Nature: Friend and Foe: Challenge Activities (Theme 6)

This Nature: Friend and Foe: Challenge Activities (Theme 6) unit also includes:

The teacher doesn't always have to be the expert in the classroom. The first in a series of three supplementary activities Nature: Friend or Foe uses hands-on research tasks and projects to enhance readers' understanding of non-fiction texts and make them the experts. Clear objectives and printables found in the series enhance each lesson.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Once answer machines have been built, save them and use them with other units
  • Scaffold learning in the debate activity by providing resources clearly labeled as a pro or con
Classroom Considerations

  • Save class time by assigning portions of projects as homework

  • Includes social studies and science activities to help expand learning across the curriculum

  • References numerous additional resources teachers may not have available
Common Core