Beacon Lesson Plan Library

   Lesson Plans - Learner Level 4


  • 101 Dalmations and Counting (Authored by Mary Montcalm.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students recognize and use numbers from 1-101 in Spanish or French when heard randomly and in context other than in the classroom. Students recognize cognates and basic vocabulary related to counting and topics in the classroom.

  • 30-60-90 Right Triangles and Algebra (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson covers right triangle relationships of the 30-60-90 triangle.

  • 4 X 4 (Not a Jeep!) (Authored by Lisa Glenn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students working in groups of 4, complete a puzzle by matching terms and definitions.

  • A Courtin’ We Will Go (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read a poem full of Southern dialect. Groups research and share with the class an assigned literary device, create a list of current words which may one day be considered dialect, and construct a poem about dating today.

  • A Day in the Park (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create written proposals that will accompany an architectural bid for the construction of a recreation center.

  • A Fair Peace? (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be given information on the Versailles Treaty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. They will be asked to evaluate whether it was fair or not and asked to examine the treaty from the Germans' and Allies' points of view.

  • A Goldfish is the Best Pet (Authored by Cheryl Stanley.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A goldfish is the best pet. What facts support this thesis? What facts oppose it? Use graphic organizers to help students select facts which must be considered in order to persuade an audience to agree with a given point of view.

  • A Love Design (Authored by Sandra McCreary.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is used to critically analyze the students' understanding of one of the body's structures, the heart, and how it is specifically designed and adapted for each of its functions.

  • A Pair of Anything (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students utilize a Venn diagram as a prewriting strategy.

  • A Parable on Populism (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is designed to show the symbolism between Populism of the 1890's and the story of [The Wizard of Oz].

  • A Penny for Your Thoughts (High School) (Authored by Elizabeth Russell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work cooperatively in small groups to form hypotheses. They will then form theories that can explain their hypotheses and will test these theories and evaluate the results.

  • A Perpendicular Pilgrimage (Authored by Mason Clark.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students examine the concept of perpendicularity both geometrically and algebraically. Students apply their knowledge by designing safe passage through a two-dimensional obstacle course using only perpendicular line segments.

  • A String of Beads (Authored by Cheryl Stanley.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson will allow students to visualize (through constructing a necklace) a plan for including the central idea, supporting facts, and a clincher sentence in a paragraph.

  • A Wing and a Prayer (Authored by Kathryn La Rosa.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students improvise missing harmony accompaniment for a soloist performing -The Star Spangled Banner.-

  • ABC's Transformer (Authored by Sherri Hampton.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity allows students to design their own letter graph, and then produce the resulting graphs after a translation, reflection, and rotation.

  • Accenting the Negative Space in Ceramics (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students apply knowledge of the elements of design and hand building techniques in clay to illustrate the concept of negative space by cutting shapes out of the form to create an intricate pattern.

  • Action Reaction: A Crushing Experience (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A dynamic laboratory activity in which students crush a cola can as 2 forces equalize. It is a demonstration of wind, weather fronts, action/reaction, or Charles' Gas Law.

  • Africa's Geographic Features (Authored by Jillian Eriksson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students will learn of Africa's geographic diversity after answering the questions and locating its geographic features. The students will have a visual picture of these features by viewing them on the Internet.

  • Alike or Different – You Be the Judge! (Authored by Patricia Morres.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students write an expository paragraph after comparing and contrasting items of texture, taste, odor, and visual appearance.

  • All Aboard for Protein Synthesis (Authored by Lisa Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students walk through the process of transcription and translation to demonstrate and understand protein synthesis.

  • All Ears for Ecology (Authored by Melicia Charleston.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Do industries in your area contribute to pollution? Students research the effects of pollution in their area from an ecological and economic perspective which will be orally presented to the class.

  • Alliance Systems (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process information on the alliance systems that developed during the early phases of the Cold War. They will be asked to evaluate the value of each alliance and to complete a set of short-answer questions.

  • Alliterations Allowed (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students recognize and create alliterative language in both literary and commercial use.

  • Ambient Pressure: Three in One (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson explains the differences in the three confusing terms used to describe pressure and their measurement.

  • An Explication of Death (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In groups of three, the students will explicate 'Thanatopsis.' During this explication they will identify poetic elements as well as sound effects in the poetry.

  • Analyzing a Science Fiction Movie (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students observe and predict how technology and scientific knowledge interact. They then discuss the societal ramifications of this interaction and watch the movie CONTACT.

  • Analyzing Persuasion (Authored by Sherry Czupryk.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify and explain the persuasive devices used in -I Have a Dream.- This is the culminating lesson of a unit on analyzing persuasion. See lessons with -Persuasion- in the title.

  • Ancient Africa's Connection to Today (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Ancient Africa's Historical Contributions are told though the eyes of a spider, Anansi and his search calabash game. Fabric art is optional.

  • Angles and Algebra (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson covers angle measure for triangles and complementary/supplementary angles.

  • Appropriate Responses (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in pairs to practice listening and speaking to each other. Students offer input, make clarifying remarks, and demonstrate that they understand what they hear.

  • Are We Sure They Are Parallel? (Authored by Xiuqing Li.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is designed to explore the definition and properties of parallel lines.

  • Are You a Good Sumerian? (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After students have studied life in Mesopotamia, students construct a Sumerian brick. The brick is supposed to represent material used to build a home in Sumer.

  • Are You a Liberal or a Conservative? (Authored by Jenny Collier.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use a web-based quiz to determine their own placement on the political spectrum, and then work cooperatively to define the liberal and conservative viewpoints.

  • Are You a Radical or Just a Square Root? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The inverse of squaring is finding a “square root.” Square roots are found in many formulas used in many disciplines.

  • Are You Charged? (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is a teacher-directed study of the charges on ions with an easy method of remembering charges based on elements' locations on the periodic table.

  • Are You Sure You've Got the Right Answer? (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The student selects a problem to answer in the content area. Through the use of strategic questioning, planning, searching and information-compacting skills the student effectively uses the Internet to find the answer to his question.

  • Arithmetic Sequence (Authored by Xiuqing Li.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will examine the concept of arithmetic sequence and learn to find the sum of arithmetic sequence.

  • Around and Around We Go (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A POLYGON is a closed figure formed by line segments. The PERIMETER of a polygon is the sum of the lengths of its sides.

  • Around the Room Short Story (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Once students are taught the elements of a short story, they will demonstrate their understanding by collectively creating stories within a group. This lesson will develop/ solve conflicts and show short story elements through listening skills.

  • Atomic War: Just the Facts (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Only the FACTS will be covered in this lesson.

  • Autumn Leaves: Where does the color come from? (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In Autumn most people enjoy colorful leaves, brought about by external stimuli. In this lesson students explore leaf pigmentation through chromatography.

  • Awesome Audio Book (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students select and record a poem, article, or short story that incorporates images and sounds within the text to elicit emotions in the listener. They write an explanation of how sounds and images are used to elicit the emotional response.

  • Baby Cell “Facts of Life” (Authored by Elizabeth Russell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students, by taking on the rolls of an animal cell's parts, will relate the structures of the animal cell parts to their purposes.

  • Bang, You're Dead! (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: By participating in this indoor/outdoor activity, students work to understand the pattern of events to learn about ultimate understanding.

  • Barnacles: Harder than Cement (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be fascinated watching the movements of the complex animal hidden inside the tiny barnacle shells. This lesson allows students to study the behavior, adaptation, and larval stage of the barnacle.

  • Basic Features of a Civilization (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in groups answering questions about what they would need for their civilizations to survive on a deserted island. They then have to relate their findings to the basic features of a civilization in essay form.

  • Be a Celebrity and Share Your Life with Us (Authored by Patricia Morres.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students become class celebrities by writing their own autobiographies and by sharing them with the public, the class.

  • Be Impulsive! (Authored by Abby Hill.)

  • Subject(s): Science, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work as a -nerve cell relay team-, each having a specific part (order) in the race. A secret (written) message is sent, in relay fashion, until it reaches the final team member. The first team to finish, and relay the correct message, wins.

  • Bean Sort (Authored by Mark Howell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create dichotomous keys, classify items, and practice writing scientific names.

  • Behavior and the Adolescent (Authored by James Buchannon.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is a class discussion to cause students to think about controlling anger in the classroom.

  • Big Business Monkey Business (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in cooperative groups to provide presentations on business organization and “Big Business” during the second part of the Industrial Revolution (1860-1910) in the United States.

  • Blind Alley (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work together to gather communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity in this indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Blooms Connection II (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will apply the Bloom's Connection strategy in their social studies or science class. This is a second lesson applying Bloom's principles.

  • Body Parts (Authored by Mary Montcalm.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using Total Physical Response strategies, students learn body parts in the target language (Spanish).

  • Break Down (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students apply their understanding of the elements of plot structure and conflict to cooperatively create storyboards and speak effectively as they present their products.

  • Brown Bag It (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students draw an object relying only on their sense of touch and imagination and then draw it again using their powers of observation to create a detailed study of the object. Comparisons are then made of the two drawings.

  • Building a Dichotomous Key (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A dichotomous key helps us understand diversity and identify unknown organisms. In a laboratory/classroom setting students design a dichotomous key.

  • Buying Power (Authored by Kecia Hills.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: As students become informed consumers with a basic understanding of financial and non-financial factors that influence spending, they will make decisions that reflect adequate allocation of funds for their wants and needs.

  • Can Bacteria Arise from Non-living Things? (Authored by Hala Bessyoune.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is a lab activity in which students work in groups to solve the problem, 'Can bacteria arise from non-living things?'

  • Can You Picture This? (Authored by Joel Beck.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students create a Web page using an appropriate picture format, which they determine by analyzing size and download time.

  • Can You See the Music? (Authored by Warren Bell.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students learn the makeup of the electromagnetic spectrum and how the various forms of EMRs are similar and different from each other.

  • Cancer Public Service Announcement (Authored by Christy Carpenter.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students explore the causes and treatments of cancer by developing a Public Service Announcement to share with others.

  • Candy Cane Chemistry (Authored by Jo Ann Parsons.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students in this laboratory activity work cooperatively to produce a desired product, make observations, and examine the effect of heat on bonding forces. They complete a written handout relating the effect of heat on bonding and have lots of fun.

  • Captain’s Quest (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work together to gather communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity in this indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Career Recruiter (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Multimedia and technology are integrated into a classroom presentation on a health-related career. NETS for Students: 3.2, 4.2 and 5.1)

  • Careers in Criminal Justice (Authored by Bill Chapman.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Identify and describe the career opportunities and prerequisites in the criminal justice system using multimedia and technology.

  • Cave Paintings, Leaving a Message for the Future (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create cave paintings to leave behind a message for the future civilizations about how they live today.

  • Cave Paintings, Studying the Past (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students study prehistoric cave paintings from Lascaux, France, and Altamira, Spain. The students form their own -clans- and draw cave paintings about their culture.

  • Cell Cycle Movie (Authored by Mark Howell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students draw on previous knowledge and create hand-held flip books that show a cell going through the motions of the cell cycle.

  • Central Tendencies and Normal Distribution Curve (Authored by Dan Schmidt.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be given data (class test scores) to determine central tendencies, and will find information needed to construct a normal distribution curve.

  • Challenging the Human Spirit (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students select a theme-related essay topic from [Night], by Elie Wiesel, or [The Metamorphosis], by Franz Kafka, and develop an essay that relates the theme to modern day personal experiences. The essay follows a preset rubric.

  • Choosing a Summer Job (Authored by Dan Schmidt.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Given two summer job opportunities, the student must determine when each job will earn the same amount and what that amount will be. This will be done by solving systems of equations.

  • Chronic Conics (Authored by Steve Friedlander.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students will use two activities to be able to draw four different conic sections. One of the activities is of a physical nature while the second activity is a more traditional pencil and paper activity.

  • Chunking Huck Finn (Authored by Lisa Glenn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read a designated chapter of [The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]. In small groups, students discuss chapter summary and answer specific questions related to the chapter. Groups will present summaries, addressing answers to specific questions, thereby chunking information.

  • Circular Motion and Introduction to Relativity (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

  • Subject(s): Science, Theater (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work cooperatively to view, demonstrate, and understand the importance of frame of reference. They present a short skit, based on the information from their research, that describes a trip to a nearby solar system.

  • Climate and Topography, What Is the Connection? (Authored by Scott Neumann.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson deals only with the Earth’s climatic patterns as they relate to the interplay of topographic features of Earth.

  • Close Your Math (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students complete a roll playing activity to build understanding of number concepts. Students use 'Algebraic Closure' throughout six operations to better comprehend and review basic number theory.

  • Colorful Solutions (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Fractions? Who needs them? Students complete a coloring activity and practice where like fractions are actually used in real-life situations. Problem solving involves using fractions with common denominators utilizing Think, Solve, and Explain format.

  • Combustion or Lack of Oxygen (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students are able to see the combustion of ethanol and then write a report regarding the inability for the ethanol to ignite a second time.

  • Come On, You Can Trust Me (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn to define and then recognize a variety of propaganda techniques at work in their everyday world. Choosing one technique, they creatively demonstrate a thorough understanding from real world experiences.

  • Complexity (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Student will perform mathematical operations on complex numbers

  • Confusing Colors! (Authored by Kevin Holland.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a neat data analysis project in which students collect data, graph their data, and then make predictions based upon their findings. The student’s interest is maintained by the interesting way the data is collected.

  • Congruent Triangles Postulates (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students enjoy this engaging activity in discovering three lettered postulates that prove triangles congruent. Students have a great insight to the workings and reasoning behind ASA, SAS, SSS, and AAS.

  • Connect the Species (Authored by Daric White.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a lesson designed to test student knowledge of energy transfer and species interrelationships.

  • Connecting Characters and Themes in Julius Caesar (Authored by Pat Mixon.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This pre-writing assignment prepares the students for the literary analysis. Writing one body paragraph gives the students the flavor of the analysis. The students locate, interpret, evaluate and analyze the relationship between a character and the theme.

  • Conservation of Mass (Authored by J Keener.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students observe a chemical reaction, determine that a gas has mass, and confirm the law of conservation of mass and energy.

  • Constellation Creations (Authored by Mark Howell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create visual aids that show common constellations. The creations are then used as study guides.

  • Constructing a Protein Sentence (Authored by Barry Anderson.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will utilize their knowledge of RNA transcription, and translation in order to make a protein. They will use a DNA template (portion of the DNA that will code for the protein) to determine the m-RNA and t-RNA sequences for that protein. With the use of a decoder, the students will determine the correct order of the amino acids in the protein. Instead of learning the names of the amino acids that go into making the protein, they will substitute words for amino acids. These words will eventually form a logical sentence (protein) about biology and the processes involved in protein synthesis. The correct linear order of the amino acids determines the proper functioning of the protein; hence, if the students understand the concepts of transcription and translation, they will end up with a sentence that is grammatically correct.

  • Continuation of the Revolution (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is Lesson 2 in the Industrial Times unit. Students research information on inventions that occurred during the second part of the Industrial Revolution. They write and publish articles on a selected invention.

  • Could You Repeat That? (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students gain an understanding of the Oral Language Tradition of Anglo Saxon Poetry and identify how existing lines were affected by this tradition.

  • Create Your Personal Shield (Authored by Patricia Morres.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: For the purpose of presenting a one - minute personal introduction speech, students create a poster in the shape of a shield , which represents their individual lives by using art, photographs, magazine and newspaper graphics

  • Creating Graphs from Tables (Authored by Rhonda Bray.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: “I don’t care what other people think!” Or do you? Statistical data recorded in a table is interpreted and displayed in an appropriate graph format demonstrating how opinion polls and other types of data can be easily read and interpreted.

  • Creatively Creating Expository Essays (Authored by Kara Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In groups, students create inventions using common objects such as pipe cleaners that could have been in FAHRENHEIT 451. Students share how their inventions work, then draft expository essays explaining their purpose or how they were built.

  • Dateline: 442 B.C. Antigone (Authored by Patti Cogburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in groups to write, produce, and video tape a newscast based on the events in the play [Antigone]. The students will describe the main events, analyze the main characters, problems, conflicts and resolutions within the play.

  • Decimals Make Cents (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Look out real world, here we come! Due to new jobs, pay increases, taxes, money in the bank, and opportunities to spend, spend, spend, students learn there is no way to avoid working with decimals in making life -centsable!-

  • Decipher This! (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is to be used when studying Ancient Egypt and the Rosetta Stone. The purpose of this lesson is to show students the difficulty of deciphering and determining the importance of a message written in hieroglyphics.

  • Defending Great Literature (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Responding to a fictional letter by an upset parent, students defend Mark Twain and the study of [Huck Finn] using persuasive techniques, appropriate word choice, and correct letter format.

  • Defining Citizenship in Recent Events (Authored by Chris Black.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Have your students questioned how non-citizens could commit recent acts? Do they know what a legal alien is? This lesson will help define a citizen of the United States and a non-citizen alien of the United States.

  • Demonstrating and Calculating Electrostatic Forces (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A presentation demonstrating electrostatic force focuses on how electrostatic forces exist between charged objects.

  • Density and Solubility of Liquids (Authored by Beverly Grim.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students predict and test the densities of common liquids. Solubility is also being observed.

  • Design an Animal (Authored by Hala Bessyoune.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students perform a lab activity in which they design an animal to live in a specific environment taking into account all aspects of that particular environment.

  • Details and Observations IQ or the Eyes Have it (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After studying Chaucer as a master of details, student partners exercise powers of observation to create a short story linking unrelated details into a logical plot with a clear setting and established characters.

  • Determing Angle Measure with Parallel Lines (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson discusses parallel lines, transversals, corresponding angles, alternate interior angles, alternate exterior angles and consecutive angles.

  • Determining Mercantile Volume of a Pine Tree (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students determine timber volumes as sawtimber or pulpwood like a forester would for market purposes.

  • Did We Know? (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students process a variety of information on the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Then they are asked to form an opinion and support it in an essay.

  • Digan Queso (Authored by Mary Montcalm.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students recognize and respond to commands involving family members and prepositions specifying locations

  • Do a Ditty (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in cooperative groups to create a -ditty- to teach the characteristics that distinguish literary forms to younger students. The ditty is performed before the class.

  • Do Objects Vary Very Much? (Authored by John Fowler.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is a fun way to introduce standard deviation (SD). Students measure the SD of colors in a collection of objects (e.g. candy)

  • Do They Play Sports in Costa Rica? (Authored by Katherine Williamson.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use target language (Spanish) newspapers found on the Internet to compare/contrast sports found in Costa Rica and the United States.

  • Do You Judge a Book by Its Cover? (Authored by Patti Cogburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Following a class discussion about stereotypes, students cut pictures out of magazines that relate to their lives to glue on bags to share with the class.

  • Do You Know the Master Programmer? (Authored by Author Unknown.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students demonstrate DNA replication, RNA transcription, and tRNA translation into protein synthesis by building models of each process using candy as building materials.

  • Do You Remember? (Authored by Kathryn La Rosa.)

  • Subject(s): Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The student demonstrates an awareness of where a melody and melody fragments enter different voice parts, and adjusts dynamically to enable the listener to perceive these events. Each student uses a rubric to make critical evaluations of the performances.

  • Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News, I’ve Got a Bad Case of Loving Math (Authored by Becca Childress.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Tired of hearing, “When are we ever going to use this again?” Students will use their knowledge of graphing inequalities to solve this real world problem. Students will have to figure how many doctors and nurses can be hired within budget and building constraints

  • Does the Decimal Point Really Make a Difference? (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: What’s the problem with cheeseburgers advertised for .99 cents each or colas for .89 cents each? Students study the decimal dilemma and discover major math mistakes in the real world.

  • Does Your Fitness Compute? (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Health, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students chart and analyze baseline data pertaining to improving and maintaining fitness levels.

  • Does Your Rectangle Have Guts? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A rectangle is the shape of a piece of notebook paper. The area is the space inside the rectangle, and it is measured in square units.

  • Doing Battle with Radical Equations (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Equations containing radicals with variables in the radicand are called radical equations. To solve such equations, first isolate the radical on one side of the equation and then square each side of the equation to eliminate the radical.

  • Domus Romana: A Roman House (Authored by Pierce Taylor.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A home can tell a lot about the people that live there. This lesson explores the typical elements of a wealthy Roman politician or businessman’s home and the types of activities that go on there.

  • Don't Delete Me (Authored by Elizabeth Burnett.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify how a malfunction in a particular chromosome can result in a myriad of genetic disorders that may lead to a person requiring medical care, as a result of a condition caused by the genetic mutation.

  • Don't Throw Away That Junk Mail! (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will use old junk mail to identify techniques used to attract and hold the reader's attention.

  • Drawing Straws (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students enjoy this engaging activity by investigating possible lengths to sides of a triangle. Students discover the Triangle Inequality Theorem through hands-on activities with straws.

  • Eating for Two (Authored by Michelle Groce.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn how to keep a food diary and prepare a Healthy Meals Chart in order to assist them in making healthy choices regarding the foods they eat while pregnant.

  • Ecology (Authored by Christine Newton.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will research a chosen ecosystem and produce a PowerPoint presentation or booklet titled: My Ecosystem and Its Endangered Species.

  • Economics on a SeeSaw (Authored by Al Lewis.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Comparing a playground seesaw to the economy, students define a basic vocabulary of economic terms and place types of goods and wages on a sketch of a playground seesaw.

  • Ecosystem Energizers (Authored by Alice Bamberger.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students engage, explore and begin to investigate their knowlege of the flow of energy through an ecosystem by building a concept map.

  • Efficiency (Authored by J.P. Hamilton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work cooperatively to investigate the efficiency of various household appliances. They share their findings in three to five minute oral presentations.

  • El Cuarto Loco (Authored by Mary Montcalm.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students draw a complete house plan and then tell another student about a crazy room in their house, while the other student draws the room from the description.

  • Electric Generation (Authored by Dennis Bush.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify the components that are necessary for the production of electric currents. This will be accomplished by having the students produce electricity by simply turning an electrical extension cord. (THIS IS AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITY)

  • Environmental Quality in Our Own Backyard (Authored by Daric White.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a research project designed to increase student and community awareness and participation in local environmental issues.

  • Enzymatic Action (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Enzymes are specialized proteins that regulate chemical activity in the body without themselves being altered in the reaction. In this lab, students observe how a cell uses an enzyme to rid itself of a poisonous substance.

  • Escape Velocity (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The ability to use and compute roots is often a necessary tool in physics. For example, square roots are used to compute the minimum velocity a spacecraft must have to escape the gravitational force of a planet.

  • Escape! Survival of the Fittest Grasshopper (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Lab Activity: Student teams design a paperclip grasshopper and measure its ability to survive a prey by either jumping high, far, or with a distracting behavior. Students relate the ability to survive to the changing attack of predators. (NETS for Students: 3.1)

  • Ethos, Logos, and Pathos (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After teaching ethos, logos, and pathos, students read -Letter From a Birmingham Jail- and -Civil Disobedience- to identify these appeals and write a comparison/contrast paper connecting these two essays, which were written a hundred years apart.

  • Every Vote Counts (Authored by Brenda Heath.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a multi-phase activity designed to increase student awareness and participation in the voting process.

  • Everyday Use (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: While reading a short story, students make notations about characters on small, sticky notes that they will use in a comparison/contrast essay.

  • EXCEL It! (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Let’s go surfing! Students surf the Web gathering information about graphs. The data collected and analyzed in The Math Poet activity is now incorporated into a spreadsheet and graphs of varying nature generated to further enhance student understanding. (NETS for Students: 5.1 and 5.2)

  • Exercise for Health (Authored by Joe Walker.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students chart and analyze data on a physical fitness chart pertaining to assessment, improvement and maintaining cardiovascular fitness.

  • Exercise for Life (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students produce a video that demonstrates health risk factors and how the controllable health risk factors can be reduced through regular exercise.

  • Exercise Those Statistics! (Authored by Kevin Holland.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is designed to reinforce the statistical concepts of mean, median, mode, and histograms. Students collect data by measuring their pulse rates through different activities.

  • Extra Terrestial Excursions (Authored by D Bush.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students calculate the length of time it would take to fly to each of the planets in the solar system if we could do so by conventional jet and with our fastest spacecraft.

  • Factoring out Disease (Authored by Erin Cramer.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify health problems that occur during adulthood and list the related risk factors, as well as ways to delay the onset of or the prevention of the identified health problems.

  • Falling Apart for Plot (Authored by Melissa Layner.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students study the effectiveness of the plot of [Things Fall Apart]. They complete a story diagram and compete in a debate regarding the effectiveness of the plot of the novel.

  • Fast Food Junkie (Authored by Christy Carpenter.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students analyze the nutritional value of their favorite fast food meals and describe alternative choices for these unhealthy foods.

  • FCAT Writes! Frenzy (Authored by Fran Mallory.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students that are test anxious greatly benefit from this practice run. Using the two most critical features FCAT Writes! places on our students, time constraints and the unknown prompt, students experience a dress rehearsal of timed demand writing.

  • Federalism and the Prevention of Abuse of Power in the US Federal Government (Authored by Jim Vierthaler.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This multiple day lesson plan is designed to show the ideas, values, and principles of the United States Constitution and other other writings that helped to shape the government of the United States. Students demonstrate understanding of the federal government of the United States (Federalism, Democracy vs. Republic, Rights vs. Freedoms) through regular formative assessments and a summative assessment. Students will also identify examples of abuse of power and identify attempts by the US federal government to prevent abuse of power. Only the first part of SS.C.1.4.1 is addressed, in that unlimited governments (e.g., totalitarian regimes) are not discussed. Also addressed are the following Marion County objectives: Compares And Contrasts, Describes Characteristics Of Democracy, Recognizes Contents Of Basic Documents, Describes Elements Of Branches. Although this can be used in any high school-level American government class, it is intended for use in honors or advanced placement classes.

  • Figuring Out Frost (Authored by Margaret Walton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In this lesson, students read “The Runaway” by Robert Frost and analyze it for its literal and symbolic meanings. Students then compare their personal experiences with the poet’s suggestions about youthful attitudes and behaviors and evaluate the poem for its effectiveness in commenting on this theme.

  • Find a Character, Tell a Story (Authored by Patricia Morres.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students choose a character from a magazine, complete a character sketch, and develop a short story placing this character in a situation.

  • Finding Self-Reliance (Authored by Carla Lovett.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using Emerson’s “Self-Reliance,” students relate what is read to their own experiences and feelings and use active listening to respond to other students’ comments. Students synthesize other responses into their own thoughts about “Self-Reliance”.

  • Finding the Acceleration Due to Gravity (Authored by Phil Lee.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a laboratory exercise which is used to calculate the acceleration due to gravity.

  • Finding the Measure of Segments (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson uses the betweenness property, segment addition property, and distance formula to determine segment lengths.

  • Finding the Spot (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use circles to ‘home in’ on particular spots, showing the ability of scientists to locate unseen objects in space. This activity shows how scientists know certain objects exist in space due to the forces exerted by adjacent bodies. The teacher is to make the additional point that scientists also have to use the concept of forces to determine the existence of minute particles such as atoms, and even smaller, protons, electrons, and neutrons.

  • Finding Your Stride Length (Authored by Kevin Holland.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is an estimation project designed to allow students to find the length of their strides. Using this knowledge, students measure the length of a hallway or find out how many people can fit in the school stadium or gym!

  • Fire Ecology (Authored by Patrick O Bryan.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students examine the role fire plays in mantaining the physical factors of the scrub ecosystem.

  • Floating Forms Falling! (Authored by Wanda Perkins.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The student draws the five basic three-dimensional forms using tools (pencil, ruler, compass, protractor, etc.) and techniques (value application) proficiently and in a safe, responsible manner.

  • Floating Plates on the Earth (Authored by Lynn Buchanan.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Science students develop a concept map to help them organize information, on Plate Tectonics, after reading a selection. Students then organize notes into an outline to further demonstrate knowledge of this topic.

  • Florida's Food Webs (Authored by Mark Howell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students research a Florida ecosystem and illustrate a food web based on the organisms that live in that ecosystem.

  • Flowers and Rocks (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students enjoy this engaging activity by investigating the relationship between area and perimeter while creating and pricing a flower bed for their school name. Students calculate the perimeter and area of block letters, in order to compete in a ‘Perimeter Area Bingo’ game.

  • Follow That Graph (Authored by Debbie Lloyd.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Help your students to follow that graph with ease. In this lesson, students investigate, analyze, and discuss the effects of parameter changes on a trigonometric function using a graphing calculator.

  • Follow the Leader! (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Orwell shows how leaders and followers in a society can act in ways that destroy freedom and equality. Choose a leader and a follower from [Animal Farm] and write an essay explaining how the behavior of each contributes to the loss of freedom and equality.

  • Foundations of American Government (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is designed to show the Principles and Origins of American Government.

  • Friendships Tied in Knots (Authored by Sherry Spencer.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Health (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This initiative emphasizes what participants perceive as characteristics of healthy friendships and how these characteristics can be utilized to solve the knots in the rope representing an unhappy friend relationship.

  • From the Farm to the Factory (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students practice listening, reading, and writing while focusing on the early part of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. Empathy for the people of this period is shown through a series of letters that relate circumstances from the period.

  • Gas Money (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students write, edit and produce resumés and cover letters in final form.

  • Gearing Up (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In mathematics, a ratio is a comparison of two numbers by division. A gear ratio can be expressed as a ratio to solve real-world problems.

  • Genre Book (Authored by Farrah Milby.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Language Arts, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In this activity, students work in groups to present a genre to the class. Each group is given the distinguishing features of a genre. The group is to plan a presentation and find one example of their genre in the room.

  • Geometric Sequence (Authored by Xiuqing Li.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will learn the geometric sequence and find the sum of an geometric sequence.

  • Geometry Scavenger Hunt (Authored by Sandra Pickard.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students find everyday objects that represent geometric figures. The students must then prove the object is in fact the shape. Students also find the perimeter, area, surface area, volume, circumference of selected objects.

  • Get Informed About English II (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read a teacher-made informative pamphlet about tenth grade English class rules and requirements and learn important information about FCAT They answer FCAT-like questions about the pamphlet and write an essay.

  • Get Physical (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students research a physical exercise using primary source information. Students analyze the information and write a report that validates, rejects, or qualifies the information.

  • Get the Picture with Graphs (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Pictures say a thousand words, so let’s just picture it with graphs! Students examine line, bar and circle graphs in the newspaper and on the Web. Sketches of graphs are completed with emphasis on selecting the best model to depict data collected. (NETS for Students: 5.1)

  • Getting Down to Business (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use correct business letter format to write a first draft, edit and rewrite a final draft business letter to their choice of vendor with comments of criticism or praise.

  • Glucose Factory (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Plants use chemicals from the environment and energy from the sun to produce their own food. The food they produce is glucose. Students determine through laboratory activity the presence or absence of glucose in a variety of plant leaves and stems.

  • Going My Way (High School Math) (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: When an object moves at a constant speed, or rate, it is said to be in uniform motion. The formula d = rt is used to solve uniform motion problems.

  • Got Escher? (Tessellation) (Authored by Euconfra Corbit.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create Escher-like tessellations.

  • Graph Both Crusts (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students calculate the angles and construct a pie graph of the percentages of the elements in the continental and oceanic crusts. Then they analyze the results.

  • Great Britain vs. Europe (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reasons for the development of the Industrial Revolution as well as its effects on the population of Europe.

  • Great Britain’s Greatest Queen (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reign of Queen Victoria.

  • Growing Pains of the Yearling (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Language arts and/or social studies students will study the characters, themes, motivations, and background of pioneer Florida life through video lessons on the novel [The Yearling] by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

  • Growth of a Revolution - The Industrial Revolution (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is lesson one in the unit, Industrial Tool Time. Students follow a newspaper theme and create headlines for important events of the Agriculture Revolution and illustrations for the newspaper showing how the new inventions led to other inventions.

  • GUM: More, Less, or the Same? (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A laboratory activity confirming the law of conservation of matter by weighing chewing gum before and after it is chewed. ‘ Will it weigh more, less or the same? What happens to the matter?’

  • Have I Got a Book for You! (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: On your trips to the library, are you tired of hearing the question, "What’s this book about?" If so, here is an activity to help students discover what books the library has to offer.

  • Have You Ever Seen a Sea Monkey? (Authored by Jo Ann Parsons.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use stereo scopes to observe brine shrimp on a daily basis and make scientific drawings of the growth and development of this species. Students learn about Artemia franciscana from research at web sites and from their observations.

  • Having a Great Time - Wish You Were Here (Authored by Nancy McGalliard.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is an overview of colonial life in America focusing on the social, political, religious, and economic developments of the New England, Middle colonies, and Southern colonies.

  • Heeeeere’s Pea O’Vee! (Authored by Susan Teare.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students prepare, present, and perform a panel discussion in talk show format, role-playing the differing points of view of characters from familiar fairy tales.

  • Help Me Find My Keys (Authored by Vivian Sharp.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students write a five-paragraph essay on the topic: What mistakes have you made and then learned a life lesson from the experience? The teacher provides an example of a life dilemma, such as how to avoid locking keys in the car.

  • Hinduism vs. Buddhism (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create Venn diagrams showing the differences and similarities between the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism.

  • History in my Town (Authored by Bill Chapman.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use multimedia and technology to research and present a historical event or period in their hometown.

  • History through Poetry (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to analyze the poem -The Charge of the Light Brigade.- Students discuss its meaning and significance to the Crimean War. Students will also understand how war is perceived from a non-military point of view.

  • Hitler vs. Mussolini (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the rise of two of the 20th Century's most notorious dictators. They will be asked to compare and contrast these two despots and complete a chart on the two dictators.

  • Holding Leaders Responsible (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the Nuremberg Trials, including the charges brought against the defendants. They will then answer short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

  • Holocaust Memorial Service (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students pay tribute to holocaust victims through an art form, showing the students' empathy and victims' suffering.

  • Holocaust Nightmare Revisited (Authored by Suzanne Kruger.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Imagine living through the horrors of the Holocaust and having these memories return years later through writing a book! After reading the autobiography [Night], students determine why Elie Wiesel was willing to relive this time of his life through writing.

  • Hot Time in the Classroom (Authored by Michael Hall.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use a thermometer and ice to learn that temperature is a measure of the average translational kinetic energy.

  • Hover Above the Earth (Authored by Dawn Gott.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students build a balloon hovercraft, take direct measurements, answer critical questions, and make calculations using the data gathered in order to realize the concept of acceleration as a change in velocity.

  • How Close Can We Get? (Authored by Shannon Nower.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students guide themselves through the traditional outline structure by reassembling papers, which have been cut into separate sentences. Students then see “how close they’ve come” to the original paper and evaluate their achievement.

  • How Do You Measure a Triangle? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Student will discover angles and their relationship to triangles.

  • How Do You Pay a Complement to an Angle? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Complementary angles are two angles that form a right angle (90 degrees). Students practice finding the complement of an angle.

  • How Fast Does Your Race Car Go? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students are given average winning speeds for even-number years. The students then graph, determine a line of best fit, interpolate, extrapolate, write an equation in slope-intercept form, and predict winning speeds.

  • How Fast Is It Traveling? (Authored by Obed Morales.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students manipulate toy cars and simulate various walking speeds to discover characteristics related to rate of speed, distance and time. After measuring the time and distance, the students calculate the speed.

  • How Simple Is Your Rational Expression? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Rational expressions are algebraic expressions whose numerator and denominator are polynomials. This lesson simplifies such expressions and identifies values of the variable that must be excluded.

  • How Stuff Is Put Together (Chemical Bonding) (Authored by Richard Angelini Sr..)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: All compounds are made of combinations of elements held together by bonds in exact proportion. The demonstration of a simple experiment illustrates the ratio of the elements that make up the common chemical compound of water.

  • How Tall is that Billboard? (Authored by Alan Kent.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson covers constructing and using a basic hypsometer to measure the heights of tall objects such as trees, billboards, and buildings.

  • How Tall Is That Flag Pole? (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn that similar triangles have sides that are proportional. They will use this knowledge to determine the height of a flagpole. This method was used by the ancient Egyptians to determine the height of the great pyramids.

  • How to Get Rich Slowly (Authored by Brenda Rider.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn how to budget in order to live in today's world. Allocating their resources is of prime importance in the monthly budget.

  • I Heard It on the Radio (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will create a portfolio that reflects knowledge of present day professional musicians or individuals related to the music industry.

  • I Want You! (Authored by Lainie Ferrell.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is designed to have students show that they understand how political conditions and significant events that led to United States involvement in World War I influenced works of art by applying their ideas to create a war poster.

  • I'll Take One! (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students collectively create a product , slogan, and advertisments for different types of media using their senses with different types of appeals.

  • In Search of Food . . . Living Off the Vegetation (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students locate information from a variety of sources, to describe what Indians gathered and how they sustained life. Using five sources students select a paragraph from each and state the main idea and supporting details.

  • Interpreting Political Cartoons (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is designed to have students locate political situations in cartoons(newspapers, etc. ) They should choose cartoons and write a short essay (3 ) paragraphs about the cartoon, and then present orally to the class.

  • Interrelationships Within the Marine Community (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create an electronic story showing the interrelationship of species within the marine environment.

  • Introduction to Classification (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Classification is a systematic method used to diversify, categorize and organize animate and inanimate objects. Students explore these relationships by designing a classification system.

  • Inventing a New Life (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students research information on selected inventions of the latter part of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. They then write persuasive essays on which invention they consider to be the most important. Using their essays as reference, students attempt to sway a talk-show audience toward their choices for the most important invention.

  • Invitation to Religion (Authored by Lisa Deaton.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students are introduced to the world’s five major religions including: traits, characteristics, similarities and differences . Following discussion students create an invitation to a holiday from one of the religions they have studied.

  • Irish Literature Alive (Authored by M. Joy Gorence.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Literature of Ireland comes alive with an introduction to the writings of Mc Court, Heaney and Yeats.

  • Irish Literature Scavenger Hunt (Authored by M. Joy Gorence.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students locate and evaluate various books, journals, anthologies, and Internet sources that contain information that may be used in answering the scavenger hunt questions related to Ireland and Irish literature.

  • Is Your Square Complete? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Solving quadratic equations using the Complete the Square form.

  • Islam or Christianity? (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After studying the Byzantine Empire, students make a mosaic representing Constantinople under Christian or Muslim rule.

  • It's in the Paper! (Newspaper In Education Unit) (Authored by Anne Zahra.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students brainstorm a list of the kinds of information found in newspapers, present examples, and state how reading a newspaper is useful to them and people they know. They also demonstrate understanding of the term mass media.

  • It's That Time of Year (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students devise a system for organizing and displaying information they collect about Florida colleges.

  • It's Your Wellness (Authored by Richard Rooker.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In this lesson the students will gain an understanding of factors that affect their wellness. The lesson will focus on the individual's responsibility to avoid personal risk behaviors that have a negative impact on wellness.

  • Jazz-Age Intrigue (Authored by Lisa Glenn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After reading THE GREAT GATSBY students will demonstrate their understanding of the jazz-age using jazz-age terms to create an original story, scene, or letter.

  • Job Interviews (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through the use of role-playing strategies as well as video taping, students practice skills required for effective job interviewing and listening skills.

  • Junk to You, Art to Me (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The student will create a sculpture or relief by assembling found objects using the appropriate media, techniques, and tools that express a definite theme or idea, utilizing the elements and principles of design specified in the Art Production Criteria.

  • Just Graph It! (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Poetic Math Challenge - Lesson 4 Pictures say a thousand words, so, Just Graph It! Data collected and analyzed is now incorporated into a spreadsheet and graphs of varying nature generated to further enhance student understanding. (NETS for Students: 5.1 and 5.2)

  • Keeping an "I" Out for the Answers (Authored by Ann Pearson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use an I-Chart to locate and gather information from several sources.

  • Labor Pains (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is an inquiry lesson where students read an account of the Chicago Haymarket Riot of 1886 and identify questions that need to be addressed to understand the historical circumstances surrounding the event. Student groups then research individual questions and present answers to the whole class, thus explaining the labor situation during this time.

  • Laying the Groundwork: ART Installation (Authored by Debi Barrett-Hayes.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create a large-scale installation on the lawn or grounds of the school environment. Excitement is heightened by making humorous creations that use highly recognizable, appropriated images of art.

  • Least Common Multiples (Word Problems) (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students cooperatively complete several real world problems using Least Common Multiples and sequencing. Creativity and understanding are used to finalize the packet with a student made real world problem.

  • Lesson on Wayne Thiebaud (Authored by Todd Hauser.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is designed to introduce art students to a lesser-known contemporary artist. Students view the artist’s work in order to form opinions and share in class discussions. They also critique some of the artists work using the Linderman method and recreate the artist’s style of work with their own paintings.

  • Let Us Bond Together (Authored by Warren Bell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn about bond strengths/bond types by observing a demonstration. They apply this knowledge in their own experiments so they can predict bond strengths/bond types based on the locations of the bonding atoms on the periodic table.

  • Let's Graph It! (Authored by Dirk Naegele.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students calculate the conversion factor between cm and inches by graphing the height of each student in cm and inches and finding the slope of the line.

  • Let's Watch a Story (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: As a means to review the elements of a story, students watch a silent movie and visually identify the elements of a story.

  • Life Is Like a Jar of Pickles (Authored by Danica Norris.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Can a jar of pickles affect the quality of your life? Yes! In this lesson, students discover how the production of a jar of pickles can affect their lives. Students will gain an understanding of the interconnectedness between humans and the Earth's systems. Students analyze how a jar of pickle's life cycle (from creation to discard) impacts the Earth's systems, predict possible effects to their quality of life, and then suggest improvements to current practices in agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, etc., that create less impact.

  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Limited Government (Authored by Alan Peacock.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students demonstrate knowledge of the differences between limited and unlimited governments, by writing a letter from the point of view of Thomas Jefferson to King George III explaining why a constitutional democracy is better than despotic royal tyranny.

  • Light on Trial: Wave or Particle? (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students determine whether light is a wave, a particle, or some combination of each by presenting evidence in a mock trial format.

  • Lighting Instruments from the Inside Out (Authored by Gordon Gair.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Where does that pretty stage light come from for [Cats] and [Phantom of the Opera]? Students examine theatrical lighting instruments to see how light is controlled. Observation lists help students write a paragraph telling of their discoveries.

  • Lilting Limericks (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through demonstration and practice, the students recognize limericks and write their own. The lesson includes a brief historical orientation, a formula for recognizing and creating limericks, a review of poetic elements, and prompts for writing.

  • Line Plots (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Statistical data can be organized and presented on a number line. Numerical information displayed on a number line is called a “line plot.”

  • Literary Devices Paper (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students write a character anaylsis of someone they know describing them through similes, metaphors, and hyperboles.

  • Lively Math (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Set mathematical problem solving to music and play like musical chairs. Use classical music to set a thought-provoking atmosphere. This is also an excellent method for reinforcement or review.

  • Living in Water (Authored by Hala Bessyoune.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students perform a lab activity in which they examine the external structure of a preserved fish and find out why fish can survive and live in water.

  • Love Changes Everything (Authored by Kathryn La Rosa.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students edit a score excerpt that has been deliberately modified to more accurately interpret the composer's idea as represented on a recording of the excerpt. Students justify any recommended changes to the score.

  • Lyrics Statistics (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Poetic Math Challenge-Lesson 2 Since all the rhyming is through, now what are we to do? What does all of this prove to you? The answer to that question is in the statistics found in Lesson 2. Stay tuned and you will see; the best to come is yet to be!

  • Magnetism and the Magnetic Force (Authored by J.P. Hamilton.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students investigate magnetism and magnetic force.

  • Main Sequence Stars: A System in Equilibrium? (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Studentsunderstand and describe the equilibrium of internal forces in a main sequence star.

  • Maintain Your Gain (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students develop an individual wellness plan that addresses flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, body composition, and muscular endurance. They monitor their progress and make any necessary adjustments in order to reach their goal.

  • Make a Design by Plotting Points (Authored by Dan Schmidt.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students design a picture by plotting points on graph paper and then color their designs.

  • Making a Speech (Authored by Samuel Love Sr..)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is an introduction to the public speaking process.

  • Making Child’s Play of Antigone (Authored by Kara Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Conscience vs. Authority is the major theme of ANTIGONE. Working in small groups, students make children’s books to share with elementary students that teach a universal rule that obeys both conscience and authority.

  • Making Hypotheses (Authored by Mark Howell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students practice making hypotheses about what they believe will occur as they perform an osmosis experiment in class.

  • Making Stained Glass Windows (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After studying cathedrals and stained glass windows from the Middle Ages, students create a stained glass window using slides, textbook, or pictures from the Internet.

  • Making Tracks (Authored by Leon Mays.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students make casts of animal tracks, identify, and explain how the animal's feet are adapted for their function.

  • Mass Matters (Authored by Tami McConnell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is a creative way to illustrate the relationship between the stages in a star’s life and the star’s mass. The student creates a concept map to organize the stages in the development of three categories of stars.

  • Maximum Profit (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson uses application that provides reinforcement in such areas as problem solving, multiplying polynomials, and finding maximum points.

  • Mayan Culture Logbook (Authored by Jillian Eriksson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students use different websites to create a logbook of the Mayan civilization in order to become familiar with their culture.

  • Measures of Central Tendency (High School) (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In analyzing, statistical data, measures of central tendency are used because they represent centralized data.

  • Measuring Acceleration (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students observe, measure, and calculate acceleration. They construct an accelerometer to make measurements.

  • Measuring the Merchantable Height of a Tree (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In this activity, students learn techniques that determine the merchantable height of a tree and the number of logs a tree provides.

  • Meet the Press (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create and present oral book report scripts for a mock “Meet the Press” interview between a character in a novel or biography they have been assigned to read and a television reporter.

  • Melting Ice is Hot Stuff! (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will use crude calorimeters to determine the amount of energy required to melt ice and will be able to calculate the Molar Heat of Fusion of Ice.

  • Mental Math Relay (Authored by Sandra Pickard.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use mental math, paper and pencil and calculators to solve problems. The students are put into teams and “race” to see who will get the most correct answers per round.

  • Metals or Nonmetals? The Families of Elements (Authored by Stewart Tick.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After viewing a short demonstration by the teacher, students will work cooperatively in groups to compile information on the characteristics of groups of elements. They will then present their findings to the entire class.

  • Mixed Expressions and Complex Fractions (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Algebraic expressions such as (a + b/c), and (5 + (x-y)/(x+3)) are called mixed expressions. Changing mixed expressions to rational expressions is similar to changing mixed numbers to improper fractions.

  • Molecules Rock (Authored by Mary Easley.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This shows students that molecules of life move dynamically and powerfully. It’s an interactive approach to teaching diffusion and osmosis.

  • Mondrian and Matisse: Combining Styles (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create artwork using the pure elements of line, shape, and color as the subject matter. The artwork is then cut or torn into organic shapes which are then glued onto a background paper, leaving areas of paper showing in the composition.

  • Monumental Disappearance (Authored by Warren Bell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students are to compare the emissions listed on the EPA isopleths over the past five-year period for ten key states. They will use this information to rank each region according to the degree of acid rain problem in those parts of the United States.

  • More Body Parts (Authored by Mary Montcalm.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using Total Physical Response strategies, students learn additional body parts in the target language (Spanish).

  • Movers and Trackers (Authored by Brenda Heath.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work cooperatively to research and map changes in minority population in Florida from 1960 to 1990. Students research and prepare oral presentations describing the information obtained.

  • Movie Analysis (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students show the relevance of literary terms to a movie of their choice.

  • Multicultural Canterbury Pilgrimage (Authored by Brenda Biletnikoff.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After the students have read Chaucer's [The Canterbury Tales], they create travel brochures that detail various people and places that are encountered on the way to Canterbury.

  • Multiplication in Cells (Authored by Leon Gaither.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students model cell division processes of mitosis and meiosis.

  • Multiplying Rational Numbers (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: To multiply rational expressions, you multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators.

  • Mummies Matter! (Authored by Jennifer Womble.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using technology and language arts, students create an Ancient Egyptian magazine focusing on the civilization traits. Individuals research, write articles and work cooperatively to assemble a product as a culminating lesson for a unit on Ancient Egypt. Report is published on the Web using SiteMaker from Beacon Learning Center. (NETS for Students: 3.1, 4.1 and 5.1)

  • Musical Math Challenge (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Prerequisite activity to Poetic Math Challenge - Set mathematical problem solving to music and play like musical chairs. Use classical music to set a thought-provoking atmosphere. This is also an excellent method of reinforcement or review.

  • My Awesome GIG! (Authored by Betty Lee.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Each student creates a collage of pictures and words that relates to a career of choice and presents it to the class.

  • My Crazy Contraption (Authored by Jo Ann Parsons.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students design, build, and present a “Rube Goldberg Device,- identifying five simple machines and all energy transfers that will take place.

  • My Life as a Star! (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students analyze the life cycle of a star, and creatively prepare a presention a star’s life cycle. (NETS for Students: 5.1)

  • My Life in Numbers (Authored by Sandra Pickard.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create a number line depicting their lives and family history. Students use absolute value to represent pre and post birth events.

  • My Time: Understanding Timelines (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students practice using timelines and create their own personal timelines. This lesson is the first lesson in an introductory unit entitled Historical Tool Time that covers basic historical concepts and themes.

  • My Way (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students perform an improvisation of the Blues that could be used to accompany a video about a decade in American history.

  • Mystery of the Eleven Unknown Substances (Authored by Jo Ann Parsons.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is an easy outline for students to follow for identification of eleven white substances that are commonly found in the household.

  • Name That Tune (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students listen to music that is representative of different styles, periods, cultures, composers, and performers and identify the music using as least two areas of classification.

  • New Nation (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students have a chance to create and develop their own nations or islands, and make decisions about finance, economy, defense, and even the flags.

  • New Year's Eve 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989 (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Four groups of students are given one of the following decades: 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, and 1980’s. The students re-enact a New Year’s Eve television broadcast that recaps the highlights of the assigned decade.

  • News View (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students analyze three different news sources that describe the same event by comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences. They write an essay describing the main idea of the event, and the different methods used to develop the main idea.

  • Noah's Ark, Revisited (Authored by Rebecca Endrelunas.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: To become familiar with endangered species’ habitats and characteristics, students will design, present, and evaluate a visual presentation (kiosk or website) for a specific endangered species. This is similar to the real-world model of Busch Gardens.

  • Nobody Does It Better (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students complete a journal entry using criteria developed for justifying the type of music they prefer.

  • Novel Analysis (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Small groups write an expository, multi-modal essay, analyzing the novel [Lord of the Flies], discussing the elements of the novel. All groups’ essays will be compiled into the one document, the “Novel Analysis.”

  • Numbers Beyond Reason! (Authored by Cylle Rowell.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use the story of the “discovery” of irrational numbers to learn about the different classes of numbers, the different ways in which numbers may be represented, and how to classify different numbers into their particular class.

  • Nutritionist for Hire (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Health, Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students devise a healthy dietary plan.

  • Observation Challenge (Authored by Mark Howell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students are asked to observe a similar set of items and write a detailed description about one of those items. That description is read by others who then try to select the item being described.

  • Of Mice and Moths (Authored by J.P. Hamilton.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students show how genetic variation of offspring contributes to population control in an environment and that natural selection ensures that those who are best adapted to their surroundings survive to reproduce.

  • Old Poly Factoring (Authored by Kevin Holland.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: -Old Poly- factoring is a great reinforcement or enhancement to any algebraic factoring unit. Students are given a set of -Old Poly- cards and have to match polynomials to their factored forms. The game is played like -Old Maid-.

  • Oops! I Made a Mistake (Authored by Kitty Roberson.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students study the causes, effects, and inheritance patterns of sickle-cell anemia.

  • Order in the Classroom (Authored by Dana Hopkins.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students define and identify integers, rational, irrational, real, and complex numbers. They find examples of each and write them on note cards. They work in small groups to put each card in ascending or descending order.

  • Order, Order All Electrons (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn how to ‘read’ the periodic table by applying their knowledge of the construction of atoms. Applications of Aufbau Principle, Hund’s Rule, and Pauli Exclusion Principle will be explained in detail.

  • Organization of Nations Project (Authored by Jillian Eriksson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is a research project that teaches different viewpoints on current world issues. Each student researches a different country, becomes its ambassador and represents its interests in classroom debates with other countries on current issues.

  • Our Lifeline Pump (Authored by Jacquelyn Fils.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students explore the exterior and interior of the human heart, and look at terminology related to the heart.

  • Our Solar System: Its Planets and Their Satellites (Authored by Ray Ano.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using different sets of Styrofoam balls, students create a replica of our solar system.

  • Out of the Dust (High School) (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read Hesse’s [Out of the Dust], the story of a girl who struggles to help her family survive the dust bowl years of the Depression. Students respond to FCAT-like questions about the novel and write a free-verse poem modeled after the author’s.

  • Over There with World War I Songs (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students listen to and interpret songs from World War I. These songs express feelings, a time period, and patriotism. (This activity can be used as an introduction, conclusion, or as a part of a larger unit on World War I.)

  • Oxygen Factory (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through laboratory investigation, students examine the interdependence of the oxygen and carbon dioxide cycle in an ecosystem.

  • Oyster Shell Observation (Authored by Nancy Dow.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use oyster shells to observe and identify specific attributes and communicate those in writing to other classmates. This activity helps students to master proper scientific observation and communication .

  • Pacing a Gunther Chain (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In this activity, students learn to pace a Gunther Chain, which is a unit of measurement used by foresters to determine distance and area.

  • Pairs of Angles (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson discusses adjacent angles, vertical angles, linear pairs, supplementary angles and complementary angles

  • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work with parallel and perpendicular lines and their properties.

  • People Behind the Masks (Authored by David Worrell.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A visual presentation with teacher commentary introduces the students to the art of maskmaking and develops the students’ understanding of the world cultures that have produced the masks.

  • Perfect Squares and Factoring (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Numbers such as 1, 4, 9, and 16 are called perfect squares. Products of the form (a + b)^2 and (a – b)^2 are also called perfect squares, and these expansions are called perfect square trinomials.

  • Periodic Table Families (Authored by Melanie Fraser.)

  • Subject(s): Science, Theater (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students investigate chemical and physical properties within families or groups of the periodic table. They create and perform plays for younger students in which the dialogue and costumes accurately represent these properties.

  • Persuasion and Figurative Language (Authored by Sherry Czupryk.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify and explain the effect of metaphors, similes and personification in -Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.-

  • Persuasion and Parallel Structure (Authored by Sherry Czupryk.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify and explain the effect of parallel structure in -The Declaration of Independence.- This is the first in a series of lessons on persuasive techniques. See lessons with -Persuasion- in the title.

  • Persuasion and Use of Language (Authored by Sherry Czupryk.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students analyze Henry's use of connotative language, hyperbole, allusion, and rhethorical question in -Speech to the Virginia Convention.- This is second in a series of lessons on persuasive devices.

  • Photoelectric Devices (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students view a teacher-made PowerPoint presentation on how photoelectric devices work, and then they answer FCAT-like questions on the material presented.

  • Physical Activity Can Reduce Your Stress (Authored by Vivian Lett.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson helps students identify stressors in their day-to-day lives and how physical activity helps to reduce perceived levels of stress.

  • Pi Day (March 14) (Authored by Dan Schmidt.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will determine the value of PI by measuring the circumference and diameter of circular objects such as soup cans, Oreo cookies, etc..

  • Pickles: Death in a Jar! (Authored by Darrin Minns.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson explores the influence that lurking variables can have on data and statistical inference.

  • Picture This (Authored by Paula Willis.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Picture This!! Explore creative ideas for illustrating children's books using innovative and unusual objects for illustrating juvenile stories.

  • Pinch Pot Possibilities (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create round pinch pots with lids that have uniform shape and overall surface designs that emphasize line.

  • Plan for Research Success (Authored by Martha Smith.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students are introduced to an online organizational tool that helps them develop an effective and efficient plan for successfully completing a research project.

  • Plotting the Ocean Floor (Authored by Nancy Dow.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Learning about the topography of the ocean floor is easily accomplished when students plot points on a graph, connect the dots to make the ocean floor profile and label the topographical features.

  • Poetic Math Challenge (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Are you a ‘math poet?’ Make math problems unique and interesting by allowing students to create and/or solve problems relating to real-world experiences incorporating rhythmic lines. A catchy line might save you time when solving a real-life problem!

  • Poetic Math Greeting Cards (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Poetic Math Challenge-Lesson 3 What is the most often purchased greeting card? Discover this, and then have students produce their own greeting cards. Students surprise family and friends while analyzing data at the same time. Creativity soars! (NETS for Students 1.2, 3.2 and 5.1)

  • Poetry Sings (Authored by Tim Chestnut.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students find and explicate literary terms exemplified in lyrics of songs which the students already enjoy.

  • Poetry Voices (Authored by Jay Babcock.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students discover, read, write about and perform pieces of poetry individually or in small groups. This is not an introduction to poetry, but rather an extension activity of the performance aspect of poetry.

  • Political Ramifications of the American Revolution (Authored by Catherine Thornton.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will understand reasons the colonists demanded more freedom to expand their territorial domains and extend their few freedoms via studies of the many parliamentary actions of Great Britain, as well as effects of these actions.

  • Political Speech (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students listen to a variety of speeches and analyze their purposesand how well the speaker achieved that purpose. Students analyze methods used by the speaker and their effectiveness. Students present their analyses to the class.

  • Politics: Who Is in Control? (Authored by Patricia McAdams.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will read the article "Council Members Clash over Administrator's Job." They will be asked to think about how they would feel being placed in the same situation. All students will participate in role playing the news article.

  • Preparing for the Life After (Authored by Raymond O'Neil.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is a ROTC/Life Management Skills career knowledge activity that applies oral communication skills with job knowledge. The students research a given job (career) and create a presentation to give to the class.

  • Presentaciones (Authored by Amy Jones.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is a great way for the teacher and the students to get to know one another on the first day of a new class. It also enables students to communicate with others that speak another language, specifically, Spanish.

  • Presenting an Autobiography (Authored by Jerry Stephens.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students prepare and present their own autobiographies with the assistance of a computer presentation they have created using a presentation program such as Microsoft PowerPoint .

  • Prints and Patterns (Authored by Bill Chapman.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn to lift a latent fingerprint and identify the fingerprint pattern.

  • Probability and Compound Events (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students determine the probability of compound events.

  • Probability and Odds (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students determine the probability and odds for various events.

  • Problem Project (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will utilize their various skills in this project to assist them in reaching a solution to a problem or area of concern to them.

  • Problems with the Congress of Vienna (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the Problems with the Congress of Vienna.

  • Prom Letters (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will effectively communicate through writing two letters of narratives describing his/her prom date written for two different audiences—a grandparent and a best friend. Style, tone, level of detail, and organization will be addressed.

  • Propaganda Flyer (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create a persuasive flyer to sway the opinion of the class on a controversial issue.

  • Putting It On Paper (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: What are the essential parts of a business letter? Using Internet search methods students locate and print samples of two different business letter formats. Students write rough drafts of business letters inquiring when, where, and how math is used.

  • Pyrotechnics (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Pyrotechnics is the scientific name for fireworks. This word comes from Greek words meaning “fire arts.” Factoring can be used to solve such problems dealing with Pyrotechnics.

  • Qualitative vs. Quantitative (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students examine the difference between qualitative and quantitative observations by doing a simple lab activity. This lesson can be used at any grade level. It involves the basic observation process skill.

  • Rare, Fat, Flabby, Big-Mouthed Sharks (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The megamouth shark is an atypical shark that shatters all preconcieved knowledge of sharks. This one is unusual due to the fact that it cannot swim well, is flabby and is new to man.

  • Rays and Angles (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: An angle is defined in terms of two rays that form the angle. This lesson deals with ray and angle measurement, Angle Addition Postulate and Protractor Postulate.

  • Real Numbers (Authored by Xiuqing Li.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students examine the concept of integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers and understand their relative size.

  • Realistic Leather Projects in Clay (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students bring an object made of leather and recreate it in clay, relying on observation skills and problem-solving skills to make it as realistic as possible.

  • Reality Check (Authored by Debra Mastro.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students practice living on a budget. They must plan for rent, utilities, and food and determine if they can afford the luxuries of a phone, car, gas, movies, clothes, etc., using a newspaper to gather their information.

  • Rejection of the League of Nations (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reasons for the U.S.'s rejection of the League of Nations. They will be asked to discuss the material, as well as completing a set of questions on the subject.

  • Relating to Franklin’s Age of Reason (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students keep track of five of Franklin’s virtues for a week. When completed, they write a five-paragraph essay that discusses their attempt to reach moral perfection.

  • Revolutions of 1848 (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the Revolutions in Europe in 1948.

  • Rising and Falling Fractions (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Why are announcements stating that a particular stock is "up 1 and 5/8ths" or "down 2 and 3/16ths" now history? Students explore outcomes from the conversion – fractions to decimals – in stock market quotes and explore fluctuating interest rates using an amortization calculator.

  • Rob Router Learns How to Communicate Again (Authored by Sharon Golden.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: “Rob Router” Learns How to Communicate...Again! In this lesson, students configure a router, analyze a real-world scenario, troubleshoot problems with the router, apply hands-on solutions to problems, keep a detailed journal, and participate in a classroom discussion.

  • Romeo, Who for Art Thou Author? (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Instead of the typical introduction to a new author, students use the Internet to discover facts about Shakespeare.

  • Roundin' up the Research (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn how to gather information that is crucial to their research. They learn to categorize the information which will assist them in writing their research paper.

  • Safe from the Storm (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read the poem 'Snowbound.' In pairs, they compile a collaborative list of refuge attributes. Individuals then create a graphic display of a personal refuge and write a descriptive paragraph following correct format procedures

  • Safety First (Authored by Kenneth Shealy.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through inexperience or lack of training, teens may overlook safety in the automotive shop and on the job. This lesson provides a better understanding of safety rules outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

  • Safety in the Laboratory (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students are instructed by the teacher as to the locations and uses of all the safety devices in the laboratory. They are then required to sign a safety agreement which assures their commitment to safety in the laboratory.

  • Save Our Earth (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students research current environmental problems in order to develop and deliver an oral presentation. This presentation will persuade the audience to act on the student's point of view on the issue.

  • School Advisory Council (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students participate in a discussion of the most pressing issues facing teenage students at their school. In groups, students present their issues to the class and reach consensus regarding the single most pressing issue the school faces.

  • Schools and Cells (Authored by Mark Howell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create analogies in poster format between a cell's organelles and their school.

  • Scientists Have Major Impacts on Our Lives (Authored by Mark Howell.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students are expected to read a [National Geographic] article and complete a reading tool as a group. They then share their answers orally with their classmates.

  • Self Portrait, What Nerve! (Authored by Beverly Grim.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students determine the density of touch receptors in various parts of the right-hand side of the human body. By using the data collected, students draw a picture of the -Homunculus- of the experimental subject.

  • Sense or Ship? (Authored by Nicole Thomas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be required to review, evaluate, and synthesize information through individual and group projects after reading Orwell's [1984].

  • Shadow Chasing (Authored by Christina Keeler.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is a fun way to introduce proportions and reinforce measuring in centimeters. The students compare themselves and their shadows to various objects big and small. They then use their data to set up proportions to solve.

  • Ship Ahoy! (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students develop a schedule of fitness activities to meet the needs of a diverse group of people with a wide range of ages, physical abilities, and fitness levels.

  • Show Me the Money, Inc. (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Following a background study, small student groups create mock advertisement campaigns. Student products include written, oral, and visual presentations to convince the audience that their ad campaigns sell effectively.

  • Silly Nilly (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through teaching the short story elements, students develop their own creative stories with a life lesson and illustrate them by putting together pictures.

  • Simplifying Square Roots (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The square root of a positive integer is in simplest form if the radicand has no perfect square factor other than one.

  • Slavery through the Ages (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in groups to define slavery in three different cultures. Students will be given information on slavery in Greek, Roman, and African cultures, and then after some discussion, they will be asked to answer questions on the topic.

  • Slope-Intercept Form of a Linear Equation (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson discusses slope-intercept and standard forms of linear equations.

  • Sloping and Intersecting a Linear Function (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson discusses graphing, slope, x-intercept and y-intercept.

  • Smart Decision! (Authored by Elizabeth Russell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students, by using a “Decision Making Model”, will recognize, analyze and solve an environmental problem of public concern.

  • So Why Did They Kill Him? (Authored by Jenny Collier.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In small groups, students research particular aspects of rule by various European absolute monarchs from the 1400's to the 1700's. Presentations are then given to the class based on the groups' findings. (NETS for Students: 5.1)

  • So You Want to Drive an Automobile? (Authored by Diane Dodd.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use the Internet to define the types of automobile insurance they will need to purchase in order to legally drive in the State of Florida. They choose an automobile and find the cost of insurance to drive it.

  • Solids Rule as Precipitates Form (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students mix two solutions containing dissolved ions, one containing calcium and the other containing carbonate, which form the precipitate CaCO3. Stoichiometry can be employed to determine the actual yield and percent yield of the product.

  • Solving a Problem with the Scientific Method (Authored by Tracy Wade.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will use the scientific method to determine the similarity or difference in 2 liquids.

  • Solving Absolute Value Equations (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson discusses absolute value and how it relates to equality.

  • Solving Inequalities (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Student will solve and graph inequalities and absolute values.

  • Solving Rational Equations (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: You can solve equations containing fractions by using the least common denominator of all the fractions in the equation. Multiplying each side of the equation by the common denominator eliminates the fractions.

  • Solving Right Triangles Using Trigonometry (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson covers solving techniques using trigonometric ratios for right triangles.

  • Solving Systems of Equations Algebraically (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Student will solve a system of equations algebraically.

  • Solving Systems of Equations Graphically (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students solve a system of equations by graphing.

  • Sources of the Cold War (Authored by Fred Willes.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students make a time line from their notes and outlines of the causes of the Cold War.

  • Speaker Report (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students report on the presentation of a guest speaker by taking notes on the presentation, creating a rough draft, and submitting a final copy for possible inclusion in a local newspaper.

  • Speeding by the Numbers (Authored by Ryan Stokes.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students determine speed (velocity) by running/walking a given distance and dividing the distance by the time it took them to do so. This lesson involves measurement and number sense, concepts and operations, and can be easily modified into a science lesson.

  • St. Andrew Bay Story (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students produce a front page newspaper story about St. Andrew Bay (Fl) after completing a field trip to St. Andrew State Park (Fl) and viewing two videos about the bay system. They will use a word processing computer program to complete the assignment.

  • Stained Glass Painting with Tempera Resist (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students are introduced to the art of Louis Comfort Tiffany and produce a work of art inspired by Tiffany using tempera and ink, recognizing the characteristics of each medium and contrasting examples of paintings with Tiffany’s artworks.

  • Statistically Lyrical (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Since all of the rhyming is through, now what are we to do? Describe, analyze, and generalize! Calculating measures of central tendency makes the activity even more alive. Stay tuned and you will see; the best to come is yet to be!

  • Stem and Leaf Plots (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students experience using the stem and leaf plot as a method of organizing statistical data. The greatest common place value of the data is used to form the stem. The next greatest common place value is used to form the leaves.

  • Study? You’ve Got to be Kidding! (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students cooperatively develop effective study aides for learning specific terminology required for any subject (language arts, economics, history, science, etc.) and review for tests using a familiar game in a whole-group setting.

  • Subjunctive Rules (Authored by Joanna Lowe.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will create a list of rules, suggestions and recommendations in the target language on -How to be successful in class.- Students will appropriately use the present subjunctive forms of a variety of verbs.

  • Superb Sonnets (Authored by Carla Lovett.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: As an introduction to sonnets, students practice identifying the elements of both Petrarchan (Italian) and Shakespearean (English) sonnets and try their hand at writing their own original sonnets in one of these styles.

  • Survival (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: As a pre-reading activity for the novel [Lord of the Flies] by William Golding, students write a survival story.

  • Taste Test (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students review writing compound sentences based on an experiment that allows them to create a -cola.-

  • Technology vs. Nontechnology (Authored by Carol Houck.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students determine the range, mean, median and mode using a computer spreadsheet. An identical set of calculations is done without using a computer. The results of each method are compared. (NETS for Students: 5.2)

  • Tennis, Anyone? (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Physical Education, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students develop various drills to enhance tennis skills. Students practice the drills and use self-assessment.

  • Testing for Congruent Triangles (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students test triangles for congruency.

  • Texture, Texture, Read All About It (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use clay to create a slab vase with a surface design that emphasizes the elements shape and texture.

  • That Rascal Pascal (Authored by Daphne Kallenborn.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use the concept of number patterns to complete a portion of Pascal’s Triangle as well as identify and describe the patterns represented.

  • The Lunar and Terrestrial Tug of War (Authored by Cody James.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in groups to locate, comprehend, interpret, and evaluate information about celestial bodies that influence ocean tides on Earth. Students apply this information through graphic representations.

  • The Acid Rain Test (Authored by Daric White.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a research project to increase students' abilities to conduct experiments, interpret data and discuss results in a scientific paper.

  • The Allegorical Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Authored by Bruce DeKoff.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read the Richard Bach classic [Jonathan Livingston Seagull] and analyze the story to better understand the author's use of style and the allegorical literary form in this thought-provoking story.

  • The Balancing Act of the Fulcrum (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: If you have observed people on a seesaw, you may have noticed that the heavier person must sit closer to the fulcrum to balance the seesaw. This is an example of an inverse variation. A seesaw is a type of lever.

  • The Bloom's Connection (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Do you want students to better understand what they are reading? If so, try this lesson. Students will be engaged in a process of reading using Bloom's Taxonomy that will provide them with another tool to better understand whatever they are reading.

  • The Calculus Whiz Who Loved Candy (Authored by Linda Knowles.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students develop an equation for finding the volume of a commonly known piece of candy (M&M, Hershey’s Kiss, Tootsie Roll Pop, Life Saver, etc.) by using calculus.

  • The Calculus Whiz Who Owned a Box Company (Authored by Linda Knowles.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students develop an understanding of the relationship between volume and surface area. They then construct a box out of a piece of paper that maximizes volume using a table, by graphing and calculus techniques.

  • The Case of the Missing Middle Term (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: You can use the difference of squares to factor binomials of the form “a" squared minus “b” squared.

  • The Changing Map of Europe (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information and explain the differences on the map of Europe in 1914 and in 1936.

  • The Complexities of Reconstruction (Authored by Walter Gulley, Jr..)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students will be able to critically analyze the social, economic, and political impact of the Federalization of the South. The students will develop a PowerPoint presentation relative to the Post Civil War South.

  • The Cost of Art (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students experience difficult situations where they need to choose values. This lesson provides students with a role-playing opportunity to discover alternative ways of approaching these situations.

  • The Diary of Anne Frank (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read The Diary of Anne Frank and determine whether or not this book should be a classic based on criteria given.

  • The Dot and Dashy Language (Authored by Raymond O'Neil.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a ROTC/Life Management Skills activity that acquaints students with an international form of communication. The students’ will develop a message using Morse code and then be able to communicate the message to other classmates using alternate methods.

  • The Food Guide Pyramid (Authored by Christy Carpenter.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson introduces the Food Guide Pyramid and Daily Guidelines for Americans and allows students to evaluate their current nutritional habits and to create a plan for developing healthy habits to last their lifetime.

  • The Golden Student (Authored by Kevin Holland.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is an enrichment activity for the enhancement of the study of ratios and data collection. Students are introduced to the golden section in mathematics and use this ratio to determine if their bodies are -golden- through a group investigation.

  • The Gravity of the Situation (Authored by Linda Knowles.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students drop a ball and record its position using a CBL and a TI89 graphing calculator. The data collected will then be transferred to an EXCEL spreadsheet and a quadratic curve of best fit will be generated and compared to expected results.

  • The Great Depression Group Activity (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in groups filling in worksheets learning about and appreciating conditions during the Great Depression.They will be able to analize the difference in the cost of living today versus the Depression years.

  • The Great Gas Race (Authored by Coleen Pemberton.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students improve their understanding of Graham's Law by using properties of gases to evaluate the rate of effusion of two compounds as they vaporize.

  • The Great Scientific Debate (Authored by Rachel Poore.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using information and analytical skills students learn about scientific issues that affect the public by debating their classmates. Students also write brief essays that will show they have learned how to express their reasons for their pros and cons of a particular topic.

  • The Great War? (Authored by Delia Chacon.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The Great War. It was supposed to be the war to end all wars, and the only things that ended were idealism and innocence. Groups create graphic organizers and a timeline illustrating their observations which they will present to classmates.

  • The History of Paper Money (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Exploring the history of paper money helps students gain a new appreciation of this taken-for-granted aspect of their lives. Imagine using something that has a history of over 1300 years!

  • The History of the Pencil (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through an Internet investigation, students gain knowledge about the history of an important tool used in school and complete a concept map and an essay.

  • The Human Jigsaw (Authored by Carla Lovett.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using Thomas Paine’s "The Crisis, No. 1" from [The American Crisis], students form a human jigsaw as they find the main idea, supporting details, persuasive arguments, imagery, and emotional appeals. Prior experience with the elements listed is assumed.

  • The Industrial Revolution Meets the Press (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is lesson three in the unit, Industrial Tool Time. After categorizing the effects of the Industrial Revolution into positive and negative categories, students appear on Meet the Press to discuss effects and propose solutions to the negative effects.

  • The Joke Is on You (Authored by Barbara Finn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The student uses prereading strategies to prepare and be able to understand Poe's short story, “The Cask of Amontillado.”

  • The Large and Small of It (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: It is hard to envision the distance to the Moon without thinking about a very large number. Yet, a lunar dust particle is so small, several fit on the tip of a pinhead! Students explore the extreme solving problems related to the Apollo space missions.

  • The Link With TV and Vegetables (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through a research journey students will appreciate the fact that Philo Farnsworth, a fourteen year old farm boy in 1921, thought up the idea of television and by the time he was in a high school physics class he drew his concept.

  • The Lost Flyer (Authored by Dena Blanchard.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create a notice of a lost pet flyer in Microsoft Word using a border, exaggerated fonts, colors and clip art. They practice creating, revising, and retrieving information.

  • The Magic in Writing (Authored by Tim Chestnut.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students understand the structure of the short story, apply literary terms to the components, and explain how the author used the structure to convey tone and to reveal a theme.

  • The Math Poet (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Are you a math poet? Make math problems unique and interesting! Engage students in an active setting solving problems relating to real-world experiences incorporating rhythmic lines. A catchy line might save you time when solving a real-life problem!

  • The Mystery of the Accelerating Race Car (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Acceleration is the rate at which speed is changing with respect to time. Students learn how to compute acceleration (a) by dividing the change in speed by the time (t) needed to make the change.

  • The Nuts and Bolts of a Mathematical Expression (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: When an expression contains more than one operation, you can get different answers depending on the order in which you solve the expression. Mathematicians have agreed on a certain order for evaluating expressions, so we all arrive at the same answers.

  • The Only Person Superstitious Is Huck Finn (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students interview people from three different age groups about superstition including what they believe and why they believe it. This may correspond with reading the beginning of HUCK FINN.

  • The Oreo Express (Authored by William Beard.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The Travel Channel will have nothing on you when you travel the Oreo Express! This lesson explores probability in the simplest form. Just think! Oreos and math, nothing could be finer than probability in the middle.

  • The Origins of Heraldry (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students design shields for personal coats of arms which depict themselves and then explain their shields to the class in an informal presentation.

  • The Power of 1: Individual Assessment of ANTHEM (Authored by Kara Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Individuality is the major theme of Rand’s novel [Anthem]. This lesson extends that idea to the classroom by offering unique summative assessments using Multiple Intelligences theory instead of a standard multiple-choice test.

  • The President's Role and Succession (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson shows the role the President of the United States plays in American government and the order of succession of cabinet members.

  • The Price of War (Authored by Lisa Whildin.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify and compare significant facts of Civil War battles. (NETS for Students: 5.1 and 5.2.)

  • The Proof Is in the Picture (Authored by Sandra Pickard.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students photograph items that are geometrical figures.They use measurements of item to write a formal or informal proof to prove the item is what they say it is.The proofs are exhanged with other groups; the students must match the proof to the photo.

  • The Race to Dominate the Known World (Authored by Daniel Markarian.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to describe the cause/effect relationship of a European country’s need for resources, exploration, colonization, and settlement of different regions of the world beginning in the 14th century.

  • The Real Me! (Authored by Scott Reeve.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students examine and understand who they are and communicate that person to the viewer through the use of the visual arts.

  • The Rock Cycle Graphically Organized (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Science students use the prereading strategy of discussion and then use a graphic organizer to help guide reading on the topic of the rock cycle.

  • The Roman Calendar: The Fabric of Our Time (Authored by Pierce Taylor.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: We look at a calendar every day, but most of us do not appreciate the origins of our calendar. Students will learn about the Roman origins and the evolution of our calendar.

  • The Secrets Photos Keep (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students examine family photos to find hidden clues, answering questions about the photos and writing essays on how photos can be a powerful tool in helping them learn about the past and unearth critical truths.

  • The South Wins Gettysburg! (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After studying the American Civil War, students hypothesize that the Union Army was defeated at Gettysburg by Lee’s army. Students explore how different North America would be today if the South had won the Civil War.

  • The Stock Market and the Great Depression (Authored by Jillian Eriksson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The Students will play the stock market for two weeks in order to better understand how stocks work. The game will help the students understand a major cause of the crash in 1929.

  • The Teller of the Tale, Part 2 (Authored by Peggy Craig.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using Chaucer's [The Canterbury Tales] as a model, students write a modern-day morality tale.

  • The Teller of the Tale, Part 3 (Authored by Peggy Craig.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Following study of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer in which students write their own tales, student present their modern day versions to their fellow travelers (classmates.) This is the third lesson in a series of three.

  • The Teller of the Tale, Part I (Authored by Peggy Craig.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in cooperative groups to analyze one of Chaucer's [The Canterbury Tales] and present specific information to the class.

  • The Three Bad Little Pigs (Authored by Fernando Arencibia Jr.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Historical analysis involves the discovery and interpretation of evidence to evaluate an event in time. This lesson introduces students to conflicting primary sources and provides them with a framework to assist in their interpretations.

  • The Three E's - Exciting Energetic Electrons (Authored by Coleen Pemberton.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students correctly record electron configurations for select cations and then perform flame tests on salts containing those ions. Students observe results with spectroscopes and prepare a lab report.

  • The Unification of Italy (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students process a variety of information on how Italy became a nation. They are then asked to answer a series of short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

  • The War that Changed Nothing (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the Crimean War.

  • The Water Detectives (Authored by Daric White.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a research project designed for students to collect, analyze and present environmental water quality data.

  • The Watergate Crisis (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson will explain how the Watergate crisis called attention to how the power of the President of the United States can be abused.

  • Their Eyes are Watching (Authored by Lisa Glenn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create a character map for each of the seven characters in the novel, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD.

  • Themes and Patterns of History (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn about reoccurring historical and geographical themes important to the study of history. They work together in groups of three to identify these themes by interpreting historical passages through critical reading.

  • Themes Frame: A Historian's Tool (Authored by Brenda Palmer.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Theme Frames serves as a system to link economic, social, political, and biological data through topics in history.

  • There's a World of Science to Read Today! (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read a current science article, write a summary of it, edit it, and type it into a word processing program. (NETS for Students 3.1)

  • Think On Your Own Feet (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students have one minute to prepare a one-minute impromptu speech on a topic that is randomly selected.

  • This Was War (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using audio-visual equipment, students interview a veteran of a war or a person who lived while a war was happening.

  • Three Wars Equal One New Country: Part 1 (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students process a variety of information on how Germany became a nation. They are then asked to answer a series of short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

  • Three Wars Equal One New Country: Part 2 (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students process a variety of information on how Germany became a nation. They are then asked to answer a series of short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

  • Three Wars Equal One New Country: Part 3 (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students process a variety of information on how Germany became a nation. They are then asked to answer a series of short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

  • To Live or Die While Protecting the Ones You Love (Authored by Diane Dodd.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify different types of life insurance and make decisions as to when the purchase of life insurance policies and the types of policies would be desirable in a person's lifetime. (NETS for Students 5.1 and 6.1)

  • To Quote or Not to Quote (Authored by Brenda Biletnikoff.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After the students have learned how to punctuate writing with quotation marks, they will successfully edit a paragraph through the utilization of quotation marks.

  • To Whom It May Concern (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students produce and peer edit typed rough drafts of the business letters following the guidelines illustrated in the Eight Essential Parts of a Business Letter and save to disks. Students complete the Where’s the Math? Scavenger Hunt on the Web.

  • Tongue Tied (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students select topics about Florida Indians to research and give an informative speech to class about their topics.

  • Toothpick Breakdown (Authored by Beverly Grim.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students model the activity of an enzyme acting on a substrate and observe relationships.

  • Topsy-Turvy Math With Rational Number (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: To find the quotient of two rational numbers, you multiply by the reciprocal of the second rational number.

  • Touring Through the Beginning of Earth (Authored by Mark Howell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create a series of front-page newspaper articles about different theories of how life began on Earth.

  • Tracking down meaning in Great Expectations (Authored by Kara Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Each student is assigned an unique theme, symbol, or character in [Great Expectations]. The student becomes the class expert on that facet of the novel while learning the basic skills needed to write a research paper.

  • Travel Agent Presentation (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students demonstrate study and research skills by creating a brief audio-visual presentation that promotes a country. Students use use a variety of reference materials.

  • Trees, Trees, and Leaves (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Florida has a unique tree population. Using a variety of resources, students will research trees indigenous to Florida, design a Florida map, give an oral presentation, and discern the presence or absence of growth patterns.

  • Triarchic Analysis (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read a piece of literature and analyze it from three different perspectives which will enable the students to best utilize their strengths.

  • U.S. Enters WW I (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reasons for the U.S. entry into W.W. I. They will be asked to discuss the material, as well as to complete a set of questions on the subject.

  • U.S. Enters WW II (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students process a variety of information on how the U.S. became involved in World War II. They are then asked to answer a series of short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

  • Undercover Vocabulary (Authored by Karen Cabai.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Undercover Vocabulary is a lesson that incorporates vocabulary usage and review into a cooperative learning activity. Students create a skit using identified vocabulary words and perform the skit for the class.

  • Understanding Area (Authored by Dorothy Wagner.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students make the transition from measuring in linear units to measuring in the square units of area. Area formulas for rectangle, parallelogram and triangle will be developed.

  • Understanding Climate (Authored by Wendy Meehan.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create two dioramas out of household materials and additionally provided materials to compare the influence of various factors that impact climate.

  • Uniquely Leaves (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Lab Activity: Students study the uniquely diverse structural design of leaves and demonstrate knowledge of interdependence between structure and environment through research, laboratory activity and written summary.

  • Va Va Va Zoooommm (Authored by Sandra Pickard.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students apply their knowledge of unit conversions. They use standard units of measurement and develop their own non-standard units. Students compare the units and develop conclusions regarding the use of standard vs. non-standard units.

  • Verb Sheet (Authored by Susan Battle.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Given a blank template from the instructor, students will fill out the information on the conjugation of any tense of the verbs, and then write teacher-dictated sentences using these verbs.

  • Wanted Dead or Alive...How Big Is it? (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn to approximate the measurement of a tree using unconventional methods.

  • Wanted Spanish Speakers! (Authored by Jennifer Russell.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Seeking employment? Create a classified ad to introduce students to the benefits of being able to communicate in another language, and the benefits of knowing another language in ones career

  • Wardrobe Building: What's in Your Closet? (Authored by Carla Lovett.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students practice making appropriate adjustments in language use for various situations, using the metaphor of a wardrobe. This lesson is great for the first day of school or as an introduction to a unit that focuses on writing for a specific audience.

  • Was Alexander Truly Great? (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on Alexander the Great in order to determine whether he was truly a great leader.

  • Was Goldilocks Innocent or Guilty? (Authored by Patti Cogburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Theater (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After reading any play, short story, or novel that revolves around a trial, for example, [Witness for the Prosecution], the student will act out a role in a mock fairy tale trial. This is the second lesson in a series.

  • Was the Wolf Really Guilty? (Authored by Patti Cogburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After reading any play, short story, or novel which revolves around a trial, for example, [Witness for the Prosecution], the students write an essay explaining or defending the assigned role in a mock fairy tale trial.

  • Water, Water Everywhere (High School) (Authored by Ann Edgecombe.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through on-line newspaper articles, this lesson provides an analytical review of water resources in the Southeast as an illustration of the economic concept of scarcity.

  • What Did I Just Read? (Authored by Patti Cogburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read with a purpose. After reading each chapter of a novel, the students write a chapter summary; therefore, students are reading for main idea, relevant details, and author’s purpose and point of view.

  • What Do We Know About the Civil War? (Authored by Nouri Ameli.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The Civil War was an important event in United States history. War, death, destruction, slavery and more occurred during the Civil War. We should ask ourselves, what were the negative and positive effects that resulted from the Civil War?

  • What Do You Mean I Can’t Read That? (Authored by Rebecca Endrelunas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students examine well-known book titles that have been banned in the last fifty years, select and read one with a partner and decide whether the book should be retained or banned.

  • What Does Percent Have to Do with It? (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Confused about percentages at the mall? Students go shopping for a true real-life experience involving percent. Exposure to percent relative to sales tax and discount prices is experienced in this lesson.

  • What Does Your Quadratic Look Like? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A quadratic function is a function that can be described by an equation of the form y = ax^2 + bx + c. Graphs of quadratic functions have certain common characteristics.

  • What Happened to the Popcorn? (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a laboratory demonstration assessing the students' understanding of the law of conservation of matter by weighing the mass of popcorn before and after being popped.

  • What Interests You? (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students investigate math in the real world using Web search methods to locate career fields of interest. After selecting an occupation, students draft brief paragraphs that reflect insight as to why the occupation they have chosen interests them.

  • What Is History? (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reasons for different interpretations of history.

  • What Is Your Rate of Work? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: When work is held to a constant, the formula (rate of work) times (time) equals (work done).

  • What Language Do You Speak? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In mathematics, numbers and math symbols have meanings. This lesson is based on a game and is to be used in groups (approximately 4 or 5). A card will be drawn from a deck. On this card is a verbal description of a mathematical statement.

  • What Makes Me Go? (Authored by Mark Howell.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students look at the foods they eat during a one-week period and explore where those foods come from before they are used by the body for energy.

  • What You See Is What You Get (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The best strategy for reading a math problem is to use visualization. This means to draw a mental picture of concepts or terms that are being described. This lesson will involve visualization with a math lesson.

  • What's Your Style? (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn about the 7 multiple intelligences and take an inventory to discover their intelligence learning styles. Students then brainstorm to create activities that utilize their intelligences.

  • When Are We Ever Going to Use This Math? (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students engage in discussion of various occupations. Where does math fit into the scheme of things? Students are diagnostically assessed to determine proficiency in computer, writing, and problem-solving mathematical skills set in real-world context.

  • When One Beat Is Better Than Two (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create an individualized wellness plan that addresses these controllable health risk factors: - obesity - high cholesterol level - high blood pressure - inactivity

  • Where's the Math? (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The math connection unfolds! Students develop an original math problem with detailed solution key relative to the chosen career fields. Watch creativity soar! (NETS for Students 3.1 and 5.1)

  • Which Freedom? (Authored by Brenda Heath.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity allows students to understand the importance of civil liberties and the events that led to inclusion of one of these civil liberties in the U.S.Constitution. Students explore individual responsibilites associated with that freedom.

  • Which Is the Better Car Deal? (Authored by Dan Schmidt.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be given different situations (problems) to determine which option they would take if purchasing a car. The options will be a low financing rate or a rebate.

  • Who Ate It First? (Authored by Jennifer Collier.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn about different foods that are native to the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and the changes in world eating habits that resulted from the European exploration and colonization of the Americas.

  • Who Gets Eaten? A Study of Natural Selection (Authored by Carolyn Slygh.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students represent a new predator on a population of colored worms. They mathematically determine the effect of the new predator on the survival and reproductive rates of the worms, simulating natural selection at work.

  • Who Has Power? (Authored by Tim Barbon.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students analyze the Constitution and design a crossword puzzle which correctly associates specific legal powers with specific groups or individuals within government.

  • Who Is Eating Whom? (Authored by Jennifer Ueberroth.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create connecting food webs using organisms of their own choice. Students list and draw the organisms, then connect them according to their feeding behaviors. This lesson plan allows students to use their artistic talents.

  • Who Won the Cross-Country Meet? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using algebraic expressions, the students write a verbal expression into an algebraic expression and then solve the expression. Some of the examples will deal with Who Won the Cross-Country Meet?

  • Who's on First? (Authored by Faye King.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students experience playing different positions in the outfield and learn the position numbers.

  • Whodunit? (Authored by Helen Fling.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The purpose of this lesson is to practice using the scientific method with a theoretical problem and provide students with the information management skills necessary to understand and creatively analyze the cause and effect(s) of an event.

  • Why Can't I Vote? (Authored by Lainie Ferrell.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is a relevant way to have students examine the events that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The students assume the roles of black and white voters prior to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in order to appreciate their own culture, cultures of others and gain perspective of other ethnic groups.

  • Winter Wonderland (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students demonstrate knowledge of stylistic interpretation by choosing one piece of music, recording a verbal introduction describing the style to be performed, and recording a significant section of the music that reflects that style.

  • Women's Rights--The Struggle for Equality (Authored by Brenda Heath.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students research the women's rights movement in the twentieth century and develop a timeline depicting major people/events associated with the movement.

  • Words Frankly Spoken (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students visit appropriate Web sites to discover quotes from Franklin's [Poor Richard's Almanac]. Working in pairs, they choose three quotes on which to elaborate and then write two original quotes.

  • Write Right! (Authored by Edith Carter.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will learn methods to warm up and get ideas to begin the writing process and get over the “blank–page, I-don’t-know–what-to-write-about” syndrome.

  • Write All About It (High School) (Authored by Suzanne Vann.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students use research skills and the writing process to create a newspaper.

  • Writing the Newspaper Article (Authored by Anne McFarland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Turn students into reporters. After analyzing newspaper articles, students interview classmates for newsworthy events and write their own newspaper articles.

  • Year Book Page Special Shape Collage (Authored by Laura Colaninno.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students arrange pictures for a yearbook in such a way so that a special shape is made. The students then find the area of the special shape they have made and find the cost of putting that picture on the page.

  • Yellow Journalism in the Spanish-American War (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students understand the role of “Yellow Journalism” (exaggeration of facts or events) in the Spanish-American War by writing articles in that style. The students work in groups to create a simulated newspaper from a date in 1898.

  • You Are What You Eat (High School) (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Numerical Information called data can be useful in our daily lives. A branch of mathematics called statistics provides methods for collecting, organizing, and interpreting data. One way to organize data is by using tables.

  • You Can’t Go Wrong With a Right Triangle I (Authored by Linda Knowles.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will develop an understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem and use it to find the missing side of a right triangle.

  • You Can’t Go Wrong With a Right Triangle III (Authored by Linda Knowles.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students measure objects and solve problems in the real world using the properties of right triangle trigonometry.

  • You Mean I Am Part of History? (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The purpose of this assignment is to open the lines of communication between family members and to gain a historical understanding about family history. Students research and interview their grandparents and parents and create a research paper.

  • You Wouldn't Understand...It's a Slang Thang (Authored by Lainie Ferrell.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is designed to introduce students to the social life of the Roaring Twenties thru slang terms. NOTE: Can be adapted to any decade(see extra attachments)

  • You’re Hired! (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students analyze famous speeches and create a speech of their own that represents the feelings, perceptions, and beliefs of others.

  • Your Behavior Determines Your Success (Authored by Daniel Shaw.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will go on a challenge course to learn how individual behavior affects individual and group goals. Objectives and guidelines will be given for the activity (rappel-tower). Hold a group discussion afterward on behaviors vs. outcomes.

  • Zones of Conflict (Authored by John O'Brien.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use maps to explore zones of conflict throughout the world. Students then identify specific countries involved in conflict and classify them in cultural realms.

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