|Language Arts and Science Lesson Plans|
Interdisciplinary Lesson Plans - Grades 5-8
by Mary Paley, Kamila Smith, Kara Ford, and Neil Shapiro,
Philip Livingston Magnet Academy in Albany, New York
The result of a collaboration between four middle school teachers, these lesson plans are designed to be used either for an interdisciplinary activity, or for separate science and language arts projects. After making new animals, students will write stories, poems, persuasive essays, or field reports about them, based on their research into the characteristics of the real animals that make up their new creatures.
To read work written by seventh grade students using the interdisciplinary lesson plans, visit Seven Poems and a Story.
Creative Writing - Grades 2-4
Science - Grades 2-4
|Art Lesson Plans|
|Medieval Art Mixed Breed Animals Lesson Plan - Grades 3-6
by Linda Woods, St. John's Lower School in Houston, Texas
To see drawings created by fifth grade students using the lesson plan, visit the slideshow Mixed Breed Animals.
|These fun, guided activities will teach your students how to make and name animals in Switch Zoo; write stories, poems, persuasive essays, or field reports about them; and explore the creative possibilities of making music from sampled sounds.
Make New Animals
Join this field trip for a tour of Switch Zoo and learn how to make and name new animals.
Creative Writing Field Trip to Switch Zoo