During a day and age where tweets are limited to 140 characters, the haiku has been spreading messages in limited formats for ages.
The goal of this lesson is for students to look at their social media experiences in a poetic fashion. It is meant to help students learn how to write haiku poems while using social media tools.
1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of language compression and expressing complex ideas through simple words.
2. Demonstrate the ability to understand the context of a statement and transferring such thoughts into a poetic nature
Students develop a deeper understanding of how natural selection and evolution function while working with characters from the popular video game and television show Pokemon.
In this lesson, students will analyze a Reggaeton song by popular Puerto Rican recording artist Don Omar and decide whether it is worth banning. The country of Cuba has recently outlawed the music genre known as Reggaeton, which is a fusion of Reggae, Latin, and Hip Hop. Originating in Panama over 20+ years ago and spreading all over Latin America and the U.S., this music is being banned for its aggressive, sexual and obscene lyrics.
In this lesson, students learn about force and impulse by examining how these concepts are involved in the process of hitting a baseball.
Students explore a new study on the genetics of homosexuality and discuss whether sexual orientation is determined biologically or through personal choice.
A lesson on angular momentum using figure skating and skateboarding to help students visualize this scientific concept.
In this lesson, students will learn about new studies that suggest violent video games make people more violent, at least for the minutes and hours after playing. Students are then asked to use the scientific method to devise their own experiments to test if video games make people more likely to commit acts of violence.
Students watch and discuss a techno music video while learning key concepts of evolution.
In this lesson, a techno/electronica music video is used to teach students about the theory of relativity, the concept of fusion, and how E=MC squared gives an explanation for how stars emit light.
Using Jay-Z’s newest business venture as an example, students learn about the business behind professional sports by acting out a contract negotiation.