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Students observe and state the shapes they see in the herbs they see growing. In this shapes lesson plan, students observe the herbs of mint, lemon, grass, and basil.
Students investigate the uses of herbs by Native Americans, create their own herb pouch, and collect local wild herb specimens. They study local herbs, their history, and uses. Students use construnction paper to make a replica of a Native American herb pounch. They cover their work area with newspaper.
In this Tudor homes instructional activity, students read about the importance of the still room and the herb garden in Tudor life. They locate and identify herbs, sketch a plan of a herb garden at Blakesley Hall, draw an herb, and locate a recipe that uses an herb as a medicine. They match pictures of herbs with their names.
Students identify what herbs are and list examples of some. Then, they discuss what insects do when they land on flowers and why botanists gave them the Scientific name of nasturtium. Students also draw nasturtiums and write a short essay about them that includes where they grow, what they look like, and what parts are edible if any.
Students use scented markers to color pictures and smell different herbs. In this smelling lesson plan, students match the herb to the plant they think it comes from.
In this herbs worksheet, students view, sample and discuss eighteen main herbs used in cooking and circle each one in a word search puzzle.
In this herbs activity, students play a game where they write the herb and its characteristics after being blindfolded and identifying each herb. Students then answer 1 short answer question.
In this herbs worksheet, students discover new words in herbs by creating other words from letters in the herb. Students do this for 4 herbs and name the correct herb for 4 herbs.
For this settler's garden worksheet, students write which herbs they chose to grow and how the settlers used that herb. Students fill in 3 herbs and 3 ways the settlers used them.
In this herb gardening learning exercise, students explore a garden and find specific things throughout the herb garden. They then write down the answers to the 3 questions and make sketches in the herb booklet.
In this herbs worksheet, students look up recipes to 4 different meals and write the herbs that are used to cook them. Students then answer 2 short answer questions.
In this herb acrostic worksheet, learners complete an acrostic activity where they make a sentence out of the first letter of names of different herbs. Students complete 4 acrostic sentences.
Students examine McCarthyism. In this Cold War activity, students analyze 6 political cartoons by Herb Block that capture the essence of the Red Scare. Students discuss the cartoons and the fear of communism that permeated America.
In this Blakesley Hall herb garden worksheet, students explore the herb garden at Blakesley Hall. This worksheet gives suggestion for activities while on this field trip.
From medical treatments to cooking, people have been using herbs and spices for thousands of years. Perform a blind smell test of household herbs and spices to engage students in learning about ancient spice trading. Research the history of the of the materials to discover how they were used, where they came from, and the trade routes that spread them throughout the world. Though intended as an at-home activity, bring this lesson plan into the classroom to supplement a unit on ancient cultures.
Learners use the Internet. For this reading comprehension lesson, students read the story Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon and answer comprehension questions. Learners use the Internet to complete other activities associated with the book.
Students create a recipe book. In this produce lesson, students watch a selection of the harvest animations from the BBC Dig In website, taste some of the vegetable and herbs they've been growing and discuss creating a class recipe book. Students research recipes that include the ingredients they have grown in class and then design a class recipe book. </
Students compare herbal and pharmaceutical remedies for common ailments.
Students explore human health by participating in a medicine class activity. For this herbs lesson, students identify plants which Native Americans used throughout history to cure illnesses. Students research specific herbs in groups and create a presentation to share with their classmates.
Young scholars, after reading a folktale about the ancient herb Comfrey by Lesley Tierra, "The Knitbones," discuss details about characters and events in the story, identify cause and effect in the story, and practice their listening to others skills. They answer a variety of content questions regarding the story.