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Bridging art and math can be as easy as making tessellations. The art, context, and life of M.C. Escher is explained to the class, as is the concept of tessellations. After a bit of art history, pupils get out the ruler, tape, and pencils to create tessellations of their own. The entire step-by-step process is included as are several great web links.
Students participate in cooperative groups to complete a team project. In this cooperative team project students complete a construction project from plan to building. Students are given plans to build their sawhorse but must develop a work-plan for their group. Students write about a communication or life skill they learned from the project.
Students observe technology being used in the workplace. In this technology lesson, students visit various work sites and answer questions about what they see. Students work in groups to describe the work they saw being done, the technology being used and what kind of training is needed to do the job. Students create a poster using the information they learned and post them on a bulletin board.
In small groups, teens take on different roles to discuss the qualifications for parenthood. An instruction sheet for group discussion is provided, as well as homework worksheets. Throughout these exercises, young adults take the time to consider culture, religion, race, past history, financial circumstances, support systems, and more. This is a comprehensive and poignant lesson plan to include in your health curriculum.
Fourth graders examine the events that lead to the British attack on Baltimore in 1814 and the role of geography in the events of the battle. After a brief discussion on the history of trade routes before 1814 and the War of 1812, they read "By the Dawn's Early Light". Students create a time line of significant events that occurred in the book.
Fifth graders investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions. Then they break into groups to complete the training and education for two careers selected from a listing in the lesson. Students also report their findings to the class and write a letter to themselves highlighting what they learned about themselves as well as about finding and using information in the work world.
Fifth graders gather information about the roles, responsibilities, skills, and training and education requirements of workers. Then they input this information into a graphic organizer chart and identify the similarities and differences in the careers. Students alos analyze the information for each group member as compared to their own findings.
Explore the development of wood art. In this art history lesson, students study the art work of Gary Stevens. They describe, analyze, and derive meaning from the art they see. They then write a theory about the artist's purpose for the work of art and support their answer with reasonable personal opinions.
Third graders discover geometric shapes by drawing everyday still objects. In this illustration lesson plan, 3rd graders discuss drawing techniques applying to still life and practice these techniques in class. Students identify the different shapes in objects before they begin to draw them, which makes it easier to draw correct proportions.