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Learning Activities (2) Building blocks of a lesson plan that include before, during, and after strategies to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill.


ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] WH8 (8) 8 :
8 ) Describe the development of a classical civilization in India and China.

Examples: India—religions, arts and literature, philosophies, empires, caste system

China—religions, politics, centrality of the family, Zhou and Han Dynasties, inventions, economic impact of the Silk Road and European trade, dynastic transitions

•  Identifying the effect of monsoons on India
•  Identifying landforms and climate regions of China
Example: marking landforms and climate regions of China on a map

Subject: Social Studies (8)
Title: What Everyone Needs to Know about Climate and Geography in India
Description:

This learning activity should be used during a lesson on the climate and geography of India and the effects this had on the development of the region. The students will watch an informative and interactive video from Edpuzzle on the climate and geography of India.  The video will pause at various times to allow students to answer comprehension questions about the video's content.  After watching the video, the class will participate in a whole class discussion on how the rivers, deserts, monsoons, and mountains had an impact on the development of India.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX  Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] WH8 (8) 8 :
8 ) Describe the development of a classical civilization in India and China.

Examples: India—religions, arts and literature, philosophies, empires, caste system

China—religions, politics, centrality of the family, Zhou and Han Dynasties, inventions, economic impact of the Silk Road and European trade, dynastic transitions

•  Identifying the effect of monsoons on India
•  Identifying landforms and climate regions of China
Example: marking landforms and climate regions of China on a map

[ARTS] DAN (8) 7 :
7) Sculpt the body in space and design body shapes in relation to other dancers, objects, and environment, using kinetic sense during complex floor and air patterns.

Example: Mirroring.

[ARTS] MUS (8) 1 :
1) Generate rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic phrases and harmonic accompaniments within expanded forms, including introductions, transitions, and codas, that convey expressive intent.

Subject: Social Studies (8), Arts Education (8)
Title: World History Vocabulary Flashmob
Description:

Students will make artistic choices in movement and vocalizations to connect and share the essential vocabulary in describing the beginning of civilization in the Indus River Valley as a "flashmob" for other students within their school. Through this method, teachers will front load tier three vocabulary instruction to support literacy in reading informational text. 

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




ALEX Learning Activities: 2

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