Teach 21: Science and Art – Field Journaling
Comparing and Contrasting in the Great Outdoors – This lesson introduces students to field journaling, an interdisciplinary approach to science, art, and language arts. Students will find two specimens of the same species, branches, flowers, leaves, rocks, etc.; draw them side by side; and delve into the incredible variety of things to observe and through field journaling, movie making and audio casting (VoiceThread). (Subject Area: English Language Arts, Science, Art, Media Literacy;Grade Level: 4th)
About Teach 21 – Advancing Network Uses Grant: This project is funded by the state’s K12 High Speed Network (http://k12hsn.org) for the purpose of providing educators across the state with a vision for the meaningful integration of technology into the core curriculum and reinforcing 21st Century Learning Skills.
The lesson Wiki includes the objectives, procedures, standards alignment (both state and national), materials, and links to additional resources. The lesson includes this 2-3 minute video clip with teacher interview, student interviews and a snapshot of what the lesson actually “looked like” in the classroom.
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