All resources in Schuylkill Haven Area School District

Learning the 4Cs Through Literacy-Based STEM

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In this unit, students will learn about the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, creation, and critical thinking) through literature-based engineering challenges. Each lesson focuses on one "C" and one read-aloud. This unit is geared for grades 2-3 but could be adapted to any elementary grade level. COMMUNICATION - Click Clack Moo COLLABORATION - Iggy Peck Architect CRITICAL THINKING - Rosie Revere Engineer CREATION - Galimoto

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Unit of Study

Author: Sara Bowers

Sounding Out Activities

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In Sounding Out activities, students take a regular word, such as sat, produce the letter-sound pattern "sssaaat," and blend to produce the word sat. This is a crucial development in learning to read, bringing together skills that students have spent many weeks working on and providing the first excitement of reading unaided. Being able to sound out regular words also provides students with a self-teaching capability: they can decode unaided words they do not yet recognize on sight.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Game, Lesson Plan, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Holt, Laurence, et. al.

Literature Based STEM - Book List & Corresponding Activities

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Literature Based STEM - Book List & Corresponding Activities: Looking for grab-and-go elementary STEM lessons? Looking for a read-aloud to hook an existing STEM lesson? Trying to build a STEM library? Search the spreadsheet by titles, authors, big ideas, themes, and lessons. Whether you are a STEM specialist or a classroom teacher, these lessons will work for you.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Reading

Authors: Sara Bowers, Jessica Redcay, janemarie mckay

What factors are needed in order to get a good night's sleep?

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This lesson plan is a PBL (problem based learning) project. The students first took a survey to grab their attention, which informed them of their sleeping habits. Then the students began researching the question, "what factors are needed in order to get a good night's sleep?". The students will read a Time for Kids article, as well as research other articles, to discover new information about the topic. Based on what they learned, they will create an informative Piktochart that will be presented in class, displayed at the school fair, and hung around the school. Their final projects will ultimately help other students to achieve better sleeping habits!

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Data Set, Interactive, Reading

Author: Hannah Ramsdell

An Introduction to Global Health - Diabetes and Maternal and Child Health - an Intergenerational Perspective (06:15)

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In recent decades, it has been recognized that maternal health and fetal development plays a critical role in developing diabetes and at the same time, diabetes is an important but often unrecognized contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality. This presentation talks about the links between diabetes and maternal, and child health. Furthermore, it is explored why an intergenerational perspective on diabetes prevention is needed.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: PhD Fellow Karoline Kragelund Nielsen

An Introduction to Global Health - Environmental Health Challenges (15:48)

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This session will expand the student´s knowledge about human health and quality of life in the context of global and local ecology. Examples will be provided on how environmental management and development influence human health. The session provide an overview of the disease burden attributable to the environment, and much of this burden is placed across different geographical regions of the world. Examples will be presented on the impacts of poor quality water, insufficient access to water, lack of appropriate sanitation and poor personal hygiene. Other examples of environmental health factors included relate to reduced forest cover, unsustainable agricultural production systems, climate change, and poor management of natural resources that significantly influence livelihood, food security and migration patterns.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Professor Flemming Konradsen

All About Me

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In this lesson plan, the traditional autobiography writing project is given a twist as students write alphabiographies—recording an event, person, object, or feeling associated with each letter of the alphabet. Students are introduced to the idea of the alphabiography through a presentation giving the instructions of how to create guidelines for writing their own alphabiographies. Students create an entry for each letter of the alphabet, writing about an important event from their lives. After the entry for each letter, students sum up the stories by writing the life lessons they learned from the events. Since this type of autobiography breaks out of chronological order, students can choose what has been important in their lives. And since the writing pieces are short, even reluctant writers are eager to write!

Material Type: Assessment

Author: Sylvia Castro