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Students compare a photo of a child's room during the Holocaust to their room. In this WWII lesson, students read picture books and evaluate the roles of characters in the book. Students create either a poster about the roles, a movie poster for the book, or a new book jacket. Students write journal entries about a time they were involved in bullying behaviors.
Readers explore East Asian culture and literature with a book folder project. Before beginning the project, learners record three beliefs they have about East Asian culture. They then select two books to read and create a display for the school library. Detailed instructions for the book folder project, a project rubric, and an extensive annotated book list are included.
Students discover the Middle Ages through fun activities. In this World History instructional activity, students complete a tournament of physical activities similar to events that took place in the Middle Ages. Students write a class book that takes place during that time.
Students study the key figures in African-American military history. They discover how African-American military history reflect both discrimination and the often heroic struggle to overcome discrimination. They examine the key periods of progress in African-American military history.
Sixth graders explore Native American politics. In this early American culture lesson, 6th graders research the political organization of the Iroquois tribe. Students will then create an ABC fact book, where each letter represents a different facet of the Iroquois political structure.
Student gains insight into the culture of Japan. They articulate the main ideas and supporting details, also they create a "glimpse of Japan" with an illustrated and written summary of the main idea and four supporting details from the book. Upon completion, learners present their "glimpses" to the class and play jeopardy to review the material.
The bibliography is an exacting document which is very confusing for most students. This presentation does a credible job of introducing the biliography and showing writers how to properly construct entries in bibliographies for reports they write. The instructions and examples are clear and well-written. Highly recommened for any teacher looking to tackle this subject.
Build upon your learners' skills in research, note-taking, outlining, and expository writing, while providing them an opportunity for independent learning as they complete a literature biography project. The activity is broken down into six easy steps, from making their choice on what author to research, to the writing of the bibliography. Each step is submitted separately and builds into a portfolio. The project can be modified to explore other topics concerning the author, such as an analysis of their childhood and how that is reflected in their writing.
Use WebQuest of Nation Parks to research the physical, historical, geographical, and ecological aspects of various National Parks. Pupils use the site to explore the importance and process of creating a bibliography. Instruction is focused on bibliographies for books, magazines, encyclopedia articles, and web pages.
Students combat pervasive stereotypes. In this Critical Analysis lesson, students examine and evaluate the stereotypes of Aboriginal groups, as depicted in a picture book. Students will use primary and secondary sources to compose comparative analysis essays on other books that may foster stereotypes.
Third graders explore Canadian culture by creating a book. In this community analysis lesson, 3rd graders identify the First Nations people of Canada and discuss the culture, language and diversity. Students create a book discussing these aspects after they read the story The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt.
This interesting, 17-page series of lessons was written by two second grade teachers who attempted to write a full year's worth of curriculum for their classes. What is presented here is an excerpt from that full-year plan. These lessons focus on making books, writing tall tales and folk tales, exploring Asian cultures through language lessons, writing poems, and perfoming in plays. Some outstanding ideas!
Author Pearl Buck's, The Good Earth is the central focus of this terrific eighth grade language arts lesson. Essentially, it is a very thorough study of the book. While reading, there are worksheets embedded in the plan to be completed. There are many postreading assignments as well, all supported with worksheets. This is a fine educational resource to complement the study of this book.