Lesson Plan Grade4
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Lesson Plan Grade 4
These lessons can be tailored to fit the needs of a particular class. The units of study match the NYS learning standards.
Teachers will: Share that bobsledding began in Albany, New York. Devon Harris and the bobsledding team are originally from Jamaica. On a Smartboard or LCD, display the at the geography of NY State, the geography Jamaica and end with the map of Calgary, list the physical differences and similarities among the lands based on their geographical locations. Click here for “NY & Jamaica map”
Students will: Describe the climate, the vegetation, animals indigenous of each location perhaps the hobbies, of the inhabitants of either area based on the location.
Students can use magazines and other items to fill in a map of either Jamaica or New York State. For example, New York is known for the Adirondack Mountains and apple orchards. Jamaica is a climate hot, dozens of beaches. Click here for reproducible
Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park in Jamaica is a site of particularly high biological diversity and is an important center for plants that are native only to Jamaica.
The Adirondack Mountains are a mountain range located in the northeastern part of New York where the habitat of the animals and plant life depends a great deal on the environment. Click here for images
Teachers will: Display the images embedded, so that students can describe the observable characteristics as a whole group.
Student will: Research one organism that can survive in either its habitat, based on geography. This information can be presented in a PowerPoint to further increase student experience with using technology to publish. Click here for student planning page