Kayaking Teacher Resources
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The Qayaq and the Iqyax
Learners evaluate water properties by completing worksheets in class. In this Alaskan culture lesson plan, students discuss the purpose of the kayak and how Alaskan residents created the device to travel safely through waves. Learners complete a worksheet about the kayak and create miniature model kayaks from arts and crafts.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
The Zigzag Kayak Trip
Young scholars complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Zigzag Kayak Trip. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Young scholars research different types of boats in various time periods and cultures. Then they locate photographs and information about construction details of one type of boat. Students also use their research as the basis for designing and modeling a 3-dimensional boat.
1st - 12th Social Studies & History
Can You Canoe?
A neat handout immerses learners in the history of canoe making. After reading, small groups of mini engineers work to craft a canoe that will not be immersed! This is an ideal exercise in engineering design for your STEM curriculum or as an addition to a physical science instructional activity on buoyancy.
3rd - 7th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Study Guide for Island of the Blue Dolphins
Dive your class into a reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins with this in-depth study guide. Breaking the novel into three parts, the resource begins each section with a focus activity that identifies a specific theme or question to be addressed in the reading.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Good Boat is Hard To Find
Eighth graders design and construct a safe and efficient human powered watercraft that can be used on a trip on the Great Lakes. Students utilize math and measurement skills to design and cut the pieces for their boat. Working in groups, their boat is assembled and water tested.
8th Technology & Engineering
Practicing Reading Closely: Solving the Mystery: What's That Symbol?
What does the symbol on Tim’s shirt mean? The second activity in an eight-part study of the Iroquois continues the reading of Cynthia O’Brien’s article, “The (Really) Great Law of Peace” that opens day one of the unit. Class members answer questions about the article using specific details recorded on their graphic organizers.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Julie of the Wolves
Have your class practice their comprehension skills using this resource. After reading Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George, learners engage in cause and effect activities, identify story elements and figurative language, and compare texts.
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Multiplication Think Tac Toe
This fabulous and engaging resource has young mathematicians practicing multiplication skills, responding to real world scenarios, using critical thinking to problem solve and improving cross-disciplinary literacy skills all through a fun, game-like activity.
5th - 7th Math
Investigative Case - "Malama Keone'o'io"
Students study techniques for conducting a local environmental assessment in an ecologically sensitive area. Identification of native plants and methodologies for sampling is taught in the classroom and then reinforced in the field. The module also includes a community awareness and conservation aspect.
12th - Higher Ed Science