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Students discuss the character traits of George Washington Carver. In this George Washington Carver lesson, students read the books or segments of A Picture Book of George Washington Carver, Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy, The Night the Bells Rang, and Mailing May. Students discuss the books and complete two worksheet activities related to the books.
Students examine the time period of the Harlem Renaissance. In groups, they compare and contrast the type of art before and after the movement along with the state of society at the time. After reading a book on the topic of their choice, they answer comprehension questions and research a topic using the internet for their final project.
Students begin the lesson plan by reading a book on film study. After watching the movie "Citizen Kane", they work together to identify the issues concerning the United States before World War II. As a class, they discuss how the ideas and views of the directors make their way into a film.
Young scholars distinguish between primary and secondary sources. They study about fact, opinion, and recognize bias. Students find out if information is accurate or not and report on it. For the final project young scholars create an annotated bibliography that goes along with their "My Place in Time project.
Fifth graders read a variety of books about the experiences of slaves during the Civil War. As a class, they use a map to identify the free and slave states and discuss what they already know about slavery. To end the lesson, they discover how attitudes towards African Americans took time to change and examine the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
Young scholars complete reading and writing activities to learn to express emotions. In this emotions lesson, students read the book Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day and discuss the ways characters feel. Young scholars create a descriptive story book about their feelings and emotions. Students then independently write about an emotion.
Third graders read several Magic School Bus books, compile list of criteria for good places to visit, research two possible destinations for magic field trip, and prepare and deliver presentation to "convince" classmates to choose his/her place as next adventure destination.
Third graders identify the living and non living things in a book read aloud and discuss the interactions represented in the book. Then, they research and include a list of food that each animal needs in an ecosystem. Finally, 3rd graders observe their mini-ecosystems or artificial habitats for at least a couple of weeks, recording daily observations in their science journals.