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1984 by George Orwell: Fact or Fantasy?
In his classic book, 1984, George Orwell includes specific methods and behaviors used by those who controlled Oceania that are based on history, as well as others he created himself. Students do research to show that the methods and behaviors Orwell depicted are based on the behavior of other dictators.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Literature, Writing, Global History
human rights dictator totalitarianism 1984 George Orwell Big Brother online research literature history dictatorship bibliography essay Afganistan Nazi Germany Soviet U.S.S.R. Stalin Hitler Mao Communist China Cuba Castro Trujillo Dominican Republic Google

2Tone
Pupils are asked to design and present a data handling system for the management of a fictitious music company called '2tone'. The system should host customer information and be sufficiently robust to provide solutions to problems.
Middle School , High School
Business Careers, Music, Technology Media
Software Programs
music business, data system, database

A Conceptual Approach to Teaching Anatomy
This series of sequential art lessons on human anatomy reinforce my students' Living Environment studies without teaching to the test. Applying the workshop model in the art classroom, students are actively engaged in creating drawings of the skeletal and musculature systems of the body. Inter-disciplinary, project-based visual art assignments reinforce students' science lessons while stressing cultural literacy and a strong visual communication skill set.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Science
Drawing, Biology
anatomy, anatomical drawing

A Crucible WebQuest: You Can't Handle the Truth
This unit is based on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. The lessons are truly student pages that have links to web resources. There are additional pages for teachers who are planning a unit, such as writing assignments, examples of work, web pages designed by students, and a hotlist of relevant websites.
High School
English Language Arts
Performing Arts, Literature, Writing, American History, Community Culture
Crucible Arthur Miller Puritans Salem Witch Trials Massachusetts pilgrims acting drama play Hollywood blacklist Joseph McCarthy communism witchcraft tragedy hero

A Day in the Life of...
This unit uses multi-disciplinary work to help students learn more about the professional world of sports medicine. Students conduct online research on sports medicine, contact professionals in the field, craft interview questions, engage in online discourse with these professionals, and create a brochure using information obtained from these interviews.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Business Careers, English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Journalism, Internet, Media Literacy, Visual Arts
sports medicine, careers in sports medicine, human anatomy, physiology, art, business, careers, health education, technology, multimedia projects, conduct research, develop content, storyboarding, Flash tutorials

A Home Economics WebQuest: Home Design & Management
This project uses a WebQuest to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of design, building and management of the home to meet individual and family needs.
High School
Business Careers

A Methodology for Learning Physics
This project provides a structured and logical approach to learning modules in Physics using the sound section as an example. The emphasis is on using the Internet as a support mechanism to traditional pedagogical approaches
High School
Science
Physics

A New Slant on Math: The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa will help a wide range of students that have different learning styles. It is quite amazing how much mathematics can be related to an old falling tower. Italian students, art students, and business students are going to fall in love with the idea of planning a trip, studying the history of the tower, and the fascinating physics that is involved in a falling, but not falling tower.
High School
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Writing, Geometry, Internet, Software Programs
geometry, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Geometer's Sketchpad, Law of Cosine, trigonometry, Italy

A Study of Ancient Greece
This unit presents many cultural aspects of Ancient Greece. After an introduction, students explore Ancient Greece on several levels: housing, clothing, entertainment, food, religion, education, and military history.
High School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History
Greece olympics Greek ancient food clothing entertainment theatre theater religion gods zeus papyrus education chiton Sparta Persia Persian Spartan Alexander the Great life goddess goddesses god

A Study of Ancient Rome
This unit looks at the life of Romans in many aspects so students can fully understand this important time in history. Students learn about Roman housing, entertainment, religion, education, food, and clothing in this unit.
High School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History
Roma Roman Rome Ancient River Tiber Forum Circus Maximus Colosseum patrician plebeian baths theater theatre gods goddesses juno jupiter pagan Italy Italian sea wars enemy enemies tunic tunica

A Trip to a Plate Boundary!
This unit is designed to help students learn the geologic features that exist at the different types of plate boundaries.
High School
ESL, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media
Earth Science, Geography Habitats, Internet
Earth Science, geologic features, Google Earth, brochure

A Trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame
This program is designed to teach high school students some of the rudimentary research skills needed to find information using the World Wide Web. The goal of the research is to garner information about the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The various writing skills include the following elements of the writing process: free-writing, drafting, sharing, editing, and publishing.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Writing, American History, Community Culture, Internet
Internet searching persuasive essay point-of-view writing write baseball hall fame cooperstown sports visit trip plan team research skills skill

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

About Me
About Me is a beginning HTML program for a wide range of students in both age and ability. It encourages students to develop their English and technology skills by having them write about themselves--their family, their home and neighborhood, their interests and hobbies, their education, and their future plans. The end product is first shared with classmates and can then put on a website that the students create. When the students see their work on the Internet, it increases their motivation to create a quality product.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
essay, about me, web page design, html code, images, Simple Text, introduction to computers

Absolute Ruler Photo Album
Students create a photo album that represents the legacy of an absolute ruler. In their albums they include a map, four photographs, a written description of each photograph, and a biography of their ruler. Each picture includes different objects that symbolize the importance in the monarchs reign. Students also include a glossary of terms that they have learned throughout the project.
High School
ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media
Ancient Civilizations, Global History, Digital Media
digital photography, king, dictator, ruler

Accounting in a Nutshell
The idea is to complete a set of accounts for a fictional sporting goods company. This involves the completion of numerous business documents, from letters of enquiry right up to drawing of cheques. Students then have to use these source documents in the compilation of a set of accounts for Ken McGrath Sports Ltd.
High School
Business Careers, Mathematics, Technology Media
Accounting, Software Programs
business, accounting, spreadsheets, bookkeeping, finance

Adobe Studio 8
This basic online training resource focuses on the use of the suite of products in Adobe Studio 8 (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash) becoming more and more popular with students studying technology.
High School
Technology Media
Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
Adobe, Studio 8, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, photo editing, animation, web authoring, software

Algebra
This resource comprises a range of presentations, worksheets and activities covering the GCSE (UK) Algebra syllabus. There are also activities aimed at encouraging students to explore topics further and deepen their understanding.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics
Algebra
math, algebra

Algebra
This project is for both teachers and pupils. Each algebra section will be broken down into smaller sections, making revision easier. Fact sheets with required formulae will also be provided. The powerpoint for teachers will have the complete solutions to all the questions.
High School
Mathematics
Algebra

Algebra and Functions
This project aligns to the Heinemann Core Mathematics 1 Textbook. This project covers Chapter 1, focusing on algebra and algebraic functions.
Middle School, High School
Mathematics
Algebra
algebraic functions

Algebraic Equations
This project is aligned to the Heinemann Core Mathematics 1 textbook. This resource covers Chapters 2 and 3, algebraic equations and their functions.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics
Algebra
algebraic equations

All About My School
Students construct a website with several links to pages they create. The site weaves logo titles, photos, animation, and textured backgrounds created and edited in PhotoShop into pages created using Dreamweaver software. The project also includes a large amount of writing integrated into the artful web pages.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
school, writing, Photoshop, html, Dreamweaver, images, web pages, digital camera

All About Water
This project helps students to learn about the physical and chemical properties of water, the unusual expansion and contraction of water, surface tension in water, how water can be broken down into hydrogen and oxygen, how water is treated to make it safe to drink, and how water is recycled by our environment.
Middle School , High School
Health Phys Ed, Science
Earth Science
water, nutrition, water cycle

All the News Too Fit for Print
Students learn the basics of journalism: doing research, writing a headline and a lead, news judgment, interview skills, objectivity, and avoiding plagiarism. They complete activities to practice these skills, and then put the skills to use by producing their own publication.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs
online paper publication newspaper magazine journalism journalist writing writer student Internet web page pages publish press interview opinion headline news newsworthy objective objectivity research searching search plagiarism copying copy ethics

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

An "Egg-cellent" Project About Genetic Diseases
An "Eggcellent" Project About Genetic Diseases allows students to experience the responsibility involved in caring for a child with a birth defect, and provides them with a hands-on approach to learning about the more common human genetic diseases.
High School
Health Phys Ed, Science
Biology
genetics genetic disease diseases egg baby child defect defects

An Incredible Journey: Exploring Brave New Worlds
This project is designed to work in concert with Aldous Huxley's dystopic novel, Brave New World. This project provides students with the opportunity to express and explore what they have learned from Huxley's novel, their research, and their reflection on their own lives through the form of a research/literature-based creative writing assignment.
High School
English Language Arts
Literature, Community Culture, Global History

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Disease
Students explore the historical aspects of disease and discuss both fiction and non-fiction accounts of disease, including The Microbe Hunters, The Hot Zone, The Andromeda Strain, Tuesdays with Morrie, and A Parcel of Patterns. They write a series of children's books about microbes and other disease-causing organisms, the immune system, antibiotics, and scientists (such as Louis Pasteur and Jonas Salk) who have made important contributions to the struggle against disease.
High School
English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Science
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Biology
The Microbe Hunters Hot Zone Andromeda Strain Tuesdays with Morrie A Parcel of Patterns disease diseases novel Louis Pasteur Jonas Salk scientist scientists gene transmission germ

An Introduction to Nutrients, a Recipe for Success
This project focuses students on healthy eating with a webquest to discover the key facts on nutrition.
Middle School , High School
Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media
Biology, Software Programs
nutrients nutrition healthy eating eat food pyramid RDA requirements diet dietary Power Point web quest webquest

An Urban Field Study
The project aims to introduce students to procedures used in collecting data for an urban fieldstudy and to provide students with a fast and effective way of presenting their results.
High School
Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Scientific Method, Geography Habitats

Ancient River Civiliations Jigsaw PowerPoint
Students find artifacts online that represent the different features of civilization for one of several ancient river civilizations (Egypt, Indus River and Yellow River). They upload an image of the artifact into a PowerPoint presentation, then type in their analysis of the artifact and how it reflects that aspect of civilization.
Middle School , High School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Global History

Animated Optics
In this project, ray diagrams for the concave mirror, convex mirror and converging/ diverging lenses are covered. The advantage is that when viewed with a textbook, a lot of confusion occurs because of the intersection of the rays. The animated interface created with flash allows the user to overcome this problem.
High School
Science
Physics
optics, rays,

Animated Physics Links
All key topics in Physics are addressed in this unit with particular emphasis on the use of animations to unify theory with everyday practical experiences.
High School
Science
Physics

Applying Math Principles to Create Graphics
In this program, students use a simple, free programming environment, DrScheme, which provides a library of programming commands that enable them to create graphics to make clip art for enhancing Web pages. The graphics have a unique look and are simple, clean, and have a very small file size for fast loading. These graphics use the basic drawing tools of a line, rectangle, and circle.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Algebra, Geometry, Software Programs
programming, computer science, geometry, graphics, variables, code

Are You Presentable?
This unit focuses on developing the capacity for students to learn to present information in intriguing and precise ways using tools they already feel familiar with. Students will need to learn organizational, research, and presentation skills based around the analysis of a controversial topic. This unit teaches students not only to gather information and assemble it but how to be critical of the sources of information, gives purpose and an audience for that information, and then teaches them how to effectively deliver that information with no assumption made on student skills.
High School
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy
website evaluation, citation, Diigo, Powerpoint

Art as Social Record
Artistic products are important primary sources in studying about the past. Why was this artwork created? What can this piece of artwork tell us about its society? Historians and other academics conduct extensive research to answer these questions. With the use of technology, students are provided with easy access to artworks from different parts of the world.
High School
Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Art History, American History, Ancient Civilizations, Global History, Internet
Art, Renaissance, Byzantine, Greek, World War II Posters, Song Art, pdf, research, social studies, writing, high school, museums, images, Szeto, TeachNet, TeachNet Disseminator Grant, history, art history

Arthur Miller: All My Sons
The purpose of this unit is to familiarize students with Arthur Miller, author of the play All My Sons, and to introduce them to the major elements used in drama. All My Sons provides students with a total online learning experience that takes full advantage of the Internet.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Internet
Arthur Miller All My Sons drama literary play writing discussion forum board message war poetry poems veterans Civil War

Artists Act Against Homelessness
Homelessness in the big city. Do young people see it as a curse or a cause to be addressed? Three high school classes, in the fields of visual arts and instructional technology, vow to do something. Determined that their messages will be seen and heard, students produce and exhibit a web site, videos, and graphic arts confirming that artists can successfully act against homelessness.
High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Crafts, Community Culture, Software Programs, Video, Visual Arts
homeless, artists, quilt, mural, videography, web page design, homeless shelter

Assembing a PC
A understanding of assembling computer hardware is covered in this unit. This is a photographic resource which has been used to support the technology curriculum.
Middle School , High School
Business Careers, Technology Media
Digital Media
computers, building computer, PC assembly

Assimilation in America
Throughout the semester, students read the novel The Joy Luck Club. Students had the opportunity to research the history of immigration in the United States, including specific individuals and the problems they faced during their assimilation process.
High School
English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies
Literature, American History, Community Culture, Global History

Atomic Evolution
Using PowerPoint presentations, online games, interactive experiment simulations, debate/discussion, online audio recordings, and more, students learn how the concept of the atom has evolved over time
High School
Science
Chemistry, Scientific Method
atomic atoms

Atomic Structure
This project provides resources such as movie clips and powerpoint presentations to help students gain deeper understanding of atomic structure.
High School
Science, Technology Media
Chemistry, Internet, Software Programs, Video
atomic structure, atoms, chemistry, emission spectra, flame test, TeachNet, science

Aufenthalt in Köln
This site works on German Language skills online by covering these topics: making reservations; types of accommodation; making enquiries; transport; timetables; types of tickets; entrance fees/tickets; sights and attractions; and dialogues.
High School
Foreign Language, Technology Media
Internet
German, Cologne, travel, brochure

Auroral Displays & Magnetic Effects
In this unit, students can learn about auroral displays, which are caused by solar particles entering the Earth's atmosphere. Studetns can also learn about magnetism and its effects.
High School
Science
Astronomy, Physics
aurora auroral display displays effect effects magnetism x-ray metal detector earth magnetic field outer space photos universe galaxy planets planetary magnet

Bach Cadences
This project focuses on the study of chorale cadences. Using the guide supplied within this resource and the audio-visual material offered, students learn how to harmonize choral cadences in the style of J.S. Bach.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Music
Performing Arts
singing, chorale, Bach, cadence, harmony, harmonize

Basic Genetics
Through the use of self-assessment games and activities, this project focuses on the study of basic genetics and the reasons for variation within species of plants and animals.
High School
Science
Biology
genetics

Bienvenidos a Barcelona
Students work to plan a week's visit to Barcelona. They produce a printed itinerary in Spanish which will include some graphics and photos, giving background information on Barcelona, as well as proposals for day by day activities. Then they need to "sell" this package to their classmates and teacher through an oral presentation.
High School
Foreign Language, Science, Technology Media
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet
Spanish, Barcelona, trip, WebQuest, itinerary

Bits and Bytes
This tutorial resource is designed to introduce students to basic concepts of technology. It includes links, PowerPoint presentations, and online quizzes for feedback.
Middle School , High School
Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
software, hardware, technology, ICT, networks, computers, storage, TeachNet

Blogging with Students
High school students produce a class blog after researching a major news story. Students produce various kinds of writing in this unit: free writing, note-taking, telling a first-person narrative, creating a public document, and the retelling of events through a visual medium
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Internet
blog, blogging, immigration, wikis, wiki, writely, blogs, bubblr

Blues Music
This project will look at blues music and the diversity within it, considering factors such as instrumentation, style and emotional response, and the technological, social and political influences that have shaped the genre.
High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs
blues, music, recording, designing CD, slavery, Martin Luther King, diversity, color therapy, discrimination, gospel, drum machine, band in a box, melody, UK, TeachNet

Bon Appetit!
This is a program of study to cover food and drink in French and then move on to be able to order food and drinks in various places while traveling in French-speaking countries.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language
French food, Francais, tourism

Bon Appetit: Exploring the Brasseries of Paris
The topic of food and restaurants is particularly appealing to students. Having previously been exposed to vocabulary and concepts on this theme, the students are prepared to visit authentic French restaurant sites on the Internet. The student task sheet assists students in comprehending the site and extracting vital information from each brasserie ad. The knowledge is synthesized and used to create a restaurant ad of their own, which is then published on their web site for others to view. This project was highly motivating for the students, particularly the culminating visit to a French brasserie in NYC!
High School
Foreign Language, Technology Media
Internet
Paris, brasseries, French, food, restaurants, scavenger hunt, advertisement

Bones and Muscles
This unit of work covers anatomy and physiology as part of physical education. It consists of a PowerPoint presentation and activities to reinforce learning.
Middle School , High School
Health Phys Ed, Science
Biology
anatomy, bones, muscles, physiology

Bright On Design - A School Business Gives Back
Good businesses give back to the community. That's what these Graphic Arts students discover when they apply classroom knowledge to a graphic design business for the school community.
High School
Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Software Programs
flyers, promotional materials, children's books, raffle tickets, brochures, prom invitations, reflections, brainstorm lists, client evaluation form, school to career, business, Boston

Bringing Cultures Together
Students participating in this international project are exposed to many different components of technology: research, blog writing, e-pals, and PowerPoint presentations.
High School
ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Email, Internet, Software Programs
culture, WebQuest, UN, PowerPoint, blog, e-pals, ESL, research, world, writing, history, tourism, travel, high school, social studies, Gersh, TeachNet

Bringing Justice Home - First Steps Toward Community Action
How can high school students engage in activities that will bring "justice for all" to the community? Learning that justice is not simply a subject in a book, but a day-to-day, life or death matter, students investigate the current state of their own community. Touring a neighborhood initiative and conducting interviews, students begin to explain how is justice is served or not served in the community.
High School
Social Studies
Community Culture
social justice, community, interview, law, environment, urban studies, housing

Bringing Statistics Alive
Bringing Statistics Alive This statistics unit eliminates some of the monotony of statistics by integrating interactive technology as well as using statistics from real-life situations instead of randomly generated data.
High School
Mathematics
Numbers Statistics
stastics,baseball

Building an Electronic Walker
Students are involved in aligning mechanical components and designing electrical circuits in this systems and control project.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Software Programs
design, circuit diagrams, dimensions, walker, ProDesktop, engineering, UK, TeachNet, mechanical

Business Spreadsheets
This unit provides a scheme of work for students studying GCSE ICT (UK) who often ask the importance of learning spreadsheets. Students imagine that they own a business which is seeking more efficient stock control mechanisms.
High School
Business Careers, Mathematics, Technology Media
Money, Software Programs
spreadsheets, money, stocks, business, entrepreneurship

Business Studies, Finance and Accounting
There are six brief numerical challenges to test the student's knowledge of the key relationships of the unit. Each section also has a collection of multiple choice questions and a data-response task. Students can download spreadsheets of sample accounts that they can analyse using the skills they have learned. They can then suggest strategies for the business to pursue, using their skills of evaluation.
High School
Business Careers, Mathematics
Accounting
accounting, finance, business

Buzzing with the Bees
This project is comprised of many step-by-step lessons in Flash animation with screen shots and clear directions. It enables students to be creative, solve problems, and enhance their technological development. They create a bee and other illustrations separately, then combine them and "tween" or animate their bee.
High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Software Programs, Visual Arts
Flash, animation, beez, tweening, design, drawing

C2 Algebra
The second in this series of projects [Chapters 1, 3 and 5] cover algebraic equations, exponentials, logarithms and binomials.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics
Algebra, Numbers Statistics
algebraic equations, exponentials, logarithms, binomials

Cake Artistry
The craft of Cake Artistry is presented in visual and textual form, beginning with the baking of the cake and concluding with the finished product. Links are provided from the main pages to relevant Home Economics and Cake Artistry websites.
High School
Business Careers

Calculus
The fifth in a series of projects [Chapters 9 and 11] cover differentiation and integration calculus functions.
High School
Mathematics
Calculus
differentiation, integration calculus functions

Calculus
This unit aligns with the Heinemann Core Mathematics 1 textbook. This project covers Chapters 7 and 8, calculus
High School
Mathematics
Calculus
math, heinemann

Captain Myles Keogh
In this project you will have a choice of assignments, ranging from creating a timeline to downloading resources for creating your own project on Captain Myles Keogh, one of Ireland's greatest forgotten heroes.
Middle School , High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Global History, Internet, Software Programs
Captain Myles Keogh, Irish history, timelines, research, historical sequence, TeachNet

Career Choice
Career Choice is a program designed to assist secondary students to make an informed choice of post secondary school career. It take the form of a career assessment as well as offering a points calculator and links to relevant institutions.
High School
Business Careers
careers, career, job, business, guidance, counseling, employment

Catching on to Catcher in the Rye
To truly make the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger come to life, students look at it through a modern microscope: the Internet. This program attempts to make the reading of a classic literary work fun while challenging students at the same time.
High School
English Language Arts
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing
Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger Holden Caulfield censorship book banning slang adolescent psychology obscenity reading comprehension leukemia Dear Abby New York City gifted children theme symbolism design persuasive essay

Cell Biochemistry
This unit involves students in the process of scientific investigation and the acquisition of biological knowledge snd understanding. This unit will look at the two main biochemical reactions that are involved in the trapping and release of energy in cells: photosynthesis and respiration.
High School
Science, Science
Biology, Botany, Chemistry
chlorophyll photosynthesis plant cells glucose respiration aerobic respiration oxygen anaerobic electron transport Cyclic Photophosphorylation NADPH2 ATP manufacturing

Chantons en français
This is a set of 12 lessons aimed at students of French as a foreign language. Each unit is based on a French folk song and is presented in French.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
French, folk songs, music, foreign language, France, verbs, culture, TeachNet

Checks and Balances
Students model equations, find a weekly saving amount, and prepare a weekly budget. They decide to purchase an item by visiting websites of different stores and then draw a pie chart and column chart both manually and using a computer. The students check and balance the weekly budget in order to reach their goal.
High School
Mathematics
Accounting, Money, Numbers Statistics
budget

Chemical Patterns
This resource contains PowerPoint presentations and student worksheets to learn about atoms, the periodic table, and rates of reaction.
Middle School , High School
Science
Chemistry, Internet, Software Programs
chemistry, patterns, atoms, periodic table, rates of reaction, PowerPoint, quizzes, protrons, electrons, neutrons,UK, TeachNet

Choose or Lose: the Electoral Process
This program focuses on the election process, nationally and locally, and gives students the opportunity to talk with candidates in-person or via the Web. They gain insight into why people vote for a particular candidate, and learn the importance of statistics in the election process.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media
Algebra, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Software Programs
Microsoft Excel voting electoral process election college vote voter elect citizenship candidate national American America United States U.S. US public citizen rights bill statistics algebraic polls poll statistic number numbers

Circle Theorems
This project contains SMART board notebook files covering all eight circle theorems, examples for teacher delivery, and Geometer’s Sketchpad files which are used to demonstrate theorems.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Geometry, Internet, Software Programs
Geometer's Sketchpad, SMART board, circle theorem, circumference, Flash, software, math, high school, UK, TeachNet

Click! Writing Through Digital Photography
Students take photographs or digital images, then scan and manipulate them by using graphic programs such as Adobe Photoshop. They write about their images using MS Word, PowerPoint, and Web design tools available on the computer.
High School
Fine Arts, ESL, Technology Media
Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts
digital photography, writing, NLA, Chinese, Ruan, high school, TeachNet, arts, scanner

Clouds - Not Just for Raining
The program is innovative in its various use of different learning styles. It has contributed heavily to the students' understanding of the material as many students find the topic of weather rather dull.
Middle School , High School
Science, Special Ed
Earth Science
weather learning styles modality gardner team learning clouds raining pressure air barometric condensation moisture forecast report listen

College Research Skills: Evaluating Reliable Online Sources
The project-driven unit of study in this proposal is designed for a senior seminar course in Public Art critique and creation. The course is designed to prepare high school seniors for the rigors of college discussion, research, and writing. Throughout the year, seniors study Public Art, meaning any artwork that is located in the public arena and is created to both reflect and shape public life. In addition to studying these works in a traditional art historical format, students also make their own artistic creations that they install in sites throughout the Bronx and New York City. The most exciting features of this project are: the emphasis on of student choice, the connection between writing about art and making art, and publicly sharing and publishing work online.
High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Internet
research, Public Art, blog, Annotated Bibliography

Community Bridges - Real and Virtual
Bridges! From Brooklyn, to Madison, to the River Kwai, bridges connect shores and highways, and bring together people. Inspired by the nearby construction of the world's widest cable-stayed bridge, ESL students use the Internet to research and build models of various bridge structures.
High School
ESL, Science, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
bridges, engineering, building, Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, Boston, model bridges, ESL

Community Environmental Health Fair
How can high schoolers discover a relationship between a community's wealth and its level of pollution? Through a city-construction simulation, students hypothesize reasons for this relationship.
High School
Health Phys Ed, Science, Social Studies
Community Culture
environment, health, pollution, racism, community health fair

Complex Numbers Made Simple
This tutorial provides exercises for students to practice complex numbers material.
High School
Mathematics
Numbers Statistics
complex numbers, leaving certificate exam, multiplication, division, plotting

Composing with the Instrument Families
In this unit, students create a 15-second song that uses at least one sound sample from each of the four instrument families. This project uses the students' original and creative ideas to compose music that incorporates the learning of the instruments.
High School
Music
instruments, music, New York Philharmonic, history of different instrument families, Garage Band

Composing with the Instrument Families
In this unit, students create a 15-second song that uses at least one sound sample from each of the four instrument families. This project uses the students' original and creative ideas to compose music that incorporates the learning of the instruments.
Middle School , High School
Music, Technology Media
Internet
instruments, composing, instrument families

Conditional Formatting using Excel
The Excel files in this project allow students to practice numerical/algorithmic techniques and receive immediate feedback from the computer.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Algebra, Arithmetic, Software Programs
math, spreadsheets, Excel, arithmetic, fractions, grid method, metrics, percentages, rounding, indices, linear, computers, UK, TeachNet

Contemporary Studies in PE
These lessons are clearly planned in terms of objectives and activities. They include external web sources, games, and ideas for discussion.
Middle School , High School
Health Phys Ed
PE, gym

Co-ordinate Geometry
This tutorial will prepare students for the topic of Coordinate Geometry of the Line. Teacher guidelines are provided for suggestions on how to make the best use of the site in class. Each section begins with a short lesson and then an exercise. Once students have attained a score of 10 they are ready to move on to the next stage.
High School
Mathematics
Geometry
geometry, coordinate, line

Co-Ordinate Geometry
The third in a series of projects [Chapters 4 and 6] cover co-ordinate geometry.
High School
Mathematics
Geometry
math, geometry

Courage Connection 2 Kids 4 Kids
Students help children cope with extended hospital stays when they give helpful hints and exchange stories of personal courage. Helped by high school mentors, students write and post their personal stories on their own Courage Connections web page and share information on careers in health care with the school community.
Middle School , High School
Business Careers, Health Phys Ed, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media
Biology, Community Culture, Internet
health care careers stories hospital mentors student publish disease injury injuries diseases web page research write design create pages Internet

Creating a Common Space
In this project, students learn about about scale, surface area, and volume, and their ideas about community building to design a common space to encourage student interaction. Students are presented with a real issue and have to create a product that may help resolve that issue. The creation of the product involves application of content skills, research, mathematical reasoning, communication of ideas, and awareness of community building.
Middle School , High School
ESL, Mathematics
Algebra, Geometry
space, design, volume, area

Creating a Pamphlet for/by ESL Students
Students design a pamphlet on common misunderstandings caused by cultural differences; produce a four-paragraph report of information; and display sensitivity, empathy, and respect for some of the cultural differences of fellow immigrant students.
High School
ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Software Programs
culture, taboo, etiquette, pamphlet, misunderstandings, report, ESL

Creating a Poetry Web Site
Using poems that illustrate the use of figurative language, tone, repetition, imagery, and refrain, students answer questions on the poem they have selected as their favorite and write about it. Along with the poems, these essays make up the Favorite Poem classroom Web site.
High School
English Language Arts
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing
poetry poems genre literary devices terms essay

Creating a School Web Site
This program provides an overview of what educators and students need to know to create a school web site. Educational web pages have to be carefully planned and executed in order to have an effect on student achievement. Lessons and activities contained here focus on active student participation in creating dynamic, real, and exciting web pages. Every activity has a direct educational value.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Internet
web site design, school web site, Internet

Creating Audio Content with Audacity
Over four lessons, this project aims to help students produce a radio advertisement using the free audio software "Audacity."
High School
Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs
audio, audacity, software, computers, radio, advertisement, media, sound, script, MP3, jingles, writing, UK, TeachNet

Creating Multimedia Reviews with Glogster
Glogster originated as an online poster maker. Now, students will be able to use it to create online reviews of books and films that utilize multimedia to review content. Students will be able to employ their creativity and reach a broad audience.
High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet
poster, review, glog

Creating 'Your Own Warhol' and Using Powerpoint to Display it!
In this project,students create Warhol-esque imagery and set it within a PowerPoint presentation. Students used structured writing techniques and persuasive argument to compare the qualities of 'pop-art' images and the works of the 'Masters'.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Painting, Writing, Software Programs, Visual Arts
PowerPoint, Art, persuasive writing, 'pop-art'

Crimes on the Great Lakes
These activities use real-time online information to solve simulated "crimes." Students look up data that includes ship tracking via GPS information, lake conditions (water currents and temperature), and weather systems.
Middle School , High School
Science
Earth Science
ecosystem earth atmosphere axis major parallels parallel seasons season rotation revolution principal lines latitude longitude great lakes crimes against nature

Darwin's Evolution
This unit has something for everybody. There is a video to get your students' attention entitled "Evolution's Voice." There are Internet sites to help teacher and student alike research information on Evolution, Modern Theories, and future prospects. An in-class lab to bring evolution into your classroom is also there.
High School
Science, Science, Technology Media
Biology, Software Programs
evolution charles darwin darwinian darwinism power point presentation video Hardy-Weinberg Law

Database Work for Citizenship
This unit will enable students to communicate and discuss cultural differences with a partner school. All information will be entered in databases, the results graphed, and presentations made to the class.
Middle School , High School
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Email, Internet, Software Programs
database, culture, school partnership, collecting data, graphing, presentation, PowerPoint, validation, Excel, UK, TeachNet

Design and Model Residential Community
In this Technical Science course, students will learn how to plan and design a detailed three-dimensional scale model of their own residential community. Students will come to understand the relationship between residential homes and the surrounding environment. This unit will help students understand that Mathematics, Geometry, Arts, Earth Science, and Social Studies are important tools for successful Architects and Engineers
High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media
Writing, Geometry, Community Culture, Internet
Architecture, blueprints,environment, ecology, community, floor plan, architect's scale

Designing a Travel Brochure
This project is a follow-up activity to the story "China's Little Ambassador," by Betty Bao Lord. While reading this story about a girl who moved from China to New York, the students became more interested in the home countries of their classmates. They chose a home country (other than their own) and navigated the Internet for source information on the country. Students were highly motivated to conduct web-based research. They practiced note-taking skills and integrated the facts they learned to design a travel brochure for the selected country.
High School
ESL, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
travel, brochure, report, research

Desktop Publishing
Students will proceed through the steps of identifying, analysing, designing, implementing and evaluating a document for publication.
High School
Fine Arts, Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Writing, Software Programs, Visual Arts
desktop publishing, graphic design, computers, data, photos, UK, TeachNet

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

Digital Video in Design Technology
The aim of the project is to produce an instructional movie showing the production stages in making an enamelled broach.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Crafts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Video
moviemaker, digital video, movie production, design, manufacture, pendant project, arts, UK, Teachnet

Digitizing Our 21st Century Identity
The purpose of this project is to have students establish a "positive presence" online. It begins with the students gaining knowledge about themselves and then turning that knowledge into a digital story. This includes setting up a personal blog page and creating an introductory video on "who we are".
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet
Digital Literacy, World Literature, blog, podcasts, digital movie, MapQuest

Dinosaur Tracks
This unit is the culmination of an inquiry-based project based in a New York City high school. Students were given a topic to research and design a web page about, and they chose dinosaurs. This unit includes facts on dinosaurs, a web chat, pictures and art galleries, and links to resources on the American Museum of Natural History's web site.
High School
Science
Biology, Earth Science
dinosaurs dinosaur

Disability Awareness for Secondary Students
Have you ever wondered what it's like to have a disability? How does a person who can't see read? Can a person with a physical disability participate in sports? If you couldn't hear, how would you talk with your friends? This web site was developed to help students begin to answer questions about disabilities.
High School
Social Studies, Special Ed
disability awareness, special olympics, children's needs

Discovering Identity through the Literature of Immigration
The unit explores personal and group identity through a lens that focuses on the literature produced by immigrants and those affected by immigration. It also delves into the essential questions of who builds American society and how the United States came to be, by engaging students in the listening, viewing, or reading of poems, stories, personal narratives, and supporting historical documents. The unit shows to the students that the phrase Everyone in America is an immigrant, which is often used anecdotally and dismissed quickly, is, in fact, a truism of sorts.
Middle School , High School
English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies
Literature, Community Culture, Geography Habitats
immigration

Discovering Pythagoras' Theorum
Students will partake in a web quest that will help them to discover Pythagoras for who he was and his contributions to society. Students will employ the use of Microsoft Word to create a word problem involving the Pythagorean theorem. Finally, students will use the proof given in juxtaposition with what they have covered in the unit to create a Microsoft PowerPoint slide-show to prove themselves that the theorem works.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics
Algebra, Geometry
Pythagoras, theory, mathematician

DNA Extraction
This webquest aims to bring into school "real" science--that is, the science that is done in a professional lab. This project permits direct observation of DNA, hitherto a "mystery substance," thereby removing some of the magic and allows the student to see that DNA is a chemical composed of a finite set of components.
High School
Science, Science
Biology, Botany
DNA extraction plant tissue enzyme digestion of electrophoresis molecular biology

Documenting U.S. History
Students will collaborate to produce authentic products that will synthesize learning. Each hands-on learning activity challenges students to think critically using multiple disciplines such as language arts, technology, and creative arts.
High School
Social Studies
American History
testing, test prep

Don't Just Dream - Act - Higher Education for All
Agreeing that a dream deferred is a terrible thing, these Social Studies students vow to do something. They research and evaluate the adverse effects of current legislation for undocumented students. Their assessment? A campaign to amend state law and allow immigrants lacking legal status to attend Massachusetts higher education institutions at in-state rates.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
American History
legislation, immigrant, advocacy, higher education, bilingual, elected leaders, civic duty, Congress

Dream Streets
Sixth grade students use web-based resources to learn the principles of drawing using one and two point perspective. Students view selected street scenes by Edward Hopper and postcards of Main Street USA in Disney, then write about and design their own "dream streets." The project culminates in an animated drawing of their own dream street accompanied by their writing which is published online.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts
Drawing, Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing
dream streets, dreams, Flash, perspective, drawing, Edward Hopper, Disney, Main Street, Meisler, street scenes, TeachNet

Dreamweaver & Flash Tutorial
Step-by-step tutorial to get started using Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash software. Tutorials for versions 4 and MX are available. Each tutorial has screen shots and clear instructions which makes them easy to follow.
High School
Technology Media
Digital Media, Software Programs
Dreamweaver, Flash, web design, animation, TeachNet

Driver's Education
In this program, students work individually or in small groups to explore Web sites devoted to teen driving and safety. The students pre-plan an animation sequence on a storyboard to illustrate a driving safety tip. They use digital media to draw their plans and animate them.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
driving, drivers license, animation, storyboard, safety, Meisler, TeachNet

Edna's Life
This project recounts the life and times of Edna Soerewijn, now 93, who describes her escapades as a young woman growing up in West London, and of her marriage to an accomplished young surgeon who became a secret agent in the 2nd World War.
Middle School , High School
Social Studies
Community Culture
World War II, WWII, personal history, London, United Kingdom

Election Project: Predicting Outcomes using Statistics
This unit teaches students about the basics of statistics using data from student opinions on everyday topics. These lessons are framed as practice for learning the math skills the students will need to predict the winner of the next U.S. presidential election. These predictions are based on students' use of measurements of central tendency and box-and-whisker plots to analyze surveyed responses about opinions on major election issues.
Middle School , High School
ESL, Mathematics, Social Studies
Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture
statistics, election, numbers, voting

Electricity in the Home
This interactive project shows students real-life applications of eletricity in the home. It tries to teach the difficult concepts of electricity in a manner that all students should be able to relate to.
High School
Health Phys Ed, Science, Science
Physics
safety devices energy electrical fuse watt amp ampere hazard circuit parallel series interactive house home real application electricity electric

Electromagnetism
This site helps students understand the more difficult concepts of electromagnetism through the use of animations. The animations break down the processes for each device and allows students to understand their operations with greater clarity.
High School
Science, Science
Physics
current conductor magnetism electromagnetic electromagnetism electricity electric magnet EMF induction relay magnetic field fields

Entry-Level Spanish: Free & Social Time
This unit comprises four units of study for entry-level Spanish, designed for lower ability students.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language, Special Ed
spanish, entry-level spanish

Entry-Level Spanish: Home Life
This unit comprises four units of study for entry-level Spanish, designed for lower ability students.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language, Special Ed
Spanish, entry-level spanish, beginning spanish

Entry-Level Spanish: Me, Family, and Friends
This unit comprises four units of study for entry-level Spanish, designed for lower ability students.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language, Special Ed
spanish, entry-level spanish, beginning spanish

Entry-Level Spanish: School Routine
This resource comprises four units of study for entry-level Spanish, designed for lower-ability students.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language, Special Ed
spanish, entry-level spanish

Environmental Studies at Millenium Park
Millennium Park sited on a former landfill adjacent to West Roxbury High recently opened after years of planning and construction. Meeting with park engineers and organizers, students incorporated park-related studies into their curriculum and went on a Web Tour of careers in Biology/Ecology.
High School
Business Careers, Science, Social Studies
Biology,Botany, Earth Science, Community Culture
Environmental Sciences career Education School Natural Resource Management Landfills Park Management Taxonomy Biodiversity Ecological Restoration earth day service learning

Escape from the Third Reich
This is an online activity on the escape attempts and the lives of Allied Prisoners of War during the Second World War. There are student activity pages including a downloadable teachers' guide.
High School
Social Studies
American History, Global History
World War II two second allies allied prisoners of war camp prison capture captured escape great the POW P.O.W. attempt movie film Geneva Red Cross German Germany soldiers soldier Colditz

ESL News Press
The ESL News Press is a project where students develop and create a school newspaper. With the guidance of their teacher, they take on the roles of editors and news reporters, and are fully responsible for what topics/stories will be included in their newspaper.
Middle School , High School
English Language Arts, ESL, Technology Media
Journalism, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet
ESL, newspaper, journalism, research, writing, paraphrasing, interview, editing, peer editing, layout, Gersh, TeachNet, high school

Eukaryotic Cells
This biology project focuses on the cellular structure of the eukaryotic cell. PowerPoint presentations and worksheets are included for teachers to download.
Middle School , High School
Science, Technology Media
Biology, Software Programs
cell theory, eukaryotic cell, membrane, nucleus, metabolic reaction, organelle, ultrastructure, biology, science, PowerPoint, UK, TeachNet

Evaluation of Practical Cookery
This project highlights several areas of home economics, such as childcare, crafts, cooking, and textiles.
High School
Fine Arts, Business Careers
Crafts
childcare, cooking, culinary arts, food, textiles, crafts

Expedition Training
This resource aims to support teachers planning outdoor expeditions.
Middle School , High School
Health Phys Ed
expedition training, class trips, outward bound

Experimenting with Sound
A high-tech approach to experimenting with vibrations, frequency, waves, speed, music and more.
High School
Music, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
sound, vibration, frequency, music, instruments, notes, waves, hear, resonance, sound intensity, TeachNet, Ireland

Exploratory Teaching
Exploratory Teaching is designed for students who are interested in becoming teachers. The course includes the study of teaching as a profession, the history of education, social issues in education, teaching practices and instructional strategies, as well as field experiences in the high school. Students will work as teacher aides and must complete such tasks as designing lesson plans, designing and decorating bulletin boards, and learning various classroom procedures.
High School
Business Careers, Social Studies
American History, Community Culture
teaching teacher teach career careers profession professional education history America American

Exploring Careers Online - The Job Hunt
Students will use Internet resources to learn about how to apply for a job, how to key their application letter and resume, and tips on the interview process. They will also learn how to post their resume, cover letter, and employment application directly online, thus learning about the time-efficient changing nature of the workplace.
High School
Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Internet
job search, resume, interview, careers, Microsoft Word

Exploring Ecology
With the use of technology, the purpose of this project for the student is to enhance an interest in and develop an appreciation of the nature and diversity of organisms in our local environment.
High School
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Exploring the Renaissance and Reformation
To what extent did the Northern Renaissance and Reformation affect Europe? To explore this topic, students are randomly divided into groups of three or four, with a group leader assigned by the teacher. They explore selected web site and prepare a PowerPoint presentation on their selected topic.
High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Global History, Internet, Software Programs
Renaissance, Reformation, history, high school, social studies, PowerPoint, Martin Luther, Calvin, Middle Ages, printing press, Dante, Utopia, TeachNet, Council of Trent

Exploring World Religions through Social Networking
As a class, students will explore several major world religions in depth using primarily internet resources. Then, they will participate in a social networking project where they become not only mere recepticals of information, but invested learners.
High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Global History, Digital Media, Internet
World religions, Digital Citizenship, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Social Networking

Fairyland Art of A Midsummers Night's Dream
Students study the play by Shakespeare, then research art of the Fairyland characters, primarily in the collections of Emory University and the Tate Museum in London. Students then match paintings to the actual quotes in the play, with act, scene, and line numbers, and develop that into a narrated slide show in PowerPoint.
High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Literature, Software Programs
PowerPoint Shakespeare

FarmNet: The Agricultural Science Website
This site explores agriculture in Ireland, including farm safety, sheep production, and animal classification.
High School
Business Careers, Science
Biology
farming, agriculture, farm, sheep, Ireland, animals

Fashion Recycles (Expressing Global Environmental Awareness Through Fashion Design)
Students conduct guided internet research on the recycled product that they use to create their fashion designs. They discuss how their recycled material is generally reused and how they used it in designing their garments. Finished garments,inspired by global environmental awareness, reflect what students learned.
High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Photography, Internet, Visual Arts
fashion design, recycle, research, global awareness

Feilire na Bliana
This is an Irish language website for students. It consists of eight lessons based on festivals and events which occur throughout the year. The exercises include online crosswords, cloze tests, matching exercises and postcards incorporating the vocabulary of the site as well as grammar.
High School
Foreign Language
Irish language, festivals, Ireland, seasons, horoscopes

Finance and Accounting
This resource focuses on the profit and loss account and the balance sheet, along with the tools required to analyze them. We also look at how businesses use cash flow forecasts, how they find sponsorship, and how they create budgets.
High School
Business Careers, Mathematics
Accounting, Money
finance, profit and loss, accounting, cash flow, budgets

Fireworks
This project introduces students to Macromedia/Adobe Fireworks, a photo editing software program.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Photography, Digital Media, Software Programs
Fireworks, photo editing, digital photography

Fishing for Food and Nutrition
Using the WebQuest format, students will investigate various species of fish, their nutritional value, and guidelines for purchase and storage, then present this information to the class.
High School
Business Careers, Health Phys Ed
fish, health, diet, WebQuest

Food Science
This project aims to increase students' knowledge about the food they eat, its nutritional value and the way it might have been altered during processing.
Middle School , High School
Health Phys Ed, Science
Biology
calorie calories food nutrition value nutritional nutrient processing eat preservation preservatives balanced diet additives additive processed

Foundation Reading in French
This is the second series for GCSE (UK)Reading and Listening in French students.
High School
Foreign Language
French, Francais

Foundation Speaking in French
This module of four lessons is focused on the speaking part of the GCSE (UK) exam in French and is aimed largely at lower-ability students.
High School
Foreign Language, Special Ed
speaking French, Francais, special education

French - The Imperfect Tense
This project aims to help students understand the use of the imperfect tense in French while also encouraging the use of higher order thinking skills and creativity in the language classroom.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language, Technology Media
Software Programs
French,language, tense, imperfect, l'imparfait, computers, technology, PowerPoint, Word, UK, TeachNet

French Colors
This project focuses on the language surrounding colors in French. Credit is given to the Animation Factory and Linguamate, originators of the animated graphics and gaming activities offered by this project.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language
French colors, Francais

French Grammar
This project focuses on elements of French grammar which often need constant practice. A variety of resources are offered: interactive Excel-based worksheets, interactive PowerPoint presentations and games, and some activities designed to be used on an Interactive whiteboard.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language
French grammar, French, SMART board, Excel, PowerPoint

French Level 4
This project provides materials used to assess a year 4 student's competence in the use of the French language within a real or simulated work situation.
High School
Foreign Language
French, writing, reading, speaking, listening, coursework, UK, TeachNet, France, letter, hotel

From Ada to Grace to Sandy - Women have IT
How can students in Computer Studies understand that throughout history, women have made significant contributions to the growth of Information Technology (IT)? In this unit they study Ada Lovelace, founder of scientific computing; Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, known as "First Lady of Software;" and Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems, Inc.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
American History
women in technology, women's history, information technology, research, Cisco

Fun with Fair Trade
Students spend about one week investigating fair trade through research, role playing, video, webquest, and a guest speaker. Then, in groups, they choose a medium through which to display an exhibit for the "Fair Trade Fair."
High School
Social Studies
Community Culture, Global History
economics trade

Future Energy Resources
This resource provides a starting point for independent research projects into renewable and future energy resources.
High School
Science, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
energy, energy sources, electricity, current, wind, solar, tidal, wave, geothermal, hydroelectric, nuclear fusion, power generation, Hoover Dam, science, UK, TeachNet

Gaeilge agus Deutsch
Animated games and exercises are used to assist in learning language skills in Irish and German.
High School
Foreign Language
German, Irish, language games

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

GardenWorks : Cultivating Academic Standards for Non-Academic Students
GardenWorks lets high schoolers from an occupational skills program contribute to the school community in meaningful ways. As they design and build terraria, begin a window side habitat and observatory, and donate plants to school areas and fund raisers, participants not only recognize they've enhanced their campus, but also understand that the entire school values their efforts.
High School
Science, Special Ed
Botany
Adapted Curriculum Non-academic high school students BasicsBasics Picture Communication Severe Special Needs Weather Indoor Gardening garden plant grow plants

Genetics in Biology
This unit was designed to be a comprehensive study of genetics as is addressed in a high school biology class.
High School
Science
Biology

Geography Fieldwork - Applying Skills
This project has been designed for students to work independently through the stages of a fieldtrip to the London Docklands.
High School
Technology Media
Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs, Video
London, Docklands, geography, field trip, virtual field trip, PowerPoint, digital video, river profile, infiltration, land use, UK, TeachNet

Geologic and National Hazards WebQuest
The goal of this program is to identify a geologically related hazard or catastrophe that has occurred in the past. Once identified, students will research the causes, impacts, responses, and resulting mitigation efforts that were involved in this event.
High School
Science, Technology Media
Earth Science, Internet
Earth Dynamic Crust Surface webquest web quest hazard catastrophe impact research Internet geology geologic

Geometry in the New Junior Certificate
This site contains a lot of animation in an attempt to make Geometry easy to understand. Students can progress from preliminary concepts to facts and theorems.
High School
Mathematics
Geometry
geometry, theorem, angle

Geometry on the Web
Geometry on the Web is a conglomeration of instructive Internet sites on the basics of Geometry. Students can explore various sites that coincide with their classroom lessons. Students can peruse the sites as they corrrespond to the classroom topics.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Geometry, Internet, Software Programs
Mathematics, Geometry, Points, Lines, Planes, Area, Perimeter, Measurement, Triangle Properites, Polygon Properties, Properties of Parallel lines, Properties of Quadrilaterals, Slopes, The Pythagorean Theorem, Trigonometry, Transformations, The Coordinate Plane, Anderson, TeachNet

Geometry Shapes Playground Safety
How safe are our neighborhood playgrounds? Using the latest statistics from the National Program for Playground Safety, students discover that most of the nation's playgrounds rate only a C. High schoolers observe and report on children at local playgrounds. They research the Internet for safety tips and checklists. Then, they share their word-processed pamphlets, flyers or computer slide shows with high school peers and children from a neighborhood day care center.
High School
Business Careers, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Geometry, Internet, Software Programs
Service Learning, Playground Safety, Guidelines for Playground Safety Compliance, Playground Fact Sheet, Playground Safety Check List, Playground Safety Tips; Safe Playground Equipment

Get a Job
What does it take to get a job that will lead to a successful career path? This WebQuest helps students identify positions on the job market and career interests, and understand the application and interview process.
High School
Business Careers, English Language Arts
job, career, resume, interests, survey, interview, WebQuest, cover letter, job search, high school, business, TeachNet, Hornik

Get a Life!
Get A Life! is a program that is designed to help students begin preparation for life after high school. It starts with the students creating a web page in which they describe the life they wish to have in ten years. Then they begin research on potential careers. They take several assessment quizzes to find out what career would be suitable for them.
High School
Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Internet, Software Programs
careers, web pages, Photoshop, college, jobs, Anderson, vocational education, TeachNet

Get Organized with Google Applications
Students will gain an understanding of the power of the Google Applications as organizational tools to better facilitate time management and student achievement while utilizing state of the art Web 2.0 tools. Students will learn to set up Google/G-mail accounts, personalize their homepage (iGoogle) and toolbar, and use applications to fulfill assignments, collaborate with others in online editing, and keep online calendar(s).
High School
Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Internet, Software Programs
Communication and Collaboration, iGoogle

Getting Down with the Alphabet
Students in a photo club decided to develop an Alphabet Book. They were engaged in an activity that requires higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. The students become more aware of their surroundings and were excited to be at school. They learned how to use digital cameras, scanners, printers, Abobe Photoshop, Apple iMovie, and AppleWorks.
High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts
photography, Alphabet book, Photoshop, multimedia, McMahon-Dyogi, TeachNet

Gif Animation
In this program, students learn how to make GIF animations using Photoshop and Image Ready software. GIF stands for "Graphics Interchange Format," but the process is much easier than it initially sounds. The GIF format stores multiple frames of illustration that give the appearance of movement when the frames are displayed individually.
High School
Technology Media
Digital Media, Software Programs
gif, animation, Photoshop, images, tutorials

Global Rap
This resource should strengthen understanding of the contextual importance of music making in different cultures. By working with a musical genre which is already part of their cultural world, we should be able to make classroom music more engaging for our students.
Middle School , High School
Music, Social Studies
Community Culture, Global History
rap, world music, global music, musical genre

Globalization & Us
At the end of this unit, students will understand the positive and negative impacts of globalization. They learn and understand that it is a phenomenon that changes from day to day and plays a large role in all of our lives.
High School
Mathematics, Social Studies
Money, Geography Habitats, Global History
economics trade

Go Girls Book Club
Returning from a visit to the Boston Women's Memorial, high school girls in a Peer Leaders class select poet Phillis Wheatley as their literary role model. They organize a Go Girls Book Club (GGBC) concentrating on stories of young women who deal with personal and social challenges.
High School
English Language Arts
Literature, Reading Literacy
reading, women in history, teen book club, Phillis Wheatley, GGBC, Boston

Good Advice: By Students, For Students
Students who are completing their first year at a new school create an illuminated manuscript--a handbook for incoming students. The students reflect on their first year. From their own experience, they give advice to the incoming students about how to be academically successful and enjoy their new school.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Drawing, Graphic Arts, Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture
advice handbook school culture

Government of the people, by the people and for the people
Students learn how the Bill of Rights influences their everyday lives in America, and they analyze the role of government in the lives of its citizens and non-citizens.
High School
ESL, Social Studies
American History
bill of rights, constitution, america, rights

Grandi Uomini della Storia Italiana
This unit introduces students to famous Italians throughout history. Pages are written in both English and Italian, and can appeal to either a foreign language class or a history class.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Social Studies
Art History, Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
Italy, Italians, art history, Renaissance, Dante, Leonardo DaVinci, Gallileo, Michelangelo

Graphing and Analyzing Our School's Attendance
This project will serve two main instructional purposes. First, it will create a sense of community and will help students understand their school and the community around them. Second, it is a great way to introduce major concepts such as histograms, pie graphs, and many other statistical concepts that sometimes seem totally abstract.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Software Programs
attendance, graphing, school data, histogram, pie chart, excel

Graphs and Co-Ordinates
This unit aligns with the Heinemann Core Mathematics 1 textbook. This project covers Chapters 4 and 5, graphs and co-ordinates.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics
Algebra
graphs, co-ordinates, math

Habsburgs, Inc.
This WebQuest is designed to help students understand and apply principles of organization and rule in current day businesses or organizations that can be gleaned from an examination of this dynasty. Students will gather Internet research about the Hapsburg Dynasty, then will take one of four roles as determined by the WebQuest. They will then evaluate the effect of the dynasty and apply the ruling principals and structure to a modern-day organization or business.
High School
Business Careers, Social Studies
Global History

Happy Birthday USA!
Happy Birthday USA! is a cooperative ESL project built into a WebQuest that offers English Language Learners an opportunity to research American culture and history, while practicing listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It culminates in the production and presentation of a multi-media celebration that is simultaneously fun and academically beneficial.
High School
ESL, Social Studies
American History, Community Culture
America American culture history USA US U.S. United States of 4th Fourth July webquest ESL english second language learners proficiency limited proficient revolution independence revolutionary war celebrate celebration

Harlem Renaissance Artists and Writers
Students read, analyze, and discuss poems and relate them to their own life experiences, as well as to what they have learned about the African American experience in their history classes. They write original poems about their own experiences, using the poems we have read as models.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Art History, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, American History, Community Culture
African-American

Have I Got News for You
"Have I Got News For You" is a global current affairs project suitable for children aged nine and upwards, which encourages students to find out what's going on in the world, to analyze world events, and to discuss global issues with their peers. Guided by the teacher, and facilitated by technology, students are required to research news stories, report to the class and contribute to a class newsletter.
Middle School , High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Journalism, Writing, Community Culture, Global History
newsletter journalism events current news global media writing write issues world research report newspaper television TV

Having Our Say
In the book, Having Our Say, by Sarah and Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth, students read an oral history account of two African-American sisters' rise from the Jim Crow south to becoming professional women. This provides the context for students to study an unfortunate but highly relevant part of American history.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Non Fiction, Writing, American History
portfolio note-taking Jim Crow Having Our Say Delany segregation south American American W.E.B. DuBois African-American racism discrimination oral history double-entry notes essays primary source documents

Higher Reading and Listening in French
The third in a series designed for GCSE students for Reading and Listening in French.
High School
Foreign Language
French, Francais

History School: A Learner's Resource
The main objectives of this site is to provide straight forward notes for students on various topics covered in the a history course and to also provide tests and presentations that can be used by teachers in the class room.
Middle School , High School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
Ireland, Irish history

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 Math: A Practical Approach
This web-based assignment is of particular benefit to Deaf or Hard of Hearing students as it provides a method of communication not reliant on sound. Pricing a holiday online is an ideal application of Internet technology to help reduce feelings of isolation.
High School
Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media
Money, Internet, Software Programs
budget, travel, planning, deaf and hard of hearing, report, holiday

Home Sweet Home
The purpose of this program is to help students see the math involved in fulfilling one of the American Dreams: buying a house. The students use the Internet to find a home as well as the interest rates that banks charge to finance that home.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Money, Internet, Software Programs
home, buying, money, spreadsheets, excel, powerpoint, loan

Hotlinks for Student Journalists
Students go to the hot links page on the web and then choose other student articles to read from all over the country. Depending on what type of article, commentary or feature/news, the students evaluate articles.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, Internet
journalism journalist newspaper media writing write student articles ideas paper links Internet

Hovercraft
This project aims to give pupils practical and scientific activities in the production of a hovercraft. Pupils learn how to shape and joint polystyrene, card and wood, and also assemble an electric circuit.
High School
Science
Physics, Scientific Method
hovercraft, electricity, electric circuit

Human and Physical Coast Geography
This resource, aimed primarily at Key Stage 4 (UK), but useful for other key stages is delivered primarily through PowerPoint, and links to a variety of student activities and relevant websites, and also the teacher's own photographs and diagrams.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Photography, Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts
geography, mapping, coast, coastal, PowerPoint, photography

Human Rights: Europe, Environment & Government
Through the use of interactive exercises this website reinforces many of the theoretical elements of Civic, Social and Political Education.
High School
Social Studies
Global History

Illustrated Children's Books
In this unit of study, students will research (online) the Caldecott Award as it relates to the visual arts; select and research a specific illustrator who has received a Caldecott Award and submit their findings using an online submission process; write and illustrate a book for a small child with a cultural connection; create decorated "paste papers" for use in creating book images in a collage process; and, manipulate created images using Adobe Photoshop software to develop pages.
High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Drawing, Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

In Search of Dracula: History and Imagination
Starting with the image of Dracula as both historical and supernatural character, this program takes the reader into the realm of imagination seen across times, peoples, and cultures. The theme is the effect of supernatural beliefs reflected in history, language, literature, and the arts.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Literature, Global History
Dracula Bram Stoker vampire supernatural Vlad Impaler film literature gothic primary source Romania Transylvania

Inherit the Wind
High school English students from grades nine through twelve explore the theory of evolution and read the highly relevant play Inherit The Wind and a series of articles and essays about the famous Scopes trial that centered around the right to teach evolution. They incorporate technology as they research the topic and write their own essays on whether evolution should be taught in school.
High School
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Literature, Writing, Biology, American History
Inherit the Wind Clarence Darrow evolution Scopes writing essay persuasive Lawrence Lee drama play point of view Kansas

Insulation
This project looks at the effects of insulating a house with cavity wall materials, carpets and draught excluders, loft insulation and double glazing methods
High School
Mathematics, Science, Technology Media
insulation, energy efficiency, TeachNet UK, TeachNet

Interactive Exam Presentations & Tutorials
The project is intended to be a teaching resource, which would be used by the teacher in the classroom. Diagrams are of a high quality and are built up cumulatively, with each step explained along the way demonstrating how a conclusion was reached rather than just giving a static picture of the final work. This dynamic nature of the site makes it easier for the teacher ( or pupil ) to quickly go over the explanation again from scratch which should aid understanding.
High School
Mathematics
Algebra

Interactive French Exercises for Year 8
This resource offers interactive PowerPoint exercises for mixed ability groups in French language learning. Most feature vocabulary practice, levelled reading exercises, and levelled written tasks.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language
French, Francais

Interactive French Exercises for Year 9
This resource offers interactive PowerPoint exercises for mixed ability groups in Year 9 French language learning. Most feature vocabulary practice, levelled reading exercises, and levelled written tasks.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language
French, Francais, PowerPoint

Interactive Textbooks
In this unit, each student works on a chosen topic related to technology and creates an educational interactive textbook with text, graphics, animation, buttons, review questions, assignments, and a quiz.
High School
Technology Media
Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs
Interactive textbooks

Interactive Trigonometry Solutions
This website provides an interactive and visually powerful presentation covering Trigonometry. The material is provided in PowerPoint 2003 format with many animations to help students visualize the concepts required for this subject.
High School
Mathematics
Numbers Statistics
trigonometry

Interpreting Shakespeare's Macbeth
This program's emphasis on Macbeth helps and motivates students to understand William Shakespeare's language. Using computers and the Internet lets students post their work to a wide audience that includes students in their class, school, and the world beyond.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Journalism, Literature, Writing, Ancient Civilizations
Macbeth Shakespeare Elizabethan Scotland witches Microsoft Front Page online newspaper article journal letter image search FTP England drama play theatre theater

Introduction to Biology
This resource comprises four PowerPoint-based exercises covering four basic Biology modules.
Middle School , High School
Science
Biology
PowerPoint, biology

Introduction to Business
This series of tasks aims to start students thinking about some of the issues surrounding the setting up of a new business. It would work well at the start of the school year for Year 10/high school pupils as an introduction to what business is all about.
High School
Business Careers
business, entrepreneurship

Introduction to Number Systems
This site aims to serve as an introduction to number systems with the aid of visual and interactive tools. It is divided into two main sections, Natural Numbers and Integers. The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers are prerequisites for the material in this site.
High School
Mathematics
Numbers Statistics
numbers, integers, whole numbers, factors

Introductory Skills for GCSE
This is a course of six lessons, establishing a basic knowledge of equipment, media, product analysis, presentation, and drawing techniques for GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) Graphics Products and Product Design.
High School
Fine Arts, Business Careers, Technology Media
Drawing, Media Literacy, Visual Arts
media, product design, graphics, graphic products, GCSE

Invisible Workers
Invisible Workers gives students insight into the under-appreciated people whose jobs affect our everyday lives. The students interview people who work in a variety of fields and learn about the requirements, opportunities, and unique characteristics of their jobs.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Drawing, Graphic Arts, Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media
workers minimum wage invisible interview animation story working poor employees economy work job shift drawing web page html employment

Irish Government Acts
The aim of this project is to help students and teachers deal with the seven pieces of legislation required for the Leaving Certificate Business syllabus in Ireland.
High School
Business Careers, Technology Media
Internet
Irish government, legislation, legislative acts, business, companies, employment, PowerPoint lessons, rights, TeachNet, Ireland

Irish Politics
This project introduces students to the structure of Irish government and their rights and responsibilities of being a citizen.
High School
Social Studies
Global History

It's Elemental
This project focuses on elements, the Periodic Table, and basic chemistry concepts necessary for an understanding of chemical bonding. An interactive periodic table gives immediate access to up-to-date information which is not possible with a static textbook.
High School
Science, Science
Chemistry
periodic table element elements elemental concept concepts chemical bonding web quest webquest compounds compound definition definitions

Jack the Ripper
For students studying a changing Britain in the late 1800s, this resource focuses on the circumstances leading to the rise of a monster like Jack the Ripper, his victims, and the suspects.
Middle School , High School
Social Studies
Global History
Jack the Ripper, Britain, England, murder, serial killer

Jazz
Students will find out a little about Jazz, by completing a series of written, listening and research assignments. Through these tasks they will learn about the origins of Jazz, the main musical features of Jazz, some Jazz styles, instruments and musicians.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Music, Social Studies
Performing Arts, American History, Community Culture
jazz music negro spirituals african american black New Orleans history blues musicians musician chord patterns pattern rhythm melody rhythmic melodic work songs syncopation scat riff

Jewel of the Mississippi Delta
Our students created a website to deliver curriculum on the rich cultural, civic history of Mound Bayou, Mississippi, one of the first and only all black townships in America. Many materials created by the students are completely downloadable, found on this site, and are ready for use by other teachers.
High School
Social Studies
American History, Community Culture

Jigsaw Class - Accelerated Learning
A "jigsaw class" is split into small groups. Each group researches a topic based on one of the nine intelligences and imparts their knowledge to the rest of the class by way of presentations and interactive resources.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Writing, Internet
jigsaw class, multiple intelligences, accelerated learning, presentation, learning styles, posters, cooperative groups, posters, UK, TeachNet, learning skills

John F. Kennedy
This topic forms part of the historical study of the twentieth century, looking at the consequences of the World Wars and the Cold War, and focusing on the era of John F. Kennedy's presidency in the United States.
Middle School , High School
American History, Global History
Kennedys, Cold War, 1960s, John F. Kennedy, assassination, presidents

Junior Science Pressure
This site was designed to provide a range of resources which students should find attractive and teachers useful in the topic of pressure at junior science level. A number of investigations are described but users are encouraged to do their own.
High School
Science
Physics, Scientific Method

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

Know Your Sport Challenge
This is a project which challenges you to find out all there is to know about the sport that you love, or the sport that you want to know more about. To fulfill this challenge, you can use the Internet to discover answers to the various parts. There is an opportunity to interview a player to gain a deep view into what their sport or activity means to them.
Middle School , High School
Health Phys Ed
sport, sports

Laethanta Saoire
A series of exercises and activities to introduce and reinforce the vocabulary associated with Laethanta Saoire.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language, Social Studies
Community Culture
Gaelic, Irish, Ireland

Lance Armstrong: Tour de France
This program aims to enable students to be able to write an essay about the triumphs and difficulties in the life of champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong. This program offers many opportunities for teaching across the curricula of English Language Arts and Global Studies.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Writing, Community Culture, Global History
Lance Armstrong essay bicycle cycling sports france competition writing write tour de overcoming difficulties challenges bike race paraphrasing paraphraze

Language through Drama
This project aims to bring together students to learn and practice foreign languages through drama. The added benefits are to link the languages curriculum with a vocational course and to give students invaluable practice in both language speaking and presentation.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Foreign Language
Performing Arts
French, drama, presentation, speaking, acting

Learning Chinese the Challenge Way
In this unit, students conduct extensive research (including online research and cooperative learning with students in Taiwan) that integrates reading, writing, oral language development and web authoring into a lesson that they study, and construct a web site to reflect different aspects of their learning experience.
High School
Foreign Language, Social Studies
Community Culture
Taiwan Chinese China language

Learning Global History Through Technology
Given choices, students decide what themes in Global History they would like to explore. In teams, they write scripts and later create videos incorporating appropriate graphics.
High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Global History, Digital Media, Video

Learning How We Learn
The goal of this project is to help students identify their own preferred learning and social interaction styles. Using the Paragon Learning Style Inventory (PLSI), students can begin to understand how they learn best, appreciate how others learn differently, and develop tools and strategies that will help them proactively problem-solve obstacles to their education.
Middle School , High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet
Career Development, Occupational Studies, learning style

Leaving Certificate Poets
High school students are led into an indepth study of classic poetry. Students uncover biographical information on poets as well as create a literary poster using Microsoft Publisher.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Software Programs
poetry poet poem Microsoft Publisher Sylvia Plath Robert Frost Gerard Manley Hopkins William Wordsworth Seamus Heaney literature

Let's Plan a Trip
Students will be able to navigate the Internet to find information relevant to their chosen destinations; answer directed questions in writing; apply research to a portfolio writing assignment, in the form of a journal, postcards, or travel brochure; and use Microsoft Word, MGI Photosuite, and/or PowerPoint to design a final project. Through this project, students will see the real-world application of Internet research.
High School
ESL, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
ESL, travel, trip, research, postcards, brochure, destination

Life and Death of a Star Videocasts
Students spend several weeks learning about the life and death of a star. Students are then asked to make a model of this process, and then create a video podcast that will provide students with the opportunity to explain what they've learned in greater detail as well as incorporate digital diagrams and animations to help them explain this process.Students spend several weeks learning about the life and death of a star. Students are then asked to make a model of this process, and then create a video podcast that will provide students with the opportunity to explain what they've learned in greater detail as well as incorporate digital diagrams and animations to help them explain this process.
High School
Science, Technology Media
Earth Science, Internet, Video
Video Podcast, star life cycle nebula, protostar, fusion/ignition, main sequence, super giant, red giant, white dwarf, black hole

Life Cycle of the Flowering Plant
This unit discusses plant reproduction and the life cycle of a plant for high school students.
High School
Science
Botany
plant life cycle pollination fertilization fruit seed germination soil plants reproduction 5 five stages dispersal

Life Style Finances
Life Style Finances is designed to prepare students with the financial skills to meet their everyday needs both now and in life after school. It covers the following topics income, expenditure, budgeting, credit, debt, savings, banking, insurance and taxation.
High School
Business Careers, Mathematics
Accounting, Money
business, finance, money, financial literacy,

Lincoln's Legacy- Then and Now
he Lincoln's Legacy- Then and Now project/unit will focus students on researching and studying specific events during Lincoln 's lifetime and how he was perceived by the public. I find that many students (and Americans) have a historically inaccurate view of the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. This unit will attempt to bring out the misconceptions we all share about President Lincoln and his legacy. This project/unit will help students learn in great detail about some of the criticisms and endorsements that President Lincoln faced before, during and after his presidency.
High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Internet
United States History, Government, sectionalism, the Civil War, Reconstruction, research

Linear Programming
Linear Inequalities can be used in a practical way (hence the name Linear Programming) to solve real life practical problems. Even if it may seem quite theoretical in a first approach, linear programming has a lot of practical applications in real problems.
High School
Mathematics
Geometry
graphing, geometry, linear programming,

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

Loving Literature: Changing Communities
Who says The Cat in the Hat is just for kids? Students study classics in children's literature with a special focus on reading and analyzing several Dr. Seuss stories. Writing their own books for children leads the young authors to a local elementary school where they read their original works to youngsters.
High School
English Language Arts
Performing Arts, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing
Dr. Seuss children's literature creative writing books children book reading morals Eric Carle Shel Silverstein story line map author read-aloud summary stories

Lucy's Literacy Legacy - Portrait of a Women's Rights Leader
TEACHBoston students examine three local public arts portraits of Lucy Stone. Focusing on her life, they study her role in the women's rights movement through comparative readings, Internet research, and children's literature. Students gather and organize information for their own written portraits of this passionate reformer.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Literature, Writing, American History
Lucy Stone, biography, women's rights, Boston

Lyndon B. Johnson & Vietnam
In this unit, we examine the war through primary sources. Each part of the war outlined in the contents will have a brief historical background and there will be links to primary sources. To aid students there will be questions on each of the sources given.
High School
Social Studies
American History
Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson, Vietnam War, 1960s, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Movement, protests,

Making Sense of Slavery
This unit is about reexamining the institution of slavery in the United States. An institution which has greatly influenced the development and present power dynamics of our country is still largely misunderstood by many in our nation. This unit provides students the opportunity to reexamine this institution with more depth in hopes of having a deeper understanding of it.
High School
Social Studies
American History
slavery

Making Sense of Text
"Making Sense of Text" is a resource primarily for students who struggle with discussing or writing about literary elements. Additionally, this resource would be a good review for any student who is preparing to take the English Regents.
High School
Reading Literacy, Writing, Media Literacy
English Regents, Google Sites,literary elements

Map Skills for Geographers
This self-navigating project takes you through scale and distance, contours, grid references, and use of maps with photographs.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Social Studies
Photography, Geography Habitats
geography, maps, scale, distance, grids, photography, mapping

Mass Production
This design and technology resource covers aspects of Mass Production, focusing on the manufacture of a mechanical acrobat and researching the importance of levers.
Middle School, High School
Science, Science
Physics, Scientific Method, Community Culture
mass production, production, mechanics, acrobat, manufacturing, levers

Math B Regents Review Wiki
The goal of the project is to help students prepare for the New York state Math B regents exam. Working together, students create a comprehensive review wiki covering two year's of topics. This project enables students to teach each other, and gives the teacher a clear assessment of what topics students are still struggling with.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Algebra, Geometry, Internet, Software Programs
Math regents, review, geometry, algebra II, trig

Math News
Students will write news articles explaining mathematical concepts. Any topic taught can be converted into a verbal explanation or a creative story. By thinking and eventually writing about why they follow certain procedures, students enhance their understanding of basic operations.
High School
English Language Arts, Mathematics
Journalism, Writing, Algebra, Geometry, Numbers Statistics

Mean, Median and Mode
This unit combines mathematics and technology to teach students how to find the mean, median, and mode for a set of data. This a great project to introduce statistics.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Internet
mean, median, mode, data, analysis

Meat--Farm to Fork: A Home Economics WebQuest
The site focuses on Meat from the Food Studies and Consumer Studies perspective of a Home Economics course as well as providing some interesting and simple recipes. The site is designed using a webquest structure and it encourages students to become independent learners and construct their own learning.
High School
Business Careers, Health Phys Ed

Mechanics
This unit includes many links to helpful sites which can reinforce any material covered. The site approaches some of the theory in a manner that can not be found in textbooks.
High School
Science
Physics
mechanics

Melody Writing for Music Students
This project shows how: a. to continue a given opening to complete a 16-bar melody with modulation. b. to cope with parameters such as a dance style, metre or form and c. to set a text to music. An ability to read and hear notated music does not come naturally to everyone. However, students can work towards aural competence in this area by working through the interactive examples.
High School
Music

Microbiology
This project was designed as a resource for the classroom biology teacher. It deals with topics such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. In addition to the textbook like content, endeavours have been made to include as much animation and interactivity as possible while utilising the power of the Internet to integrate effectively into teaching.
High School
Science
Biology

Microscopy--The Microscopic World
This project is designed to introduce students to the microscopic world. The Project should familiarize students with the parts of a microscope and best practice for its use. The aim of the project is to provide a resource that could be used to enhance students’ lab based investigation of plant and animal cells.
High School
Science
Biology,Botany

Microsight-Life Through a Lens
This site is intended to introduce students to the world of the microscope. It is intended to stimulate interest and encourage practical activity, not to replace their hands-on investigation using a real microscope. Text is kept to a minimum to make the pages more useful as a teaching and learning tool - images can be used to prompt questions, and text can be revealed as needed.
Middle School , High School
Science
Biology, Scientific Method

Microsoft Excel for Math Teachers
This site was created to make the life of a math teacher a little easier. It shows teachers how to use Excel to assist in the teaching of mathematics, including tutorials for creating spreadsheets, graphs, histograms, and more.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Software Programs
math, excel, graphs, tutorials tutorial how to use

Milk: The Complete Food
This webquest on the importance of milk in the diet, focuses on milk from a food studies and consumer studies perspective as well as providing some interesting and simple recipes for a home economics curriculum. The site also caters to special needs students by using larger fonts to make reading easier.
Middle School , High School
Health Phys Ed, Science, Special Ed
Biology
milk, nutrition, food, diet, webquest

MS Means Must Succeed: Changing Attitudes Toward the Disabled
MS Means Must Succeed is a five-month program that provides students with an opportunity to become sensitive to the needs and abilities of physically disabled adults. The project teaches the philosophy that people can excel despite their circumstances by demonstrating how science and technology enable disabled people to live useful lives.
Middle School , High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Community Culture, Email
disabled acorn people read epals epal pen pal correspondence correspond multiple sclerosis physically challenged Boston marathon disability

Much Ado About Nothing
This project covers the Shakespeare play, and is also preparation for Key Stage 3 tests and is driven by a PowerPoint presentation and links to worksheets, activities, and revision exercises in Publisher and Word.
Middle School , High School
English Language Arts
Literature
Shakespeare, testing, literature, PowerPoint

Music Remix
Computer based music production, remixing and working with samples, can motivate those pupils who have limited or no instrumental and/or notation reading skills. It allows them to work with important compositional concepts such as structure, timbre, texture and arranging.
High School
Music, Technology Media
Software Programs
music, remix, styles, structure, timbre, texture, arranging, software, equipment, sound, UK, TeachNet

My Chemical Spaces
My Chemical Spaces focuses on the periodic table of the elements. After learning about the design of the table and general properties of different groups of elements, the students design a Myspace page for an assigned chemical element.
High School
ESL, Science, Technology Media
Chemistry, Media Literacy
myspace, periodic table, elements

Networking - Techies as Teachers
How does networking work? Bilingual students with backgrounds in computer technologies demystify how information travels via global networking. By developing and presenting mini-workshops, they enhance the computer knowledge of their lower school classmates.
High School
Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs
Computer Terminology, LAN, Networking, NIC, PC, RJ-45, Internet, Patch Cable, Wiring, School to Career, Service Learning, Technology, Technology Careers

New York City Water Quality Assessment Project
Students investigate the quality of water as it interacts with the environment, determining how these components affect ecosystems. Students analyze case studies of a water body in their area and make recommendations to the community about the current drinking water and water ecosystem.
High School
Mathematics, Science
Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Physics, Scientific Method

Non-Objective Constructed Sculpture
In this program, students work through a series of activities that teach them to look at design within other images and to build on the captured design as a format for a piece of artwork. Because students conduct their own research through a guided format, they stay focused on the desired topic and outcome, and they bring a variety of information and personal reflections to the classroom environment for sharing.
High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Sculpture, Internet, Visual Arts
sculpture, design, Wittfeld, non-objective, three-dimensional, art history

Number
These five series of projects are aligned to the Heinemann Core Mathematics 2 textbook and cover 11 topics [offered as 'chapters']. The chapters can be followed sequentially, or in the order suggested by Helen within the resource. The first topic [Number] covers geometric sequences and series.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics
Algebra, Numbers Statistics
numbers, math

On the Trail of the Easter Rising of 1916
This unit will aid students' understanding of the Easter Rising of 1916. It reflects political developments up to 1916 and shows how the uprising had a major impact on political change in Ireland in successive years.
High School
Social Studies
Global History

Online Cookbook
Students will cook a recipe, take pictures of each ingredient and step, and post it in the form of an online cookbook. Students will learn how to read a recipe, cook, measure ingredients and operate cooking machinery. Students will also learn how to operate a digital camera and upload pictures onto a Web site or blog. Finally, teachers should incorporate a mini-lesson on kitchen safety into this lesson.
Middle School , High School
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Digital Media, Internet
cooking, recipe, vocational skills

Online Resources for Teaching Italian
Here one will find reviews of web sites which provide a variety of engaging tasks to complement the teaching of Italian language and culture.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language, Technology Media
Internet
Italian, communication, language, culture, resources, foreign language, grammar, vocabulary, quizzes, Italian cities, sports, food, TeachNet

Open for Business: Get Ready for HS Internships
"Open For Business: Get Ready for HS Internships” gives the students the opportunity to discuss fears and expectations of the work world, and prepare themselves for internships.
High School
Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet
internship, internships, work, resume, interview, interviewing, job, Meryl Meisler, career, writing, TeachNet, high school

Oral History Interview & Essay
In this unit, students learn how to do an oral history interview, and then set out to talk to a member of their family. They also learn how to take their transcript and turn it into an essay for publication.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture
oral history interview family writing contest discussion forum message board note-taking personal essay questioning skills

Order in the Supreme Court
Students reenact a Supreme Court case and then write a DBQ essay related to that court case. The Supreme Court reenactment helps students to remember the information about the period in great detail, to think critically about the debate over segregation, and at same time, practice the skills they need for the DBQ essay part of the test.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Writing, American History
writing, performance, debate, court, supreme court, DBQ, testing, test prep

Our Viking Settlement
The aim of this project is to develop an understanding of daily life in a Viking settlement, through active learning.
Middle School , High School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations

Out Loud: Preparing for a Poetry Read-Aloud
Out Loud enables students to use the Internet and technology--not to remain silent, but to enhance performance. This program prepares students for a public poetry-reading performance. Using available technology and the Internet as a main resource, students were able to increase their comfort level, search for materials, and seek specific advice on performance and poetry reading.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Performing Arts, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Video
poetry poem slam read aloud performance reading genre oral tradition audio class video poetic hip hop out loud teen poets Maya Angelou Langston Hughes Paul Lawrence Dunbar Margaret Walker database collection rubric African Def National

Parks for Peace
What happens when a long awaited neighborhood park finally opens? For the student television crew at a high school, just yards away from a newly dedicated park and a famous nineteenth century historic site, it's time for: community education, mentoring younger park buddies, and remembering former student Louis D. Brown a victim of violent crime.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Journalism, Writing, Video
Blithedale Romance, Brook Farm, Environment, Louis D. Brown, Mentoring, Millennium Park, Multi Media, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Public Safety, Service Learning, School to Career, Sophia Ripley, Transcendentalism, Utopian Community, Video

Photoelectric Effect
This web site was designed as a resource for those who wish to learn about the photoelectric effect--history, theory, applications, and more.
High School
Science, Technology Media
Physics, Internet, Software Programs
photoelectric, photocell, Einstein, physics, electromagnetism,theory, science, high school, TeachNet, Ireland

Photoshop Brush and Shape Tools
This program is comprised of two step-by-step introductory Photoshop lessons with screen shots and clear descriptions of the correct tools to select. It enables students to be creative and includes manipulating and writing about shapes along with technological development.
High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts
Photoshop, brush, shape, tools, haiku, Anderson

Physical Science Experiments
Experiments are the life-blood of the physical sciences. There are experiments on Light, Sound, Heat and Electricity. The general methods used here can be used throughout your course.
High School
Science
Physics
physical science experiment experiments Joule's law Boyle's Boyle Joule heat water evaporation speed sound light lens snell snell's water focal length

Physics and Chemistry Combined Course
This online course will assist students studying both topics. It contains web sites, pdf files, and Word worksheets for download.
High School
Science, Technology Media
Chemistry, Physics, Internet, Software Programs
physics, chemistry, light, electricity, magnetism, radioactivity, atomic theory, chemical equations, electrolysis, acids and bases, TeachNet, science, high school

Physiological Psychology
A presentation provides an introduction to the module and an overview of the four core study area while a Flash quiz and an extensive Q&A sheet provide consolidation.
High School
Science
Biology
flash, quiz, psychology, human brain

Podcasting in the Classroom
This project was designed to be a culminating activity for a 9th grade Music History unit covering popular music in America during the 1930s. Student podcasts are created through the use of images, sound bytes, written information, and multimedia.
Middle School , High School
Music, Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Community Culture, Digital Media
podcast, podcasting, podcasts, audio, Audacity, Great Depression, musicians, 1930s

Podcasts: Evolution & Biotechnology
In this project, students will be held accountable in addressing the publics misconceptions on the Theory of Evolution. Each team will present their educational piece in the form of a radioshow via podcasting. Students are encouraged to be creative scientists to connect their show with current research on evolutionary biology and the history of science.
High School
Science
Biology, Earth Science, Scientific Method
biotechnology, podcast, podcasting

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

Practical Networking
Computer networking is a component of every GCSE (UK) and A level ICT course, but it is largely theoretical. By the use of photographs and illustrations, this site gives a practical introduction to using network components.
High School
Business Careers, Technology Media
Media Literacy, Software Programs
network, computer networking

PreSERVING America's Past with the Objects of Our History
Can archeology help students understand America's past? In Boston and other construction site areas throughout the nation, the answer is yes. As students complete a virtual tour of artifacts excavated from their city's neighborhoods, they visualize how Native American and colonial peoples lived.
High School
Social Studies, Special Ed
American History, Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats
big dig Boston archaeology Native American Americans history artifact fossil artifacts fossils excavate excavated objects

Presidential Decisions
It is important for students to understand what is behind the decisions that are made in the Oval Office. Students will study four periods in American History when critical decisions were made by Presidents concerning wars within and wars with foreign foes.
High School
Social Studies
American History
American history America president presidential Abraham Lincoln Woodrow Wilson war civil slavery Franklin D. Delano Roosevelt Lyndon Johnson Vietnam world war one I world war two II United States U.S. US oval office white house research Internet civil rights Hitler

ProDesktop Plane
This project comprises a series of PowerPoint presentations which take the user through the steps needed to create a biplane in Prodesktop 2000i2.
High School
Technology Media
Software Programs, Visual Arts
ProDesktop, plane, software, sketching, dimensions, UK, TeachNet

Protest and Reform
This resource covers five lessons surrounding protest and reform in Industrial Britain. The lessons and activities are designed to be used in the Key Stage 3 (UK) history classroom.
Middle School , High School
Social Studies
Global History
reform, industrialization, unionization, workers rights, working day, Britain, United Kingdom

Quit Smoking: Together We Can Do It!
Students utilize the Internet to research smoking and second-hand smoke. In addition to studying its effects and health risks, they examine social, physical, and environmental causes and motivations for smoking as well as statistics (age, gender, ethnicity) related to nicotine addiction.
High School
Health Phys Ed, Science
Biology
Quit Smoking Second Hand cancer Health Risks risk Passive Environmental Tobacco Smoke Workplace nicotine addictive

Radioactivity
The aim of this project is to provide students with a multimedia resource to learn about radioactivity. The site is designed in such a way that students can easily link from theory to applications and back again (within the site).
High School
Science
Physics

Radioactivity
Radioactivity is measured with a Geiger-Muller Tube [GM-Tube] - this is connected to a Ratemeter or Counter. The project utilises an Excel spreadsheet to model this arrangement and to test a number of hypotheses.
High School
Science, Technology Media
Software Programs
radioactivity, gm-tube, science, spreadsheet, TeachNet

Reach Up - Reach Out to a Lifetime of Service Learning
In a school determined to improve, students learn about public service in Strategies for Success, the school's transition program. Experiencing hands-on training at their Academy of Public Service, they find themselves on pathways to a stronger community.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Community Culture
citizenship, strategies for success, heroes, mentors, violence prevention, food drive

Recipes Around the World
Pupils will learn about other cultures and share this information with the class using a multimedia presentation. Through this project, students learn how to do online research and how to create effective web pages--all while having fun!
High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet
Internet search research web page pages design create learn how to country countries global world around across recipe recipes cook food cuisine publish present culture

Recycle with EPA - Entrepreneurial Paper Activities
How can students Think Globally, Act Locally? A team of ungraded high schoolers and bilingual ninth graders responded to this challenge by applying recycling guidelines to a venture capitalist model. Students visited a recycle center and a plastic s museum to assess how discarded material can evolve into useful and/or aesthetic objects. Identifying paper overuse as a major school problem, the young entrepreneurs hosted representatives from Earthworm, Inc. and learned how to recycle school paper.
High School
Business Careers, ESL, Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science, Ecology, Origami, Paper Making, Paper Recycling, Re-use, Re-duce, Re-cycle, Recycled Art, Student Entrepreneurs, Think Globally Act Locally, Water Testing

Relational Databases
This project provides instruction on creating a loan system using a relational database in MS Access. Students work through exemplar materials to address the Key Stage 4 curriculum for ICT (UK).
Middle School , High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Money, Software Programs
Microsoft Access, database, MS Access, loan, loans

Religious Themes in Shakespeare
This unit looks at the religious themes in a number of Shakespeare plays, including plays commonly studied in high school. The focus of this unit is on particular speeches that highlight key religious themes.
High School
English Language Arts
Literature

Repeat Patterns
In this project pupils will use a range of software applications to explore and create motifs that are then built up into repeating decorative patterns.
High School
Fine Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Geometry, Software Programs, Visual Arts
art and design, patterns, grids, tesselation, motif, grid magic, computer design, UK, TeachNet

Researching Your Fashion Design Portfolio
Students will learn how to incorporate researched details into original fashion design collections. Students will conduct online research on current fashion trends, a visual artist, the traditional cultural dress of a specific ethnic group and fabrics.This research will become the basis for a Fashion Design Portfolio.
High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Drawing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs
Design Portfolio, fashion trends, traditional clothing , research

Revision Skills in French
This project provides students with skills revision while researching a famous French celebrity. Suggestions as to how the activities can be tailored for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students are included.
Middle School , High School
Foreign Language
French, francais, celebrity, revision

River Field Studies
This Website is designed as a template to provide both teachers and students with a clearly defined structure and direction for the theoretical and empirical work involved in Geographical Investigation / fieldwork.
High School
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Scientific Method, Geography Habitats

Romeo and Juliet: The Theme of Love in Literature and the Arts
This unit begins with a discussion about love, and progresses through readings from Plato (Symposium), Shakespeare (Sonnets), Dickinson, F. G. Lorca, and others. Lessons are complemented with music, video, and Internet resources, culminating in the writing of a play based on Romeo and Juliet but set in modern times.
High School
English Language Arts, ESL
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing
Romeo and Juliet, literature, love, arts, culture, ESL, Regents

Rx for Tired Classrooms - Voc Ed to the Rescue
Students, who are just beginning to investigate building and carpentry careers, advertise their shop know-how. They enhance classrooms by installing white boards and bulletin boards along with rehabbing chalkboards and creating storage areas throughout the campus. They recycle materials commonly labeled unusable, manage their time, and analyze and solve problems while actively improving the learning environment.
High School
Business Careers, Special Ed
vocational ed, writing, carpentry, shop, school to career, service learning

Sacred Places, Sacred Spaces
Students will travel around the world learning about sacred places, times, and rituals within Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Middle School , High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Global History, Internet
sacred times, festivals, pilgrimage, worship, holy place, religion, christianity, judaism, islam, TeachNet

Saving the Rainforests
This unit on the rainforest touches upon almost all standards for English Language Arts. Students will be able to read and comprehend informational material. In response to the reading, they will be able to write a persuasive business letter. As a group they will be able to formulate possible solutions to the rainforest problem. Their business letter will demonstrate an understanding of the rules of the English language in written and oral work. Before e-mailing their letters they will revise their work to improve its clarity and effectiveness.
High School
ESL, Science, Technology Media
Internet
rainforests, business letter, Brazil, research, KWL chart, ESL

Science Smarties
A series of quizzes, online activities, and assessments in all areas of science.
Middle School , High School
Science
Astronomy, Biology,Botany, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics
science, online quizzes, assessments, tests

Scratch
Scratch is a new programming language from MIT which teaches all the basics of computer programming using a straightforward graphical interface and which allows students to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art.
High School
Fine Arts, Business Careers, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts
MIT, computer language, interactive games, programming

Searching for the American Dream
Searching for the American Dream allows students to learn critical thinking skills in a way that incorporates various genres of literature pertaining to the immigration experience. Students use the Web to access reading materials, publish their original poems, and take an online poll.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, American History
immigration American Dream poetry Chinua Achebe Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet venn diagram theme character Julia Alvarez Garcia Girls short stories story poems poem poll

Secondary French
This project covers reading and listening levels for GCSE (UK) French. The interactive presentations in this project are to be used with 10-11th grade pupils as extension, consolidation, and revision material.
High School
Foreign Language
French, Francais

Seeing Through Lyddie's Eyes: A Historical Career Search
Students study the Industrial Revolution in order to make connections between historical events and their contemporary lives. Students visit the Lowell Mills and observe first-hand the experiences of working men and women during the Industrial Revolution. They relate this to Lyddie, which they read in class, and to two theatrical presentations.
High School
Business Careers, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Journalism, Literature, Writing, American History
job shadowing, careers, Lyddie, newspaper, Industrial Revolution, career fair, Boston Globe

Sequences and Series
This unit aligns with the Heinemann Core Mathematics 1 textbook. This project covers Chapter 6, sequencing and series.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics
Algebra
sequences, series, sequencing

Setting Text to Music
Students create original music compositions and incorporate original text. Students research the conventions of writing poetry and learn about form in music from online resources. When they create the songs, they use contemporary software and multitrack recording techniques.
Middle School , High School
English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs
composition GarageBand

Showcasing Teen Issues: It's About Respect
How can teenagers respect each other and the community? When they use technology to produce public service announcements (PSA). Contributors to Showcasing Teen Issues divided respect into three categories: Body (smoking, drugs, AIDS, stress), Mind (culture- language, nationality, race), and Soul (beliefs- customs, religion, ethics).
High School
English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media
Media Literacy, Video
AIDS, Public Service Announcements, Multimedia, Media campaigns, Teen Health, Teen Issues, Teen Smoking, Student TV production.

SIM Ecosystem
This unit features studnets creating their own ecosystem based on their knowledge of ecology and their own imagination. The hands-on approach featured here ensures that students have a working knowledge of the various components of an ecosystem, while applying that knowledge to something they create.
High School
Science
Biology, Chemistry
biochemistry, ecosystem, public speaking, formal presentations

SIM Ecosystem
This unit features studnets creating their own ecosystem based on their knowledge of ecology and their own imagination. The hands-on approach featured here ensures that students have a working knowledge of the various components of an ecosystem, while applying that knowledge to something they create.
High School
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
ecosystem, SIM, SIMs

Simulating World War I
In this unit,students begin discussing the causes of World War One: nationalism, competition for colonies, and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Each student is assigned a country to represent. These steps are simulated on their Ning pages, just as they would on their own facebook pages: students provide a description of their countries, the accomplishments and concerns of their nation-state, and their reactions to what is going on in the world. It is social networking, writ large.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Writing, Global History, Internet, Media Literacy
social network, nationalism, Treaty of Versailles

Sketching the Pythagorean Theorem
This is an introductory lesson on how to use Geometer's Sketchpad for both teacher and student. There are plenty of screenshots and step-by-step instructions. First a square is created, then a script is made to remember the steps to create a square. Next a right triangle is drawn. Finally, the square script is used to attach a square to the sides of the right triangle. An investigation follows revealing how the area of sum of the square of the legs equals the area of the square of the hypotenuse.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Geometry, Software Programs
geometry, geometer's sketchpad, square, triangle, pythagorean theorem, math, Anderson, TeachNet, sketching

Slam! Bringing Poetry to Life
This is not your usual poetry unit where students study Wordsworth, Longfellow, and symbolism. Slam! encourages high school juniors to bring their own words to life by introducing performance art through videos, guest speakers, CDs.
High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts
Performing Arts, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing
poetry poems slam hip-hop spoken word poem writing write poet poets teen genre cadence out loud reading read performance art perform open mike mic Tupac Shakur oral def jam

Slavery in America During the Civil War
This unit involves studying a person who was a slave in America at the time of the Civil War through the American Slave Narratives published online by the Library of Congress. Each student chooses a person, copies and pastes quotes into an Inspiration Web, and exports it to a web page.
Middle School , High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs
Inspiration slavery Civil War American history America U.S. United States web page html Library of Congress narrative slave African Africa black interview interviews transcripts story life

So Tell Me About Your Trip...
Most children love to go on vacations, but few have a sense of the many factors involved in planning and taking a trip. This unit deals with topics relating to trip planning. Students research destinations and the factors involved in taking a trip and learn how averages play a part in making decisions.
Middle School, High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs, Video
speed, distance, mean, median, mode, calculations, trip, itinerary, travel, rubric, MovieMaker, Quicktime, planning, math, middle school, high school, Salcedo, Mott Hall, TeachNet

Social Issues and Family Life WebQuest
This WebQuest addresses relevant principles, terminology and concepts of family life in Ireland today.
High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs
home economics, family life, society, work, unemployment, leisure, poverty, PowerPoint presentation, Ireland, TeachNet

Solve the DaVinci Code
This project asks students to use mathematical skills to solve codes and recognize patterns. It was designed as an interdisciplinary project to align with students studying the Renaissance and Leonardo DaVinci. Animations and puzzles are embedded into to the unit for a sense of fun and adventure.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics, Social Studies
Numbers Statistics, Ancient Civilizations, Global History
codes, puzzles, Leonardo DaVinci, Renaissance, patterns

Solving Equations
This interactive tutorial helps students practice linear equations and quadratic equations using formal techniques. Worksheets are provided to accompany each level.
High School
Mathematics
Algebra
linear equations, quadratic, algebra

Sound Minds in Sound Bodies - Spreading the Word
Are teens aware that their ipods can cause permanent hearing loss? Do adolescents really need more sleep than adults? How can young people protect their skin and teeth? This project recognizes that teenagers must be aware of everyday life issues that affect their well-being.
High School
ESL, Health Phys Ed
health, nutrition, school to career, ESL, health fair

Sounds of Kandinsky
Kandinsky considered music to be the most developed of the abstract arts and consciously made connections between developments in music and the visual arts. This project uses a Kandinsky painting to generate musical ideas for a group composition.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Music
Art History, Performing Arts
Kandinsky, composition, music, musical, painting

Spanish Level 4
This project is used to assess a year 4 student's competence in the use of the Spanish language within a real or simulated work situation.
High School
Foreign Language, Technology Media
Internet
Spanish, Spain, language, writing, UK, TeachNet

Speak Truth to Power: Encouraging Activism in our Students
In this unit, students explore what it means to be an upstander or activist for social change. They learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and about remarkable individuals who are fighting to ensure these rights for citizens all over the world. They then create brochures on how to become an activist, incorporating their research on the human rights activists we studied.
Middle School , High School
ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Visual Arts
activism, rights, bill of rights, speaking out, brochures

Spreadsheets Using Microsoft Excel
This module has been designed for students with no formal or previous experience in the application of spreadsheets. The unit includes many assignments, worksheets, and quizzes.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Money, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs
Excel, Microsoft, spreadsheets, accounting, charts, tutorials, formula, data, budgets, TeachNet

Stamps of Approval for Women Journalists
Paying tribute to several women writers with their own stamp designs and biographies, high schoolers investigate careers in journalism and interview local women writers. Come March and Women's History Month, their displays and shared documentaries win stamps of approval from the school community.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Journalism, American History, Digital Media, Visual Arts
Ida M. Tarbell, Nelly Bly, Ethel L. Payne, Marguerite Higgins, stamps, journalism, women's history, Reflections, Timeline, Thank you Letters, Videotaped Documentary, Stamp Designs, Biographies, Computer Slide Shows

Starters and Plenaries in Excel
This project shows teachers how to use Excel templates to create starters, plenaries and review activities. These can be used across the curriculum.
Middle School , High School
Technology Media
Software Programs
Excel, spreadsheets, technology, software, games, true and false, templates, UK, TeachNet

Step Into the Real World - Careers & Service Learning
This project recognizes that new immigrants need sudent-to-student guidance on college and career choices long before high school graduation. School partners, Liberty Mutual Group and The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), provide opportunities for on-the-job observation and training. Students help organize career fairs and share insights with their grade nine peers.
High School
Business Careers, ESL
careers, college, job fair, internship, interview, learning festival, resume, school to career, service learning, workplace

Stories of the Depression
This project uses personal interviews and primary sources to make learning and history real for students. The project was designed for students who may need to see the connection between history and their lives - past and present and who need a more hands-on approach to learning.
High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Community Culture, Software Programs, Video
iMovie video interview documentary Great Depression 1930s 30s stock market crash primary sources Hoover Roosevelt editing edit camcorder record tape personal lived life story

Straight Lines, Vectors, Trigonometry, and Circles Catch-Up
This project is designed to start addressing the gulf between weak math students and the demands of higher-level mathematics.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics
Algebra, Geometry
trigonometry, vectors, lines, circles, math

Striving for Success: Creative Approaches to Mastering the Global History and Geography Regents Exam
Using the Internet, students will research concepts geared toward key themes for thematic essays: human rights violations, imperialism, influential people of global history, and global problems in need of solutions.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Writing, Global History
essays, testing, imperialism, human rights

Studying Horror Films
This project focuses on the study of Horror Films for Media Studies and is driven by a PowerPoint presentation with links to worksheets and activities in Publisher and Word.
High School
Technology Media
Media Literacy, Software Programs, Video, Visual Arts
horror, film, media studies, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word

Successful Deaf Leaders
Students have the opportunity to learn about, meet, and pay tribute to local Deaf Leaders who exemplify the belief that deaf people can do anything except hear. Selecting leaders, they conduct videotaped interviews, transcribe tapes from American Sign Language to English, and use this information to write biographical sketches of each leader.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Software Programs
Power Point presentation presentations deaf leader leaders hearing impaired writing write biographical biography story life true impairment hear special ed needs

Swim with the Fishes: Creating Animated Aquariums
This is a Flash unit with lessons in creating a background scene, drawing fish, and animating them. It is a multi-lesson unit with step-by-step instructions. First, students create a scene for the fish to swim about in. Next, students create a fish using various software tools of their choice. Finally, students "tween," or animate, the fish across the screen.
High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Software Programs, Visual Arts
fish, aquarium, Flash, animation, drawing

Symbolism, Prepositions, and Description: The Art of Vanitas
Students discover the world of the 16th and 17th century Dutch still-life painting known as vanitas. Through a variety of modalities, students use adjectives and prepositions in order to respond to and write descriptive sentences about the vanitas. They create their own personal vanitas with objects that are important to them.
High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, ESL
Art History, Painting, Writing
art, art history, vanitas, painting, ESL, ELL, language

System Sounds
A range of MP3 files are provided which can be downloaded into an MP3 player, and used when other forms of revision are not possible. The files will complement, rather than replace, more traditional revision techniques.
Middle School , High School
Technology Media
Digital Media
MP3, audio, sound files, revision

Taking Action Against Indifference: Elie Wiesel's Night
Background on Night is included for students as well as ways for students to take action themselves. Students make web pages that inform others about Nazi atrocities during the 30s and 40s in Europe.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Writing, Global History, Software Programs
Holocaust Elie Wiesel Night Nazi Germany indifference Jews World War II action Hitler memoir

TechAssist 1 - Networking for Student Service
Combining technology with service, students come up with solutions for classroom technology problems. Students format computers, install operating systems, configure protocols, download software, diagnose and troubleshoot most common computer problems.
High School
Business Careers, Technology Media
Software Programs
Service Learning, Career Education, School to Career, TechAssist, Technical Support, Networking

TechAssist 2 - Cisco Kids Help Schools
Students learn to design, build and maintain computer networks and prepare for the 21st century workplace with a thorough immersion in cabling, media, connections, electronics, routers, bridges, switches, and hub setup and management, network security and documentation.
High School
Technology Media
Software Programs
networking, computers, Cisco, technical support, techassist, multimedia

Technical Drawing
This project focuses on the development of technical drawing skills at Key Stage 3. With the use of suitable equipment and processes, this project encourages students to visualize and construct graphics and shapes.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Business Careers, Mathematics, Technology Media
Drawing, Graphic Arts, Geometry, Visual Arts
technical drawing, drawing skills, graphics, shapes, key stage 3, KS3

Technical Drawing: Conic Sections
This tutorial addresses technical drawing of three conic sections: parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.
High School
Fine Arts
Graphic Arts
conic sections, technical drawing, TeachNet

Teen Sexuality and the Spread of STD
Supporting the work of the school nurse and the priorities of the School-Based Health Center, students in two Health Careers classes study the biology of reproduction and STD transmission; learn about the public health field and its methods; and develop and distribute student surveys to identify common behaviors and false information that lead to the spread of STDs.
High School
Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs, Video
STD, teen sexuality, brochure, health fair, disease prevention, HPV

Teenagers, Education and New York City
Students often ask why they study mathematics since it doesn't feel relevant. This project helps students see how math is used in their daily lives.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics, Social Studies
Community Culture
New York applied math

Textiles, Fashion and Design
The aim of this WebQuest is to allow students to further develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to certain aspects of the core in Home Economics, particularly textiles and design.
High School
Business Careers
textiles, fashion, design, home economics

The American Revolution
This web site is a portal of resources that will enable a teacher to utilise various technology tools to teach students about the American Revolution.
High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs
American Revolution, Congress, U.S. History, battles, social studies, colonial life, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, American Constitution, United States, TeachNet

The Art of Designing a Logo
In this WebQuest unit, the students learn that there are meanings behind every color and typeface, and when a graphic designer crafts a logo, that person is creating an identity for the client or business. As the project title implies, students will learn that it's all about choosing wisely. Then they will be able to effectively design a logo in Adobe Illustrator for their business.
High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Internet, Visual Arts
webquest, logo, graphic design, design, art, identity for your business

The Case of the Mystery Note
Students will use technology to participate in activities that closely resemble those used by law enforcement personnel, forensic scientists and district attorneys. Providing students with access to current forensic science equipment and materials will allow them to perform real tasks of forensic scientists.
High School
Science, Social Studies
Scientific Method, Community Culture
forensics mystery solve crime criminal justice investigation forensic science collect samples sample

The Chemistry of Color
The Chemistry of Color is a 5-to-6 day unit designed to incorporate the preparation of pigments and binders for paint into the standard high school chemistry curriculum to more closely tie in the material in the chemistry class with real-life applications. In the unit, the students learn how to prepare pigments from precipitates derived from double replacement reactions, and then to combine it with solutions and binders to derive paint which can be applied to painting surfaces.
High School
Fine Arts, Science
Painting, Chemistry

The Compassion Network: Preserving our Pearls of Wisdom
Networking with senior family members and friends motivates urban students to learn graphical estimation and forecasting in math class. Interviews with family members allow them to build writing, listening and communication skills. Forthcoming information inspires them to research the current situation of our nation's elderly and ask serious questions. Technology also leads to economic projections. Basic principles like social security, Medicare, and Medicaid are demystified.
High School
English Language Arts, Mathematics
Numbers Statistics
Service Learning, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Retirement, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid

The Electron
This website was designed as a resource for those who wish to learn about the electron.
Middle School , High School
Science
Chemistry, Physics
electrons, atoms,

The Flaming Weasels
The project uses the concepts of algebra (formula) and physics (energy and resistance) to tackle a real-life problem (setting up a sound system). Students must be able to use the Internet to find the needed data.
High School
Mathematics, Science, Technology Media
Algebra, Physics, Internet, Software Programs
resistance, energy, sound, physics, weasels,

The History of Ancient Egypt
This project is a comprehensive unit covering a wide range of topics all dealing with the ancient civilization and history of Ancient Egypt.
High School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations

The Holocaust
These lessons look at the causes of the Holocaust and whether it was a new phenomenon in Nazi Germany. This unit also explores how the Nazi treatment of racial minority groups escalated from 1933 and why German people did not intervene to stop the beginnings of a holocaust.
High School
Social Studies
Community Culture, Global History
Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Nazis, Germany, German

The Key To Your Heart
This project views the heart in a cross-curricular manner emphasising in particular biological structure and concepts, diet related matters, the importance of exercise for a healthy heart and also includes links to webquests.
High School
Health Phys Ed, Science
Biology

The Lessons of Emmett Till
This WebQuest is designed to take students on a journey into the darkness that is race prejudice and the often-violent means in which it is manifested. Students investigate the murder of a 14-year-old Chicago boy visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955. Emmett Till's lynching may be one of the most important moments in the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet, Media Literacy
Emmett Till, Civil Rights Movement, lynching, WebQuest, Buskey, TeachNet, high school, social studies, American History, 1950's

The Making of a Reader: Helping Students to Become Lifelong Readers
This project outlines the essential steps needed to begin the process of developing successful, independent readers. The focus is placed on helping students to establish reading habits while learning strategies to improve their reading comprehension and fluency.
Middle School , High School
English Language Arts, ESL
Reading Literacy
reading, literacy, readers, fluency

The Native Language and English Newspaper Project: Making a Difference in Our Communities
In order to help their native language communities, students created bilingual newspapers replicating those from the Progressive Era, both in content and purpose. Furthermore, the newspaper was developed into an interdisciplinary project that includes articles from Chemistry, Art, Math, American Studies, and Government. Students produced an article from each class and then chose which articles to submit to the newspaper based upon community need.
High School
English Language Arts, ESL, Foreign Language, Social Studies, Technology Media
Journalism, Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Media Literacy
newspaper, language

The Not Forgotten - Sharing History and Archaelogy
How can high schoolers conduct an ongoing research and preservation project of a neighboring historic landmark? Every community has at least one historic burial ground. For the past few years, freshmen in this American History class capitalize on their legacy by caring for a cemetery adjacent to their school in historic Charlestown, Massachusetts.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
American History, Community Culture
history, school to career, archaelogy, Charlestown, burial grounds, preservation, historic site, careers, parks, Memorial Day

The Other Roman Empire
Students create a 5 - 10 minute news show about an emperor. This is recorded onto a DVD and shown to the class. Students can vary the program: talk show, investigative reporters in field, CNN-type or political talking heads.
Middle School , High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Ancient Civilizations, Digital Media, Video
Roman Ancient Rome Empire

The Periodic Table
This site is designed to introduce students to the Periodic Table of the Elements. Students will understand what the Periodic Table is, and how it came to be produced.
High School
Science
Chemistry
periodic table of the elements element arranged produced created design atomic number mass webquest web quest

The Poetry of Michael Longley
Michael Longley is one of Ireland's most significant contemporary poets. The project offers a pictorial glossary, a set of notes aimed at clarifying the poems, comments from the poet on his own work, background material and links. Each poem has an accompanying exercise and the student is guided to a final essay.
High School
English Language Arts
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing
Michael Longley poetry Ireland Irish poet poems essay exercises glossary

The Probability Project
This project takes students through the different types of probability they will encounter in math, and utilizes PowerPoint presentations. Students learn to use experimental and theoretical probability to represent and solve problems involving uncertainty. Each type of problem gives them the definitions of terms, the formula to use, and a step-by-step tutorial with solution.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Software Programs
Powerpoint, probability, tutorial, numbers

The Renaissance
This unit addresses the Italian Renaissance in painting, architecture, new inventions and culture. There is a teachers' guide as well as student-directed activities. There is an indepth study of Leonardo Da Vinci and his contributions as a part of this unit.
High School
Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies
Art History, Scientific Method, Community Culture, Global History
Brunelleschi Florence Renaissance Italian Italy Roman Rome Leonardo Da Vinci DaVinci architecture painting innovations genius biography bio art history building design Medici Duomo dome cathedral sfumato life story milan scientist inventor perspective

The Sociology of Power and Politics
These pages are designed as a distance learning resource for students studying sociology. The format includes web pages, PowerPoint presentations, reinforcement cloze activities, and interactive factual recall tests.
High School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Internet
sociology, distance learning, essays, family, education, household, UK, TeachNet, Education Forum

The Sound of Motion
One of the aims of this project is to provide a context which facilitates the student in undertaking and, applying physics concepts to everyday life. Students are encouraged to use the images and animated external links available to reinforce the area being studied.
High School
Science
Physics

The Sounds of Motion
This project allows students to apply physics concepts to everyday life. Students are encouraged to use the images and the interactive external links to reinforce the physical sciences.
High School
Science
Physics
pendulum acceleration gravity momentum sound sounds resonance formation stationary waves wave laws force forces experiment vibrations harmonics mass velocity

The Stock Market Project
Using a hypothetical investment of $10,000 in the stock market, students allocate the investment to three publicly traded companies; record the closing price of all three stocks on a worksheet every day; prepare a Weekly Investment Summary showing how much their initial investment is worth that day, the gain/loss on each stock, and the net gain or loss; manually calculate percentage return on each stock and then plot the same using MS Excel; manually graph the daily closing price of each stock and then plot the same using MS Excel; research the companies selected and summarize their primary business and financial results; and prepare a final report that includes an Executive Summary (text summary of results and company background) and MS Excel attachments.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Accounting, Money, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

The Waterfront Debate
Students debate a resolution about a planned waterfront community from the point of view of various interest groups. Students have a "Town Meeting" in which members from each interest group debate their researched opinions for points. This project is especially great for English Language Learners who fear public speaking.
High School
English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies
Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats
public speaking, debate, gentrification

Theatre for Teenagers in New York City
Theatre for Teenagers in New York City is part of an inter-high school project called Virtual New York. The students had the opportunity to experience Broadway theatre for the first time, which also deepened their cultural knowledge of their city.
High School
English Language Arts, Science, Science
Performing Arts, Literature, Reading Literacy, Community Culture
theatre theater Broadway New York City drama play actor acting Ibsen Chekhov West Side Story

Timbre for Music and Physics Students
This project will encourage meaningful listening to the tone colour of instruments, and foster an awareness of different timbres in a musical context. Students will experiment with sound in a musical context through a composing task, then apply these ideas through project work and a performing task.
High School
Music, Science, Technology Media
Physics, Internet, Software Programs
timbre, sine waves, harmonics, envelope, instruments, MIDI, mp3, music, physics,

Tourism in French
This project covers the tourism unit in the study of French and aims to promote both independent and co-operative work through the use of webquests and worksheets.
Middle School, High School
Foreign Language
French, Francais, webquests, travel, tourism

Transformations
One of the potential creative areas in the math classroom, this resource explores some innovative ways to deliver this subject area and to allow students to make their own assessments.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics
Geometry
transformations, math

Translations in Colors
In the tradition of a story quilt, students create an art quilt or mural based on their research of modern paintings. Each group creates a picture in a genre of a modern painting. The pictures will be united like the squares in a quilt and mounted on the wall to form a mural.
High School
Fine Arts, ESL
Art History, Crafts, Painting
art, art history, quilt, crafts, ESL, ELL

Travaillons a Paris
This project was designed for advanced students of the French language who want to prepare for a working holiday in France. There are pages written in both French and English.
High School
Business Careers, Foreign Language, Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats
France, French, working abroad

Travel By Design Brochure Creation
Students serve as representatives for a small travel agency entitled Travel By Design. They create and design a travel brochure for the country assigned. The brochure will provide prospective travelers with information that will entice them to visit that country.
High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Writing, Geography Habitats, Software Programs
travel, research, critical thinking

Travels With . . .
This project helps students to design a book cover illustrating their hometown or native country. This lesson is part of the Project Arts program and involves team teaching with an art teacher. Because many ESL students dont have clear memories of their native lands, the Internet was used to find photos that provide a visual frame of reference for their original homes. The book is titled Travels with (students name) to (student's hometown or country.)
High School
Fine Arts, ESL
Graphic Arts
travel, native country, arts, photos, book cover

Triangle Exploration
Triangle Exploration is an introductory lesson for both teacher and student on how to use The Geometer's Sketchpad software, a visualization environment that covers a broad range of the mathematics curriculum. The software is easy to get accustomed to, and this unit provides plenty of screenshots and step-by-step instructions. As the title to this project implies, the focus here is on triangles.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Geometry, Software Programs
geometry, Geometer's Sketchpad, triangles, horizontal line, parallel line, Euclidean Theorem, math, Anderson, TeachNet

Trigonometry
The fourth in a series of projects [Chapter 2, 8 and 10] covers the sine and cosine rule, and trigonometric functions.
High School
Mathematics
Algebra, Numbers Statistics
trigonometry, sine and cosine rule, trigonometric functions

Tutorial: Creating a Collage
This tutorial shows students how to create an electronic photo collage. The students choose a subject matter that reflects their interests--it can pertain to school, the individual, family, or a specific event or events.
High School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts,Photography, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts
collage, Photoshop, scan, Dreamweaver, design, Anderson, TeachNet

Tweens for Teens: A Beginner's Guide to Animation
This unit introduces students to some basic tools to create animation for their web projects using Photoshop and Flash. It improves their artistic skills in design and makes their projects more attractive and exciting. Topics covered are: the use of layers in Photoshop; how layers are used in animation; how movies are made; and the special uses of Flash.
High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts
TeachNet, Ruan, animation, Flash, Photoshop, tweens, ESL

Un Samedi a Paris
The aim of this learning experience is to provide a learner-centered, performance-based lesson in which students work cooperatively to plan a day of activities in Paris. Students conduct research on the Internet using authentic French materials, assemble information in a meaningful way via a dialogue, and present their project to the class orally.
High School
Foreign Language, Science, Technology Media
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs
French, Paris, trip, weather, metro, food, dialogue, itinerary, culture, family, cooperative learning

Uncovering Personalities in Othello
This unit is designed to enable students to gain a unique understanding of the characters in William Shakespeare's play Othello. Through a variety of activities, students learn that the major characters are not what they seem or present themselves to be. Activities consist of online research as well as deconstructing poetry, all for the purpose of gaining a greater insight into the characters.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet
Othello, Shakespeare, personality, acting, motivation, character analysis, high school, English, Goldman, TeachNet, play,

Understanding the Basics of Poetry
This is a unit designed to introduce students to the aspects of poetry they need to understand in order to successfully explicate a poem. The unit begins with a PowerPoint presentation that introduces poetic techniques and figurative language, rhyme and tone and theme. The types of poems explored are the ode, the villanelle, the sonnet and free verse.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Internet, Media Literacy
poetry, basic understanding, ode, villanelle, sonnet, rhyme, tone, technique, English, think.com, PowerPoint, explication, literary analysis, writing, Keats, Shakespeare, Stevens, Goldman, TeachNet, high school

United Irishmen Rebellion
The rebellion of 1798 was one of the most violent and tragic events in Irish history in the last four hundred years. This unit is designed to teach students about this event from a historical perspective.
Middle School , High School
Global History
Irish, rebellion, United Irishmen Rebellion, Irish independence, Ireland

Universal Studios' Roller Coasters
This program enables students to develop their English Language Arts skills and at the same time it offers an opportunity to teach across the curricula. Lessons are centered around the information on roller coasters on the Universal Studios website. The students will enjoy the entertainment elements as well as the graphics. The tasks include reading for information, graphing, drawing, writing, and editing.
Middle School , High School
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media
Writing, Physics, Community Culture, Software Programs
Excel roller coaster coasters amusement park parks essay writing write information graphs graph number statistics

Using ICT to Manipulate and Reconstruct Abstract Images
This project provides a context through which students understand abstraction and the purpose of manipulating images.
Middle School , High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Crafts, Graphic Arts, Software Programs
images, design, art, abstract images, crafts, non-representational, figurative, photo editing, transfers, TeachNet

Using Scatter Plots to Predict the Future
In this unit, students learn to graph scatter plots. Scatter plots help us identify patterns, trends, and relationships for two quantitative variables. Students explore the interaction between these two variables to reach meaningful conclusions about their predictability for future events.
High School
ESL, Mathematics
Numbers Statistics
statistics, scatter plots, ELL, ESL

Using your Calculator
I developed a website which teaches pupils how to use one particular calculator, the Casio fx – 83MS. (Although most of the site can be used with any particular calculator.) It contains details on how each button on the calculator functions and its relevance to a mathematics high school curriculum.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Media Literacy

VIDA - Values for Immigrants Discovering America
Stories of our heroes, past and present, can challenge youngsters to read about leaders in the news. They integrate Internet research and computer technology with their study of American history and literature. Then, students compare patriots from the past ~ George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Dr. Martin Luther Jr., etc. ~ with present day patriots ~ Secretary of State Colin Powell, Congresswoman Nydia Vasquez and Governor Gary Locke, etc. They identify values-related quotations and begin portfolios that eventually include persuasive essays, family interviews, letters to elected officials, poems and reflections.
High School
ESL, Social Studies
American History
American values, American history, Bill of Rights, citizenship, Coming to America, Declaration of Independence, democracy, flag, freedom, immigrants, patriotism, patriots, peace, conflict resolution, responsibilities, rights, poetry, military, The Constitution of the United States, veterans, work ethic

Video-Based Learning: Math Using Technology
Students will follow a licensed Mathematics teacher through a series of problems. While producing the videos, students must become familiar with the math concepts being taught. This program takes practicing for the exams into a fresh new area of learning. Students are involved in the production of the videos so that they review the content during production.
High School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Algebra, Geometry, Video
testing, test prep

Virtual Book Club
The Virtual Book Club Unit is a way to have students collaborate, create and publish their projects, experiences and thoughts on a book that they have chosen as part of independent reading. Students utilize a variety of online technologies to reflect the work they cover in independent reading books. They will participate in conversational blogging, create a book/author website, publish a digital storyboard, and collaborate with each other using online peer editing tools.
High School
English Language Arts
Literature, Writing
Google Docs, electronic portfolio, blog, publish, literary circle

Visual Communication Through Photography
This project allows students to explore themselves visually and to share their work globally. Photography becomes a powerful outlet for students allowing them to communicate important ideas in a way that is both fulfilling and fun.
High School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Photography, Media Literacy, Software Programs, Visual Arts
photography media literacy visual arts communication photo camera literate art Adobe Photoshop Macromedia Dreamweaver

Vitamin Check Up Center
This project will attempt to present the theory of vitamins as an interactive presentation. This project can be used as a teaching resource which can be presented in class by the teacher with the aid of a data projector or students can access it for themselves and learn independently and work at their own pace.
High School
Health Phys Ed, Science
Biology
vitamins, nutrition, health, quiz, quizzes

Vlogging in Chemistry
The Vlogging in Chemistry Unit focuses on the balancing of redox reactions in chemistry. The students will create a video blog entry that will explain the procedure to balance a reaction using oxidation and reduction half reactions.
High School
ESL, Science, Technology Media
Chemistry, Digital Media, Internet
Oxidation and Reduction, Half Reaction, blog, Jing, Smartboard recorder

Votes for Women!
This resource covers six lessons on the suffragette movement, focusing on its key players and providing sources of research material surrounding their cause.
Middle School , High School
Social Studies
American History, Global History
feminism, suffragette, voting rights, 1920s, women's rights

Wake Up Call to Fitness and Nutrition
How can high school students help their peers and youngsters not only understand fitness and nutrition but also incorporate healthy practices into their daily lives?
High School
English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media
Software Programs
fitness, nutrition, gym, exercise, health fair

Waves
The purpose of this project is to teach students the common topics covered in a physics curriculum using multimedia.
High School
Science
Physics
wave, waves

Waves
This resource is intended for teachers requiring digital material for the science topic "waves". Small manageable sections are offered for both teacher and student
High School
Science, Technology Media
Software Programs
waves, ultraviolet, infrared, gamma rays, x-rays, micro rays, radio waves, frequency, electromagnetic spectrum, EMS, worksheets, PowerPoint, science, UK, TeachNet

We the People: an American Government Project
This project is designed to be used with high school students in special education who are studying the Federal and State government system. It is intended to help students make real world connections between what they are studying and how it affects their lives.
High School
Social Studies, Special Ed
American History, Community Culture
government branches federal judicial legislative three American democracy America U.S. United States history govern rule representative represent state congress house of representatives senate supreme court president presidency executive cabinet departments senators congressmen congressperson congressional

Weather Report: Lessons in New Media and Social Networking
This unit will teach the students how to identify the weather through various means including the newspaper, weather web sites and personal observation and be able to communicate this information using videotape and uploading it to a video sharing Web site.
High School
English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Internet, Video
Special Education, Life Skills, public speaking, presentation skills

West End Blues
This unit is designed for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Blues. Students will work cooperatively to complete tasks that require Internet research and the development of presentations.
High School
Music, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
blues, music, lyrics, instruments, harmony, melody, Louis Armstrong, jazz

What Do We Owe to Thoreau?
What Do We Owe To Thoreau? is designed as an electronic reading and writing guide to Henry David Thoreau's famous essay, "On Civil Disobedience."
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, American History, Community Culture
Henry David Thoreau Civil Disobedience essay Transcendentalism IM instant message chat personal rights civil individualism freedom privacy government American boycott Walden Woods Pond environment Ralph Waldo Emerson fugitive slave act Mexican war abolitionism slavery underground railroad aphorism

What is Timbre?
Timbre refers to the tone colour of a sound. It allows the listener to distinguish between two sounds when pitch, loudness and duration are the same. Sift through the material in advance and decide on the end product - a musical composition, a PowerPoint display or simply a set of filled-in worksheets.
Middle School , High School
Music

What's Your School IQ? Services That Support Students
Everyone agrees that adjusting to a new school can be difficult. But what if the newcomers are bilingual immigrants? Recognizing the need for students to learn more about their school and its services, one class of Creole speaking high schoolers set out to learn exactly how much their peers know about their school.
High School
ESL, Technology Media
Software Programs
immigrant, survey, handbook, interview questions, parents, ESL, bilingual

Which Computer?
This is a comprehensive unit in instructional technology for high school students. Students are introduced to technology vocabulary and follow practical applications of technology in their everyday lives.
High School
Technology Media
Internet, Media Literacy

Who Am I? Realizing the People Behind Mathematics
This project helps to overcome students' typical relationship to mathematicians. They learn about different mathematicians through a matching game, choose one mathematician for their individual project, and research both online and in print sources. They integrate information to create an original formal letter using appropriate language for display.
Middle School , High School
Mathematics, Social Studies
biography

Who Am I? What Do I Want to Do? How to I Get There from Here?
The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to a growing self-awareness that enhances their ability to make career choices that are sympathetic to their skills and joy, resulting in a better sense of what kind of college they should apply to. Students will determine several resources and home/community/school connections that will help them achieve their goals.
High School
Business Careers, Social Studies
Community Culture
college prep life skills future business career prepare

Why Water Wanders: Osmosis
This unit introduces high school students to the study of how osmosis works in the human body, on plants, and in nature.
High School
Science, Science
Biology, Botany, Earth Science
permeable solution dilute impermeable experiment osmosis water movement process concentration solution solute solvent isotonic diffusion cells molecules molecule

Wising Up to Water: Simple Yet Complex
High schoolers collaborate with Urban Ecology Institute (UEI) at Boston College and Vista volunteers to share chemistry and media technology skills with local elementary students. They investigate water careers, pursue testing techniques, and use curricula from the local water authority and the Internet.
High School
Business Careers, Science, Social Studies
Chemistry, Earth Science, Community Culture
cycle water quality ecology conservation environmental environment mentoring mentor watershed project chemistry docucert pH

Witness for the Prosecution: Online Newspaper
Students read Witness For the Prosecution by Agatha Christie. Students write a news article using the newspaper article as a model but with the facts from the play, and a class online newspaper is created and published on the school web site.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Journalism, Literature, Non Fiction, Writing,American History
Agatha Christie Witness Prosecution trial newspaper online lawyer justice obituary editorial interview play drama

Women Count - In a Virtual Math Museum
Who was the: earliest woman mathematician - mother of computer programming - woman who influenced modern algebra - first woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics? Through the study of mathematicians' lives and the exploration of math careers, students answer these questions and share them with their math buddies. Participants research mathematicians of the past, email famous mathematicians, and interview mentors who use math in their professions.
High School
Mathematics, Social Studies
Careers in Mathematics, Mathematics, Mentoring, School to Career, Service Learning, Technology, Virtual Math Museum, Women in Math, Writing

Women Immigrants in the Promised Land
Students read The Promised Land that chronicles a young Russian girl's "coming to America." They learn about Saturday Evening Girls, an early twentieth century support club for young Italian and Jewish women in Boston's North End. Interviews with family members and leaders from their own communities help them understand how successful mentorship opens doors to educational and career opportunities.
High School
English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies
Community Culture
Women's Rights Timeline, Reflection Journals, Questionnaire, Venn Diagrams, Essays, immigrants, immigrant women, Boston

Women in Mathematics
The purpose of this project is to introduce students to female mathematicians over the centuries and to acknowledge their contribution to mathematics. Students are also exposed to social and historical aspects math has in the world.
High School
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Writing, Internet, Software Programs
women mathematicians, women's history, newsletter

Women of Substance - Broadcasting Their Stories
How can high school students combine English Language Arts & Multi-Media skills to educate their peers and younger children about three women represented in a recently dedicated public art sculpture?
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Software Programs, Video, Visual Arts
Boston Women's Memorial, herstory, PSA, monument, Boston, Abigail Adams, monologue

Working on the Novel, To Kill a Mockingbird
The purpose of this project is to allow students to gain a more extensive knowledge of Harper Lee’s novel through the use of the Internet. This unit hopes to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ in gathering together the best available websites on the novel and its author Harper Lee, in particular websites which are suitable for the students' grade level.
Middle School , High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Internet

Write a Winning Resume!
This is a beginning-to-intermediate HTML program for students of all levels who are 16 or older that encourages beginning technical writing. Students write a resume in HTML using tables, and the end product is a work that can be published on the Internet.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Software Programs
resume, html coding, careers, technical writing, Anderson, TeachNet

Writing a Short Story Based on Kindred
As students read Kindred, by Octavia Butler, they become any character except the main character, who is telling the story. As the character, the students write 13 journals or letters and tell what is happening in the book. The students post these journals or letters on the class online discussion forum, where they can read each other's writing and respond.
High School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy
kindred slavery short story creative writing literature literary devices terms discussion forum message board octavia butler

Writing Using Literary Elements
Although many teachers like to teach to the test, it really does not benefit the students. A unit like this allows students to learn about the various aspects of reading literature and understanding authors purpose.
High School
English Language Arts
Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing
literary elements

X-Ploring Science: A Series of WebQuests for Science Students
The concept of these webquests allows for a structured approach to using the Internet for research purposes, and avoids the endless search for relevant information that can often occur when using the Internet for such purposes. The webquests contained are based on the following topics: Ecology, Aerodynamics, The Elements, Mars and Earth, and finally, Evolution vs. Creationism.
High School
Science
Scientific Method

X-Rays...The Bare Bones Revealed
This project uses the benefits of multimedia to present the topics of x-rays in an interactive manner that may appeal to many students. The use of a glossary in "pop-up" form helps students to overcome the difficulty of technical terms.
High School
Science
Physics
electron x-ray x-rays hazards properties diffraction spectra absorbption theory history historical background

You Be the Teacher: Genetics
Students are grouped homogenously by language and ability level in order to learn about various aspects of genetics. After learning the material, they create a lesson plan to teach the class. Lessons must include a warm up/do now, minilesson, activity, closing, and a homework assignment.
High School
ESL, Science
Biology
genetics, teaching, lesson planning

You Want It! We Got It!
In this unit on market research, students create and conduct consumer surveys, analyze the results, and graph them in a spreadsheet. They draw conclusions from the results and illustrate them in a PowerPoint presentation.
Middle School , High School
Business Careers, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
Business, Marketing, Career Exploration, communication, commercials, videotaping, storyboarding, product, market analysis, product development, cooperative project, rubrics, powerpoint, excel, united streaming, role playing, Salcedo, TeachNet

Young Designers Build the Web: Creating a Custom Digital Portfolio
This unit guides the students in creating a custom website where they will post their best work during a given period of time.
High School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs, Visual Arts
digital portfolio, web design,

You're an Adult Now! WebQuest
Students have difficulty managing their money. As adults, they will have to effectively allocate their limited resources within the typical wants and needs of everyday life. The students are given a scenario where they are adults with a yearly salary of $31,500. They start out thinking that they are doing fairly well, until they have to find a place to live that is within their budget.
High School
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media
Money, Internet
budgeting, life skills, money management, careers,

 

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