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Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of Chicago

Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of Chicago

Create your own tour of the architectural landmarks in Chicago! Students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Chicago, Illinois and the individuals who created them as they research and then create a tour using Google Tour Builder to showcase their information along with pictures, videos and maps. Included with the lesson are student expectations, grading rubric and a tutorial for Google Tour Builder (a free, Web 2.0 tool that does not require download). For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Google Tour Builder Getting Started Tutorial
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Architectural Landmarks in New Orleans - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in New Orleans - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in New Orleans and the individuals who created them. Students choose the landmarks they will research and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a newspaper using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric
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Architectural Landmarks in Santa Fe - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in Santa Fe - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the individuals who created them. Students choose the landmarks they will research and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a newspaper using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric
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Architectural Landmarks in Detroit - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in Detroit - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Detroit, Michigan and the individuals who created them. Students choose the landmarks they will research and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a newspaper using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric
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Architectural Landmarks in Philadelphia - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in Philadelphia - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the individuals who created them. Students choose the landmarks they will research and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a newspaper using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric
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Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of Boston

Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of Boston

Create your own tour of the architectural landmarks in Boston! Students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Boston, Massachusetts and the individuals who created them as they research and then create a tour using Google Tour Builder to showcase their information along with pictures, videos and maps. Included with the lesson are student expectations, grading rubric and a tutorial for Google Tour Builder (a free, Web 2.0 tool that does not require download). For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Google Tour Builder Getting Started Tutorial
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Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of Dallas

Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of Dallas

Create your own tour of the architectural landmarks in Dallas! Students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Dallas, Texas and the individuals who created them as they research and then create a tour using Google Tour Builder to showcase their information along with pictures, videos and maps. Included with the lesson are student expectations, grading rubric and a tutorial for Google Tour Builder (a free, Web 2.0 tool that does not require download). For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Google Tour Builder Getting Started Tutorial
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Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of Washington, DC

Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of Washington, DC

Create your own tour of the architectural landmarks in Washington, DC! Students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Washington, DC and the individuals who created them as they research and then create a tour using Google Tour Builder to showcase their information along with pictures, videos and maps. Included with the lesson are student expectations, grading rubric and a tutorial for Google Tour Builder (a free, Web 2.0 tool that does not require download). For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Google Tour Builder Getting Started Tutorial
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Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of New York City

Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of New York City

Create your own tour of the architectural landmarks in New York City! Students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in New York City and the individuals who created them as they research and then create a tour using Google Tour Builder to showcase their information along with pictures, videos and maps. Included with the lesson are student expectations, grading rubric and a tutorial for Google Tour Builder (a free, Web 2.0 tool that does not require download). For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Google Tour Builder Getting Started Tutorial
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Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of San Francisco

Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of San Francisco

Create your own tour of the architectural landmarks in San Francisco! Students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in San Francisco, California and the individuals who created them as they research and then create a tour using Google Tour Builder to showcase their information along with pictures, videos and maps. Included with the lesson are student expectations, grading rubric and a tutorial for Google Tour Builder (a free, Web 2.0 tool that does not require download). For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Google Tour Builder Getting Started Tutorial
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Design and Build a Cruise Ship - STEM and Engineering Group Project

Design and Build a Cruise Ship - STEM and Engineering Group Project

This project lets students learn about the engineering and design of ocean liners and cruise ships as they research and design one with their team. After introducing the lesson with a short video (link included in resources), students work with their team to research information about the design and engineering involved in ship building from early times, including the Titanic, through the modern cruise ships of today. Then, they brainstorm together to determine what features they would include in their own “ship of dreams”. Next, they plan their design and create their own modern cruise ship to scale in Sketchup (a free CAD software program, download available at: https://www.sketchup.com/download ). Finally, they build a model of their ship using recycled materials, following the Engineering Design Process with their team. After completing their ship, students present their project to the class and explain their design choices. Finally, students reflect on and summarize their learning with short answers to questions about the experience and what they learned. This lesson was created for 7th and 8th grade, but could also be used successfully in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Team Sign Up Sheet • Team Planning Sheet • Ship Engineering & Design Research Project – Student Questions and Answer Key (editable digital and print versions) • Ship Design in Sketchup Project - Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Ship Building Project – Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Engineering Design Process Planning Sheet (editable digital and print versions) • Reflection Questions (editable digital and print versions)
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Design and Build a Hotel - STEM, Engineering and Math Group Project

Design and Build a Hotel - STEM, Engineering and Math Group Project

about the engineering and design of hotels as they research and design one with their team. After introducing the lesson with a short video (link included in resources), students complete a math project about hotel design that focuses on perimeter, area, square footage, measurement and scale skills (formulas are included). Next, they work with their team to research information about the design and engineering involved in hotel construction and plan the design, materials and budget for the hotel they will design. Then, they work individually to create their own hotel to scale in Sketchup (a free CAD software program, download available at: https://www.sketchup.com/download ) and after completion, determine which of the team’s designs they will actually construct. Finally, they build a model of their hotel using recycled materials, following the Engineering Design Process with their team. After completing their hotel, students present their project to the class and explain their design choices. Finally, students reflect on and summarize their learning with short answers to questions about the experience and what they learned. This lesson was created for 7th and 8th grade, but could also be used successfully in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Team Sign Up Sheet • Team Planning Sheet, Budget Sheet & Price List (editable) • Hotel Design Math Project – Student Questions and Answer Key (editable digital and print versions) • Math Formula “Cheat Sheet” • Engineering & Design Research Project – Student Questions and Answer Key (editable digital and print versions) • Hotel Design in Sketchup Project - Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Hotel Building & Construction Project – Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Engineering Design Process Planning Sheet (editable digital and print versions) • Reflection Questions (editable digital and print versions)
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