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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.
Changing New Brunswick Industries Through Changing Technologies
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.
Saint John: Harboring the World
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.
Canada's Arctic Barometer
Students research arctic climates. In this Web-quest investigation, students will identify Arctic climate changes, explain the effects of these changes, relate the changes to other regions, and write their findings in a letter format.
In this reading comprehension Canadian history learning exercise, students read a multi paragraph passage about the holiday in Canada. Students answer 12 questions.
Print Advertising: Past and Present
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.
Weather Extremes in Canada: Understanding the Sources and Dangers of Weather
High schoolers utilize Canadian Atlas, identify air masses that affect Canada, distinguish between cold and warm fronts, research and examine causes of weather extremes in Canada, and identify dangers associated with weather extremes.
In this Canadian capitals worksheet, students answer 15 multiple choice questions regarding the capitals of Canada's provinces and their geography.
Advertising Through the Decades
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 plan, 12th graders create their own advertisements.
The Adventure Begins: A Historical Fiction
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.
Celebrating our Heritage Buildings
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.
Art as Advocacy for Social Change
“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.
Attributes of a Civil Society
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.
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.
Kids Can Make a Difference
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.
Goals and Perseverance
Define the word perseverance to have learners understand why it is important in reaching goals. Young scholars research how Martin Luther King needed perseverance to accomplish his goals. They write acrostic poems using the word perseverance.
Resume and Cover Letter Tips
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.
Fractions Through Quilt Design
Second graders are introduced to fractions through quilting. In this fractions lesson, 2nd graders design a quilt with the help of the teacher and discuss how fractions must be used when designing a quilt.
Second graders measure for perimeter and area. In this perimeter and area lesson, 2nd graders dance to music and discover the difference between perimeter and area. Working in small groups, students estimate and measure using nonstandard items.