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ASK! ACT! ACHIEVE! An Introduction to Research for Second Grade
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This lesson is an introduction to the research process using  the Ask. Act. Achieve. process 

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Writing
History
Information and Communications Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Janie Kantner
Achieve Success through Career Exploration
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Students will complete an activity from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics website.  "Choosing a Career" encourages students to research careers among the 580+ careers listed in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.  After conducting research, students will interview someone working in that career field and create a written report on what they have learned.  If time permits, students may present their findings to the class. 

Subject:
Life Skills
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lindsay Griffin
African-American Explorers and Innovators: An Interdisciplinary Unit
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African-American History Month, also called Black History Month, is celebrated every February in the U.S. and Canada to recognize the achievements of African Americans.

In this three-day interdisciplinary unit, "African-American Explorers and Innovators," students will expand their knowledge of lesser-known African Americans in history by examining their engineering contributions. Activities include...

researching historical figures and technologies
creating an engineering prototype
writing a short story or one-act play

The unit incorporates EBSCO's Biography Reference Center, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center Plus and Science Reference Center.
https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/African-American-Explorers-and-Innovators-An-Interdisciplinary-Unit?language=en_US

In this three-day unit plan, students will expand their knowledge of lesser-known African Americans in history by examining their scientific contributions. Activities include researching technologies, creating an engineering prototype, and writing a short story or one-act play. Learner outcomes align with Common Core standards in literacy as well as science and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts from the Next Generation Science Standards. The unit is designed for students in grades 6-8 and can be modified as needed.
Objectives
By the end of the unit, students will be able to:
• Identify a challenge faced by a historical figure and the technology that provided the solution
• Use facts from informational texts to support claims
• Build/Draw a prototype of a piece of technology from history
• Write a short story or play that includes historical characters, facts and settings, but incorporates what would have been considered a “futuristic technology” at the time

You will use the following INFOhio resources:
https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/biography-reference-bank
https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/literary-reference-center
https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/science-reference-center

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
EBSCO
Date Added:
01/30/2019
Animals and Their Caretakers - Grade 2 (INFOhio Career Exploration Unit)
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Welcome to INFOhio's Career Exploration Units. In this lesson, students in 2nd grade will learn more about careers that work with animals. These units contain multiple lessons that use INFOhio's digital resources to help students learn, practice, and master key learning standards while learning more about career options. Some of the career options in the field of animal care includesh as a veterinarian, farmer, conservation, park ranger, or zoo keeper.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Cathie Cooper
Aprons
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This lesson is designed for students who are beginning to sew using sewing machines. Ideally this lesson will be taught after students have done some sewing and are familiar with using sewing machines, however it is not necessary. Having the students use various tools such as the sewing machine manuals and the internet to research how to thread and use a sewing machine could also be a part of this lesson.

Subject:
Family and Consumer Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jamie Imhoff
Autumn:  Grade 1 (INFOhio Back to School Bags/Career Exploration)
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Welcome to INFOhio's Back to School Bag/Career Exploration. These lessons use INFOhio's digital resources to help students learn, practice, and master key learning standards.  In this lesson, students will learn more about autumn, Johnny Appleseed and apples as they identify and analyze the central themes in the text.  Key concepts and skills include identifying key details in the story/text and comparing fiction and nonfiction on the same topic.  In addition, students will learn about jobs in agriculture..

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Cathie Cooper
Book Nook Book Report
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Students will select or be assigned to read a chapter book and create LEGO Google Slide Book based on this book.  The finished book report will be submitted to INFOhio's Book Nook for reivew.  If accepted the book trailer will be posted to the Book Nook website.

Subject:
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melissa Fortman
Career Readiness Skills - Using Teamwork and Deductive Reasoning
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This is a lesson to help enforce the ideas of teamwork and deductive reasoning in school and in the workplace. Students will work together to figure out what a picture that has been cut into peices is without having all the peices. Students will use teamwork and deductive reasoning to try to figure it out.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Life Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Courtney Soraghan
Careers
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Students will match various careers with salaries, fill out a career interest survey, and look up two careers on the bls.gov website.

Subject:
Life Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jamie Imhoff
Classroom Cell Phone Policy
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The goal of this lesson is to give students ownership over classroom policies by asking them to research and support a cell phone policy that they believe should be used in our classroom. Students will discuss and debate the policy after researching and then they will create the policy that we will follow for the first quarter. After the first quarter, we will reevaluate the policy for effectiveness. Students will use research and speaking and listening standards to complete this PBL for an authentic purpose. It is important to actually implement the policy for that particular class, or students will not feel the 

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Interdisciplinary, Project-based, and Real-World Learning
Personal Management
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Margaret Delgado-Chernick
The Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem
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The focus of the lesson is to review and strengthen understanding of the Pythagorean Thm and the Converse of the Pythagorean Thm.  In addition review and strengthen the students algebra skills regarding square roots.This cover Ohio Standards in geometry:Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.Prove theorems about triangles. Theorems include: a line parallel to one side of a triangle divides the other two proportionally, and conversely; the Pythagorean Theorem proved using triangle similarity. 

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Problem-Solving and Communication
Geometry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Andrew Amstutz
Credit Research Paper
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This lesson is designed for 9th grade Life Skills classes. The students use INFOhio resources to research credit. They write a three page paper that outlines their findings.

Subject:
Life Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jamie Imhoff
Data Ethics by Neal O'Farrell
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The online Data Ethics course is being shared by Neal O’Farrell of ethicause.com and runs for approximately 65 minutes and broken into eight easy-to-take lessons.The OC2 Ohio Cyber Club organization has created worksheets for each video. These worksheets include open ended questions that students can use for research and discussion.

Subject:
Information Technology
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
John Wiseman
Demonstrate Close Reading
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Students first explore what close reading is and some of the strategies of close reading. They then put them into practice when reading an article of their choosing and share how they put them into practice. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tyler Schultz
Disaster in the Library  (an ISearch My Library Tab Breakout)  Grades 2-4
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The library is a mess. Someone knocked over a book cart and all the books are mixed up.  Students will have to solve a series clues to create order out of chaos.  Unlock the code to move on to the next clue until you find the treasure chest that holds all the answers.   Use ISearch to help you find the answers to the clues.  After you type in your search term, the My Library tab will give you some suggestions that will help you answer the question.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Cathie Cooper
Doctors, Dentists, and Health Helpers: Grade 3 (INFOhio Career Exploration Unit)
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Welcome to INFOhio's Career Exploration Units.  Third grade students will learn more about careers in healthcare and ways to take care of their own health.  These units contain multiple lessons that use INFOhio's digital resources to help students learn, practice, and master key learning standards while learning more about career options. In this lesson, students will learn more about jobs in the health care industry such as doctors, nurses, dentists, paramedics, lab techs, therapists, and more.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Cathie Cooper
Engineering Your Future
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As middle school students begin weighing their future career options, engineering may be one that they consider.  This lesson plan allows those students to look at the four main types of engineering as well as some of the subgroups.  Students will research what each type of engineer does then narrow the focus to a type of engineering that interests them most.  They will explore engineering job opportunities in Ohio in the engineering field of their choice. All of the information they discover will be documented in a presentation that can be shared with others.

Subject:
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Life Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Susan Hartman
Engineering the Future: Grades 4-5  (INFOhio Career Exploration Unit)
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Welcome to INFOhio's Career Exploration Units. Students in grades 4-5 learn about careers in engineering and feats of engineering such as Ferris wheels and bridges.  These units contain multiple lessons that use INFOhio's digital resources to help students learn, practice, and master key learning standards while learning more about career options in engineering fields such as electrical, mechanical, aerospace and in science and  technology fields such as fuel cell technology and robotics.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Cathie Cooper
Exploring Place Value – Number Architects and Demolition Crews!
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Students will explore the concepts of place value, moving their bodies in a variety of ways to represent the tens and ones places. They will express place value with unifix cubes and drawings as they compose and decompose two-digit numbers

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
OER Administrator
Date Added:
02/08/2019
Firemen and Fire Safety - Kindergarten (INFOhio Back to School Bag/Career Exploration)
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 Welcome to INFOhio's Back to School Lesson Plans. These lessons use INFOhio's digital resources to help students learn, practice, and master key learning standards. In this lesson, kindergarten students will learn more about Firemen and Fire Safety as they identify the main idea in the text using details to support. In addition, students will learn about jobs in the law and public safety career cluster.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Cathie Cooper