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2 well-developed lessons on Animals in Asia and Africa

Subject:

Science  

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5  

   Subject:  Science
Title: Animals From Asia and Africa
by Heather Wolfe

Animals From Asia
  

Purpose of the Lesson TSW learn about three animals indigenous to Asia.

Pre-instructional: (15 min.) TTW dress up like an Asian animal (panda). TTW play Asian music. TTW have the students guess what animal she is.

1. Instructional Procedures : (5 min.) a. TTW introduce the students to Asia’s geography by showing them the world map. b. TTW discuss with the students Asia’s population, and countries.

2. Instructional Procedures: (10 min.) a. TTW tell the students a few characteristics of an Asian animal(Siberian Tiger). b. TSW guess what animal the teacher described. c. TTW tell the students characteristics of the Siberian tiger. d. TSW take notes as the teacher describes the tiger’s characteristics.

3. Instructional Procedures: (10 min.) a. TTW hand out a tiger word scramble b. TSW complete the word scramble. * Remedial–For lower level learners a alternative word search will be provided.

4. Instruction Procedures: (10 min.) a. TTW show the students on the world map where the Komodo dragon lives. b. TTW describe the characteristics of the Komodo dragon. c. TSW take notes as the teacher describes the Komodo dragon. d. TSW give characteristics of the Komodo dragon.

5. Instructional Procedure: (15 min.) a. TTW describe the giant panda’s characteristics. b. TTW have the students write the characteristics of the panda in their journals. c. TTW show the student bamboo. d. TTW handout Giant Panda worksheet.

6. Instructional Procedures: (10 min.) a. TTW describe the camel’s characteristics. b. TSW write the characteristics in their journals. c. TSW discuss the camel’s characteristics with the teacher.

7. Instructional Procedure: (TSW do this at home.) a. TTW explain the poem’s directions. b. TSW write a poem about one of the animals they studied in class today. c. TSW work at their own rate to complete the poem. d. TSW include at least five characteristics of the animals they choose. e. TSW share their poems with the class. f. TSW display their poems on the bulletin board. g. TSW reflect in their journals about what they learned today.

8. Instructional Procedure: (10 min) a. TTW give the students a choice of whether to do a word search or work on the enrichment activity. b. TTW give students an Asian word search. c. TSW will complete the word search.

   Heather Wolfe
Mississippi State University Senior Block Student
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Africa
  

Purpose of the lesson: TSW identify animals indigenous to Africa.

Pre-Instructional: (15 min.) TTW read The Elephant’s Child. TTW give ten students animal name tags. TSW only see their tags. TTW blindfold the ten students. TSW alphabetize themselves by making their animal sounds(no words are aloud). 1.

Instructional Procedures: (10 min.) a. TTW introduce the students to Africa’s geographic location on the world map. b. TTW discuss with the students Africa’s population and countries.

2. Instructional Procedures: (10 min.) a. TTW describe the elephants characteristics to the students. b. TSW write the characteristics in their journals. c. TTW ask the students questions about the elephant’s characteristics.

3. Instructional Procedures: (10 min.) a. TTW describe the hyena’s characteristics to the students. b. TSW write characteristics of the hyena in their journals. c. TSW give the teacher examples of the hyena’s characteristics.

4. Instructional Procedures: (20 min.) a. TTW have the students tell characteristics of the zebra they know from their schema b. TTW write the characteristics stated by the students on the board. c. TTW describe the characteristics of the zebra that the students did not state.

5. Instructional Procedures: (10 min.) a. TTW ask the students to compare the African animals discussed in class. b. TSW compare the animals c. TTW write the comparisons on the board. d. TSW discuss the comparisons.

6. Instructional Procedures: (20 min.) a. TTW instruct the students about the story. b. TSW write in their journals about an African animal they would like to be. c. TSW share their journals with the class.

7. Instructional Procedures: (TSW do this at home.) a. TSW create an imaginary animal using various materials they have at home. b. TSW write about their animal and include its name, characteristics, and describe how it defends itself. c. TSW will share their animals and their description with the class.

Day 2

Purpose of the lesson: TSW identify animals indigenous to

Pre-Instructional: (15 min.) TTW read A Wise Monkey Tale. The teacher and the students will sing Old McDonald had a jungle. TSW share their inventive animals. TTW have the students identify African animal tracks.

1. Instructional: (10 min.) a. TTW describe the lion’s characteristics. b. TSW write the characteristics in their journals. c. TSW discuss the lion’s characteristics with the teacher.

2. Instructional: (10 min.) a. TTW describe the gazelle’s characteristics. b. TSW write the characteristics in their journals. c. TSW discuss the gazelle’s characteristics with the teacher.

3. Instructional: (10 min.) a. TTW describe the giraffe’s characteristics. b. TSW write their characteristics in their journals. c. TSW give examples of an giraffe’s characteristics.

4. Instructional Procedures: (20 min.) a. TTW instruct the students on researching baby African animals. b. TSW choose one African baby animal to research. c. TSW will take down notes as they research the animal.

5. Instructional Procedures: (10 min.) a. TSW create a birth announcement to announce the birth of a baby African animal. b. TTW post all birth announcements out in the hall.

6. Instructional Procedure: (20 min.) a. TTW instruct the students on how to make a animal mobile. b. TSW will make a mobile. c. TTW analyze teacher effectiveness by viewing taped lesson. Enrichment : TSW play the Jungle Walk Game.

   Heather Wolfe
Mississippi State Elementary Education Senior Block Student
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