Spring is the beautiful season that encompasses the three pleasant months of March, April and May. But, how well do your students know the popular season? Help them research and plan a calendar with the important festivals events in the three months. Encourage them to make a pictorial encyclopedia with their favorite spring festival.
Grade Level: 4 - 6th
Subject: Social Studies
Length of Time: About 45 Minutes
Objectives & Outcomes
Students will be able to make a spring calendar showing the months, holidays and other important events the season includes.
- blank calendar sheets
- large chart paper for bubble map
- internet/computer access for research
Opening to Lesson
- Begin by discussing the months of the year, followed by the seasons.
- When students mention Spring, write the season on the board and talk to them about the characteristic features of spring by brainstorming on the board, using a bubble map (new fruit, flowers, weather, harvesting).
Body of Lesson
- Divide the class into three groups, and assign each group March, April or May.
- Ask them to research the Internet on popular festivals and holidays they celebrate.
- Hand the groups a calendar and instruct them to mark the festivals and holidays on their respective dates on the calendar.
- Have students present their month to the class when finished.
- If students finish early, you can encourage them to select their favorite event and make a visual encyclopedia on it.
Assessment & Evaluation
Through guided questions, close monitoring and informal observation; the teacher will be able to assess student’s ability and understanding of the subject being introduced. Through individually assessing during independent practice and reviewing during guided practice the teacher will be able to evaluate students.
Modification & Differentiation
Some students may have trouble getting started. Provide those students with benchmark examples. In addition, you may also allow those students to brainstorm with a partner. Teacher can also simplify the steps while working with students in a small group or one-on-one setting.
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