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Students examine the function and meaning of hats and headdresses from Africa, South America, and Japan. They view and discuss images of hats, and create a hat or headdress using various craft materials.
Students explore holidays by creating artful hats in class. In this Thanksgiving lesson plan, students discuss the history of the important holiday and the people involved with the first Thanksgiving. Students create pilgrim style hats with construction paper and wear them for a class function.
Well that's an interesting hat! Kids consider the design, color and symbolism seen in an artifact from the Qing dynasty. The rationale for the lesson is to help them connect the idea that some objects represent social beliefs with aesthetic purpose. They examine a photo of the object, discuss how and when it would be used, and then they design their own hat for school personnel, such as the principal or the secretary. This is a literal translation of that old saying, "I wear so many different hats."
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.
Through the use of Internet, video, and hands-on activities, youngsters learn the parts and characteristics of a circle. This fantastic lesson plan 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 plan.
Learners investigate pirate life. In 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. For this oceanography lesson, 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.
Learners examine Benjamin Franklin's contributions to the United States. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students analyze the sculpted depiction of Franklin by Hiram Powers. Learners also study Franklin's life, philosophy, and accomplishments.
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.
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.
Third graders, after brainstorming the positive and negative types of behaviors, become aware of the right and wrong way to behave as a third grader. They perform a skit that demonstrates the skills and behaviors used by third grade students to succeed.
Young scholars define culture and explore elements that are part of the custom or culture of a place.  In this holiday instructional activity, students identify the cultures they participate in.  Young scholars identify the differences in people's cultures. Students bring in food from various cultures.
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.
Young scholars prepare interview questions for sorting into the Houses in the Harry Potter books.
Students help plan a party for Q-Bear and think about some of the different ways people celebrate their birthdays. They then demonstrate knowledge and understanding of customs and traditions associated with participation in cultural activities.
Students create environmentally friendly art. In this visual arts lesson, students use their thumbprints to create greeting cards to send to family and friends.
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.
Students read "The French Fur Trade" and "Colonialism Transforms Indian Life" and answer questions about life in Wisconsin between 1650 and 1850.
For this paragraph review worksheet, students correctly identify topic sentences and supporting details sentences in 10 pairs of sentences. Students also identify the best topic sentence out of 3 possible choices in 4 problems, and write 3 original topic sentences.
Students review and write the vocabulary for basic body parts. They identify parts of the body along with new verbs then complete an activity sheet of labeling body parts and complete sentences using the correct vocabulary word.

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