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Students identify large predatory cats. In this tiger lesson, students rotate through centers based on tigers, lions, and other big cats, they practice using the letter T, the number 5, rectangles, and the color orange.
Middle schoolers research Bandhavgarh, India in order to create a project that educates people about the area and the royal Bengal tigers that roam freely amongst the ruins of temples and palaces of the once powerful dynasty.
Dive into classical Chinese literature with this packet. Provided first is a comprehensive summary and a half-page long historical context of Water Margin. As your class reads the section entitled "Wu Sung Fights the Tiger," pose the five thought-provoking questions included. Also included is a two 90-minute period activity plan that has groups work together to create commentary and respond to one another's thoughts and opinions. A list of references is also included for further information.
“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.”—Sam Ewing. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson one of 20 begins with a warm-up activity using a medicine ball to pass around as kids get to know each other’s names. This also gives the instructor time to go over rules and etiquette for the class. The main part of the lesson covers balance and the introduction of the crane stance, the cat stance, and the snap kick. It’s worth taking a look at this entire unit.
“The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.”—Author Unknown. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 16 of 20 begins talking about calories. The class takes a look at menus from Burger King and McDonald's and uses Monopoly money to purchase the calories for their meal. Then they evaluate their purchase and what it means when just one meal has a high calorie count. After the health lesson, the class in introduced to a new skill: the back lion block.
“Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”—William James. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson four of 20 introduces several other styles of martial arts and a little bit of history about each one of them. The main part of the lesson introduces the mini salute, which is given out of respect to the instructor. Then the class practices their front kicks in several different ways: in combination, in the air, stationary using a kicking shield, and moving across the floor using a kicking shield.
”If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.”—Henry Ford. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson two of 20 continues with the class getting to know each other. There is review of the crane stance, the cat stance, and the snap kick. The new skill introduced is the thrust kick. The kicking shield is brought out and the instructor demonstrates how to properly hold it. The class then has some practice kicking at it.
“A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.” Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson three of 20 focuses on cardiovascular exercise and activities that get that heart pumping. There are quite a few activities to do in relay fashion. Then the class reviews and practices the thrust kick, the snap kick, and use of the kicking shield.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson five of 20 has a great team building activity in which a small group is given some supplies to build a tower, the tallest free-standing tower they can build. After this activity, there is more review of the skills learned thus far: mini-salute, crane stance, cat stance, snap kick, thrust kick, and proper use of the kicking shield.
“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."—Father James Keller. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson plan 19 of 20 focuses on the class recognizing their peers for the positive qualities that each one of them brings to the group. The teambuilding exercise has them recognizing each individual's contributions. The martial arts portion of the lesson plan reviews the double jump kick and the back lion block. They also review all the stances, blocks, and kicks by playing Simon Says.
“A primary reason for communication is to reach UNDERSTANDING — not necessarily AGREEMENT.” Black Tiger Academy’s final martial arts lesson of 20 is bringing it all together to review what has been learned in the previous 19 lessons. They will form teams to play a review game testing their knowledge of terms, names of muscles, and anything else the teacher would like to check. Then they will review all the physical moves in martial arts that they have learned: stances, kicks, and blocks.
Students explore India through maps, as well India's tigers. In this investigating India lesson students use the Internet to research the tiger and its environment.
Here is an excellent lesson plan tigers that has a research component. Integrated into the lesson plan is the premise that God created animals and the human responsibility to care for them. At learning centers students visit various Websites and use Kid Pix to create slide shows. Finally, 3rd graders create posters supporting tiger preservation. An amazing variety of teaching resources are included in this impressive lesson plan.
Students explore tigers, India's national animal, discuss importance of protecting tigers and Earth's diverse ecosytems, investigate distribution of tigers in world, identify characteristics of tigers, examine natural habitat, and investigate tigers' needs for survival.
Students read Korean folktale The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon, discuss story's symbolism, consider why tiger is important Korean symbol, and view variety of Korean folk paintings. Students then create their own tiger paintings, including atmospheric backgrounds similar to Korean folk art paintings.
Students create a pictograph. In this data analysis lesson, students read the book Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger and create a pictograph using data collected from the text.
“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”—Lao Tzu. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 11 of 20 has a written script to guide the class through an introductory meditation lesson. It's actually quite descriptive and uses imagery to facilitate relaxation of the major body parts. After the meditation exercise, the class will be introduced to two new skills: the horse stance and downward blocks.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act, it is a habit.”—Aristotle. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 12 of 20 introduces the class to the amount of sugar contained in a variety of foods and drinks. Each member of the class is given a food card, with the amount of sugar in that particular food. Then they participate in the activity of finding out how much sugar is in these foods. Shocking amounts! When they finish their activity and discussion on foods and sugars they will then learn a new martial arts skill: stepping side kicks.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”—Leo Tolstoy. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson six of 20 includes an activity that introduces the class to thinking about self-discipline. Not an easy task at any age! The martial arts part of the lesson introduces the upward block.
“To succeed, we must first believe that we can.”—Michael Korda. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 10 of 20 continues discussing nutrition focusing on serving size. Americans overeat which leads to many health problems. Understanding serving size and portion control will help youngsters develop better eating habits. After the portion size activity they will practice the kicking skills they have already learned.