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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 75 Views 44 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 32 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How Do We All Live Together?
Explore the concepts of community and point of view with these activities complementing the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Following a class reading of the story, ask students to either draw a map of the neighborhood described in the book, create another version of story from different point of view, or write a newspaper article from multiple perspectives.
K - 5th Language Arts 18 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What's the Author's Purpose?
What is the author's purpose for sharing an autobiography? Start this lesson with the short story provided about getting pulled over by a police officer. Then, discuss the acronym PIES and how it stands for the four main reasons an author would tell a story.
6th Language Arts 152 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Explore the history of civil rights and segregation using. Learners read a story about Rosa Parks by Maryann N. Weidt. Then, they answer a series of questions about this story to practice comprehension skills and delve into the topic of segregation.
4th - 6th Language Arts 23 Views 104 Downloads
Rosa Parks is a great book for studying the Civil Rights Movement. Use this packet of worksheets to track reading, elicit responses, and promote book-related activities. Character analysis, prediction and short essay skills will be addressed through use of this packet.
4th - 6th Language Arts 30 Views 191 Downloads
Civil Rights: Rosa Parks Centers
Research the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks. Set up different centers and have learners rotate through the activities aimed at researching Rosa Parks. They read The Bus Ride that Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks, write a newspaper article, create a demonstration poster, and create a storyboard.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 10 Views 76 Downloads
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Use any of the great prompts provided, including post-reading questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 25 Views 200 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Liberty Theme Park Project
Invite your young historians to demonstrate how the American Revolution truly was one crazy ride after another as they design a theme park! This unique and engaging project prompts learners to consider major events leading up to and comprising the Revolutionary War, and to design games, rides, and/or activities that represent the actions and significance of those events.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
People Behind the Parks
Explore U.S. geography with your class by viewing a documentary. Show a portion of the Ken Burns documentary "The National Parks," and identify the individuals responsible for keeping the parks in order. Elementary and middle schoolers create a presentation discussing the history of the parks and their representation of the American people.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 40 Downloads
Jurassic Park: The Book and the Film
Through this question and answer worksheet high schoolers compare and contrast the book and film versions of Jurassic Park. After answering all of the questions they write a paragraph documenting the significant changes between the book and movie.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 11 Views 6 Downloads
Rosa Parks Day
Students 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 1 Download
Design a Regional Eco Park
Learners use the Web to find out about the plants and animals that live in their local area. They design eco parks containing local plants and animals. They utilize websites imbedded in this plan to visit other ecoparks to get ideas for theirs.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
What are the Main Ideas?
Prior to beginning Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks, model for your class members how to determine the main idea of a text. Exercepts from another story are provided to use for the demonstration. The focus then shifts to Rosa Parks' autobiography and modeling continues with Chapter 1.
6th Language Arts 22 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mathtastic Amusement Park
Middle schoolers will be amused by this theme-park-themed activity. They are given a coordinate plane displaying the relative locations of rides, restrooms, and other attractions. They interpret the locations using ordered pairs that include both positive and negative numbers.
5th - 7th Math 40 Views 76 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Glacier Bay Seabirds
A gorgeous collection of photographs take viewers on a virtual tour or Glacier Bay National Park with a focus on the seabirds living in the area. Adaptations to the polar climate are highlighted, different species of birds are displayed, and even the relation to the local Tlingit tribes is discussed.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Take Me To Your National Park
Students describe the purposes of national parks as a part of our American heritage. They identify and describe important national park sites in a specific state. They write a journal entry or paragraph about why national parks are important.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 21 Downloads