Reading, Writing, And Math in Daily Living

4th - 6th

Learners, in groups, make chocolate chip cookies following a recipe.

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Twenty Pages of Children's Recipes

In this recipe booklet worksheet, students see twenty simple recipes that include student friendly ingredients and directions. There are no directions given with these recipes.

Junk Food Jungle

Students become familiar with the nutritional value of foods advertised on television and in magazines. They discuss different types of foods and where snack food fits into a healthy diet. They categorize the foods they eat as healthy or unhealthy.

Your Digital Footprint: Leaving a Mark

A digital footprint is the trail of personal information that comes from purchasing online, tagging friends in photos, blogging, and using social media. Kids discuss what information can be tracked, privacy, and what your digital footprint can be used for or how it can impact your future. They watch a video, engage in a class discussion, learn about cookies, and fill out a worksheet. This is an important topic that is thoroughly addressed throughout the lesson.

Science in History Part I: the Abacus To the Modern Computer

In this math information learning exercise, students read one page factual accounts of the early math inventions of the abacus, the calculator and early computers. There are 40 questions to answer about the reading.

Aunt Chip and the Triple Creek Dam Affair

Learners analyze the book Aunt Chip and the Triple Creek Dam Affair by Patricia Pollaco. In this literacy lesson plan, students read the text and summarize the book by pages. Learners develop a PowerPoint presentation of the sequence of events from the text.

Cookie Mining

Students simulate coal mining with chocolate chip cookies and toothpicks. They investigate the costs associated with mining coal.

Aunt Chip and the Triple Creek Dam Affair

Students summarize the book Aunt Chip and the Triple Creek Dam Affair. In this literacy lesson, students read the text and summarize the story on a PowerPoint presentation. Students work in small groups to create this project.

Theobroma Cacao "The Food of the Gods"

Sixth graders research the history of chocolate and write short answers to provided questions. They read about the Mayan and Aztec civilizations and the Spanish conquest.

Sports and Hobby Math

Explore math concepts as they relate to real world situations. Young analysts consider a personal hobby or favorite sport and list three ways math is involved in the hobby. They create several related math story problems and write a paragraph summarizing their thoughts.

Cooking and Kitchen Tools

Independent living skills and skills that can be used to gain employment are very important for any learner. Teens with visual impairments explore the kitchen to understand what everything is and what it all does. The lesson includes a variety of ideas that will foster confidence and safety in the kitchen environment. Sequencing, motor development, and measurement are also covered in the lesson. 

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