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Students work in small groups to create a topographic map of Malta. They must include labeled line drawings of bordering countries and bodies of water. Students use salt and flour clay to make Malta three dimensional, showing the nearest mountains and the major body of water surrounding Malta. This is the first of a series of lessons at this link. Seven chapters of the book "Malta" are covered in this series.
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
A lot happened to European economics, policy, and social systems after WWII. This 24 page social studies packet provides images, reading passages, comprehension questions, and critical thinking questions regarding all things Europe from 1945-1980. Extensive, complete, and well worth your time.
What is the difference between the, a, and an?Designed for upper-intermediate English language pupils, this two-page packet could be used with less-advanced learners as well. Common rules are outlined and learners study when to use definite, indefinite, and zero articles. Finally, at the end of page two, they complete a practice opportunity by 26 fill-in-the-blank spaces.
Working in partners, scholars each build a two-digit number by taking 10-stacks and single cubes from bags and coloring them on a chart (provided). They then compare numbers and determine which is greater. Together, they calculate the difference between the larger and smaller numbers. Using academic language is emphasized: "greater than," "less than," and "the difference." An assessment rubric is included.
There is plenty of talk these days about our carbon footprints, but what about our water footprints? Do we think much about the amount of water we use in a given day or how safe it really is? Raise awareness with this resource. A colorful handout serves as an anticipatory guide to get participants thinking about the importance of water. They examine four different water samples and try to guess which one is which. They also participate in a very visual activity comparing the availability of water in different countries.
How are definite and indefinite articles used in the English language? Beginning English speakers review a, an, the, and the zero article with this two-page document. After reviewing common rules, examples, and exceptions (there are many!), learners complete one fill-in-the-blank exercise where they must choose which article best completes each sentence. Answers are provided.
Discuss The Supper at Emmaus by Michelangelo with your eager sixth graders. While the painting does depict a religious scene, it is a great way to show how cultural context can be reflected in art. Viewers will learn about Michelangelo, the setting in the painting, and use the chiaroscuro technique to enhance a painting of their own.
Students make estimates on how many people they believe live on Earth. While watching a video, they take notes on the issues facing Kenya, Japan and India. In groups, they calculate how long it takes for a country to double in size. To end the lesson, they discuss the challenges countries face with increasing populations.
In this Napoleon instructional activity, students examine sources and pictures and then answer questions about Napoleon's rise to power. Students use content and make judgments about reliability of sources. Students are also asked to use the given information to create a timeline of Napoleon's life.