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Tornado

The Restless Air Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the importance wind has on weather.  Excerpted from Eyewitness: Weather Brian Cosgrove

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Knight

Knights of the Middle Ages

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to knights, the brave warriors on horseback who fought in western Europe from about 800 to the 1600s. Teach students about some of the milestones required to become a medieval knight and the duties required of the position. 

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Crown

Life in Medieval Times Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the different roles people held in medieval society.  Excerpted from Eyewitness: Medieval Life Andrew Langley

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Water

Intro to Water Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to ocean and fresh water distribution. Teach them that water is constantly moved around the planet via the water cycle.  Excerpted from

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Desert

Introducing Deserts Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the ecosystem of deserts. Introduce students to plant and animal adaptations that help organisms survive in the harsh desert environment. 

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China

The Beginnings of Ancient China Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to ancient China. Teach students about the unification of ancient China in 221 B.C. under the Qin dynasty.  Excerpted from

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Ocean

Ocean Zones Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the main zones in the ocean. Teach them about the characteristics of different ocean zones.  Excerpted from

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Rain Forest

The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the importance of rain forest biomes. Teach students that rain forests support a wide variety of plants and animals. Excerpted from

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Ancient Greece

Life in Ancient Greece Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the life in ancient Greece. Teach them how the roles of men and women were different during ancient Greek times.  Excerpted from

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Papyrus

The Scribes of Ancient Egypt Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the scribes of ancient Egypt. Remind them that scribes played an important role in ancient Egyptian society.  Excerpted from

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Pharaoh

The Age of the Pharaohs Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the history of ancient Egypt. Help students understand the rule of pharaohs and the building of pyramids.  Excerpted from

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Space

Astronomy Through the Ages Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the eight major planets in our solar system. Remind them that our knowledge of the solar system continues to grow and change as new data is discovered. For example, Pluto was recently re-classified as a dwarf planet.

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Flowers

Pollinator Pals Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to plants and pollination. Remind them that each plant adapts in its own way, and attracts different pollinators.  Excerpted from

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A Ship

Explorers of North America Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the famous explorers of North America. Remind them that our lives are the way they are now because of these explorers. Excerpted from

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Fossil

Fossils Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to types of fossils and how they are formed. Remind them that our knowledge of the past continues to grow and change as new data is discovered. Excerpted from

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Kangaroo

Meet the Mammals Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the natural world of mammals. Enhance their knowledge of the different anatomy and behaviors of a variety of animals. Included are kangaroos, dolphins, elephants, and more. Use the slideshow in this mammal mini-lesson to give students a general overview of this group of animals.

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Simple machine lever

Help the Hero: Simple Machines

OVERVIEW: This FutureFit lesson is designed to supplement a standard 12-15 unit lesson on force and motion and simple machines for grades 3-5 Science by offering a unique project that ties together the core academic concepts with a set of FutureFit social-emotional and 21st Century Skills.

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The Planet Mercury

Meet the Planets Solar System Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the eight major planets in our solar system. Remind them that our knowledge of the solar system continues to grow and change as new data is discovered. For example, Pluto was recently re-classified as a dwarf planet.

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Medieval Castle

Life in a Medieval Castle

OVERVIEW: This FutureFit lesson is designed to supplement a standard Middle Ages/Medieval unit for 5th-7th grade Social Studies by offering a unique project that ties together the core academic concepts with a set of FutureFit social-emotional and 21st Century Skills. STUDENT/GROUP OUTPUT: Students will:

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Blast From the Present - A Time Capsule for Colonial America

Blast from the Present: A Time Capsule for Colonial Americans

OVERVIEW: This FutureFit lesson is designed to supplement a standard 12-15 unit lesson for Grades 4-6 Social Studies by offering a unique project that ties together the core academic concepts with a set of FutureFit social-emotional and 21st Century Skills. STUDENT/GROUP OUTPUT: Students will:

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