NASA mission, and design a mission into space as part of a Web Quest.
Elementary
Fine Arts, Science
Drawing, Astronomy
webquest web quest space design mission NASA Mars exploration explore universe rover control station shuttle

What Makes a Good Friend?
This program will help children build self-confidence by increasing their vocabulary, giving them an appreciation of fine children's literature, fostering their writing skills, and helping them teach themselves how to be a good friend by setting many examples for them to follow.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science
Literature, Reading Literacy, Community Culture
friend reading literacy

What on Earth is a Biome?
The purpose of this unit is for students to become familiar with the characteristics of biomes, and to identify the different biomes on Earth. Students will use computer technology to research Earth's biomes, locate the different biomes on Earth, and use various programs to map Earth's biome regions.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
Internet research biome land earth seven biomes desert grassland grass ocean taiga temperate rain forest tundra

What Sense Does It Make?
By incorporating a multi-sensory approach and an experiential curriculum, this program enables kindergarten and first-grade students to understand how their senses function. They respond to the essential question: How do the senses of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing help us understand our world?
Elementary
Science, Special Ed
five senses, special ed, sound, smell, taste, sight, touch, word web, table, graph, color

What Type of Home Do You Live In?
The purpose of this lesson is to expose children to vocabulary and literature related to homes, and to develop pride in being able to draw and describe houses by hand and on the computer. Another goal is to develop mastery in usage of this vocabulary related to their every day experiences.
Elementary
ESL, Technology Media
Community Culture, Software Programs
homes, KidPix, house, dwellings

What Will I Be?
The children decide which profession they would like to pursue as adults. They research that profession on the Internet, then type up a paragraph about what they would need to do to be successful in that career. After that, they create business cards for themselves incorporating graphics from the Internet.
Elementary
Business Careers
Writing

What's the Connection?
What do you call a culture when you cross Spanish and English? Spanglish. This unit is geared towards students who are children of immigrants born in the United States.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Literature, Writing, Community Culture
Family, genealogy, heritage, family tree, country, recipe, church, customs, traditions, folktale, culture, Spanglish

What's the Matter?
What's the Matter? is a series of four lessons designed to explain to young students, grades 3-5, what "stuff" is made of. The lessons delve into what matter is and the states of matter to learning about atoms--the building blocks of elements and the basis of every kind of matter there is.
Elementary
Science
Chemistry, Physics
matter atoms elements stuff things organisms compounds mixtures solutions suspensions properties

What's The Story? Library Lessons
This unit is an integrated curriculum unit that focused on literature and information literacy skills. Students read a wide range of print and non-print material to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the culture of the United States and the world. Various genres, classic and contemporary are used in the lessons.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Myth, Fact, Story Elements, Character, Setting, Problem, Solution, Research, Resources, literature, TeachNet, Gomez

When a Volcano Erupts
Children are always fascinated by volcanoes. This unit not only teaches the children about the subject matter but it is a motivator to children who have difficulty learning the basic academics.
Elementary , Middle School
Science, Special Ed
Earth Science
volcano

When Dinosaurs Ruled the World
Students trace the geological history of dinosaurs, unearth the fossils that reveal their existence, and identify their characteristics in order to better understand the evolution of life on Earth. Using new technologies, students research and create new fossils representing the evolution and extinction of these great creatures of the past.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media
Ancient Civilizations, Internet, Software Programs
herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, fossils, eras, periods, timeline, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic, paleontology, paleontologist, extinction, height, length, weight, measurement, dinosaur

When I Was Young in Brooklyn
Students read several memoirs, including those by authors Patricia Polacco and Cynthia Rylant, before deciding on a model for their own memoir book. The project enabled the children to take a piece of writing from seed idea through drafting, editing, revising, and finally publishing a book.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Literature, Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing

Where Do We Live? A Unit on Habitats
This unit is an exploration of three habitats: forests, deserts and oceans. The Rainforest Scavenger Hunt helps students develop exploration and investigation techniques.
Elementary
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
Habitats habitat environment forests forest deserts desert oceans ocean Life Sciences rainforests animals plants animal classification plant rainforest rain

Where in the World is . . .? Mr. Panda
Using new technologies, students will research and create computer generated projects that reflect an appreciation for our global society, and a deeper cultural awareness.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs
Culture, monuments, celebrations, festivals, calendar, cuisine, culture, recipe, unit of measurement, currency, trade, foreign exchange rates, landmarks, monuments, geography, traditions, civilizations, time zone, latitude, longitude, elementary, social studies, TeachNet

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire!
This unit is designed to teach elementary students background knowledge about fire, its use and its dangers. The lessons discuss fire safety, family escape plan, smoke alarm, and potential fire hazards at home.
Elementary
Social Studies, Technology Media
Internet
Fire Hydrant, Fire Truck, Fire Alarm, Fire Fighter, Fire Hose, Safety, Hot, Flammable, Flame, Drill, Arson, Smoke, Burn, Emergency, 911, elementary ed, social studies, TeachNet

Who Eats Whom? A Food Chain WebQuest
Every living thing on Earth depends upon other living things in order to stay alive. Scientists have studied different habitats and found how animals and plants are linked in a "chain" of life. This WebQuest contains a series of activities based on the food chains that exist on an island in the South Pacific.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs
food chain, land, ocean, pond, habitat, climate, scientist, KidPix, research, elementary, science, Glasgold, TeachNet

Winter Olympics Graphing Project
This is a joint program with the classroom teacher and the library media specialist in which students gather data and statistics on the medals won by different countries in the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. The students then analyze and present their data using a variety of media.
Elementary
Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs
Olympics, graphing, WebQuest, Big6, Excel, PowerPoint

Word Processing Resources
This site contains all the practical resources you need to teach word processing to children. This includes such areas as generic writing, poetry, editing, correcting, print awareness, etc. They are suitable for children from 2nd grade & upwards.
Elementary
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Software Programs

Work, Energy, Power
This resource is the fifth chapter of the Mathematics Mechanics eBook aimed at supporting students through a primary school math curriculum.
Elementary , Middle School
Mathematics
Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics, Physics
math, work, energy, power

Write Away
Write Away is a unit designed to teach students various methods of writing and to be aware of its importance in their lives.
Elementary , Middle School
Business Careers, English Language Arts
Poetry Creative Writing, Writing
poetry writing application interview literacy novel novelette novella letter menus write job

Writing a Book Review
Children will learn about book reviews, research authors on the Web, then write, edit, publish, and share book reviews of their own. This project enables the children to see what others are writing about books, modeling the format that they will need to follow.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing

Writing Buddies: The Writing/Teaching Life
When middle schoolers become Writing Buddies to a group of third graders, they learn how to appreciate the work of young writers while sharpening their own editing skills. Using technology, students exchange writing responses, and engage in thoughtful conversations about what constitutes good writing.
Elementary , Middle School
Business Careers, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture, Email
writing writers write writer career careers buddies tutor good mentoring author authors poetry reading feedback teachers teaching teach

You Too Can Haiku
This thematic unit incorporates Social Studies, Math, Computer Science, Art, and English Language Arts. The students learn about the Japan’s culture, history, and location in relation to the United States. The students learn the characteristics of Haiku poetry and investigate syllabication.
Elementary
English Language Arts
Poetry Creative Writing
Social Studies, Art, Math, poetry

Zoo Kids Challenge
This is a project about zoos and zoo animals for elementary students. It is divided into ten activities. The first eight are knowledge acquisition based and the last two are challenges which necessitate the use of this newly acquired knowledge.
Elementary
Science
Biology
zoo animals animal zoology exhibit webquest web quest zoos mammals

 

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