US Patriotic Symbols: The North American Bald Eagle
Young scholars research the North American bald eagle to determine if this bird's characteristics make it an appropriate symbol to represent the United States as a country. They debate the substitution of other bird species for the eagle.
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Central Conflict in Eagle Song (Revisit Chapter 1, Begin Chapter 2)
While continuing to read the book Eagle Song, your class learns to cite specific details when answering questions and to use context clues when encountering unknown words. Students begin by listening as the teacher reads aloud the first...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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United States Patriotic Symbols: The North American Bald Eagle
Fifth graders develop their research skills. In this North American bald eagle lesson plan, 5th graders use the Internet as well as print sources to research the traits of bald eagles and other birds in order to complete a patriotic...
5th English Language Arts
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2nd - 4th Social Studies & History