180 Creative Ideas for Getting Students Involved, Engaged, by Luisa Gerasimo; Sally M Walke

By Luisa Gerasimo; Sally M Walke

From the editors of The Teacher's Calendar and Chase's Calendar of occasions comes an imperative lecture room source for educators of grades K-8. listed here are one hundred eighty lesson plan supplements--one for every day of the college year--that will provide academics prepared entry to an abundance of useful, do-able actions and listings of very valuable assets to complement classes and inspire pupil participation. principles are provided chronologically via month, yet also are keyed through topic zone (math, technology, language arts, etc.) for max ease of use.

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Objects such as hair, paper, soil, vegetables, and flowers are fascinating to see and observe. The Microscope Book, by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone (Sterling, 0-8069-4898-1, ages ten and up), is an excellent step-by-step guide for classroom microscope use. It contains a wealth of experiments and activities, all with an eye toward inquiry-based learning and discovery. Encourage students to make detailed drawings of what they see through the microscope. Color the pictures and hang them around the classroom as a display of scientific art.

For an excellent article that includes book and Web sources and teaching approaches, see “Skeletons and Marigolds: Días de los Muertos,” by Jeanette Larson and Carolina Martínez in the September 1998 issue of Book Links magazine. 35 180 Creative Ideas for Getting Students Involved, Engaged, and Excited 23 Birds, Butterflies, and Budding Young Naturalists Fall Migration Time, September Through November Children tend to have a good eye for naturalistic detail, and that type of observation is important to encourage as it is a skill needed in many academic and career pursuits.

Jesse grew up with little material wealth, but his life was rich with love and the many activities his family enjoyed doing together. One activity Owens’s father enjoyed was the foot races often held after church on Sunday. He was the fastest man in the area. Little did he know that one day his son would become the fastest man in the world and win four gold medals in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. After his track career ended, Jesse Owens traveled all over the world, giving speeches and talking about his athletic accomplishments.

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