Brief Description: Students will research the revival of Maine’s Fiber industry with the establishment of small farms and mills. Using a map of Maine students will use computers to visit specific web-sites to learn about modern Maine fiber production.
Download This Lesson:
Stitches and Stories Background
Activity: Traditional Rug Hooking
Rubrics for Assessment
Ideas for Alignment
Brief Description: Students will learn how early Maine families used worn out or outgrown clothing to make quilts, rugs and other useful items. Both boys and girls learned to sew. Students will research early samplers and rugs and make a basic rug using early techniques.
Brief Description: Students will learn about early trappers and traders and their role in the development of North America. These Europeans used the available resources to survive and flourish. Students will be involved in research to produce a report or art project, as well as the finger crochet project.
Download This Lesson: Sharing the Planet
Brief Description: Students will be able to identify some of the important roles insects play on the earth as well as identify insects that are harmful and helpful to the environment. Students will be able to graph the different types of insects and play games using a bingo board.
Download This Lesson: Hygiene for Horror
Brief Description: Students will understand cause and effect as well as comparing and contrasting in this lesson and by the end will be able to draw conclusions. Students will learn what contributes to the spread of infectious disease and how pest management can control the spread of infectious disease.
Download This Lesson: A Pest by Any Other Name
Brief Description: Students use critical thinking skills and conduct research on alternative methods to pest management. They will observe, graph, and interpret data while learning the role that insects play in nature. Students will also compare pests that are harmful and pests that are helpful.
Download This Lesson: Presto, Changeo
Brief Description: Students will learn about the importance of green plants and the process of photosynthesis. They will learn new vocabulary and do experiments to test their hypotheses using plants. Students will also be able to act out and present the steps of Photosynthesis.
Download This Lesson: Extreme Makeover
Brief Description: Students will research a topic by using multiple sources as well as mathematical functions, comparing and contrasting, and following verbal directions. Students will learn and understand the concept of life cycles, and recognize the similarities and differences in living organisms regarding their life stages and spans.
Download This Lesson: Everybody Is Somebody’s Lunch
Brief Description: Students will research, observe, compare and contrast, and discuss the food chain and how pest management can affect them. They will determine how living things are connected and in what ways as well as the overlap of different food chains and webs.