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Fourth graders explore the music of Buenos Aires as they hear and then dance the Tango. They practice basic Tango rhythm, learn to sing the song, "Any Turkey can Tango," then practice a few Tango-riffic dance steps with a partner. What a fun instructional activity. Music is not included.
This lengthy assignment for English language learners includes a one-page reading on the Argentinian president, Cristina Kirchner, and numerous activities/exercises that address listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more. An answer key is provided for some of the exercises.
In this reading comprehension activity, students read a personal description and employment history after which they complete several activities. Students first record their employment history and compare it with the sample provided. Next, students match the information from the sample employment history to corresponding letters on a timeline. Finally, students create their own timeline using their employment history.
A fantastic lesson on urban air pollution problems throughout the world is here for you. Learners understand that there are many factors involved in creating pollution, that there are many health effects brought on by air pollution, and that fixing the problem is not an easy task. This amazing lesson has maps, photographs, worksheets, and all sorts of terrific educational tasks for groups to perform. Top-notch!
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
Response to literature and collaborative group discussion are the key foci of this thorough guide to teaching Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Newbery-winning novel Shiloh. Detailed sections enable readers to examine each chapter in depth. Activities that reinforce literary analysis and vocabulary are listed by chapter, helping you efficiently plan your unit.
Throughout history, dance has had a spiritual or ritual significance depending on the context it's performed in. Critical thinkers research and create a multi-media presentation describing the use of dance and music in wedding rituals from around the world. This lesson would be perfect to use as a prompt for an expository or comparative essay.
Kids listen to the story, How I Became a Pirate and analyze the painting, Our Lady of the Victory of Malaga. So, what do these to things have in common? The art depicts the time period and style. And, the story sets their imaginations afloat with a fun pirate theme. They research both the art and the art of piracy, then paint an original pirate piece.
Students examine a self-portrait collage before making one of themselves. In this self portrait activity students examine an image of Luis Nino's, "Our Lady of the Victory of Malaga." They design a self-portrait of themselves which they decorate with gold paint or foil paper.
What is the weather like during the summer? Use this packet to introduce your class to weather vocabulary or as a quick review. They use pictures to describe the current weather conditions, and then they listen to an audio clip and identify which season is the subject. Note: the audio clip is not attached, so you'll need to create your own sentences. On the final page, they complete a weather report by finding the current temperatures for a few different locations. Answers are not included.
You pretty regularly come across lessons about air and water pollution, but how about light pollution? This unique topic is taught through the reading of an article, research, and the writing of a persuasive letter about light pollution. You may want to add some discussion about the possible impact on human health and circadian rhythm.
Introduce your class to a different way of life. They will meet a little Argentinian girl who visits her Abuela and Abuelo in their candy factory. Not only will they see how treats are different in different places, they can see how a small factory functions. Ask your class to find out what their Grandparents do for a living.