Our Changing Earth: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis is a 6th grade Science unit to teach students how these three events have changed and still change and shape our earth. This unit is inter-disciplinary covering math, science, language arts, and technology.
This is a comprehensive book report template for use with any book. It reviews common reading skills. It can be applied to any grade level as well. However, in K-3, it is suggested that the teacher do the book report and use the information along with a book that is read aloud. The work is in progress and I would like suggestions for changes, especially the questions on the last page.
In this unit, we will look at the ancient art of oral storytelling through the lens of contemporary music. Dylan and Bono, blues and rap, character development and conflict resolution, voice and mood…We’ll listen to, discuss, analyze, and review songs, as well as write and perform our own. We’ll learn and practice techniques that will help us become better storytellers. In the process, we’ll also improve our listening, speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills. So open your ears and lift up your voices, sing me a story and tell me a song!
In groups, students will be researching weather patterns of a chosen city over a 4 week period. They will also record the data on an electronic spreadsheet and compare their findings to other groups in the class. This data will also be used to answer questions about climate and geography’s effect on the weather and vice versa. Inspired by M. Tillman, I made changes to fit my future classroom.