Arts Integrated Lesson Plans

Defining Landscapes through Movement and Secret Room Books

Angel Armstrong, Tori Bates, Carrie Daulton, Krystal Holmes

Students will be able to identify the physical features of mountains, hills, lakes, and rivers.

Materials

Ben Q
You tube video
Index cards
Post it notes variety of colors
Markers
Chart paper
Computer lab
Recycled paper
Large watercolor paper
Glue
Wax paper
Brushes
Scissors
Matte board/cardboard
Rollers

Activities

Day 1
1. Show the word "landscape" and develop a student led definition.
2. Show video (tbd)
3. Redefine based on new knowledge.
4. Teacher will provide actual definition of each landscape.
5. Students will choose an index card with a specific landscape. They will silently move around to find matching teammates and form that landscape using body movement.

Day 2
1. Quick review of previous day
2. Get back into landscape group and brainstorm descriptive words based on senses. Example: what see, hear, feel, smell.
3. Students will have approximately 5 minutes to create word list. Each team will have their own post it note to record their words.
4. Students must have at least three words for each category.
5. Students will sort each word under the correct columns.

Day 3
1. Students will go to the computer lab to research their landscapes on Discovery Ed. They will validate senses and remove or add words as needed.
2. Share out what they have learned as whole group.

Day 4
Book planning/ production
1. Create the text based on: At the _______, I see ________, I hear ________, I feel _______, I smell ______
2. Follow lesson plan directions for design phase of secret room pop-up book. Instructions in Secret Room Pop-Up Books lesson plan by Peg Gignoux. Teacher will support students based on ability and need. Student leaders will work with groups to provide additional support.

Day 5: days as needed
Illustration phase

** share informance allowing students to walk through and view books**

Differentiation Approaches

1. Teacher will support students based on ability and need.
2. Student leaders will work with groups to provide additional support.

Assessment

Completed product and informal observation.

Follow Up and Extension Ideas

Students will create mini books based on information learned about landscapes.

Additional Details

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