Do you believe in life on other planets? Have students separate into teams of 2 or 3. Assign them a stance (affirmative or negative). Work together to create arguments to support their stance. Present ideas to the class. Discuss.
Compare and Contrast-
Materials: Computers, paper
Research and read about mastodons.
Make a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting a mastodon to a modern day elephant.
Discuss- Why do you think mastodons became extinct? Do you think this will ever happen to elephants? Why or why not?
Project idea: Treasure Map
Read The Lost Treasure of Captain Kidd, by Peter Lourie.
What literary elements make this book historical fiction?
Make a treasure map, based on the ideas presented in the book, depicting where Captain Kidd’s treasure is hidden. Include a key.