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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 plan. 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.
In this set of five lessons, students analyze the important of food traditions, identity, and history. Students analyze how food traditions contribute to family identity, investigate family food traditions through interviews, and compare and contrast the food traditions of different families. In this lesson, students also examine factors that lead to regional food traditions, research the food traditions of different states, and compare and contrast them.
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.
Students review the five themes of Geography. Using their county as an example, they compile a list of themes found there. They take pictures of examples of the themes in their community and write descriptions of each. They present their pictures to the class and explain their descriptions.
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.