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High interest learning resources for the Middle School student - fun, challenging and varied.

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High interest learning resources for the Middle School student - fun, challenging and varied.
Google Earth Worksheets

Google Earth Worksheets

More than 50 pages of Blackline Masters for upper primary/lower secondary students. All worksheet activities are completed with the fabulous Google Earth application which is free to download on to your PC or Mac from earth.google.com. Activities require minimum teacher direction and provide maximum learning for the student. _______________________________________________________ Contents: • Constellation conundrum • Landmarks • Cruise around the world • Help!! Endangered species • The Galapagos Islands • Continents • Google Moon • The Earth's Grid System • Make the World a Better Place • Mission to Mars • Majestic Mountains • My Google Earth Autobiography • Mysterious Locations • National Parks • Ocean Explorer • Ocean Investigations • The Olympics • The ABCs of Google Earth • Bonjour, Mon Ami 50 plus pages 3 weeks duration
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Pranks, Hoaxes & Scams

Pranks, Hoaxes & Scams

Great fun pack that investigates the types of Pranks, Hoaxes and Scams that are carried out in a variety of circumstances - on the web, in the classroom, in the news and so on. Students identify the differences and get an understanding that this is not a new thing - it all started with Jonathon Swift (Gulliver Travels). These pen and paper worksheets explore this type of humor and discusses the impact it might have on the victim. I really enjoy teaching about humor in the classroom and this is another of my packs that my classes have been working on. I also use the topic to cover off some 'bullying' issues and make sure that all students understand that a prank can often have a negative effect on someone else - and so needs to be avoided. The pack is also great for introducing the topic of email scams and how they can impact people who are not wary. 28 pages including a comprehensive Answer Key I'd be really disappointed if anyone is not happy with these packs, so if that's you, please get back to me and your money will be very happily refunded. I'd really like some feedback too, so all comments most welcome. ************************************************************ Learn more about the author at Malcom Brown
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Longitude and Latitude with Google Earth

Longitude and Latitude with Google Earth

Lesson Plan with worksheets for the Middle School classroom that teaches the principles of Longitude and Latitude using the popular Google Earth. The worksheets are simple and self-guiding. There is an answer sheet at the end of the booklet. There are also links to short videos further explaining the activities. Just click on the links in the worksheets The lesson takes about 3 weeks to complete and there are additional worksheets that the early finishers can work on to further extend their knowledge. Objectives included. 20 pages of things to do. Note that sample pages only shown here. Full pack of 20 pages will be downloadable once purchase has been made. Duration of activity is 1 week
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Google Earth **TASK CARDS**

Google Earth **TASK CARDS**

46 Task Cards with 46 activities for students to explore Google Earth. Activities include: - measuring distance with ruler function - calculating area - using longitude and latitude - mastering Google Earth tools and applications - understanding continents, countries - exploring Google Sky, Moon and Mars - zooming in to significant landmarks - investigative work on the ground - and much more. Comprehensive Answer Key included. Print out cards on to firm board - easy two-cut template to create four cards per page. (Some samples shown) ******************************************** Learn more about the author at malcombrown.com.au ********************************************
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Fun with Malapropism

Fun with Malapropism

What's a Malaprop? "It is the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one, often with unintentionally amusing effect, as in, for example, “dance a flamingo ” (instead of flamenco )." This pack has more than 170 Malaprops that are fun, challenging and great for learning about correct English. Many of the Malaprops include common mistakes that English speakers make. Translating what the speaker was meaning needs some hard thinking in some cases. An answer key is provided at the end.
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Gun Control | Gun Rights **NEWLY UPDATED**

Gun Control | Gun Rights **NEWLY UPDATED**

A challenging topic, but one that needed to be discussed in my class. The worksheets cover both sides of the debate about gun control and the right to bear arms, and students are encouraged to develop their own opinions. The worksheets created a lot of discussion by focussing on the slogans, the statistics and analyzing and rewording the Second Amendment. This pack includes 12 worksheets on different aspects of the topics and like all of my work, approaches the activities from a cross-curriculum point of view. So the activities include graphing tasks, language analysis, interpreting political cartoons and identifying arguments in a debate. There is also an answer key at the end of the pack, with possible responses to all debating points and** mistypes have been corrected in this updated version.**
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Google Earth - Layers Reference Book

Google Earth - Layers Reference Book

Google Earth has over 50 layers of information and all are explained in this booklet, along with student activities designed to allow the student to explore each of the layers and track down the type of fascinating information that can be found on each layer. Layers are also given a value rating so that teachers can go directly to the most valuable layer with the most educational information. The booklet includes definitions and activities around the following Google Earth layers: - Borders and Labels - Photos - 3D Buildings - Ocean - Weather - Gallery - Global Awareness - and more Key points of interest are highlighted and quirky little tips are included. This is a true reference book for any student or teacher who works with Google Earth. 28 pages
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Placemarks in Google Maps**UPDATED**

Placemarks in Google Maps**UPDATED**

Representing data on a map is an important form of communicating information to the reader. Information graphics need to provide the right information in the clearest format possible. Google Maps provides an easy facility to display data for any reader, and anybody can use this facility to upload their information. An excellent introduction to this topic would be for the teacher and students to explore the range of ways that data can be represented on a map. Different ways include heat maps, geographic stretching of continents, icons and symbols, colours and shades, bar graphs, and interactive maps. The lessons and activities in this unit of work are for the lower and middle secondary years of schooling and focus on how to add Placemarks and how to bulk upload more than one data point to show a broader range of data. Simple instructions and clear screenshots, along with relevant student activities make this unit of work self-instructing for every student. 14 pages Duration 1 week. Note that Sample pages only shown here. Full pack of 14 pages will be downloadable once purchase has been made.
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