Our Earth: Challenge Activities (Theme 8)

This Our Earth: Challenge Activities (Theme 8) unit also includes:

This packet, the first in the series of support materials for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on our earth, contains enrichment activities for learners who have mastered the basic concepts of the lessons. Kids create a diorama of a forest, chart the different ways animals move, script and present a puppet show about Johnny Appleseed, and write and illustrate a report about how an animal changes as it grows.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids create props for their Johnny Appleseed puppet show
Classroom Considerations

  • The three resource packets in this series are designed for different skill levels; as enrichment activities for those who have mastered the concepts, for language learners, and for those who need extra support

The packet includes directions for the various activities, lists of supplemental readings, and additional independent projects


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