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Fifth graders investigate the different provinces of Canada by examining maps. In this Canadian geography lesson, 5th graders utilize the web to research the culture, and history of the Canadian province New Brunswick. Students view a blank map of Canada and fill in the geographical locations.
Explore and examine the changes in New Brunswick forestry, shipbuilding, and communication through technology. Your class will research the "Saint John: an Industrial City in Transition," virtual exhibit and then prepare a presentation based on the changes in each industry. Each student creates a written description of each image.
Sixth graders write an invitation letter to potential immigrants to St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Using internet research, 6th graders gather information from a virtual museum exhibit highlighting the positive reasons to move to St. John. A welcome poster is created in conjunction with their welcome letter.
Twelfth graders identify the way advertisements are constructed to influence out lives and our values. They review advertisements from the 1800s and 1900s and how they may have influenced people living in that time. Using this ad, 12th graders reconstruct it to fit a modern audience while conveying the same message.
Twelfth graders compare and contrast advertising styles and motives from 1920 to present. Using internet research and print advertisements students make comparisons and inferences about the function of marketing. At the culmination of the lesson, 12th graders create their own advertisements.
Seventh graders create a piece of historical fiction documenting the immigrant experience in New Brunswick, Canada in the 1800s. Using Internet research from a web exhibit, 7th graders synthesize historical facts with their description of immigrant life during this period.
Ninth graders create a scavenger hunt with clues related to a building they have researched. Working in small groups, they use the internet and traditional resources to find information pertaining to a historical building. Students use their information to create a scavenger hunt with clues about their researched building.
What is a philanthropist? We can all be philanthropists! After assessing the needs of the school and listening to literature about how they can help others, primary learners develop a class project and maintain a journal of their progress and project results. Then these young difference-makers write and present a book or newsletter showing their accomplishments and presenting their opinions.
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members are encouraged to create their own advocacy graphic. Learning links, reflections, service opportunities, and worksheets are included in the richly detailed plan.
High school freshmen search for examples of justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance in news media, and brainstorm how they can promote these attributes in their school, community, and world. Directions for a role-play activity, a vocabulary list, and cross-curriculum extensions are included.
What is the difference between a news story and a personal narrative? This plan has learners write a personal narrative using the topic of service projects in their community. Consider completing a cross-curricular extension by bringing in a speaker or sketching scenes to accompany the narrative.
Here is an outstanding series of lessons on Canada - it's geography and its history. In it, third graders locate Canada's regions, provinces, major cities, and prominent landforms. They work together in groups to gather information about Canada, and create a travel brochure about a certain area of Canada. An ambitious series of lessons for third graders, but they are written appropriately, and should be a success.
A great way to learn to understand people and their environment is to study their folktales. Stories from China, Vietnam, India, Iran, Persia, and Palestine offer an opportunity for readers to investigate the cultures of Asia. A list of suggested stories, activities, cross-curriculum, as well as school/home extensions, and assessments are included with the scripted plan.
Learn about the destruction of the rainforest by analyzing statistics. Young learners make an original line graph showing destruction in the rainforest. Additional activities include a collage, a sequencing of the book The Lorax, collecting facts from fact cards, and describing the role of those concerned.
After exploring their likes, dislikes, and personal skills, learners examine career options. They discuss the differences between profit and non-profit employers, look at a list of jobs that interest them, and talk about what makes a good resume. They each compose a cover letter and resume that specifically fit the type of job for which they would most like to apply.