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A series of historical illustrations by naturalist, Mark Catesby, will be used as a foundation for students to assess how adaptations contribute to a species ability to survive in a particular environment. more

Grade:
6
Subject:
Science, Visual & Performing Arts, Math, English Language Arts
Topic:
Critical thinking skills, Inquiry-Based Literacy, Reading - Informational Text, Scientists classify organisms, Writing
Subtopic:
Employ critical stance, Make conjectures and explore, Meaning and Context-Cite text evidence, Meaning and Context-Integrate information from diverse media/formats, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Introduce focused claim with organized reasons/evidence, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Introduce focused topic, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Support claims, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Use information from print/multimedia sources, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Use organizational structure, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Use precise language/domain-specific vocabulary, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Write argument text, Organize/categorize information
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

The student will explore and compare how individual elements influence the whole to create a new environment, specifically making the connections between bird migration and the development of the rice plantations and the transatlantic slave trade. more

Grade:
7, 8
Subject:
Social Studies
Topic:
Global Trade After 1600, Settlement
Subtopic:
Mercantilism and Capitalism, The Colonial Economy
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

Students will demonstrate observation skills by using the elements of art, while drawing an item from nature from three distances.
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Grade:
5
Subject:
Visual & Performing Arts, Science
Topic:
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Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

Students  will  identify and discuss Mark Catesby as an artist and recreate some of his artwork while analyzing the characteristics of the environment from his artwork.
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Grade:
3
Subject:
Visual & Performing Arts, Science
Topic:
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Subtopic:
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Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

Early American naturalists were both artists and scientists; they studied the movement of animals in their natural habitats to better understand their behavior and to document the diversity of life around them.  They kept journals, took notes and often made several different images of the same...more

Grade:
3
Subject:
Science
Topic:
Habitats affect the diversity of organisms
Subtopic:
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Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.