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Your pupils will be expected to determine the meaning of words and how those words affect the meaning of a text. Help them master this skill with the ideas listed here. First, look over the two activities that could be used for your choice of text. Next, check out the provided quiz that tests learners' ability to interpret language in age-level texts. Useful for Common Core test preparation.
This lesson has it all, primary source documents, an interactive trade game, clear teacher background information, and sailing to the West Indies chance cards. You will play, trade, and live out the experiences of early colonists in order to foster an understanding of triangular trade and English trade regulation occurring during the American Revolution. Fifth grade Social Studies is in the bag!
Students determine that thriving African cultures engaged in international trade and exploration before the emergence of European civilization. The study ancient Ghana, its geographic locale, the diversity therein to include its people, their lifestyles, languages, and customs.
Sixth graders research, study and identify a list of African countries and capitals and illustrate them on a blank map of Africa. They memorize a certain number of countries and their capitals along with whistles, pennies and other manipulative's to play a game called African Tag.
Sixth graders explore the geography of the African continent by playing a game to memorize African countries and their capitals. In this African tag lesson, 6th graders are spread out in a playing area and the designated "it" students will chase the other students. Tagged students can join the game only if a free player gives the name of an African country and its capital. This is a great lesson for Kinesthetic learners.
In this music instructional activity, students read an excerpt about the Hatsiatsia, a traditional piece of music from Ghana. They respond to eight short answer questions related to the excerpt read. Students also draw their own picture of the two bells identified in the passage.
Students examine the way of life of the Ashanti who live in West Africa. After locating the countries on a map, they are shown slides of artifacts to determine their uses. In groups, they compare and contrast the Ashanti's view of beauty to their own. To end the lesson, they focus on the family life of the Ashanti by reading proverbs.
Students examine the Caribbean in terms of its music, art, and folklore. As a class, they listen to a folktale and discuss the difference between telling a story and reading a story. In groups, they write their own folktale and share it with the class. They use the internet to research what it was like to grow up in Cuba during the 1970s. To end the lesson, they view examples of artwork and reflect on them in their journals.
Students read a story about a kidnapped Chinese girl and then complete a world history chronological activity. In this world history lesson, students read about Polly Bemis and answer discussion questions. Students then complete a timeline of important world history events.