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Fifth graders explore the Italian Rensissance in this six lessons unit. The prominent citizens, the ideas, values, art, philosophy, and literature of the are seen as a rediscovery of Ancient Greek and Roman times.
Robinson Crusoe: The Original "Survivor"!
Fourth graders read and analyze Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, and participate in problem solving activity similar to television show, Survivor. Eight lessons on one page.
Third graders complete a variety of activities to increase their knowledge of Colorado. They make leafprints, read and listen to stories, write fiction, make collages, participate in discussions and invite their parents to come and see all of their work.
Controlling the Flow of the Colorado River: A Study of Dams
Students research and map the Colorado River and its dams and predict the effects of a dam on an area. They suggest reasons a dam would be built and compare the Colorado River system with other major river systems within the US and around the world.
You Don't Say!!
Fourth graders write and respond to sayings throughout the school year. They define the idioms, illustrate them and compare their meanings with other groups in the class.
A Sentence for Life
What is a sentence? Second graders will explore the components of a sentence in the ten lessons of this unit. The subject, predicate, the process of proofreading, punctuation, and sentence sequence are analyzed in this unit. Handouts and charts are included.
Literature Response for Home-School Connections: Poetry
First graders practice reading and writing for a variety of purposes and audiences. Ten lessons on one page.
History of Colorado-Migration to the West
Fourth graders identify reasons for people moving to the Colorado Territory and examine how moving in the 1800's is different than moving today. They also practice reading maps and gathering information from maps, as well as, describe cause and effect relationships between interactions of people of different cultures.
I'm Number One!
Fourth graders complete a unit of lessons on the first seven presidents of the U.S. They conduct research, write a four-paragraph essay, and create posters and speeches for a simulated campaign convention.
Colorado Water, Water Rights and Ditches
Students do various activities and research on the history of Colorado water rights and local ditches and evaluate current situations in terms of water rights, water sources, ditches,as well as how different groups have been affected by these laws and wat
Traveling the Trail
Students investigate primary and secondary sources to determine how the use of the travois by the Colorado Indians affected the use of the horse on transportation.
Second graders explore the geography, holidays, important teachers, and inventions from China in the nine lessons of this unit. The results of their inquiries are expressed through a variety of products, writings, and presentations.
Germs and Preventing Illness: An Inner and Outer
First graders looks at germs through a microscope and identify two that can make us sick. They compare their mouth before and after they brush their teeth and practice proper hand washing techniques. They study the impact of Edward Jenner and Louis Pasteur.
What Can We Discover About Colorado?
Students locate Colorado and its neighbors on a map (either in a book or on the Internet). They create a graphic that illustrates what they know and want to know about the state (KWL); finally, they draw and label Louisiana maps.
Learners engage in a instructional activity of using research methods in order to find information about the history of irrigation methods in Colorado. They access a newspaper database of primary resources in order to complete a written assignment.
Discover Colorado: People, Places and Times
Fourth graders discover the history and geography of Colorado by observing maps. In this United States lesson, 4th graders research the state of Colorado using their textbook and handouts. Students investigate the geography of the state and construct a 3-D map of Colorado out of clay.
Literature Response for Home-School Connections:
First graders explore learning skills that can be practiced at home in the ten lessons of this unit. Oral reading, letter formation, fairy tale identification, and phonic awareness exercises are provided in this unit.
Let Freedom Sing: A Patriotic Program for Grades 1 - 6
Students explore the history, meaningful background, and significance of Patriotic songs in the eight lessons of this unit. Each of the different grade levels experience a different amount of lessons all culminating in a Patriotic Program.
CSAP Preparation: Don't Wait for the "Eleventh Hour"
Fifth graders participate in language arts activities designed to prepare them for taking standardized tests. The language arts format covers science and social studies content. Handouts and worksheets are included in the lesson.
Ancient Greece: Inquiring Minds Want to Know
Second graders explore world history by writing newspaper articles. In this Greek history lesson, 2nd graders investigate the geography and society of Ancient Greece by utilizing the Internet as a research tool. Students collaborate with their classmates to create an Ancient Greece newspaper while each student contributes a single article.