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Interdisciplinary Literature Unit

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Interdisciplinary Literature Unit

Social Studies
Research important people and events during the time of the explorers. (1, 4)
Mathematics
Figure out the amount of years between each explorer. (1, 2, 3)
Science
How different forms of transportation work? (boats afloat, planes in flight) (1, 2, 4)
Language Arts
Keep a vocabulary list/journal of all unknown words or any words related to exploration. (1, 3)
Students develop a time line of the explorers from the book. (1, 2, 4)
Pinpoint and label the different places explored in the book. (1, 2, 4)
Research an explorer for a biography. (1, 2, 4)
Related Arts
Go on an adventure by exploring a near by park. (1, 4)
Write a letter to an explorer. (1, 2, 3)
Write a small biography about an explorer based on what they already know or think they know about them. (1, 2, 3)
Write a short story about their own adventure or an exploration (either a real experience or a made up story). (1, 2, 3)
The sum of distances traveled by their chosen explorer. (1, 2, 3)
Activity of going around the world, compare the distance traveled by different types of transportation and how long it would take. (1, 2, 3)
Sort the explorers by what century they lived in. (1, 2, 3)
Why doesn't the sun doesn't stop shining in the arctic circle? (1, 2, 3)
What causes the weather in different parts of the world? (1, 2, 3)
Gather objects from the adventure and make a class scrap book journal. (1, 2, 4)
Choose an explorer to dress up and act as while presenting a bio about them self. (1, 2, 4)
Make an open mind portrait about an explorer. (2, 4)
Pick a way of transportation that the explorers used and draw, design, color and craft their own. (1, 2, 4)
So You Want to Be an Explorer?
Illustrated By David Small
By Judith St. George
Make a graph which represents which explorer the students thought was the most influential out of the book. (1, 2, 3)
Design and fly their own paper airplanes, see who flies the farthest! (1, 2, 3)
Research the early settlement and exploration of the United States. (2, 4)
Write a bio poem from their explorer's point of view. (2, 3)
Make a class version of the book with their own stories of explorations. Each child would get to do own page, writing their story and illustrating it. (1, 2, 3)
Brown bag guessing game: there will be objects from each explorers' journey and students must feel and guess where the object is from or who it belongs too. (1, 2, 3)
Resources
1. Samantha Ladd
2. Taylor Jaudes
3. http://www.corestandards.org/
4. http://dese.mo.gov/index.html
THANKS FOR EXPLORING WITH US TODAY!
4th Grade
by
Sam Ladd
Taylor Jaudes

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5. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
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