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New This Week: FutureFit Projects and Lessons From Blick Art Materials

  • Topics : What's New

Our latest updates for the week of August 27, 2017

This week, we're sharing our new FutureFit Projects, which incorporate social-emotional, real-world, and college- and career-readiness skills into core curriculum through our FutureFit skill set.

In updates outside the realm of FutureFit, we've also added three lesson plans from Blick Art Materials.

New This Week

FutureFit Projects:

Spin Factory - Design a Fidget Device

First up is a project-based lesson covering measurement and conversion of measurements. It is designed to reinforce core math subject material while also incorporating social-emotional learning and character education skills and concepts.

  • Grade: 4
  • Subjects: Mathematics | Measurement | Money

Nepal Gorkha Earthquake

Our next project-based lesson covers the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal. It is designed to reinforce core science subject material while also incorporating social-emotional learning and character education skills and concepts.

  • Grades: 6, 7, 8
  • Subjects: Science | Earth Science | Geology | Earthquakes

FutureFit Project: States of Matter — What Happens If I...?

This project-based lesson teaches students about states of matter—gases, liquids, and solids. It is designed to reinforce core science subject material while also incorporating social-emotional learning and character education skills and concepts.

  • Grade: 2
  • Subjects: Science | Energy and Matter

FutureFit Project: Hurry to My Habitat — Biomes and Animal Habitats

This project-based lesson focuses on animal habitats in biomes. It is designed to reinforce core science subject material while also incorporating social-emotional learning and character education skills and concepts.

  • Grades: 1, 2
  • Subjects: Science | Environmental Science | Habitats and Ecosystems
More FutureFit:

Check out our latest blog post to learn more about how FutureFit can make a positive impact on your students and your teaching.

Lessons From Blick Art Materials:

Selfies (Exactly Where I Want to Be)

Put kids' penchant for selfies to good use! This activity has students draw themselves into a scene depicting their favorite place.

  • Grades: K-8
  • Subjects: Art, Music and Drama

Little Graffiti Village

Explore the impacts of urban renewal and public art on a community in Mexico. Then, have students create their own mini-village of brightly colored houses.

  • Grades: 3-8
  • Subjects: Art, Music and Drama | Arts and Crafts | Art and Culture

 

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