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Voices In the Park
Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to demonstrate how it changes depending on who's telling the tale.
1st - 6th Language Arts 23 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Point of View is a Walk in the Park
Teaching young learners about point of view is a walk in the park with this two day lesson plan. Through class readings of the the children's books Seven Blind Mice and Voices in the Park, young readers learn to differentiate between the points of view of different characters in a story.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 10 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Rosa Parks Changed the Rules
Students listen to a story about Rosa Parks and examine the bus seating rules of the 1950s. In this civil rights movement lesson, the teacher reads students a book about Rosa Parks, then students complete a worksheet with a diagram of the bus seating arrangements in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads
Our National Parks: Recreation and Preservation
Students will learn about the National Park System in the United States and, through exploration of the parks (in books, magazines, maps, and on the Internet), identify human modifications to the physical environment and the intended and unintended effects of those modifications.
K - 2nd Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Lesson 4: Fact and Opinion - Rosa Parks: My Story
Sixth graders examine implicit and explicit opinions in a text about Rosa Parks. In this explicit and implicit opinions instructional activity, 6th graders participate in direct teaching, guided practice, and independent practice while reading an autobiography of Rosa Parks.
6th Language Arts 9 Views 45 Downloads
Dear Mrs. Parks Teacher's Guide
Students read and respond to the book, Dear Mrs. Parks. In this African-American literature lesson plan, students read the text and examine several vocabulary words from the text. Students answer 11 discussion questions and participate in literature circles.
5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 31 Downloads
Turning Parks into Islands
Students discuss the effects of isolating areas in a park to make "islands" for nature. In this nature lesson, students role play park rangers who are developing a new section of the park. Students work in groups to plan a park, after several class discussions.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Rosa Parks Day
Young scholars conduct research to discover about Mrs. Rosa Parks' historic role in the U.S. civil rights movement. They create an original artwork to depict the setting in which Mrs. Parks acted for fairness and then create a puppet show to reenact Mrs.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Denali National Park
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Denali National Park. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
A Nation of Parks
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book A Nation of Parks. For this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Gooseberry Park. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Students look at the rights and laws created to assist individuals with physical disabilities. For this lesson on fair treatment for all, students discuss symbols that related to people with disabilities. They create a new parking pass for disabled individuals, using their own symbols.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Jurassic Park The Novel Quiz
In this comprehension worksheet, learners complete ten multiple choice questions about the book, "Jurassic Park The Novel." These questions contain concepts such as character actions, dinosaur names, setting, character names, and more.
5th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Designing a Poster to Communicate Information: Yellowstone National Park
Students create visual displays of Yellowstone National Park. In this US geography lesson, students display posters of the important information related to the park. Students take notes while viewing a video, and use those notes to decipher which information should be included on their posters.
3rd - 6th Science 5 Views 12 Downloads
The Life of Rosa Parks
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Life of Rosa Parks. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 8 Views 54 Downloads