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Plato's Allegory of the Cave
If you are studying Plato's allegory of the cave in The Republic, be sure to check out this accumulation of text-based and discussion questions designed by students. You can use the questions in your own instruction, or ask learners to follow the assignment's guidelines and design their own unique questions regarding the allegory.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Explore caves with your class! Your scholars will participate in scientific observation, research, inference and deduction, reading, vocabulary, and writing activities about caves with this lesson plan. This resource contains five reading sections and after each one, learners participate in follow-up activities designed to reinforce the knowledge they gained from the reading.
K - 4th Language Arts 30 Views 592 Downloads
Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson plan, where students crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions. Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and practice math skills needed to create a related map scale.
3rd - 5th Math 21 Views 137 Downloads
Painter of the Caves
What a great activity! Learners read a story called Painters of the Caves by Patricia Lauber which discusses Stone Age wall paintings in Avignon, France. There is a series of discussion questions, comprehension questions, and a graphic organizer to help learners demonstrate their understanding of this text.
4th - 5th Language Arts 53 Views 124 Downloads
Painters of the Caves
By discussing Painters of the Caves by Patricia Lauber, learners can get a better understanding of this book and the impact of early art work. This would be a terrific activity packet to use to help students form their own questions for a research project.
4th - 6th Language Arts 18 Views 74 Downloads
Lascaux Cave Art on Ceramic Stones
Here is a great way to incorporate art into your next unit on prehistoric people. The class makes stones out of ceramic clay and then creates paintings like those found in the Lascaux Caves in France. A video link, full day-by-day procedure, and links to recommended books and resources are all included.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 36 Downloads
Exploring the Cave
Young scholars read and discuss Tom Sawyer's cave adventure. For this realistic writing lesson, students create original stories of their cave adventure which must include 2 landforms, 2 animals and 2 characteristics of caves. Young scholars compare and contrast their stories to that of Tom Sawyer.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 10 Views 65 Downloads
Let's Go Exploring!
Use a Courbet painting of a cave or tunnel opening to reinforce the importance of descriptive writing. Writers of all ages use sensory details to describe what the scene depicts as they pretend to be in the painting. Then they imagine going into Courbet's cave.
K - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 65 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Caves - How Would it Feel to Live in a Cave?
Some phenomenal photographs appear in this short presentation on underground caves. Each slide has a photograph, accompanied by a thought-provoking question, such as: "What sounds do you hear?" and, "What would it feel like to live here?" This would be a good presentation to show during an earth science unit.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Outdoor Action Caving Trip Protocols
Students They engage in a positive group building experience that requires extensive trust and communication between participants. They explore basic spelunking, study appropriate first aid and review general rules for safety in caves.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 7 Views 10 Downloads
Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves: Living Fossils
Students explore relict species. In this anchialine cave lesson plan, students identify relict species associated with anchialine caves, and explain the importance of preserving anchialine caves and species.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 13 Downloads
Field Trip to Mammoth Cave
Students, when given a microscope or a camera, write two observations they have seen using technology that they did not see with just their eyes with 100% accuracy. When given a blank map, they mark the location of Mammoth Cave along with two other caves in the U.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads