10th Grade Lessons

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10th Grade Arts Lesson Plans

Fairy Tale Fun

Length of Time: Varies depending on grade level and depth of project

In this performing arts lesson, students will rewrite a well-known fairy tale to include a great deal of dialogue and then act out that fairy tale (creation of props is optional as is taping the performance).

Flash Mob Fun

Length of Time: Several Class Periods

In this performing arts lesson, students will work together with a purpose to create and choreograph a dance for a flash mob to make an announcement for the school.

Getting Colorful

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This performing arts activity will allow students to demonstrate skills in conveying emotions without using words.

Musical Masterpiece

Length of Time: 45-60 Minutes

In this visual arts lesson, learners will express emotion through painting, as elicited by music.

Painter's Tape Art

Length of Time: 40 minutes to 2 hours depending on grade level

This lesson will allow students to practice creating art by marking off what will not be painted. This requires planning prior to mixing the first color.

Paper Mache Zoo

Length of Time: Varies depending on grade level and depth of project

In this visual arts lesson, students will create zoo animals (or any animals) using paper mache. The ‘zoo’ can be displayed in the classroom or in a localized area of the school.

Perspectives

Length of Time: Several Class Periods

This visual arts lesson will allow students to get creative while practicing with either photography or videography. Students will also have to consider perspective from things outside themselves. Rubric included. 

Upside Down Art

Length of Time: 20 minutes to 2 hours depending on grade level

This lesson will allow students to practice creating art from a unique perspective while learning about Michelangelo.

Video Diary

Length of Time: 30 Minutes a Day for Several Weeks

In this performing arts lesson, students will work to create a short video diary to showcase the import parts of their life and edit the video into a 5 minute or less montage using EZVid or similar program.

10th Grade English/Language Arts Lesson Plans

Speed Persuading

Length of Time: Two to Three Class Periods

The students will use the art of communication to quickly persuade or convince their peers to change their minds on a variety of popular or unpopular opinions.

Stories Galore

Length of Time: About 2 Hours

Following the Common Core Standards for writing a narrative the students will collaborate and write six stories.

10th Grade Environmental Lesson Plans

Cost of Recycling

Length of Time: 3-4 Class Periods

Each pair of students will trace 1 single recyclable product, from manufacturer to recycling center, examining costs of making the product and recycling it, answering the question:  Is recycling worth it?

Earth Window Art

Length of Time: 30 - 45 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to create a replica of the Earth that can also be used as decoration.

Environmental Impact Studies

Length of Time: 3-4 Class Periods

Pairs of students will do an environmental impact study for local development near the school or another area.

Menus to Save the Earth

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

Students will understand the impact that packaging and out of season items have on the environment. Students will create a week long menu using only basic foods and in-season items available in the area.

Ocean Pollution

Length of Time: 2 Class Periods

Students will research ocean pollution and compare/contrast current data, hypotheses and other information and check for accuracy.

Oil and Grease

Length of Time: 3-4 Class Periods

The students will research oil and grease recycling.

Saving the World: A Gift at a Time

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

Students will find, list, and explain how to limit consumption of new goods by designing an alternative registry for an event (wedding, birthday, anniversary)

Two Sides of an Issue

Length of Time: About 2 - 3 Class Periods

A controversial issue, such as global warming, will be researched using the vast resources of the Internet.  The students will research both sides, either supporting or disputing the facts, opinions, and other information.

Water, Water, Everywhere

Length of Time: 1-2 Class Periods

The students will identify products that need water to be manufactured, and the amount needed for each product.

Words of the Environment

Length of Time: 2-3 Class Periods

On day one, the students will list as many words as possible related to environmental science and on day two connect the meanings of each to real life situations based on research.

10th Grade Math Lesson Plans

Charity Begins at School

Length of Time: 3-4 Class Periods

Pairs of students will design, plan, and create an imaginary fundraiser for a charitable organization.

Natural Disaster Planning and Equations

Length of Time: About Three Class Periods

For a natural disaster there are many variables to be accounted for when planning help for an area.  This lesson will give students the opportunity to create a natural disaster plan for a part of their country.

The Ideal Town

Length of Time: About 2 Hours

Based on research the students will design a small town with a pre-determined population, assuring there is enough living space, parking spaces, and a sufficient water supply.

10th Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

Multi-Ball Basketball

Length of Time: 1 or 2 Class Periods

The student will participate in a game of basketball using various sizes of available balls.

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

Olympic Fair

Length of Time: 1-2 Class periods

The students, with a partner, will research and simulate Olympic events on a small scale as a homework assignment and for other PE classes.

The New PE Class

Length of Time: 2-3 Class Periods

The students will create a PE activity to share and demonstrate to peers.

10th Grade Science Lesson Plans

Chemical Eating

Length of Time: 2-3 Class Periods

Using the Periodic Table of Elements the students will research ingredients listed on food product labels.

Cost of Recycling

Length of Time: 3-4 Class Periods

Each pair of students will trace 1 single recyclable product, from manufacturer to recycling center, examining costs of making the product and recycling it, answering the question:  Is recycling worth it?

Environmental Impact Studies

Length of Time: 3-4 Class Periods

Pairs of students will do an environmental impact study for local development near the school or another area.

Menus to Save the Earth

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

Students will understand the impact that packaging and out of season items have on the environment. Students will create a week long menu using only basic foods and in-season items available in the area.

Ocean Pollution

Length of Time: 2 Class Periods

Students will research ocean pollution and compare/contrast current data, hypotheses and other information and check for accuracy.

Oil and Grease

Length of Time: 3-4 Class Periods

The students will research oil and grease recycling.

Saving the World: A Gift at a Time

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

Students will find, list, and explain how to limit consumption of new goods by designing an alternative registry for an event (wedding, birthday, anniversary)

Six Degrees of Science Separation

Length of Time: About 45 - 60 Minutes

Using a list of terms from all fields of science, the students will connect them in six or less steps to a non-science term, explaining scientific relationships during the process.

The Science of Verbs

Length of Time: About 2 Class Periods

The student will connect science to everyday, unusual, or rare actions carried out by people.

Two Sides of an Issue

Length of Time: About 2 - 3 Class Periods

A controversial issue, such as global warming, will be researched using the vast resources of the Internet.  The students will research both sides, either supporting or disputing the facts, opinions, and other information.

Water, Water, Everywhere

Length of Time: 1-2 Class Periods

The students will identify products that need water to be manufactured, and the amount needed for each product.

Words of the Environment

Length of Time: 2-3 Class Periods

On day one, the students will list as many words as possible related to environmental science and on day two connect the meanings of each to real life situations based on research.

10th Grade Social Studies Lesson Plans

Changing History

Length of Time: About 2 - 4 Class Periods

Students will research a historical event, “change history” by asking a “What if…” question.  The students will rewrite new information based on their research using the same era and people involved to realistically alter the outcome of the event(s).

Country to Country

Length of Time: About 45 - 60 Minutes

Students will develop a timeline for events in their country and another country over the last 200 years and then compare/contrast the timelines to recognize possible relationships between the events in each country.

Mini Debates

Length of Time: About 2 Class Periods

Each student will be assigned, or may choose, an historical figure to research, selecting a speech given by the figure, and then write a rebuttal challenging some of its content backed by facts.

Music and History

Length of Time: About 45 - 90 Minutes

Students will cooperatively research music from the past 5 or 10 decades and compare and contrast the lyrics with historical events/culture of the decade, answering the question:  How does/did history affect music and lyrics?