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12 Years a Slave Video Lesson Plans and Worksheets

12 Years a Slave Video Lesson Plans and Worksheets

While I never had an opportunity to test out 12 Years a Slave Video Lesson Plans and Worksheets I would have liked to have shown the film either at the end of the year or as part a discussion on slavery (either as part of a World History or US course).

The New York Times learning Blog has a good outline of the lesson involved in it. You can find it here: 12 Years a Slave Lesson Plans and Worksheets from NTY Learning Blog

I have also put the lesson into a single document that students can use:
12 Years a Slave Lesson Plans and Worksheets

Teachers may also be interested in having students compare the two excerpts listed in the document using the resources below:
Close Reading

Comparing Texts

Document Analysis

If copies of the book may be found it may be worth it to have students read a chapter out of the book. This guide includes questions for each chapter along with enrichment activities (both for the book and the film)12 Years A Slave Reading Questions

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AP Psychology Lesson Plans and Worksheets

AP Psychology Lesson Plans and Worksheets

While I never had an opportunity to teach the AP Psychology Lesson Plans and Worksheets (though I did receive training before we moved out of state), I thought it might be nice for other AP teachers to take advantage of the guides provided. Documents are either pdf or doc/docx.

Teacher’s Guide for AP PsychAP Psychology Teachers Guide

Google Site: AP Psych File Cabinet: Includes lessons, PowerPoints, docs, articles, pdfs for 15 different units. Includes test-prep review materials: The AP Psych File Cabinet

40 Studies: A book that covers the 40 most important studies for Psychology. Includes student worksheets and questions

40 Studies Book

40 Studies Summary

40 Studies that Changed Psych Worksheet

40 Studies Student Question Sheet

Old AP Tests used for practice exams
2008 AP Psych MC Exam and Key

2007 AP Psych MC Exam and Key

2004 AP Psych MC Exam and Key

1994 AP Psych MC Exam and Key

1996 AP Pysch MC Exam and Key

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Encoding Numbers in the Real World

Encoding Numbers in the Real World
Directions: Use the handout to research the following links

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Servo Motors

Servo Motors

Setup your breadboard and Arduino using the image below:

Servo Motor Image

Once your image is setup, use the code below to control the Servo

Servo Motor Code

Stuck on Servo Motor? Try this site here: Servo Motor Tutorial

Servo Questions
1 What real-world things use a Servo Motor? Come-up with 3 examples.

2 What could you create with a Servo Motor? How about two Servo Motors?

Servo Challenges:
1 Try to make the Servo Motor go 300 degrees.

2 Try to make the Servo Motor go 90 degrees

3 Try to make the Servo Motor go x degrees (your choice)

4 What happens if you make the Servo Motor go 460 degrees?
HINT: You may need to delete a For() function.

5 Ask for another Servo Motor and try to get two Servo Motors to work at the sametime. What would you need to add? What would your code look like?

6 As a challenge try adding a Potentiometer Knob here to control the location of the Servo Motor. Use the link below.

Potentiometer Knob and Servo Motor

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Intro to Internet Privacy

Intro to Internet Privacy
Directions:

Visit the following and link and address the questions. Be sure to navigate to each page on the link.

Internet Safety Link
Questions:
1. Why do people believe they are safer online than they actually are?
2. Explain the following internet threats
A. Malware
B. Phishing
C. Virus
D. Clickjacking
E. Browser Hijacking
F. SPAM
G. Trojan Horse
3. What are three ways your internet privacy and safety can be violated?
4. Explain the following internet safety terms
A. Meme
B. Troll
C. Sockpuppet
D. Avatar
5. Google and Bing yourself using quotes. If information appears you do not like you can request Google or Bing to remove it.
You may need to have an account with Google or Microsoft in order to request a removal.

Google Contant/Info Removal

Bing Content/Info Removal

Note: If you identify any images or information contained in the search you do not like you can ask Google and Bing to remove them. Most search engines allow for that to happen BUT it may take several weeks before they are completely removed.

6 Ask yourself, how are your privacy settings on your social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat etc? Are they open for anyone or just “Friends”?

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Madagascar Lesson Plans World Geography

Madagascar Lesson Plans World Geography

Student’s will research an animal, complete a writing assignment, and describe how humans have interacted with the animals. Upon completion of the assignment student’s will view Madagascar I, Madagascar II, and Madagascar III and answer questions Student’s read a brief outline of Madagascar and answer 10 questions. Students then complete some zoological questions regarding different animal species.  For more World Geography Lesson Plans Click Here.

Madagascar Reading Students read an outline of the country of Madagascar and answer 10 questions. Students then complete some zoological questions prior to watching the film.

Madgascar Activity I Teacher Answers for the above activity. Note that this packet also contains additional activities.

Madagascar Activity II Peace Park Reading: Peace Park Reading Activity.

Animal Research Project: Assignment outline and grading rubric.
Links have been provided below for the animals to research.
*Wikipedia is a good source for basic information. The links at the bottom of the page often contain additional websites that are helpful in research.
*You may also use National Geographic Animal Search Feature.
*Another resource is the World Wildlife Fund Endangered Species List

Animal Research Links Webcam Link
Asian ElephantAsian Elephant Wikipedia;
Asian Elephant National Geographic
Elephant Cam
African ElephantAfrican Elephant Wikipedia; African Elephant National Geographic/African Elephant Cam
GiraffeGiraffe WikipediaGiraffe Cam
Bactrian CamelBactrian Camel Wikipedia
Dromedary CamelDromedary Wikipedia
Black RhinocerosBlack Rhinoceros WikipediaRhino Cam
Indian RhinocerosIndian Rhinoceros WikipediaRhino Cam
ToucanToucan Wikipedia
PenguinPenguin WikipediaPenguin Cam
EmuEmu Wikipedia
KangarooKangaroo Wikipedia
KoalaKoala Wikipedia
Bald EagleBald Eagle WikipediaBald Eagle Cam
ZebraZebra Wikipedia
American BisonAmerican BisonAmerican Bison Cam
WildebeestWildebeest WikipediaWildebeest Cam
Japanese MacaqueJapanese Macaque WikipediaJapanese Macaque Cam
JaguarJaguar WikipediaJaguar Cam
LionLion WikipediaLion Cam
GorillaGorilla WikipediaGorilla Cam
Musk DeerMusk Deer Wikipedia
OrangutanOrangutan WikipediaOrangutan Cam
HippopotamusHippopotamus WikipediaHippo Cam
Hyacinth Macaw (blue)Hyacinth Macaw (Blue) Wikipedia
Polar BearPolar Bear WikipediaPolar Bear Cam
Siberian Tiger (Amur Tiger)Siberian Tiger WikipediaSiberian Tiger (Amur Tiger) Cam
PandaPanda WikipediaPanda Cam
Burmese PythonBurmese Python Wikipedia
Indian CobraIndian Cobra Wikipedia
OstrichOstrich WikipediaOstrich Cam
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Jared Diamond Collapse Lesson Plan

Jared Diamond Collapse Lesson Plan

For use as an end-of-the-year activity.

Activities that support film.

Collapse Viewing Guide: Viewing Guide for use with film

Collapse PowerPoint Lesson Plan: Introduction Activities. Student’s analyze three different cultures(Anasazi, Vikings, Easter Islanders), complete charts, and answer questions.

Tread Lightly Lesson Plans: For use with the above PowerPoint Lesson Plan. Contains copies of the three different cultures students need to analyze.

Film:
Note: Full copies may be purchased from National Geographic. The video below comes in parts.

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Lesson Plans World History II SOL 16d Terrorism

Lesson Plans World History II SOL 16d Terrorism

Standards: The student will demonstrate knowledge of cultural, economic, and social conditions in developed and developing nations of the contemporary world by

Objectives: Analyzing the increasing impact of terrorism.

Lesson Plans: Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects.


Essential Knowledge:

Examples of international terrorism
• Munich Olympics
• Terrorist attacks in the United States
(e.g., 9/11/2001) motivated by extremism (Osama bin Laden).
• Car bombings
• Suicide bombers
• Airline hijackers
Governmental responses to terrorist activities
• Surveillance
• Review of privacy rights
• Security at ports and airports
• Identification badges and photos

Activities that support lesson plans
Terrorism Analysis chart Questions Questions for use with Chart in World History II Scope and Sequence.

What is Terrorism Reading: Students read an article and answer questions on Terrorism.

Madrid Train Bombing: A reading on the Madrid Train Bombing

American Terrorist Oklahoma City Bombing: A reading on the Oklahoma City Bombing.

A History of Terrorism Schlessinger Media: Questions for use with the Schlessinger Video.

Sept 11th 2001 Terrorist Attack Video:

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World History II SOL 16c Economic Interdependence

Lesson Plans: World History II SOL 16c Economic Interdependence

Standards: The student will demonstrate knowledge of cultural, economic, and social conditions in developed and developing nations of the contemporary world by

Objectives: Describing economic interdependence, including the rise of multinational corporations, international organizations, and trade agreements.

Lesson Plans: Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects.


Essential Knowledge:

Economic interdependence
• Role of rapid transportation, communication, and computer networks
• Rise and influence of multinational corporations
• Changing role of international boundaries
• Regional integration, e.g., European Union
• Trade agreements, e.g., North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), World Trade Organization (WTO)
• International organizations, e.g., United Nations (UN), International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Activities that support lesson plans

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Lesson Plans World History II 16b Developed and Developing Countries

Lesson Plans World History II 16b Developed and Developing Countries

Standards: The student will demonstrate knowledge of cultural, economic, and social conditions in developed and developing nations of the contemporary world by

Objectives: assessing the impact of economic development and global population growth on the environment and society, including an understanding of the links between economic and political freedom.

Lesson Plans: Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects.

Essential Knowledge:

Contrasts between developed and developing nations
• Geographic locations of major developed and developing countries
• Economic conditions
• Social conditions (literacy, access to health care)
• Population size and rate of growth
Factors affecting environment and society
• Economic development
• Rapid population growth
Environmental challenges
• Pollution
• Loss of habitat
• Global climate change
Social challenges
• Poverty
• Poor health
• Illiteracy
• Famine
• Migration
Relationship between economic and political freedom
• Free market economies produce rising standards
of living and an expanding middle class, which produces growing demands for political freedoms and individual rights. Recent examples include Taiwan and South Korea.

Activities that support lesson plans:

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Lesson Plans World History II 16a

Lesson Plans World History II 16a Refugees, Conflict, and Technology


Standards:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of cultural, economic, and social conditions in developed and developing nations of the contemporary world by

Objectives:
identifying contemporary political issues, with emphasis on migrations of refugees and others, ethnic/religious conflicts, and the impact of technology, including chemical and biological technologies.

Lesson Plans: Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects.

Essential Knowledge
Migrations of refugees and others
• Refugees as an issue in international conflicts
• Migrations of “guest workers” to European cities
Ethnic and religious conflicts
• Middle East
• Northern Ireland
• Balkans
• Horn of Africa
• South Asia
Impact of new technologies
• Widespread but unequal access to computers and instantaneous communications
• Genetic engineering and bioethics

Activities that support lesson plans

Cracking the Human Genome Project: Powerpoint with questions. For use with video.

For other lessons I have used refer to my friend’s Teacher Pay Teacher Site.

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World History II SOL 15ab World Religions

World History II SOL 15ab World Religions

Standard: The student will demonstrate knowledge of the influence of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in the contemporary world by

Objective: 15a: describing their beliefs, sacred writings, traditions, and customs.
15b: locating the geographic distribution of religions in the contemporary world.

Lesson Plans:
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects.

Essential Knowledge:

SOL 15a: World Religions
Judaism
• Monotheism
• Ten Commandments of moral and religious conduct
• Torah: Written records and beliefs of the Jews
Christianity
• Monotheism
• Jesus as Son of God
• Life after death
• New Testament: Life and teachings of Jesus
• Establishment of Christian doctrines by early church councils
Islam
• Monotheism
• Muhammad, the prophet
• Qur’an (Koran)
• Five Pillars of Islam
• Mecca and Medina
Buddhism
• Founder: Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)
• Four Noble Truths
• Eightfold Path to Enlightenment
• Spread of Buddhism from India to China and other parts of Asia, resulting from Asoka’s missionaries and their writings
Hinduism
• Many forms of one God
• Reincarnation: Rebirth based upon karma
• Karma: Knowledge that all thoughts and actions result in future consequences

SOL 15b: Geographic distribution of world’s major religions
• Judaism: Concentrated in Israel and North America
• Christianity: Concentrated in Europe and North and South America
• Islam: Concentrated in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia
• Hinduism: Concentrated in India
• Buddhism: Concentrated in East and Southeast Asia

Activities that support lesson plans

Buddhism
Buddhism Reading Part 1:

Buddhism Reading Part 2:

Christianity

Christianity Reading Part 1:

Christianity Reading Part 2:

Hinduism

Hinduism Reading Part 1:

Hinduism Reading Part 2:

Islam

Islam Reading Part 1:

Islam Reading Part 2:

Judaism Reading

Judaism Reading Part 1:

Judaism Reading Part 2:

Activities that go with religion readings:

Religion Jigsaw Activity: For use with above readings. Student’s fill in a chart on different world religions.

World Religion Analysis Venn Diagrams: Students complete a Venn Diagram and answer questions on different religions

Video Analysis on Islam

Islam in the world Video Guide Student: Student copies of activities for use with Islam in the World Video

Islam in the world Video Guide_Teachers: For use with the Islam in World Video.