Teachers' Resources for
"Herd of Elephants?" Part 2

Lessons and Activities for Teachers Using Maggie's "Herd of Elephants?" Part 2 Adventure in the Classroom

 
Educational Framework for "Herd of Elephants?" Part 2
   
Integrated Author Study
A complete guide on how to conduct an author study along with an array of specific ideas and suggested books. Printable appendices are sure to be a favorite for busy teachers! Verna Aardema’s books are featured and multi-disciplinary extensions are offered.
Math
3+3 = Six Incredible Problem Solving Activities
Your pre-multiplication students will understand this higher level math skill when they explore these problems!
Baobab Tree Math
An intermediate problem solving activity that’s great for math journaling and cooperative work!
Three Intermediate Level Problem Solving Activities Based On Fibronacci Numbers!
Show your students the power of patterning – this number pattern is found everywhere!
Put Patterns To Work For You!
Show your students how multiplication and division patterns will help them check their calculations.
Help Maggie Rebuild Her Plane
Students will explore geometric principles in this group problem solving activity – introduce this activity and they’ll be sure to thank you for making math fun!
Conversion Chart
Give your students practice in converting metric measurement to the English system and vice versa using these practical animal facts.
Explore the concept of symmetry – use real-life math skills to complete a class art project. Great activity to show kids the power of math.
African Recipes
Yummy food to prepare along with suggested math journaling.

Science
 
Home, Sweet Home
Primary level activities to illustrate a tree’s importance.
Classify It!
Develop primary students’ classification and reasoning skills.
The Classification System
It’s here…seven easy to read articles for your upper elementary/intermediate level students explaining Carolus Linnaeus’ scientific method for classifying living things. Print the articles for your class to read then do the follow-up activities designed to illustrate key concepts!
Patterns: Math in Nature
Show your students how patterning is an integral part of living things!

Social Studies
 
Chameleon Feelings...Human Feelings
This colorful activity, which would work nicely as homework, can be used for class meetings where peer and social issues are discussed.
Models of Leadership
This article and activity shows your students how members of the Zulu nation train future leaders!

Language Arts
 
Zulu Folktale Unit
11 Fabulous Tales from a Southern African village – told by members of the Zulu tribe. We’ve included many follow-up activities designed to enhance cultural awareness, encourage personal growth, and develop expressive language skills.
 
Write Your Own Guidebook
Encourage the development of nonfiction writing skills as students transform scientific facts into clear guidebook entries.
Cultural Arts
Chameleon Feelings…Human Feelings
The talking chameleons and the subsequent follow-up activity, which would work nicely as homework, can be used for class meetings where peer and social issues are discussed.
Explore the concept of symmetry – use real-life math skills to complete a class art project. Great activity to show kids the power of math.
Camouflage Drawing
Illustrate nature’s protection system with this fun art project!
African Recipes
Yummy food to prepare along with suggested math journaling.
Suggested Reading and Follow-Up Activities
Books to Read and Share
Correlated Activities for Tree of Life
Lots of suggested activities from various disciplines to enhance the concepts presented in this story.
Words Within Words for Tree of Life
A fun puzzle-like activity sheet for those extra minutes
Suggested Poetry
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