Author Archives: Loryn

Lesson Plan: Making a Diseno (early Californian map)

This lesson plan is part of a program done at the San Leandro History Museum to teach students about the early California days.  I have changed the lesson so it will work in a classroom setting. Teacher: Loryn Aman Subject … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan: Poetry

Teacher: Loryn Aman Subject Area:  English and Literature Grade Level: Fifth Lesson Title:  Poetry Objectives: Students learn about writing their own poetry. Students learn how to write a poem of their own Students are able to identify various types of … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan: I am the King (or Queen)

This idea was found online and then adjusted.  The lesson I used for my idea can be found here: http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/ushistory/revolution.html  Teacher: Loryn Aman Subject Area:  History & Social Sciences Grade Level: Fifth Lesson Title:  I am the King (or Queen) … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan: Endangered Species

Teacher: Loryn Aman Subject Area:  Earth Sciences Grade Level: Sixth Lesson Title:  Endangered Species Objectives: Students gain a better understanding about the growing problem with endangered species. Learn about different animals that are extinct, endangered, or on the rise Learn … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan: Write an Extraordinary Biography

Teacher: Loryn Aman Subject Area:  History & Social Sciences Grade Level: Fifth Lesson Title:  Writing an Extraordinary Biography Objectives: Students learn the process writing a biography. Learn the process of interviewing someone and conducting research Learn how the process of … Continue reading

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Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution – Written by Laurie Halse Anderson and Illustrated by Matt Faulkner

Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution, Written by Laurie Halse Anderson and Illustrated by Matt Faulkner, 2008, New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 9780689858086. Age Range: 6-10 years. … Continue reading

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Snook Alone – Written by Marilyn Nelson and Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

Snook Alone, Written by Marilyn Nelson and Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering, 2010, Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. 9780763626679. Age Range: 7-10 years. Awards: Booklist Editor’s Choice: 2010, Bulletin Blue Ribbons: 2010, SLJ Best Books for Children: 2010. No Author Website. … Continue reading

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