Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.

What Makes a Dinosaur a Bird Lesson Plan: Flap to the Future

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This lesson plan--developed by the BirdSleuth K-12 project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology--is adaptable for grades 3-12 and features Flap to the Future, a game designed for students to explore and ...

The House on Mango Street Lesson Plan: Write a Vignette

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the coming-of-age novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.  They discover that the chapters are vi...

Build-A-Bird Lesson Plan: All About Bird Anatomy

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, features All About Birds Anatomy, a virtual bird interactive in which students build birds from the inside out. As they play, students discover the name an...

Texas Revolution Lesson Plan: Write a Newspaper Article

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students explore BrainPOP features and resources to learn about the events that led up Texas declaring independence. Applying what they learn, students ...

Parliamentary System Lesson Plan: Determining a Government for a New Country

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to discover what a parliamentary system of government is and how it compares and contrasts with the system of govern...

Classical Conditioning Lesson Plan: Pavlov’s Dog Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, challenges students to use what they learn about classical conditioning to play a game in which they train a dog to drool on command. Students experiment un...

BirdSleuth Sound Lesson Plan: Bird Song Hero Game

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In this BirdSleuth lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 4-8, students learn about sound and how spectrograms reflect pitch and duration. Students then create their own spectrogram to represent so...

Managing Diabetes Lesson Plan: The Diabetic Dog Game

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In this diabetic dog lesson plan about managing diabetes, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the elements a diabetic person (or in this game, a dog!) needs...

Constellations and Elapsed Time Lesson Plan: Chronopticon Game

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to calculate elapsed time in meaningful contexts and use models to understand that the rotation of the Earth ca...