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Developing Map Skills Through Earth Science Activities
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This article highlights lesson plans and activities that help elementary students develop map skills as they learn earth science concepts.

Subject:
Geography
Earth and Space Systems
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Exploring with Lewis and Clark
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This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.  In this lesson, students take on the role of a reporter traveling with Lewis and Clark.  Students program an Ozobot to travel along the path and pause at key sites as students report inportant findings and share artifacts from the expedition.   

Subject:
Computer Science
American History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Adrienne Sawyer
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Lessons and Activities about Arctic Peoples
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This article highlights lessons and activities for elementary students about the people and cultures of the Arctic region.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Natural Resources at the Poles: A Story of Controversy and Debate
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This article provides background information related to natural resources of the poles, and renewable and non-renewable energy.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Robert Payo
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Teaching About Energy: The NEED Project
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This article provides an overview of energy education curriculum materials available from the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. Teachers may become a member, or use free online resources.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Teaching With Documents: Lesson Plans
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This section contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government and cross-curricular connections.

Subject:
Humanities
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
National Archives
Date Added:
10/17/2019
Ten Questions for Planning an Oral History Project
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Plan ahead to avoid frustration and to ensure that your students get as much as possible out of an oral history project.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Articles & More
Author:
Kathryn Walbert
Date Added:
06/07/2005
What's the Difference? Activities to Teach Paleontology and Archaeology
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This article provides links to interactive web sites and lesson plans for teaching about paleontology, dinosaurs, and archaeology in the elementary classroom.

Subject:
Scientific and Engineering Practices
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
05/29/2019