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The class reads a short comment on the symbolism of rivers in the Langston Hughes poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." They respond to a question about the relationship between rivers and the black community and a question about the meaning of perseverance in the poem. They then debate their opinions regarding the examination of the speaker’s perseverance in the poem.
Kids evaluate world history events that show perseverance by creating artistic images. They investigate historic photographs and images which conjure up the feelings of perseverance, then utilize acrylic paints to capture the essence of persevering and the theme of not giving up.
We all have a goal in life and need perseverance to accomplish them. The class defines perseverance, reads about the work of Jane Goodall while considering how she persevered for the good of her animal friends. They then complete a research project focused on perseverance and building awareness about endangered species.
What does it mean to persevere. Young historians review the definition of perseverance then brainstorm a list of obstacles colonists and revolutionaries had to overcome during the American Revolution. Using this list, they identify universal obstacles and discuss if there is a difference between an obstacle and an excuse.
Fifth graders study four great men of science. They explore the various discoveries they made and see how these discoveries still influence the scientific field today. The lessons combine scientific inquiry with language arts and writing activities. This wonderful, 34-page packet is chock-full of worksheets which support the activities. The scientists studied are: Galileo, Julian, Just, and Linnaeus.
Who doesn’t love French pastries and the idea of hard work? Discover different philosophies on hard work, and the skills of French pastry chefs as the documentary concerning the “Best Craftsmen in France” or Meilleures Ouvriers de France is viewed and discussed. Learners analyze the chef preparation, mentor rolls, and the French philosophies of hard work versus intellectual work, while juxtaposing it against American attitudes. Adaptations are included that contrast the conflicts of the documentary with similar struggles of other cultures and individuals. This would serve as a great activity to explore cultural differences, or expand a home and consumer science curriculum.
Students analyze and define the word perseverance as it applies to Martin Luther King, Jr. In this Martin Luther King, Jr. instructional activity, students discuss the book 'I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King.' Students analyze the meaning of the word perseverance by completing a web. Students write a concise definition of the word in their journals.
Here is a one-stop planning resource for Louis Sachar's Newbery Award-winning book Holes. You'll find 21 links to worksheets and various activities designed to span the entire book. Learners draw to help analyze settings and make inferences, study vocabulary, explore the theme of perseverance, and complete a learning log for each chapter. A host of other useful Holes-related links are also included for this neo-classic middle school novel.
Preteens create a foldable in order to review the properties of operations. They apply their knowledge to write equivalent equations using stock market scenarios. A neat homework page is provided that has four expressions to be simplified using the distributive property, as well as a few word problems to solve. This lesson succeeds in addressing the Common Core standard that it was designed for.