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Chinese Proverb on Honesty
Students examine honesty and good personal conduct. In this honesty instructional activity, students listen to Demi's version of the Chinese proverb, The Empty Pot. They sequence the story's events, discuss Chinese culture, and talk about honesty and good personal conduct in a civil society.
K - 2nd Language Arts 11 Views 32 Downloads
Proverbial Picture Pages
Examine the meaning of the word proverb, and then choose proverbs from a list. The list is not provided, but there are several resources listed here to find a variety of proverbs. Then have your learners explain the meaning of each proverb they chose before illustrating it.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Third graders access prior knowledge of mottos and proverbs. In this proverb lesson, 3rd graders research African and American proverbs by interviewing family and friends. Students research the Internet for African proverbs. Students illustrate their proverbs and share them.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students explain the meaning of African proverbs. In this African culture and literacy lesson, students choose several African proverbs from a given list and reword them in language that is more easily understood. Students brainstorm some American proverbs and compare and contrast them with those from the African culture.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Chinese Proverb on Honesty
Young scholars are introduced to concepts of honesty and responsible conduct after listening to a Chinese proverb. After sequencing the story and learning about Chinese culture, students plant marigolds. The children will monitor plant progress and transplant on school grounds.
K - 2nd Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Writing: African Proverbs
Students examine the use of proverbs in African literature. Working in pairs, they create illustrations using the proverbs, and their meanings. They decorate their "proverbial piocture pages" with African symbols they find in books or on the Internet.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
"The Clever Monkey"
Second graders complete a variety of activities related to the book "The Clever Monkey" by Rob Cleveland. They answer story comprehension questions, and rewrite the story. Students also complete a comprehension and fact or opinion worksheet, and write a radio announcement using descriptive words.
2nd Language Arts 5 Views 15 Downloads
The Clever Monkey Rides Again
Students read and explore a West African folktale. In this folktale activity, students read the book The Clever Monkey Rides Again and examine West African proverbs. There are several related multi-subject extensions on this activity which include rhyming words from the text, calculating the measurements of a West African elephant, and drawing a picture of an African jungle.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 37 Downloads
Read and compare and contrast a variety of African and American proverbs. They conduct an interview with family members to develop a list of proverbs, conduct Internet research to gather African proverbs, and create pictures and notecards comparing two proverbs.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Classroom Challenges and Activities for Teaching Spanish Heritage Students
Designed for native speakers of Spanish, and written almost entirely in Spanish, this resource begins with explanation of native speakers and strategies that you can use to teach them. After the introductory section, is a collection of worksheets and activities designed to help learners with Spanish reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
2nd - 10th Languages 85 Views 52 Downloads
China in Revolution 1911-1949 (Part 10/10)
�People always die in revolution. No death - no victory.� Part ten concludes with Mao Zedong's victory over Chiang Kai Shek and the establishment of The People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949. As the images of destruction and emergence fade the narrator intones, �There is a Chinese proverb: "It is easy to seize power, but difficult to maintain it.
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Harvest the Wind
Wind is a natural resource available around the world. Help your pupils appreciate the power and importance of wind by researching wind farms, making pinwheels, and designing windmills. An informational text is provided, as are templates for the pinwheels and windmills.
5th - 7th Language Arts 14 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Designed