Spring Teacher Resources
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Holi, Easter, Fassika, Sham El Nessim, and Earth Day are all springtime events that celebrate renewal and hope. Explore how different cultures celebrate the spring season with a three-step lesson plan that incorporates research, social studies, and art.
1st - 6th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Spring Time Trees/Flowers
Plan ahead! Integrate science and language arts! Schedule your reading of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe to coincide with the arrival of spring. As pupils read Chapter 11 of the Lewis classic, they are assigned one of the trees or flowers mentioned, as well as vegetation found on the school grounds, to research.
5th English Language Arts
New Review Is Climate Change Good for Us?
Is it really that big of a deal if the global climate undergoes a little change? Young environmentalists consider this very question as they discuss in small groups the impact of different climate change scenarios on their lives, their community, and the local ecosystem as a whole.
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book. Starting with background information about Scott O'Dell and his writing of the story, this guide moves on to provide a plot summary, character and setting descriptions, key vocabulary, important themes, and chapter related guiding questions.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing
Step into the great outdoors and develop young scientists' skills of observation with a nature journaling lesson. Given a specific focus or goal, children practice making and recording observations of nature through written descriptions and detailed sketches.
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Is Climate Change Good for Us?
The warm-up is not relevant, since by the time you reach the end of a unit on climate change, most will not feel that it is good for humans. The thought-provoking questions, however, make a poignant class discussion about its effects. A neat chart is provided to guide learners through the talk and to provide a place to record responses.
6th - 8th Science
Graham's Appalachian Spring: A Study
Students explore choreographic narrative. In this choreography lesson plan, students explore the elements of Appalachian Spring as they develop a series of written responses to assignments that challenge them to investigate the structure of the choreography.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Global and Local Dust over North America
Meteorology majors will be enriched by this presentation on the movement of dust throughout our world atmosphere. They will examine graphs of the spatial and chemical patterns of the dust suspended over North America and then extend the study to other continents.
10th - Higher Ed Science
A'planting We will Go
Germination is an amazing process that results in amazing things. The book The Tiny Seed is the inspiration for a set of activities that will help build early literacy, observation, language, and writing skills. The class observes how plants grow into flowers by planting seeds in small pots.
K - 1st English Language Arts
Winter to Spring Changes
In order to compare winter and spring, learners use educational software to create a presentation. The lesson begins with the class listening to a story called Spring by John Hirschi. Then, they then to the computers and sort pictures of items relating to winter and spring.
Spring: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Explore the abundance of spring, no matter what season you are covering in your class! Using the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar, GALE Biography Resource Center, and Litfinder, pupils work on researching the poet and analyzing the use of spring in his writing.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Life of a Powhatan Indian
Students explore American history by researching Native American tribes. In this Powhatan Indian instructional activity, students visualize the environment the Powhatan indians used to inhabit by examining a map of America. Students view images of Powhatan indians and discuss their farming techniques while answering study questions.
4th - 7th Science
The 4 Seasons
Learners explore Earth science by reading weather stories in class. In this four seasons lesson plan, students read a book for each season written by Nuria Roca while identifying the types of produce that are available during each season. Learners participate in outdoor activities and sing songs based on the current season.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Fall vs. Spring
Students compare fall and spring. In this seasonal changes lesson, students read the book Apples and Pumpkins and discuss the fall season. The students then read It's Spring and describe the spring season. As a culminating activity, students construct a Venn diagram, comparing the two seasons.
Pre-K - K Science
Connecticut Wildlife: Biodiversity and Conservation Status of Our Vertebrate Populations
Students explore the different types of vertebrates found in their area. In this environmental science lesson, students perform a case study on the Common Raven. They analyze data collected from research and create charts and graphs.
11th - 12th Science