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Analyze the images and details of the Great Seal of Queen Elizabeth I, and discover clues that reveal how one of the greatest monarchs in the history of England wished to be seen and respected. This is a great way to discuss how even to this day, presentation and image are significant to individuals of authority and power.
The Hawaiian monk seal's population is declining, and it's up to humans to help them out; But how? Learners examine all the facts surrounding these seals, including the importance of the coral reefs and rapidly changing climates. In small groups, they research several reference websites to compose a group paper focused on a few prompts. They use their paper to engage in a class discussion on commercial and global impact on deep-sea, precious coral, and monk seal habitats.
Students discover information about seals, including behavior and habitat. In this early childhood lesson plan, students identify various aspects about seals. Students create an illustration or painting of their favorite seal, and write a report about it. The seal projects are then displayed on the classroom wall.
Students discover people long ago hand-carried letters to recipients, to keep the letters private, they folded the letter and put a spot of melted red wax over the edges. They make their own seal from a tiny ball of Crayola Air-Dry Clay, personalizing them with a marker cap, coin, or leaf into the clay to make a pattern.
Students research the tradition of using personal seals from ancient to contemporary times in China. They become familiar with several Chinese characters and reproduce a facsimile of a personal seal or chop and use it to mark their work.
Students study data. In this seal research lesson, students act as scientific researchers observing Monk seals in their habitat. They work in small groups to record data from a video and when through they share a piece of information with the class. This lesson includes resource links and a data worksheet.
Students study patriotic symbols of America. In this American history lesson, students construct a KWL chart on United States symbols and examine visuals of the Great Seal and bald eagle. Students create another symbol for America.
Third graders investigate official government symbols by completing a scavenger hunt. In this U.S. Government lesson, 3rd graders participate in a scavenger hunt in which they locate seals or logos in their community. Students participate in a class discussion examining seals and create a unique seal for their own school.
In this ESL worksheet, students first read or listen to a text about a Canadian governor-general who ate a raw seal heart to show her support for seal hunting. Students complete 8 pages of comprehension exercises. Included are vocabulary, questions, completing sentences, discussion, problem and solution chart and a survey.
Discuss the different types of signature seals with your class. After talking about the types of signature seals and their purposes, learners create their own out of clay. This is a great way to combine social studies and art objectives into one activity.
Students explore the Hawaiian monk seal. For this science lesson, students read about the monk seal and participate in a game in which they answer questions about the Hawaiian monk seal.
Students think about why species become extinct and why monk seals are on the verge of extinction. They conclude by writing and performing skits pretending they are Crittercam scientists studying monk seals.
Young scholars study seal carving and understand how it is used in Asian culture. In this art lesson plan, students create a seal carving in an Asian style.
Students investigate symbols of the United States by drawing a school seal. In this government lesson plan, students analyze different symbols representative of towns, cities and states, and discuss the ideas with their classmates. Students create a school seal utilizing the symbols and geography of the school.
Students research basic information about leopard seals and the Antarctic ecosystem. They draw diagrams of the Antarctic food web and predict factors that could potentially change its structure. They write paragraphs describing their drawings.
Students explore the interdependence of animals and their habitat. In this Hawaiian ecology instructional activity, students work in groups to research the necessity of preserving precious coral as a habitat for monk seals. Students prepare and share reports answering questions and explaining various viewpoints on this subject.
Have your class practice functional skills that can be applied to a wide variety of job opportunities. They will use a folding jig to help them fold, stuff, seal, stamp, and mail letters. Students with visual impairments will build skills that relate to left-to-right progression, one-to-one correspondence, cooperation, and social interaction.
New! Sea Lions and Seals
What is the difference between a sea lion and a seal? Which one has ear flaps? How do they use different fins to propel themselves through the water? Compare and contrast these two curious critters through an adorable, informative short video. The only question left unanswered is which animal is cuter.
Junior high schoolers explore possible theories for the cause of the Hunley submarine sinking. Through hands on activities, they investigate how to create a waterproof seal. Afterwards, they discuss how seals work and various applications for seals. Some online research is involved. This lesson can be used as part of an oceanography unit or engineering class.
Students color a picture of the Great Seal as an American symbol. In this Great Seal lesson plan, students learn the significance of the Great Seal and explain it to others.