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Distinguishing between topic sentences and supporting details is the challenge presented here. Learners examine pairs of sentences and label one the topic sentence and the other a supporting detail sentence. The exercise could be used as extra practice or to check for understanding.
Elementary schoolers study the symbolism and influences found in advertising. First, they learn about the history and cultural significance of the Summer Official's Hat that was a symbol of status in ancient China. Then, they access websites where they view advertisements from two iconic American companies; McDonald's and Hello Kitty. Their task is to develop an ad that will be both symbolic and powerful. An engaging lesson that should make your kids more aware of the power that advertising has over us.
Here is a lesson designed for pre-schoolers and kindergartners that will pique their imaginations. They study images of a very interesting ceremonial hat from China's past called a Summer Official's Hat. These hats were worn by people of importance in the Chinese culture. Pupils try to pretend that they are the hat, and they make up a story from the hat's point of view. The "Things to Look For" section of the plan is of particular interest. The ambitious plan should lead to a lot of interesting discussion amongst the little ones.
Through the use of Internet, video, and hands-on activities, youngsters learn the parts and characteristics of a circle. This fantastic lesson has some excellent website activities included in the plan. Your kids will have a much greater understanding about circles once they've taken part in this lesson.
Students investigate pirate life. For this cross curriculum art, P.E., math, and vocabulary development cross curriculum pirates lesson, students count treasure chests, construct pirate ships made of blocks, role play pirates in "pirate ship" made from an applicance box, draw treasure maps, and participate in many other pirate related projects.
Students explore biology by creating a report for the class. In this oceanography activity, students research and identify the survival characteristics of a list of freshwater animals by utilizing the Internet and library. Students complete ocean species worksheets before creating a presentation based upon a specific freshwater animal.
Bring out the inner artist with this Abraham Lincoln lesson. Elementary students work on a home project creating a hat similar to Abraham Lincoln's hat. They will use geometry and measurement to create the scale of the hat, then construct it. This fascinating lesson covers many areas of the curriculum; art, history, mathematics and language arts. Great for all ages.
Students define culture and explore elements that are part of the custom or culture of a place. In this holiday lesson, students identify the cultures they participate in. Students identify the differences in people's cultures. Students bring in food from various cultures.
Third graders explore the concept of heritage. In this family heritage lesson, 3rd graders discuss their prior knowledge of Molly's Pilgrim and then participate in classroom stations that require them to make Pilgrim dolls, trace the route from Russia to the U.S., experience a journey on the Mayflower, and make Pilgrim hats.
Students study the work of David Grisman and American blue grass music. In this blue grass music lesson plan, students research the origins of this music genre, and then participate in activities including researching oral traditions, play tunes, and writing their own music.