• Home
  • Explore Lesson Database
  • View Resources
  • Create & Edit Lessons
  • Review Student Work

Explore Lesson Database

Here you will find lessons created by other teachers that you can use with your own classes. Click the ‘View’ Button to see a lesson plan. After you login to your account, you can click ‘Add to My Lessons’ to put the lesson in your own list. Use the lesson as is, or edit it to fit exactly with your class needs. Click on Terry for more tips.


Date Title Introduction Grade Level Subject Area Author Options
2009-02-04 Research the moon 1 - 12 andrew h View Lesson Plan
2008-10-28 Research the moon 1 - 12 Susan H View Lesson Plan
2012-07-06 1 - 12 Lynn Armstrong View Lesson Plan
2012-06-18 1 - 12 Paula Swanson View Lesson Plan
2012-06-18 Research the moon 1 - 12 Paula Swanson View Lesson Plan
2012-11-05 1 - 12 Shelly Bowers View Lesson Plan
2013-04-28 1960s Foreign Policy Students will be able to summarize the events leading up to and resulting from three U.S. foreign policy initiatives that occurred between 1960 and 1970. 10 - 10 Social Studies Meredith E View Lesson Plan
2012-10-21 Albert Einsteins Contribution to the 21st Century Albert Einstein is known as one of the greatest scientists in the history of the world. He developed theories about how the world works, that scientists continue to study and work to prove or disprove. Examine at least five sources to develop a research project that discusses the impact Einstein's work continues to have on the 21st Century. 6 - 8 Reading/Language Arts Brent T View Lesson Plan
2010-04-07 American Presidents This lesson focuses on the American Presidency and the Presidents of the United States from George Washington to Barack Obama. 7 - 9 Social Studies Thomas G View Lesson Plan
2011-08-17 American Presidents This lesson focuses on the American Presidency and the Presidents of the United States from George Washington to Barack Obama. 7 - 9 Social Studies Janet P View Lesson Plan
2010-04-14 Antigone Today Today we will finish reading Antigone. Once we have completed the text, you may begin working on this assignment. This will allow you to think about the tragic ending and the person responsible for the action of the play. We will see how these themes are still relevant in our lives today. I know it is sometimes difficult to see that a Greek Tragedy written an incredibly long time ago could still have importance to our lives, but I think you will find that the connections are absolutely there. As you navigate your way through the lesson, think about the way these characters perspectives are similar or different than your own. Would you have broken a law to do what you thought was right? Would you have stuck with a law even if it was hurting your family? 10 - 10 Reading/Language Arts Sarah N View Lesson Plan
2010-09-29 Are Cell Phones Health Hazards? Cell phone use has increased dramatically over the last 10 years. New findings are suggesting that cell phone use has health risks and is linked to some cancers. Is this true? 9 - 12 Social Studies Janis C. View Lesson Plan
2008-11-19 Battle of Hastings/Norman Invasion, 1066 Students will know the key players of the fight for England in 1066, understand the struggle and each person's claim for England, the details about the Battle of Hastings and be able to locate relevant locations on a map of England. 6 - 9 Social Studies Steve Guditus View Lesson Plan
2008-10-23 Before you read "The Road" Students will explore a website about the apocalypse and a website with pictures from the film. 10 - 12 Reading/Language Arts Allegra Duda View Lesson Plan
2010-04-13 "Charlotte's Web" Comic Strip After reading "Charlotte's Web," students will summarize the story, pick out the main points of the plot, visualize what is being told, and put it all into a comic strip. 3 - 5 Reading/Language Arts Rachel S View Lesson Plan
2013-06-30 Class Pet RAFT for a class pet 4 - 5 Reading/Language Arts Bill Guerrette View Lesson Plan
2008-07-17 Code of Justinian Students will learn about the importance and significance of the Code of Justinian, as well as the major points that comprise the set of laws. 7 - 8 Social Studies Steve Guditus View Lesson Plan
2013-04-18 Cognitive Disorders In this lesson, several case studies will be looked at and students will learn about ways students with cognitive disorders are dealt with. As well as stronger knowledge about what they have learned in each of the previous assignments. 1 - 12 Other amy b View Lesson Plan
2008-11-07 Cognitive Disorders In this lesson, several case studies will be looked at and students will learn about ways students with cognitive disorders are dealt with. As well as stronger knowledge about what they have learned in each of the previous assignments. 1 - 12 Other joelle dahl View Lesson Plan
2010-11-07 Cognitive Disorders In this lesson, several case studies will be looked at and students will learn about ways students with cognitive disorders are dealt with. As well as stronger knowledge about what they have learned in each of the previous assignments. 1 - 12 Other Alicia D View Lesson Plan
2008-08-13 Create a google alert using Cast Strategy Tutor You will create a google account, by registering with gmail. You will create a CAST account as a teacher for yourself, but as a student for me to follow these directions. 6 - 12 cheryl o View Lesson Plan
2008-09-14 Defining and diagnosing Learning Disabilities In this lesson you will gain experience in closely reading the Special Education Regulations on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to identify the key components of the diagnosis of learning disabilities and develop an understanding of key elements from IDEA 2004 to address when evaluating a student to determine eligibility for specific learning disabilities. 12 - 12 Other Prisca Moore View Lesson Plan
2010-04-14 “Desiree’s Baby” Dear Students, During this lesson, we will build background on, read, comprehend, and begin to analyze “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin. Background activities will include information about Creole culture and feminist criticism. Comprehension activities will include vocabulary support and enrichment. You will also be asked to identify story elements. Finally, your analysis of “Desiree’s Baby” will focus on feminist and racial themes. Best, Ms. Matthews 11 - 12 Rachel M View Lesson Plan
2014-11-27 Early Childhood Intervention Description of Head Start Programs and how they are organized 12 - 12 Other Rebecca S View Lesson Plan
2012-05-21 Early Indian Civilizations of the Western Hemisphere Early Indian civilizations (Maya, Western Hemisphere Inca, Aztec, Mississippian) existed in the Western Hemisphere prior to the arrival of Europeans. These civilizations had developed unique governments, social structures, religions, technologies, and agricultural practices and products. 5 - 8 Social Studies Suzanne G View Lesson Plan
2008-10-28 Election 2008 This lesson is about the 2008 Presidential Election. You will learn more about the variety of political parties running candidates for president. 1 - 12 Susan H View Lesson Plan
2012-05-02 Element Comparison Students will research two elements and collect the data needed to compare two elements by using three different internet sources to verify the accuracy of information. 7 - 8 Science Gina Tesoriero View Lesson Plan
2008-04-04 Evaluating Web Sites You're doing a science report on new technology devices. You come upon an interesting website and need to decide if this will be useful information. Follow the lesson to learn how to evaluate a website. 6 - 8 Other Model Lesson View Lesson Plan
2008-04-23 Evaluating Web Sites You're doing a science report on new technology devices. You come upon an interesting website and need to decide if this will be useful information. Follow the lesson to learn how to evaluate a website. 6 - 8 Other Deb Dargham View Lesson Plan
2010-03-31 Experimental Lesson This lesson being created to experience the "how to" for creating lessons here. 6 - 6 Other J Callahan View Lesson Plan
2012-05-21 Famous African-Americans We will celebrate Black History Month by exploring websites about Notable African Americans. After conducting research, each student will design 2-3 slides that provide detailed information to be presented in our school wide celebration! 6 - 6 Social Studies Suzanne G View Lesson Plan
2009-02-01 Famous African-Americans We will celebrate Black History Month by exploring websites about Notable African Americans. After conducting research, each student will design 2-3 slides that provide detailed information to be presented in our school wide celebration! 6 - 6 Social Studies Katherine L View Lesson Plan
2010-04-14 Folly, Vice and Everything Nice We are entering the 18th century in our literature studies. The period between 1660 and 1785 was a time of expansion for England; the empire increased in size and changed internally. Political and social changes led to new ways of thinking during the time period known as the Restoration. The changes that occurred during this time greatly affected literature. We are going to explore some of those changes as we explore the literature. The activities we do online will focus on satire. They are designed to help you understand what satire is and how it is used. Once you have a firm grasp on the definition of satire and the different uses for it we will begin to explore satire from the 18th century. 11 - 12 Reading/Language Arts Ivy B View Lesson Plan
2013-10-21 History of the Negro League Baseball Students will research the history of the Negro League Baseball. Students will pull information from multiple sources to write a report discussing the hardships faced by African American baseball players. 5 - 8 Reading/Language Arts Mildred S View Lesson Plan
2010-04-14 Holes - Using the first chapter to build background knowledge Hello Students, This strategy tutor will help you build some background knowledge that will be important for reading "Holes", by Louis Sachar. It will guide you as you investigate the setting of Camp Green Lake. 6 - 10 Reading/Language Arts Charles Hershon View Lesson Plan
2011-04-06 Hurricane Katrina In this lesson, we will continue our conversations and research about Hurricane Katrina from 2005. We will make connections between a video about what happened throughout the course of Katrina and the next chapter, "Still Monday" in our book, "The Ninth Ward" by Jewell Parker Rhodes. 4 - 8 Reading/Language Arts Lindsay Ranew View Lesson Plan
2008-04-04 Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution refers to the greatly increased output of machine-made goods that began in England in the middle 1700s. Before the Industrial Revolution, people wove textiles by hand. Then, machines began to do this and other jobs. Soon the Industrial Revolution spread from England to Continental Europe and North America. Students will learn the effect that the Industrial Revolution had on society, government, the economy, and culture. 9 - 10 Social Studies Model Lesson: Mary Anne Kahler View Lesson Plan
2012-05-21 Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution refers to the greatly increased output of machine-made goods that began in England in the middle 1700s. Before the Industrial Revolution, people wove textiles by hand. Then, machines began to do this and other jobs. Soon the Industrial Revolution spread from England to Continental Europe and North America. Students will learn the effect that the Industrial Revolution had on society, government, the economy, and culture. 9 - 10 Social Studies Suzanne G View Lesson Plan
2008-07-28 Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution refers to the greatly increased output of machine-made goods that began in England in the middle 1700s. Before the Industrial Revolution, people wove textiles by hand. Then, machines began to do this and other jobs. Soon the Industrial Revolution spread from England to Continental Europe and North America. Students will learn the effect that the Industrial Revolution had on society, government, the economy, and culture. 9 - 10 Social Studies Grace M View Lesson Plan
2010-04-13 Instrument Museum There are thousands of instruments in the world. Which one was invented first? What is your favorite? This is an opportunity to learn more about a favorite instrument or perhaps learn about an instrument you may not be familiar with. 6 - 7 Art and Music Amy Schwendemann View Lesson Plan
2010-04-14 Into the Dust: Reading Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust Today we're going to begin reading Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. This is a novel about the Oklahoma Dust Bowl in which each chapter takes the form of a poem written by the novel's protagonist, 14-year-old Billie Jo. We're going to learn a little about the Dust Bowl and what Billie Jo's life would have been like, and then we'll begin reading the book. 7 - 8 Reading/Language Arts Melissa C View Lesson Plan
2011-04-06 Introduction to 1984 Dear students: To help you prepare for our class reading of 1984, I have set up this series of activities to help introduce you to George Orwell, his history, and the themes of the novel. By the end of today you will have the information and tools necessary to fully immerse yourself in what is considered to be one of Orwell’s best novels. Enjoy! 9 - 12 Reading/Language Arts Kelly G View Lesson Plan
2011-03-23 Introduction to Number the Stars Dear Students, During the next few weeks we will be reading Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. To build your background knowledge about the historical setting of the book, you will be exploring websites and videos pertaining to the holocaust and the Danish rescue of Jewish citizens. Then after reading the first chapter of the novel, you will write a personal response in your journals. 1 - 12 Kelly H View Lesson Plan
2008-11-18 Journal Critique Students will read a Journal Article related to a current science topic. They will then "critique" the article and summarize their findings based on a series of questions. 1 - 12 Science Pamela W View Lesson Plan
2010-03-18 Learn to Read The lesson will consist of three different activities in order to improve the students' reading ability. They will first go to Starfall.com. Starfall motivates children to use their natural sense of wonder and curiosity to enhance learning. The students will listen to, manipulate, read, and eventually master this sound-spelling through a variety of books and games. They follow a specific sequence in order to answer questions for the book quiz at the end of the lesson. First, the students will play the game 'Make a Word'. They will have to match the first sound with the ending sound. For example, they will match the letters r, f, p, and c with -an to make these words: ran, fan, pan, and can. Next, they incorporate what they learned during 'Make a Word' into a small book. This book reads each word while emphasizing the sound of a particular letter. The students will read "ABC Letters in the Library" and take a comprehension quiz to conclude the lesson. 1 - 2 Reading/Language Arts Kelly Emanuelson View Lesson Plan
2011-04-28 Let Me Persuade You... This lesson will teach students how write persuasive letters. Students will learn in this lesson what good writers posses as well as how to apply the POW+TREE writing strategy. The students will write a letter persuading Dr. Farley to allow the 8th graders of the opportunity to take an overnight trip to Washington DC. 6 - 8 Social Studies Sonya Thomas View Lesson Plan
2008-04-06 Looking at Slavery in America How did slave owners want slavery viewed? How did that vision compare with slaves' experiences? In this unit you will explore how different kinds of sources can influence how we think about history. 6 - 8 Social Studies Model Lesson View Lesson Plan
2008-04-06 Los dinosaurios y su habitat 1 - 12 Science Model Lesson View Lesson Plan
2010-04-23 lsw's project 이 수업은 자랑스러운 태극기 앞에 조국과 민족의 무궁한 영광을 위하여 만들었다. 1 - 1 Reading/Language Arts soonwoo lee View Lesson Plan
2008-12-10 Making Good Predictions and Asking Important Questions You have started to create clarifying, connecting, and visualization questions while reading The Road. Now you will gain practice creating prediction questions. You will also get some tips on how to generally ask better questions of each other. 10 - 12 Reading/Language Arts Allegra Duda View Lesson Plan
2014-04-28 Math 9 - 12 Math Hillery Sanabria View Lesson Plan
2008-04-04 Media Literacy-Looking at Advertising How does advertising use images, video, and music to convey ideas? Find out in this lesson that lets you evaluate an iPod advertisement. Do the 'What's an Ad?' activity. Then, choose either the iPod video or billboard ad and identify and evaluate media techniques used to target and persuade an audience. 7 - 9 Other Model Lesson View Lesson Plan
2008-04-04 Media Literacy--The Trail of Tears In this Media Literacy lesson, you will investigate how the same event can be represented in different ways to communicate different messages. 6 - 8 Social Studies Model Lesson View Lesson Plan
2010-04-20 Memory, Experience, and Genre In this lesson you will encounter three genres of writing, novel, blogging, and haiku poetry. You will be asked to analyze these genres, the content of these examples, and to reflect on your own use of at least two of these genres. 10 - 12 Reading/Language Arts Sarah Lovett View Lesson Plan
2009-02-01 Mexico Our Neighbors to the south have rich cultures, traditions and society. We will go online to learn about their culture, government, economics and geography by gathering information on each of the 5 themes of geography! Vamanos Amigos, a la Mexico! 1 - 12 Social Studies Katherine L View Lesson Plan
2011-04-04 Perks of Being a Wallflower This lesson comes after completing The Perks of Being a Wallflower. We will discuss the novel (it’s implications in regards to Charlie’s life, his relationships with the other characters, etc.). In addition, we will use technology to research prevalent themes in the novel, most notably, child sexual abuse. 12 - 12 Reading/Language Arts Neil Klein View Lesson Plan
2011-05-17 Personal Hygiene In following lesson you will be able to answer the following questions. Why is it important to have good hygiene? What are the benefits of having good hygiene? 4 - 6 Other Traci Tuttle View Lesson Plan
2011-05-02 Points of Concurrency Students will define, manipulate and draw points of concurrency of a triangle. 9 - 12 Math Phi N View Lesson Plan
2009-01-07 Polar Bears Welcome, Wizard. I hope you will find this information useful and helpful to your independent research about polar bears. 1 - 12 Science mimi m View Lesson Plan
2012-01-06 Prehistoric People In this activity you will build an interactive time line to show the history of human-like life starting with australopithicine and moving forward. Illustrate your time line with pictures and other sources you find on the Internet. Reference your sources. You will also explain why not everyone agrees with this view of the origin of human life on earth. 6 - 12 Social Studies Mark Johnstone View Lesson Plan
2012-05-11 Putri Malu Putri malu memiliki kemampuan untuk menutup daunnya apabila mengalami gangguan (sentuhan) dari luar tubuhnya. 7 - 7 Science arthur kwaria View Lesson Plan
2009-01-28 Recycling Students will review background information on the importance of recycling. They are to read and take notes in their Science Journal. The activity assigned will have students research five (5) different materials that can be recycled and write a three to five sentence paragraph on the process and importance of recycling each material. 5 - 7 Science Brittani K View Lesson Plan
2012-12-15 Research Doritos Visit at least 3 websites to find facts about Doritos and it's company. 7 - 12 Social Studies Patricia S View Lesson Plan
2015-02-05 Researching a Holiday Students will research one of the following world holidays. • Hanukah • Kwanza • Diwali • Day of the Dead They will find information to answer the questions; who, what, where, when, why and how. The information they gather will be used to write a research report on their holiday. After writing the report they will present the information to the class. 2 - 4 Social Studies Kate R View Lesson Plan
2011-01-14 Researching the 1960s Research what life was like in the 1960s in preparation for our next book. 6 - 6 Reading/Language Arts Erika G View Lesson Plan
2008-06-22 schlechty read article and think about student engagement 12 - 12 Reading/Language Arts tina w View Lesson Plan
2011-09-16 Selling The Hunger Games After reading chapters 1-9 of The Hunger Games, you should know the important background information that will help you understand the rest of the novel: what are the Hunger Games, the Reaping, the Tributes; who are the main characters and what are they like; what are the setting and circumstances of the story? Now, you will explore more information relevant to The Hunger Games so that you can begin to think deeper about the meaning of the story and what might happen. 8 - 9 Reading/Language Arts Melissa C View Lesson Plan
2008-12-02 Teaching Deaf Students using an Auditory/Oral Approach Students will learn about the experiences of several students and their families who are dealing with deafness in the classroom by reading case studies. 1 - 12 Other stephanie D View Lesson Plan
2010-03-03 testlesson test reading lesson 1 - 2 Reading/Language Arts kris s View Lesson Plan
2008-07-30 The Girl from the Coast Students learn about the struggle for woman emancipation in Indonesia by reading the excerpt from Pramoedya's novel entitled The Girl from the Coast, news report on Megawati Soekarnoputri's ascension as the first Indonesian female president and first year analysis report of Megawati governance regarding on social justice issues. 10 - 12 Social Studies Doni Koesoema Albertus View Lesson Plan
2010-04-20 The Giver - Chapter 13 Dear Students, We have been reading the intriguing story of The Giver by Lois Lowry. Through our reading, we have discovered that Jonas’ world forces us to ask questions about our world and make connections to our lives. Within this lesson, you will use reading strategies to guide your understanding. In addition, you will continue to use your reading to ask big questions and think about issues that shape who we are and the world we live in. Happy thinking! Mrs. Bridges 7 - 8 Reading/Language Arts Erin Bridges View Lesson Plan
2008-05-17 The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a glittering novel about the 'impossibly' wealthy class, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. Fitzgerald called this time 'The Jazz Age'--an age of youth, wealth, music and excess-- wedged between the devastation of World War I and the Great Depression. ***Some chapters use Diigo, a free add-on to Firefox to highlight and put 'sticky notes' onto the text. Make sure to sign into your Diigo account to see these notes!*** 10 - 12 Reading/Language Arts Kristin R View Lesson Plan
2008-09-29 The Landlady In the short story "The Landlady," Roald Dahl has given us a creepy tale about how what seems normal might be more scary than it seems. Through a literary technique called foreshadowing, Dahl encourages the reader to look into the future, and to predict what will happen to the characters. 7 - 8 Reading/Language Arts Michael Heafitz View Lesson Plan
2008-07-07 The Landlady In the short story "The Landlady," Roald Dahl has given us the ultimate scary story. Through a literay technique called foreshadowing, Dahl encourages the reader to look into the future, and to predict what will happen to the characters. 7 - 8 Reading/Language Arts Judy Robinson View Lesson Plan
2010-04-06 The Monster Behind the Mask What is your mental picture when you think of Frankenstein? Is it a green monster with bolts sticking out of his neck? Or maybe you think of a young Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle in the hilarious Young Frankenstein. Most of us share a similar visualization of a Halloween-ish creature with his arms sticking out in front of him and a zombie-like glaze over his eyes. The exercises in this lesson are designed to help you learn about the legacy of Frankenstein in our modern culture for comparison with the book as we get to know the real monster behind the mask. 10 - 12 Natalia Barker View Lesson Plan
2008-04-06 The Most Dangerous Game Dear Students, Have you ever hunted? Have you ever wanted to hunt? We will read the adventure story "The Most Dangerous Game" to explore these questions. Use reading strategies to help you understand. 7 - 9 Reading/Language Arts Model Lesson: Jessica Steel View Lesson Plan
2014-07-21 Twelfth Night Reading Log To help with your comprehension of the play, as well as to prepare you for class discussions and activities, you will keep a reading log, creating one entry per scene of the play. 9 - 12 Reading/Language Arts Carly Friesen View Lesson Plan
2008-06-09 UDL Universal Design 12 - 12 Other tina w View Lesson Plan
2009-04-06 Uncorking the Cask: Beginning Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" As we prepare to read "The Cask of Amontillado," I want to make sure that you are properly introduced to the story. Today, you will become familiar with the characters, the setting and the conflicts of the story before we read in order to give you a "snapshot" of what this story is about! 7 - 9 Reading/Language Arts Model Lesson: Christina Porter View Lesson Plan
2011-04-06 Visualization Quilt using Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt After reading Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson, students will visualize a key event of the story by designing a quilt square to be used for the class’ visualization quilt. In addition, before reading, students will build background knowledge of the Underground Railroad using National Geographic Presentst the Underground Railraod and will predict the events of the story by using information gained through the background builder. 3 - 5 Reading/Language Arts Minor M View Lesson Plan
2010-04-12 Western Expansion The students will be focusing on the Western Expansion Era. They will look at the people and events that occurred and what the result was because of them. 4 - 4 Social Studies Brianna Delaney View Lesson Plan
2010-04-13 What Famous Explorer would you like to be in History? Students will be assigned to pick an explorer to then make a project on it. The students will be asked certain questions to then get more information about the person to then explain who and what they did to the class. 4 - 5 Social Studies Haley W. View Lesson Plan
2011-11-14 What Famous Explorer would you like to be in History? Students will be assigned to pick an explorer to then make a project on it. The students will be asked certain questions to then get more information about the person to then explain who and what they did to the class. 4 - 5 Social Studies Carol Carbin View Lesson Plan
2010-03-30 What I Say About Who I Am: A Study of Their Eyes Were Watching God Throughout our reading of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, an African-American author who lived during the Harlem Renaissance, we will explore the development of identity and personal narrative. The big questions we will consider are: What is Janie’s identity and personal narrative and how does it develop throughout the story? How does Zora Neale Hurston’s identity and personal narrative influence this novel? What are our identities and personal narratives and how do those influence the reading of this novel and other literature? This lesson, based on Chapters 1 & 2 of the book, is an introduction into the world of the author, novel and concepts of personal narrative and identity. I look forward to exploring with you! Miss B 9 - 11 Reading/Language Arts Tamara Batarseh View Lesson Plan

CAST Strategy Tutor Copyright © 2004-2008, all rights reserved.

teacher_terrys_tips_large