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Architectural Landmarks in Paris - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in Paris - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Paris, France 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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Sketchup Make Basics - Wooden Box With Hinged Lid

Sketchup Make Basics - Wooden Box With Hinged Lid

Complete step by step instructions for drawing a wooden box with a hinged lid in 3D using Sketchup Make (Freeware). This resource is an ideal introduction to using the software for project visualization in STEM and mandatory and elective technology courses. The full colour pdf can be supplied to students as a printed handout (not so eco-friendly at 6 pages) or as a digital file for self pace learning. It can also be displayed on a screen for use in more formal teacher directed instruction and includes a number of extension activities
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Learning about the Golden Gate Bridge - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt

Learning about the Golden Gate Bridge - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt

In this one-day activity, students learn about the history of the Golden Gate Bridge and refine their Internet search skills 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 (in the provided 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 the Golden Gate Bridge WebQuest Activity in two versions: print (non-editable .pdf) and editable MS PowerPoint interactive digital version • Learning about the Golden Gate Bridge WebQuest Answer Key (.pdf)
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Famous Architectural Landmarks in San Francisco - Research & Creative Technology Project

Famous Architectural Landmarks in San Francisco - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in San Francisco 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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Famous Architectural Landmarks in Chicago - Research & Creative Technology Project

Famous Architectural Landmarks in Chicago - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Chicago 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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Famous Architectural Landmarks in New York - Research & Creative Technology Project

Famous Architectural Landmarks in New York - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in New York 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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Research & Build a House - Architectural Styles & Their Creators

Research & Build a House - Architectural Styles & Their Creators

In this lesson, students learn more about architecture as they research the history of different architectural styles, and learn about the creators of those designs. The lesson starts with a whole class Microsoft PowerPoint presentation (editable) to view the styles and start discussion. Next, students choose one of the styles to research further and create a presentation with that information. Optionally, these may be presented to the class. In the next part of the assignment, they design a house of their own (to scale) in the style they researched using Sketchup (a free CAD program that can be downloaded at: https://www.sketchup.com/ or used as an online tool). After completing the drawing, students build a model of their house to scale using chipboard, cardboard or other materials. Finally, students answer questions to reflect on their learning for this unit. 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: Architectural Styles (editable) • Researching an Architectural Style Project: Student Expectations, Instructions and Grading Rubric • Designing a House in Sketchup: Student Expectations, Instructions and Grading Rubric • Sketchup Tutorial (step-by-step instructions with screen shots) • Building Project: Student Expectations, Instructions and Grading Rubric • Reflection Questions
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Re-Design the Classroom Group Project using MS Word, PowerPoint & Excel

Re-Design the Classroom Group Project using MS Word, PowerPoint & Excel

Which group can create the best possible classroom, using a given budget and the size constraints of the existing room? Redesign the Classroom Project lets middle schoolers work in a small group to be the architect and interior designer as they measure the existing classroom, determine what new items to purchase, and then arrange their resources into the best possible learning environment. This project reinforces measurement, math and accuracy skills as students use their imagination and creativity. After taking the measurements, each group brainstorms what they will purchase with their budget and creates a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (or Google Sheets) to show how they will spend their money. Next, they draw their floorplan to scale (on graph paper, using Web 2.0 tools (www.floorplanner.com or www.homestyler.com ) or Sketchup (a free download available at: http://www.sketchup.com/download) and then arrange the furnishings of the room to the best advantage. Next, students combine their work into a Microsoft PowerPoint (or Google Slides) presentation to explain and showcase their choices. Finally, students reflect on their learning, both about the project and about the success of their team. Note: This lesson is intended for beginning Excel users and was created using Microsoft Excel 2016. It is easily adaptable for different versions and an earlier version template is included. This project was created for grades 7 and 8 but would be appropriate for upper elementary or high school students as well. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher & Student Notes and Resources • Project Overview Introduction for Students • Team Sign-up Sheet • Floor Plan Creation and Design Project - Student Expectations, Instructions and Grading Rubric • Measurement Recording Sheet (includes sample) • Team Brainstorming Sheet • Microsoft Excel Budget Project – Student Expectations, Instructions and Grading Rubric • Microsoft Excel Template (fully editable, includes formulas) – Two Versions: 2016 and 97-2003 • PowerPoint Presentation - Student Expectations, Instructions and Grading Rubric • Project Reflection Questions
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Y2 Science: Everyday Materials Bundle

Y2 Science: Everyday Materials Bundle

A collection of resources suitable for year 2 science topics about everyday materials. 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.
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Y1 Science: Everyday Materials Bundle

Y1 Science: Everyday Materials Bundle

A collection of year 1 science resources that can be used as part of lessons on everyday materials. 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.
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KS1 Our Home Bundle

KS1 Our Home Bundle

A collection of resources that could be used as part of a KS1 topic about our home, and the places where we live. 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.
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KS1 Our School Bundle

KS1 Our School Bundle

A collection of resources that could be used as part of a KS1 topic about our schools. 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.
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