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Students examine the geography, politics and history of their local town of New Haven, Connecticut. Using the internet, they explore the neighbors of New Haven and write directions from their house to school. In groups, they research recent information about the city from the cities website and share what they have gathered. To end the lesson, they build a model of the city and its physical characteristics.
Students consider the development of dance across cultures. In this dance genre instructional activity, students study the history of Russia and the Mongol Tatars. Students research how classical ballet made its way to Russia and create collaborative projects to share their findings.
Learners view a video of Colonial House, a reality series where people lived according to the standards of European immigrants to the U.S. in 1628. In this colonial history lesson, students research changes in geographic areas over time and share their findings with the class. Learners take notes, create a timeline of events and write a paragraph synthesizing their findings.
Students develop an elementary understanding of the history of art. They study the basic elements of a painting including perspective, composition, color, light and symbolism. They look at each selected painting and analyze it, moving from first impressions to a more detailed examination. to
Students examine the work of Gypsy Snider and her contemporary circus ensemble, "Les Sept Doigts de le Main." In this artistic expression lesson, students explore physical movement, physical comedy, and circus arts as a form of artistic expression. A variety of lessons/activities are provided for multiple age ranges.
Third graders complete a KWL chart on what they already know about water and what they want to know. As a class, they participate in an activity in which they discover the amount of drinkable water on Earth and are introduced to the water cycle. In groups, they make their own model of an aquifer and experiment with different objects to see the effects of pollution and how water is purified.
Third graders investigate primary documents to explore the history in Ipswich. In this Ipswich lesson, 3rd graders observe the Ebsco mural panels and gather information about Ipswich. Students work in groups of five to explore the panels. Students complete a worksheet on their panel.