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Elementary

Science

Earth Science

The Ocean Biome: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/biomes.htm
The purpose of this unit is for students to become familiar with the characteristics of biomes, and to identify the different biomes on Earth. The students will use computer technology to research Earth's biomes, locate the different biomes on Earth, and use various programs to map Earth's biome regions.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Literature

Freckle Juice
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/vazquez.htm
Students will explore the fascinating world of Freckle Juice by Judy Blume in this exciting unit.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Literature

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/seuss.htm
This unit is a study on the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel and of the whimsical style of Dr. Seuss's writings and illustrations.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture

Exploring Irish Legends
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pcoleman
Young students can read Irish legends and compare them with Aesop's Fables online, and then write their own legend.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Software Programs

Laura Numeroff Author Study
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/authorstudy.htm
Students, in cooperative learning groups, read books written by Laura Numeroff and analyze the author's style with the use of a semantic web all while practicing word processing skills.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Literature, Reading Literacy, Community Culture

What Makes a Good Friend?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/kaufman/friend.htm
This program will help children build self-confidence by increasing their vocabulary, giving them an appreciation of fine children's literature, fostering their writing skills, and helping them teach themselves how to be a good friend by setting many examples for them to follow.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Geography Habitats, Visual Arts

Touring the World with Tomie dePaola
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mpeluso/tour.htm
Touring The World With Tomie dePaola is an author study created for a third-grade class. Technology helps bring alive the geography and culture of the places the students read about.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Literature, Reading Literacy

Sarah, Plain and Tall
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/sardinas.htm
Students go back in time and experience the day and life of Sarah Wheaton, the title character of Sarah, Plan and Tall. This unit integrates language arts, social studies, art and music as well technology. Students really experience what life was like back then using modern technology.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Reading Literacy, Writing

Muggie Maggie
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/bvazquez2.htm
Students will explore the fascinating world of Muggie Maggie, by Beverly Cleary in this exciting unit. Students gain knowledge through the use of computers, the Internet, reading and writing.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing

Ramona Quimby, Age 8
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/vazquezb2.htm
Students will explore the fascinating world of Ramona Quimby, Age 8, by Beverly Cleary, in this exciting unit. Students use online resources to create word searches and puzzles using vocabulary words, create spreadsheets and graphs from class surveys, complete grammar and word usage activities and learn how to write and publish a variety of book reports.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Literature, Reading Literacy

Sign of the Beaver
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/sbsignintro.htm
This unit lets students use animation to display their reading comprehension skills. This is an exciting way to get students motivated about reading. Use this project as the culminating activity for your Sign of the Beaver unit.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Literature, Reading Literacy, Biology

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/astephenson2.htm
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a unit designed to approach an age old story using modern technology methods to help "solve the problems" of the characters. There is a lesson for each academic subject area and activities to help hone technology skills. The unit is geared toward fourth and fifth grade students.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Reading Literacy, Biology, Scientific Method

The Wonderful World of Arthur
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/delancy.htm
This unit is centered around the Arthur series by Marc Brown. This exciting thematic unit teaches young children how to acquire scientific ways of thinking, how to better observe the world, and how to communicate.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Performing Arts, Sculpture, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing

Monsters & Myths
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/shea-bischoff/monsters.htm
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

Crafts, Sculpture, Literature, Community Culture

A Venetian Carnival
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/cposer/venetianfp.htm
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

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Literature, Geography Habitats, Internet

The World is Wild About Harry Potter
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/frerichs.htm
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.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, American History

Searching for the American Dream
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dgoldman/dream.htm
Searching for the American Dream allows students to learn critical thinking skills in a way that incorporates various genres of literature pertaining to the immigration experience. Students use the Web to access reading materials, publish their original poems, and take an online poll.
High School

English Language Arts

Performing Arts, Literature, Writing, American History, Community Culture

A Crucible WebQuest: You Can't Handle the Truth
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sscragg/crucible.htm
This unit is based on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. The lessons are truly student pages that have links to web resources. There are additional pages for teachers who are planning a unit, such as writing assignments, examples of work, web pages designed by students, and a hotlist of relevant websites.
High School

English Language Arts, Science, Science

Performing Arts, Literature, Reading Literacy, Community Culture

Theatre for Teenagers in New York City
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jvitulano/vitulano1.htm
Theatre for Teenagers in New York City is part of an inter-high school project called Virtual New York. The students had the opportunity to experience Broadway theatre for the first time, which also deepened their cultural knowledge of their city.
High School

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Literature, Writing, Biology, American History

Inherit the Wind
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/inheritthewind.htm
High school English students from grades nine through twelve explore the theory of evolution and read the highly relevant play Inherit The Wind and a series of articles and essays about the famous Scopes trial that centered around the right to teach evolution. They incorporate technology as they research the topic and write their own essays on whether evolution should be taught in school.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Journalism, Literature, Non Fiction, Writing,American History

Witness for the Prosecution: Online Newspaper
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/witness.htm
Students read Witness For the Prosecution by Agatha Christie. Students write a news article using the newspaper article as a model but with the facts from the play, and a class online newspaper is created and published on the school web site.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy

Writing a Short Story Based on Kindred
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/kindred.htm
As students read Kindred, by Octavia Butler, they become any character except the main character, who is telling the story. As the character, the students write 13 journals or letters and tell what is happening in the book. The students post these journals or letters on the class online discussion forum, where they can read each other's writing and respond.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Internet

Arthur Miller: All My Sons
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bwu/millerprofile.htm
The purpose of this unit is to familiarize students with Arthur Miller, author of the play All My Sons, and to introduce them to the major elements used in drama. All My Sons provides students with a total online learning experience that takes full advantage of the Internet.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Journalism, Literature, Writing, Ancient Civilizations

Interpreting Shakespeare's Macbeth
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/macbeth.htm
This program's emphasis on Macbeth helps and motivates students to understand William Shakespeare's language. Using computers and the Internet lets students post their work to a wide audience that includes students in their class, school, and the world beyond.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Literature, Global History

In Search of Dracula: History and Imagination
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dpietraru/dracula.htm
Starting with the image of Dracula as both historical and supernatural character, this program takes the reader into the realm of imagination seen across times, peoples, and cultures. The theme is the effect of supernatural beliefs reflected in history, language, literature, and the arts.
High School

English Language Arts

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing

Catching on to Catcher in the Rye
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sscragg/catcher.htm
To truly make the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger come to life, students look at it through a modern microscope: the Internet. This program attempts to make the reading of a classic literary work fun while challenging students at the same time.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Literature, Writing, Global History

1984 by George Orwell: Fact or Fantasy?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/orwell.htm
In his classic book, 1984, George Orwell includes specific methods and behaviors used by those who controlled Oceania that are based on history, as well as others he created himself. Students do research to show that the methods and behaviors Orwell depicted are based on the behavior of other dictators.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Performing Arts, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Video

Out Loud: Preparing for a Poetry Read-Aloud
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sscragg/poetry.htm
Out Loud enables students to use the Internet and technology--not to remain silent, but to enhance performance. This program prepares students for a public poetry-reading performance. Using available technology and the Internet as a main resource, students were able to increase their comfort level, search for materials, and seek specific advice on performance and poetry reading.
High School

English Language Arts

Performing Arts, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing

Loving Literature: Changing Communities
http://bostonteachnet.org/cummings/sigproj.htm
Who says The Cat in the Hat is just for kids? Students study classics in children's literature with a special focus on reading and analyzing several Dr. Seuss stories. Writing their own books for children leads the young authors to a local elementary school where they read their original works to youngsters.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, American History, Community Culture

What Do We Owe to Thoreau?
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jvitulano/thoreau.htm
What Do We Owe To Thoreau? is designed as an electronic reading and writing guide to Henry David Thoreau's famous essay, "On Civil Disobedience."
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Non Fiction, Writing, American History

Having Our Say
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/HAVING%20OUR%20SAY.htm
In the book, Having Our Say, by Sarah and Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth, students read an oral history account of two African-American sisters' rise from the Jim Crow south to becoming professional women. This provides the context for students to study an unfortunate but highly relevant part of American history.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture

Oral History Interview & Essay
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/interview.htm
In this unit, students learn how to do an oral history interview, and then set out to talk to a member of their family. They also learn how to take their transcript and turn it into an essay for publication.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Global History, Software Programs

Taking Action Against Indifference: Elie Wiesel's Night
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/night.htm
Background on Night is included for students as well as ways for students to take action themselves. Students make web pages that inform others about Nazi atrocities during the 30s and 40s in Europe.
High School

English Language Arts

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing

Creating a Poetry Web Site
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/poetry.htm
Using poems that illustrate the use of figurative language, tone, repetition, imagery, and refrain, students answer questions on the poem they have selected as their favorite and write about it. Along with the poems, these essays make up the Favorite Poem classroom Web site.
High School

English Language Arts

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing

The Poetry of Michael Longley
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ckelly/
Michael Longley is one of Ireland's most significant contemporary poets. The project offers a pictorial glossary, a set of notes aimed at clarifying the poems, comments from the poet on his own work, background material and links. Each poem has an accompanying exercise and the student is guided to a final essay.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Reading Literacy, Earth Science

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/sardinas.htm
The students will explore the types of weather patterns intergrated with a reading lesson of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. This unit combines Language Arts & Science as well as technology.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Software Programs

Leaving Certificate Poets
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mwallace/
High school students are led into an indepth study of classic poetry. Students uncover biographical information on poets as well as create a literary poster using Microsoft Publisher.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Reading Literacy

Phingertip Phonics
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pbarry
Phingertip Fonics is designed to help teachers who are teaching basic phonics and word recognition. It is designed to supplement the traditional methods of using flash cards and chalk to teach phonics and word recognition.
Elementary, Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Community Culture, Media Literacy, Video, Visual Arts

Teaching Technology Using Television
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/knorkin2.htm
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

English Language Arts, ESL

Reading Literacy

Spice up the Basal
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/brownc.htm
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.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Technology Media

Software Programs, Visual Arts

Up in Smoke
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/astephenson.htm
This project enables students to search for information regarding the history, health hazards and prevention of smoking.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media

Making eBooks
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/garden/sbebooks_cover.htm
This project integrates electronic books that can be created with any presentation software. Students produce e-books using themselves to demonstrate their mastery of content standards, such as number sense or color recognition.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Software Programs

Literacy Lessons for Little Learners Make Sense
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/nflanagan/flanagan.htm
This program consists of a multi-sensory approach to learning the alphabet, letter sounds, and a sight word vocabulary using technology. The curriculum accommodates visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners by appealing to all five senses. Developmentally appropriate hands-on materials engage the children both physically and cognitively.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Literature, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Transforming Fairy Tales
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jwilliams/fairytales.htm
This program gives students the opportunity to use the computer to write, draw, explore the Internet, and combine all of these elements. They learn that technology enables the creation of a project that combines genuine learning with fun. In one application, fourth graders write their own fairy tales, which can be based on familiar stories or their own ideas.
Elementary, Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Art History, Graphic Arts, Painting

Frida Kahlo: A Look in the Mirror
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/fridaweb/sb_frida_jr.htm
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

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, American History

Famous Faces
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/martha/famousfaces/sb_famous_mm.htm
Students learn about the United States revolutionary era, presidents of the United States, and famous artists and art movements while learning how to do research on the Internet and how to create word processing documents and multi media projects.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Health Phys Ed

Performing Arts

Let's Dance
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/hansen/dance/dance.htm
Let's Dance is a unit where students learn and choreograph dances over a three month period and then perform their dance steps at an assembly.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Graphic Arts, Writing

The Alphabet Project
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/chicago/abc.html
This project helps 5th grade students create new posters for the lower primary students that depicted the alphabet through pictures. They brainstormed ideas, wrote poster proposals, took digital pictures of students, edited pictures, and printed them.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts

Explore or Compose a Digital Artifact Box
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jroberts/
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

Fine Arts

Crafts

Visual Arts for All
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ffleming/Pages/index.htm
Lesson ideas for using art with children aged infant to elementary levels; emphasis on attentive looking, the creative process, visual awareness, patterns of development, and balance between making and responding.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Performing Arts, Sculpture, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Everything is Beautiful at the Ballet
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/huck/templates/figure.htm
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, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Ancient Civilizations, Internet, Visual Arts

Cave Painting in the I.C.E. Age
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/cave.htm
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, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Graphic Arts, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Drawing Into the Imagination
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/drawing.htm
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, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Graphic Arts, Painting, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts

China CultureQuest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/china/china.htm
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, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Spiraling Through the Guggenheim
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/spiraling.htm
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

Crafts, Painting, Non Fiction, Writing, Internet

Women's History Scrolls
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/womenscroll.htm
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

Art History, Painting, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Claude Monet
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/monet.htm
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, Technology Media

Digital Media, Visual Arts

Challenging Images
http://resources.teachnet.ie/sdoran/
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, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Art History, Crafts, Painting, Writing, Ancient Civilizations

Egyptian Art: The Case of the Missing Mummy
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/egyptian.htm
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, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Georgia O'Keefe: Wake Up and Smell the Roses
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/okeefe.htm
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, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Software Programs

Impressionism
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/impress.htm
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, English Language Arts

Art History, Crafts, Writing, Global History

A Mask for All Seasons
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/mask.htm
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, Painting, Writing

Painting Waterlilies and Sunflowers
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/garden.htm
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, Crafts, Reading Literacy, Writing

Sculpting a Modern Art Chair with van Gogh and Gauguin
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/chair.htm
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, Painting, Reading Literacy

Vincent van Gogh
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/vincent.htm
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, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Global History, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

The Buddha Chronicles
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/buddha.htm
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, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs

Composition Compositions
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/composition.htm
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, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

So, So Surreal Self-Portraits
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/surreal/surreal.htm
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.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Photoshop Brush and Shape Tools
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/brush_shape.htm
This program is comprised of two step-by-step introductory Photoshop lessons with screen shots and clear descriptions of the correct tools to select. It enables students to be creative and includes manipulating and writing about shapes along with technological development.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Driver's Education
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/driversed.htm
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

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Non Fiction, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

The Bleeding Edge
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/bleeding_edge.htm
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, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts

Deep Research
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/deepresearch.htm
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.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Getting Down with the Alphabet
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/smcmahon/alphabet.htm
Students in a photo club decided to develop an Alphabet Book. They were engaged in an activity that requires higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. The students become more aware of their surroundings and were excited to be at school. They learned how to use digital cameras, scanners, printers, Abobe Photoshop, Apple iMovie, and AppleWorks.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Sculpture, Internet, Visual Arts

Non-Objective Constructed Sculpture
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/pwittfeld/wittfeld.htm
In this program, students work through a series of activities that teach them to look at design within other images and to build on the captured design as a format for a piece of artwork. Because students conduct their own research through a guided format, they stay focused on the desired topic and outcome, and they bring a variety of information and personal reflections to the classroom environment for sharing.
High School

Technology Media

Digital Media, Software Programs

Dreamweaver & Flash Tutorial
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ggilligan/
Step-by-step tutorial to get started using Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash software. Tutorials for versions 4 and MX are available. Each tutorial has screen shots and clear instructions which makes them easy to follow.
High School

Fine Arts

Graphic Arts

Technical Drawing: Conic Sections
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jcrotty/
This tutorial addresses technical drawing of three conic sections: parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.
Elementary

Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet

The Stock Market Game
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/Stock_Market_Criteria.htm
This unit provides five lessons for conducting a modified stock market game in your classroom. Students read and analyze investment reports, graphs, news articles, and company overviews on the Web for two different stocks. From the data, they synthesize the information and add to their list of criteria to be used in selecting stocks for investment.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Journalism, Literature, Writing, American History

Seeing Through Lyddie's Eyes: A Historical Career Search
http://bostonteachnet.org/Ouellet/Ouellet.htm
Students study the Industrial Revolution in order to make connections between historical events and their contemporary lives. Students visit the Lowell Mills and observe first-hand the experiences of working men and women during the Industrial Revolution. They relate this to Lyddie, which they read in class, and to two theatrical presentations.
High School

Business Careers, Mathematics, Technology Media

Accounting, Software Programs

Accounting in a Nutshell
http://resources.teachnet.ie/aryan/
The idea is to complete a set of accounts for a fictional sporting goods company. This involves the completion of numerous business documents, from letters of enquiry right up to drawing of cheques. Students then have to use these source documents in the compilation of a set of accounts for Ken McGrath Sports Ltd.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Money, Internet

You're an Adult Now! WebQuest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/jcole/cole.htm
Students have difficulty managing their money. As adults, they will have to effectively allocate their limited resources within the typical wants and needs of everyday life. The students are given a scenario where they are adults with a yearly salary of $31,500. They start out thinking that they are doing fairly well, until they have to find a place to live that is within their budget.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet

Exploring Careers Online - The Job Hunt
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/ahorton/careers.htm
Students will use Internet resources to learn about how to apply for a job, how to key their application letter and resume, and tips on the interview process. They will also learn how to post their resume, cover letter, and employment application directly online, thus learning about the time-efficient changing nature of the workplace.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Software Programs

Write a Winning Resume!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/resume.htm
This is a beginning-to-intermediate HTML program for students of all levels who are 16 or older that encourages beginning technical writing. Students write a resume in HTML using tables, and the end product is a work that can be published on the Internet.
High School

Technology Media

Software Programs

TechAssist 2 - Cisco Kids Help Schools
http://bostonteachnet.org/mccullough/mccullough.htm
Students learn to design, build and maintain computer networks and prepare for the 21st century workplace with a thorough immersion in cabling, media, connections, electronics, routers, bridges, switches, and hub setup and management, network security and documentation.
High School

Business Careers, Special Ed

Rx for Tired Classrooms - Voc Ed to the Rescue
http://bostonteachnet.org/enright/enright.htm
Students, who are just beginning to investigate building and carpentry careers, advertise their shop know-how. They enhance classrooms by installing white boards and bulletin boards along with rehabbing chalkboards and creating storage areas throughout the campus. They recycle materials commonly labeled unusable, manage their time, and analyze and solve problems while actively improving the learning environment.
High School

Business Careers, ESL

Step Into the Real World - Careers & Service Learning
http://bostonteachnet.org/chang_feeney_wong/chang_feeney_wong.htm
This project recognizes that new immigrants need sudent-to-student guidance on college and career choices long before high school graduation. School partners, Liberty Mutual Group and The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), provide opportunities for on-the-job observation and training. Students help organize career fairs and share insights with their grade nine peers.
High School

Business Careers, Technology Media

Software Programs

TechAssist 1 - Networking for Student Service
http://bostonteachnet.org/slater/slater.htm
Combining technology with service, students come up with solutions for classroom technology problems. Students format computers, install operating systems, configure protocols, download software, diagnose and troubleshoot most common computer problems.
High School

Business Careers, ESL, Science

Earth Science

Recycle with EPA - Entrepreneurial Paper Activities
http://bostonteachnet.org/prussing_sun/prussing_sun.htm
How can students Think Globally, Act Locally? A team of ungraded high schoolers and bilingual ninth graders responded to this challenge by applying recycling guidelines to a venture capitalist model. Students visited a recycle center and a plastic s museum to assess how discarded material can evolve into useful and/or aesthetic objects. Identifying paper overuse as a major school problem, the young entrepreneurs hosted representatives from Earthworm, Inc. and learned how to recycle school paper.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Get a Life!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/landerson/life.htm
Get A Life! is a program that is designed to help students begin preparation for life after high school. It starts with the students creating a web page in which they describe the life they wish to have in ten years. Then they begin research on potential careers. They take several assessment quizzes to find out what career would be suitable for them.
High School

Business Careers, Mathematics

Accounting

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

Fine Arts, Business Careers

Crafts

Evaluation of Practical Cookery
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ktinnelly/
This project highlights several areas of home economics, such as childcare, crafts, cooking, and textiles.
High School

Business Careers, Health Phys Ed

Fishing for Food and Nutrition
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gmcweeney/fish/
Using the WebQuest format, students will investigate various species of fish, their nutritional value, and guidelines for purchase and storage, then present this information to the class.
High School

Business Careers, Science

Biology

FarmNet: The Agricultural Science Website
http://resources.teachnet.ie/farmnet/index2.htm
This site explores agriculture in Ireland, including farm safety, sheep production, and animal classification.
Elementary , High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts

Reading Literacy, Writing

Literacy Leaders: Cross-School Mentoring
http://bostonteachnet.org/bower/bower.htm
Using the latest technology, high schoolers launch cross-school tutoring by scheduling five Read Aloud sessions with their elementary school Book Buddies. With children as their audience, older students interact in a REAL environment to raise their own learning standards and learn by teaching.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Email

Learn to Read, Read to Learn with Neighborhood Connections
http://bostonteachnet.org/williams/williams.htm
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

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, American History, Community Culture, Software Programs

Learning Partners: LPs for Life
http://bostonteachnet.org/lewis/lewis.htm
LPs for Life gives new meaning to long playing learning partners. It is a cross-aged tutoring and mentoring project where elementary students work with primary students on literacy and other subjects as suggested by curricula needs
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Media Literacy

The Art of Argument & Persuasion
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jeff/sbargue_index.htm
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

Using Video to Build Language
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jeff/videolesson/jeff.htm
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
Elementary

English Language Arts, Special Ed

Reading Literacy, Writing

English Language Exercises for Special Needs Students
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mhickey/2003/
This unit is aimed at students who have difficulties with English language particularly with expressing themselves in written form and communicating in general. A multisensory approach to both reading and writing is recognized as the best approach for these children in this unit.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Video

iRead, iWrite, iMovie 2
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/duarte.htm
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

Business Careers, English Language Arts

Poetry Creative Writing, Writing

Write Away
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/stephenson.htm
Write Away is a unit designed to teach students various methods of writing and to be aware of its importance in their lives.

English Language Arts

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing

Writing Round-Up
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/sampedro.htm
Writing Round Up is a unit that allows students to put on their spurs and saddle up as they learn how to write effectively. Students learn about biographies, tall tales, letter writing, persuasive writing, poetry and book reports. Students also create a vast array of multimedia presentations and use other technologies to make their writing memorable and most importantly fun.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Journalism, Writing, Community Culture, Global History

Have I Got News for You
http://www.ictineducation.utvinternet.com
"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.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Sculpture, Non Fiction, Writing, Biology, Visual Arts

Claymation Critters
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/claymation.htm
This project is an introduction to research skills and report writing. Students will select a wild animal to research and write about in a five paragraph report. Students will also create a clay animation of that animal to enhance their report.
Elementary, Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Software Programs

All About Me, a Research & Writing Unit
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/wright/allaboutme/sballabout.htm
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.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media

Invisible Workers
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/workers.htm
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

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Software Programs

The Story of My Life: Tapping into the Experiences of Senior Citizens
http://bostonteachnet.org/levy/levy.htm
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, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Numbers Statistics, American History, Internet, Software Programs

Go Yankees!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sskea/yankees.htm
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, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, American History, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Researching African-Americans Who Made A Difference
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/nking/research.html
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 , High School

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Physics, Community Culture, Software Programs

Universal Studios' Roller Coasters
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jvitulano/universal.htm
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.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, American History, Community Culture, Internet

A Trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jvitulano/baseball.htm
This program is designed to teach high school students some of the rudimentary research skills needed to find information using the World Wide Web. The goal of the research is to garner information about the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The various writing skills include the following elements of the writing process: free-writing, drafting, sharing, editing, and publishing.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Writing, Community Culture, Global History

Lance Armstrong: Tour de France
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jvitulano/armstrong.htm
This program aims to enable students to be able to write an essay about the triumphs and difficulties in the life of champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong. This program offers many opportunities for teaching across the curricula of English Language Arts and Global Studies.
Elementary , Middle School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture, Email

Writing Buddies: The Writing/Teaching Life
http://bostonteachnet.org/lodge/lodge.htm
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.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Software Programs

Successful Deaf Leaders
http://bostonteachnet.org/chaffee/chaffee.htm
Students have the opportunity to learn about, meet, and pay tribute to local Deaf Leaders who exemplify the belief that deaf people can do anything except hear. Selecting leaders, they conduct videotaped interviews, transcribe tapes from American Sign Language to English, and use this information to write biographical sketches of each leader.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, Internet

Hotlinks for Student Journalists
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/hotlinks.htm
Students go to the hot links page on the web and then choose other student articles to read from all over the country. Depending on what type of article, commentary or feature/news, the students evaluate articles.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs

All the News Too Fit for Print
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sscragg/news.htm
Students learn the basics of journalism: doing research, writing a headline and a lead, news judgment, interview skills, objectivity, and avoiding plagiarism. They complete activities to practice these skills, and then put the skills to use by producing their own publication.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Money, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

Through the Looking Glass: Life in Colonial Times
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/gomez.htm
Students develop a sense of historical empathy, summarizing the various reasons for settlement in the New World. There are a variety of activities which helps students evaluate the development of civilizations and cultures, as well as understand the interrelationships of people, places and the environment.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Software Programs

U.S. Presidential History
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/hechavarriaj.htm
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

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Crafts, Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Geometry, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Internet

My Country 'Tis of Thee
http://bostonteachnet.org/quinn/quinn.htm
Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance and The Star-Spangled Banner? What do these verses mean? Why do we observe Veterans Day and Flag Day? Youngsters use emerging language, math, and social studies skills to discover answers to these and other questions.
Elementary, Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, American History, Software Programs

The Thirteen Colonies
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/martha/sb13colonies_cover.htm
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

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Drawing, American History

Causes of the American Revolution: Interpreting Political Cartoons
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/johnson.htm
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.
Middle School , High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Slavery in America During the Civil War
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/settenheim/civilwar.htm
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.
Elementary

Fine Arts, ESL, Science, Technology Media

Drawing, Internet, Software Programs

The Four Seasons
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/blaufarb.htm
ESL students often come from parts of the world where the seasons are very different from those in New York. In this lesson, students learn to identify the four seasons of the year, describe the weather patterns and create a picture to represent each season, and identify at least one holiday that occurs in each season.
Elementary

ESL, Technology Media

Community Culture, Software Programs

What Type of Home Do You Live In?
http://www.teachnet.org/teachnetnyc/mmcquade/homes.htm
The purpose of this lesson is to expose children to vocabulary and literature related to homes, and to develop pride in being able to draw and describe houses by hand and on the computer. Another goal is to develop mastery in usage of this vocabulary related to their every day experiences.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Algebra, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Software Programs

Choose or Lose: the Electoral Process
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/election.htm
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.
Elementary

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Software Programs

Discover the World of Machines
http://teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/machines/machines.htm
Children are given opportunities to explore various machines that we encounter in our every day lives. They work with the computer using various software programs to draw and build their own machine designs. They are also taught to use the digital camera to capture their activities and creations.
Elementary

English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies

Reading Literacy

Dream Houses
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmcquade/homesfp.htm
This program is about houses and how people build them, and how they become homes. It explores different types of homes and how the environment effects what types of houses people construct. It uses visuals, repetitive verses, poems, songs, and hands-on projects to involve the students in building vocabulary and exploring the reasons why people in different environments have different needs.
High School

Social Studies

American History

Presidential Decisions
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/gnewman/decisions.htm
It is important for students to understand what is behind the decisions that are made in the Oval Office. Students will study four periods in American History when critical decisions were made by Presidents concerning wars within and wars with foreign foes.
Elementary

English Language Arts, ESL, Science, Technology Media

Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Email, Software Programs, Video

Virtual Travel Through the USA
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dfenner/travel.htm
The students wrote about their experiences living in Ridgewood, New York City. They e-mailed their writing to a Miami, Florida school and received return e-mail about life there. The students in both states also surveyed their own schoolmates on various topics. They exchanged the data and graphed the comparisons. The students did a great deal of writing and learned to create bar graphs and pie charts using a computer spreadsheet.
High School

ESL, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

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

ESL, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

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

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Internet

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

English Language Arts, ESL

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing

Romeo and Juliet: The Theme of Love in Literature and the Arts
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dpietraru/romeo.htm
This unit begins with a discussion about love, and progresses through readings from Plato (Symposium), Shakespeare (Sonnets), Dickinson, F. G. Lorca, and others. Lessons are complemented with music, video, and Internet resources, culminating in the writing of a play based on Romeo and Juliet but set in modern times.
High School

Fine Arts, ESL

Graphic Arts

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

ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Software Programs

Creating a Pamphlet for/by ESL Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/btao/pamphlet.htm
Students design a pamphlet on common misunderstandings caused by cultural differences; produce a four-paragraph report of information; and display sensitivity, empathy, and respect for some of the cultural differences of fellow immigrant students.
High School

ESL, Social Studies

American History

VIDA - Values for Immigrants Discovering America
http://bostonteachnet.org/rustrian/rustrian.htm
Stories of our heroes, past and present, can challenge youngsters to read about leaders in the news. They integrate Internet research and computer technology with their study of American history and literature. Then, students compare patriots from the past ~ George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Dr. Martin Luther Jr., etc. ~ with present day patriots ~ Secretary of State Colin Powell, Congresswoman Nydia Vasquez and Governor Gary Locke, etc. They identify values-related quotations and begin portfolios that eventually include persuasive essays, family interviews, letters to elected officials, poems and reflections.
Elementary

Foreign Language, Social Studies, Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Video

On a Maya-mian Quest
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/rduarte2.htm
Maya-mian Web quest is a simulation cooperative learning project specifically designed to increase an awareness of multiculturalism through the use of the Internet. The major focus of this project is to teach students in grades three, four or five about Mexican Culture using technology as its vehicle.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Music, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Internet, Software Programs, Video

Viva Mexico
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/rduarte.htm
Viva Mexico is based on interactive units that build students research skills. The students have fun surfing the Internet while acquiring information for the different activities they participate in. Once students reach a particular website, it is up to them to gather the information to be used in the presentation. Students complete a series of four lessons with numerous activities in each lesson. Because the lessons are in different disciplines, particularly art and music, the learning process becomes enhanced, more enjoyable and long-lasting.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Technology Media

Drawing, Video

Libros y Amigos: Publishing Bilingual Books
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/tjackson/libros.htm
Students publish bilingual books in hard copy and on the Web, using basic Spanish phrases and vocabulary that tie in with their class's current thematic unit. They write, illustrate, and publish using a variety of technology.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Bon Appetit: Cooking Crepes in French Class
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dstentella/crepes.htm
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.
High School

Foreign Language, Science, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet

Bienvenidos a Barcelona
http://resources.teachnet.ie/barcelona/home.htm
Students work to plan a week's visit to Barcelona. They produce a printed itinerary in Spanish which will include some graphics and photos, giving background information on Barcelona, as well as proposals for day by day activities. Then they need to "sell" this package to their classmates and teacher through an oral presentation.
High School

Foreign Language

Gaeilge agus Deutsch
http://resources.teachnet.ie/acrowley/
Animated games and exercises are used to assist in learning language skills in Irish and German.
High School

Foreign Language, Technology Media

Internet

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

Foreign Language, Science, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

Un Samedi a Paris
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chuck/paris.htm
The aim of this learning experience is to provide a learner-centered, performance-based lesson in which students work cooperatively to plan a day of activities in Paris. Students conduct research on the Internet using authentic French materials, assemble information in a meaningful way via a dialogue, and present their project to the class orally.
High School

Foreign Language

Feilire na Bliana
http://resources.teachnet.ie/kvarley/
This is an Irish language website for students. It consists of eight lessons based on festivals and events which occur throughout the year. The exercises include online crosswords, cloze tests, matching exercises and postcards incorporating the vocabulary of the site as well as grammar.
High School

Foreign Language, Technology Media

Internet

Aufenthalt in Köln
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tflynn/german/
This site works on German Language skills online by covering these topics: making reservations; types of accommodation; making enquiries; transport; timetables; types of tickets; entrance fees/tickets; sights and attractions; and dialogues.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, American History, Internet

The American Revolution: An Electronic Field Trip
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/tgould/gould.htm
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.
High School

Social Studies, Special Ed

American History, Community Culture

We the People: an American Government Project
http://wps.wiscasset-ps.wiscasset.k12.me.us/maine/info/linda.htm
This project is designed to be used with high school students in special education who are studying the Federal and State government system. It is intended to help students make real world connections between what they are studying and how it affects their lives.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Performing Arts, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing

Slam! Bringing Poetry to Life
http://bostonteachnet.org/irwin/sigproj.htm
This is not your usual poetry unit where students study Wordsworth, Longfellow, and symbolism. Slam! encourages high school juniors to bring their own words to life by introducing performance art through videos, guest speakers, CDs.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Crafts, Internet

Kids as Collectors, Creating Mini-Museums
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/kristenburke/sb_kristen_treasures.htm
Creating a mini museum was inspired by the natural curiosity of eight and nine year olds who find anything in their natural world interesting and worthy of further investigation. Through the use of the Internet, students experience and have an understanding of the variety and uniqueness of museum collections.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Software Programs, Video

Stories of the Depression
http://wps.wiscasset-ps.wiscasset.k12.me.us/dygert/depressionproject/titlepagedepression.htm
This project uses personal interviews and primary sources to make learning and history real for students. The project was designed for students who may need to see the connection between history and their lives - past and present and who need a more hands-on approach to learning.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Geography Habitats, Global History

Digging Into the Past
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jmclaughlin/digging.htm
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

Community Culture, Global History

The Good Old Days
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jstacey
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

Ancient Civilizations, Global History

Investigating Castle Times
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mmorrin
This project uses web resources to allow students to discover what life was like in Western Europe during medieval times.
Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations

Ancient Egypt: Unearthing the Past
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/mgil.htm
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, Community Culture

Aztecs: People of the Sun
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/mgil2.htm
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.
Elementary, Middle School

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture

History Buffet
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/kelly/sbhistory-buffet.htm
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

Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Digital Media, Visual Arts

ABC's of Ancient Civilizations
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/kelly/indexabc.htm
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.
Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Global History

Medieval Castles
http://resources.teachnet.ie/sbradshaw
This project allows students to learn more about medieval times, ancient castles and history.
Middle School

Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Internet

Egypt Studies Online: Net Notes to Artwork
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jeff/sb_egypt_jf.htm
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.
High School

Social Studies

American History, Global History

Escape from the Third Reich
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jheffernan
This is an online activity on the escape attempts and the lives of Allied Prisoners of War during the Second World War. There are student activity pages including a downloadable teachers' guide.
High School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History

A Study of Ancient Greece
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dmcdonnell/greece
This unit presents many cultural aspects of Ancient Greece. After an introduction, students explore Ancient Greece on several levels: housing, clothing, entertainment, food, religion, education, and military history.
High School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History

A Study of Ancient Rome
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dmcdonnell
This unit looks at the life of Romans in many aspects so students can fully understand this important time in history. Students learn about Roman housing, entertainment, religion, education, food, and clothing in this unit.
High School

Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies

Art History, Scientific Method, Community Culture, Global History

The Renaissance
http://resources.teachnet.ie/modubhain/ren
This unit addresses the Italian Renaissance in painting, architecture, new inventions and culture. There is a teachers' guide as well as student-directed activities. There is an indepth study of Leonardo Da Vinci and his contributions as a part of this unit.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Internet

Creating a Family Tree
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/stephensona2.htm
Students truly enjoy the prospect of learning about their family history by interviewing family members, creating documents using desktop publishing, developing an online family tree, and searching the Internet for data. Creating a Family Tree allows children to explore their ancestral background as well as teaches them the basics of genealogy.
Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Global History, Software Programs

Irish Roots: Digging up the Past
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gwalsh/gwalshroots
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

Community Culture, Global History

Ireland: a 20th Century Timeline
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dhorgan
"Ireland - A 20th Century Timeline" aims to develop pupils' concept of time and chronology through a structured exploration of the 20th century in Ireland.
Elementary

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

Ridgewood, New York: Now and Then
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mwolf/ridgewood.htm
The students will be learning about the history of our town, located in the borough of Queens in New York. The activities in this unit can easily be adapted to study any locality.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Our Little Town
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/psicuranza/community.htm
This unit consists of learning the various aspects of the students' community: the places, residents and workers, and various landmarks. With the use of different software programs such as SimTown, the students create a visual map of the community as a culminating activity.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies

Writing, Arithmetic, Money, Community Culture

Opening Our Own Post Office
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/ps1/postoffice/profile.htm
This unit combines math concepts with social studies content.The first-grade social studies curriculum includes the study of the community. As a culminating activity for the yearlong community study, the children look forward to opening their own school-wide, student-run post office.
Elementary, Middle School

Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Visual Arts

Come See My Great State!
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/susanhughes/states/sb_states_sh.htm
"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

Fine Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Geometry, American History, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts

Rebuilding the World Trade Center Site: A 9/11 Tribute
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/wtc.htm
Students develop the concept of what a memorial is, evaluate proposed designs for structures to be built at the World Trade Center site, use drawing and painting tools to design their own structures, learn writing and word processing skills to describe their designs, and develop the concept of area as they determine the number and size of the structures that can be accommodated at the WTC site.
Elementary

Mathematics, Social Studies

Accounting, Arithmetic, Money, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Planning a Trip to Florida
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/claytonj.htm
This unit develops strategies for researching through activities in which social studies, technology, mathematics, and creativity are integrated. Hands-on activities are used to create a relief map, go to web sites to explore, develop writing skills on the computer, budget for a seven day trip, discover facts on our state of Florida, and create an original tourist pamphlet.
Elementary

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Our State Road Trip
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/woodsm.htm
Using teacher created web pages and links to other Florida sites, the student is able to "travel" around the state without ever leaving the home classroom.
Elementary

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

History Around You
http://resources.teachnet.ie/vmcmahon/history
One of the goals of this project is to get readers to understand that historical knowledge is based on evidence, and this project takes a look at the locality close to a rural two-teacher school in County Sligo, Ireland. The school environment, which is the child's own doorstep, is used as an extended classroom, and aided by technological knowledge resources, the child and teacher explore and extend their knowledge.
Elementary , Middle School

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Exploring the Everglades
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/riveram.htm
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

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats

A Journey to Alaska
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/kreeve/alaska.htm
In A Journey To Alaska, students undertake a memorable journey without leaving their classroom. This program teaches that the pursuit of knowledge is fun--thereby helping kids to become lifelong learners!
Elementary, Middle School

Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Mush! The Last Great Race on Earth
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/wright/iditerod/sbiditarod.htm
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

Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Not Another State Report Again!
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/states/states.htm
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

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

County Monaghan, Ireland
http://resources.teachnet.ie/erooney
This project leads students through a virtual tour of County Monaghan, Ireland. Students learn various aspects of this county.
Middle School

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

Tours R Us: History Comes Alive
http://bostonteachnet.org/hyder/hyder.htm
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

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Literature, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun
http://wps.wiscasset-ps.wiscasset.k12.me.us/maine/info/cheryl.htm
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.
High School

Social Studies, Special Ed

American History, Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

PreSERVING America's Past with the Objects of Our History
http://bostonteachnet.org/deyab/deyab.htm
Can archeology help students understand America's past? In Boston and other construction site areas throughout the nation, the answer is yes. As students complete a virtual tour of artifacts excavated from their city's neighborhoods, they visualize how Native American and colonial peoples lived.
Elementary

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Coming to America
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/america.htm
The purpose of the program is to develop research skills, writing skills, and word processing skills, to develop concepts related to United States immigration, and to cultivate an appreciation for the diversity of the community.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

The Great American Melting Pot
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/prestianni/meltingpot.htm
This project is used to teach students about immigration as it encourages them to learn about their family history. As a culminating activity, students will create a multimedia presentation, titled, "The Great American Melting Pot."
Elementary

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Geography Habitats, Global History

Land Ho! Discoveries of the Great European Explorers
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/sampedro.htm
"Land Ho!" is a unit that allows students to imagine that they are standing on the deck of an old ship along side daring, courageous, and curious explorers of the past. They take a step back in time with them and travel to a world that is both dangerous and exciting.
Elementary

Social Studies

American History, Geography Habitats

Digging Into Maine's Past
http://wps.wiscasset-ps.wiscasset.k12.me.us/maine/lynn2.htm
This unit was designed to study about the successes and failures of the first European Explorers who tried to establish a colony in Maine. It utilizes the Maine's First Ship website and resources, and activity sheets designed by the teacher, to help students discover the goals and aspirations of these early settlers.
Elementary

Social Studies

American History, Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Native Americans of the USA
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/hernandeze.htm
The units activities focus on four Native American tribes scattered across the United States: the Iroquois, Pueblos, Seminoles and Sioux. Students will be accessing web sites and gathering information about these four tribes.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet

Native Americans of Rockland County, NY
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/jfuchs/native.htm
Students gain an understanding of Native American cultures through the use of both secondary and primary sources. This program is particularly valuable in teaching students the research process.
Elementary, Middle School

Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

From Iroquois to Inuit: A Native American Journey
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/martha/nativeamericans/sb_nativeam_mm.htm
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

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet

Native American Cultures
http://wps.wiscasset-ps.wiscasset.k12.me.us/maine/info/lynn.htm
Students create a Native American Project showing at least five facts about that group's way of life. Students develop a web site with 3 pages, one for each topic of their research: food, clothing, shelter, tools and weapons, arts and crafts, and legends.

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Graphic Arts, Geography Habitats, Global History

Oh, Canada!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/ps6/canada.htm
This unit will provide students with an overview of Canada through research and map-making. During the next four sessions, students will be researching their territory or province and making one large map of Canada.
Elementary

Social Studies

Community Culture, Global History

The Land of the Rising Sun
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/ps6/japan.htm
Learning about Japan's culture, traditions, geography, and ways of life is fascinating and extremely educational. Students view a number of videos that bring them into the lives of modern day Japanese people. This Eastern culture is explored as children visit wonderful web sites on the Internet.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet

A Virtual Tour of Brazil
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/brazil.htm
This is a fifth grade social studies unit about life in Brazil. Working in cooperative learning groups, the students create a class virtual travel brochure.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Internet

Cha-Ching!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/vazquez2.htm
Cha-Ching!! is a fascinating and practical unit on money. The students use "play money" as manipulatives, moving from coin identification to coin and bill combinations. The also learn how to make equivalent amounts of money with different combinations of coins and bills, compare different amounts of money, learn how to make change, add and subtract money amounts, and solve word problems about money.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Internet, Software Programs

I'm in the Money - Teaching Kids Practical Money Skills
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/linero.htm
This project teaches kids about how money is made, earned, spent, saved and shared. Students follow money from the time it is made in a US mint to the time it gets in their hands; after participating in activities from the unit, they are made aware of ways to make wise spending choices. They learn various ways to make a budget, utilize their math skills to keep a record of what they spend, and use technology to help them keep track of their money.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Literature, Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics, Internet

Can You Measure Up?
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/concepcion.htm
Can You Measure Up? is a unit that introduces children to the mathematical concept of measurement through the use of literature. Students use technology to visit websites where they can play interactive games, gather information to complete activity sheets, and complete online projects. One lesson using Inch By Inch by Leo Lionni, takes students to an interactive website where they can measure objects using inches.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Literature, Geometry, Money, Internet

Shape Up!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/concepcion2.htm
Shape Up! is a unit that introduces children to the mathematical concept of measurement through the use of literature. Students use technology to visit websites where they can play interactive games, gather information to complete activity sheets, and complete online projects. In one lesson using the book Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy students learn about solid figures.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Arithmetic

Apples "A-Peel" to Me
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/garcia.htm
Plant seeds of learning with this "a-peel-ing" compilation of enriching cross-curricular activities. Students will be involved in activities that will get to the "core" of estimation, sorting, and graphing. "Apple-icious" activities will help students understand the seasonal changes of an apple tree and how apples develop from seed to fruit. Students will take a trip to the orchard and make a map of the orchard. Top off your apple unit with a tasty snack that's healthful and "apple-lutely" scrumptious.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Email, Software Programs

Connecting to China
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mpeluso/china.htm
Created for a third-grade class as part of a "Communities Around the World" theme, Connecting to China uses the Internet to research, explore, and bring life to concepts, places, and ideas in a way that a textbook cannot. This program helps students to realize that people all over the world share common interests while having their own unique cultures
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Software Programs

Splendid China
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/mgil.htm
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

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

African Safari
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/mgil2.htm
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

Mathematics, Technology Media

Internet

It's About Time
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mpeluso/time.htm
It's About Time was created to be an online learning center for elementary students learning to tell time. After the students read a short tutorial, they are asked to complete one or more online activities. Students visit an online math dictionary to learn the value of a day, month, week, and year. They construct word problems based on a favorite month; practice writing out time using a.m. and p.m.; and use interactive games to reinforce time concepts and self-assess their progress.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Scientific Method, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/cdelancy2.htm
The primary goals of this exciting thematic unit are to teach young children how to acquire scientific ways of thinking, how to better observe the world, and how to communicate. All of the activities listed in this unit are centered around the learning style of Bloom's Taxonomy.
Elementary

Mathematics, Special Ed

Check-Ups
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jmagee/
"Check-Ups" is a series of short assessments to cover some of the curriculum strands for early mathematics. Some of the main strands of a mathematics curriculum for younger children are: number, shape, measure and data.
Elementary

Mathematics

Geometry

Real Math: An Exploration with Geometric Solids
http://teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/ps6/math/homrealmath.htm
The students involved in this unit of study will have many opportunities to explore geometric solids (polyhedra). Working together in small cooperative groups, they will sort polyhedra according to their attributes. This process of observing similarities and differences will allow children to learn the components of these shapes and how they are related. They will become familiar with a common mathematical vocabulary that they will use throughout this unit.
Elementary

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Australia, The Land Down Under
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/mendozai.htm
Students will be able to get a closer look at this beautiful country that has so many breathtaking views and rich culture. Students can use the Internet to gather facts and information about Australia. This unit involves many hands-on activities and cooperative learning activities.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed

Reading Literacy, Numbers Statistics

Literacy and Numeracy Resources
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jfarrell/
This site contains practical, easy to use resources that can be used to develop literacy and numeracy skills of the emergent learner. This unit contains reproducible resources based on children's actual needs and are easy for teachers to use.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

What on Earth is a Biome?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/biomes.htm
The purpose of this unit is for students to become familiar with the characteristics of biomes, and to identify the different biomes on Earth. Students will use computer technology to research Earth's biomes, locate the different biomes on Earth, and use various programs to map Earth's biome regions.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Literature, Writing, Geometry, Internet

Tantalizing Tangrams
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/tangram.htm
This is a third grade mathematics program in which students identify polygons and develop spatial and fractional relationships and geometric concepts by using the ancient Chinese puzzle of tangrams. Integrated into this unit is a language arts component in which students develop an appreciation of the folk tale by first identifying its elements and then writing their own tales.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Tiki, Tiki Rainforest
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/vazquez.htm
Students will explore the fascinating world of the rainforest in this exciting unit. The students will participate in activities such as adopt-an-acre-of-the-rainforest, adopt-a-rainforest-animal, sequencing, comparing and contrasting, word processing and searching the Internet.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Arithmetic, Money, Internet

Show Me the Money!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/kdevus/devus.htm
Show Me The Money is comprised of seven lessons and is appropriate for intermediate-grade children. A pre-test is recommended. Lesson one has the children using "play money" as manipulatives, moving from coin identification to coin combinations totaling one dollar. Lessons two and three combine classroom work with Internet sites. Links are recommended for math crossword puzzles and interactive money games.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History, Software Programs

Arrivederci Roma
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/linero.htm
Third graders go on exploration of ancient Rome on the web. Through their journey, they learn how the ancient government, religions and family have influenced our western ways of life.
Elementary

Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs

Winter Olympics Graphing Project
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/aohara/olympics.htm
This is a joint program with the classroom teacher and the library media specialist in which students gather data and statistics on the medals won by different countries in the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. The students then analyze and present their data using a variety of media.
Elementary

Mathematics, Social Studies

Money, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Around the World in Eight Days, Ole!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/duarter2.htm
Around the World in 8 Days, Olé is a simulation cooperative project specifically designed to learn about Hispanic countries, their culture, and its currency through the use of the Internet. It is based on interactive units that will build students research skills.
Elementary

Mathematics

Geometry, Money

Living in Geometry
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/vidall.htm
In this unit, students will design a floor plan and construct their dream home using geometry. Students will learn about different types of polygons, two and three- dimensional figures and how to measure perimeter and area. They will also review multiplying money.
Elementary

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Hadley Takes a Cyber Trip
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/stephensona.htm
Hadley Takes A Cyber Trip is a multicultural as well as a holistically academic project. The students will explore a country using online resources to acquire background knowledge of the history, culture, and social aspects of the people involved.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Volatile Volcanoes
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/rduarte.htm
Volatile Volcanoes is a science/mathematics project specifically designed to teach about volcanoes. It is based on interactive units that build students research skills. The purpose of this project is to integrate science, mathematics, reading, writing, and technology using a collaborative model where groups of students are able to work, research and create a presentation. Here, students have fun with graphics, graphs and money, simultaneously learning with up-to-the-minute information.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics

Literature, Money

Money! Money! Money!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/concepcion.htm
This is a unit that introduces children to the mathematical concept of money through the use of literature. Students use technology to visit websites where they can play interactive games, gather information to complete activity sheets, and complete online projects.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Money, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Marvelous Mathematics
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/stephenson.htm
These interactive lessons are designed to allow the students to expand their math skills by way of technology and hands-on activities. In the lesson named Colorful Fractions, the students not only learn how to make a table on the computer, but create fractions and equivalent fractions through the use of color. They are able to manipulate fractions in order to gain a greater understanding of the meaning of whole number that is broken into parts.
Elementary

Business Careers, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Toy Planet
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/stephenson2.htm
Toy Planet is a unit designed to teach children to operate a business. They design a store, supply it with merchandise (on paper) and create advertisements. They also manage the store's debits and credits by using a spreadsheet. They keep track of their products through a database and learn how promote a sale of their merchandise.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Algebra, Geometry, Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet

FCAT: Fun Creative Activities that Teach Math
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/rduarte2.htm
FCAT -Fun Creative Activities that Teach- Math is a series of activities created by students for students in each of the mathematical strands. It is specifically designed to teach and reinforce skills in the areas of geometry, measurement, algebra, number sense, probability and statistics through the use of the Internet. It is based on interactive units that enhance students critical thinking skills.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs

Graph It to Picture It!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/sampedro2.htm
In today's high-tech world, we are bombarded with data daily. How can we absorb so much information? One way is through visual organizers, such as graphs and tables. This unit will help you help your students to learn how to sort, arrange, label, display data, and formulate and solve problems in their own world.
High School

Science, Science

Biology, Botany

DNA Extraction
http://www.geocities.com/mccloughlin/TMCC/BIOTECHNOLOGY/biotechnology.html
This webquest aims to bring into school "real" science--that is, the science that is done in a professional lab. This project permits direct observation of DNA, hitherto a "mystery substance," thereby removing some of the magic and allows the student to see that DNA is a chemical composed of a finite set of components.
Elementary

ESL, Foreign Language, Science, Technology Media

Botany, Earth Science, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Vamos al jardin! Working Together in a Community Garden
http://bostonteachnet.org/vaisenstein/vaisenstein.htm
. Children learn about the natural world through their close observation of weather patterns and growth patterns in seeds they germinate and in animals they find. Children record their observations in bilingual science journals and learn how to illustrate them using Kid Pix.
High School

Science, Special Ed

Botany

GardenWorks : Cultivating Academic Standards for Non-Academic Students
http://bostonteachnet.org/renfranz/renfranz.htm
GardenWorks lets high schoolers from an occupational skills program contribute to the school community in meaningful ways. As they design and build terraria, begin a window side habitat and observatory, and donate plants to school areas and fund raisers, participants not only recognize they've enhanced their campus, but also understand that the entire school values their efforts.
High School

Science, Social Studies

Scientific Method, Community Culture

The Case of the Mystery Note
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/srubins/rubins.htm
Students will use technology to participate in activities that closely resemble those used by law enforcement personnel, forensic scientists and district attorneys. Providing students with access to current forensic science equipment and materials will allow them to perform real tasks of forensic scientists.
Middle School

Science

Scientific Method

The Vision Contest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/vision.htm
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.
High School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Science

Physics

Electricity in the Home
http://resources.teachnet.ie/torourke/home.htm
This interactive project shows students real-life applications of eletricity in the home. It tries to teach the difficult concepts of electricity in a manner that all students should be able to relate to.
High School

Science, Science

Physics

Electromagnetism
http://resources.teachnet.ie/torourke/WEBPRES/home.htm
This site helps students understand the more difficult concepts of electromagnetism through the use of animations. The animations break down the processes for each device and allows students to understand their operations with greater clarity.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Science

Physics

Electricity WebQuest
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pcoakley
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.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Science

Physics

Watts Up?
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/lineroe.htm
Watts Up? is a a hands-on investigation of energy and electricity. Through this project, students will learn to classify different forms of energy, how to keep safe from dangerous electrical energy, and how to conserve energy.
Elementary

Science

Physics

Magnetism & Electricity
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/magnetism.htm
This unit acquaints the students with magnetism and the properties of magnets, as well as how magnets are used in the home and industry. The students use materials to assemble an electric circuit and test materials, including magnets and compasses, and they use the knowledge gained to formulate bar graphs and pie charts, and to exercise and develop their reasoning skills.
High School

Science

Physics

Physical Science Experiments
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tbrophy/pdfs/physics
Experiments are the life-blood of the physical sciences. There are experiments on Light, Sound, Heat and Electricity. The general methods used here can be used throughout your course.
High School

Science

Physics

The Sounds of Motion
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mrogan
This project allows students to apply physics concepts to everyday life. Students are encouraged to use the images and the interactive external links to reinforce the physical sciences.
High School

Science

Physics

X-Rays...The Bare Bones Revealed
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dkeenahan
This project uses the benefits of multimedia to present the topics of x-rays in an interactive manner that may appeal to many students. The use of a glossary in "pop-up" form helps students to overcome the difficulty of technical terms.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Physics, Software Programs, Video

Energy Transfer: The Movie
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dfenner/energytransfer.htm
Students created a spreadsheet and a corresponding chart to compare the the cooling of a hot glass of water to the warming of a cold glass. Students created a QuickTime movie that includes the students' observations of the experiment, their findings, and the scientific principle behind the lesson.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Where Do We Live? A Unit on Habitats
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/concepcionc.htm
This unit is an exploration of three habitats: forests, deserts and oceans. The Rainforest Scavenger Hunt helps students develop exploration and investigation techniques.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Community Culture

Help! What Is Happening On The Third Rock From The Sun?
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/elinero2.htm
This is an interactive unit that investigates what is happening in our environment and how it is affecting us worldwide. The purpose is to develop strategies for implementing a student-centered approach through hands-on activities in which reading, writing, science and technology are integrated.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Community Culture

Earth Day Birthday: Learning Festival
http://bostonteachnet.org/ng/ng.htm
Based on the concept of Learning Festivals where older students host learning stations for youngsters and neighboring senior citizens, Earth Day Birthday challenges tutors to teach principles of ecology and recycling.
Middle School

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Community Culture

Collecting S.O.C.K.S.
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/rshaw/shaw.htm
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, Geography Habitats

Denudaton
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ajordan
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.
High School

Business Careers, Science, Social Studies

Biology,Botany, Earth Science, Community Culture

Environmental Studies at Millenium Park
http://bostonteachnet.org/debear/debear.htm
Millennium Park sited on a former landfill adjacent to West Roxbury High recently opened after years of planning and construction. Meeting with park engineers and organizers, students incorporated park-related studies into their curriculum and went on a Web Tour of careers in Biology/Ecology.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Software Programs

Primary Math with Eric Carle Books
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/delancy2.htm
The primary goal of this thematic unit is to teach young children how math is used daily in real world situations. All activities are based on Eric Carle books, and centered around Howard Gardner's Eight Multiple Intelligences.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Writing, Money, Internet, Software Programs

Exhilarating European Escapades
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/neinstein/Escapades.htm
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

Mathematics, Technology Media

Accounting, Money, Internet

The Real Way to Moolah Beach!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/moolah.htm
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

Geometry, Internet, Visual Arts

A World of Symmetry
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/calotta.htm
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.
High School

ESL, Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

Happy Birthday USA!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/huck/templates/july.htm
Happy Birthday USA! is a cooperative ESL project built into a WebQuest that offers English Language Learners an opportunity to research American culture and history, while practicing listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It culminates in the production and presentation of a multi-media celebration that is simultaneously fun and academically beneficial.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Graphing and Analyzing Our School's Attendance
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/fianni/attendanceproject.htm
This project will serve two main instructional purposes. First, it will create a sense of community and will help students understand their school and the community around them. Second, it is a great way to introduce major concepts such as histograms, pie graphs, and many other statistical concepts that sometimes seem totally abstract.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Writing, Geometry, Internet, Software Programs

A New Slant on Math: The Leaning Tower of Pisa
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/fianni/pisa.htm
The Leaning Tower of Pisa will help a wide range of students that have different learning styles. It is quite amazing how much mathematics can be related to an old falling tower. Italian students, art students, and business students are going to fall in love with the idea of planning a trip, studying the history of the tower, and the fascinating physics that is involved in a falling, but not falling tower.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Microsoft Excel for Math Teachers
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pkavanagh/
This site was created to make the life of a math teacher a little easier. It shows teachers how to use Excel to assist in the teaching of mathematics, including tutorials for creating spreadsheets, graphs, histograms, and more.
High School

Mathematics

Numbers Statistics

Complex Numbers Made Simple
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mmorgan/complexnumbers/
This tutorial provides exercises for students to practice complex numbers material.
High School

Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Money, Internet, Software Programs

Holiday Math: A Practical Approach
http://resources.teachnet.ie/lmclafferty/
This web-based assignment is of particular benefit to Deaf or Hard of Hearing students as it provides a method of communication not reliant on sound. Pricing a holiday online is an ideal application of Internet technology to help reduce feelings of isolation.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Internet

Mean, Median and Mode
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/fianni/mean1.htm
This unit combines mathematics and technology to teach students how to find the mean, median, and mode for a set of data. This a great project to introduce statistics.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Women in Mathematics
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/alee/women_in_math.htm
The purpose of this project is to introduce students to female mathematicians over the centuries and to acknowledge their contribution to mathematics. Students are also exposed to social and historical aspects math has in the world.
High School

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Algebra, Physics, Internet, Software Programs

The Flaming Weasels
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/alee/flaming_weasels.htm
The project uses the concepts of algebra (formula) and physics (energy and resistance) to tackle a real-life problem (setting up a sound system). Students must be able to use the Internet to find the needed data.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

The Probability Project
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/newman.htm
This project takes students through the different types of probability they will encounter in math, and utilizes PowerPoint presentations. Students learn to use experimental and theoretical probability to represent and solve problems involving uncertainty. Each type of problem gives them the definitions of terms, the formula to use, and a step-by-step tutorial with solution.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Internet, Software Programs

Home Sweet Home
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/alee/alee_files/homesweetfp.htm
The purpose of this program is to help students see the math involved in fulfilling one of the American Dreams: buying a house. The students use the Internet to find a home as well as the interest rates that banks charge to finance that home.
High School

Mathematics, Social Studies

Women Count - In a Virtual Math Museum
http://bostonteachnet.org/brown/brown_2.htm
Who was the: earliest woman mathematician - mother of computer programming - woman who influenced modern algebra - first woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics? Through the study of mathematicians' lives and the exploration of math careers, students answer these questions and share them with their math buddies. Participants research mathematicians of the past, email famous mathematicians, and interview mentors who use math in their professions.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Internet, Software Programs

Geometry Shapes Playground Safety
http://bostonteachnet.org/yee/yee.htm
How safe are our neighborhood playgrounds? Using the latest statistics from the National Program for Playground Safety, students discover that most of the nation's playgrounds rate only a C. High schoolers observe and report on children at local playgrounds. They research the Internet for safety tips and checklists. Then, they share their word-processed pamphlets, flyers or computer slide shows with high school peers and children from a neighborhood day care center.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Algebra, Geometry, Software Programs

Applying Math Principles to Create Graphics
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/knorth/north.htm
In this program, students use a simple, free programming environment, DrScheme, which provides a library of programming commands that enable them to create graphics to make clip art for enhancing Web pages. The graphics have a unique look and are simple, clean, and have a very small file size for fast loading. These graphics use the basic drawing tools of a line, rectangle, and circle.
High School

Mathematics

Geometry

Geometry in the New Junior Certificate
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tbrophy/
This site contains a lot of animation in an attempt to make Geometry easy to understand. Students can progress from preliminary concepts to facts and theorems.
High School

Mathematics

Geometry

Linear Programming
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jcleary/index1.html
Linear Inequalities can be used in a practical way (hence the name Linear Programming) to solve real life practical problems. Even if it may seem quite theoretical in a first approach, linear programming has a lot of practical applications in real problems.
High School

Mathematics

Algebra

Solving Equations
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tkelly/
This interactive tutorial helps students practice linear equations and quadratic equations using formal techniques. Worksheets are provided to accompany each level.
High School

Mathematics

Geometry

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

Mathematics

Numbers Statistics

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

English Language Arts, Mathematics

Numbers Statistics

The Compassion Network: Preserving our Pearls of Wisdom
http://bostonteachnet.org/wilson/wilson.htm
Networking with senior family members and friends motivates urban students to learn graphical estimation and forecasting in math class. Interviews with family members allow them to build writing, listening and communication skills. Forthcoming information inspires them to research the current situation of our nation's elderly and ask serious questions. Technology also leads to economic projections. Basic principles like social security, Medicare, and Medicaid are demystified.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Scientific Method, Internet

Pedestrian Safety
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jwilliams/safety.htm
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Pedestrian injury is second only to cancer as the leading cause of death in children between five and nine years of age. A study in New Haven, Connecticut, however, reveals that many childhood pedestrian injuries can be prevented. The Science of Safety starts as a "simple" science unit on force and motion as a way to help students understand velocity and thus understand how to cross streets safely.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History

Religion and Beliefs of Dublin
http://resources.teachnet.ie/joconnell/overview.htm
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

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Mojave Desert Animal WebQuest and Desert Field Guide
http://wps.wiscasset-ps.wiscasset.k12.me.us/maine/emily3.htm
Through this inquiry-oriented learning activity, each third grade student learns about a different Mojave Desert animal, its classification, range, life cycle, adaptations, and role in the food web. Students are engaged in their learning when the Internet is used as their primary source of information.
Elementary

Social Studies, Special Ed

Geography Habitats

Let's Travel!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/rifkin.htm
This unique project ties a classroom behavior system to curriculum and has proven to be highly motivating. Students gain the ability to read maps and do Internet research, and become more aware of United States and/or world geography.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Crafts, Literature, Community Culture

The Keeping Quilt: Quilting Across the Curriculum
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/quilts/room30/quilts/sb_tracee_quilts.htm
After students read The Keeping Quilt, they research their own family, create a family tree, and design their own quilt as a culminating project.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Global History, Digital Media

Enter Through the Form: Explore Japan Treasure Hunt
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/japan.htm
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

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Email, Internet, Video

US-Japan Internet Collaboration
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sherzog/herzog.htm
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

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Graphic Arts, Community Culture

Manga Mania
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/manga.htm
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

Science, Science

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Creating Continents, Climates, and Cultures
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/mikeorton/sb_continents_mo.htm
"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

Foreign Language, Mathematics, Social Studies

Money, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Chile, Here We Come
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gwalsh
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 , High School

Fine Arts, Music, Social Studies

Performing Arts, American History, Community Culture

Jazz
http://resources.teachnet.ie/amhiggins/teachjazz
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.
Elementary

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture, Global History

Millenium Superheroes
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/millenniumfp1.htm
In Millennium Superheroes, students brainstorm and synthesize ideas about what constitutes a real-life superhero. The students also develop an understanding of the qualities that "superheroes," or people who have favorably influenced society, possess.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Writing, Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History

Checkmate
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/checkmate.htm
Students develop critical thinking skills and cause-and-effect relationships by planning strategic chess moves. Creative writing, word processing, and editing skills are incorporated as students write a play that is set in medieval times.
Elementary

Business Careers, Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Software Programs

I Know Who Takes Care of Me
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/cdelancy.htm
The overall plan for this thematic unit is that people in a community share the same commonalities. This program is a great way to establish a stronger school-community link as well as serving as an introduction to your school's Career Day.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Global History, Email

Extending Hands of Friendship to Veterans & Japanese E-Pals
http://bostonteachnet.org/brown/brown.htm
This yearlong unit lets students connect through shared activities with younger students, visiting veterans, and Japanese e-pals. Writing biographies and creating dolls of notable Americans lead to an exchange about the effects of war. Honoring veterans and listening to their stories personalize American history.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet

Isla, the Magical Journey
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/islaweb/sb_isla_jr.htm
The journey inspired by the book called "Isla" written by Arthur Dorros and illustrated by Elisa Kleven has no end. The magical journey in this unit begins with the reading of the story and finding out about life in a tropical island, Puerto Rico.
Middle School

Business Careers, Mathematics, Social Studies

Money, Community Culture

Consumer Web-ucation
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tflynn/index.html
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 , High School

Business Careers, Health Phys Ed, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Biology, Community Culture, Internet

Courage Connection 2 Kids 4 Kids
http://bostonteachnet.org/vasallo/vasallo.htm
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

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Community Culture, Email

MS Means Must Succeed: Changing Attitudes Toward the Disabled
http://bostonteachnet.org/sparrow/sparrow.htm
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.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet

Recipes Around the World
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/sbeloff/beloff.htm
Pupils will learn about other cultures and share this information with the class using a multimedia presentation. Through this project, students learn how to do online research and how to create effective web pages--all while having fun!
Elementary

Fine Arts, Science

Drawing, Astronomy

We're On a Mission Web Quest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/mission.htm
After completing shared activities to learn about the United States' Mars Exploration Rover mission, students work in cooperative groups, study a NASA mission, and design a mission into space as part of a Web Quest.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Astronomy, Physics, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Rocketry in Motion
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/rocketry.htm
This unit is a series of lessons centered around the invention of rocketry. Students use the computer as a tool for conducting research and creating a timeline of rocket history, reports on rocketry, and a slide show. Students also have the opportunity to do many hands-on experiments to see the principles of rocketry in action.
Elementary

Science

Astronomy

Journey Through Outer Space
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mpeluso/space.htm
Journey through Outer Space was created to foster third-grade students' understanding of the relationships between the nine planets of the solar system and their different characteristics.
Elementary

Science

Astronomy

Welcome to Space
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/salidoi2.htm
The purpose of this unit is to introduce kindergarten students to the following space concepts. There are six lessons on: The Planets, Revolution of the Planets, Constellations, Gravity, Creating Moon Crators, and Aliens.
Elementary

Science

Astronomy

Take a Spin Through the Solar System
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/garciat.htm
Many students fantasize about space travel and are delighted to hear and read about space. Through this interdisciplinary unit students will embark on a journey through space which will introduce them to the planets and the sun, which make up the solar system.
Middle School

Science, Science, Technology Media

Astronomy, Scientific Method, Email, Internet

Are We Alone?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/nbattagliese/alone.htm
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

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Astronomy, Scientific Method, Software Programs

Student Experiment Flies on NASA Space Shuttle!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sherzog/herzog2.htm
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.
High School

Science

Astronomy, Physics

Auroral Displays & Magnetic Effects
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pconnolly
In this unit, students can learn about auroral displays, which are caused by solar particles entering the Earth's atmosphere. Studetns can also learn about magnetism and its effects.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Scientific Method, Software Programs

Meteorology: How's the Weather?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/bmglas.htm
The overall value of this unit, in addition to teaching children the creative field of meteorology, is to get them used to using the computer in their everyday world.
Elementary

Science, Science

Earth Science

A Whirlwind Tour
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/duarter.htm
A Whirlwind Tour is a simulation science project specifically designed to teach students about volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes through the use of the Internet.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Weather Watchers
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/scavera.htm
Weather Watchers excites children about both weather and geography. Weather Watchers takes the subject of weather, something that all teachers discuss in their classroom, and gives it a new twist.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Journalism, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media, Software Programs

Weather Watchers II
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/williamsj.htm
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

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Software Programs

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/ramosc.htm
This interdisciplinary unit introduces students to the water cycle and its individual steps in a meaningful way. The lesson will include hands-on activities, software exploration, spreadsheet design, use of the digital camera, use of the Internet, and the creation of a slide show.
Elementary, Middle School

Mathematics, Science, Science

Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Weather Report
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/martha/sbweather.htm
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

Science

Earth Science

Weather Prediction
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/rlane/weather.htm
Weather Prediction is an online web course designed for third graders. This program takes a basic approach to the subject and teaches students to accurately forecast the weather after first understanding important concepts
Elementary

Science, Science

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

As the World Orbits
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/TeachNetUK/climatelesson.htm
Students will examine their local seasons and climate, and then investigate that of a region in the southern hemisphere. This comparison will help them understand the effect of the earth's orbit around the sun as well as its rotation on its axis.
Middle School , High School

Science, Special Ed

Earth Science

Clouds - Not Just for Raining
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/cottrell/clouds.htm
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

Earth Science

Crimes on the Great Lakes
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/dmaggio/maggio.htm
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.
Elementary

Science

Biology

Sensational Senses WebQuest
http://resources.teachnet.ie/cflanagan/senses
The main objective of the lessons is that the children will learn about the five senses and the need to care for them.They will realise that all that we learn and do involves one or more of the five senses.
Elementary

Science

Biology

Our Five Senses
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/salidoi.htm
The purpose of this unit is to introduce kindergarten students to the five senses through fun and hands-on activities as well as the use of the Internet. The students learn about the basic structures and functions of the human body and how they relate to the five senses.
High School

Science, Science

Biology, Botany, Earth Science

Why Water Wanders: Osmosis
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mamond
This unit introduces high school students to the study of how osmosis works in the human body, on plants, and in nature.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Science

Literature, Reading Literacy, Biology

Making Science & Literature Connections: El Guero
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/awoloshin/elguero.htm
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

Science

Biology

Bats Here! Bats There! Bats Everywhere!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/bvazquez.htm
Students will explore the fascinating world of bats in this exciting interdisciplinary unit. The students participate in hands-on activities such as Adopt-a-Bat, cause and effect, sequencing, compare and contrast, word processing and searching the Internet for bat facts.
Elementary

Science

Botany

Flower Power
http://teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/ps1/flowerpower/template.htm
This hands-on unit takes a discovery approach to the understanding of flowers, their structures, how they reproduce, how they are classified, and what conditions their seeds thrive in.
Elementary

Science

Botany

The ABC's of Trees
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/langford.htm
This unit incorporates science, reading, writing, and technology to explore what is a tree? The ABC's of Trees involves hands-on activities that incorporate the five senses as students examine trees.
Elementary

Science

Biology,Botany

Flora & Fauna Around You
http://resources.teachnet.ie/vmcmahon
This project uses technology and the web in a child-friendly way. Children will work together in a meaningful way to study their immediate enviroment while learning about local flora and fauna around them.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Biology, Community Culture

School Gardens: Sowing Seeds of Service
http://bostonteachnet.org/sheung/sheung.htm
Urban children apply Internet agricultural research to their container garden located high among downtown buildings. Using software to plan their garden, they germinate seeds in the classroom, observe and record the life cycle of plants, study the impact of environmental factors on plant growth, and share a computer slide show.
Elementary

Science

Botany

Plants: They Grow on You
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/garcia.htm
Through this unit students satisfy their curiosity about plants and develop a sense of pride and responsibility. Students learn the basic parts of a plant and what each part does. Students also grow a plant, starting from a seed and make discoveries and test ideas in real hands-on situations.
Elementary

Science, Science, Technology Media

Botany

Garden Business
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/garden/sbgarden.htm
Through the powerful integration of multiple curricular areas this unit helps students become more independent and responsible for their work and learning.
Middle School

Science

Botany, Earth Science

How Does Your Garden Grow?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jdente/gardengrow.htm
"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.
High School

Science

Botany

Life Cycle of the Flowering Plant
http://resources.teachnet.ie/leahy/lcfp160803
This unit discusses plant reproduction and the life cycle of a plant for high school students.
High School

Science, Science

Biology, Botany, Chemistry

Cell Biochemistry
http://resources.teachnet.ie/foneill
This unit involves students in the process of scientific investigation and the acquisition of biological knowledge snd understanding. This unit will look at the two main biochemical reactions that are involved in the trapping and release of energy in cells: photosynthesis and respiration.
High School

Science, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

Darwin's Evolution
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/aanderson/darwin.htm
This unit has something for everybody. There is a video to get your students' attention entitled "Evolution's Voice." There are Internet sites to help teacher and student alike research information on Evolution, Modern Theories, and future prospects. An in-class lab to bring evolution into your classroom is also there.
Middle School

Science, Technology Media

Chemistry, Software Programs

Elements R Us
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnet/westchester/chem.htm
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.
High School

Science

Chemistry

The Periodic Table
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tburke/periodic
This site is designed to introduce students to the Periodic Table of the Elements. Students will understand what the Periodic Table is, and how it came to be produced.
High School

Science, Science

Chemistry

It's Elemental
http://resources.teachnet.ie/macalvey
This project focuses on elements, the Periodic Table, and basic chemistry concepts necessary for an understanding of chemical bonding. An interactive periodic table gives immediate access to up-to-date information which is not possible with a static textbook.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Writing, Biology

Spinning Spiraling, Spectacular Spiders
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/mceathron/index.htm
This project covers a wide range of topics all related to the spectacular world of spiders. Students will learn about spider body parts, how they compare to insects, spider webs, and how to identify spiders.
Elementary

Science

Biology

Investigating Insects
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/langfordc.htm
This project actively engages students in learning about insects. Hands-on activities include collecting specimens, making a butterfly balance, and learning about how insects use camouflage to hide from their enemies.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

Honey, I Blew Up the Bee!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/elinero.htm
Through this project, students learn to classify the honeybee, understand the importance of bees in pollination, why pollination is important for the food we eat, and all about beekeeping.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Science

Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Biology

Sharks
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/clangford.htm
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

Science

Biology

Endangered Species--An Exploration
http://resources.teachnet.ie/smcdonald
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

Science

Biology

Zoo Kids Challenge
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dmckibben
This is a project about zoos and zoo animals for elementary students. It is divided into ten activities. The first eight are knowledge acquisition based and the last two are challenges which necessitate the use of this newly acquired knowledge.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Biology, Ancient Civilizations

Dino-Mite Dinosaurs
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/tgarcia.htm
In this series of activities students match dinosaur pictures and names, compare dinosaurs and categorize dinosaurs. Students will also become paleontologists and learn about fossils.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Biology

Learning with Ladybugs
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/huck/templates/ladybugs.htm
This interdisciplinary resource gives students the opportunity to learn about their favorite insect through a variety of activities and worksheets.
Elementary

Music

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

Music, Technology Media

Internet

Music for Fun
http://resources.teachnet.ie/adonaghermcgowan/
This project is based on the music curriculum. The three main strands -- listening and responding, performing, and composing -- are each dealt with. While the site is aimed at children from third to sixth grade, many of the activities can easily be modified for all classes.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media

Internet

Musical Journey Through Time
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/knorkin.htm
Students have the opportunity to learn about different types of music from Baroque to Gospel, composers from Beethoven to Run D.M.C, and styles from swing to hip hop. All learning styles are involved: the auditory learner hears the music, the visual learner views pictures of instruments and composers, the tactile learner creates listening tapes and/or CDs and the kinesthetic learner taps out rhythms of songs.
Middle School

Music, Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

From Magpies to Messiaen: Birds in Music
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/etobias/tobias.htm
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.
High School

Music, Science, Technology Media

Physics, Internet, Software Programs

Timbre for Music and Physics Students
http://resources.teachnet.ie/amhiggins/
This project will encourage meaningful listening to the tone colour of instruments, and foster an awareness of different timbres in a musical context. Students will experiment with sound in a musical context through a composing task, then apply these ideas through project work and a performing task.
High School

Music, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

West End Blues
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/TeachNetUK/nbluck/index.html
This unit is designed for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Blues. Students will work cooperatively to complete tasks that require Internet research and the development of presentations.
Elementary

Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media

Internet

Responsibility: Caring for Classroom
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/clewis/pets.htm
It seems like all children want a pet! Having one can bring years of fun and provide a real learning experience for children. Responsibility gives kindergarten and first grade students an understanding of the commitment and responsibilities necessary for pet ownership by having a classroom "virtual" pet--an animal they research on the Internet, create, and chart the care and feeding of.
Elementary

Special Ed, Technology Media

Software Programs

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

Special Ed, Technology Media

Internet

Holiday Shopping with the Nonverbal Child
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/flammia/shopping.htm
Holiday shopping can be frustrating for parents of a nonverbal child. This program teaches the nonverbal child about winter holidays from various cultures, while encouraging their powers of expression.
Elementary

Special Ed, Technology Media

Internet

Savoring Halloween with Graveyard Pizza
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/hanwit/halloween.htm
This unit is designed to help students learn about the community (including the grocery store), cooking, and Halloween. The recipe for this lesson is from the Internet and a pictorial shopping list and recipe and Halloween sheet were created on BoardMaker (graphics database containing Picture Communication Symbols).
Elementary

Special Ed, Technology Media

Software Programs

Using Screenshots in the Curriculum
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pakula/screenshts.htm
This is a computer lesson designed to be taught to teachers. The purpose of this lesson is to give teachers technology skills and tools which they can use to reinforce and enhance their lessons. Did you ever want to show someone on paper the steps that you used to create a document using a computer program? The easiest way is to take a computerized snapshot (aka screen shot) of a selected part of the image on the monitor depicting various stages, steps, or items revealed in the process.
Elementary

Science, Special Ed

What Sense Does It Make?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/clewis/sense.htm
By incorporating a multi-sensory approach and an experiential curriculum, this program enables kindergarten and first-grade students to understand how their senses function. They respond to the essential question: How do the senses of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing help us understand our world?
Middle School

Special Ed, Technology Media

Software Programs

Interpersonal Communication for Deaf Students Using Technology
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mhickey/
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.
High School

Social Studies, Special Ed

Disability Awareness for Secondary Students
http://resources.teachnet.ie/lbracken/disability/
Have you ever wondered what it's like to have a disability? How does a person who can't see read? Can a person with a physical disability participate in sports? If you couldn't hear, how would you talk with your friends? This web site was developed to help students begin to answer questions about disabilities.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Internet

Let's Play Scrabble
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/scrabble.htm
In this WebQuest, students develop skills needed to research the history, rules, strategies, and masters of the time-honored game of Scrabble on the Web. As they play the game, they recognize word patterns, improve their spelling skills, and increase their vocabulary as they build words on the board. In addition, students reinforce basic addition skills as they total their word scores for each play and add them to their game scores.
Elementary

Technology Media

Internet

Cyberchase Web Treasure Hunt
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jrust/
Students have to work through each site collaborating with each other as they try to discover the answers to the various activities. Students also have to plot their voyage on a world map. This activity involves using latitude and longitude plotting.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs

The Super Sindy Game
http://resources.teachnet.ie/nsavage/
Stagecast Creator is an authoring tool which students can use to develop original "worlds" and simulations. Possibilities are endless but include interactive stories, games and simulations. The only constraint is the students' imagination.
Middle School

Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Postcards from Abroad
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/lvelez/postcards.htm
"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

Internet

Internet Search Skills 101
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/cposer/searching.htm
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

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Media Literacy, Video

Producing Public Service Announcements for Video
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/nacionales/psa.htm
"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, Internet, Media Literacy, Video

Producing Commercials for Videotaping
http://www.teachnet.org/teachnetnyc/nacionales/commercials.htm
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

Fine Arts, Music, Science, Technology Media

Performing Arts, American History, Community Culture, Internet, Video

Elvis Lives
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/nacionales/elvis.htm
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

Science, Technology Media

Email, Internet

U.S. - Japan Internet Collaboration
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sherzog/herzog.htm
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

Social Studies, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

The Time of Our Lives: Weaving the Generations
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/time.htm
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

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Drawing, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Unseen Perspectives
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/perspectives.htm
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

Writing, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Ask the Oracle (About China)
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/oracle.htm
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.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Buzzing with the Bees
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/bees.htm
This project is comprised of many step-by-step lessons in Flash animation with screen shots and clear directions. It enables students to be creative, solve problems, and enhance their technological development. They create a bee and other illustrations separately, then combine them and "tween" or animate their bee.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Swim with the Fishes: Creating Animated Aquariums
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/aquarium.htm
This is a Flash unit with lessons in creating a background scene, drawing fish, and animating them. It is a multi-lesson unit with step-by-step instructions. First, students create a scene for the fish to swim about in. Next, students create a fish using various software tools of their choice. Finally, students "tween," or animate, the fish across the screen.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet

Creating a School Web Site
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dpietraru/creating.htm
This program provides an overview of what educators and students need to know to create a school web site. Educational web pages have to be carefully planned and executed in order to have an effect on student achievement. Lessons and activities contained here focus on active student participation in creating dynamic, real, and exciting web pages. Every activity has a direct educational value.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

About Me
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/aboutme.htm
About Me is a beginning HTML program for a wide range of students in both age and ability. It encourages students to develop their English and technology skills by having them write about themselves--their family, their home and neighborhood, their interests and hobbies, their education, and their future plans. The end product is first shared with classmates and can then put on a website that the students create. When the students see their work on the Internet, it increases their motivation to create a quality product.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

All About My School
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/myschool.htm
Students construct a website with several links to pages they create. The site weaves logo titles, photos, animation, and textured backgrounds created and edited in PhotoShop into pages created using Dreamweaver software. The project also includes a large amount of writing integrated into the artful web pages.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

Networking - Techies as Teachers
http://bostonteachnet.org/yee/yee_2.htm
How does networking work? Bilingual students with backgrounds in computer technologies demystify how information travels via global networking. By developing and presenting mini-workshops, they enhance the computer knowledge of their lower school classmates.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Journalism, Writing, Video

Parks for Peace
http://bostonteachnet.org/hoyt/hoyt.htm
What happens when a long awaited neighborhood park finally opens? For the student television crew at a high school, just yards away from a newly dedicated park and a famous nineteenth century historic site, it's time for: community education, mentoring younger park buddies, and remembering former student Louis D. Brown a victim of violent crime.
High School

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Media Literacy, Video

Showcasing Teen Issues: It's About Respect
http://bostonteachnet.org/mortensen/mortensen.htm
How can teenagers respect each other and the community? When they use technology to produce public service announcements (PSA). Contributors to Showcasing Teen Issues divided respect into three categories: Body (smoking, drugs, AIDS, stress), Mind (culture- language, nationality, race), and Soul (beliefs- customs, religion, ethics).
High School

Technology Media

Digital Media, Software Programs

Gif Animation
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/animation.htm
In this program, students learn how to make GIF animations using Photoshop and Image Ready software. GIF stands for "Graphics Interchange Format," but the process is much easier than it initially sounds. The GIF format stores multiple frames of illustration that give the appearance of movement when the frames are displayed individually.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

The Not Forgotten - Sharing History and Archaelogy
http://bostonteachnet.org/barnett/sigproj.htm
How can high schoolers conduct an ongoing research and preservation project of a neighboring historic landmark? Every community has at least one historic burial ground. For the past few years, freshmen in this American History class capitalize on their legacy by caring for a cemetery adjacent to their school in historic Charlestown, Massachusetts.
High School

Social Studies

Community Culture

Bringing Justice Home - First Steps Toward Community Action
http://bostonteachnet.org/greenfield/sigproj.htm
How can high school students engage in activities that will bring "justice for all" to the community? Learning that justice is not simply a subject in a book, but a day-to-day, life or death matter, students investigate the current state of their own community. Touring a neighborhood initiative and conducting interviews, students begin to explain how is justice is served or not served in the community.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

American History

Don't Just Dream - Act - Higher Education for All
http://bostonteachnet.org/ortega/sigproj.htm
Agreeing that a dream deferred is a terrible thing, these Social Studies students vow to do something. They research and evaluate the adverse effects of current legislation for undocumented students. Their assessment? A campaign to amend state law and allow immigrants lacking legal status to attend Massachusetts higher education institutions at in-state rates.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Community Culture

Reach Up - Reach Out to a Lifetime of Service Learning
http://bostonteachnet.org/simpson/sigproj.htm
In a school determined to improve, students learn about public service in Strategies for Success, the school's transition program. Experiencing hands-on training at their Academy of Public Service, they find themselves on pathways to a stronger community.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Software Programs

Bright On Design - A School Business Gives Back
http://bostonteachnet.org/hinkle/sigproj.htm
Good businesses give back to the community. That's what these Graphic Arts students discover when they apply classroom knowledge to a graphic design business for the school community.
High School

ESL, Technology Media

Software Programs

What's Your School IQ? Services That Support Students
http://bostonteachnet.org/stavrianidis/sigproj.htm
Everyone agrees that adjusting to a new school can be difficult. But what if the newcomers are bilingual immigrants? Recognizing the need for students to learn more about their school and its services, one class of Creole speaking high schoolers set out to learn exactly how much their peers know about their school.
High School

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Community Bridges - Real and Virtual
http://bostonteachnet.org/thom/sigproj.htm
Bridges! From Brooklyn, to Madison, to the River Kwai, bridges connect shores and highways, and bring together people. Inspired by the nearby construction of the world's widest cable-stayed bridge, ESL students use the Internet to research and build models of various bridge structures.
High School

ESL, Health Phys Ed

Sound Minds in Sound Bodies - Spreading the Word
http://bostonteachnet.org/feeney_wong/sigproj.htm
Are teens aware that their ipods can cause permanent hearing loss? Do adolescents really need more sleep than adults? How can young people protect their skin and teeth? This project recognizes that teenagers must be aware of everyday life issues that affect their well-being.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Crafts, Community Culture, Software Programs, Video, Visual Arts

Artists Act Against Homelessness
http://bostonteachnet.org/troxell_lamothe_syms/sigproj.htm
Homelessness in the big city. Do young people see it as a curse or a cause to be addressed? Three high school classes, in the fields of visual arts and instructional technology, vow to do something. Determined that their messages will be seen and heard, students produce and exhibit a web site, videos, and graphic arts confirming that artists can successfully act against homelessness.
High School

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Software Programs

Wake Up Call to Fitness and Nutrition
http://bostonteachnet.org/lee-nieves/sigproj.htm
How can high school students help their peers and youngsters not only understand fitness and nutrition but also incorporate healthy practices into their daily lives?
High School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Social Studies

Community Culture

Community Environmental Health Fair
http://bostonteachnet.org/tuller/sigproj.htm
How can high schoolers discover a relationship between a community's wealth and its level of pollution? Through a city-construction simulation, students hypothesize reasons for this relationship.
High School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs, Video

Teen Sexuality and the Spread of STD
http://bostonteachnet.org/doremus/sigproj.htm
Supporting the work of the school nurse and the priorities of the School-Based Health Center, students in two Health Careers classes study the biology of reproduction and STD transmission; learn about the public health field and its methods; and develop and distribute student surveys to identify common behaviors and false information that lead to the spread of STDs.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Literature, Writing, American History

Lucy's Literacy Legacy - Portrait of a Women's Rights Leader
http://bostonteachnet.org/bwm/bower/sigproj.htm
TEACHBoston students examine three local public arts portraits of Lucy Stone. Focusing on her life, they study her role in the women's rights movement through comparative readings, Internet research, and children's literature. Students gather and organize information for their own written portraits of this passionate reformer.
High School

English Language Arts

Literature, Reading Literacy

Go Girls Book Club
http://bostonteachnet.org/bwm/diggs/sigproj.htm
Returning from a visit to the Boston Women's Memorial, high school girls in a Peer Leaders class select poet Phillis Wheatley as their literary role model. They organize a Go Girls Book Club (GGBC) concentrating on stories of young women who deal with personal and social challenges.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Software Programs, Video, Visual Arts

Women of Substance - Broadcasting Their Stories
http://bostonteachnet.org/bwm/hoyt/sigproj.htm
How can high school students combine English Language Arts & Multi-Media skills to educate their peers and younger children about three women represented in a recently dedicated public art sculpture?
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History

From Ada to Grace to Sandy - Women have IT
http://bostonteachnet.org/bwm/mccullough/sigproj.htm
How can students in Computer Studies understand that throughout history, women have made significant contributions to the growth of Information Technology (IT)? In this unit they study Ada Lovelace, founder of scientific computing; Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, known as "First Lady of Software;" and Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems, Inc.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Journalism, American History, Digital Media, Visual Arts

Stamps of Approval for Women Journalists
http://bostonteachnet.org/bwm/mortensen/sigproj.htm
Paying tribute to several women writers with their own stamp designs and biographies, high schoolers investigate careers in journalism and interview local women writers. Come March and Women's History Month, their displays and shared documentaries win stamps of approval from the school community.
High School

English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies

Community Culture

Women Immigrants in the Promised Land
http://bostonteachnet.org/bwm/stavrianidis/sigproj.htm
Students read The Promised Land that chronicles a young Russian girl's "coming to America." They learn about Saturday Evening Girls, an early twentieth century support club for young Italian and Jewish women in Boston's North End. Interviews with family members and leaders from their own communities help them understand how successful mentorship opens doors to educational and career opportunities.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/vazquez2.htm
The students participate in activities such as cause and effect, grammar (capitalization, punctuation marks, plural nouns, compound words, past and present verbs, contractions, quotation marks), compare and contrast, word processing and searching the Internet in conjunction with the book Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

The Three Inventors
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/stephenson2.htm
This unit is designed to teach students about the inventions of the radio, telephone and the light bulb and the men who created them. They learn by getting actively involved in using the writing process, surveys and graphs, online research, comparing and contrasting, and delving into the workings of the original products.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Literature, Writing, Community Culture

What's the Connection?
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/linero2.htm
What do you call a culture when you cross Spanish and English? Spanglish. This unit is geared towards students who are children of immigrants born in the United States.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Internet, Software Programs

When Dinosaurs Ruled the World
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/gil.htm
Students trace the geological history of dinosaurs, unearth the fossils that reveal their existence, and identify their characteristics in order to better understand the evolution of life on Earth. Using new technologies, students research and create new fossils representing the evolution and extinction of these great creatures of the past.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Literature, Writing, American History, Internet, Software Programs

Arthur Meets the President
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/sardinas2.htm
Students get to join Arthur as he ventures out to meet the President of the United States while exploring and finding out interesting facts about our nation's capital Washington, D.C. This unit combines language arts and social studies as well as technology.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

For Your Eyes Only
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/duarte2.htm
In this interdisciplinary project students will use a collaborative model to learn about the human eye through interactive websites, teaching models, hands-on activities, professional speakers, and both virtual and physical field trips.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs

Math You Can Count On
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/garcia2.htm
You can count on learning fun when you use these lessons and activities to teach or reinforce math concepts from one-to-one correspondence to measurement. Students learn about shapes and create their own zoo animal out of shapes. Students also explore a timely collection of activities to help them race ahead to perfect time telling skills. You can bank on some money activities to teach or strengthen money skills.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Social Studies

Literature, Writing, Community Culture

Befriending Bullies
http://bostonteachnet.org/shammas/shammas.htm
How can classrooms be bully free? When everyone in the school community agrees to a no-tolerance policy. Buddy reading with older students relays how to deal with hurtful teasing and bullying. Youngsters write books about their own experiences and display them during open house and schoolwide events. Role-play reinforces social skills: how to apologize, how to comfort victims, and how to make friends.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Science, Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Community Culture

Buddy, Are You Ready? Preparing for School Emergencies
http://bostonteachnet.org/shih_ho/shih_ho.htm
Now more than ever, safety tops the list of classroom concerns. How can students face threats of disaster and feel prepared to deal with emergencies? "Buddy, Are You Ready?" introduces upper elementary students to natural disasters by reading stories about volcanoes, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture

A Peaceful Place is Powerful for the Mind
http://bostonteachnet.org/jones/jones.htm
Students who follow paths to peace can build powerful places for themselves and their peers. By using real-life situations, they develop self-esteem, self-control, respect for the rights of others, and a sense of responsibility. This approach also encourages students to settle grievances and conflicts through oral and written communication without resorting to confrontation.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture

Little Hands Help the Homeless
http://bostonteachnet.org/rosher/rosher.htm
What's it like to be homeless? How can children help? Many inner city schools like Boston's Josiah Quincy are near homeless shelters that may intimidate young children. When they understand the world around them, youngsters discover they can make a difference in that world.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Science, Technology Media

Geometry, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts

Learning Math Through Garden Design
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/jessica_2004/gardendesign/sb_jessica_garden_design.htm
The students are actually permitted to daydream a little for inspiration during this unit. Several math skills are reinforced through the use of technology, via Internet, such as: linear measurement, plane figures, polygons, quadrilaterals, perimeter, area, and ordered pair numbers (coordinate geometry).
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Geography Habitats

The Valley of Gardens, A History of the Santa Maria Valley
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/jessica_2004/Santa%20Maria/sb_jessica_santamaria.htm
The Valley of Gardens is an in-depth unit about the local history of The Santa Maria Valley in California. It can be used as a unifying yearlong theme. A mural that is ever changing and growing serves as a constant review of what has been learned about the local area, as well as a tool for learning new material about the subject.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs

Diamonte Biography Poems
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/sb_tracee_poem.htm
Students review the parts of speech and do biography research in order to write diamond-shaped poems about a famous person from history
Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Drawing, Graphic Arts, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Masterpieces Past and Present
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/hansen/stacy_art_%20teachnet/sb_stacy_art_cover.htm
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.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Science

Biology

Nuts About Nutrition
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/sampedror.htm
Nuts About Nutrition is a unit designed to teach and motivate children to learn about nutrition. The students will be able to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information in order to make smart decisions when it comes to nutrition.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Science

Biology

Nutrition I.Q.
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/annorton/nutrition/sb_nutrition_ao.htm
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 , High School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

An Introduction to Nutrients, a Recipe for Success
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gmcweeney
This project focuses students on healthy eating with a webquest to discover the key facts on nutrition.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

Skeletal and Muscular Disease WebQuest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/mikesh.htm
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.
High School

Health Phys Ed, Science

Biology

An "Egg-cellent" Project About Genetic Diseases
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/kent.htm
An "Eggcellent" Project About Genetic Diseases allows students to experience the responsibility involved in caring for a child with a birth defect, and provides them with a hands-on approach to learning about the more common human genetic diseases.
High School

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Science

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Biology

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Disease
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/jkent/disease.htm
Students explore the historical aspects of disease and discuss both fiction and non-fiction accounts of disease, including The Microbe Hunters, The Hot Zone, The Andromeda Strain, Tuesdays with Morrie, and A Parcel of Patterns. They write a series of children's books about microbes and other disease-causing organisms, the immune system, antibiotics, and scientists (such as Louis Pasteur and Jonas Salk) who have made important contributions to the struggle against disease.
Middle School , High School

Health Phys Ed, Science

Biology

Food Science
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tburke
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.
Elementary

Science

Biology, Earth Science

Expedition Sea Horse
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/langford.htm
Thirty-two first grade gifted students travel on a virtual expedition into the watery world of seahorses during this exciting eight-week interdisciplinary unit. This project can be adapted for other grades and academic levels and can be modified for both large and small groups.
Middle School

Science

Biology, Earth Science

A Field Guide to the Seashore
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gmulligan
This project entails students doing fieldwork to familiarize themselves with their local coastline and seashore.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Science

Literature, Earth Science

The Cay: Creatures of the Coral Reef
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/awoloshin/cay.htm
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

Science, Science, Technology Media

Astronomy, Earth Science, Visual Arts

Moon Madness
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/moonmad/moon_madness.htm
Students create animations to demonstrate knowledge of how the phases of the earth's moon occur.
Elementary

Science

Biology, Earth Science

Sea Life Exploration
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/echristian/sealife.htm
During this program, students obtain basic knowledge of animal life in the ocean. They become aware that sea life has an impact on our environment, and that our environment has an impact on sea life.
Elementary

Science

Earth Science

Jewels of the Sea
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/langford2.htm
This unit incorporates science, reading, writing, and technology into a lively exploration of shells. Technology is integrated into the curriculum through Internet investigation, publishing of stories and poems on-line, visiting shell web sites to gather and organize shell data, and the use of "ask an expert" web sites.
Elementary , Middle School

Science

Biology, Earth Science

Anchors Away
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/rsampedro2.htm
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

Science

Earth Science

Discovering a Dynamic Underwater World
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/sklarr2.htm
This interactive unit on the ocean involves various activities that seek to inform children about the world's oceans and how to protect them from pollution and destruction.
Middle School

Science

Earth Science

Investigating Bogs
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tmcfadden
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.
Elementary

Science

Earth Science

Operation Desert Learn: The Desert Biome
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/desert.htm
This program contains a set of lessons on the desert as one of Earth's seven major biomes. With the help of the Internet, students travel from the blazing hot sand dunes of the Sahara, to the cold Gobi Desert, to the rugged beauty of the Mojave Desert.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Botany, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Rainforest Adventures
http://teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/ps6/rainforest.htm
This interdisciplinary unit introduces students to the geographic locations of the world's rain forests, the diversity of plants and animals and their importance to the ecosystem, the products and resources found in rain forests, and the ways people can help to preserve and protect these environments.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Biology, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

The Tropical Rainforest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/rainforest.htm
This unit contains a series of lessons to explore the ecosystem of the biome called the rain forest. Many of the science activities mentioned in the lessons give the children first hand experience about the process of life that goes on in the rain forest and all over the world as well.
Elementary

Science, Science

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Deserts: Not Just for Lizards
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/rsampedro.htm
Deserts: Not Just For Lizards is a unit that explores the mysteries of some of the most unfriendly but stunning places on earth. Students will also learn about location, landforms and special features of the worlds greatest deserts.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Biology,Botany, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Report from the Pond
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/delancyc.htm
"A Report From The Pond" provides students with an up close and personal interaction with some common pond animals, plants, and insects. In this science inquiry project my kindergarten students got to turn our classroom into a miniature simulation of a pond life habitat.
Elementary

Science

Earth Science, Scientific Method

Let's Rock! A Units on Rocks & Minerals
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/rocks.htm
Let's Rock! is a series of lessons on the exploration and investigation of rocks and minerals. The students learn about the properties of rocks and how to distinguish among the different types, while performing various experiments.
Elementary , Middle School

Science

Earth Science

Earthquakes: Why Does the Earth Move?
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mmcmullin
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.
High School

Business Careers, Science, Social Studies

Chemistry, Earth Science, Community Culture

Wising Up to Water: Simple Yet Complex
http://bostonteachnet.org/sweeney/sweeney.htm
High schoolers collaborate with Urban Ecology Institute (UEI) at Boston College and Vista volunteers to share chemistry and media technology skills with local elementary students. They investigate water careers, pursue testing techniques, and use curricula from the local water authority and the Internet.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Internet

Geologic and National Hazards WebQuest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/dpatrick/patrick.htm
The goal of this program is to identify a geologically related hazard or catastrophe that has occurred in the past. Once identified, students will research the causes, impacts, responses, and resulting mitigation efforts that were involved in this event.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science

Numbers Statistics, Biology

Healthy Eating
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/TeachNetUK/healthyeating.htm
In this project, students learn about which foods are healthy and which foods are less healthy by using Internet resources, and then moving onto creating a healthy eating database record of their classmates' favorite foods.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Money, Biology, Software Programs

Lunch Food? Mmm Mmm Good!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/lunchmenu.htm
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, Science, Science

Biology

A Drug-Free Me
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/annorton/sb_drugfree_ao.htm
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.
Elementary , Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Science

Biology

Cardiovascular Endurance in Physical Education
http://resources.teachnet.ie/coconnor/
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.
High School

Health Phys Ed, Science

Biology

Quit Smoking: Together We Can Do It!
http://bostonteachnet.org/chang/chang.htm
Students utilize the Internet to research smoking and second-hand smoke. In addition to studying its effects and health risks, they examine social, physical, and environmental causes and motivations for smoking as well as statistics (age, gender, ethnicity) related to nicotine addiction.
Elementary

Science

Chemistry, Physics

What's the Matter?
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/matter.htm
What's the Matter? is a series of four lessons designed to explain to young students, grades 3-5, what "stuff" is made of. The lessons delve into what matter is and the states of matter to learning about atoms--the building blocks of elements and the basis of every kind of matter there is.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Journalism, Writing, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Travel Through Time with a Family Member and Me
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/huck/templates/travel.htm
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.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies

Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Earth Science, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Got Biodiversity?
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/seymour/seymour2.htm
This Ready-Set-Tech grant winning unit combines online resources with an interdisciplinary curriculum to help elementary-level students learn more about biodiversity on our planet.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies

Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/seymour/seymour1.htm
Take a Walk on the Wild Side is a highly enjoyable unit on ecosystems that helps students achieve standards across the curriculum. Lessons on ponds, oceans, deserts and rainforests are included. Students demonstrate mastery of science concepts through presentations and visual art designs.
High School

Foreign Language, Social Studies

Community Culture

Learning Chinese the Challenge Way
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/fang.htm
In this unit, students conduct extensive research (including online research and cooperative learning with students in Taiwan) that integrates reading, writing, oral language development and web authoring into a lesson that they study, and construct a web site to reflect different aspects of their learning experience.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Media Literacy, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Visual Communication Through Photography
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/langford.htm
This project allows students to explore themselves visually and to share their work globally. Photography becomes a powerful outlet for students allowing them to communicate important ideas in a way that is both fulfilling and fun.
Middle School

Social Studies

Geography Habitats, Global History

Trip Planner WebQuest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/reed.htm
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.
High School

Business Careers, Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

Exploratory Teaching
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/brady.htm
Exploratory Teaching is designed for students who are interested in becoming teachers. The course includes the study of teaching as a profession, the history of education, social issues in education, teaching practices and instructional strategies, as well as field experiences in the high school. Students will work as teacher aides and must complete such tasks as designing lesson plans, designing and decorating bulletin boards, and learning various classroom procedures.
Middle School

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Where Would You Like to Live? A WebQuest on Biomes
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/carroll.htm
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.
High School

Business Careers, Social Studies

Community Culture

Who Am I? What Do I Want to Do? How to I Get There from Here?
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/ehrich.htm
The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to a growing self-awareness that enhances their ability to make career choices that are sympathetic to their skills and joy, resulting in a better sense of what kind of college they should apply to. Students will determine several resources and home/community/school connections that will help them achieve their goals.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Writing, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

And the Survey Says...
http://teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/fonseca.htm
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.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Geography Habitats, Global History

The Mystery of Exploration
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/frerichs.htm
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.
Middle School

Science

Biology, Earth Science

The Kingdoms of Life WebQuest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/solano.htm
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.
High School

Science

Biology, Earth Science

Dinosaur Tracks
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/vaillancourt.htm
This unit is the culmination of an inquiry-based project based in a New York City high school. Students were given a topic to research and design a web page about, and they chose dinosaurs. This unit includes facts on dinosaurs, a web chat, pictures and art galleries, and links to resources on the American Museum of Natural History's web site.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Illustrated Children's Books
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/wittfeld.htm
In this unit of study, students will research (online) the Caldecott Award as it relates to the visual arts; select and research a specific illustrator who has received a Caldecott Award and submit their findings using an online submission process; write and illustrate a book for a small child with a cultural connection; create decorated "paste papers" for use in creating book images in a collage process; and, manipulate created images using Adobe Photoshop software to develop pages.
Elementary

Foreign Language

Japanese Language Immersion at Home
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/ando.htm
My website helps students review and reinforce Japanese skills, and also allows their parents to learn the Japanese language and culture. The students have a chance to share and teach what they have learned via the Internet in the classroom.
High School

Business Careers, Social Studies

Global History

Habsburgs, Inc.
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/griffin.htm
This WebQuest is designed to help students understand and apply principles of organization and rule in current day businesses or organizations that can be gleaned from an examination of this dynasty. Students will gather Internet research about the Hapsburg Dynasty, then will take one of four roles as determined by the WebQuest. They will then evaluate the effect of the dynasty and apply the ruling principals and structure to a modern-day organization or business.
High School

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

Jewel of the Mississippi Delta
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/murray.htm
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