This activity is to expose students to other types of currency of Spanish speaking countries. Students will practice the numbers in Spanish and will use adjectives to describe items that they can sell and buy.
This is a module that implores students to think from an historical perspective about the Cuban Missile Crisis and create a memo of advice for President Kennedy on which action he should take.
Lesson Objectives or what you should be able to do after you have completed the module:
I can understand how the Cuban Missile Crisis lead to the brink of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union.
I can analyze how Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro's background led to their actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
I can create a memo giving my advice to Kennedy in how to deal with the Cuban Missile Crisis scenarios while using 5 vocab words and referring back to 2 pieces of evidence from two of the leader's past experiences.
Comment naviguer le métro parisien? Have you ever been lost in another city, another country? How would you ask for directions? Would you know how to navigate the French Metro to get from point A to point B? This activity relates to the theme of directions, navigation. Students will use their prior knowledge of vocabulary related to this theme, as well as the imperative form of verbs. Also, most likely students have all experienced being lost in a new city - it is less likely now because of cell phones and satellite maps. However, taking the wrong subway train, going in the wrong direction in a street can still happen regardless of cell phone availability. This activity teaches students how to ask and give directions in the imperative form.
Students use the free computer game Pingus to learn how engineers, specifically environmental engineers, use their technical writing skills to give instructions and follow the instructions of others. Students learn to write instructions to express their ideas in clear, organized ways using descriptive, un-ambiguous sentences, as an example of one type of technical writing that important for engineers. The students write instructions enumerating how to beat a game level, which represents surveying that level for environmental problems. As a test of their instructions, students review each others' instructions and offer suggestions for improvement, and then revise their instructions to make them better. Students also see some examples of environmental problems.
Students practice the ability to produce clear, complete, accurate and detailed design drawings through an engineering design challenge. Using only the specified materials, teams are challenged to draw a design for a wind-powered car. Then, they trade engineering drawings with another group and attempt to construct the model cars in order to determine how successfully the original design intentions were communicated through sketches, dimensions and instructions.
This is a lesson built in SoftChalk for sixth-grade students who have been taught the thinking tracks strategy. The lesson reminds students about how to write an informative paragraph.