This multi-disciplinary career exploration unit builds on lesson plans available through the Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom website. Students will spend a week investigating different aspects of agriculture careers, while incorporating skills from math, English, and social studies. The unit culminates in a "Day in the Life" summative writing assignment.
Students will read an article online about the first four presidents. The online article provides scaffolds for vocabulary and reading. Students can use the online quiz to check for understanding. Students will then perform a close reading of the article following six text dependent questions. The lesson describes the activities along with the language to use for each of the questions.
- English Language Arts
- Information and Technology Literacy
- Language Education (ESL)
- Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
- Reading Informational Text
- Social Studies
- U.S. History
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This lesson requires student to evaluate various types of texts including video, visuals, etc. and to communicate their learning in multiple ways (discussions and writing). Large emphasis on utlizing mutliple reading strategies.
Developed by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, this resource guide would be useful both in a single lesson for Lincoln's Birthday or for an extended look at Lincoln's Presidency and the challenges presented by the Civil War. The guide includes 3 middle school lessons including: "Understanding the Gettysburg Address", "The Language of the Gettysburg Address", and "A Civil Conversation". It allows for opportunities to include as part of the ELA curriculum as well.
his lesson could work within multiple disciplinary areas in units dealing with Ancient Greek (History), inquiry based research (ELA), strength of shapes and use of angles (Geometry, Tech Ed), and force on a shape with/weight distribution (Science). This lesson was created with students in grades 7-9 in mind.
This unit is designed around providing student choice. There will be 5 novels for students to choose from: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, Refugee by Alan Gratz, Zeros by Scott Westerfeld, The Martian by Andy Weir, and Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Each novel focuses on the central theme of survival. Students will read and meet weekly for 8 weeks. Each week the novel groups will be given specific discussion questions and tasks that are aligned with Wisconsin ELA standards and Wisconsin Standards for Environmental Literacy & Sustainability.