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Who is not drawn to trading cards? In this instructional activity, junior ecologists create a trading card of an animal or plant from one of Arizona's biotic communities. Gorgeous sample cards are provided in the lesson plan as well as a plethora of resource links that learners can use to collect information. When the cards are completed, collect and duplicate them so that they can be used for a small group game. This terrific instructional activity is part of a unit that can be found online or through Lesson Planet.
The Internet isn't a place, but it is made up of real people. As your students will find out, it is a way to connect people and ideas to build a larger and more global community. They'll draw, discuss, and explore vocabulary as they learn about what the Internet is and how they can use it to connect with the community. Please note: The lesson does promote the importance of community in relation to the Internet, but fails to augment that reality with other options, such as playing with friends at the park, joining a club, or being a community volunteer.
What is real or imagined? The lines of beauty reality, and imagination are blurred in Elizabeth Peyton's portraits of her community. Learners analyze her use of artistic technique in conveying real and imagined communities. They then use multimedia techniques to creat a real or imagined community of their own.
Sand mandalas are transitory art forms that are created by a group for the purpose of healing. Upper graders learn how Tibetan monks create these amazing works of art, and study symbolism and metaphor. Then pupils work together in a series of community building activities before collaboratively creating their own work of art.
Get ready to teach a unit about community workers that uses Common Core literacy standards as a way to connect language arts and social studies. The packet is printable and contains teaching strategies, scripted activities, and performance tasks for reading and writing with informational texts. Children will learn about and discuss the role community workers play in their everyday lives, as well as explore the use of textual evidence in their writing and their speaking. Both the reader's and writer's workshops are broken down into comprehensive tasks by day. Worksheets, graphic organizers, web links, rubric, and standard rationale are all included.
Why do people spend so much time on social networking websites? Class members can discover the answer to this question and learn about community through a series of activities. After exploring social media sites, pupils discuss how to build community. Then, small groups draft their own social media sites guided by the provided graphic organizer. Wrap up with a reflection.
Junior ecologists examine Arizona's biotic communities and research an animal or plant that is found in this community. In this lesson, learnerss write a narrative essay about their assigned animal or plant. They research online and in texts to determine relevant information. Finally, a class booklet containing all of their reports is compiled. It would make a wonderful showpiece for an open house!
As part of a unit on Arizona's biotic communities, young ecology learners create a map. They describe how humans and animals adapt in their habitat. They take notes and create graphic organizers from articles they read. Beautiful maps, graphic organizers, grading rubrics, and student worksheets are provided to make teaching this top-notch lesson a breeze!
Part of a unit on Arizona's biotic communities, this instructional activity focuses on the vocabulary to be used. Terms include biodiversity, topography, desert, hybridization, niche, and more! Youngsters will define these words from contextual situations, use them in sentences, and then solve a crossword puzzle by the definitions. The rest of this outstanding unit can be found online or via Lesson Planet.
Tenth graders consider the impact of individual contributions to the good of communities. In this diversity lesson, 10th graders discuss the types of groups that people belong to as well as motives behind the actions of individuals. Students complete a jigsaw reading activity of Whale Rider and respond to the discussion questions that accompany it.
This is a great way to build community in your school, experience process-based art, and explore the critical-thinking process. While quilting as a class collectively (just like a quilting bee) pupils listen to poetry and prose of a social nature and discuss these pieces as they complete a quilt that represents issues of community, gender, and the environment.
Upper graders and middle schoolers engage in a lesson on community. A class discussion kicks off the lesson. Pupils share things that they do as community service after school or on weekends. They imagine an ideal community they would like to live in, and brainstorm the elements that would make up such a community. They come up with a class set of rules that would help the community function harmoniously, and decide what consequences would come to those who break the rules. An interesting and thought-provoking lesson.
How does community involvement make good citizens? Use all or a few of the included ideas to foster a better understanding of what it means to be a good citizen. Learners will brainstorm community issues, discuss how to get involved, and engage in several computer-based exercises. Note: This is not a lesson plan, but teaching ideas to be incorporated in a full lesson plan.
Building a strong classroom community is a huge part of our job. This idea lets the kids help define the rules, ideas, and behaviors that they want in their classroom. They'll work together to design a bulletin board that exemplifies the learning community they've constructed.
Here is a beautiful set of lessons on family and community. These charming, engaging, and meaningful lessons would be of benefit for any Pre-K through 2nd grade learners. The lessons are jam-packed with terrific in-class, and at-home activities. Pupils will learn about their own family history and will become more familiar with their classmates from taking part in these fine lessons. Very impressive!
An amazing, thoughtful, and introspective lesson awaits your art class. They listen to an interview with incarcerated prisoners to better understand the prison system and its effects on family life. They create collages related to the key issues and root causes of incarceration, as well as the power of oral history. They analyze the concept of a social community by discussing Chagall's "I and the Village."
Problem solving comes in all shapes and sizes. Small groups rotate through several stations, where they use technological tools, such as cameras and desk top publishing to create a product that shows multiple aspects that comprise their community. Projects include an electronic poster, flyer, newsletter, or documentary style film.
Kids get out and interview a community member to show why their community is important to them. There are three main components to this lesson, a literary circle/ book club, a photography assignment, and the interview/oral history report. Learners will connect their community to the book they are discussing, take and use photos to describe their community, and interview a community member.
We have all been lost at some point and for Special Needs individuals getting lost in the community can be a real issue. They prepare for a life of independence by memorizing their phone number and practicing what to do if they are lost. They use cell phones to dial a contact, tell them what happened, and describe where they are in the community. A great way to build independence.