Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Nazca lines Story of the World Book 1 Lesson Plan

 The Nazca lines are one of the mysteries of the world.  How could people who lived at the same time as the Romans, but in South America made these giganitc pictures of people, animals and shapes when they couldn't fly to see them. 

We are studing the Nazca Lines in the Story of the World Book 1 149-150

Summarize the text: Tell about the subject and how the author describes the lines. 



Next: go to this site and look at the lines from an airplane! 


Now study still pictures of the lines: 

https://www.go2peru.com/peru_guide/nazca/photo_nazca_lines.htm#!prettyPhoto[gallery1]/12/



Here is one theory about how the lines were made: 

https://www.exoticca.com/uk/magazine/behind-the-nazca-lines/


Activity: 

Get into pairs in your class, or if you are on line this activity can work too! 

One person draws a picture, and then explains to the second person how to draw it, but don't peek!  The second person draws the picture, and then they both show the pictures! Do they match?  Think about how hard it was for the Nazca to draw these gigantic pictures in the ground! 

I did this with my student today, and the results were very fuuny! 


Rachael Alice Orbach Teacher on-line: https://teach.italki.com/teacher/1581946


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Marshall Plan - Lesson Plan for kids

 The leadership of the United States didn't want the same problems that happened in the aftermath of WWI. So President Harry Truman set Secretary State George Marshal  to make the plan to rebuild Europe after the devestation of the many battles of WWII. 


Read in our book: Big Fat Notebook of American History

Page 414 

Go to this link:  https://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/ww2_recovery_marshall_plan.php

Then do the quiz at the bottom of the page. 


Now watch this video: 



Discuss: 

Why did the United States provide so much money to Europe? 

Which enemy countries got aid and why? 

What was the underlying philosophy behind the Marshall Plan?  

Did the Plan work? 


Homework: 

You are an advisor to the government of Poland.  Write a policy report to the Prime Minister telling about the Marshall Plan.  State your personal opinion about the plan and if Poland should take the money or not? 


Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach

 Teacher Rachael On-line

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Cold War between the USA and the USSR - Lesson Plan

 The Cold War lasted from 1945- 1991.  

There were many factors that made it a Cold War, because the two main nations the USA and the USSR both had stockpiles of weapons that made possible for the first time in history that the two countries could believable destroy each other. 

As a result they fought an arms race, proxie wars, and the space race. 


Study this link: https://www.ducksters.com/history/cold_war/summary.php

and if you have time this link: https://www.grin.com/document/101038

Then watch this video to tie it together: 


Questions: 
What was the main reason for the Cold War? 
Which nations mainly took part? 
Which proxie wars did the two countries fight in? 
What was the effect on the American Public? 
What percentage of the GDP spent on the Cold War? 

Who won the Cold War? 


Rachael Alice Orbach English teacher: https://teach.italki.com/teacher/1581946

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Nuremberg Trials and the Cold War

Read page 14 in the Big Fat Notebook of American History: 


Then go here: https://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/after_ww2.php

Do the quiz at the bottom of the page 


If there is time in class go here for more research: 


https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Nuremberg_Trials


Laws of War


Homework: 

You are a reporter in Nuremberg at the beginning of the trials. 

Write a newspaper article: What does the public expect from these trials? 

Why were the trials held in this city? 


Rachael Alice Orbach https://teach.italki.com/teacher/1581946


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The United Nations - Lesson Plan

The United Nations was the replacement for the League of Nations.

This website has a much better presentation than our textbook so we will study from there instead: 




Questions: 

Why was the United Nations successful and the League of Nations not? 
What is the function of the UN? 
When did it become functional? 
Which countries signed first? 
Which entities are not full members? 

Homework: 
You are a reporter in San Francisco in June 1945. Write your news report about the signing of the United Nations Charter. Tell which countries signed first, and the function of the United Nations. 


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

At a Pond Lesson plan Wonders Grade 1

 Today we are going to study about ponds!  

First read these pages in your book:  Wonders G1 Unit 2 pages 48-52

Then watch this video: 



Questions

?What animals live in a pond 

?Which animals live on top of the water

 ?Which animals does the scientist in the video demonstrate  

Why are ponds important? 

Now you can read this cute book:




Homework: 
Write a sentence about your favorite pond animal and draw a picture. 



Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach 

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Chapters 24-28

 What a great book!!

We are studying Chapters 24-28, go to this site after reading the chapters to get an overview of the events in the chapters https://www.shmoop.com/study-guides/literature/harry-potter-5-order-phoenix/summary/chapter-24

You can choose the next chapter on the left side bar


Next yes, this is from the beginning of the movie, but it is interesting to see: 




Next,  for fun: identify when each of these scenes are:  



Questions: 
What does Professor Snape have to teach Harry? 
Does he really want to? 
What teaching tools does he use? 
What does he tell Harry to do? 
What does Harry do?
How does he feel? 

How does Harry feel when he meets Cho Chang? 
What strange thing does she ask him about? 

What do they do when the go to Hogsmeade? 
Who does Hermonie want Harry to meet?  Why? 
Why does the reporter agree to do the writing for free? 

What happens when the interview comes out? 
What does Umbridge try to do? 
How does that make the magazine even more popular? 

How does Dumbledore help Professor Trelawny? 
Who does he appoint the new Diviniation teacher? 
What does Umbridge think about this new teacher? 

What do the students think about him? 
Where does he live in the castle? 



Homework: 
You are a real mind reader. You have been called into Hogwarts to teach Harry how to close his mind to Lord Voldemort.  This is because Professor Snape has failed to teach Harry. Take us through a session that you have with Harry .



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The Nazca lines Story of the World Book 1 Lesson Plan

 The Nazca lines are one of the mysteries of the world.  How could people who lived at the same time as the Romans, but in South America mad...