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Learners create a map of their face and practice locating different parts using the geometric and measurement concepts they have learned in previous lessons. They reproduce their face and describe it to reinforce skills of measuring and mapping. Some terrific worksheets are embedded in this fine plan which combines elements of geography and math.
Primaries create a map of a pet in this unusual lesson. Once they finish the map, they label pet parts and then use directional and positional words to give a classmate a tour of their pet. You may want to have a special day for little ones to bring their actual pet to class and give another tour!
For this letter g worksheet, students complete activities with the letter g sound that include spatial skills, color skills, and phonemic awareness. They listen as the teacher reads the directions to locate the letter g over, under and in front of gorilla pictures. They listen for the letter g sound in words read by the teacher and circle yes or no indicating if they heard the sound.
High schoolers construct circles using the Geometer's Sketchpad software. Given specific specifications, students sketch circles with a compass and paper and then by using the Geometer's Sketchpad. High schoolers compare the actual compass drawn circles to the sketchpad circles. They write a summary of their findings.
Students use this problem to develop spatial skills. As the students handle the shapes and join them together they strengthen their understanding of the attributes of shapes. This lesson also gives students the opportunity to make up their own puzzles which is good for building confidence.
High schoolers investigate the biodiversity in estuaries. In this estuary lesson plan, students use Google Earth to explore the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. They produce a biodiversity concept map and portray the life of a plant and an animal in an estuary by producing a poster.
Teach young learners about rectangles and shapes they see in the world around them. A discussion about how the world of sports often use two and three-dimensional shapes, from the equipment, to the playing fields themselves. A very good worksheet is included in the plan to help facilitate the lesson.
Students compare and contrast rap music with tango music. In this cultural geography instructional activity, students identify similarities and differences in the musical styles. Students also explore the cultures that produce the 2 musical styles in order to discover their shared roots.