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Architectural Landmarks in Washington DC - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in Washington DC - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Washington, DC 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
innovationsintechnology
Character Traits of Leaders - Research & Presentation Project

Character Traits of Leaders - Research & Presentation Project

In this lesson, students identify leadership traits by researching leaders throughout history. They are provided with links to resources to help them research three individuals of their choice from three different time periods in history. Lists of leaders from each time period are provided to help them choose. Then, they use that information along with graphics, pictures and backgrounds from the Internet to create a finished presentation that explains the qualities of each leader, the similarities and differences, and add their own opinions and insights to the project as they learn how to apply leadership skills in their own life. Two versions of instructions are provided to allow the lesson to be done individually or in small groups or partners. Projects can be presented in class or included on a website for viewing. This is an excellent creative project to add to a unit in a career class, leadership class or to support a history/social studies unit. The project was created for grades 7-8 but could easily be used with upper elementary or high school students. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher & Student Notes and Resources • Student Project Instructions, Expectations, and Grading Rubric (for individual projects) • Student Project Instructions, Expectations, and Grading Rubric (for group products)
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The News Quiz 18th - 25th September 2017 Form Tutor Time Topical Events Activity Settler Starter

The News Quiz 18th - 25th September 2017 Form Tutor Time Topical Events Activity Settler Starter

13 topical questions of the past week's news, across the UK and the world. Powerpoint so can be used on a standard whiteboard. Includes 2 literacy and 1 numeracy questions based on the other questions. Works well as a form group activity in registration time. I give sweets/reward points to the winning group! (We're not supposed to give out sweets so it's a nice 'naughty' reward for knowing about the world this week!) Created 38 school weeks of the year and uploaded to TES most weeks.
mikedean
Hot Air Balloons & Their Inventory - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt

Hot Air Balloons & Their Inventory - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt

In this fun one-day activity, students learn about the invention and physics of hot air balloons, along with more information about their inventors, as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. A complete answer key is provided for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. Students can be provided with the sites that have the answers (included in the Student Resources) or directed to search the Internet on their own. Two versions of the WebQuest are included to let teachers print the questions or to provide them digitally as an interactive page in an editable Microsoft PowerPoint file. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. Great for use with a sub too! Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Learning about Hot Air Balloons & Their Inventors WebQuest Activity in two versions: print (non-editable .pdf) and editable MS PowerPoint interactive digital version • Learning about Hot Air Balloons & Their Inventors WebQuest Answer Key (.pdf)
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English / Literacy: Recount Writing Activity - Planet Unknown

English / Literacy: Recount Writing Activity - Planet Unknown

Planet Unknown is a brilliant futuristic animation about a two Space Rovers, sent to find potential inhabitable planets using 'nSeed' pods to detect the possibility of growing plants. In the story, the two Rovers are undertaking their mission, but suddenly find themselves battling through an asteroid shower. This resource is two lessons; the first gets children to brainstorm descriptive language for the two characters and the setting, while the second is the writing recount of events from the film. The two objectives are as follows: 1) To describe a film setting and its characters 2) To be able to recount a film as a written story These are each supported by specific success criteria to aid children's writing. This pack includes a Smartboard presentation with detailed slides for both lessons, a planning worksheet for lesson one, and screenshots JPEGs of the characters and the setting It can easily be adapted for different KS2 year groups and a particular skill focus, e.g. tense, sentence starters, grammar or vocab. I have kept it as a general recount focus involving all skills.
stephgrimes86
Computer History - Group Research & Presentation Project

Computer History - Group Research & Presentation Project

In this lesson, students learn more about the history of the computer. The lesson starts with a Microsoft PowerPoint whole class presentation that gives an overview of computer history from the 1950’s through current times. Next, students work in small groups to research history information from an assigned decade and then to create a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (or Google Slides) to share with the class. Students take notes during the presentations and then culminate their learning with a short quiz over the material. A study sheet is provided to cover the material from each decade that will be tested to give students an opportunity to review the information (or to assist in the case of absences or presentations that are incomplete). 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 • Microsoft PowerPoint presentation (for teacher presentation to the class) • Note sheet for PowerPoint presentation and student presentations • Team Planning Sheet • Student Expectations, Instructions and Grading Rubric for History Presentation Project • Study sheet: Computer History Facts • Multiple choice quiz (includes answer key)
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Bridges

Bridges

A collection of photos of bridges that I am putting together for my students. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
sarah277
Back to School Maths, English and New Class Activity Bundle (Primary)

Back to School Maths, English and New Class Activity Bundle (Primary)

Another bundle of popular resources, which are ideal for a relaxing first week back in school with your new class. The lessons and activities are best suited for KS2, but can also be adapted to younger children. Included: *2 fully resourced creative writing lessons: 10 things in a book character's pocket and short story writing. *A set of worksheets connected to 2x, 5x and 10x tables. *A pack of E-safety games, puzzles and activities. *A mixed pack of 'back to school' lessons and activities, covering maths, English and 'all about me'. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for other useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
goldtopfox
Handy 'Back to School' Lessons & Activities Bundle (Primary)

Handy 'Back to School' Lessons & Activities Bundle (Primary)

A bargain mixed pack of popular resources, which are ideal for an enjoyable first week back in school with your new class. The lessons and activities are best suited for Upper KS2, but can also be adapted to younger children. Included: *Creative writing English project: Designing a weird and wonderful school (over a week of lesson PowerPoints and differentiated tasks). *A set of differentiated maths worksheets, covering various written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. *A general e-safety assembly/lesson PowerPoint with follow-up activities. *An 'All About Me' style lesson PowerPoint and activity - '10 Things in my First Day School Bag'. This can also be used to create a first week class display. *Bonus: A fun 'Weird World Records' quiz. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for other useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
goldtopfox
Buses and Travel

Buses and Travel

A growing collection of photos of buses from around Britain. This will be added to in time. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
sarah277
Find the Differences Visual Puzzle - Space Exploration

Find the Differences Visual Puzzle - Space Exploration

This is space exploration themed picture puzzle. Directions: Find the seven differences between the two pictures. Plus same task text in Russian, German, French and Spanish. Answer included. Files: one JPEG file of high quality for crisp and clear printing or displaying. Keywords: rocket, spaceship, space, exploration, puzzle, find, differences, spot, seek, seven, visual, logic, puzzles, picture, 7, difference, riddle, fun, game, sun, moon, earth, stars, star, sky, transportation, transport, activity, page, sheet, illustration.
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