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1916--Seven Days in History
Seven Days in History is an account of one week in April 1916 which changed the course of Irish history. That week witnessed the Easter Rising of 1916 which ended in military failure and the execution of its leaders.
Middle School
Global History
global history

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 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 Drug-Free Me
A Drug-Free Me! is a comprehensive unit in which junior high students are provided with the tools and fact-finding opportunities to make wise choices regarding drug, alcohol, and tobacco use.
Middle School
Health Phys Ed, Science, Science
Biology
drug drugs alcohol tobacco health choice healthy consequence effect body decision decision risk behavior risky say no saying just

A Field Guide to the Seashore
This project entails students doing fieldwork to familiarize themselves with their local coastline and seashore.
Middle School
Science
Biology, Earth Science
seashells shells shell sea weed shore seashore sand beach ocean creatures birds bird coast coastline conservation

A Journey to Africa: Art and Artifacts
This project enables students to conduct Internet research on African culture by reading about and selecting a piece of art they find intriguing. They examine features and collect facts in order to create a PowerPoint presentation. The students bookmark appropriate websites so they can describe the piece they have chosen (its materials and features) as well as talk about its function, and then explain why they have chosen it.
Middle School
Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Art History, Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Community Culture, Global History, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
Africa, African Art, pulp paper, sketch, research, PowerPoint, storyboard, poetry, visual arts, TeachNet, Robin Donovan, middle school, arts

A Mask for All Seasons
Students create plaster craft masks to depict the four seasons. By navigating various Web sites, they learn about Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo and his "Season" series of floral faces. The students create symbolism in their masks through the use of collage materials.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts
Art History, Crafts, Writing, Global History
Arcimboldo, Renaissance, masks, plaster, seasons, Langsner

A Venetian Carnival
This unit will expand the students' knowledge of Edgar Allan Poe and his story "The Cask of Amontillado." It will also introduce them to the global celebration of the carnival season. The Internet allows students to travel to these carnivals to experience them firsthand.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts
Crafts, Sculpture, Literature, Community Culture
Edgar Allan Poe Cask of Amontillado carnival Venice literacy masks english literature

A Walk in Someone Else's Shoes
Students utilize the Internet to harvest facts related to their topic on the plight of those less fortunate, and use an electronic worksheet for collection and to cite sources. They harvest appropriate graphics as well and the information and graphics are used to create a PowerPoint project for class presentation.
Middle School
English Language Arts
Writing

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

A World of Symmetry
This 2-3 week unit plan is designed to build upon the knowledge that students have of calculating the area and perimeter of quadrilaterals. The goals of this unit include: Identifying four basic forms of symmetry, recognizing symmetry in everyday objects and life forms, recognizing symmetrical patterns in cultural art, and creating symmetrical designs.
Middle School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Geometry, Internet, Visual Arts
symmetry, patterns, protractor, polygon, graph

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

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

Access Databases
This project provides an introduction to using and designing databases at Key Stage 3, using MS Access in particular.
Middle School
Technology Media
Software Programs
databases, Microsoft Access, Access

Acids and Bases
This site is designed to help students to study the section of the Junior Certificate Science course (Ireland) which relates to Acids Bases and pH. It is designed to suppliment and reinforce the practical work in class.
Middle School
Science
Chemistry
acids, bases, ph, salts, titrations, chemistry, TeachNet

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ancient Egypt: Unearthing the Past
This is a thematic unit that explores the mysteries and wonders of Ancient Egypt. The intent of this project is to transcend the barriers of classroom walls and step back to ancient times to a world filled with mystery, adventure, and wonders through the use of new technologies.
Middle School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations
Egypt Egyptian ancient civilization middle east inventions inventors advanced pyramids mummy mummification pharaoh pharaohs landmarks buildings sphinx sphynx Nile River king queen cairo kings queens valley kingdom mediteranean sea red thebes hieroglyph hieroglyphics hieroglyphs papyrus cartouche scroll Giza Tutankhamon Tut Cleopatra Nefertiti sarcophagus embalm embalmers entombment

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

And the Survey Says...
And the Survey Says is a technology unit that introduces students to surveys. After visiting a website and answering some questions about surveys, students will utilize several application programs to create & type a survey sheet, survey 30 classmates, tally the results, graph the results using Excel, and create a presentation to present the survey results.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Writing, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs
Microsoft Excel survey

Are We Alone?
In "Are We Alone?" I addressed my students' curiosity about aliens. This program shows how teachers can turn student curiosity into a project with meaningful results.
Middle School
Science, Science, Technology Media
Astronomy, Scientific Method, Email, Internet
Internet survey alien alien life form extraterrestrial scientist scientists survey surveys other planets visit earth exist existence outer space universe galaxy email epals

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

Artful Installations: 3D Constructions
In this project, through a fun and focused environment, students use problem-solving skills, communication, and a diversity of tasks to create a three-dimensional version of a two-dimensional painting. Through the Internet, they visit the art collection of famous museums, and at www.vangoghmuseum.nl they access information on van Gogh and view a multimedia presentation of his most important works.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Painting, Sculpture, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts
Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Surrealism, Realism, Modern Art, Van Gogh, Monet, Salvador Dali, Georges Seurat, Hokusai, three-dimensional, Installation, construction, Langsner, TeachNet, middle school, arts

Ask the Oracle (About China)
This project draws upon your students' imaginations, and dares them to define their own learning experiences. They are immersed in a fantasy world, based on history, wandering upon an oracle bone in the Forbidden City in search of answers to their questions about China. Their virtual oracle bone becomes a metaphor for the World Wide Web, a powerful medium for finding information, inspiring creative writing, and learning about other cultures.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
oracle bones, China, Beijing, Forbidden City, html, web authoring, Meisler

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

Author Contract
This unit allows students to research a favorite author using the Internet. The unit challenges students to read four books by the same author, examine issues of style and craft, and examines recurring themes in an author's work. Students are also required to write an imitation of their author, mimicking their particular style. As a culminating project, students create their own web page which explores their particular author.
Middle School
English Language Arts
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing
authors, author study

Author in the Spotlight
Author in the Spotlight is designed to promote literacy involvement for middle school/high school students by addressing most of the New York State English Language Arts Standards. It is a thorough examination of the works of a specific author or poet. After reading several novels or poems by one author, a good reader is able to compare and contrast characters, settings, plots, themes, and genres; examine the author's writing style and purpose in each novel; and discover things about the author's life that may shed light on his/her work.
Middle School
English Language Arts
Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing
author, author study

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

Aztecs: People of the Sun
Aztecs: People of the Sun is a thematic unit that traces the history and contributions of the Aztec people. Using new technologies, students research and create historical artifacts representing all aspects of Aztec culture.
Middle School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture
conquistadors calendar artifacts glyphs codex rituals solar lunar cycle chronological myths folk stories mythology story Aztec culture aztec ancient myth legend sun people Spain Spanish Mexico Mexican Central America North

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

Ballinrobe: A Century of Change
Through maps, postcards, and digital photos, students are asked to compare an Irish town in a before and after situation, become historians, and examine cultural change over time.
Middle School
Social Studies
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
Ballinrobe, postcards, Ireland, Irish towns

Biomes Around the World
Students participate in an ecology webquest that is modified from Mrs. LaCombe-Burby’s Ecology webquest. The students conduct research on one particular biome and gather the necessary material. Once they have acquired their resources, they showcase their biome in a visual, informative way.
Middle School
Science
Earth Science
ecolog

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

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

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: Cooking Crepes in French Class
Make crepes! Yum!
Bon Appétit is a highly enjoyable interdisciplinary program that helps students achieve performance standards in Foreign Language, Art, Language Arts, Math, and Technology. The final product is a class PowerPoint presentation designed and produced by the students, who also make (and eat!) crepes.
Middle School
Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
crepes, French, food, PowerPoint, restaurants, manners, cuisine

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

Book of the Month - A Technology-Integrated Literacy Project
This project is designed as a once-a-month activity to introduce students to a variety of genres, to promote note-taking and writing skills, to integrate technology, and to create multi-genre responses to literature using "Big Books." Students will use various graphic organizers to enhance pre-writing planning, and utilize the Internet as a research and publishing tool.
Middle School
English Language Arts, ESL
Literature, Reading Literacy

Bubble and Boil, Rock, and Roll: Geoscience by Kids
The big idea of this unit is to give students the opportunity to do the kind of research, decision making, and implementation that teachers do for all important learning. This unit focuses on earthquakes and volcanoes.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs
Geology, plate tectonics, earthquakes, rock cycle, volcanoes, geoscience, middle school, Powerpoint, TeachNet

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

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

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

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

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

Cave Painting in the I.C.E. Age
Students explore early human cave paintings in order to create their own faux cave paintings. An Early Humans task sheet guides them through a variety of rich Web sites covering cave paintings in France, Spain, and India as well as artifacts and digs in the U.S.
Middle School
Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Art History, Painting, Ancient Civilizations, Internet, Visual Arts
cave painting, visual arts, watercolor, middle school, Meisler, humanities, early humans, TeachNet

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

Challenging Images
This project investigates photography and art as media of expression for young people. As a special theme the work explores the areas of learning and physical disability, with the message that we are all challenged in some way.
Middle School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Digital Media, Visual Arts
special needs, images, photography

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

Chasing Vermeer: A Da Vinci Code for Children
Through the use of technology and the Internet, students visit art collections throughout the world. They study 17th century Dutch genre painting and Vermeer the artist, and compare his works with those of his contemporaries.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History,Drawing, Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet
Johannes Vermeer, 17th Century Dutch Painting,genre painting, interiors, portraits, figure painting, light and shadow, charcoal and pastel drawing, bourgeois settings, space, light, color, art history, Delft painting, Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett, middle school, arts, Lori Langsner, TeachNet

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

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

Chile, Here We Come
While using technology, students will employ a number of subjects in a cross curricular fashion Geography, History, Math, English, Spanish (optional) while researching Chile, South America. They will then use their new knowledge to create a slide show presentation with oral commentary to present to their classmates.
Middle School
Foreign Language, Mathematics, Social Studies
Money, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History
budget money trip chile spanish chilean travel tourist tourism tour South America

China CultureQuest
Go on a dig with your students, using both digital tools and Chinese brushwork to learn about the art and culture of China. Students brainstorm topics they would like to research for a China CultureQuest report, collage, and Web page. Using Internet resources, they learn about Chinese brush painting, calligraphy, and names.
Middle School
Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Art History, Graphic Arts, Painting, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts
China, CultureQuest, brush painting, calligraphy, collage, Meisler, TeachNet, visual arts

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

Claude Monet
In this program, students explore and appreciate the life and work of Impressionist artist Claude Monet. They gather information to write a biography on him and sketch an original landscape in his style.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Painting, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts
Monet, Impressionism, painting, art history, Langsner

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

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

Collecting S.O.C.K.S.
Looking for ways to help protect the local watershed, the members of the Millennium Middle School Computer Club came up with S.O.C.K.S. (Student Oriented Conservation project for K-12 Students). The objective of the S.O.C.K.S. project was to develop an awareness of water as a finite resource.
Middle School
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Community Culture
water conservation ecology environment watershed student students ecosystem quality control management socks

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

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

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

Composition Compositions
Students use the Internet to explore the theory of composition in visual art. They explore the relevance of symmetry, asymmetry, and balance by viewing well-known works of art online and interacting with sites where art principles are animated.
Middle School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs
composition, Meisler, animation, Flash, symmetry, visual media

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

Consumer Web-ucation
Students will be covering areas such as: being a good consumer, consumer awareness, laws, rights and protection as well as writing a letter of complaint. This unit encourages students to search and discover information for themselves rather than relying solely on the teacher.
Middle School
Business Careers, Mathematics, Social Studies
Money, Community Culture
consumer awareness consume rights business advertising insurance laws rules regulations ombudsman purchase credit

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

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

Creating Continents, Climates, and Cultures
"Creating Continents, Climates and Cultures" is a designed to be a comprehensive enrichment unit which helps students make cognitive connections between physical land formations, climate patterns, and the cultures that develop therein.
Middle School
Science, Science
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
Physical Land Formations Continents Longitude Latitude Climate Culture Standards Maps continent earth science Lesson Plans Social Studies Geography TeachNet

Creating Scatter Plots
Students learn how to use a graphing calculator and explore the powers of a scatter plot. They draw a line of best fit around the given data, which simulates the beginning of regression analysis. Students create a scatter plot and find a line of best fit. This enables them to project a future event.
Middle School
Mathematics
Algebra, Arithmetic

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

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

Deep Research
Deep Research is a digital exploration of two worlds of conspicuous silence  the New York Public Library and the underwater world. viewer is engaged in an imaginary narrative that explores issues of urbanization, access to information, and environmental /quality of life concerns.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts
Meisler, research, Grand Splash, underwater, New York Public Library, digital media, TeachNet

Denudaton
This project deals with all the interconnected processes associated with denudation. Students research denudation by searching through the site, and will answer a short factual quiz as a culminating activity.
Middle School
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
denudation surface earth conservation ecology grand canyon physical geography

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

Digital 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

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

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

Drawing Into the Imagination
Sixth grade students are introduced to the work of artist Saul Steinberg by visiting online galleries of his work and looking at photo reproductions. They each choose an image that "draws them in" and imagine themselves jumping into a section of the image narrative.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Graphic Arts, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts
Saul Steinberg, cross-hatching, drawing, Meisler, art history, photoshop, web design

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

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

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

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

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

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

Egypt Studies Online: Net Notes to Artwork
This unit builds student skills in 3 important areas while they learn and communicate specifically about Ancient Egypt: (1) Targeted use of subject specific resources, both text and web, (2) Taking online notes quickly and efficiently for later use in new ways, (3) Reflecting on and evaluating interactive learning websites.
Middle School
Technology Media
Ancient Civilizations, Internet
Egypt ancient civilization notes note taking online Internet resources how to take evaluating evaluate art work text texts Egyptians

Egyptian Art: The Case of the Missing Mummy
Students will explore the art of Ancient Egypt and creatively design an Egyptian Mummy Case, using the art medium, papier-mâché.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Art History, Crafts, Painting, Writing, Ancient Civilizations
mummy, Egypt, plastercraft, papier mache, arts, Egyptian art, Langsner

Egyptian Expedition
As part of a curricular unit on ancient Egypt, students use the Internet, text resources, and word-processing skills to develop a research presentation on specified topics and a bibliography.
Middle School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations
language arts, Egypt

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 WebQuest
This unit uses the webquest model to allow pupils to work on an inquiry oriented project using the internet as a resource. Children will be enabled to investigate electricity, work collaboratively to create their own project, and report their findings to their classmates.
Middle School
Health Phys Ed, Science
Physics
electricity electric current safety safe discovery discoveries inventors circuits switches batteries used created

Elements R Us
This Web Quest is designed to increase student ability in using the periodic table of elements. The students become interested in the subject matter while learning valuable information about many of the specific elements.
Middle School
Science, Technology Media
Chemistry, Software Programs
web quest webquest element periodic table elements Power Point

Elvis Lives
Who is the "King of Rock & Roll" and why was he adored by millions of fans and still loved by so many some twenty five years after his death? This program is an introduction to a person many agree is the most widely known, loved, and recognized entertainer of all time--Elvis Presley. It was developed to enlighten the current generation of young people to the origins of rock and roll's first superstar.
Middle School
Fine Arts, Music, Science, Technology Media
Performing Arts, American History, Community Culture, Internet, Video
Elvis, rock and roll, video, jeopardy

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

Energy Conversions
This site takes you through the definitions, units, forms, sources, needs and conversions of energy.
Middle School
Science, Technology Media
Internet
energy, energy conversions, conservation, sources, measurement, lab, science, TeachNet

Engaging Girls in ICT
This project serves as an introduction to film and digital editing and includes topics such as gender representation, advertising and the media. Although aimed at girls at an all girls school, the project would be equally suitable for mixed groups or all boys.
Middle School
Technology Media
Digital Media, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs, Video
ICT, girls, film, advertising, commercials, media literacy, storyboards, computer club, UK, TeachNet

Enter Through the Form: Explore Japan Treasure Hunt
Get your passport ready--your class is about to go on a virtual treasure hunt to Japan! They will search the World Wide Web to find information about Japan's belief and value systems, festivals, architecture, landscape design, geography, and culture.
Middle School
Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Drawing, Graphic Arts, Global History, Digital Media
Japan character story culture Japanese Tokyo treasure hunt Shinto Buddhist shrine shrines sumo wrestling gardens

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

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

Everything is Beautiful at the Ballet
Through the use of technology and the Internet, students visit art collections throughout the world to gain valuable information on the lives and works of many artists. This is a wonderful motivational tool for students to explore the Web on their own and it enables them to design their own contemporary figure sculptures, following the modern masters they have studied. Students were asked to follow their passion and express the movements found in dance or sports that they loved.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Performing Arts, Sculpture, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts
ballet, Degas, sculpture, figure sculpture, Calder, Segal, art history, middle school, Langsner, TeachNet

Exhilarating European Escapades
This project offers middle schoolers opportunities to collaborate with their peers, to use critical-thinking and research skills, to compare and contrast travel fees, and to explore the Internet. Furthermore, the students gain invaluable real-world mathematics experience. The culminating activity, a collaborative PowerPoint presentation, synthesizes learning from all aspects of the program.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media
Writing, Money, Internet, Software Programs
data, research, trip, economics, budget, travel, itinerary, presentation

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

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

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

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

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

Forensics 101
This unit is an introduction to forensic science, and combines fun, hads-on activities with the application of skills from math, science, literacy, art, and technology. Students solve mysteries, learn about the work of forensic anthropologists, and the F.B.I. Students are already familiar with the many crime dramas and reality shows they see on television--these activities are fun for middle school students to explore in pairs and small groups.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media
forensic science, math, science, literacy, art, technology, solve mysteries, forensic anthropologists, FBI, crime dramas, reality shows

Forensics 101
This unit is an introduction to forensic science, and combines fun, hads-on activities with the application of skills from math, science, literacy, art, and technology. Students solve mysteries, learn about the work of forensic anthropologists, and the F.B.I.
Middle School
Science
Biology, Scientific Method
forensics, forensic science, fingerprints, clue, crime

Forests Under the Sea
Forests Under the Sea is an interdisciplinary, technology-based unit designed to introduce middle to high school students to the hidden world of giant kelp forests. It encourages students to understand the biology of these underwater forest ecosystems through reading, drawing, observing, constructing models, and the use of technology.
Middle School
Science, Science, Technology Media
Biology, Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs
kelp forests, kelp lessons, PowerPoint projects, tropical forests, middle school life science lessons, biology, middle school, TeachNet

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

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

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

From Magpies to Messiaen: Birds in Music
This is a program in which middle school students study the influence that birds have had in music and create their own original music based on imitations and actual electronic samples of birdsong. They learn how composers make use of the everyday material around them and they gain a unique perspective on music. They learn various compositional techniques as well as fundamental music concepts.
Middle School
Music, Technology Media
Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs
music theory, birdsong, electronic, composition, MIDI, pitch

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

Gears
Middle School
Science
Physics
gears, mechanics, velocity, speed, gear train, motion, TeachNet

Geological Time Line Project
The study of geological time periods and fossils are a standard part of the middle school Science curriculum. This project attempts to utilize technology to help students understand these key Geology concepts, as well as producing their own travel brochure on a specific time period on earth.
Middle School
Science, Science
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
fossil, geology

Georgia O'Keefe: Wake Up and Smell the Roses
Students create a watercolor painting in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe and respond critically to a variety of her works displayed on various Web sites.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Painting, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts
Georgia O'Keefe, watercolor painting, women artists, art history, Langsner

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

Go Yankees!
Go Yankees! is a unit of activities designed to inspire students to become part of an All- Star Team through an exploration of the New York Yankees. As students read biographies, discuss, write about, and present the lives of one of America's greatest baseball teams, they learn that life is about facing and overcoming hardships, meeting challenges, engaging in team spirit, and standing tall at home plate.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Numbers Statistics, American History, Internet, Software Programs
Excel Internet statistics numbers stats batting averages pitching baseball famous Yankees New York Babe Ruth American sports biography biographies true figures heroes

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

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

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

Greek Gods Webquest
This project focuses on the gods and goddesses of Greek Mythology. The students will be assigned one of the major Olympian gods/goddesses in Greek Mythology. They will use "The Gods of Mt. Olympus" webquest as a guide for understanding the project requirements and to help with their research.
Middle School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations
gods mythology

Greetings from Snowdoria
This is an account of life in Snowdoria, a fictional Alpine state. Using the format of an online book, pupils are asked to complete crossword puzzles, decipher mirror writing and even crack secret codes all based on their knowledge of life in Snowdoria
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Geography Habitats, Internet
snowdoria, social studies, fiction, travel, TeachNet, Ireland

Hands-on Digital Storytelling with Students
This four-part lesson teaches students about plot as a literary concept and shows them how to use it as a framework when they are creating a story of their own. They will write their own story, sketch illustrations, color them in Photoshop and put everything together into a digital story show.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Internet, Software Programs
Photoshop, digital story show,graphic design

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

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

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

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

History 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

How Does Your Garden Grow?
"How Does Your Garden Grow?" is a unit that investigates plants, biomes, and plant response to environmental change. Through independent assignments and group research, the children will experiment, communicate their results to audiences and defend conclusions from peer review.
Middle School
Science
Botany, Earth Science
plants biomes environment change plant response vegetative reproduction experiment

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

Impressionism
To become acquainted with the period of Impressionism, students visit and research museum Web sites. They sketch ideas for an original landscape painting in the Impressionist style, exploring the various brushstrokes and color palettes used by the Impressionists.
Middle School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Painting, Software Programs
Impressionism, Monet, landscape, painting, color, Langsner

In their Own Words: the Slave Narratives
In this unit, students learn about slavery through the actual words of former slaves. Using the slave narratives from the Library of Congress, students learn the structure of, and how to negotiate, an LOC database. They learn to identify, use, and evaluate primary sources.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Non Fiction, American History, Internet
slavery

Individuality vs. Conformity
This unit is centered on the reading of Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl. Students participate in numerous activities designed to spark their awareness of literature's ability to transcend the page and apply to one's own life experiences. By incorporating technology into this unit, students are exposed to resources relevant to them.
Middle School
English Language Arts
Literature

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

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

Internet Search Skills 101
These lessons will enable students to compare different search engines and different search strategies. It will make them understand that using specific terms can narrow down your searching time and make you a more productive searcher.
Middle School
Technology Media
Internet
searching, search skills, Internet, search engine, Boolean, domain names

Interpersonal Communication for Deaf Students Using Technology
It is expected that students who successfully complete this module will be able to: use technology to enhance their interpersonal communication skills; apply these skills in human interaction by exchanging information with another user using fax, e-mail and mobile phone; and understand the vocabulary, concepts, and language nesessary for this technology interaction.
Middle School
Special Ed, Technology Media
Software Programs
deaf, fax, phone, e-mail, communication, fax buddies, SMS, Vodaphone

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

Investigating Bogs
This project encourages and provides information for a field Trip to a bog as well as a work sheet for students. The approach taken with this project could be repeated in respect of any similar projects involving seashore, pine forests, farms, etc.
Middle School
Science
Earth Science
bog bogs field trip environment peatlands peatland peat

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

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

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

Ireland: a 20th Century Timeline
"Ireland - A 20th Century Timeline" aims to develop pupils' concept of time and chronology through a structured exploration of the 20th century in Ireland.
Middle School
Social Studies
Community Culture, Global History
timeline Ireland Irish 20th century twentieth modern times era history interview family member events time line

Irish Roots: Digging up the Past
In this Webquest project pupils look for information on the Web. The objective for pupils is to find out about their family or clan name, its origins and its history, and the family coat of arms. Guided by the teacher, and facilitated by technology, pupils locate information sources, select factual material and present their findings to an audience of their peers.
Middle School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Global History, Software Programs
webquest Irish roots history Ireland immigrant immigration background ethnicity explore Internet research geneology family families ancestors Power Point presentation present ancestor clan coat of arms crest

It's Not Easy Being Green!
In this unit, student will delve into botany by planting a seed and watching it grow or die based on what they do to take care of it. Prior knowledge of human anatomy and physiology will be the entry point as students connect these two very different areas of biology.
Middle School
Science
Botany, Internet
stomata, photosynthesis, vascular tissue, xylem, phloem, phototropism, gravitropism, pollination, fruit, pollen, ovule, stamen, pistil

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

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

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

Journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun
Each year during the month of March our 7th grade students follow via the Internet the "Last Great Race", the Iditarod Dog Sled Race, from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. After carefully selecting a musher to shadow, students use the Internet to compile a "journal" of researched materials pertaining to "the Race", the musher, and Alaska. In conjunction with this project, students will be reading a variety of novels such as Call of the Wild, and Dogsong.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Literature, Community Culture, Geography Habitats
dog race dogsledding sled mush iditarod Alaska alaskan nome anchorage mush mushers Jack London Call of the Wild Gary Paulsen Dog Song

Journeying to Jo'Burg and Beyond
Students read Journey to Jo'burg by Beverly Naidoo and through it explore social conditions that have existed in South Africa as well as other parts of the world. This exploration takes place through projections of Web sites that give wonderful overviews of South Africa,and a WebQuest that links to many great sites--including one where kids can listen to the various languages spoken in South Africa so that they can really understand and feel the novel, making it come alive.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Reading Literacy, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

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

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

Kids Thank a Veteran
Students of any age, who see a veteran, simply say "Thank you for serving" They can then register their first name only and their state on the site. Comments are also welcome. In addition they can visit navigation buttons leading them to information on our flag, famous veterans, books, teacher activities, veteran holidays, women in the military, crafts, clipart, memorials, statistics, photos, community activities, etc.
Middle School
Social Studies
American History, Community Culture
war veterans

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

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

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

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

Learning 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

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

Learning to Learn
How do people know which learning style best suits them? This WebQuest explores mind mapping, learning styles and thinking hats.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs
learning style, mind mapping, lateral thinking, WebQuest, thinking hats, UK, Teachnet, presentation

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

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

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

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

Looking & Responding to Paint
This project enables pupils to explore the various aspects of paint under the headings of colour, line, shape/form/pattern and texture. On each page pupils are asked to visit various online art galleries to look at and respond to famous paintings using the knowledge they have learned.
Middle School
Fine Arts
Art History, Painting

Lunch Food? Mmm Mmm Good!
Students use the Internet to research recipes and utilize the USDA Food Guide Pyramid to investigate the importance of meeting these requirements and learn the consequences of an unbalanced diet. The students download recipes, create ethnic variations on the food pyramid, and use Excel to convert recipes and create a cost sheet for feeding different amounts of students.
Middle School
Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media
Money, Biology, Software Programs
nutrition diet healthy health balanced Department of Agriculture USDA good food pyramid groups Excel cost recipe recipes web quest webquest

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

Manga Mania
Manga (pronounced "ma-n-ga") are Japanese graphic works that are somewhat similar to American comic books, although they go far beyond the boundaries of what Americans understand as "comics" or "cartoons." They provide a unique and valuable insight into Japanese society in a format that holds a great deal of interest for students.
Middle School
Fine Arts, Social Studies
Graphic Arts, Community Culture
manga cartoon cartoons graphic arts art Japan Japanese comics comic book media genre

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

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

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

Mastering Print Literacy through Film and Media Literacy
When watching TV or movies, students often have an almost instant understanding of plot, character, setting, genre and all of the literary elements that don't effectively translate to their understanding of texts. The goal of this unit is to effectively bridge that gap of understanding while building students confidence in their own ideas and expand their vocabulary to discuss these items. The goal of this unit is to expand students' understanding of story elements and to build their confidence in their own knowledge of these elements through the use of film and television.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Internet, Media Literacy
literary elements, character, plot, setting, and theme

Masterpieces Past and Present
This project integrates Art History and Studio Art and is designed for middle school students. The lessons include art history, and they teach the elements of art and fundamentals of design by using examples of historical masterpieces.
Middle School
Fine Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Drawing, Graphic Arts, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
Abstract, Gesture Drawing, Contour Drawing, Perspective, art history, line, Self Portraits, Elements of Art, value, contrast, form

Medieval Castles
This project allows students to learn more about medieval times, ancient castles and history.
Middle School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Global History
castles medieval times age era history ancient civilization castle Ireland Britain Europe knights knight lord serf moat king soldiers Normans Norman stone

Metals and their Reactivity
These activities both reinforce learning while also providing revision exercise.
Middle School
Science
Earth Science
metals, metallurgy

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

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

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

Monsters & Myths
This is a comprehensive interdisciplinary unit pairing English/Language Arts and the fine arts for intermediate school students. The lessons introduce myths from many cultures as a unique genre of literature.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts
Performing Arts, Sculpture, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing
myths greek gods native american sculpture arts literacy drama plays performing arts scripts medusa monsters myth literature hero mythology roman venn diagram

Mother Goose Meets Project Wisdom Through Pod Casting
Students learn how to form a pod cast through storyboarding by using a main theme. The main theme to this project is Project Wisdom/Character Education. Project Wisdom is part of the character education curriculum. The students put Mother Goose on trial for her abusive nursery rhymes to human and animal life. Each student examines a nursery rhyme of their choice, that is abusive. They must explain in the storyboard process why the nursery rhyme is abusive.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Social Studies, Technology Media
Literature, Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media, Internet
podcast, Character Education, public speaking, Project Wisdom

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

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

Narrative Writing for Publication
Using a diary or journal format, students create a fictional narrative based on either a real individual or a character they create. They investigate parts of a story such as conflict, plot, resolution, falling action, etc., and then create a Microsoft Publisher webpage containing that account.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Writing, Software Programs, Visual Arts
narrative, fiction, conflict, rising action, brainstorm, character, Publisher, web pages, fictional account, middle school, English, language arts, writing, Ditmas, Kelleher, TeachNet

Naturally Disastrous!
Naturally Disastrous is a WebQuest devoted to causes of natural disasters and how to survive one. Given that the world climate has changed due to recent disasters, this program addresses some student concerns about how these disasters happen, what to do if one occurs, and what preventive measures to take.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs
natural disasters, hurricanes, WebQuest, Internet research, brochure, project, cooperative learning, middle school, science, TeachNet, Anthony Salcedo

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

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

Nutrition I.Q.
Nutrition I.Q. Is a comprehensive unit in which Junior High students are provided with opportunities necessary to make wise food choices in their daily living.
Middle School
Health Phys Ed, Science, Science
Biology
health nutrition food choices healthy eat eating groups group pyramid breakdown calories vegetable fruit fruits vegetables

Oaks N' Kids
Students investigate the local oak community, use a variety of technological tools and develop an awareness of local environmental issues without leaving their school grounds. The study area, the school perimeter, is easily accessible and contains other interesting study specimens such as native plants and animals. In the computer lab students complete exercises, conduct oak research on the Internet, input data, create tables/graphs and complete PowerPoint activities.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media
Writing, Botany, Scientific Method, Internet, Software Programs
Oaks, oak communities, life science, data graphing, experiments, investigation, survey, PowerPoint, writing, middle school, TeachNet

On my Honor Webquest
This unit is centered on the reading of Marion Dane Bauer's Newbery award winning novel, On My Honor. Through participation in a variety of engaging learning activities, students arrive at a better understanding of the novel and its themes as a result of the relationship that is established between the reader and the text.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts
Performing Arts, Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing
webquest

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

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

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

Painting Waterlilies and Sunflowers
Through the use of technology and the Internet, students are given the opportunity to visit the paintings of Monet's house and gardens in Giverny and the collection at the van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. Visits to their favorite artist's homes, gardens, and museums provide valuable information on their lives and works. This is a wonderful motivational tool for students to design their own Impressionist paintings.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts
Art History, Painting, Writing
Monet, van Gogh, Impressionism, gardens, painting, sunflowers, waterlilies, Langsner

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

People of Faith
This project introduces students to the lives of famous people of the major world religious traditions.
Middle School
Social Studies
Community Culture
world religions, religion

Photoshop Figurative Language!
This four part unit teaches students about figurative language and allows them to focus closely on the text of poetry by engaging them in a detailed artistic endeavor in Adobe Photoshop.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Internet, Software Programs
figurative language, Photoshop, Collage

Plants Talk Back!
Middle School Earth Science students conduct hands on scientific study of plant life by growing Lima beans. In their digital art component, the students create animated movies with audio voice to their plant's needs, wants and desires.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Drawing, Writing, Earth Science, Internet, Video, Visual Arts
digital art, animated movies,

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

Positive Perspectives Posters
Positive Perspectives Posters motivates the entire school community. Students use one-point perspectives to create posters that are displayed in the hallways to lift teachers and students spirits and inspire them to always do their best.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics
Art History,Drawing, Graphic Arts, Writing, Geometry
perspective, drawing, ela, math, art, one-point perspective, motivation, poster

Postcards from Abroad
"Postcards from Abroad" empowers students to use their computers in a creative manner. First, students will learn how to search the World Wide Web efficiently, using Internet search engines and strategic commands. Then, they will learn how to edit digital photographs using HyperStudio software tools. Finally, they will create composites which will include a recognizable "background" from a faraway vacation site, and a personal photograph.
Middle School
Technology Media
Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts
postcards, search engine, Hyperstudio, digital camera, vacation, photos, scan

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

Prehistory Web Quest
This WebQuest is a research-based project on pre-history. Students are in groups of five and each researches one specific hominid in the evolutionary line. They learn about lifestyles, achievements, and development; how geography and climate contributed to all three; and probable causes for their eventual extinction.
Middle School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations
prehistory

Preparing for Disaster
Inspired by a true Miracle On The Hudson,students teach their peers how to prevent and cope with disasters. Students create short films, animations and PSAs (public service announcements) that may prepare other for disasters they could face in their lifetime.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media
Internet, Media Literacy
natural disasters

Producing Commercials for Videotaping
Students view, compare, and critique television commercials: What do they have in common? How are they different? What is the purpose of each commercial? The students learn about different types of commercials and the various writing styles used. They then work to produce an actual commercial for a product or service of their choice, including rehearsing for and videotaping the commercial.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Internet, Media Literacy, Video
video, commercial, storyboard, script, writing style, shot composition

Producing Public Service Announcements for Video
"This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Get the picture?" Who could ever forget that commercial? Students are introduced to this and other Public Service Announcements ("PSA") on videotape in this program.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Writing, Media Literacy, Video
PSA, public service announcement, video, commercial, statistics, storyboard

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

Quadratics Catch-Up
This project is designed to start addressing the gulf between weak math students and the demands of higher-level mathematics.
Middle School
Mathematics
Algebra, Arithmetic
quadratics, quadratic equations, math

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

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

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

Researching African-Americans Who Made A Difference
This program is designed to teach students research skills needed to create an essay about a famous African American. This project has been used to prepare students for "Black History Month" in February. It is a project that teaches techniques for proper Internet research, process of drafting and preparing for the final copy.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Writing, American History, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs
essay writing write African American Black history famous culture Power Point report presentation present oral research report History Month Internet

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

Running Water
Students learn about conserving and protecting one of the greatest natural resources and necessities of life: water.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media
water cycle, pollution, conservation,

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

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

Sculpting a Modern Art Chair with van Gogh and Gauguin
To further their understanding of the Modern Art movement, students see van Gogh in a different light--compared with Paul Gauguin--and explore Post-Impressionism and specifically van Gogh's "Gauguin's Chair" and "Van Gogh's Chair." students choose a modern artist whose work appeals to them, and they create a small three-dimensional cardboard chair that will be painted in that artist's style.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts
Art History, Crafts, Reading Literacy, Writing
van Gogh, Gauguin, chairs, modern art, Langsner

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

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

Skeletal and Muscular Disease WebQuest
Students are able to explore a disease that they may have heard of or that may have affected a family member, friend, or even themselves. This is a great activity that can be used in conjunction with any exploration of body systems or human body functioning and can be easily modified to differentiate instruction.
Middle School
Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media
Biology, Software Programs
web quest webquest Power Point skeleton disease diseases disorder disorders human f

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

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

So, So Surreal Self-Portraits
Take your class on a virtual trip back in time to 1924 when a Dada manifesto sparked the Surrealist movement in Europe and the United States. Students learn about the history of Surrealism and visit online galleries of notable artists of the past and present, immersing themselves in the dream-like qualities of Surrealism and discussing its influence on contemporary art, design, and entertainment.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Painting, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts
surrealism, dada, self-portraits, photoshop, mixed media, Meisler

Soda Machines - Engineering and Inquiry
Students and teacher get to think through a "Black Box" situation, so science skills of observation, inference, questioning, and then creative problem solving all come into play.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Science
Reading Literacy, Writing, Scientific Method
soda machine, drawing, observation, inquiry, design, writing, middle school, building, how stuff works, 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

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

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

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

Spiraling Through the Guggenheim
Students experience original works of art through an online tour of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. They value and appreciate the unique architecture of the building as well as develop an understanding of its design and relationship to Central Park.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Art History, Painting, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts
architecture, Guggenheim, modern art, painting, Langsner

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

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

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

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

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

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

Student Experiment Flies on NASA Space Shuttle!
NASA was encouraging schools to apply to send a student scientific experiment into space aboard a space shuttle. This is an exciting and motivating opportunity for middle school students to actually design and construct an experiment that will be launched into space.
Middle School
Mathematics, Science, Technology Media
Numbers Statistics, Astronomy, Scientific Method, Software Programs
Microsoft Excel experiment space NASA student design space shuttle test results statistics

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

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

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

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

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

The Age of the Machine
This webquest asks student to examine Great Britain's role in the industrial revolution, as well as the positive and negative effects of industrialization in the 1800s.
Middle School
Social Studies
Community Culture, Global History
industrial revolution, British history, industrialization, webquest

The Amazing Wonders of Social Studies
The project aims to give students an understanding of what social studies is and why they study it through a series of activities that allows them to experience some of the jobs of a social scientist. Students will research, write, and observe Internet sources throughout the course of the unit.
Middle School
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

The American Revolution: An Electronic Field Trip
In this program, students use the Internet to research events of the American Revolution, then write a letter to/from a fictitious person who could have been involved in that event. Prior to their Internet research, they learn the basic facts about major events of the revolution using textbooks and Internet sources.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Writing, American History, Internet
Internet research American revolution revolutionary war letter write writing letters America colonial revolt England British Britain English United States colonies declaration of independence bill of rights U.S. US

The Art of Argument & Persuasion
The lessons work to raise student understanding of the elements of media in use today; newspaper, television, and internet. They analyze how different elements are used to influence different audience groups, and use both these elements of advertising, and traditional writing strategies for persuasive communication.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing, Media Literacy
media literacy technology writing critical argument persuasion influence advertising Internet

The Bleeding Edge
The Bleeding Edge is an on-line zine that explores blood as a metaphor. Languages and visual iconography are forms of cultural expression.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Non Fiction, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts
Bleeding Edge, zine, blood, family album, dictionary, writing, Meisler, TeachNet

The Brady Chronicles: A Digital Story
This lesson is a collaborative project between the fifth grade social studies teacher, the school library media specialist, and the computer lab teaching assistant. It is designed in conjunction with the fifth grade social studies curriculum and the study of the Civil War.
Middle School
Social Studies
American History
civil war

The Buddha Chronicles
Each student or team of students invents an imaginary character that has the ability to time travel to Japan. In preparation for meeting an enlightened being, students take their characters on several virtual tours. They visit modern and historical sites in 20th century Tokyo and then travel back several centuries to Tokyo during the Edo period.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Writing, Global History, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts
Buddhism, Japan, Edo Period, web design, graphic design, creative writing, Meisler

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

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

The Creative Process
Students are lead, step by step, through the creative process using a creative writing assignment as the vehicle. They focus on how to come up with an initial idea, how to refine and flesh out the idea, and how to express meaning. This same process is then applied to making a visual work of art using collage as the medium, or creating a Web-based project.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Drawing, Graphic Arts, Painting, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Visual Arts
creative process, inspiration, visual arts, Meisler, Nowell, I.C.E., collaboration, digital art, Flash, Dreamweaver, TeachNet

The Document-Based Question
This six-day unit introduces students to the DBQ, or Document-Based Question, often stressed highly on standardized tests. Students learn the importance of primary sources, where to find them, access web resources for information, and learn the basics of writing a social studies essay response.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Writing, American History, Global History
DBQ, essay, testing

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 Emperor Penguin's Life Cycle
Students will read the book The Emperor's Egg by Martin Jenkins and investigate a non-fiction book of their choice. They will utilize online graphic organizers, and use this information to create a PowerPoint presentation. Finally, they will read a fictional account of the same story -Solo by Paul Geragthy - and discovery literary elements which distinguish the two genres.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

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

The Great Debate
Students research the Internet for necessary information to prove their stance on a specific topic and apply the information to the arguments that they face in the debate arena. They actually learn how to “listen” to an opposing point of view and verbally react in a well- thought-out, incremental fashion.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
American History, Internet
American History, English Language Arts, debate, persuasive genre, Social Studies, Speaking, Listening, Viewing, TeachNet, Berkowitz, middle school

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

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

The Kingdoms of Life WebQuest
This WebQuest is designed to help students learn about the kingdoms of life. The students are given five tasks to complete including vocabulary-building and Internet research to find information about the five kingdoms of life. By the end of this WebQuest, students will have a better understanding of how different organisms are grouped based on their physical characteristics and what role they play here on Earth.
Middle School
Science
Biology, Earth Science
kingdoms biology earth life

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

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

The Real Way to Moolah Beach!
Students and adults alike have difficulties managing money. This program doesn't pretend to take the place of a financial analyst, but it does provide key insight into the basics of managing your money. Students learn about checkbook accounts and the basics of accounting. They are given transactions and learn how to register those transactions accordingly. As a culminating assignment, students are given an imaginary initial balance of three thousand dollars. They first create a budget and then go online to acquire as many useful goods as their money will allow.
Middle School
Mathematics, Technology Media
Accounting, Money, Internet
money, budget, checkbook, spreadsheet, credit, consumer, quotes, accounting

The Story of My Life: Tapping into the Experiences of Senior Citizens
Middle schoolers partner with senior citizens at a local rehabilitation center. Through casual talk and structured interviews, students tap into the wealth of their senior pals' experiences. They write descriptive essays and narratives based on conversations with relatives or their new senior partners.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Software Programs
Power Point interviews senior citizens aging aged partners life story essays interview old geriatrics writing write

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

The Time of Our Lives: Weaving the Generations
Your students will have the time of their lives "talking 'bout" the generations. Each student interviews an elder person and a peer (or themselves), and imagines the future as they expound upon significant events and people that shape each generation. They develop technology skills and bridge the generation gap as they interview one another, their teachers, and the extended school family.
Middle School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Internet, Software Programs
generations, generation gap, html, web page design, interview, relatives, Meisler

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

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

The Vision Contest
The ExploraVision competition motivates students to develop higher-order thinking skills--by encouraging them to think about their role in the future and to use their imaginations and creativity while applying their knowledge of science.
Middle School
Science
Scientific Method
invention scientific thinking invent think contest vision problem problems evaluate design

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

The World is Wild About Harry Potter
Most students enjoy reading J. K. Rowlings' Harry Potter books. In this project, students will search for these books in the online catalogs of academic and public libraries throughout the world. They practice searching for information in a variety of OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) formats.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Literature, Geography Habitats, Internet
Harry Potter J. K. Rowling searching Internet research library

The World of Orchids
Student investigate orchid care, propagation and orchid sales through Internet research and orchid industry contacts. Students will prepare a written report and an oral presentation to display findings.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing,Botany, Internet, Software Programs
Agriculture, life science, flowering plants, orchids, field trip, skit, science, middle school, TeachNet

Through the Looking-Glass Chess
This program invites students to explore the metaphor of chess while reading Lewis Carroll’s classic Through The Looking-Glass, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Reading Literacy, Internet, Visual Arts
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, chess, arts, chess board, design, tournament, reading, middle school, Meryl Meisler, TeachNet

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

Totem Transformations
The unit is introduced in the Humanities class, as students learn about the origins of Totems in Native American folklore. In the computer lab, students read Totem stories and explore the meaning and symbolism behind the myths using various Web sites. Students write their own myth and poems describing how each of them found their own totem anima. While writing and editing their stories and poetry in Humanities, the students are using their time in art class learning how to draw representational self-portraits using guidelines and proportion.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Drawing, Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing, American History, Software Programs, Visual Arts
totem, transformation, Native American, folklore, story, writing, poem, self-portrait, ImageReady, Flash, web authoring, Meisler, Raffaele, Humanities, Art, Digital Art, animation

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

Tours R Us: History Comes Alive
Tours R US promotes U.S. history in middle schoolers' own backyard. TOURS R US lets children take ownership of their communities and feel a sense of belonging and contributing. If you're looking for ways to relate history to students' lives, this is it.
Middle School
Social Studies
American History, Community Culture
Boston American history America revolution revolutionary war freedom trail Massachusetts heritage colonial period Jamaica Plain

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

Travel Through Time with a Family Member and Me
This project enables students to create an electronic history book that can be burned on a CD, uploaded to the Web, or remain on a hard drive for other students to enjoy. Language arts, social studies, and technology skills are incorporated in order for students to work in "media literacy." The lessons include interviewing a family member, finding out about four significant events in that person's life, writing a narrative account, creating a timeline, and packaging it in a slide presentation.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Journalism, Writing, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs
travel, time, family album, presentation, timeline, interview, scan, digital photo, scanner, Powerpoint

Trip Planner WebQuest
At the core of the Quest is a research paper focusing on a foreign country. This unit was developed to introduce students to research and incorporate realism to raise their level of excitement and involvement.
Middle School
Social Studies
Geography Habitats, Global History
country geography foreign travel trip web quest webquest

U.S. - Japan Internet Collaboration
The Japanese government-sponsored Fulbright Memorial Fund Teachers Program enables teachers to visit Japan and learn about its culture and educational system. Participants are then eligible to have their school join the Master Teacher Program, which matches U.S. and Japanese schools for a year-long collaboration. Collaborative projects are based on the theme of biodiversity and the study of the environment.
Middle School
Science, Technology Media
Email, Internet
Japan, exchange, e-mail, insects, arthropods, video, Fulbright, International Education Week, Mott Hall

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

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

Unlock Your Talent, Become a Movie Producer
Grant: Students will spend several weeks creating a movie based on their favorite story/book scene. They will learn all aspects of creating a movie using a multitude of multimedia tools. Students will use pictures, sounds, text and a movie making software. This is a creative alternative to creating a book report or a literary essay based on a work of fiction.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs, Video
book report,literary essay, storyboard, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie,

Unseen Perspectives
In Unseen Perspectives, students see themselves and their surroundings from different perspectives and gain insight into how others might see them. In Humanities or English class, they discuss how and why they act differently at home versus school, with adults versus children, with friends versus acquaintances, etc., and talk about the unseen sides of themselves.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Drawing, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts
perspective, drawing, web design, Flash, computer animation, story, Meisler

Up in Smoke
This project enables students to search for information regarding the history, health hazards and prevention of smoking.
Middle School
Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Technology Media
Software Programs, Visual Arts
smoking prevention cancer lung cigarettes tobacco nicotine statistics drawing program Power Point cartoons presentation Native Americans

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

Using Video to Build Language
Students can create vivid and meaningful short subjects on video that engage a wide range of their abilities- clarity of descriptive language, editing for clarity and impact, visual literacy development and musical talents as well
Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Reading Literacy, Writing
video language literacy ELL ESL English learners immigrants second media technology sound

US-Japan Internet Collaboration
The Fulbright Memorial Fund Teachers Program enables teachers to visit Japan and learn about its culture and educational system. Participants are then eligible to have their school join the Master Teacher Program, which matches U.S. and Japanese schools for a year-long collaboration. In-person teacher visits to the partner schools are followed by joint activities and Internet communications.
Middle School
Social Studies, Technology Media
Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Email, Internet, Video
Japan collaboration collaborate epals video conferencing conference Japanese student students New York web cam lesson lessons visit culture

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

Vincent van Gogh
Students use computer technology as a resource to learn about the Post-Impressionist artist, Vincent van Gogh. They analyze and interpret van Gogh's painting "The Starry Night" then create a line drawing entitled "Scary Night".
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts
Art History, Painting, Reading Literacy
van Gogh, Starry Night, Halloween, drawing, painting, art history, Impressionism, Langsner

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

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

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

Weather Watchers II
Weather Watchers is an interactive unit that investigates weather and climate. Students participate in up to the minute and accurate Internet weather reports, weather observations and experiments; with this data, they can predict weather phenomena and patterns.
Elementary , Middle School
English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media
Journalism, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media, Software Programs
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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 (The) Matter?
What's (The) Matter? challenges the students to become scientists and educators whose task it is to teach younger kids what "matter" is in an interesting and imaginative way.
Middle School
Fine Arts, Science, Technology Media
Graphic Arts, Chemistry, Scientific Method, Digital Media

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

Where Would You Like to Live? A WebQuest on Biomes
Using the WebQuest design, students must research one of the six main biomes of the world. They must construct a brochure about that biome using a cooperative group with an assigned project activity relating to their biome per individual student.
Middle School
Science, Social Studies
Earth Science, Geography Habitats
biome world earth globe

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

WikiJournalism
Students will produce a short form news feature for a class online news magazine. The broadcast feature is based on a formal journalism research project, such as a feature article, subject profile, or news investigation. Students organize small groups around topics of interest, and they collect and analyze primary and secondary research for a formal written research paper. Student groups also film, edit, and produce a broadcast feature of their project.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Journalism, Writing, Digital Media, Video
wiki, Journalism, research,

Women's History Scrolls
In this program, each student creates a scroll depicting the life and/or achievements of a woman. The woman can be famous, historical, contemporary, legendary, fictional, or someone the student knows and admires. In preparation for their work, students use the Internet to find out about the lives of significant women.
Middle School
Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media
Crafts, Painting, Non Fiction, Writing, Internet
Women's History, drawing, Chinese scrolls, Meisler, TeachNet

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

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 Away
Write Away is a unit designed to teach students various methods of writing and to be aware of its importance in their lives.
Elementary , Middle School
Business Careers, English Language Arts
Poetry Creative Writing, Writing
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Writing Buddies: The Writing/Teaching Life
When middle schoolers become Writing Buddies to a group of third graders, they learn how to appreciate the work of young writers while sharpening their own editing skills. Using technology, students exchange writing responses, and engage in thoughtful conversations about what constitutes good writing.
Elementary , Middle School
Business Careers, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture, Email
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Writing Poetry in Middle School
This short unit teaches students to write various forms of poetry. The students learn to write poems using free verse and structured poems using rhyme scheme, quatrains, and repetition. The students will write diamante, quatrains,I AM, and two voice poems. The final product is a poetry book and a class publication of a self selected poem on a class site.
Middle School
English Language Arts, Technology Media
Poetry Creative Writing, Internet
diamante, quatrains, I AM, free verse, repetition, rhythm, and rhyming patterns

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

 

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