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Canoe and Kayak
Students explore canoes and kayaks. In this canoe and kayak lesson, students research the history, parts, and sport of the canoe and kayak. Students then practice how to use a paddle for each boat, and go on a field trip in order to use both.
4th - Higher Ed Science 8 Views 7 Downloads
Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
Can You Canoe?
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 plan on buoyancy.
3rd - 7th Technology & Engineering 15 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Canoe Trip, Variation 2
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.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Fair Trade
Learners examine a piece of art to find objects and symbols used by the artist. In this visual art lesson plan, 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.
K - 5th Language Arts 8 Views 7 Downloads
Dripping Along in a Canoe
Learners create a painting in the style of Jaune Quick-To-See Smith. In this art history activity, 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.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Lesson: Can-Do Canoe
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.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Environment: The River Classroom
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.
7th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
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.
4th - Higher Ed Physical Education 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Tree for a Canoe
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.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition
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.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 42 Downloads
Care to Canoe?
Pupils 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.
6th - 8th Physical Education 3 Views 1 Download
Lesson: Mixing Metaphors across Current Events and Literature
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.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 40 Downloads
Cheiftainship / Leadership
Students 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.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 7 Downloads
Global Responsibility and the Hawaiian Canoe
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.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Learners 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.
1st - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 36 Downloads
Outdoor Education Map
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.
5th - 7th Math 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed