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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 151 Views 124 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 70 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 16 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 29 Views 27 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
Design a Regional Eco Park
Students 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
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 8 Views 76 Downloads
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
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 15 Views 16 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
Sustainability and Canada's National Parks
Junior High young scholars examine the concept of sustainability and how it relates to Canada's National Park system. They conduct research on the 'Atlas of Canada' website, participate in a simulated online exercise to determine the best site for a new national park.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Gordon Parks:First Survival, Then Success
Have your class examine the work of Gordan Parks. They determine how Park's childhood in Kansas inspired his artwork as they analyze his writings and photographs. Students complete the provided worksheets as they compare, contrast, and analyze the works.
6th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Physics Day at a Theme Park
Here is an innovative and unique physics instructional activity. Pupils go on a field trip to a theme park. They are divided into groups. Each group chooses a ride to analyze. They film the ride in order to study the aspects of the ride they want to demonstrate.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 9 Downloads
Evolution in a Big City
Intriguing! With color-coded maps and eye-catching animation, Professor Jason Munshi-South expounds on how, by taking a DNA sample from a New York City mouse, biologists can determine which park it lives in. This is because urban development has isolated mouse populations into smaller areas, and each population has undergone evolutionary changes that make it unique.
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 24 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Designing, Creating and Testing Waterslides: A Bums-on Approach
Students work in groups to research, design, and create model water park using line segment theories coordinate. They produce individual design portfolios that include their ideas and opinions, design solutions, sketches and research notes.
7th - 10th Math 14 Views 133 Downloads
Literature Land Theme Park!
High schoolers, in groups, research the setting, food, and entertainment of a selection of literature. They design costumes, menus, and theme parks from the piece of literature as well. Then they present their projects to the class after they have written scripts.
9th - 12th Language Arts 43 Views 90 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 24 Views 199 Downloads CCSS: Designed