This website gives teachers resources for teaching science, from Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade. Each lesson is labeled by grade level and the topic that is included in the lesson. There are also links included to help supplement the lessons, as well as provide knowledge to the teachers. There are also AfterSchool resources to give students the opportunity to learn more about a certain topic.
This resource for teachers provides them with unit plans that they can either use or adapt and make their own for grades kindergarten through sixth plus. It provides a table of contents, first for K-3, then 4-5, and finally 6 and up. They break up the contents into different categories such as Untied States map and World Map and Globe. They also adapt the categories depending on the grade levels to fit what the students will be learning that year in school. These maps could also be used with another activity that I saw on a different resource to map out where characters in books have traveled. It helps teachers who may struggle making map worksheets to give to the students to explore and use as a tool.
On The Joy of Teaching, they have an article about geography lessons and activities that range in level from kindergarten through sixth grade. It first gives a little background as to why teaching geography and being global is important and how it will effect us as we grow and learn. They put an emphasis on the foods throughout the world and how they are different in each county. Next, there is a list of lessons and activities for the students to explore different counties, their foods and currencies, and sports. Finally, the last resources are about five different unit plan samples for teachers to use or adapt as they research and change the plans to better fit their own class.
The main page of Mr. Donn’s Geography page has a list of geography topics that teachers can browse and find different presentations, lessons and activities to use in their own classes. This is a good resource written by a teacher and his wife, who research more about their topics and try to keep their site as up to date as possible. Each topic link goes to a list of resources that both teachers and students can use, plus a few additional resources that they can use as additional research. Even though this is about his geography page, he does have other social studies topics that can be explored and used for research and reference. Even students can explore his site for any additional research they may want to explore on their own to expand their knowledge about that particular social studies topic.
This site is a lesson plan that is appropriate for grades K through 12 and teaches the state capitals. The lesson has a multi day or week approach to allow for gradual release. Students are first presented with a map with the states and their capitals on it. Depending on the grade and independence of the students, this stage can last days or weeks. The lesson allows for students to work with each other by quizzing each other and helping to fill in blank maps along the way. By the end of the provided plan, students are given a blank map and should be able to fill it in themselves. The site supplies many resources for students to practice online in fun, game-like settings.
This article outlines ten different ways to incorporate Google Maps into a classroom. As students move into a digital age, it is key that they learn skills that they will need outside of the classroom and are able to appropriately interact with technology. This site provides structured ways to introduce students to Google Maps, a program that allows students to interact with the world in ways they haven’t been able to in the past. Whether it be getting video tours, finding coordinates, learning distance, Google Maps can be an important, and fun, tool. Being able to interact on a global scale is an important aspect of globalization in schools.
A group called The Advocates for Human Rights has compiled a variety of lesson plans to help teachers explain human rights through activities. The lesson plans span grade levels K through 5. Activities include using drawing, role play, character cards, musical chairs and other interactive means. The site also helps define what students should be learning about human rights through the grades. Starting with respect and moving up through justice and equality, the lesson plans are very comprehensive and provide a very thorough understanding of human rights throughout the world, and important concept in the big idea of globalization.