will have a whale of a time
participating in this cross-curricular collaborative project.
in grades K- 4 (ages 6 - 9)
Classes will read a book (see suggested booklist) as a springboard for
an activity of their choice. The class may choose any project(s) to
share on the project website. Some ideas:
- Write & illustrate
whale poems or stories.
& contrast different kinds of whales using Kidspiration or Inspiration
(or your own venn diagram).
- Research and graph
the different sizes of whales.
- Create and photograph
whale dioramas or mobiles.
- Read about whales
in folklore history and write your own folktale about an imaginary
- Learn about environmental
damage to our oceans and how it effects marine life and specifically,
whales. Brainstorm solutions and write to lawmakers with these suggestions.
- Research threats
to marine wildlife and whales and create posters to educate others.
Photograph these for inclusion on the project site.
project begins on February 15, 2004. Materials are due by Earth Day
(April 22, 2004). The work will be published by April 30, 2004.
Your learning experience
can take place in the classroom, computer lab, media center, and even
it is an exciting topic and meets state and NETS standards. Even if
oceans and marine life are not part of your curriculum, this project
is a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day.
How: Send your
work to the project coordinators,
Susan Silverman, Pattie Knox and Linda Brandon via e-mail to email@example.com.
Include the following:
- a short introduction
to your work for others who may want to replicate what you have done
- up to 10 graphics
- your name, school,
grade level, town, website URL if you have one
a look at your project coordinators having a bit of fun whale riding!
Click on the whale.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.