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New Review Studying Grassland Ecosystems
At first glance, grassland ecosystems might seem dull and uninteresting, but once you start to explore it's amazing the things you'll find! Through this series of engaging lessons, activities, and experiments, elementary students examine the plants and animals that call these regions home and the intricate web of interdependence that ties them all together.
K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Preschool Lesson Plan: Camping
Students explore nature by participating in an outdoor field trip. In this class camping lesson, students read several books about the outdoors including Dora's Camping Trip. Students participate in outdoor activities including singing songs, creating necklaces and cooking hot dogs.
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts
Young scholars select an animal to research that lives in the camp environment. Students spend time using books and the Internet to research their animals, including size and appearance. Young scholars create a mural to depict the environment and complete it with plants o the area.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Camping
In this boy scout merit badge: camping worksheet, 8th graders research the topic with the websites listed, answer 10 detailed questions about first aid, menu planning, preparations, types of tents, packs and sleeping bags then perform specific tasks related to camping.
ELD Lesson Plan: Nature Walk
Take a calming walk through nature in this ELD lesson. With three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night," "Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett," "Around the Pond"), readers compare and contrast details, as well as separate fact from opinion.
2nd English Language Arts
New Review Living & Non-Living Interactions
What better way to learn about ecosystems than by getting outside and observing them first hand? Accompanying a field trip to a local park or outdoor space, this series of collaborative activities engages children in learning about the relationships between the living and non-living components of ecosystems.
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Sorting Through Personal Choices
Raise children's awareness about the importance of conservation with this hands-on science lesson. Start by breaking the class into groups and having them collect trash from around the school or local park. Young scholars then use the provided Venn diagram to sort the items they found based on their ability to be reduced, reused, or recycled.
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Is Climate Change Good for Us?
Is it really that big of a deal if the global climate undergoes a little change? Young environmentalists consider this very question as they discuss in small groups the impact of different climate change scenarios on their lives, their community, and the local ecosystem as a whole.
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Comprehension 7
Use this reading comprehension assessment to prepare for a state test, or to assess your students' reading. After reading a four-paragraph passage, young learners answer seven questions on literary devices, tone, and author's purpose. An answer key with thorough explanations of each answer is included.
8th - 11th English Language Arts
Camp Green Lake
Students explore environments by creating a travel brochure in class. In this graphic design students view the film Holes and discuss Camp Green Lake, the setting of the movie. Students utilize word processing software to create a travel brochure about the fictional outdoor camp.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Backpacking - Lesson 7 - How to Build a Campfire
For some, building a campfire is the best part about going backpacking. Learn what it takes to build a good campfire. Read the regulations about having campfire outdoors and make sure to follow the safety tips to prevent forest fires.Lesson 7 is part of an eight lesson unit on backpacking.
9th - 12th Physical Education
Holes-Outdoor Adventure Camp
Students read the book and watch the movie, Holes. They create a brochure (containing specific information) that advertises Camp Green Lake as a newly refurbished outdoor adventure camp. They display the brochures for the rest of the class to see.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Surviving the Conditions
Students explore Earth science by participating in an environmental care activity. In this natural resources instructional activity, students discuss ways to protect themselves from the environment if they are ever in need of shelter in the wilderness.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Dispose of Waste Properly
Students explore biology by participating in an environmental role-play activity. In this animal waste lesson, students identify the appropriate way to dispose of human and animal waste when staying outdoors. Students conduct an outdoor role-playing activity in which they respect wildlife and safely dispose of their waste.
4th - 5th Science
Outdoor Action Leadership & Group Dynamics Workshop
Students practice tools of observation and action to become a more effective leaders and facilitators. They engage in group exercises, one-on-one, and journal writing. In addition, they create base groups that to experience group development and process.
12th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills
"Once More to the Lake" by E.B. White
Revisit your own childhood memories of long summers and lakeside fun with E.B. White's essay, "Once More to the Lake." Included here is the actual text as well as a series of short-answer questions that follow. Not only do readers study the essay's theme and central idea, but they look at White's specific strategies and style.
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts