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In this canoeing worksheet, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about canoeing and safety. Students complete 10 questions total to get their merit badge.
Learners explore canoes and kayaks. In this canoe and kayak lesson, students research the history, parts, and sport of the canoe and kayak.  Learners then practice how to use a paddle for each boat, and go on a field trip in order to use both.
This activity uses a question and answer format to scaffold students comprehension of a short dialogue about the Chesapeake Bay and its tradition of log canoes. After reading the short passage, students are prompted to find three facts from the reading and then use critical thinking skills to explain their thinking about the material covered in the reading. An excellent resource for any social studies classroom, this worksheet incorporates content learning as well as procedural skill practice
A neat handout immerses learners in the history of canoe making. After reading, small groups of mini engineers work to craft a canoe that will not be immersed! This is an ideal exercise in engineering design for your STEM curriculum or as an addition to a physical science lesson on buoyancy.
The behavior of a rational function near a vertical asymptote is the focus around this trip up a river. Specifically, numerical and graphical understanding is studied. The canoe context pushes the variables as numbers, rather than as abstract symbols.
Students examine a piece of art to find objects and symbols used by the artist. In this visual art lesson, students look at Jaun Quick-to-See Smith's, "Trade Canoe for Don Quixote." They look for symbols and items that show the artists view on the war in Iraq. They paint images that show positive cultural exchanges.
Students create a painting in the style of Jaune Quick-To-See Smith. For this art history lesson, students discuss the painting "Trade Canoe for Don Quixote." They create their own painting in the artist's style by spinning the wet paint to create a dripping appearance.
Collaborative groups work together with a variety of materials to design an eight-inch canoe that floats for at least three minutes. There is no direct instruction involved in this plan, just a list of materials and a procedure for dividing the class into groups and providing what they need for the exploration. There is a resource link to a worksheet that has a planning sheet and evaluation questions for each team to answer.
Seventh graders engage in hands-on experiments and activities dealing with rivers and greenways. They also observe lectures and demonstrations by experts in water and river restoration. Students and teachers participate in canoe trips and write in their journals during the week-long study.
Studentsare shown how to properly hold a canoe paddle. They safely enter and exit a canoe. Students comprehend the different techniques of steering a canoe. They are shown how to paddle a canoe. Students study how canoes were developed over the course of thousands of years by the native peoples of North America.
Third graders listen to a presentation given by a local navigator. Working in small groups, they conduct research on how Hawaiians obtain trees suitable for canoes. The groups present their findings to the class and submit individual research papers.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a story about log canoes on the Chesapeake Bay and examine the dialogue between characters. Students use the dialogue between the characters to answer five short answer questions.
Students experience to balance with another student and maneuver in a two person canoe on still water. They analyze important aspects of canoeing including putting in, portaging and weight distribution. Students discuss the similarities/differences of canoeing on still water and moving water.
Expression, current events, and art can go hand-in-hand. After analyzing a multi-media piece entitled, Trade Canoe for Don Quixote, the class explores their own expressive process. They create collages that show a current event or issue from multiple or cross-curricular perspectives. 
Young scholars examine Bill Reid's sculpture "The Black Canoe".They decide which character in the canoe they are most like. Students analyze how their personalities work towards contributing to the group. They explore the moral theme of positive and respectful interactions with others, cooperation and teamwork.
Sixth graders research Canadian geography - the land and the bodies of water. They then plan an imaginary canoe trip through six major water bodies in Canada. They conclude the unit of study with a creative story.
Students explore history of Hokule'a and Hawaiian navigation, use decision tree to identify economic problem, recognize issue of global responsibility, and create action plan appealing to lawmakers or environmental groups.
Students are introduced to the fur trade era and the lives of some of its most colorful participants, the voyageurs. They describe the rugged life of the Voyageur. Students interpret the role the fur trade had on the exploration and development of the North American continent.
In this math advertisement investigation worksheet, learners research canoes, then make an add for a canoe using as many of the measurement units given as possible. Worksheet is part of the Houghton-Mifflin math series.
Sixth graders mark activity stations and locations of important buildings on a grid map of an outdoor education school. This is a practical application for the skill of graphing points in the four quadrants of the coordinate plane.

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