All Lesson Plans

A Treasure Hunt

Students will be able to communicate map directions through written instructions.

Achievements in Aviation

Students will:

• Define obstacles, achievements, and aviation

• Research accomplishments of African American aviators

• Research the Tuskegee Airmen for examples of achievement and their experiences with discrimination

• Create a chart of accomplishments based on historical fact

• Relate what they have learned from inquiry and research to their own experiences. 

Action in the Classroom: An Introduction to Environmental Science for High School Students

As part of the “Action in the classroom” program, this edition provides hands-on lessons, lesson resources (fact sheets for teachers that present more detailed background on issues), student activities and worksheets. Included in this edition are lessons on composting, recycling and air quality as well as fact sheets on alternative fuels, how landfills work and hazardous waste.

Adaptations

Students will learn: 1) what an adaptation is; and 2) to research a specific mollusk.

Adaptations to the Environment: A Living Fossil – the American Horseshoe Crab

Students will learn the anatomy and natural history of the horseshoe crab, recognize and explain adaptations used by horseshoe crabs to interact successfully with their environments, and investigate the evolutionary history of the horseshoe crab. They will also examine ecological issues concerning the horseshoe crab and its harvest for medicinal uses.

Adaptations to the Environment: A Living Fossil – the American Horseshoe Crab

Students will learn the anatomy and natural history of the horseshoe crab, recognize and explain adaptations used by horseshoe crabs to interact successfully with their environments, and investigate the evolutionary history of the horseshoe crab. They will also examine ecological issues concerning the horseshoe crab and its harvest for medicinal uses.

Adopt A Wetland Curriculum Guide for Grades 3-12

The University of Georgia's Marine Extension Service (UGA MAREX) published the Adopt-A-Wetland Curriculum Guide for Grades 3-12 for classroom and informal activities that are aligned to classroom standards. Great information on native and invasive species can be found in the fact sheets as well as pertinent information about water chemistry and natural coastal processes.

African American English

In this activity, students learn about the history of African American English and the meaning of dialect and linguistic patterns. Students watch a video about African American English and analyze the dialect's linguistic patterns.

African American Leaders in the U.S. Military

Students will:

• Discuss and define what it means to have an impact on society

• Discuss and demonstrate how the Tuskegee Airmen overcame discrimination and made an impact on society

• Determine if any members of their family are/were in the military

• Research African Americans in the U.S. Military

• Develop questions and responses about military leaders, using an historical context. Non-Fiction (read, listen & view) History & Citizenship (social studies) Public Speaking (write & speak) 

African Passages

African Passages is an online exhibit consisting of 49 image resources (photographs, maps, and documents) and 35 extended captions that commemorate the Ashley River Corridor in Charleston, South Carolina, as a unique site of memory in the history of slavery in the United States. This teaching guide offers suggestions for how teachers might use this website in their classes. It is structured so that teachers can use as much or as little of the suggested activities and questions as fits their needs.

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