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The Giving Tree Gives

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study both poetry and science in this language arts activity for early elementary, Special Education, and LEP students. They listen to Shel Silverstein's, The Giving Tree, and discuss its contents. They graph apple types, make...
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The Giving Tree

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students are read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to begin the class. After the story, they are asked comprehension and discussion questions about it and identify the gifts the tree shared with the boy. They share the gifts they...
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The Giving Tree-Apple Activities

For Teachers All
Students complete a variety of activities about apples. They read The Giving Tree and discuss the moral of the story. They create paintings with apples and have apples as a snack. They make an apple cookbook and estimate the number of...
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The Gifts of Trees

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine the various things trees give us. They read the book, "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein, cook a food using a tree fruit, create notepads using unused paper, construct a picture frame with twigs, and write a poem.
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Meet the Trees!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars investigate their school forest and make their own miniature forest. In this forest investigation lesson, students read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and make alist of reasons to have trees. Young scholars...
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My Giving Tree

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners identify native and invasive trees. For this ecology lesson, students survey trees in their schoolyard and identify the species. Learners adopt a native tree sprout and record the growth in a journal.
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Character Education - Giving

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discuss and think critically about a narrative text, "The Giving Tree," by Shel Silverstein, recognize and describe the theme of the book. They consider the importance of giving and record personal experiences in a journal.
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Socratic Seminar for Cold Sassy Tree

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Tired of giving the same old multiple-choice tests, and have the urge for a new assessment? Then bring the precision of a Socratic seminar into your classroom. Even if you did not read Cold Sassy Tree the organization and explanation on...
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Recycling

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read or listen to a story, and discuss how it relates to them. In this personal event writing activity, students write about recycling. Students read "The Giving Tree" a Shel Silverstein poem and discuss the poem's meaning....
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Talking Trees

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the ecosystem. In this environmental lesson plan, students read the book The Tree by Dana Lyons and list ways to save the trees. Students create a poster about saving the trees.
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Year Down Yonder: Giving During the Depression

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore philanthropy. In this Great Depression lesson, students read A Year Down Yonder and share examples of philanthropic acts in the novel. Students observe acts of philanthropy in their own communities today.
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Build A Tree

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the different parts of a tree and the significance of each part.  In this build a tree lesson, students use role-playing theater to reinforce what they are learning. Students use their imagination to become tree parts with...
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Speaking for the Trees

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students present a play based on The Lorax.In this environmental issues lesson, students read and discuss literature and complete activities pertaining to environmental stewardship.
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Plants are Growing and Changing

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore living things. In this agriculture lesson, students read the book A Tree is a Plant and participate in an experiment to explore the patterns of change in living things. Students continue to observe the plant throughout...
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Our Endangered Resources: The Trees

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils discuss the importance of trees, and characteristics of trees. They imagine themselves with their favorite tree. And discuss their imagery; the different trees, time of day, and location of trees. Student write a short story...
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Does The Type of Mulch Used Affect Plant Growth?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students measure, record and graph the plants they grow in a controlled setting. They feed and water the plants as needed and use the scientific method to evaluate the growth.
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Where'd You Get That Paper and Pencil?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders make a poster display of objects made from trees. In this wood products lesson, 3rd graders read "The Giving Tree," discuss things that are produced from trees and watch the videos "Let's Make a Pencil," and "How Paper is...
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A Tree is a Tree and a Lot More

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students listen as the teacher reads "The Giving Tree." they discuss all the things the tree gave the boy throughout his life. They discuss ways they benefit from trees. This studying culminates with a tree walk and planting a tree in a...
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Plant a Tree

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students participate in a service project in their own community to gain an understanding of stewardship. They learn about basic plant needs. Students brainstorm what a plant needs to survive. They write to government officials informing...
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Out on a Limb: Earth Day

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students understand the importance of trees to the environment and their community. In this Earth Day lesson, students discuss the value of trees and plan a project to plant trees. Students understand the role of an environmentalist and...
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A Shredding We Will Go

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students take charge of a recycling project . In this environmental issues lesson, students manage a paper recycling project and use compost made from the recycled paper to beautify trees.
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Tree-mendous Trees

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars become aware of the importance of trees in the natural world. Students are shown 2 filmstrips - Special Things About Trees and Tree Magic. Young scholars plants seeds. They, students predict the growing chart of tree...
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Art for the Common Good: Junkanoo!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore characteristics of effective group work. In this multi-cultural social studies lesson, students work in teams to design and construct a headdress similar to what would be worn during the Bahamian festival of Junkanoo....
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"I" On Philanthropy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read children's literature and listen to song lyrics to identify acts of philanthropy. They discuss how one's identity can be shaped by helping others. They also focus on the non-profit sector.