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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.

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, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Community Culture, Global History, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

A Journey to Africa: Art and Artifacts
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/rdonovan/africa.htm
This project enables students to conduct Internet research on African culture by reading about and selecting a piece of art they find intriguing. They examine features and collect facts in order to create a PowerPoint presentation. The students bookmark appropriate websites so they can describe the piece they have chosen (its materials and features) as well as talk about its function, and then explain why they have chosen it.
Elementary

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats

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

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.
High School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History

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

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History

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

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

A Study of States
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/forsberg/states.htm
Creating a state report is a time-honored tradition in school, but this unit attempts to make it a fresh project by incorporating the Internet and presenation software, such as Microsoft Publisher and Inspiration.
High School

ESL, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Earth Science, Geography Habitats, Internet

A Trip to a Plate Boundary!
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_KevinJackson.htm
This unit is designed to help students learn the geologic features that exist at the different types of plate boundaries.
Elementary

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats

A Trip to Budapest
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/budapest
Over a period of four weeks, in groups of five the children will organise a holiday for a family of four to Budapest. They will be using the computer skills they have already acquired to find websites.
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.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet

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

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats

A Visit to Ballina
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ehallinan
Ballina is one of the largest towns in County Mayo in the west of Ireland. This project allows people to visit and learn about the workings of the town via the Internet. The project is divided into five main subunits: People and Communities, Natural Environmental Features, Settlement and other buildings, People at Work and Transport and Communications.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet

A World of Maps
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dhorgan/2006
The World of Maps is an online resource for pupils hoping to develop and expand their knowledge of maps and mapping. In First Maps you will see some of the first maps drawn of Ireland and see how the map of Ireland has developed and become more accurate over the years. In Map Basics, you will learn about some of the basics of maps and mapping. The third section, Maps Today, gives an idea of what maps are used for and will also give you a chance to find your own street or town on an online map.
High School

ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Global History, Digital Media

Absolute Ruler Photo Album
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/SocialStudies_Hesseltine_AbsoluteRuler.htm
Students create a photo album that represents the legacy of an absolute ruler. In their albums they include a map, four photographs, a written description of each photograph, and a biography of their ruler. Each picture includes different objects that symbolize the importance in the monarchs reign. Students also include a glossary of terms that they have learned throughout the project.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

African Safari
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/mgil2.htm
Students will embark on a virtual safari of the African continent as an introduction to the people, animals, and geography of this vast continent rich in history and tradition. Using new technologies, students will research and create multimedia presentations representing all aspects of life on the African continent.
Elementary

Social Studies

Global History

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

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, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Software Programs

American History Through Architectural Masterpieces
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/kupfer/kupfer.htm
The aim of this learning experience is for students to learn about American history and culture through the study of selected American architectural works of art. Technology is integrated with social studies, language arts, math and architecture.
High School

Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Scientific Method, Geography Habitats

An Urban Field Study
http://resources.teachnet.ie/screagh
The project aims to introduce students to procedures used in collecting data for an urban fieldstudy and to provide students with a fast and effective way of presenting their results.
Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations

Ancient Egypt: Unearthing the Past
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/mgil.htm
This is a thematic unit that explores the mysteries and wonders of Ancient Egypt. The intent of this project is to transcend the barriers of classroom walls and step back to ancient times to a world filled with mystery, adventure, and wonders through the use of new technologies.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Global History, Digital Media, Video, Visual Arts

Ancient Greece for Primary Students
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/ancientgreece
We decided to explore the methodology of jigsaw grouping, with a desire to achieve a cooperative groupwork outcome while exploring a topic that would be accessible and enjoyable to students. The idea of using documentary as the communication forum in our webquest came from an understanding of contemporary children's interest in media forms.
Middle School , High School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Global History

Ancient River Civiliations Jigsaw PowerPoint
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_MorganHall.htm
Students find artifacts online that represent the different features of civilization for one of several ancient river civilizations (Egypt, Indus River and Yellow River). They upload an image of the artifact into a PowerPoint presentation, then type in their analysis of the artifact and how it reflects that aspect of civilization.
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

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Geography Habitats

Archaeology and Ancient Irleland
http://resources.teachnet.ie/anolan/
This project introduces students to the basic principals of archaeology as they proceed through four digs.
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.
Elementary

Mathematics, Social Studies

Money, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

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

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History, Software Programs

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

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, American History, Ancient Civilizations, Global History, Internet

Art as Social Record
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/aszeto/art.htm
Artistic products are important primary sources in studying about the past. Why was this artwork created? What can this piece of artwork tell us about its society? Historians and other academics conduct extensive research to answer these questions. With the use of technology, students are provided with easy access to artworks from different parts of the world.
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

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

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

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

English Language Arts, 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.
Elementary

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

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

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture

Aztecs: People of the Sun
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/mgil2.htm
Aztecs: People of the Sun is a thematic unit that traces the history and contributions of the Aztec people. Using new technologies, students research and create historical artifacts representing all aspects of Aztec culture.
Middle School

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Ballinrobe: A Century of Change
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gryder/ballinrobe
Through maps, postcards, and digital photos, students are asked to compare an Irish town in a before and after situation, become historians, and examine cultural change over time.
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

ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Email, Internet, Software Programs

Bringing Cultures Together
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/cgersh/culture.htm
Students participating in this international project are exposed to many different components of technology: research, blog writing, e-pals, and PowerPoint presentations.
High School

Social Studies

Community Culture

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

Social Studies, Technology Media

Global History, Internet, Software Programs

Captain Myles Keogh
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jfarrell/2005a/
In this project you will have a choice of assignments, ranging from creating a timeline to downloading resources for creating your own project on Captain Myles Keogh, one of Ireland's greatest forgotten heroes.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Drawing, American History

Causes of the American Revolution: Interpreting Political Cartoons
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/johnson.htm
Students analyze historical documents and interpret political cartoons from the American Revolutionary War period to determine the causes of the conflict. The students use higher-order thinking skills to determine if the information presented in the cartoons is accurate, what the colonists thought about the events of the period, and how political cartoons were used to inflame the citizens.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

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

Cave Painting in the I.C.E. Age
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/cave.htm
Students explore early human cave paintings in order to create their own faux cave paintings. An Early Humans task sheet guides them through a variety of rich Web sites covering cave paintings in France, Spain, and India as well as artifacts and digs in the U.S.
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

Social Studies

Global History

Celebrating Explorers
http://teachersnetwork.org/adaptors/reilly/reilly1.htm
Students interacted with laptop computers using Power Point and the internet in every lesson in this social studies unit on Explorers. During the sharing lessons, students learned to use an overhead LCD projector and the “slide show” features in Power Point.
Elementary

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 , Middle School

Social Studies

American History, Geography Habitats, Global History

Children of the Famine
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jstacey/2004
The project is a resource for pupils in 5th and 6th grades studying the Irish Great Famine. It is based on the story of a brother and sister growing up in rural Ireland in the pre-Famine years, their struggle for survival during the Famine, their journey on the emigrant ship “Dunbrody” to America to start a new life and their experiences in the New World.
Middle School

Foreign Language, Mathematics, Social Studies

Money, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Chile, Here We Come
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gwalsh
While using technology, students will employ a number of subjects in a cross curricular fashion Geography, History, Math, English, Spanish (optional) while researching Chile, South America. They will then use their new knowledge to create a slide show presentation with oral commentary to present to their classmates.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

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

China CultureQuest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/china/china.htm
Go on a dig with your students, using both digital tools and Chinese brushwork to learn about the art and culture of China. Students brainstorm topics they would like to research for a China CultureQuest report, collage, and Web page. Using Internet resources, they learn about Chinese brush painting, calligraphy, and names.
Elementary

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

China Travel Brochure
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/schneider/schneider.htm
In this unit, students will learn to use the Internet to conduct focused research on modern day China. The research will culminate in small groups publishing a two page travel brochure on the computer, which will advertise for people to come to China.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

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

Choose or Lose: the Electoral Process
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/election.htm
This program focuses on the election process, nationally and locally, and gives students the opportunity to talk with candidates in-person or via the Web. They gain insight into why people vote for a particular candidate, and learn the importance of statistics in the election process.
Elementary

Social Studies

Global History

Christopher Columbus Webquest
http://teachersnetwork.org/adaptors/taylsacr/columbus.htm
We wanted students to focus on life aboard a ship, what ships looked like and important instruments used for navigations. For step 1, students mostly read about Columbus. Step 2, we created the ship worksheets. For step 3, students wrote journal entries and the map worksheet to look at the map of Columbus’s first landing. When reading about Columbus and celestial we gave them the Astrolabe and compass worksheets.
Elementary

Social Studies

American History, Ancient Civilizations, Global History

Christopher Columbus WebQuest
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/christophercolumbus/
Through this WebQuest, children will be able to: Explore the background of Columbus and create a timeline; Design a model of one of Columbus' ships; Identify the cause and effect of Columbus' discovery of America; Examine the implications of the voyage for Native Indians.
Elementary

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

Social Studies, Technology Media

Global History, Software Programs

Classroom Teacher
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_AlisonGarfield.htm
Students learn to do research about a country and how and why its people have left it to come to America. Students produce a PowerPoint presentation with pictures, text, and even film clips and audio about the country they researched.
Elementary

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.
Middle School

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Community Culture

Collecting S.O.C.K.S.
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/rshaw/shaw.htm
Looking for ways to help protect the local watershed, the members of the Millennium Middle School Computer Club came up with S.O.C.K.S. (Student Oriented Conservation project for K-12 Students). The objective of the S.O.C.K.S. project was to develop an awareness of water as a finite resource.
Elementary

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

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

Health Phys Ed, Science, Social Studies

Community Culture

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

Social Studies, Technology Media

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

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

Business Careers, Mathematics, Social Studies

Money, Community Culture

Consumer Web-ucation
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tflynn/index.html
Students will be covering areas such as: being a good consumer, consumer awareness, laws, rights and protection as well as writing a letter of complaint. This unit encourages students to search and discover information for themselves rather than relying solely on the teacher.
Elementary

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

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

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

Biology, Community Culture, Internet

Courage Connection 2 Kids 4 Kids
http://bostonteachnet.org/vasallo/vasallo.htm
Students help children cope with extended hospital stays when they give helpful hints and exchange stories of personal courage. Helped by high school mentors, students write and post their personal stories on their own Courage Connections web page and share information on careers in health care with the school community.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Internet

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

ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Software Programs

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

Social Studies

Community Culture

Creating an Irish Children's Museum
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/childrensmuseum/
In this WebQuest, the pupils are asked to design a uniquely Irish children's museum. Each group has a different topic that they must investigate: Toys, Games, Music and School. Within each group they must create three displays; these combined will make up the Children's Museum.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Culture, Climate and Current Events
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bgoldstein/culture.htm
In this program, students choose a country and create a website about its culture, its geography and climate, and its current political and social events. They start by using Inspiration/Kidspiration software or a chalkboard to create a word splash to describe the word "culture". They do research via the Internet and by viewing printed information, encyclopedias, and video presentations.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Internet, Media Literacy

Cyber Quests
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/P_Lit-Cyber_Quests/Cyber_Quests/index.htm
Through the use of prepared worksheets, primary students are encourages to visit websites to appraise the content and to find the information required to answer pre-set questions on popular topics.
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.
Middle School

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Denudaton
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ajordan
This project deals with all the interconnected processes associated with denudation. Students research denudation by searching through the site, and will answer a short factual quiz as a culminating activity.
High School

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
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Botany, Earth Science, Community Culture

Developing Our School Garden
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pward/2004
This project outlines the educational opportunities provided by the development of a school garden. The students are provided with structured web research links. The process involves cross-curricular integration of environmental science, basic horticulture, and literacy, research skills and teamwork.
Elementary

Social Studies

American History, Geography Habitats

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

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Geography Habitats, Global History

Digging Into the Past
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jmclaughlin/digging.htm
This is a series of lessons on the study of the earth's past, specifically through the study of fossils. This unit reinforces research skills using the Internet, develops cooperation and individual responsibility, and reinforces social studies standards.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Biology, Ancient Civilizations

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

Social Studies, Special Ed

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

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Discover China WebQuest
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/discoverchina52109933
The children research various aspects of life in modern day China, culture, geography and use it to make presentations, dioramas, sketches, factfiles, and prepare Chinese food. It is done under the guise of arranging a party to welcome a new student from China to the class.
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.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Discovering Mexico
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/sarago/mexico.htm
Students created a list of topics and subtopics related to Mexico, this was created based on what the students thought was important to convey to the audience. This project is entirely student-driven and integrates literacy, writing, social studies and technology. This project contributes to student learning because it is high interest, standards based, integrates several curriculum areas and results in an exciting product that can be used again and again to reinforce essential learning.
High School

Social Studies

American History

Documenting U.S. History
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/AndySzeto_DocumentingUSHistory.htm
Students will collaborate to produce authentic products that will synthesize learning. Each hands-on learning activity challenges students to think critically using multiple disciplines such as language arts, technology, and creative arts.
High School

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, 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.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Community Culture

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

Social Studies

Community Culture

Edna's Life
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/CZ=Ednas_Life/index.htm
This project recounts the life and times of Edna Soerewijn, now 93, who describes her escapades as a young woman growing up in West London, and of her marriage to an accomplished young surgeon who became a secret agent in the 2nd World War.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Art History, Crafts, Painting, Writing, Ancient Civilizations

Egyptian Art: The Case of the Missing Mummy
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/egyptian.htm
Students will explore the art of Ancient Egypt and creatively design an Egyptian Mummy Case, using the art medium, papier-mâché.
Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations

Egyptian Expedition
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/pettersen.htm
As part of a curricular unit on ancient Egypt, students use the Internet, text resources, and word-processing skills to develop a research presentation on specified topics and a bibliography.
Middle School , High School

ESL, Mathematics, Social Studies

Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture

Election Project: Predicting Outcomes using Statistics
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/Math_Long_Election.htm
This unit teaches students about the basics of statistics using data from student opinions on everyday topics. These lessons are framed as practice for learning the math skills the students will need to predict the winner of the next U.S. presidential election. These predictions are based on students' use of measurements of central tendency and box-and-whisker plots to analyze surveyed responses about opinions on major election issues.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Global History, Digital Media

Enter Through the Form: Explore Japan Treasure Hunt
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/japan.htm
Get your passport ready--your class is about to go on a virtual treasure hunt to Japan! They will search the World Wide Web to find information about Japan's belief and value systems, festivals, architecture, landscape design, geography, and culture.
High School

Business Careers, Science, Social Studies

Biology,Botany, Earth Science, Community Culture

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

Social Studies

American History, Global History

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

Business Careers, Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

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

Social Studies, Technology Media

Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts

Explore or Compose a Digital Artifact Box
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jroberts/
This project is based on a program that comes from an actual exchange network run through the United States and Canada, whereby classrooms are partnered and send an actual box of clues to each other. The children then examine each of the artefacts received and research information about them which leads them to "solving" the mystery, or finding the location of the partner school.
High School

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Exploring Ecology
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mrogan/2004
With the use of technology, the purpose of this project for the student is to enhance an interest in and develop an appreciation of the nature and diversity of organisms in our local environment.
Elementary , Middle School

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Exploring the Everglades
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/riveram.htm
Exploring the Everglades has many lessons that can be used across the curriculum. Not only are students viewing the Everglades, they are developing opinions about the Everglades and its importance to the environment.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Global History, Internet, Software Programs

Exploring the Renaissance and Reformation
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jpettorino/webquest.htm
To what extent did the Northern Renaissance and Reformation affect Europe? To explore this topic, students are randomly divided into groups of three or four, with a group leader assigned by the teacher. They explore selected web site and prepare a PowerPoint presentation on their selected topic.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Global History, Digital Media, Internet

Exploring World Religions through Social Networking
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_KimHengen.htm
As a class, students will explore several major world religions in depth using primarily internet resources. Then, they will participate in a social networking project where they become not only mere recepticals of information, but invested learners.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Global History, Email

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

Social Studies

Geography Habitats

Finding Your Way Using Maps & Globes
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/degennaro/
This unit allows students to use technology to gain a better understanding of the different forms of maps and to understand the similarities and differences of maps and globes. Students map their classroom, finding out which direction is north, and complete a diagram of the room. Throughout this project, students will become aware of how to read maps and geographic terms.
Elementary

Social Studies

Geography Habitats

Finding Your Way Using Maps and Globes
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/degennaro/
This unit allows students to use technology to gain a better understanding of the different forms of maps and to understand the similarities and differences of maps and globes. Students map their classroom, finding out which direction is north, and complete a diagram of the room. Throughout this project, students will become aware of how to read maps and geographic terms.
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

Social Studies

Community Culture, Global History

Fun with Fair Trade
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachNetGrant08_LauraBerson.htm
Students spend about one week investigating fair trade through research, role playing, video, webquest, and a guest speaker. Then, in groups, they choose a medium through which to display an exhibit for the "Fair Trade Fair."
Elementary

Social Studies

American History

George vs. Abe
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_KristaAlbrecht.htm
The students learn about the lives and careers of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, The students must accurately recall facts learned in two online stories about Abe Lincoln and George Washington. They use analytical skills to compare and contrast information on the two presidents.
Middle School , High School

Music, Social Studies

Community Culture, Global History

Global Rap
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Music-Global_Rap/Global_rap/index.htm
This resource should strengthen understanding of the contextual importance of music making in different cultures. By working with a musical genre which is already part of their cultural world, we should be able to make classroom music more engaging for our students.
High School

Mathematics, Social Studies

Money, Geography Habitats, Global History

Globalization & Us
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachNetGrant08_ChristopherGill.htm
At the end of this unit, students will understand the positive and negative impacts of globalization. They learn and understand that it is a phenomenon that changes from day to day and plays a large role in all of our lives.
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.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Biology,Botany, American History, Internet, Software Programs

Goobers. Goobers? Goobers!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/linero2.htm
This unit will provide students with a chance to investigate the peanut scientifically. They will observe, taste, smell, feel, and grow peanuts. African American History will also be explored.
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.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies

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

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

ESL, Social Studies

American History

Government of the people, by the people and for the people
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/SocialStudies_Gill_Government.htm
Students learn how the Bill of Rights influences their everyday lives in America, and they analyze the role of government in the lives of its citizens and non-citizens.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Social Studies

Art History, Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Grandi Uomini della Storia Italiana
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dfarina/2006a/
This unit introduces students to famous Italians throughout history. Pages are written in both English and Italian, and can appeal to either a foreign language class or a history class.
Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations

Greek Gods Webquest
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_StaceyTarbell.htm
This project focuses on the gods and goddesses of Greek Mythology. The students will be assigned one of the major Olympian gods/goddesses in Greek Mythology. They will use "The Gods of Mt. Olympus" webquest as a guide for understanding the project requirements and to help with their research.
Middle School

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
High School

Business Careers, Social Studies

Global History

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

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

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

ESL, Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

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

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Historical Carlow: Digital Archive
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jfarrell/2006D/
The purpose of this project is to provide copyright free, good quality, digital images of some of the many historical sites to be found within a fifty kilometre radius of Carlow town, in Ireland.
Middle School , High School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

History School: A Learner's Resource
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mscully/
The main objectives of this site is to provide straight forward notes for students on various topics covered in the a history course and to also provide tests and presentations that can be used by teachers in the class room.
Elementary , Middle School , High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

History with ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/History-Using%20ICT/using%20ict%20for%20history/index.htm
This project explores the use of ICT in the history classroom - spreadsheets, databases, use of the Internet, PowerPoint and Word resources.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Photography, Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Human and Physical Coast Geography
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Geog-Coastal_Geography/index.htm
This resource, aimed primarily at Key Stage 4 (UK), but useful for other key stages is delivered primarily through PowerPoint, and links to a variety of student activities and relevant websites, and also the teacher's own photographs and diagrams.
High School

Social Studies

Global History

Human Rights: Europe, Environment & Government
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mmorgan/cspe
Through the use of interactive exercises this website reinforces many of the theoretical elements of Civic, Social and Political Education.
Elementary

Business Careers, Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Software Programs

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

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Literature, Writing, Biology, American History

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

English Language Arts, Social Studies, 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.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Global History

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

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

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

Invisible Workers
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/workers.htm
Invisible Workers gives students insight into the under-appreciated people whose jobs affect our everyday lives. The students interview people who work in a variety of fields and learn about the requirements, opportunities, and unique characteristics of their jobs.
Middle School

Social Studies

Community Culture, Global History

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

Social Studies

Global History

Irish Politics
http://resources.teachnet.ie/kvarley/2004
This project introduces students to the structure of Irish government and their rights and responsibilities of being a citizen.
Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Global History, Software Programs

Irish Roots: Digging up the Past
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gwalsh/gwalshroots
In this Webquest project pupils look for information on the Web. The objective for pupils is to find out about their family or clan name, its origins and its history, and the family coat of arms. Guided by the teacher, and facilitated by technology, pupils locate information sources, select factual material and present their findings to an audience of their peers.
Middle School , High School

Social Studies

Global History

Jack the Ripper
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Hist-Jack_the_Ripper/index.htm
For students studying a changing Britain in the late 1800s, this resource focuses on the circumstances leading to the rise of a monster like Jack the Ripper, his victims, and the suspects.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Music, Social Studies

Performing Arts, American History, Community Culture

Jazz
http://resources.teachnet.ie/amhiggins/teachjazz
Students will find out a little about Jazz, by completing a series of written, listening and research assignments. Through these tasks they will learn about the origins of Jazz, the main musical features of Jazz, some Jazz styles, instruments and musicians.
High School

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

Jewel of the Mississippi Delta
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/murray.htm
Our students created a website to deliver curriculum on the rich cultural, civic history of Mound Bayou, Mississippi, one of the first and only all black townships in America. Many materials created by the students are completely downloadable, found on this site, and are ready for use by other teachers.
High School

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.
Elementary

Social Studies

Geography Habitats, Global History

Journey to Japan-A WebQuest
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jlynch
Journey to Japan is an online learning resource, namely a WebQuest, which aims to give children a purpose and a structure while researching on the Internet. The children are given real-life roles and tasks to complete by asking them to produce a newspaper supplement based on a virtual journey to Japan.
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 , High School

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

Kids Thank A Veteran
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_CherieReid.htm
Children throughout the country will get a better understanding of our veterans, and every child that participates will hopefully develop a lifelong habit of thanking those who have served.
Middle School

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

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

Foreign Language, Social Studies

Community Culture

Laethanta Saoire
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mhearne/2006/index.htm
A series of exercises and activities to introduce and reinforce the vocabulary associated with Laethanta Saoire.
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

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Geography Habitats, Global History

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

Foreign Language, Social Studies

Community Culture

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

Social Studies, Technology Media

Global History, Digital Media, Video

Learning Global History Through Technology
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/MichaelKlein_LearningGlobal.htm
Given choices, students decide what themes in Global History they would like to explore. In teams, they write scripts and later create videos incorporating appropriate graphics.
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
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies

American History

Learning to Fly
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/learningtofly52109151
A celebration of the centenary of the first flight 1903-2003. This webquest primarily focuses on history and in particular the Wright brothers' epic first flight in Kitty Hawk in December 1903.
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 , Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Crafts, Performing Arts, Sculpture, American History, Video

Let's Meet the Presidents
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/wilson/presidents.htm
This project incorporates Internet use, American history, and hand-made puppets, used to create student iMovies. Students were encouraged to choose a president they had never heard of before, or one they wanted to learn more about, wrote a report on that president, crafted a puppet, and performed skits for the entire school.
Elementary

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

Social Studies, Special Ed

Geography Habitats

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

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.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Internet

Lincoln's Legacy- Then and Now
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_ChristopherGill_LincolnsLegacy-ThenAndNow.htm
he Lincoln's Legacy- Then and Now project/unit will focus students on researching and studying specific events during Lincoln 's lifetime and how he was perceived by the public. I find that many students (and Americans) have a historically inaccurate view of the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. This unit will attempt to bring out the misconceptions we all share about President Lincoln and his legacy. This project/unit will help students learn in great detail about some of the criticisms and endorsements that President Lincoln faced before, during and after his presidency.
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, 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.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Literature, Writing, American History

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

Social Studies

American History

Lyndon B. Johnson & Vietnam
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stonge/
In this unit, we examine the war through primary sources. Each part of the war outlined in the contents will have a brief historical background and there will be links to primary sources. To aid students there will be questions on each of the sources given.
High School

Social Studies

American History

Making Sense of Slavery
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/olson/
This unit is about reexamining the institution of slavery in the United States. An institution which has greatly influenced the development and present power dynamics of our country is still largely misunderstood by many in our nation. This unit provides students the opportunity to reexamine this institution with more depth in hopes of having a deeper understanding of it.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Graphic Arts, Community Culture

Manga Mania
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/manga.htm
Manga (pronounced "ma-n-ga") are Japanese graphic works that are somewhat similar to American comic books, although they go far beyond the boundaries of what Americans understand as "comics" or "cartoons." They provide a unique and valuable insight into Japanese society in a format that holds a great deal of interest for students.
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 , High School

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Photography, Geography Habitats

Map Skills for Geographers
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Geog-Map%20Skills/index.htm
This self-navigating project takes you through scale and distance, contours, grid references, and use of maps with photographs.

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Sculpture, Community Culture

Mask Making:Dogon Tribe
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2008%20Projects/Art-Mask_Making/Dogon_tribe/Project_outcomes.html
In this unit students explore the culture of the Dogon tribe in West Africa and investigate ceremonial mask and costume making. They use this information to develop independent skills at researching, developing their own ideas, making a mask and evaluating the outcome
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Sculpture, Community Culture

Mask Making:Dogon Tribe
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2008%20Projects/Art-Mask_Making/Dogon_tribe/Project_outcomes.html
In this unit students explore the culture of the Dogon tribe in West Africa and investigate ceremonial mask and costume making. They use this information to develop independent skills at researching, developing their own ideas, making a mask and evaluating the outcome
Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Global History

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

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture, Global History

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

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

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

Social Studies

American History, Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

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

English Language Arts, 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.

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Graphic Arts, Geography Habitats, Global History

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

Foreign Language, Social Studies, Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Video

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

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats

On the Move
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/onthemove/
Our webquest is designed for use in 3rd & 4th grades. The topic chosen comes under the strand of Human environments and people living and working in the local area and people living and working in a contrasting part of Ireland.
High School

Social Studies

Global History

On the Trail of the Easter Rising of 1916
http://resources.teachnet.ie/eorourke
This unit will aid students' understanding of the Easter Rising of 1916. It reflects political developments up to 1916 and shows how the uprising had a major impact on political change in Ireland in successive years.
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.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Software Programs, Visual Arts

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

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats

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

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations

Our Viking Settlement
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pward/vikingsettlement
The aim of this project is to develop an understanding of daily life in a Viking settlement, through active learning.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Our World
http://resources.teachnet.ie/clane/2006
As a multicultural society it is becoming increasingly important for us as teachers to develop a sense of multicultural awareness in our students. It is our job as teachers to prepare our students for the real world, and the real world is a multicultural one. On this page you will find tips on how to create a multicultural classroom.
Middle School

Social Studies

Community Culture

People of Faith
http://resources.teachnet.ie/fwilliams/2006/
This project introduces students to the lives of famous people of the major world religious traditions.
Elementary

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Places of the Past and Present
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/morris/
In this unit, the Internet is used as an interactive resource to gain information on the topics of immigration, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. This unit reinforces accountable talk and working cooperatively with others while supporting the content areas of Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Communication Studies.
Elementary

Mathematics, Social Studies

Accounting, Arithmetic, Money, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

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

Music, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Digital Media

Podcasting in the Classroom
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/GrantTeachnet_RianWilkinson_PostcastingInTheClassroom.htm
This project was designed to be a culminating activity for a 9th grade Music History unit covering popular music in America during the 1930s. Student podcasts are created through the use of images, sound bytes, written information, and multimedia.
Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations

Prehistory Web Quest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/mcnamara.htm
This WebQuest is a research-based project on pre-history. Students are in groups of five and each researches one specific hominid in the evolutionary line. They learn about lifestyles, achievements, and development; how geography and climate contributed to all three; and probable causes for their eventual extinction.
High School

Social Studies, Special Ed

American History, Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

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

Social Studies

American History

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

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Drawing, Geography Habitats

Primary Map Skills
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/P_Geog-Mapping _Skills_Y6/Bridgeindex.html
This resource has been produced for students to explore the reason for maps, the use of compasses, and the employment of scale to draw maps of their classrooms.
Middle School , High School

Social Studies

Global History

Protest and Reform
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Hist-Protest_Reform/index.htm
This resource covers five lessons surrounding protest and reform in Industrial Britain. The lessons and activities are designed to be used in the Key Stage 3 (UK) history classroom.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Botany, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

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

Fine Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

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

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

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet

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

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Crafts, Sculpture, American History, Community Culture

Recreating New York
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_IreneVelazquez.htm
Students create small replicas of the places in New York City that they studied. The students gain knowledge on the Internet and the different types of information they can find, such as text and images. Students will be able to apply this knowledge to all academic areas and future research projects.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History

Religion and Beliefs of Dublin
http://resources.teachnet.ie/joconnell/overview.htm
This project guides teachers and students in an exploration of some of the religions and beliefs of Ireland and religions around the world. This project goes a long way to contributing to an increased awareness and appreciation of diversity.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Biology,Botany, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

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

Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media

Internet

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

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

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

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Scientific Method, Geography Habitats

River Field Studies
http://resources.teachnet.ie/abrennan
This Website is designed as a template to provide both teachers and students with a clearly defined structure and direction for the theoretical and empirical work involved in Geographical Investigation / fieldwork.

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Global History, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

Roaming Rome
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_PamelaAuCoin.htm
Students identify the major artistic and architectural Roman achievements, and select those they would like to incorporate in their own tours of Rome. They design their tours, which feature their selected sites.
Middle School , High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Global History, Internet

Sacred Places, Sacred Spaces
http://resources.teachnet.ie/fwilliams/2005/
Students will travel around the world learning about sacred places, times, and rituals within Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Biology, Community Culture

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

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

SIM Ecosystem
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/assembly
This unit features studnets creating their own ecosystem based on their knowledge of ecology and their own imagination. The hands-on approach featured here ensures that students have a working knowledge of the various components of an ecosystem, while applying that knowledge to something they create.
High School

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.

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 , High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Slavery in America During the Civil War
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/settenheim/civilwar.htm
This unit involves studying a person who was a slave in America at the time of the Civil War through the American Slave Narratives published online by the Library of Congress. Each student chooses a person, copies and pastes quotes into an Inspiration Web, and exports it to a web page.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Social Issues and Family Life WebQuest
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ktinnelly/2005/index.html
This WebQuest addresses relevant principles, terminology and concepts of family life in Ireland today.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Social Studies

Numbers Statistics, Ancient Civilizations, Global History

Solve the DaVinci Code
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jroberts/2006
This project asks students to use mathematical skills to solve codes and recognize patterns. It was designed as an interdisciplinary project to align with students studying the Renaissance and Leonardo DaVinci. Animations and puzzles are embedded into to the unit for a sense of fun and adventure.
Middle School , High School

ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Visual Arts

Speak Truth to Power: Encouraging Activism in our Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/SocialStudies_Mann_SpeakTruth.htm
In this unit, students explore what it means to be an upstander or activist for social change. They learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and about remarkable individuals who are fighting to ensure these rights for citizens all over the world. They then create brochures on how to become an activist, incorporating their research on the human rights activists we studied.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

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

Splendid China
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/mgil.htm
Splendid China is a multicultural unit that explores the splendor and beauty of China. Through using new technologies, students will explore the country of the China as an introduction to the people, animals, and geography of this vast continent rich in history and tradition.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Journalism, American History, Digital Media, Visual Arts

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

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Software Programs, Video

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

Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies

Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

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

Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Scientific Method, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

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

Mathematics, Social Studies

Community Culture

Teenagers, Education and New York City
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/GothamGazette_MarisaLaks.htm
Students often ask why they study mathematics since it doesn't feel relevant. This project helps students see how math is used in their daily lives.
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

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.
Middle School

Social Studies

Community Culture, Global History

The Age of the Machine
http://resources.teachnet.ie/moshea/
This webquest asks student to examine Great Britain's role in the industrial revolution, as well as the positive and negative effects of industrialization in the 1800s.
Middle School

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

The Amazing Wonders of Social Studies
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/gabbert/gabbert.htm
The project aims to give students an understanding of what social studies is and why they study it through a series of activities that allows them to experience some of the jobs of a social scientist. Students will research, write, and observe Internet sources throughout the course of the unit.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

The American Revolution
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jheffernan/2005/index.htm
This web site is a portal of resources that will enable a teacher to utilise various technology tools to teach students about the American Revolution.
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

Social Studies

American History

The Brady Chronicles: A Digital Story
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/pisafrer.htm
This lesson is a collaborative project between the fifth grade social studies teacher, the school library media specialist, and the computer lab teaching assistant. It is designed in conjunction with the fifth grade social studies curriculum and the study of the Civil War.
Middle School

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.
High School

Science, Social Studies

Scientific Method, Community Culture

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

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 , Middle School

Social Studies

Community Culture, Global History

The Good Old Days
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jstacey
This project is designed for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to help them find out and understand what life was like when their grandparents and great-grandparents were young. The aim is to show that every place has a rich past and to develop an appreciation of, and empathy with, the ways in which peoples lives changed in the 20th century.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

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

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations

The History of Ancient Egypt
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dmcdonnell/Egypt
This project is a comprehensive unit covering a wide range of topics all dealing with the ancient civilization and history of Ancient Egypt.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies

Community Culture

The History of Halloween
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/halloween
This WebQuest examines many of the traditions, superstitions, and history of the Halloween celebration.
High School

Social Studies

Community Culture, Global History

The Holocaust
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Hist-The_Holocaust/index.htm
These lessons look at the causes of the Holocaust and whether it was a new phenomenon in Nazi Germany. This unit also explores how the Nazi treatment of racial minority groups escalated from 1933 and why German people did not intervene to stop the beginnings of a holocaust.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Internet

The Inca People of South America
http://resources.teachnet.ie/cnídheaghaidh/2005/index.html
This is a WebQuest in which students assume the role of a tv production team to explore the Inca culture.
Elementary

Social Studies

Community Culture, Global History

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

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations, Geography Habitats, Global History

The Mystery of Exploration
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/frerichs.htm
The purpose of this lesson is to expand student understanding of the history of European exploration of North America and to introduce students to basic research techniques. In this WebQuest, students are challenged to put themselves in the role of one explorer. Each role play will require the student to look at the unanswered questions that were left by previous explorations and how their explorer helped solve the problem.
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.
Middle School , High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Digital Media, Video

The Other Roman Empire
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_JohnPettorino.htm
Students create a 5 - 10 minute news show about an emperor. This is recorded onto a DVD and shown to the class. Students can vary the program: talk show, investigative reporters in field, CNN-type or political talking heads.
High School

Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies

Art History, Scientific Method, Community Culture, Global History

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

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.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Media Literacy

The School Roadshow
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_MikeFrerichs.htm
This lesson uses episodes from PBS Antiques Roadshow Website to stimulate student interest in primary sources. The purpose is to show students how experts use primary sources to gain an understanding of history. Students will learn methods for examining primary sources by watching experts on the PBS Antiques Roadshow Website.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Internet

The Sociology of Power and Politics
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Sociology-Politics/sociology-politics/index.htm
These pages are designed as a distance learning resource for students studying sociology. The format includes web pages, PowerPoint presentations, reinforcement cloze activities, and interactive factual recall tests.
Elementary

Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet

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

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Software Programs

The Story of My Life: Tapping into the Experiences of Senior Citizens
http://bostonteachnet.org/levy/levy.htm
Middle schoolers partner with senior citizens at a local rehabilitation center. Through casual talk and structured interviews, students tap into the wealth of their senior pals' experiences. They write descriptive essays and narratives based on conversations with relatives or their new senior partners.
Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

The Time of Our Lives: Weaving the Generations
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/time.htm
Your students will have the time of their lives "talking 'bout" the generations. Each student interviews an elder person and a peer (or themselves), and imagines the future as they expound upon significant events and people that shape each generation. They develop technology skills and bridge the generation gap as they interview one another, their teachers, and the extended school family.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies

American History, Ancient Civilizations

The Trail of Tears
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_TaraSottnik.htm
The students are assigned to a collaborative learning group to research different facets of the Cherokee Indians, including their removal, known as the Trail of Tears, and present their findings using a multimedia presentation format.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Biology, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

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

Social Studies

Geography Habitats, Global History

The Voyage Begins...
http://resources.teachnet.ie/anolan/2006/
This project centers on the historical figure Tom Crean, and brings together resources on the worldwide web about this ordinary man who became on of the most extraordinary explorers of the Antarctica. The children start by reading about the story of Tom Crean and from this start to examine wider issues such as life in Ireland during the 19th century, and intercontinental exploration during the century
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, 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.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Geography Habitats, Internet

There's a Hurricane Out There
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/hurricane.htm
What causes hurricanes to form? Why are there so many hurricanes in some years and far fewer in other years? Why are some areas in the world more likely to have a hurricane than others? These and other questions are explored via online research in this WebQuest.
Elementary

Social Studies

Global History

Through the Looking Glass: Life in Colonial Times
http://teachersnetwork.org/adaptors/taylsacr/colonial.htm
We created several worksheets and homework sheets for students to copy research information from the websites. We read A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple as a shared reading. We did a historical fiction unit in book clubs where the students read Dear America and My America books. We watched video clips on the laptops. We also read the New York Studies Weekly, a student newspaper.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

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

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

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

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

Social Studies

Geography Habitats, Global History

Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ffleming/teachnet2006/pages/index.htm
This unit features a biographical exploration of an Irish explorer, Tom Crean. The project includes digital photos, activities, and external web links for extended information.
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, 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.
Middle School

Social Studies

American History, Community Culture

Tours R Us: History Comes Alive
http://bostonteachnet.org/hyder/hyder.htm
Tours R US promotes U.S. history in middle schoolers' own backyard. TOURS R US lets children take ownership of their communities and feel a sense of belonging and contributing. If you're looking for ways to relate history to students' lives, this is it.
High School

Business Careers, Foreign Language, Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Travaillons a Paris
http://resources.teachnet.ie/amhiggins/travaillons/
This project was designed for advanced students of the French language who want to prepare for a working holiday in France. There are pages written in both French and English.
High School

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.
Middle School

Social Studies

Geography Habitats, Global History

Trip Planner WebQuest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/reed.htm
At the core of the Quest is a research paper focusing on a foreign country. This unit was developed to introduce students to research and incorporate realism to raise their level of excitement and involvement.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Software Programs

U.S. Presidential History
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/hechavarriaj.htm
Students will journey through U.S. history exploring past and current presidents. The students will be able to understand the structure, functions, and purposes of government and how the principles and values of American democracy are reflected in American constitutional government.
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

Social Studies, Technology Media

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

US-Japan Internet Collaboration
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sherzog/herzog.htm
The Fulbright Memorial Fund Teachers Program enables teachers to visit Japan and learn about its culture and educational system. Participants are then eligible to have their school join the Master Teacher Program, which matches U.S. and Japanese schools for a year-long collaboration. In-person teacher visits to the partner schools are followed by joint activities and Internet communications.
High School

ESL, Social Studies

American History

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

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

Art History, Painting, Internet, Software Programs, Video

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

Social Studies

American History, Global History

Votes for Women!
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Hist-Votes_for_Woman/index.htm
This resource covers six lessons on the suffragette movement, focusing on its key players and providing sources of research material surrounding their cause.
High School

Social Studies, Special Ed

American History, Community Culture

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

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

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

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Graphic Arts, Community Culture

Welcome to the World of Color Webquest
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_MaryKohmuench.htm
This web quest is designed as an advanced set of lessons in the study of color. Students will have the opportunity to test their knowledge of color and do extensive research on a specific color that they will present using Microsoft PowerPoint or in the form of a movie or in the form of a brochure saved in pdf format to the class.
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

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

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

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Literature, Writing, Community Culture

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

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Internet, Software Programs

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

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

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

Social Studies, Technology Media

Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

Where in the World is . . .? Mr. Panda
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/mgil2.htm
Using new technologies, students will research and create computer generated projects that reflect an appreciation for our global society, and a deeper cultural awareness.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Internet

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/mgomez3.htm
This unit is designed to teach elementary students background knowledge about fire, its use and its dangers. The lessons discuss fire safety, family escape plan, smoke alarm, and potential fire hazards at home.
Middle School

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Where Would You Like to Live? A WebQuest on Biomes
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/carroll.htm
Using the WebQuest design, students must research one of the six main biomes of the world. They must construct a brochure about that biome using a cooperative group with an assigned project activity relating to their biome per individual student.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Social Studies

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

Business Careers, Social Studies

Community Culture

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

Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs

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

Business Careers, Science, Social Studies

Chemistry, Earth Science, Community Culture

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

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

Mathematics, Social Studies

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

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, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Software Programs, Video, Visual Arts

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

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

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.

Social Studies

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Zoltan Zinn Collis
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jfarrell/2006Z/
This unit is a record of a visit by Holocaust survivor, Zoltan-Zinn Collis to a school in Ireland. Zoltan spoke to the class concerning his horrific experiences as a child in Belsen Concentration camp. He spoke also of his life in Ireland and the continuing impact Belsen has had on his life. Audio and video clips of the talk are available for download from this web site.
 
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