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Young scholars explore the origin and design of a traditional kayak. In this Alaskan culture instructional activity, students examine distinct people groups and their usage of the kayak. Young scholars complete one short answer question and design a paper model of a kayak.
Students evaluate water properties by completing worksheets in class. In this Alaskan culture lesson, students discuss the purpose of the kayak and how Alaskan residents created the device to travel safely through waves. Students complete a worksheet about the kayak and create miniature model kayaks from arts and crafts.
Beginning French speakers need oral practice! Create partner pairs and distribute a copy of this packet to each group. As partner A reads a question, partner B uses the picture clues to craft an answer. Then, partner B reads a question, and partner A responds. Great practice!
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.
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. Learners are then provided with background information, key vocabulary, and a graphic organizer to use while taking notes, before answering a series of five comprehension questions. Each of the three sections concludes with extension ideas for writing and discussing key concepts from the book. Also included are reading guides for five additional pieces of writing that encourage young scholars to expand their learning and make connections between multiple texts. A thorough resource that supports students in reading and understanding this award-winning novel.
What does the symbol on Tim’s shirt mean? The second lesson 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. In addition, the class begins an anchor chart with advice for Tim, a character in “The Iroquois Confederacy,” the six-minute video shown on day one. The resource includes suggestions for meeting students’ needs, a graphic of the Iroquois Flag, a vocabulary list, and assessment suggestions.
Does smiling take as much energy as running a lap around the track? Everything the body does requires energy. The more vigorous the activity, the more energy the body requires to perform the activity. Compare different low-energy activities and high-energy activities. Help young learners plan to include more high-energy activities in their daily lives.
All physical activity requires energy. The more vigorous the physical activity, the more energy required to perform the activity. Sitting around requires energy. What? Yes, there are still physical things happening in the body, like breathing and the heart beating. These things all require energy. Youngsters learn a little about consuming calories and what it takes to burn off those calories in this lesson plan.
Few people get to visit Alaska's Glacier Bay, and fewer yet go underwater to explore its kelp forest. Through this presentation, viewers get to do just that! In the process, they learn about the simple structure of kelp and the diverse ecosystem supported by these brown algae. This is a National Park production that can advantageously be used in your class when studying ecosystems, marine biology, or kelp forests.
A gorgeous collection of photographs take viewers on a virtual tour or Glacier Bay National Park with a focus on the seabirds living in the area. Adaptations to the polar climate are highlighted, different species of birds are displayed, and even the relation to the local Tlingit tribes is discussed. Because the slides are text-heavy, this would be most suitable to high school ecologists. Perhaps they could examine it as homework, and then you could hold a discussion in class.