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Native American Herb Pouch
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.
1st - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Tudor Homes- The Still Room and Herb Garden
In this Tudor homes worksheet, 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.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Nasturtium as a herb
Young scholars 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.
K - 8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
McCarthyism: The Political Cartoons of Herb Block
Students examine McCarthyism. In this Cold War instructional 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 75 Downloads
Guess That Spice
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.
1st - 7th Social Studies & History 20 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon
Students use the Internet. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read the story Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon and answer comprehension questions. Students use the Internet to complete other activities associated with the book.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Grow Your Own Grub
Students create a recipe book. In this produce instructional activity, 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.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Yerbas y Remdios: A New Look
Young scholars explore human health by participating in a medicine class activity. In this herbs lesson plan, students identify plants which Native Americans used throughout history to cure illnesses. Young scholars research specific herbs in groups and create a presentation to share with their classmates.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Comfrey Story Time
Students, 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.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads