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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

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.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Journalism, Internet, Media Literacy, Visual Arts

A Day in the Life of...
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/solano/
This unit uses multi-disciplinary work to help students learn more about the professional world of sports medicine. Students conduct online research on sports medicine, contact professionals in the field, craft interview questions, engage in online discourse with these professionals, and create a brochure using information obtained from these interviews.

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Geography Habitats, Internet, Media Literacy

A Digital Family Tree Trip Through Time
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_RennyFong.htm
Students will learn more about their own histories by creating family trees, using on-line tools such as bubbl.us, an on-line timeline maker, and Google Earth along with other applications like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
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.
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.
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, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet

A Perfect Pet? A Research Based Project for Early Childhood Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_NancyVido_PerfectPet.htm
Students are required to complete a research based written report about their pet and to record an audio file of that report. These recorded audio reports will be uploaded to Voice Thread along with a photograph of themselves holding their pet.
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.
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

Writing

A Walk in Someone Else's Shoes
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/mcdonald.htm
Students utilize the Internet to harvest facts related to their topic on the plight of those less fortunate, and use an electronic worksheet for collection and to cite sources. They harvest appropriate graphics as well and the information and graphics are used to create a PowerPoint project for class presentation.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, American History, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

Age of Exploration: A Class Timeline
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/martha/martha_explorers_04/sb_explorer_mm_cover.htm
Students select an explorer who explored North America. They use the Internet to research the explorer, use an online timeline generator to create their own explorer timeline, and then work in groups to make posters that are displayed on a classroom timeline.
Elementary, 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.
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

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, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet

Amazing Asia
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_MaryKateBlakeman_AmazingAsia.htm
In this unit, students will learn how culture, geography, government and the people in various communities of Asia represent it as a whole. They will write in the first person and take on the role of someone in their chosen country.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science

Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Astronomy

An Alphabet Journey Through Space
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/sarago/sarago.htm
Students were asked to compile a list of space vocabulary words. They then researched the meaning of each word using Internet resources and designed a page for each letter of the alphabet, which included the meaning and related graphics which they imported from various Web sites.
High School

English Language Arts

Literature, Community Culture, Global History

An Incredible Journey: Exploring Brave New Worlds
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/janka/janka.htm
This project is designed to work in concert with Aldous Huxley's dystopic novel, Brave New World. This project provides students with the opportunity to express and explore what they have learned from Huxley's novel, their research, and their reflection on their own lives through the form of a research/literature-based creative writing assignment.
High School

English Language Arts, 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

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

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Animating Aesop's Fables
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_NancyCosta.htm
Using a variety of print and online resources, students will study the "fable" genre, with specific focus on Aesop's Fables. They will learn that a fable is a short story that teaches a lesson or moral. The second goal of this project is for students to develop technology skills in graphic programming which they will use to produce simple animations of their fables.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Literature, Non Fiction, Global History

Anne Frank WebQuest
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/annefrank52103170/introduction.html
deally, the class doing this webquest would have some prior knowledge of Anne Frank and WWII, for example, a class who are reading/have read the diary or are looking at the history of WWII in class. Most of the tasks involve interaction and group work.
Elementary

English Language Arts, 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.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy

Are You Presentable?
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MichaelDodes.htm
This unit focuses on developing the capacity for students to learn to present information in intriguing and precise ways using tools they already feel familiar with. Students will need to learn organizational, research, and presentation skills based around the analysis of a controversial topic. This unit teaches students not only to gather information and assemble it but how to be critical of the sources of information, gives purpose and an audience for that information, and then teaches them how to effectively deliver that information with no assumption made on student skills.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Sculpture, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Artful Installations: 3D Constructions
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/installations.htm
In this project, through a fun and focused environment, students use problem-solving skills, communication, and a diversity of tasks to create a three-dimensional version of a two-dimensional painting. Through the Internet, they visit the art collection of famous museums, and at www.vangoghmuseum.nl they access information on van Gogh and view a multimedia presentation of his most important works.
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.
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

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.
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

English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies

Literature, American History, Community Culture, Global History

Assimilation in America
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/gersh/gersh.htm
Throughout the semester, students read the novel The Joy Luck Club. Students had the opportunity to research the history of immigration in the United States, including specific individuals and the problems they faced during their assimilation process.
Middle School

English Language Arts

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing

Author Contract
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/bauer/
This unit allows students to research a favorite author using the Internet. The unit challenges students to read four books by the same author, examine issues of style and craft, and examines recurring themes in an author's work. Students are also required to write an imitation of their author, mimicking their particular style. As a culminating project, students create their own web page which explores their particular author.
Middle School

English Language Arts

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing

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

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Email, Internet

Author of the Week
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/hansen/stacey_authors/sb_stacy_author_cover.htm
The purpose of this project is to get young children excited about reading by letting them take the same book (of their choice) home each night to focus on it for one whole week! The project exposes students to a large number of books by the same author, which provides an opportunity for an in-depth study and appreciation of each author
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts

Reading Literacy, Writing

Authors and Letters
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/P_Lit-Authors-Letters/home.htm
This project is designed to support pupils in their work relating to the Year 3 narrative. This unit is designed in three phases, to be covered in three weeks.
Elementary

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, 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.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Internet

Blogging with Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/GrantTeachnet_PaulAllison_BloggingWithStudents.htm
High school students produce a class blog after researching a major news story. Students produce various kinds of writing in this unit: free writing, note-taking, telling a first-person narrative, creating a public document, and the retelling of events through a visual medium
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Blues Music
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Music-The%20Blues/Cross-Curricular%20Music%20Project.ppt
This project will look at blues music and the diversity within it, considering factors such as instrumentation, style and emotional response, and the technological, social and political influences that have shaped the genre.
Middle School

English Language Arts, ESL

Literature, Reading Literacy

Book of the Month - A Technology-Integrated Literacy Project
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/berkowitz/berkowitz.htm
This project is designed as a once-a-month activity to introduce students to a variety of genres, to promote note-taking and writing skills, to integrate technology, and to create multi-genre responses to literature using "Big Books." Students will use various graphic organizers to enhance pre-writing planning, and utilize the Internet as a research and publishing tool.
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.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs

Bubble and Boil, Rock, and Roll: Geoscience by Kids
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jeff/jeff_2004/sb_jf_geoscience.htm
The big idea of this unit is to give students the opportunity to do the kind of research, decision making, and implementation that teachers do for all important learning. This unit focuses on earthquakes and volcanoes.
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, 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.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, American History, Community Culture, Digital Media, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs

Celebrating Black History Month
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/blum/blum.htm
Students learned how use PowerPoint by creating their own presentations celebrating Black History Month. Students also learned how to use the Internet to conduct research and how to properly cite web pages in bibliographic form.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Celebrating Traditions: Honoring Our Ancestors
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/jessica_rivera_traditions_04_05/sb_jessica_traditions.htm
In this unit the students use the Internet to learn about several cultures' traditions for remembering their dead ancestors. The students then use different technologies to investigate and make a report on one of these traditions.
Elementary

English Language Arts, 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.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History,Drawing, Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Chasing Vermeer: A Da Vinci Code for Children
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/vermeer.htm
Through the use of technology and the Internet, students visit art collections throughout the world. They study 17th century Dutch genre painting and Vermeer the artist, and compare his works with those of his contemporaries.
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

English Language Arts, Mathematics

Reading Literacy, Writing, Geometry

Circumference and the Dragon of Pi
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/pie/pi_index.htm
This is a fun unit that ties in literature and mathematics. Using technology and the books Sir Cumference and the First Round Table and Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi, students will explore the concepts of circumference and pi.
Elementary

English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet

City Of Immigrants: Immigration to New York City
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_ElizabethGreenwood.htm
Lessons in "City of Immigrants" introduce second and third grade ELLs to primary documents, teaching them how to analyze photographs and texts within their historical context. The unit integrates multimedia technology, including interactive websites, digitized oral histories online, and documentary film. As a culminating project, students interview family members to compile their own immigration histories.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Writing, Internet

Classroom Hydroponics
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_RosePacifico_ClassroomHydroponics.htm
Students will learn the correct procedures for hydroponics gardening in the classroom. They will investigate a variety of media and by learning the characteristics of organisms and life cycles.Students will then design their floating stryrofoam raft.
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.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Claude Monet and his Friends and Followers
http://resources.teachnet.ie/cwinters/
Come and meet Claude Monet and his friends and those who were inspired by his work. Activities, lesson plans, interactive tours, and more will increase knowledge of this period in art.
Elementary

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

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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing,Botany, Geography Habitats

Cocoa-Choco-Late
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/linero.htm
This unit was created to motivate students with something they love, chocolate! The theme is launched with the reading of the story The Chocolate Touch. Students explore its history, how chocolate is made and how they, as concerned global citizens, can help stop the slavery of cacao plantations and farms.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet

College Research Skills: Evaluating Reliable Online Sources
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_SarahBessDworin_CollegeResearchSkillsEvaluatingReliableOnlineSources.htm
The project-driven unit of study in this proposal is designed for a senior seminar course in Public Art critique and creation. The course is designed to prepare high school seniors for the rigors of college discussion, research, and writing. Throughout the year, seniors study Public Art, meaning any artwork that is located in the public arena and is created to both reflect and shape public life. In addition to studying these works in a traditional art historical format, students also make their own artistic creations that they install in sites throughout the Bronx and New York City. The most exciting features of this project are: the emphasis on of student choice, the connection between writing about art and making art, and publicly sharing and publishing work online.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Com-Post With Us?
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/duarte2.htm
The purpose of this unit is to promote recycling of waste in order to make students aware of environmental needs facing our world today. Through the use of technology, field trips, and hands-on activities, students will become proactive in an environmental issue.
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, 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.

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

Creating an Online Graphic Story
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_BrentSackris.htm
Students spend several weeks reading and learning about the differences between the novel and graphic novel format. Building familiarity with graphic novels can entice some of the most reluctant readers without sacrificing a story that one can relate to and talk about. Graphic novel study helps to assuage the fear some struggling readers may have when they are asked to open up any novel for classroom lecture and discussion.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs

Creating Audio Content with Audacity
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-Audacity/audacity/index.htm
Over four lessons, this project aims to help students produce a radio advertisement using the free audio software "Audacity."
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet

Creating Multimedia Reviews with Glogster
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_AnneKornfeld1.htm
Glogster originated as an online poster maker. Now, students will be able to use it to create online reviews of books and films that utilize multimedia to review content. Students will be able to employ their creativity and reach a broad audience.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Creating 'Your Own Warhol' and Using Powerpoint to Display it!
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2009%20Projects/Art-Recreating_Warhol/recreating_warhol/index.htm
In this project,students create Warhol-esque imagery and set it within a PowerPoint presentation. Students used structured writing techniques and persuasive argument to compare the qualities of 'pop-art' images and the works of the 'Masters'.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Email, Internet, Software Programs

Database Work for Citizenship
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-Citizenship/school%20cultures/index.htm
This unit will enable students to communicate and discuss cultural differences with a partner school. All information will be entered in databases, the results graphed, and presentations made to the class.

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Deconstructing Sexual Harrassment
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_PhillipSeymour.htm
Students will engage in an exploration of sexual harassment to discover both Supreme Court and Federal Law dictates, and their implications for a high school setting. From this knowledge they will create social awareness PSA posters to be posted on the Internet and displayed in the school.
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, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Geometry, Community Culture, Internet

Design and Model Residential Community
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_YvonMilien.htm
In this Technical Science course, students will learn how to plan and design a detailed three-dimensional scale model of their own residential community. Students will come to understand the relationship between residential homes and the surrounding environment. This unit will help students understand that Mathematics, Geometry, Arts, Earth Science, and Social Studies are important tools for successful Architects and Engineers
High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Writing, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Desktop Publishing
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-DTP/desktop-publishing/index.htm
Students will proceed through the steps of identifying, analysing, designing, implementing and evaluating a document for publication.
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
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Internet

Digital Poetry
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_ConstanceKelly.htm
Students will listen to, read and recite poetry. They will then create their own poetry using technology. They will create their own poems which they will post on Wikispaces. Finally, they will evaluate each others poetry on the same Wikispace.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet

Digitizing Our 21st Century Identity
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_RosarioMiano.htm
The purpose of this project is to have students establish a "positive presence" online. It begins with the students gaining knowledge about themselves and then turning that knowledge into a digital story. This includes setting up a personal blog page and creating an introductory video on "who we are".
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies

Literature, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Discovering Identity through the Literature of Immigration
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/SocialStudies_Janiszewska_DiscoveringIdentity.htm
The unit explores personal and group identity through a lens that focuses on the literature produced by immigrants and those affected by immigration. It also delves into the essential questions of who builds American society and how the United States came to be, by engaging students in the listening, viewing, or reading of poems, stories, personal narratives, and supporting historical documents. The unit shows to the students that the phrase Everyone in America is an immigrant, which is often used anecdotally and dismissed quickly, is, in fact, a truism of sorts.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Don't Settle for a Byte. . . Get the Megabyte on Technology!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/sampedro4.htm
Students will learn how to use the most popular software programs today, all part of the Microsoft Office Suite-- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and FrontPage.
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.
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.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing

Dream Streets
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/dreamstreets.htm
Sixth grade students use web-based resources to learn the principles of drawing using one and two point perspective. Students view selected street scenes by Edward Hopper and postcards of Main Street USA in Disney, then write about and design their own "dream streets." The project culminates in an animated drawing of their own dream street accompanied by their writing which is published online.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Digital Media

edIT--Building Reflection Through HyperMedia
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jthreadgold/edIT
This project is an example of how video and hypertext can be combined to develop collaborative writing for pupils. It shows how these technologies can be used to deepen pupil understanding of writing as a process and not just a product. The aim of the project is to provide inspiration for educators as to how digital technology can be used to develop constructivist learning.
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.
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.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, ESL, Technology Media

Journalism, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

ESL News Press
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/cgersh/news.htm
The ESL News Press is a project where students develop and create a school newspaper. With the guidance of their teacher, they take on the roles of editors and news reporters, and are fully responsible for what topics/stories will be included in their newspaper.
Elementary

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

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture, Internet

Everybody Fiesta: A Unit on Hispanic Celebrations
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/sampedro5.htm
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. This unit offers a piñata full of activities that will help teachers focus attention on the contributions of people of Hispanic heritage to the history of the United States.
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.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Writing, Digital Media

Examining Our Lives Through Another Lens
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_JodieNewbery.htm
Students use photos to examine their own lives. They use the wide and tight capabilities of the camera lens to take a closer look at things they know well. They use their new knowledge to add details and enhanced descriptions, and use critical thinking skills to figure out clues and document their findings.
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.
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.
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.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Literature, Software Programs

Fairyland Art of A Midsummers Night's Dream
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_JosephZwerling.htm
Students study the play by Shakespeare, then research art of the Fairyland characters, primarily in the collections of Emory University and the Tate Museum in London. Students then match paintings to the actual quotes in the play, with act, scene, and line numbers, and develop that into a narrated slide show in PowerPoint.
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.

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Five Frames: Digital Storytelling with Stills
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_AnneKornfeld.htm
Using comics and graphic novels as a basis, students create a story that hones their skills by working within the structure of 5 frames. Students employ visual thinking to explain an idea. Finally, the 5-frame story provides an opportunity for students to use basic technology to create stories and have the ability to share and interact with a broad audience.
Middle School

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

Forensics 101
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/sedewitch/forensics.htm
This unit is an introduction to forensic science, and combines fun, hads-on activities with the application of skills from math, science, literacy, art, and technology. Students solve mysteries, learn about the work of forensic anthropologists, and the F.B.I. Students are already familiar with the many crime dramas and reality shows they see on television--these activities are fun for middle school students to explore in pairs and small groups.
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, 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.
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

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.
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.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts

Get a Job
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/job.htm
What does it take to get a job that will lead to a successful career path? This WebQuest helps students identify positions on the job market and career interests, and understand the application and interview process.
High School

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

Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Get Organized with Google Applications
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_AnneKornfeld2.htm
Students will gain an understanding of the power of the Google Applications as organizational tools to better facilitate time management and student achievement while utilizing state of the art Web 2.0 tools. Students will learn to set up Google/G-mail accounts, personalize their homepage (iGoogle) and toolbar, and use applications to fulfill assignments, collaborate with others in online editing, and keep online calendar(s).
High School

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.
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 , High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture

Good Advice: By Students, For Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_MerylMeisler_Fall07.htm
Students who are completing their first year at a new school create an illuminated manuscript--a handbook for incoming students. The students reflect on their first year. From their own experience, they give advice to the incoming students about how to be academically successful and enjoy their new school.

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Journalism, Writing, Earth Science, Internet

Google Docs, Jing & Peer Revisions
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_JenniferRygalski.htm
This unit can be used after students complete the first draft of any piece of writing. Students learn how to share documents using Google docs and the steps that are necessary for peer revision. Jing videos provide step by step instructions about specific editing steps to take before submitting the final draft of the paper.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Geography Habitats, Internet

Greetings from Snowdoria
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dhorgan/2005/
This is an account of life in Snowdoria, a fictional Alpine state. Using the format of an online book, pupils are asked to complete crossword puzzles, decipher mirror writing and even crack secret codes all based on their knowledge of life in Snowdoria
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Hands-on Digital Storytelling with Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MatthewValia.htm
This four-part lesson teaches students about plot as a literary concept and shows them how to use it as a framework when they are creating a story of their own. They will write their own story, sketch illustrations, color them in Photoshop and put everything together into a digital story show.
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.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Art History, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, American History, Community Culture

Harlem Renaissance Artists and Writers
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachNetGrant08_BethElstein.htm
Students read, analyze, and discuss poems and relate them to their own life experiences, as well as to what they have learned about the African American experience in their history classes. They write original poems about their own experiences, using the poems we have read as models.
Middle School , High School

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.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Reading Literacy

Help Save Wilbur
http://teachersnetwork.org/adaptors/reilly/reilly2.htm
I wanted my students to think more deeply about how to describe the qualities of the character Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. After reading through Stephen Manes’ Be A Perfect Person in Just Three Days lesson plan, I decided to modify his vocabulary lesson (#5).
Elementary

English Language Arts, 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

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Global History, Internet, Software Programs

Henry VIII and his six wives
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/P_History-Henry%20VIII/Henry%20viii/index.htm
In this project students find out about the Tudors through the story of Henry VIII's marriages.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Non Fiction

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

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

How geography influenced the development of the Western Hemisphere
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_ArgyrosDePietroKauffman.htm
Students spend several weeks studying the geography and physical features of the Western Hemisphere and exploring how the geography shaped the cultures and traditions of the people who lived there. They use maps, short informational texts, folk tales, the Internet, and other classroom resources to make inferences and develop critical thinking skills.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Media Literacy

If you like it so much why don't you blog about it?
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MichaelNappi.htm
This unit will engage students in the creation of book reports and book reviews. Students will build comprehension skills as they share their experience, understandings, and opinions of independent reading books. Students will post their reviews to a class blog. The blog posts will serve as way for their reviews to be shared with the world and will give a contextualized meaning to writing book reports and reviews.
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.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, American History, Internet

In their Own Words: the Slave Narratives
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/bryant.htm
In this unit, students learn about slavery through the actual words of former slaves. Using the slave narratives from the Library of Congress, students learn the structure of, and how to negotiate, an LOC database. They learn to identify, use, and evaluate primary sources.
Middle School

English Language Arts

Literature

Individuality vs. Conformity
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/butler.htm
This unit is centered on the reading of Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl. Students participate in numerous activities designed to spark their awareness of literature's ability to transcend the page and apply to one's own life experiences. By incorporating technology into this unit, students are exposed to resources relevant to them.
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.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts

Reading Literacy, Writing

Instructional Texts
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/P_Lit-Instructional_Text/index.htm
Over a period of five lessons in one week, students work through the activities and exercises that provide practice in using instructional text, while at the same time, revising verb tenses and using imperative commands.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing

Interactive Character Journals
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/earley/
Students create an online journal, or blog, through the voice of a literary character in the story the students are currently reading. During the unit, students will become familiar with the use of diaries as a means of personal expression. They will eventually assume the persona of a character in their story and create an online journal, which will be updated regularly as they read their novels.
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.
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.
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

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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

It's A Mystery To Me
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/mystery.htm
Who doesn't enjoy reading and trying to solve mystery stories! In this WebQuest unit, students become both mystery readers and writers.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Poetry Creative Writing

It's Rhyme Time
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_MaryJaneRochford.htm
Students verbalize an understanding of the themes, subjects, speakers, and inferences in the poems they hear. Students use verbal and physical signals to show that they recognize rhyming words and word family endings.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Internet, Software Programs

It's Written in the Stars!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/stars.htm
This unit on astrology attempts to familiarize students of elementary age with the science of astrology. It will explain what astrology is, the mythology associated with each sign, the signs of the Zodiac, the character traits associated with each sign, and related vocabulary. The children will create narrative accounts about their character traits, illustrate the constellation of each sign of the Zodiac, and write and illustrate their own creative myths about an original "Zodiac Sign".
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Internet

Jigsaw Class - Accelerated Learning
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/CC-Jigsaw/jigsaw/index.htm
A "jigsaw class" is split into small groups. Each group researches a topic based on one of the nine intelligences and imparts their knowledge to the rest of the class by way of presentations and interactive resources.
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.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Reading Literacy, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Journeying to Jo'Burg and Beyond
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/roytblat/roytblat.htm
Students read Journey to Jo'burg by Beverly Naidoo and through it explore social conditions that have existed in South Africa as well as other parts of the world. This exploration takes place through projections of Web sites that give wonderful overviews of South Africa,and a WebQuest that links to many great sites--including one where kids can listen to the various languages spoken in South Africa so that they can really understand and feel the novel, making it come alive.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts

Non Fiction, Writing

Kids News: An Online Blog for Kids by Kids
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_MeredithBroderick.htm
Students respond to posts, and we have 300 student pieces of writing on our blog presently. We also podcast our best pieces of writing, and have 15 podcasts. We are starting our own Kids news blog, which will be administered, edited, written, and completely created by students.
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

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 , 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.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Learning How We Learn
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_JoaquinLorenzo_KeriRodgers.htm
The goal of this project is to help students identify their own preferred learning and social interaction styles. Using the Paragon Learning Style Inventory (PLSI), students can begin to understand how they learn best, appreciate how others learn differently, and develop tools and strategies that will help them proactively problem-solve obstacles to their education.
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, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Learning to Learn
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-L2Lwebquest/index.htm
How do people know which learning style best suits them? This WebQuest explores mind mapping, learning styles and thinking hats.
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.
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.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

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

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Internet

Let's Explore Disney
http://resources.teachnet.ie/rward/letsexploredisney
This project uses the world of Disney as a theme in order to encourage pupils: - To access the Internet, to gather and collate relevant information - To do a cross-curricular study involving artwork, history, geography and creative writing - To build web pages based on both the information they have gathered and on their own creative work.
Elementary, Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Special Ed, Technology Media

Crafts, Writing, American History, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Let's Meet the Presidents
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/wilson/presidents.htm
This project incorporates Internet use, American history, and hand-made puppets, used to create student iMovies. First, children research the topic of an American president. They were encouraged to choose a president they had never heard of before, or one they wanted to learn more about.
Elementary

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

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet

Lewis and Clark Expedition
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/stephenson.htm
The students take a virtual cyber tour to learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition funded by Congress in 1803. Since this is the two hundredth anniversary of the expedition, the book Lewis and Clark On The Trail Of Discovery was read in the classroom.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Sculpture, Reading Literacy, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet

Life Sized New York City Landmarks
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_KristinCilento_LifeSizedNewYorkCityLandmarks.htm
Students learn about the history of New York City, landmarks and geography. This unit merges literacy, art and Social Studies together to give students an enriching learning experience. The culminating project for this unit requires the students to create life sized New York City Landmarks.
Elementary

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

Non Fiction, Writing, Internet

Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_JeffreyGross.htm
Students will develop both individual and collaborative research projects focusing on different animals. The students will research their chosen topic and then document their work by creating a detailed work of "non-fiction" art.
Elementary

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 , 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

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

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

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Little Scientists
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/garcia2.htm
This unit provides students the opportunity to investigate, explore and learn about science in fun and meaningful ways and then take this information to create technology rich projects.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History,Drawing, Sculpture, Writing, Email, Internet, Visual Arts

Looking at and Responding to Construction
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jroberts/2005/
This is a project that gives students a chance to tell us what they REALLY think about sculpture and buildings. They will respond in writing and various artistic forms.
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

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.
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 , 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

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Man's Best Friend
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/mgomez4.htm
This unit is designed to teach elementary students the responsibilities of owning a pet while encouraging students to acquire a greater respect for the intrinsic value and worth of animals.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Internet, Media Literacy

Mastering Print Literacy through Film and Media Literacy
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_KeithChristiansen_MasteringPrintLiteracy.htm
When watching TV or movies, students often have an almost instant understanding of plot, character, setting, genre and all of the literary elements that don't effectively translate to their understanding of texts. The goal of this unit is to effectively bridge that gap of understanding while building students confidence in their own ideas and expand their vocabulary to discuss these items. The goal of this unit is to expand students' understanding of story elements and to build their confidence in their own knowledge of these elements through the use of film and television.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Money, Internet

Math Matters
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_JeffreyGross_MathMatters.htm
Students explore mathematical concepts through hands-on activities and real life application. The students will use the internet to transfer, extend, and reinforce their day to day learning. Students meet core content strands within the New York State Math Standards.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics

Journalism, Writing, Algebra, Geometry, Numbers Statistics

Math News
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/LauraAnderson_MathNews.htm
Students will write news articles explaining mathematical concepts. Any topic taught can be converted into a verbal explanation or a creative story. By thinking and eventually writing about why they follow certain procedures, students enhance their understanding of basic operations.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Miss Nelson is Missing, Miss Nelson is Back
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/vasquez.htm
Students explore the fascinating world of "Miss Nelson Is Missing" and "Miss Nelson Is Back" in this exciting unit. The students participate in activities such as cause and effect, grammar (punctuation marks), compare and contrast, sequencing, comparing characters/recalling details, word processing and searching the Internet.
Elementary

English Language Arts, 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.
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

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Social Studies, Technology Media

Literature, Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media, Internet

Mother Goose Meets Project Wisdom Through Pod Casting
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_RosalieCooper_MotherGooseMeetsProjectWisdomThroughPodCasting.htm
Students learn how to form a pod cast through storyboarding by using a main theme. The main theme to this project is Project Wisdom/Character Education. Project Wisdom is part of the character education curriculum. The students put Mother Goose on trial for her abusive nursery rhymes to human and animal life. Each student examines a nursery rhyme of their choice, that is abusive. They must explain in the storyboard process why the nursery rhyme is abusive.
Middle School , 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.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts

Literature

Much Ado About Nothing
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Eng-Much_Ado_About_Nothing/index.htm
This project covers the Shakespeare play, and is also preparation for Key Stage 3 tests and is driven by a PowerPoint presentation and links to worksheets, activities, and revision exercises in Publisher and Word.
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, 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.
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

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

My Neighborhood: A WebQuest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/neighborhood.htm
In this WebQuest, students assume the role of tour guide and they research and present information about their neighborhood. Their task is to inform people about the sights and places to visit in their community by writing stories and creating maps, using photographs that they take on a tour of their neighborhood as motivation.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Scientific Method, Internet

My Science Fair
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/hamner/karen_hamner_science_fair/sb_karen_science_cover.htm
Students will become proficient at Web-based research as it relates to the scientific method. They will use photography, graphing and charting software, and drawings to produce illustrations of the scientific method and its processes.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Internet

Narrative Procedure Web Site
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/newbery
The aim of this project is for students to independently use the Internet, as well as identify the purpose and elements of a narrative procedure. After composing a how-to that is personally relevant, students choose a web page template, and publish their instructions. The class then shares their final pieces and are encouraged to use their web site as an instructional resource in the future.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Writing, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Narrative Writing for Publication
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/ckelleher/narrative.htm
Using a diary or journal format, students create a fictional narrative based on either a real individual or a character they create. They investigate parts of a story such as conflict, plot, resolution, falling action, etc., and then create a Microsoft Publisher webpage containing that account.
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.
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.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

Naturally Disastrous!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/disasters.htm
Naturally Disastrous is a WebQuest devoted to causes of natural disasters and how to survive one. Given that the world climate has changed due to recent disasters, this program addresses some student concerns about how these disasters happen, what to do if one occurs, and what preventive measures to take.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Biology, Geography Habitats

Non-Fiction Animal Picture Books
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/edelmann/edelmann.htm
In this unit, students will be studying non-fiction writing, as well as learning how to research a specific animal. By the end of the unit, students will be able to create a non-fiction picture book about their animal and share it with the class.
Elementary

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

Photography, Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet

NYC From A to Z
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_MichaelNappi_NYCFromAtoZ.htm
This unit will engage students in the creation of an ABC book about New York City. Students will build comprehension skills as they research, visit, photograph and document sites of interest and importance in NYC. The ABC book will give a contextualized purpose to field trips, show students the importance and historical significance of places in students communities and also serve as a motivation for students to read and write.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Writing, Botany, Scientific Method, Internet, Software Programs

Oaks N' Kids
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/squire/sue_squire_oaks/sb_oaks_ssq.htm
Students investigate the local oak community, use a variety of technological tools and develop an awareness of local environmental issues without leaving their school grounds. The study area, the school perimeter, is easily accessible and contains other interesting study specimens such as native plants and animals. In the computer lab students complete exercises, conduct oak research on the Internet, input data, create tables/graphs and complete PowerPoint activities.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Performing Arts, Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing

On my Honor Webquest
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_ClaireCasaccioTraceyButler.htm
This unit is centered on the reading of Marion Dane Bauer's Newbery award winning novel, On My Honor. Through participation in a variety of engaging learning activities, students arrive at a better understanding of the novel and its themes as a result of the relationship that is established between the reader and the text.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Software Programs

Once Upon a Time
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/garcia1.htm
Sharing stories and reading aloud to children is one of the most significant activities for building knowledge that is essential for achievement in reading. By means of this unit charming pigs, hens, goats, bears, mice, and others will attract your students into the magical world of reading and literature. Students will participate in engaging activities and will expand their vocabulary. Students will learn how oral sounds and print are associated.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Digital Media, Internet

Online Cookbook
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantsWinners/GrantTeachnet_OnlineCookBook.htm
Students will cook a recipe, take pictures of each ingredient and step, and post it in the form of an online cookbook. Students will learn how to read a recipe, cook, measure ingredients and operate cooking machinery. Students will also learn how to operate a digital camera and upload pictures onto a Web site or blog. Finally, teachers should incorporate a mini-lesson on kitchen safety into this lesson.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Open for Business: Get Ready for HS Internships
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/internship.htm
"Open For Business: Get Ready for HS Internships” gives the students the opportunity to discuss fears and expectations of the work world, and prepare themselves for internships.
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.
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

Writing, American History

Order in the Supreme Court
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/PatrickMcGillicuddy_OrderSupremeCourt.htm
Students reenact a Supreme Court case and then write a DBQ essay related to that court case. The Supreme Court reenactment helps students to remember the information about the period in great detail, to think critically about the debate over segregation, and at same time, practice the skills they need for the DBQ essay part of the test.
High School

English Language Arts, 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.
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.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs

Pandas, Flamingos and Blogs
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_BruceWilson_PandasFlamingosAndBlogs.htm
This science unit gives children an opportunity to observe and record animal behavior using web 2.0 technology through the use of blogs and webcams. Students record observed behavior on a daily basis in a blog. They then conduct research on the animal that they are observing. Finally, they make a digital picture book ab out their animal.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Reading Literacy

Peter the Butterfly
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/meschi.htm
Peter the Butterfly is an interdisciplinary unit on caterpillars and butterflies. Students enhance their reading and mathematical skills in symmetry; observe and discuss the stages of a butterfly; enhance their creative thinking and map skills; and identify cardinal directions.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Reading Literacy

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.
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

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Photoshop Figurative Language!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MatthewValia2.htm
This four part unit teaches students about figurative language and allows them to focus closely on the text of poetry by engaging them in a detailed artistic endeavor in Adobe Photoshop.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Drawing, Writing, Earth Science, Internet, Video, Visual Arts

Plants Talk Back!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MerylMeisler.htm
Middle School Earth Science students conduct hands on scientific study of plant life by growing Lima beans. In their digital art component, the students create animated movies with audio voice to their plant's needs, wants and desires.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics

Art History,Drawing, Graphic Arts, Writing, Geometry

Positive Perspectives Posters
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/meisler/perspective.htm
Positive Perspectives Posters motivates the entire school community. Students use one-point perspectives to create posters that are displayed in the hallways to lift teachers and students spirits and inspire them to always do their best.
Middle School

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

Internet, Media Literacy

Preparing for Disaster
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MerylMeisler2.htm
Inspired by a true Miracle On The Hudson,students teach their peers how to prevent and cope with disasters. Students create short films, animations and PSAs (public service announcements) that may prepare other for disasters they could face in their lifetime.
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, 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

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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Biology, Internet

Project RAID (Researching Animals In Danger)
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_RennyFong_ProjectRAID.htm
Students will use the internet to research about endangered species. Students will become experts on the selected animals and then report and present their findings to others through an informational flyer and a PowerPoint presentation.
Elementary

English Language Arts

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.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Internet

Read With Mrs.G.
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_StacyGrossbard.htm
Mrs. G constructed a wiki,which could be linked to her school website. She added hyperlinks of herself reading stories aloud from Teacher Tube. It allows children to always have access to their teacher reading them stories, particularly if no one else is available to read to them.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Crafts, Graphic Arts, Writing, Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Scientific Method

Recycle for Life: Science Through Art
http://teachersnetwork.org/impactii/profiles02_03/saturday.htm
Recycle for Life: Science Through Art educates and empowers children to make a difference by promoting environmental issues through art. Students draw conclusions and make comparisons from real-life data, and the art projects provide them with exciting hands-on experiences that stimulate comprehensive and informative nonfiction writing. During this inquiry based program, they discover the value of reducing waste and determine how to change wasteful behavior in school and at home.
High School

English Language Arts

Literature

Religious Themes in Shakespeare
http://resources.teachnet.ie/boregan/Shakespeare
This unit looks at the religious themes in a number of Shakespeare plays, including plays commonly studied in high school. The focus of this unit is on particular speeches that highlight key religious themes.
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.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Drawing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Researching Your Fashion Design Portfolio
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_BelindaDavid.htm
Students will learn how to incorporate researched details into original fashion design collections. Students will conduct online research on current fashion trends, a visual artist, the traditional cultural dress of a specific ethnic group and fabrics.This research will become the basis for a Fashion Design Portfolio.
High School

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.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media

Running Water
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_MerylMeisler.htm
Students learn about conserving and protecting one of the greatest natural resources and necessities of life: water.
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.
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.
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

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.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs

Setting Text to Music
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_EvaEgolf.htm
Students create original music compositions and incorporate original text. Students research the conventions of writing poetry and learn about form in music from online resources. When they create the songs, they use contemporary software and multitrack recording techniques.
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 , 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.
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).
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.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Global History, Internet, Media Literacy

Simulating World War I
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_PamelaAuCoin2.htm
In this unit,students begin discussing the causes of World War One: nationalism, competition for colonies, and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Each student is assigned a country to represent. These steps are simulated on their Ning pages, just as they would on their own facebook pages: students provide a description of their countries, the accomplishments and concerns of their nation-state, and their reactions to what is going on in the world. It is social networking, writ large.
High School

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.

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet

Slave Journals
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_ChristopherGill.htm
This unit will teach students some of the everyday struggles of slaves in the United States before the Civil War and creation of the 13th amendment. Using various online resources to find primary documents relating to slavery and the everyday lives of slaves, students will create a collection of journal entries about what their everyday lives would be like if they were slaves.
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.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science

Reading Literacy, Writing, Scientific Method

Soda Machines - Engineering and Inquiry
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jeff/sbsodaintro.htm
Students and teacher get to think through a "Black Box" situation, so science skills of observation, inference, questioning, and then creative problem solving all come into play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Reading Literacy

Stories for Year Two
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/P_Lit-Y2_Stories/Y2_Stories/index.htm
This unit of work comprises six one-hour lessons which can be taught consecutively or in two sets of three lessons. These lessons could form part of a longer unit of work on this theme or they could be the introduction to a unit on story writing.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Writing, Global History

Striving for Success: Creative Approaches to Mastering the Global History and Geography Regents Exam
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/MelissaStepanian_StrivingSuccess.htm
Using the Internet, students will research concepts geared toward key themes for thematic essays: human rights violations, imperialism, influential people of global history, and global problems in need of solutions.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, 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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Surfing the Net with Authors
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/pfau/petti_pfau_surfnet_04_05/sb_petti_surfnet_cover.htm
This is a unit involving three components: favorite authors, animal studies and early learning experiences with the computer/Internet. This unit engages primary students into experiencing a broader use of computers and the Internet while learning about identifiable authors and researching animal facts.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, ESL

Art History, Painting, Writing

Symbolism, Prepositions, and Description: The Art of Vanitas
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/Art_Kornfeld_Symbolism.htm
Students discover the world of the 16th and 17th century Dutch still-life painting known as vanitas. Through a variety of modalities, students use adjectives and prepositions in order to respond to and write descriptive sentences about the vanitas. They create their own personal vanitas with objects that are important to them.
High School

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.
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

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Non Fiction, Community Culture, Global History

Tell Me a Story: WORLD CAFE BOOK CLUB
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_KarenKliegman.htm
students read and share books from different cultures through author studies and book reviews. Students will brainstorm the meaning of "culture" and complete family trees to find out about their heritage. Students will be required to make inferences about their heritage and interpret stories from their own or other cultures.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Arithmetic, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts

The ABC's of Math
http://teachersnetwork.org/impactii/profiles02_03/sedewitch.htm
The ABCs of Math is an interdisciplinary program that develops childrens skills in reading and writing, increases their understanding of basic math concepts, allows for creativity, encourages cooperation, and improves skills in applications of technology.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Internet

The Adventure Begins!
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jlynch/2005/index.htm
The project centres on the historical figure Annie Moore, and brings together resources on the worldwide web about this ordinary girl who was plucked from obscurity as she passed through Ellis Island.
Elementary

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.
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.
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

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, 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.
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.
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.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Painting, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Visual Arts

The Creative Process
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/creativeprocess.htm
Students are lead, step by step, through the creative process using a creative writing assignment as the vehicle. They focus on how to come up with an initial idea, how to refine and flesh out the idea, and how to express meaning. This same process is then applied to making a visual work of art using collage as the medium, or creating a Web-based project.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Writing, American History, Global History

The Document-Based Question
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/lynch/
This six-day unit introduces students to the DBQ, or Document-Based Question, often stressed highly on standardized tests. Students learn the importance of primary sources, where to find them, access web resources for information, and learn the basics of writing a social studies essay response.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

The Emperor Penguin's Life Cycle
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/skalet/skalet.htm
Students will read the book The Emperor's Egg by Martin Jenkins and investigate a non-fiction book of their choice. They will utilize online graphic organizers, and use this information to create a PowerPoint presentation. Finally, they will read a fictional account of the same story -Solo by Paul Geragthy - and discovery literary elements which distinguish the two genres.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

The Great Chocolate Adventure
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-VLE%20Course/VLE%20Course/coursebookfiles/index.htm
Students will gather information about the pros and cons of chocolate, then design their particular campaign leaflet.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Internet

The Great Debate
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/eberkowitz/debate.htm
Students research the Internet for necessary information to prove their stance on a specific topic and apply the information to the arguments that they face in the debate arena. They actually learn how to “listen” to an opposing point of view and verbally react in a well- thought-out, incremental fashion.
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.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet, Media Literacy

The Lessons of Emmett Till
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/lbuskey/emmetttill.htm
This WebQuest is designed to take students on a journey into the darkness that is race prejudice and the often-violent means in which it is manifested. Students investigate the murder of a 14-year-old Chicago boy visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955. Emmett Till's lynching may be one of the most important moments in the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, ESL

Reading Literacy

The Making of a Reader: Helping Students to Become Lifelong Readers
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/ELA_Tureski_Making.htm
This project outlines the essential steps needed to begin the process of developing successful, independent readers. The focus is placed on helping students to establish reading habits while learning strategies to improve their reading comprehension and fluency.
High School

English Language Arts, ESL, Foreign Language, Social Studies, Technology Media

Journalism, Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Media Literacy

The Native Language and English Newspaper Project: Making a Difference in Our Communities
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/SocialStudies_BersonPirani_NativeLanguage.htm
In order to help their native language communities, students created bilingual newspapers replicating those from the Progressive Era, both in content and purpose. Furthermore, the newspaper was developed into an interdisciplinary project that includes articles from Chemistry, Art, Math, American Studies, and Government. Students produced an article from each class and then chose which articles to submit to the newspaper based upon community need.
High School

English Language Arts, 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.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Digital Media

The Podcasting Project
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_LisaParisiChristineSouthard.htm
This podcasting project unit is a culminating assignment for our five leveled reading groups. Each group is reading chapter books in the fantasy genre. As students finish, they use their notes from reading groups and Internet research to design a reading group web page amd an exciting podcast to showcase the book they have completed.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Internet

The Poetry Channel
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_CatherineArgyrosMoumoutji.htm
Students immersed themselves in poetry then, looked at life through the lens of a poet. They were able to explore ideas, feelings, topics, and types of poetry. Most importantly, students created poetry which held significant meaning in their own lives.
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, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet, Software Programs

The Road to the White House
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/whitehouse.htm
As they work in cooperative groups, students will find out who the presidential and vice presidential candidates are, what parties they represent, their biographies, and what issues they stand for. Students will then join the campaign trail and create a persuasive essay, political cartoon, campaign poster and campaign button to boost their candidate. Students will also take part in an online mock election and graph the class's election results.
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.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Reading Literacy, Biology

The Things that Make us Tick
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_EvaMorris.htm
Students use the Internet and a specific website to conduct research on the brain, the heart, and cells. While learning to locate and determine important information in expository text by recognizing signal words, they develop concept skills and think critically through discussions and sharing of information.
Elementary, 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

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

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.
High School

English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies

Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

The Waterfront Debate
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/SocialStudies_Davenport_Waterfront.htm
Students debate a resolution about a planned waterfront community from the point of view of various interest groups. Students have a "Town Meeting" in which members from each interest group debate their researched opinions for points. This project is especially great for English Language Learners who fear public speaking.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture

The World in a Bowl of Soup
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/mgomez1.htm
The intent of this project is to develop awareness that culture, geographic location affects the foods, and spices people use to cook at home, while providing useful lessons that allow students to understand the influences of various social values. The project does this through literature, internet access and the integration of multimedia.
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.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing,Botany, Internet, Software Programs

The World of Orchids
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/squire/sue_orchids2/sb_orchids_ssq.htm
Student investigate orchid care, propagation and orchid sales through Internet research and orchid industry contacts. Students will prepare a written report and an oral presentation to display findings.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics

Reading Literacy, Geometry

Things Are Shaping Up
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/olya/olya.htm
Using literature, hands-on materials, and the Internet, students discover the characteristics and names of various shapes. This is a good introduction to shapes, where students learn to identify, compare/contrast, and reproduce shapes.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, 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.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Internet, Visual Arts

Through the Looking-Glass Chess
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/chess.htm
This program invites students to explore the metaphor of chess while reading Lewis Carroll’s classic Through The Looking-Glass, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

To Game or Not to Game?
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_RennyFong_ToGameOrNotToGame.htm
This unit encourages students to evaluate what they are playing. Students will evaluate online educational games and write about what the objective of the games are, what the educational value of the games are, and look at the positives and negatives of the games. By the end of the unit, students should look at online content with a more critical eye.
Middle School

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

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing, American History, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Totem Transformations
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/totem.htm
The unit is introduced in the Humanities class, as students learn about the origins of Totems in Native American folklore. In the computer lab, students read Totem stories and explore the meaning and symbolism behind the myths using various Web sites. Students write their own myth and poems describing how each of them found their own totem anima. While writing and editing their stories and poetry in Humanities, the students are using their time in art class learning how to draw representational self-portraits using guidelines and proportion.
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, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

Tourism in South America
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_MaryKateBlakeman_TourismSouthAmerica.htm
Students will learn how culture, geography, and the people in various communities of South America represent it as a whole. # They will learn about the geographical features (land, climate, waterways, vegetation, wildlife) and the cultural features (sports, arts, music, food, dress, language, iconic places to see). Students will learn how to collect notes to develop persuasive writing for their brochure.
Elementary

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.
High School

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

Graphic Arts, Writing, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

Travel By Design Brochure Creation
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_AllisonChase_TravelByDesignBrochure.htm
Students serve as representatives for a small travel agency entitled Travel By Design. They create and design a travel brochure for the country assigned. The brochure will provide prospective travelers with information that will entice them to visit that country.
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.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts,Photography, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Tutorial: Creating a Collage
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/collage.htm
This tutorial shows students how to create an electronic photo collage. The students choose a subject matter that reflects their interests--it can pertain to school, the individual, family, or a specific event or events.

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media

Typography and Pictures Send a Message
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachNetGrant08_RosalieCooper.htm
Students create four pieces of poetry using typography and support them with four photographs. These photographs coincide with the poems and are altered in Photoshop to send a message to the reader.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Uncovering Personalities in Othello
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dgoldman/othello.htm
This unit is designed to enable students to gain a unique understanding of the characters in William Shakespeare's play Othello. Through a variety of activities, students learn that the major characters are not what they seem or present themselves to be. Activities consist of online research as well as deconstructing poetry, all for the purpose of gaining a greater insight into the characters.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Internet, Media Literacy

Understanding the Basics of Poetry
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dgoldman/poetry.htm
This is a unit designed to introduce students to the aspects of poetry they need to understand in order to successfully explicate a poem. The unit begins with a PowerPoint presentation that introduces poetic techniques and figurative language, rhyme and tone and theme. The types of poems explored are the ode, the villanelle, the sonnet and free verse.
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.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs, Video

Unlock Your Talent, Become a Movie Producer
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_IulianIrimina.htm
Grant: Students will spend several weeks creating a movie based on their favorite story/book scene. They will learn all aspects of creating a movie using a multitude of multimedia tools. Students will use pictures, sounds, text and a movie making software. This is a creative alternative to creating a book report or a literary essay based on a work of fiction.
Middle School

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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Email, Internet, Software Programs

Using Digital Tools and Epals to Improve Descriptive Language
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/sturgell/epalsproject/epals.htm
This unit will use digital imaging, collaboration and e-pals to teach and develop written language skills. Classroom e-pals will be the media used to introduce, develop and/or master simple paragraph and personal letter writing.
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
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".
High School

English Language Arts

Literature, Writing

Virtual Book Club
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_RosarioMiano.htm
The Virtual Book Club Unit is a way to have students collaborate, create and publish their projects, experiences and thoughts on a book that they have chosen as part of independent reading. Students utilize a variety of online technologies to reflect the work they cover in independent reading books. They will participate in conversational blogging, create a book/author website, publish a digital storyboard, and collaborate with each other using online peer editing tools.
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

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

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Video

Weather Report: Lessons in New Media and Social Networking
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_JoshuaGottesmann.htm
This unit will teach the students how to identify the weather through various means including the newspaper, weather web sites and personal observation and be able to communicate this information using videotape and uploading it to a video sharing Web site.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Geography Habitats, Internet

Weather Reporter
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2004%20Projects/Geography-Weather/index.htm
The aim of this site is to provide a set of teaching resources for geography teachers, focusing on weather symbols, understanding warm and cold fronts, using satellite images, and becoming a weather forecaster.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, 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.
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."
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, 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, Technology Media

Literature, Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

What's The Story? Library Lessons
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/mgomez2.htm
This unit is an integrated curriculum unit that focused on literature and information literacy skills. Students read a wide range of print and non-print material to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the culture of the United States and the world. Various genres, classic and contemporary are used in the lessons.
Elementary

English Language Arts, 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

Literature, Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing

When I Was Young in Brooklyn
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/clarke/clarke.htm
Students read several memoirs, including those by authors Patricia Polacco and Cynthia Rylant, before deciding on a model for their own memoir book. The project enabled the children to take a piece of writing from seed idea through drafting, editing, revising, and finally publishing a book.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs

Who Eats Whom? A Food Chain WebQuest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/foodchain.htm
Every living thing on Earth depends upon other living things in order to stay alive. Scientists have studied different habitats and found how animals and plants are linked in a "chain" of life. This WebQuest contains a series of activities based on the food chains that exist on an island in the South Pacific.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Journalism, Writing, Digital Media, Video

WikiJournalism
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_AndrewRavin.htm
Students will produce a short form news feature for a class online news magazine. The broadcast feature is based on a formal journalism research project, such as a feature article, subject profile, or news investigation. Students organize small groups around topics of interest, and they collect and analyze primary and secondary research for a formal written research paper. Student groups also film, edit, and produce a broadcast feature of their project.
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, 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.
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

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?
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Software Programs

Word Processing Resources
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jfarrell/2004
This site contains all the practical resources you need to teach word processing to children. This includes such areas as generic writing, poetry, editing, correcting, print awareness, etc. They are suitable for children from 2nd grade & upwards.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Internet

Working on the Novel, To Kill a Mockingbird
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gwalsh/2004
The purpose of this project is to allow students to gain a more extensive knowledge of Harper Lee’s novel through the use of the Internet. This unit hopes to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ in gathering together the best available websites on the novel and its author Harper Lee, in particular websites which are suitable for the students' grade level.
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.
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.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing

Writing a Book Review
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/torres/torres.htm
Children will learn about book reviews, research authors on the Web, then write, edit, publish, and share book reviews of their own. This project enables the children to see what others are writing about books, modeling the format that they will need to follow.
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.
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.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Internet

Writing Poetry in Middle School
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_VictoriaLowe.htm
This short unit teaches students to write various forms of poetry. The students learn to write poems using free verse and structured poems using rhyme scheme, quatrains, and repetition. The students will write diamante, quatrains,I AM, and two voice poems. The final product is a poetry book and a class publication of a self selected poem on a class site.

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.
High School

English Language Arts

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing

Writing Using Literary Elements
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/DeniseGoldman_Writing.htm
Although many teachers like to teach to the test, it really does not benefit the students. A unit like this allows students to learn about the various aspects of reading literature and understanding authors purpose.
Elementary

English Language Arts

Poetry Creative Writing

You Too Can Haiku
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/morris.htm
This thematic unit incorporates Social Studies, Math, Computer Science, Art, and English Language Arts. The students learn about the Japan’s culture, history, and location in relation to the United States. The students learn the characteristics of Haiku poetry and investigate syllabication.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

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

Young Designers Build the Web: Creating a Custom Digital Portfolio
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_IulianIrimina_YoungDesignersBuildTheWebCreatingACustomDigitalProtfolio.htm
This unit guides the students in creating a custom website where they will post their best work during a given period of time.
High School

English Language Arts, 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.
 
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