All Lesson Plans

Complete Upgrade for an Elementary Source Book

Students will be able to re-write and re-format resource booklet pages at a higher level.

Compound Words and Earthquakes

Students will be able to build their vocabulary by constructing compound words. Examples include geography terms such as earthquake, seismology, and epicenter.

Conduct Your Own Oral History Project

In this unit for grade 8, students will research the experience of going to the movies by conducting background research on the moviegoing experience in the early 20th century and then conducting oral history interviews with contemporary student peers and with family and/or friends representative of older generations.

Cookie Excavation

Archaeologists use excavation to extract artifacts from the ground. This is extremely precise work due to the fact archaeology is a destructive process. Once the objects are removed from their place, any information associated with their location is lost unless it is recorded. Detailed notes must be kept of how the site is being excavated, what’s being found and where. Once the artifacts are taken from the ground, they cannot be put back. Archaeologists cannot know for sure what is under the ground before excavation, so they must plan to excavate slowly and carefully.

Cove Forest Student Worksheet

This document is a student worksheet designed to supplement the SC LIFE Program’s Virtual Field Trips into South Carolina’s Ecosystems. The virtual field trip is an interactive presentation covering cove forests in  South Carolina, including information about cove forests’ physical features, the species and varieties of animals and plants living within them, ecological issues, and environmental threats to cove forests. The student worksheet is a list of questions based on the virtual fieldtrip which recalls students’ retention of the concepts covered in the presentation. This resource also includes a teacher answer key for the student worksheet.

Cowpens National Battlefield (Unit One)

This is Unit 1 of an eight-unit curriculum guide that the National Park Service has developed for teachers and students in 3rd through 8th grades, as part of the Parks as Classrooms Program initiated in 1993. This unit is designed to accompany visits to and study of the Cowpens National Battlefield in South Carolina. In this unit, students will describe characteristics of a national park, discuss some of the problems and critical issues facing national parks, and analyze acquired information to write a persuasive proposal for setting aside an area as a national park.  Students will explain the concept of national parks and their roles as defined by Congress. Students will differentiate between national parks and state parks. Students will create an imaginary park and design management and interpretive goals. Students will explain the relationship between cooperating associations and national parks and solve math problems related to cooperating association job descriptions. Students will construct a budget and explain priorities in spending. Finally, students will analyze problems and perform basic addition and subtraction as well as figure percentages.

Crayon Trash Stash

Action for a cleaner tomorrow: A South Carolina Environmental Curriculum Supplement is an activity-based interdisciplinary curriculum supplement that can serve as a starting place for introducing basic environmental education in the classroom. In the lesson, students will: look at ways resources are wasted; and consider options to trashing their used, broken, worn out and unwanted items.

Create a Display

Students will learn to: 1) identify mollusks; 2) create a display; 3) research a particular species; and 4) present their findings.

Creating a Volunteer Flyer

The purpose of this activity is to get students to think critically about human-induced impacts on sea turtle populations and to consider ways to help citizens realize the extent of the problem and, more importantly, how they can help alleviate the threats.

Design an Upgrade for an Elementary Source Book

Students will be able to generate a series of research questions as part of a book upgrade.