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166. History.com: Halloween History

Activity Description

If your adult students do not actually dress up in costumes and get in on the spirit of Halloween themselves, their children probably go trick-or-treating, so they will likely partake in the holiday in some manner, if only to hand out candy. You can bring the topic of this holiday into your classroom lessons with an academic objective by using the History.com's video and writing a summary of the holiday. There are more videos available at the site.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

High
167. Holidays on the Net

Activity Description

Use this site to teach your students about American and religious holidays including historical and factual information as well as holiday-related activities.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
168. How Stuff Works

Activity Description

How Stuff Works is a Web site that tells you just that - how stuff works. It contains thousands of topics including these main categories:

  • Adventure
  • Auto
  • Culture: Geography, History, People
  • Entertainment
  • Health: Diseases & Conditions, Medicine (including First Aid & Medications), Wellness (including Food & Nutrition, Diet & Fitness)
  • Home & Garden: Real Estate (including home buying)
  • Lifestyles: Cooking, Family (including Education, Holidays, Household)
  • Money: Business (including Jobs), Economics (including Currency, Money & Ethcs, the Stock Market), Jobs, Personal Finance (including Budgeting & Saving, Taxes, Online Banking, Credit, Banking)
  • Science: Engineering, Physical Science (including Chemistry), Innovation, Environmental Science
  • Tech: Computers, Internet, Electronics

Check out the videos quizzes, and games as well. The reading level is intermediate to high so you may have to use it for group or class discussion.

A suggested activity would be to show The Computer Tour Video (Example Web Site, above) and have students fill out the study guide (Example Document, above) How Things Work Computers.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Intermediate, High
169. iCivics: Media Influence-Propaganda

Activity Description

Propaganda
Source: Propaganda: What's the Message? Lesson Plan (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

This is a very interactive site that allows for group work (if you have a computer and projector or an interactive whiteboard) or individual work by a student. Students will learn about individual rights, court decisions, presidential responsibilities, how to become a citizen, separation of powers, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, The Judicial Branch, Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, Money Management, and Media and Influence.

For this lesson we will focus on Media and Influence: Propaganda, but if another topic meets your needs, feel free to explore and find another lesson.

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Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ASE: High School Diploma

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
170. iCivics: The Electoral Process

Activity Description

The Electoral Process
Source: Electoral Process Lesson Plan (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

In this activity, students learn the difference between the popular vote and the Electoral College, analyze the differences between the presidential and congressional elections, compare the various nomination processes, and learn about party conventions. This is a complete lesson with worksheets and PowerPoint presentations provided. This activity concludes with the game "Win the White House", in which students make their own decisions on issues, fundraising, and public appearances. This game can be played at various levels.

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https://otan.us/VideoPresentations/DigitalResourcesArticle/187#gsc.tab=0

Program Areas

ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ABE: Adult Basic Education, ASE: High School Diploma

Levels

Intermediate, High
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.