Gifted and Talented Education Teacher Resources
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Fantastic Fairy Tale
Learning about literature can be so much fun; it can also be made more accessible through projects and dramatic play. As they explore theme, character, and setting, the class gets creative and makes a dramatic recreation of a classic fairy tale.
4th - 6th Language Arts 50 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Extend-sive Thinking
Can knowing about things of the past help predict the types of things seen in the future? Advanced learners consider the idea that things extend. In other words, concrete things like bridges and intangible things like ideas extend from one time to another.
4th - 6th Language Arts 15 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Making of a Monster
Over the course of a week, the class will study how monsters are portrayed throughout literature. But why? Monsters in science fiction or horror often depict the darker side of human nature; they are described for their horrific physical characteristics that act as metaphorical realizations of their maladjusted human character traits.
6th - 8th Language Arts 30 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Digging for Clues
Make critical and creative thinkers out of your class, with an archeology-based project they'll love. They start the activity by first researching what archeologists do, then they generate a list of the qualities archeologists need to be successful.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: HEALTHY HUMOR
This lesson is hilarious! To understand how to investigate a topic, collect data, and evaluate the results, learners research the effects of laughter on health. Each group is assigned a research task, which they will turn into role-playing scenarios that test and support their findings.
4th - 6th Health 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: My Robot and Me
Robots and their interactions with their human counterparts are the catalyst for a fun writing lesson plan. First, the class brainstorms what they'd like to have their personal robot do or be capable of. Then, they each write a humorous story about life with their robot.
6th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Mathematicus Dramaticus
The best part about this resource is that you've got four wonderful activities to choose from. Each of the projects can work together or on its own to help learners understand the history of math and how it can be seen every day. In activity one, they research a mathematician and report on how their discovery changed the way people think.
4th - 6th Math 6 Views 6 Downloads
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Performing Arts
The classical arts have made a lasting impact on our society and your advanced learners get to find out why. The activity starts as the children create a list of the arts found in society, they discuss how these art forms impact their lives and define the differences between classical and popular art.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 15 Downloads
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Playing the Float
Got a rainy day and need a few fabulous activities to foster creative thinking skills? The class works to understand the three types of human power; direct, indirect, and stored. They do this by first creating a parade float like the ones used in ancient Greece during the sixth century.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Made Up Math
Is there a way to connect creative thinking, logical reasoning, mathematical understanding, and humor? You bet there is! Kids begin by creating creative math quizzes, which require creative thinking to solve. For example, 1+1=24, one equals a dozen so 24 would be the answer.
6th - 8th Math 31 Views 40 Downloads
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: GREAT TO COMMUNICATE
Humans love to communicate and they do it in so many different ways. The class investigates how people have used new inventions and technological innovations to communicate. They are divided into groups of three or four and given the task of taping themselves communicating in a non-verbal way.
4th - 6th Language Arts 6 Views 8 Downloads
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Balance the Books
There is a difference between profit and revenue, and it's up to your class to find out why. They each research the public accounting documents for their favorite company or brand. Then they use their findings to discuss the differences between profit and revenue and how it relates to the concept of financial balance.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Sentence Structure
Statements can be taken out of context and interpreted or used to support a very different view than the one originally intended. Young journalists start thinking about leading questions, sentence structure, context, and how they all play into what they read in the newspaper.
4th - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 6 Downloads
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: From a Distance
Challenge your class with an amazing set of ideas that really put the project back into project-based learning. It all starts with a whole class research task. Each learner will look up and take notes on multiple facets of things that affect the earth's changes.
4th - 6th Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Up to Speed
Here are three great group project ideas to reinforce the concepts of velocity, transportation, and energy. In small groups, learners construct adjustable ramps, predict, and then test to determine the affects of altering velocity, ramp angle, and vehicle weight.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Shapes- Extension Lessons for Young Gifted Learners
Students explore various shapes in the world around them. In this kindergarten art lesson plan, students read books, identify shapes by sides and corners, and draw shapes in sand, sugar, or flour. Extension activities are included.
Pre-K - 1st Math 12 Views 51 Downloads
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Shape-Shifter
Geometry is everywhere, and I mean everywhere! Those skillful mathematicians discuss shapes and then come up with a well-researched list of shapes seen in everyday applications. They put their knowledge of shapes to work as each small group takes a component of the world's tallest building and attempts to create a structure taller than the other teams have created.
4th - 6th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
4-H Leadership - Advanced Learner's Page
In this 4-Hl leadership skill worksheet set, students examine different types of leadership styles. They determine what type of leader they are by completing a questionnaire, determine how they handle conflict, examine service ideas and resources, and determine how to improve their leadership skills.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 50 Views 179 Downloads