Grades 1 and 2: Theme: Yesterday

1st Grade Theme Book: The Warrior Maiden


1st Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • Knots on the Counting Rope by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault. Henry
    Holt and Co., 1987.
  • Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara J. Joosse. Scholastic, Inc., 1991.
  • Pueblo Storyteller by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith. Holiday House, Inc., 1991.
  • Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Penguin Young Readers Group,
    1996.
  • Small Wolf by Nathaniel Benchly. Harper and Row Publishers, 1994.

1st Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with The Warrior Maiden? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.

  • North American Indians by Marie and Douglas Gorsline, Random House, 1977.
  • Did You Know? by Sandi Hill,Creative Teaching Press, 1998.

Technology Ideas

  • Connect to another class via Skype in a different area of the U.S. or Canada - share with each other which Native Americans/First Nations live in your area and their unique characteristics and histories.
  • Use Kidspiration for your concept maps.

Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Write here.

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.



2nd Grade Theme Book: First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers


2nd Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • The Wright Brothers for Kids—21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight by Mary Kay Carson. Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, 2003.
  • Flyer: A Tale of the Wright Dog by Suzanne Tate. Nags Head Art, Inc., 2005

2nd Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
  • The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk by Donald J. Sobol. Scholastic Books Services, 1961

Technology Ideas

  • Create biography book reports in VoiceThread or a similar multimedia tool.
  • Use Google Earth to fly to Kitty Hawk, NC where they first flew their glider and then to Kill Devils Hill where they flew the largest glider.

Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

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

  • Have students try to "invent" something. Have them share their ideas with the class.
  • If you live in or close to Indiana, take a field trip to The Wilbur Wright Birthplace! They have many artifacts, a sample flyer, great tours, and super friendly staff! If you are unable to visit, at least check out their website!
  • If you live in or close to North Carolina, take a field trip to The Wright Brothers National Memorial (part of the US National Park Service).
  • Do a technology unit, and have children design a paper airplane that will do certain tasks such as fly the farthest, fly the straightest, do the best stunts, carry the most weight, etc. This could be a one session unit, or go through a whole series of designs, tests, and redesigns to teach the technology process.

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.


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