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Students identify how cultural landscapes reflect beliefs, customs, and architecture of people living in those areas. Then they identify that Virginia developed a unique culture different from that of England. Students also research places in the early colony of Virginia that illustrate how the culture of Virginia reflected American Indian, African, and European origins.
Here is a nice reading comprehension and research instructional activity on whether or not, dinosaurs roamed the area now known as Washington D.C. The class is divided into four groups. Each one takes a look at specific information regarding this question. Each group then puts their heads together and comes up with a report on their findings. Teacher guidance, good worksheets and reading materials, a final quiz, and clear instructions are all embedded in this terrific plan.
Young scholars take a pre-test to show their prior knowledge of dinosaurs. Using the internet, they reasearch the time period in which they roamed the Earth. Focusing on the area of Connecticut, they compare and contrast the large and small dinosaurs in which bones were found. To end the lesson, they make dinosaur footprints out of clay or plaster.
Students evaluate the traits that made cattle ideal for human domestication. In this selective breeding lesson plan, students consider the advantages and disadvantages of domestication of several species. They watch video clips and view websites to evaluate the traits of cattle that led to their widespread domestication.
Students identify Neolithic cultures in South East Asia and China, possibly precursors to the ancient civilizations being compared. In this world history lesson plan, students construct a presentation of a group hypothesis based on information learned as to why the Minoans could or could not be the same people group of the Shang Dynasty.
Pupils read a story about the life of Russian plant breeder Nikolai I and Vavilov and the national seed bank he established. They research the Irish Potato Famine of the late 1840s and identify the cause for this famine and make suggestions that could have prevented this from happening.
Third graders explore, examine and identify the importance of the arrival of Africans and women to the Jamestown settlement. They review the groups of people in Virginia during the early 1600s and explain how having a government brought more older and permanence to the colony by creating a Venn Diagram and completing a variety of illustrations.
Here is an outstanding field trip guide to the Piqua State Historical Park in Ohio. If you happen to be an Ohio teacher who is planning a trip to the park with your class, this guide will be invaluable. In it, there are suggestions for pre-visit activities, things to do while at the site, then follow-up activities for back in the classroom. The 17-page packet is filled with great information, worksheets, photographs, maps, and suggested extension ideas.
Do not overlook this set of lessons just because your school does not have a data analysis system. There is plenty of material here to administer a complete mini unit on the formation, distribution, and properties of coal. Since it played a major role in our history and is one our country's most used sources of energy, it is desirable to teach earth scientists about this natural resource. Here is everything you need to lead them through a lab activity, historical survey, map reading, and critical thinking application.