In Part 1 of this 2 part resource from Crash Course Literature, students will learn about Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel, 100 Years of Solitude. Students will focus on the Buendia family and their many generations of people with the same names, as well as the fascinating way the author thinks about time, and how time is represented in the book.
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In Part 2 of this 2 part resource from Crash Course Literature, students will continue to delve into the rich text of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel, 100 Years of Solitude. Narrated by John Green.
In this lesson based on the PBS POV documentary 49 Up, students will create two profiles of their own lives, one for age seven and one for age 14. Another student will then review these profiles and identify factors that may have brought about changes during this stage of life.
In this video clip from "Who's Tracking Your Face?", students will explore the civil liberties issue of facial tracking.
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This three-part video demonstrates a lesson plan for teaching vocabulary in context of literature. Part one shows an introductory activity to get students thinking about the words used in the text - in this case, Nathanial Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Parts two and three elaborate and show a small group discussion about the words and the text.
In this simulation activity, students will collect data, formulate a hypothesis, and run a series of experiments in order to discover the interplay between natural selection and sexual selection in a wild population of guppies.
In this Crash Course Literature resource, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 2: The Raft, the River, and the Weird Ending of Huckleberry Finn, students will explore the metaphors in the book, a little bit about what the metaphors like the Island and the River and the Raft might mean, and why one should pay attention to said metaphors. Students will also look at the ending of the book, which a lot of people believe isn't up to the standards of the rest of the novel.
In this lesson, students will learn about Alexander Graham Bell’s work as a scientist and a humanitarian. After watching a biographical video, they will examine sketches Bell drew of his early telephone and read a kind letter written by Bell to his close friend Helen Keller. The lesson culminates with students creating their own Bell-inspired invention.
In this lesson, students will learn about the humble beginnings, prolific writing, and remarkable accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton. After watching a biographical video, they will examine a memorial portrait of Hamilton and read excerpts from his best-known work, The Federalist Papers. Using their newfound knowledge of Hamilton, they will brainstorm ideas for their own version of a Broadway show based on his life.
In this activity, students will connect the idea behind a choral piece - change - with its musical characteristics, using appropriate musical terminology such as rhythm, tempo, and dynamics. They will then work in groups to create short pieces that express similar feelings.
In this video, students join Super Readers as they help bake a cake by following directions. Students learn that the steps to baking are to get the ingredients, measure and mix, and then bake. With the assistance of Alpha Pig, the Super Readers are able to use their spelling skills to find the ingredients necessary to make the cake. Alpha Pig is able to identify the different ingredients on the shelf by looking for the first letter of the word.
In this lesson, students will learn about Amelia Earhart’s groundbreaking career as a female aviator. After viewing a video about her life, students will examine her first pilot’s license and will read a letter she wrote to an aspiring aviator. The lesson concludes with students designing a compass rose to honor Earhart’s legacy.
In this lesson, students learn about the American Flag, its history, what the symbols represent, and the proper way to display it. Students discuss how the American Flag has played a part in recent events and choose one or more of the American Flag activities for wearing, sharing, or displaying.
In this video resource from American Icons, students will learn how Walt Whitman was a progressive voice and innovative writer during a critical period of change in the United States. In the midst of the Civil War, his poetic and journalistic works, spanning topics from the personal to the political, marked the start of a new era for American literature. Through an examination of primary sources and watching a short video, students will learn about Whitmanâ€™s love for and criticism of the United States.
In this lesson plan from American Icons, students will learn about Walt Whitmanâ€™s brave actions and highly regarded writings. After viewing a video about his life, students will examine the frontispiece and title page of an early edition of Leaves and Grass and will analyze one of its most famous poems. The lesson concludes with students writing an updated version of â€œI Hear America Singingâ€ reflecting what they have learned about Whitmanâ€™s beliefs about our country.
In this lesson from PBS, students will examine the immigrant experience in America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the ways in which it underscores America's fickle attitude?a mix of pride and ambivalence?toward a growing influx of the foreign born. Objectives: -Determine reasons people emigrate to the United States -Note several of the nations from which people emigrated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries -Chart patterns of immigration throughout America's history -Describe the experiences of those immigrants arriving at Ellis Island -Recognize the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty in the immigrant experience -Explore life and work in America at the turn of the 20th century. -Examine policies and laws that sought to limit immigration. *FILM IS SUGGESTED BUT NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS LESSON.
This video resource will reinforce students' understanding of rows and columns in arrays. Towards the end of the video, factors of 24 are discussed. You may opt not to show this portion of the video as it is not a part of the second grade standard.