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A HyperStudio Book Report Project
Here's a tip that invovles interdisciplary lessons around the reading of one book. Learn more about Ms. Thatcher's "HyperStudio Book Report Project" and how it works for her.
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Adopt an Acre of Rainforest
Prep for Earth Day with this project-based activity in which students learn about the effects of deforestation and educate others in the community. Does your class want to adopt an acre?
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Baby Books
Ms. Raasch’s high school students collaborate with first graders on a community service project that benefits new mothers. Students practice book making and information gather skills, and learn the importance of good parenting.
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Career Research Project
Being prepared to go out into the job market is an invalable skill for high school students. Ms. Jeffress has a tip that's actaully reauried in her school. Read about it and see it it can work at yours!
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Class History Book
This year-long current events project helps teach students collaboration and information gathering skills, and at the end of the year they have a class history book that documents the year in news
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Essential Skills
Middle school educator Ms. Auman read a book that changed the way she teaches and grades book reports. Read about the book here, and how she uses it to integrate life skills learning into her curriculum.
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Evaluating Web Resources
Even the most dilligent research can backfire if it's inaccurate and unreliable. These resources can help your students learn to evaluate and confirm the vailidity of web sites and content as they surf for information.
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Favorite Sites
Her students often get distracted from their assigned Internet research when they stumble upon interesting but off-topic Web sites. Ms. Scheidt has a low-tech solution to this problem that keeps students on-task without stifling their curiosity.
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Free Virtual Literature Circles
Ms. Hunt recommends more than a half dozen free Web sites to use as the foundation for a project-based learning activity in which students collaborate to build their own Web sites.
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Friends Around the World
Ms. Anderson has a fun way to spend April in Paris with her first graders. She creates a Friends around the World unit in which they read a story set in Paris, create a paper doll character and plan what she should pack in her paper suitcase.
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