This lesson is an introduction to the research process using the Ask. Act. Achieve. process
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
In this lesson, you will walk through the steps of close reading with your students and teach them how to complete each step.
In this lesson, Students will work within Google Classroom to read an article and complete activities based on each step of the close reading process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This lesson is designed to help 9th grade students be able to define confirmation bias and clickbait. It will start with class discussion and then the students will find examples on their own in current news stories.
Blended learning lesson plans for primary aged students to investigate butterflies and the butterfly life cycle. Great to use during small group/ guided reading time.
Students will explore some of the history behind geometry concepts. They will write a brief report and create a problem for other students to solve that relates the geometry history aspect that they reported.
Second grade students learn about careers working with animals while meeting Ohio Learning Standards in reading, math, science, and fine arts in this School Bag for teachers. In addition to four lesson plans and activities, teachers will find assessments, rubrics, graphic organizers, related websites and resources, tech skill practice and differentiation suggestions, and reading lists for storytime. These units can be used in the classroom, as the basis of a substitute plan, or sent home as part of a blizzard bag.
Third grade students learn about careers in healthcare and ways to take care of their own health while meeting Ohio Learning Standards in reading, writing, math, science, and physical education in this School Bag for teachers. In addition to four lesson plans and activities, teachers will find assessments, rubrics, graphic organizers, related websites and resources, tech skill practice and differentiation suggestions, and reading lists for storytime. These units can be used in the classroom, as the basis of a substitute plan, or sent home as part of a blizzard bag.
Fourth and fifth grade students learn about careers in engineering and feats of engineering such as Ferris wheels and bridges while meeting Ohio Learning Standards in reading, writing, math, science, and fine arts in this INFOhio School Bag for teachers. In addition to four lesson plans and activities, teachers will find assessments, rubrics, graphic organizers, related websites and resources, tech skill practice and differentiation suggestions, and titles for further reading. These units can be used in the classroom, as the basis of a substitute plan, or sent home as part of a blizzard bag.
In Module 1, students‰Ûª understanding of the patterns in the base ten system are extended from Grade 4‰Ûªs work with place value of multi-digit whole numbers and decimals to hundredths to the thousandths place. In Grade 5, students deepen their knowledge through a more generalized understanding of the relationships between and among adjacent places on the place value chart, e.g., 1 tenth times any digit on the place value chart moves it one place value to the right. Toward the module‰Ûªs end students apply these new understandings as they reason about and perform decimal operations through the hundredths place.
In Module 2, students apply the patterns of the base ten system to mental strategies and the multiplication and division algorithms.
In order to assist educators with the implementation of the Common Core, the New York State Education Department provides curricular modules in P-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics that schools and districts can adopt or adapt for local purposes. The full year of Grade 7 Mathematics curriculum is available from the module links.
High school students learn about a variety of technology careers including game development, hacktivism, and web design while meeting Ohio Learning Standards in reading, writing, math, social studies, and fine arts in this School Bag for teachers. In addition to four lesson plans and activities, teachers will find assessments, rubrics, graphic organizers, related websites and resources, tech skill practice and differentiation suggestions, and ideas for further study. These units can be used in the classroom, as the basis of a substitute plan, or sent home as part of a blizzard bag.
Kindergarten and first grade students learn about planes, trains, ships, and other things that go while meeting Ohio Learning Standards in reading, math, social studies, and fine arts in this School Bag for teachers. In addition to four lesson plans and activities, teachers will find assessments, rubrics, graphic organizers, related websites and resources, tech skill practice and differentiation suggestions, and reading lists for storytime. These units can be used in the classroom, as the basis of a substitute plan, or sent home as part of a blizzard bag.
Middle school students will use the InfOhio resource - Points of View Resource Center - to research and create a presentation to report on at least two points of view relating to the issue of children and smartphone usage.
District/Building INFOhio Coach, Karen Gedeon, from Cuyahoga Falls City Schools created these activities for middle school students to begin exploring ISearch.
Revised with assistance from INFOhio Users Council members, ISearch BINGO can be broken into 3 separate activities which are listed below. Review the activities, and then download and print the documents you need.
INFOhio Users Council member and Ohio school librarian Amy Keister from Louisville City Schools created this activity perfect to get middle school students started in ISearch for exploration and research. Download and print to reproduce.
INFOhio Users Council members created this Jigsaw puzzle about Famous Ohioans. Students use ISearch to find the answers (and cite their sources) to the questions, then work together in groups to solve the Jigsaw Puzzle.
IWonder is INFOhio’s home for educational and engaging websites for students to explore! The IWonder Genius Hour activity leads students through the inquiry process, helping to strengthen their research skills.
This Teacher's Guide includes standards covered, lesson planning ideas, the time needed to complete tasks, and suggested assessment rubrics.
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This Hyperdoc asks students to read background and primary source material from the Salem Witch Trials and the McCarthy Trials in order to understand a primary theme from the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The Hyperdoc asks students to consider the way that fear impacts people by presenting opportunties for students to consider fear in their personal lives, in history, and in current events.
This lesson will help students use ISearch as a library catalog. This is the first lesson of three lessons. In this lesson the teacher will mostly be demonstrating on a screen. Students may need devices to try a search if time allows.
Learning to categorize and sort objects and ideas is a key component to helping primary age students find and use materials in their library. When teaching students in grades 2-3 the Dewey Decimal System, consider this lesson which asks them to categorize recognizable objects into groups based on shared traits. Using concrete objects will help you bridge learning so that the more abstract concept of grouping books by similar topics is attainable for these learners. This lesson uses content from INFOhio's Educator Tools and ISearch.
This is a blended lesson introduces students to investing and retirement through a couple of videos from Kahn Academy before calculating compound interest rates.
Introductory lesson on using keywords. Audience is high school students. Time for lesson is 45 minutes. Requires access to the Internet.
- Information, Media and Technological Literacy
- Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
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- Jacki Dolan
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