This Animal Diorama and Research Report is such a fun and engaging project for your students! They will learn about an animal by creating a diorama of the animal's natural habitat. Students will research an animal of their choice, complete an Animal Research Report poster, organize and write a res
Does your uppergrades' curriculum include Ecosystems and Organisms? If so, I hope this project-based learning unit is just what you are looking for! I created this set of research/notebook pages because nothing I found when searching for “animal research projects” really fit my needs for upper eleme
Music In Our Schools Month - Music Listening Journals
Want to get your students listening to wide variety of music?
Celebrate MIOSM by exposing your upper elementary, middle, or high school students to different music each day of March and create a listening journal. Students will listen to a pie
This essential question poster set includes 20 posters listing the essential questions from the new 2014 Core Standards for Music Education. They are a great way to display critical thinking questions for your students and yourself. You can also view & download the direct text of these essenti
This unit has everything needed to complete a research project on penguins and so much more!
Your students are sure to love creating one or both of these adorable penguin craftivites to display their finished writing pieces. A variety of writing as well as research opportunities are provided in th
Jazz music is such an engaging topic for students! This download includes 16 research pages customized for each of the following musicians:
Artists: This pack includes 12 different posters, each one focusing on a different artist, their life, and art achievements.
I have marked these posters for grades 3-5. Please click the preview button to help you make a better decision as to whether you think these posters will w
After reading a brief history of coat of arms, students will create their own personalized coat of arms with a creatively designed shield, illuminated letters, motto with a banner, and a one page written report. Students may also research their own family coat of arms. This is a great project for ex
Composer Research Activities Set 1
You will find this a great resource to have because it can be used in so many ways: .
♫ a class research task,
♫ set as an assignment,
♫ homework or
♫ left as a sub lesson when you are away.
These activities are excellent as a springboard int
If you have already purchased this product, please note that additional pages have been added as of May 1, 2016.
Make sure to download the preview to access your FREE Cinco de Mayo original poem.
Your students will love celebrating Cinco de Mayo with this interactive project board/lapbook craftiv
Lapbooking is a popular project based craftivity that is used widely in schools, amongst students young and old! It's a very versatile method of recording information, while learning important skills as following directions, researching, and organization. Students have an opportunity to use their
This "stitched" Thanksgiving turkey makes an adorable holiday display with his traditional little Pilgrim hat!
Your students are sure to love creating this turkey craft and using it as a springboard into their writing. A variety of writing as well as research opportunities are provided in this uni
Watch your students eagerly research important figures of the Civil War Era in order to create historical "Baseball" cards for each figure. As in real baseball cards, each figure will have a picture and facts of the role he/she played leading up to or during the Civil War. This Civil War project i
Written and Research activities for Middle School Music students
This resource is an 18 page PDF file.
♦ THREE Information/teaching slides
♦ THREE Student note taking pages
Students will love learning about the National Parks while designing an "extra large" postcard. On one side students will design a scene from their chosen national park. The other side of the postcard will have the teacher's address as well as a letter to the teacher from the student who is preten
INSTRUMENTS of the WORLD
SIX Class Activities
****** UPDATED 3 Feb 2016******
This file contains SIX class activities to add to your World Music Unit
♫ ACTIVITIES 1 - 4
Students are given a list of 27 world music instruments.
Included are 9 half sheet handouts that describe (photos and text) the following architectural styles:
Gothic, Art Deco, Classical, Baroque, Modern, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Chinese, Victorian, and Mission Revival
These come in handy in a variety of settings: architecture lessons, Ceramics, Art H
Are you looking to inspire your students to pursue music? How about writing, research, career readiness and technology? This project is just it! Use this as a music research project or collaborate with classroom and technology teachers for a unique cross-curricular unit. Numerous national, common co
Each year, there are students in my class that finish assigned work quickly and complete lessons well. It is such as shame to ask them to “do it again” or “help other students” when they really need something to challenge their intellectual abilities and channel their natural curiosities. This ind
I use the following Webquest as an introduction to Greek theater before beginning a unit on Antigone. The webquest could be used in an English Language Arts, Social Studies, or Theater classroom. Depending on the level of students, it could take 45 to 90 minutes to complete.
The Webquest directs
Explorers- Explorer Flip Book and Buddy: This product consists of two projects for your students to complete to showcase their understanding of European Explorers. Students choose an explorer to research / study and utilize their text, the internet and other research materials to create a flip book
Are you looking for a fun and creative way to teach students to compare and contrast? Do you want to reinforce story elements at the same time? Perhaps you want your students to do research and identify the main idea and key details of a story and then summarize it. If so, then this is the activity
I compiled this time line of significant events, artists, musicians/composers, artworks, writers, architects, etc. beginning with Prehistoric and ending with 20th century. I taught a nine week Humanities class, so we were never able to study every major contributor to the Humanities, but I felt it
Can you believe it? Autumn is just around the corner. To kick off the season, check out this unit written around the fabulous book called "Leaf Man" written by Lois Ehlert. Your children will have the opportunity to: create leaf pouches, go on a leaf hunt, write a creative piece, create a comic str
Thirty-six composers are included in this fun way to research and display what your students know about composers. Use these bunting pages to guide student research using websites, books or resources of your choice. Have them add a bit of color, cut them out and then display them in the hallway or
Famous Composers Research Project! Research 36 different composers - assign one to each student, or follow a group study format where everyone studies the same person. If you keep interactive journals, the flip-flap trifold booklets are a good option. If you would prefer a poster format, I have incl
This four-page, three-part article provides tips and strategies to make the most of your reader's theater or classroom play activities. "Why Use Drama?" reveals some of the research about how the reader's theater model builds fluency and comprehension. Use it to defend against all the text-book pus
Whenever I introduce a lesson, I try to have loads of pictures and information. I felt the my students took well to this Penguin lesson so I thought I'd post it. Since I didn't take the photographs I'm not charging. I did a lesson with my Kinder art classes on drawing habitats and will use the sa
Integrate social studies, reading, writing, research and art into one unit about famous Americans who helped change the world. Designed for grades 1 and 2.
This unit contains:
• 12 original 2 page biographies including: Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman, George Washington, Rosa Parks
Media Literacy is a topic that is becoming more and more popular. It is time to mainstream it into the ELA curriculum.
This product is a research project description with a list of possible topics. It may be used as a stand along assignment or would work well as past of a research or media literacy
Students research and choose a famous artist that interests them. Using the planning sheets included, students plan a snowman in the style of the artist they have selected. They also must research facts about the artist.
After students have finished the planning and research, they create a snowman
The interactive March mobile will look adorable hanging in your room! Short on space and/or time, have students create the March accordion fold book.
This activity proved to be an awesome introduction on how to take notes and prepare for a research report. As a class, we read several articles on l
This is a Tic-Tac-Toe Project menu to use with students at the conclusion of their Roaring Twenties unit. They incorporate technology and various learning styles and use projects including: cameras, wordle, story bird, Picasa, blogs, creating protest signs, creating their own poem, and researching t
This Composer Project is geared toward 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grade students working with partners on completing an in-depth research project on a musical composer. The students are asked to write an essay, write a newspaper article about a concert, conduct an interview, write an acrostic poem, create
A great integrated project: Social Studies, reading, writing, researching, art, and communication! You can even incorporate math!
Each student chooses a Revolutionary War historical figure. I've included a list of different figures, some well known and some not-so-well known, some easy to research
Baseball Team Report Set: Take Advantage of the opening of the Baseball season with this set of Baseball Team Report Templates to connect geography, common core research, and the education behind baseball.
This Baseball Report Template Set includes 30 ready made and attractive report templates
Let students discover that tacos, burritos, and nachos are NOT eaten in all Spanish-speaking countries! Students will research traditional foods from 4 countries and then choose a fifth country to research on their own.
Students can complete this activity through Google Docs or it can be printed a
I created this project for my Juniors in Spanish 3. It coordinates with chapter 5 of the Expresate series. It is a research project with various components.
I like to include performance tasks, so the students are asked to pretend that they have been contacted by wikipedia.com to write an article
"What's In A Name" is an activity that challenges students to find the meaning of their name, the country of origin, and the story behind their parents choosing the name. This could be used as a take-home project, a computer lab activity, or a research activity using baby name books.
In depth research project for 3-5th graders. Guide students in their learning of the Animal Kingdom through step by step research worksheets. Students will have plenty of opportunties to read non-fiction articles on websites to define, describe and apply information about vertebrates and invertebrat
Flip books are great ways to engage students and provide a study tool. This flip book demonstrates the 3 Greek columns-Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The packet includes the following:
detailed directions with photos
teacher flipbook with answers
column scavenger hunt worksheet
This is a whimsical hand-drawn page that will help students create thumbnail sketches in preparation for a larger, more in-depth work of art. Students will be reminded to try a variety of formats, points of view, and positive/negative space. Great for a traditional or choice based art room.
This is a 3 part project that students complete after a general class study on Explorers. Students write an essay, make a poster, and do an oral presentation.
This document includes:
*Detailed project description page
*Grading information page
Composer Research Activities
This is in the same format as the Composer Research Activities Set 1, but with different composers to research.
You will find this a great resource to have because it can be used in so many ways: .
♫ a class research task,
♫ set as an assignment,
This is a one-page practice for using reference sources by The Book Teacher with an answer key included. Reference materials addressed are dictionary, atlas, almanac, encyclopedia, and thesaurus. The handout includes a short description of each reference source and 13 questions. Students must dec
Students will have a lot of fun creating a Facebook page for any artist. It's one of my own students' favorite assignments! It can be used for upper middle school through high school-aged kids.
This series of handouts include:
* A culturally diverse list of famous painters (though you can use any
As part of the Common Core State Standards and New York State history, teaching the students about the Iroquois culture is one of our highest priorities!
This project supports both of those curriculum-based goals.
It supports the ELA Common Core curriculum, AND is a creative and artistic way to ge
My Habitat Passport is an easy way to introduce 5 unique habitats to your students. Encouraging them to be creative as they research and recall previous knowledge. A KWL chart is included in the passport for organization of information.
Each student can have their own passport as they travel aroun