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The basic elements of the water cycle and how water is recycled through our environment is focused on in this lesson. Your students construct classroom terrariums and learn to make and record observations relating to the water cycle. They create a classroom big book about the water cycle with watercolor illustrations.
Fourth graders study the water cycle and the different processes that are involved, like precipitation, evaporation, etc. They conduct an experiment observing the water cycle in action and write a hypothesis, observations and conclusions. They draw a picture that shows how the water cycle works.
Explore the history of the American novel in the contexts of literature and US history. How does a novel or piece of writing from a particular time showcase the mood during that historical period? After conducting research and discussing social themes and writing styles, high school writers craft an original piece in the style of an American writer.
Students discuss what good presentation looks like. In this geometry lesson, students discuss the 7 important steps required to be a good presenter. They start with their names and what they will be discussing and end with a thank you to all who helped with the creation of their work. They may work in groups.
Second graders describe and imitate sounds from the natural environment including rain and snow. After listing materials that could be used to make rainsticks, they create their own instruments from cardboard tubes,beans, and sand. To conclude the lesson, 2nd graders create collages of the winter season.
Students research the Caldecott Medal and its criteria for awarding a single book annually with this prestigious award. In this Caldecott Winner lesson plan, students compare and contrast various art forms from different book winners from the last 60 years, and organize the outstanding criteria using teacher selected graphic organizers.
Students explore, analyze and study novel reflections on the American dream that the United States has held the promise of unlimited possibilities. They describe the concept of the American dream, listen to and record real stories of people who are working toward the American dream and write a dramatic version of an American dream story.