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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
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 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring the Cave
Students read and discuss Tom Sawyer's cave adventure. In this realistic writing instructional activity, students create original stories of their cave adventure which must include 2 landforms, 2 animals and 2 characteristics of caves. Students compare and contrast their stories to that of Tom Sawyer.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 12 Views 65 Downloads
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
Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson, 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 22 Views 138 Downloads
Painter of the Caves
What a great lesson! 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 54 Views 125 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 learners form their own questions for a research project.
4th - 6th Language Arts 18 Views 74 Downloads
Deep Inside a Cavern
Students describe how different types of caves and their physical features were formed. They distinguish between stalactites and stalagmites (stalactites grow down from the roof of a cave and stalagmites grow up from the floor). Afterward, they use a shoe box to create a realistic diorama of a cavern that contains stalactites and stalagmites
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Cave Art Revisited
Young scholars research the sources of prehistoric cave paintings and engage in an activity of creating their own cave art. The lesson focuses on the design, composition style of the art, and importance of cultural contributions cave painting had in early history.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 37 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