Giant Panda Mother With Infant
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a mother Giant Panda and her infant. The video shows mom holding and keeping baby close. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
Opening an Hispanic restaurant
This lesson focuses on vocabulary and currency associated with food, restaurants, and menus. Students conduct research to create an authentic menu with a companion recipe books. The lesson culminates in short presentations and food samples.
Exploring the Everglades
After reading the book "Everglades" by Jean Craighead George, students will apply basic Internet navigation and computer skills to complete a scavenger hunt about the Everglades. As a culmination activity, students will use a word processing program to type a paragraph detailing what they have learned about the Everglades.
This lesson is part of a science unit entitled "Spiders: Fact and Fiction." During this lesson, learning will focus on specific body anatomy, functions and distinguishing characteristics of spiders.
Describing Japanese screens and scrolls through words
The first part of a unit on talking and writing about, as well as creating, Japanese screen and scroll paintings. The purpose of this unit plan is to introduce descriptive aspects of art criticism, while teaching appreciation for the art and culture of Japan. Students use observation and descriptive writing to discover richly detailed Japanese screen and scroll paintings so that another student can illustrate it in the next lesson.
This activity is a fun, interactive lesson that integrates children's literature with math. (A great way to integrate author studies!) This activity allows students to be involved in all 4 learning styles (visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic). I spread this lesson out over two days.
Cause and effect writing: What it looks like and who reads it
Students examine the causes and effects presented in a brochure called "Ozone: The Good and the Bad." They also examine the language of the brochure with regard to audience appropriateness. Students then write their own brochures examine their classmates' brochures for cause and effect and for audience appropriateness.
From dirt to dinner
This lesson serves as an introductory study of the plant world. The lesson allows students to study seeds, parts of plants, microclimates, and how to grow seeds into vegetable plants for harvest. Parents are encouraged to assist at home.
Dance of the times: African-American expression of jazz
Explores jazz dance as a social dance form and a uniquely expressive art of African-American culture from the 1920's and 1930's. Students will learn about the complexity of African-American experiences that generated the dance and musical style. The activities develop students' understanding of jazz dance while integrating visual, audio, and kinesthetic learning styles.
Time-light and shadow (pre-visit)
Students examine the interplay of the earth and the sun by studying shadows. Students construct a sun clock and record shadows several times during a school day in order to use the earth and the sun to measure time.
Starting Out With Earth History
This activity asks students to place 6-10 events in Earth history on a timeline, first working in small groups and then as a class. Then, through questions, important points such as how certain events are dated, where humanity fits in, and so forth, can be brought up. The Starting Point website builds a context for the exercise by detailing the learning goals, teaching notes and materials (downloadable), and additional resources.
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This unit has been designed to develop your French speaking and reading skills by exploring summer holidays in French.
Dr. Boyce Watkins helps shape the definition of the word diversity
Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University spoke to a packed Whitley Auditorium as the Keynote Speaker for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program at Elon University, January 11, 2012.