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Fifth graders research Nova Scotia to gather information to relate geography and its effect on the people who live there. In this Nova Scotia lesson, access their prior knowledge to complete a map of Nova Scotia. Students work in groups and create pictures, role play, write a song or others as a clue for a location in the Nova Scotia notes.
Students investigate cultural art from Canada by reading about Maud Lewis. In this Canadian history lesson, students identify the work of Lewis by visiting her magazine website. Students identify other heroes in Nova Scotia before creating their own art pieces in the style of Maud Lewis.
Young scholars investigate the effect of climate change on animal population in Nova Scotia. In this environmental science lesson, students complete a Nova Scotia map activity and research the causes of global warming in small groups. Young scholars use the Internet to research the negative effects global warming has on animals and write a final presentation of their findings.
Students analyze Black Pioneers in Nova Scotia. They explore the many different occupations and tradtions that were continued in Nova Scotia. They examine their resourcefulness despite the poor opportunities at the time of their arrival. They view a variety of slides on the occupations of Black Pioneers.
Two compelling texts about tobacco companies' influence over editorial content in print media introduce readers to the concept of advertising censorship. After study and discussion, class members compose a mock "final column" by a magazine journalist whose editors won't allow him to write any more articles about the health hazards of smoking at the request of tobacco advertisers.
Students identify the locations on a map of the airplane crashes discussed in this lesson. After watching a video, they discuss the importance of an investigation after a plane crash. They use the same information as the investigators and discover how they determined the cause of the crash. To end the lesson, they compare their findings with other groups.
Eighth graders investigate the importance of an ecosystem by studying their own backyards. In this environmental lesson plan, 8th graders examine a schoolyard or backyard by marking quadrants and recording any animal or plant findings on data sheets. Students analyze the different quadrants and discuss the advantages or disadvantages of studying a space in such a way.
Middle schoolers investigate the beginnings of America by participating in a role-play activity. In this democracy lesson plan, students discuss several questions about the British army and the American Revolution while incorporating the questions into a role-play dialogue between classmates. Middle schoolers utilize computers to complete a British Freedom worksheet.
Students investigate jungles and the people who depend upon them. In this sustainability lesson, students research wild life conservation and discover the importance of a jungle to Amazonian people. Students create a group presentation to share ways we can help keep the environment thriving for people who need it.
Students in a French class examine the life of the Acadians. In groups, they research the experiences of the Acadians coming to Louisiana and identifying the characteristics of the Cajuns. They compare and contrast the Acadians culture to those of other groups. To end the lesson plan, they present their information to the class.
Fourth graders study Louisiana's Acadian history by examining the how Acadians came to the area. They examine the cultural and historical contributions of the different ethnic groups. They complete map work, read literature, watch a video, and study the Creole culture. Finally, they take a multiple choice assessment.
Students explore the different ways language is used in conceptual art. In this conceptual art lesson, students analyze artworks that emphasize ideas over form and the methods used in conceptual art. Students work in pairs to read and draw using the given instructions of Sol LeWitt. Students also make a paper sculpture.
Students access a website that show portraits of the Tall Ships of Atlantic Canada. They talk about what it might feel like to be on one of the sailing ships in stormy seas. They write diary entries while role playing that they are on one of the ships as it travels between Scotland and Nova Scotia in order to better understand what immigrants may have experienced.
Students examine the hunting and farming practices of the Black Pioneer. They identify crops raised by black pioneers, and explore the contribution of children to the success of the family farm. Students explore the importance of market gardens to farmers supplying food to larger communities. They create a mural or series of illustrations of topics studied.