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Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition
This activity uses a question and answer format to scaffold learners comprehension of a short dialogue about the Chesapeake Bay and its tradition of log canoes. After reading the short passage, students are prompted to find three facts...
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Can You Canoe?
A neat handout immerses learners in the history of canoe making. After reading, small groups of mini engineers work to craft a canoe that will not be immersed! This is an ideal exercise in engineering design for your STEM curriculum or...
Scholars compete in a canoe race that challenges them to multiply two-digit numbers. The faster they solve equations, the faster their canoe makes it to the end.
Canoeing: merit badge
In this canoeing learning exercise, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about canoeing and safety. Students complete 10 questions total to get their merit badge.
The Canoe Trip, Variation 2
The behavior of a rational function near a vertical asymptote is the focus around this trip up a river. Specifically, numerical and graphical understanding is studied. The canoe context pushes the variables as numbers, rather than as...
Lesson: Can-Do Canoe
Collaborative groups work together with a variety of materials to design an eight-inch canoe that floats for at least three minutes. There is no direct instruction involved in this plan, just a list of materials and a procedure for...
Canoe and Kayak
Learners explore canoes and kayaks. In this canoe and kayak lesson, students research the history, parts, and sport of the canoe and kayak. Learners then practice how to use a paddle for each boat, and go on a field trip in order to use...
A Fair Trade
Students examine a piece of art to find objects and symbols used by the artist. In this visual art lesson, students look at Jaun Quick-to-See Smith's, "Trade Canoe for Don Quixote." They look for symbols and items that show the artists...
Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a story about log canoes on the Chesapeake Bay and examine the dialogue between characters. Students use the dialogue between the characters to answer five short answer questions.
Smiling puppies row their way to the finish line in a learning game that focuses on addition. Scholars go up against multiple players to answer as many addition problems as possible.
The Canoe Trip, Variation 1
Your river sportsmen will explore an example of paddling upstream as they build functions modeling speed and time in terms of the speed of the current. They then use their algebraic models to interpret features of the function related to...
The Tree for a Canoe
Third graders listen to a presentation given by a local navigator. Working in small groups, they conduct research on how Hawaiians obtain trees suitable for canoes. The groups present their findings to the class and submit individual...
Global Responsibility and the Hawaiian Canoe
Learners explore history of Hokule'a and Hawaiian navigation, use decision tree to identify economic problem, recognize issue of global responsibility, and create action plan appealing to lawmakers or environmental groups.
Lesson: Mixing Metaphors across Current Events and Literature
Expression, current events, and art can go hand-in-hand. After analyzing a multi-media piece entitled, Trade Canoe for Don Quixote, the class explores their own expressive process. They create collages that show a current event or issue...
How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean?
Imagine sailing around the world, or even around the Pacific Ocean, in an outrigger canoe without the the aid of a GPS? Or a compass? Or even a sextant? The Polynesians did. Find out how with an engaging video that details how they used...
Care to Canoe?
Students experience to balance with another student and maneuver in a two person canoe on still water. They analyze important aspects of canoeing including putting in, portaging and weight distribution. Students discuss the...
Fourth graders are read the book "Ghost Canoe" by their teacher. Using a map, they locate the physical characteristics of Washington State and describe how people adapted to their environment before statehood. They discover how people...
Math Investigation: Make an Add for a Canoe
In this math advertisement investigation worksheet, students research canoes, then make an add for a canoe using as many of the measurement units given as possible. Worksheet is part of the Houghton-Mifflin math series.
Na Wa'a o Ka Wa Kahiko me Na Wa'a o Keia Ao
Second graders research and discuss how traditional canoes were made and changed over time, identify parts of the canoe using Hawaiian and English vocabulary, and compare and contrast traditional and contemporary canoes.
Channel Islands Film
Dark Water, a documentary about a traditional Chumash ceremony, launches a series of lessons about this tribal nation that inhabited the Channel Islands. The focus of the film is on the recreation of the Tomol Crossing Ceremony where...
Reed Novel Studies
Robinson Crusoe: Novel Study
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want with you? Robinson Crusoe of course! During his years stuck on an island, Crusoe learns to survive by making a canoe, finding food, and living in solitude. Scholars read...
Hrotsvitha, Hildegard, and the Nun who Resurrected Theater: Crash Course Theater #9
The ninth video in the Crash Course Theatre series focuses on how two women brought theater back into the Christian world. Canoness Hrotsvitha, the first female playwright and Hildegard of Bingen, a nun who composed liturgical dramas,...
Students explore and analyze the relationship of buoyancy and displacement needed to make an object float. They examine various boat designs, then design and build clay and aluminum boats that hold a cargo of marbles.
Students research different types of boats in various time periods and cultures. Then they locate photographs and information about construction details of one type of boat. Students also use their research as the basis for designing and...