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Family is a wonderful subject for little learners to get excited about. Family is also the theme for a social studies unit that uses literacy standards throughout. The guide outlines approximately three weeks of instruction and breaks down each Common Core standard addressed by tasks or questions the children will complete or be able to answer. The kids will become experts on the topic of family through reading, writing, and discussion. The only thing missing in this resource is an art project. What is kindergarten without an art project?
As far back as your scholars can remember, their country has been at war. Be sure they understand the various implications of this global conflict by presenting personal stories of veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the front lines. They watch video clips about TBI, filling out a viewing guide as they go. There are great informational handouts to educate military families about this under-diagnosed condition, possibly with the goal of creating an outreach. Check out the extension ideas for further research plans. It's best to find this lesson on the PBS website by entering "POV TBI" into the search engine, as the viewing guide and videos are actually linked there.
Here's the teacher guide to a unit on family and family vocabulary. Sift through the ideas (a pre-test, lesson activity, and closing activity are all included), and include them in your own unit. Since visual connections are a great way to reach beginning language learners, definitely encourage your class to bring in family portraits, as suggested. This will help them recognize the French word(s) for each family member.
Where is France? Interest young learners in exploring France, French language, and French culture. They identify similarities and differences between French and American families, speak the French words for family members, analyze maps, and explore various websites. Get them started by learning vocabulayr words in context.
Seven great activities accompany the background information you'll find here. Learners will be introduced to the painting Sir William Pepperrell and His Family by John Singleton Copley. Great information on the painting, the artist, and guided observation questions make this a wonderful resource.
Facilitate discussion about goals and family relationships with this resource from the New York Times and The Learning Network. After reading through an excerpt about Marshall Reid, a sixth grader who worked with his family to create Portion Size Me, learners respond to a writing prompt about working together with their families. The videos that Marshall taped of the process are also a great resource to extend this prompt and foster discussion! Class members can respond online or on paper.
Learners interview relatives and compose a family story on the computer. They compile this lesson is with two others involving art and media into a student portfolio. Each student researches, diagrams and writes a story with a beginning, middle and end about appreciation for their own family heritage.
Here is a solid lesson plan for differentiating types of functions: linear, exponential, and quadratic. Mathematicians work in groups to create a table of values for a function that they are given. They graph the assigned function and compare it to others. Finally, each presents their graph to the rest of the class so that the graphs can be placed into families of functions. In order to meet Common Core standards, make sure to draw their attention to the functions that result in linear graphs. Internet links and additional materials are provided to make teaching this concrete lesson plan a breeze.
What do families around the world have in common? Explore this theme through the popular animated film My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Mikazaki. Over the course of two days, pupils view the film, pausing to discuss their own families and the family relationships they observe in the movie. Close the activity by asking class members to compose poems about families.
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!
Here is a two-part activity that introduces learners to genealogy by having them create family trees, and map the movements of their ancestors. While this resource is designed for kids who live in Arkansas, it certainly can be adapted for kids who live in other states. There are some fantastic worksheets which will allow kids to successfully get an accurate view of their family's history and migratory patterns. All it takes is an interview with some elders.
There are so many different types of families, and each family functions in a different way. Discover the different roles, responsibilities, and relationships that develop in different family types. The lesson provides you with five different teaching options, vocabulary, web links, multiple attachments, and material links. The lesson is flexible, but still provides everything needed to make it successful.
Middle schoolers design a detailed drawing of their family crest. They incorporate imagery that's relevant to their family's life. Students consider the variety os shapes for the family crest- circles, ellipses, and triangles. They represent their family name in their crest. Middle schoolers use contemporary lettering styles and script.
Ms. Strohfeldt did not omit anything when she designed this comprehensive lesson plan on DNA mutation and sex-linked traits. Begin with a pretest as an anticipatory set. Read a case history of the Clark family and the occurrence of hemophilia in the family. Biologists perform a simulation of a gel electrophoresis for each member of the family and explore DNA sequences. You will find detailed teacher's notes, worksheets with answer keys, and resource links to help you teach this lesson.
Students explore families and culture. In this family and culture lesson, students discuss their families and their similarities and differences. Students read the book The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco and create their own quilt square. Students also discuss patterns found in quilts.
Have you ever tried using arrays to help you teach the fact families that go with multiplication and division? If not, you should read this article! Some excellent and easy-to-implement ideas are presented, along with some good lessons which are linked at the bottom of the page.