Prickly Pear Cactus
Students create their own prickly pear cactus using a toilet paper roll and creative accessories. In the process, they discover and learn about the history of the prickly pear cactus and how it relates to the history of the state of Texas.
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Sticks, Stones, Sinews and Stuff: How Early People Used the Environment to Meet Basic Needs
Students create an artifact. In this early survival lesson, students use found objects to create an artifact that could have been used to help early people meet their basic needs.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
Friday and Friends: A Prospectus of the Mexican Family through Children's Literature
Students use literature to examine how the structure of families in Mexico has changed over time. In groups, they examine how their life now relates to their ancestors and the Spanish conquest of the area. As a class, they are read...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Social Studies and Children's Literature
Students are read a story about Alejandro and how he builds an oasis to attract animals. Using the text, they discover the needs of the animal not only for water but for safety. They discuss different environmental issues as well as...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts