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Growth Stages 1: Infancy and Early Childhood
Students explore biology by completing a human growth worksheet. In this child development lesson, students read assigned text about the human birth process and the ideal growth patterns for a child. Students answer study questions about children and complete a "Birth to 5 Years Old" worksheet.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Early Childhood: Five Themes of Geography
Any preschool teacher would be thrilled to have a resource like this one. It includes activity ideas, discussion leads, book suggestions, and a glossary for learners ages 2 - 5. The entire booklet focuses on ways to teach young children about the five themes of geography in a fun and developmentally appropriate way.
Pre-K Social Studies & History
The Human Body
Explore the human body through hands-on activities. Young learners will trace their bodies and place cut out body organs in the proper place, print patterns using cut fruit, sing songs about good nutrition, and use their five senses during many movement and art activities based on getting to know body parts and their function.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Birth and Early Childhood
Eighth graders read and compare creation stories of different cultures around the world. They identify and define the concept of the cycle of life and collect and analyze birth and childhood folk beliefs and stories in their families and other regions in Louisiana.
8th English Language Arts
New Review Literacy Centers Using Nursery Rhymes
And in this corner we have Little Jack Horner. Engage your learners with phonemic awareness activities that encourage them to play with language. Eight different categories of phonemic awareness activities are detailed in the resource packet.
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts
Say it With Flowers!
Here is a great modern-day lesson! Two classes at once engage in this lesson about plants. They use video conferencing and digital photography to simultaneously observe and record changes in flowers placed in colored water. Learners share their results by e-mail.
K - 2nd Science
New Review Sound Habits
Hear ye! Hear ye! Encourage your young keyboard/piano players to develop sound habits with a resource packet that introduces a dynamic learning method. The free sample lessons, part of a for-purchase program, are designed to be used in a group situation for children and their parents.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Young scholars demonstrate their knowledge of early childhood practices. In this early childhood lesson, students prepare a portfolio and a resource container following the Early Childhood STAR Event guidelines. Young scholars do the case study in the event guidelines.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
A New Way to Diagnose Autism
While primarily based on his research regarding autism in early childhood, award-winning researcher Ami Klin also offers great insight into how our brains develop from birth and discusses the necessity of social interaction early in life. Klin provides an overview of key points relating to the brain disorder of autism, new technologies based on eye-tracking, and the process of discovering how newborns engage with the world.
20 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Elizabeti's Series--Classroom Guide
Second graders explore the books in the Elizabeti Series. In this reading comprehension instructional activity, young readers discuss pre-reading focus questions about their feelings on the first day of school. They investigate the book and describe the characters they see.
2nd English Language Arts
Do Something About… Eating Healthy - Day 5: Super-size Me
What does serving size and portion control have to do with 60% of Americans being overweight? Well frankly, quite a bit. Read some information that talks about portion size and childhood obesity. Take a look at what serving sizes should be according to the food pyramid guidelines.
7th - 12th Health
Can Young Children Distinguish Between Living and Non-living Things?
What does it mean to be living? Help your young scientists identify living and non-living things as a result of their learning through discovery. Observation of and interaction with a set of natural phenomena in their community will make this learning experience fun and relevant.
3rd - 5th Science
Witnesses to Joan of Arc and The Hundred Years' War
Students trace Joan of Ar's history from early childhood through her death and on to her nullification trial. Joan's place in the history of the Hundred Years' War, what motivated her, enabled her, and brought about her demise is the focus of this lesson
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Learners explore sea life. In this cross curriculum fine arts, science, and P.E. "dolphins" lesson, students sing songs and play games about dolphins, perform water experiments, create mosaics, and use their five senses to explore sand and water play tables.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence
Students become familiar with body changes during puberty. In this stages of human development lesson, students review the stages of development from 1-5. Students read an article called I'm Growing but Am I Normal? and discuss the information in the article.
3rd - 6th Health
White House Campaign on Childhood Obesity
Students think about obesity. In this health instructional activity, students discuss the affects of obesity and evaluate the effectiveness of their school's fitness program. Students will then devise a plan to improve their school's health and fitness programs.
7th - 12th Health