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Here is a fabulous lesson around the theme of family histories. The Heritage Day project is outlined here for you. It is a chance for learners to share and celebrate their background and heritage with their classmates. There are terrific worksheets embedded in the plan, and the activities suggested are wonderful. This would be a fine lesson to get into with your class, and it should be a hit with the parents as well!
The bowhead whale of the Arctic region is of great importance to the people that live there. Your class will brainstorm all they know about this wonderful whale and create an informational video, which they will share with the children from the North Slope Borough school and vice versa. They'll then watch a video of Inupiaq elders sharing their thoughts on the bowhead whale, which they will use to compose a skit which will be recorded and again shared with the North Slope Borough school. A final discussion will revolve around the differences in initial understanding about the importance of whale found between North Slope students and those living in lower latitudes.
The kite has an amazing history! It has been used for thousands of years, has led to many scientific disoveries, and has made some people very famous. Just ask Ben Franklin! This terrific lesson offers many cross-curricular activities that all have to do with the kite. There are worksheets, and terrific resource links embedded in the plan as well. This activities in this plan are sure to be a hit with your students!
This 13-page assignment was designed for English language learners. It includes a one-page reading on the comedic actor Rowan Atkinson and 10 activities/exercises that focus on listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more. An answer key is provided for some of the exercises.
Here's a fresh approach that combines research, business and personal letter writing, and creative story telling. Student groups research different decades in the life of a famous Japanese astronomer. They then craft a decade fact sheet, business and personal letters, and a character sketch. Although the writing activities focus on the life of Yuji Hyakuatake, the discoverer of a comet, any famous person could be substituted.
Students investigate world history by decorating mock statues. For this India history lesson, students read about the Hindu Monkey God, Hanuman, and observe photographs of the famous sculpture associated with it. Students bring a favorite stuffed animal or object from home and decorate it with their class.
Students complete activities for physical music analysis. In this physical music lesson, students read the biography for Lelavision musical sculptures, complete a sound and motion activity, and a making music activity. Students also write about a musical creation participate in partner pose activity.
Students select at least one book from First Lady Laura Bush's website. They use the "Designated Reader Sign-Up Sheet" and have their parents, siblings, or other student or adult sign up for reading aloud for 20 minutes every day for a week, and then create a poster, picture, image, story, pottery, collage, or any other creative item that relates to the books they have read.