Online Modules and Units
for Grades 5 - 8

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Biome Study


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Grade Level: 5-6 REMC Reviewed: No

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LMS: Moodle 2.5 Date Placed: 12/14


Description: In the Biome Course students will identify the characteristics of a biome and teach the other members of their group by creating a wiki page,  a travel brochure and by presenting a group project describing the adaptations needed for a specific animal to survive in a specific biome.

This lesson is written by Paula Clough.  and is  licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License
 

To Get to the Other Side


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Grade Level: 5 - 6 REMC Reviewed: No

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LMS: Moodle 2.5 Date Placed: 2/12


Description: In this course students will learn about the six most common bridges, study earthquakes, work in teams to design and test a bridge that will be load-bearing and will survive a simulated earthquake, share their Bridge Building results with peers.

To Get to the Other Side is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

What is a Science Fair


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Grade Level: 6 REMC Reviewed: No

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LMS: Moodle 2.5 Date Placed: 1/16


Description:  A typical science fair is a collection of experiments done by students. Each experiment clearly demonstrates the steps of the scientific method that the student followed to complete the experiment. Science fair projects are usually done on your own (in small groups). The science fair takes place on one day where all participants set up a booth to showcase what they have done. Our science fair will be completed in class and showcased in a digital format. A digital format means once your project is completed, you will put your end product, along with pictures of your steps along the way, online and students can view each other's projects on a computer. You will have the opportunity to view a number of projects from both 6th grade teams.

What is a Science Fair by Alecia Smith is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License 


SOCIAL STUDIES
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The Land Use Project


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Grade Level: 4 - 8 REMC Reviewed: No

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LMS: Moodle 2.5 Date Placed: 6/11

 

Description: Educational Technology, Social Studies and Science Consultants from Macomb ISD and Oakland Schools as well as Land Use planners from Oakland County Government developed this project.  The project had successfully been used in Oakland County from 2005 to 2010.

The project is written in a format very similar to a WebQuest.  The students’ task is to write good land use proposals, which will increase the quality of life in their community and encourage young people to stay there as an adult.  

Civics - Political Parties and Politics


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Grade Level: 4 - 8 REMC Reviewed: No

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LMS: Moodle 2.5 Date Placed: 8/12


Description: Working in pairs, students download an activity titled “How does each party feel about the big issues?” Using a variety of web based resources and collaborating via a forum students complete the research activity and submit their work.  

Civics - Political Parties and Politics by Kara Denhof and Wayland Union School District is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Travel and Tourism


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Grade Level: 7 - 9 REMC Reviewed: No

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LMS: Moodle 2.5 Date Placed:10/11


Description: A course focused for students in Junior High (Grade 7, 8, and 9). Traveling is part fund and park work! In order to have a great time you need to do a lot of planning. You have all the same basic needs when you travel that you do at home. You need to eat, sleep somewhere and get around. There are a lot of details just Getting to your destination.  Will you take an airplane or drive? Do they use the same money as you do? Are there any diseases you need to be extra cautious of? Do you have a place to stay? Do you speak the language?

Travel and Tourism LearnNet and Tourism LearnNet. By Neela Bell, James Kelso - is  a Social Studies, English Language Arts with a Creative Commons License.


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Digital Citizenship


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Grade Level: 7 - 8 REMC Reviewed: No

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LMS: Moodle 2.5 Date Placed: 2/12


Description: This is a two week unit meant to be used with face-to-face class on being a good digital citizen. Students explore what it means to be a good digital citizen.  Topics include Digital Etiquette, Digital Communications including cell phones, Digital Literacy including effective use of Search Engines, Digital Commerce, the law and rights and responsibilities.   Students will access websites for information, participate in learning games, take quizzes and participate in a Forum.