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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 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.
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 instructional activity can be used as part of an oceanography unit or engineering class.
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.
Here are a series of lessons designed to assist early elementary learners to discover the symbols of Arkansas. They learn about the state flag, insect, state seal, state bird, flower, tree, and gem. A booklet (emedded in the plan), is completed as a culminating activity. This 21-page plan is well-written, has engaging activities, and is sure to delight your charges.
Students investigate symbols of the United States by drawing a school seal. For this government lesson, 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 explore the interdependence of animals and their habitat. In this Hawaiian ecology lesson, 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.
Complete a variety of activities related to the long /e/ sound with young learners. They spell different words containing the /ee/ and /ea/ correspondences using letter manipulatives. They read the book What Will the Seal Eat? with a partner. Each group of spellers creates a list of words containing the /ee/ and /e/a correspondences from the book.
Develop a definition of peace with your class, one that extends beyond "the absence of war." Pupils research the work of Rosalynn and President Jimmy Carter through the Carter Center. They depict the essential elements of the Center's work by creating a seal for the organization. Students will need to see several examples of seals to understand and unpack the genre in order to complete the assignment. None are included.
Young writers observe and demonstrate a variety of reading strategies for reading with expression. As a class they read sentences and discuss and identify the appropriate punctuation. Everyone reads the book What Will the Seal Eat? and identifies the appropriate punctuation needed for sentences from the story.