Grades 5 and 6: Theme: My World and Others

5th Grade Theme Book: Lewis and Clark: Opening the American West


5th Grade Official Supplemental Books


5th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with theme book? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
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Technology Ideas

  • Use this Google Earth KMZfile of Lewis and Clark's Expedition
  • Have students create their own annotated map of Lewis and Clark's journey with Mapmaker's Toolkit or GoogleMaps or GoogleEarth.
  • Have students research a specific person or section of the expedition and create a multimedia slideshow based on their research.
  • Have students create and decorate a slide with Miss Alaineus-like sentences. Assemble into a class slideshow or multimedia presentation.
  • Create a multimedia slideshow of the class' faith Journey of Discovery. Share in church.

Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
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Lesson Plans



Learning Center Plans

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Canadian Adaptation

How are you adapting this theme for Canada studies? Share here.
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6th Grade Theme Book: David Livingstone: Africa's Trailblazer


6th Grade Official Supplemental Books


6th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with David Livingstone? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
  • Operation World: Learn about missions and prayer needs for every country in the world!
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Technology Ideas

  • Have students make their timeline digitally. Try Dipity for your online timeline. Or one of these June 2010 top ten timeline sites.
  • Have students make their ABC book of Africa digital. Use a multimedia tool such as Animoto, Microsoft PhotoStory, iMovie, PowerPoint, Prezi or Glogster EDU, etc.
  • Learning about Africa needs? Find out what AWR, AFM (search Africa), and Adventist Missions(search Africa) are doing in Africa.
  • Create a Google Earthfile about Africa: prayer needs, where Livingstone visited, where the class would like to visit, which countries don't yet have language coverage by AWR, etc.
  • Have students work in teams to create a multimedia presentation about life in the 1800s: include the categories from page 6 in the NAD Blackline Masters.Have students collaborate to make a class multimedia presentation with quotes from David Livingstone and pictures from Africa. Share in church.
  • Make a class vocabulary wiki. A page for each word: the word in a sentence, synonyms, antonyms, a picture to illustrate the meaning, and the students' first name or initials. If using Wikispaces: To get more advanced, use tags to tag categories of words; make a page called Categories, and put a List of Pages Widget for each category.
  • Create a character map in Inspiration or Webspiration.
  • Challenge another class to a MysteryQueston Africa (classes present and guess cities and countries). Connect via Skype, or just share clues via email or wiki.
  • Create the Livingstone Expedition plan in Excel. Make a spreadsheet that adds up the cost of the different items.
  • Create a Wikispace with DOL, vocab, sticky-note discussion, and other related activities: Example by Ellen Lazo: David Livingstone

Websites

"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Contact the conference office and request a list of pastors and teachers who have been missionaries or student missionaries. If you're fortunate you'll be able to schedule someone in your area who can visit your classroom to share experiences and answer questions.
  • Research what needs there are in Africa through ADRA and set a goal. Raise money for a certain item and make a difference.

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.


Credit: This page was developed for the AVLN online class, Integrating Technology with Pathways. Class participants contribute to the wiki. Please join the next session of the class if you would like to contribute and receive notifications when this wiki is updated. Requests to join the wiki will only be accepted by class participants. Or, if you would like to contribute without taking the class, you can send updates or ideas to janine@avln.org.