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Fourth graders, after viewing a video on "The Future" Fossil Fuel grade, participate in an energy consumption simulation game in order to analyze how consumption, population, and choice of resource affect the availability of future resources. In groups, they brainstorm creative ways to conserve fossil fuels for the future.
Fifth graders complete activities with Chapter 9 of the book The Fastest Pig in the West by Randi Hacker. In this literature lesson plan, 5th graders discuss the concept of saving face and how it affects the main character's decisions. Students also research ancient Chinese civilization in order to better understand the context of the story.
High schoolers learn about China's One Child Policy. They read an article about a specific family's experience under the policy (not included) and research and explain the key points of the policy. They assess the pros and cons in a graphic organizer. Finally, they participate in a formal debate on the One Child Policy and write a brief position paper.
For this reading comprehension with glossary worksheet, students read a passage about the Mayan civilization and the accompanying glossary and illustrations, and then identify true statements from the reading and by inference. Students answer 15 true or false statements.
Young scholars investigate the uncontrolled development of the world's major cities. They define key vocabulary terms, view and discuss video excerpts, and complete a project that involves drawing a "perfect city," developing a plan to improve their own city or town, or conducting research on the development of their own community.
CliffsNotes provides a list of study questions to help your high schoolers grapple with The Worldly Philosophers. Some of them are simple and straight forward, while others offer an opportunity to dig in deeper! Consider printing this list, dividing your kids into groups, and handing each group a list.
Provide an overview of the religion, life ways, wealth, decline, and economy of several early civilizations. culture groups covered are the Aztecs, Teotihuacan, Maya, Anasazi, Mississippian, Chokia, Moche, and Inca. The only thing this presentation is missing is images. There are so many rich images available it's a shame they aren't included. Add them yourself and its a top notch resource.