Michigan schools considering a fully integrated and aligned fine arts curriculum now have a new resource at their disposal. School leaders at Concord Academy Petoskey are assisting other Michigan charter schools in the alignment and mapping of fully integrated fine arts curricula, development of a high-quality, comprehensive Internet resource, and implementation of professional development programs for new and aspiring teachers.
Integrated Unit Study
Grade Range: Advanced 2nd-5th
____ Research and study as many types of dolphins as you can find.
____ List names and similarities and differences.
____ Draw world map and label locations of various dolphin species.
____ What kind of animal is a dolphin? List 5 qualities that prove this.
____ Sculpt model of a dolphin with clay or paper mache.
____ About how much does a dolphin weigh? What is the difference between a dolphin's weight and your weight?
____ Write to organizations dedicated to research and helping dolphins, such as the Cousteau Society. (They have a magazine called Dolphin Log.)
____ Listen to dolphin sounds. Write down what you hear as musical notes.
____ Write poems about dolphins after your study and observation.
____ Watch a video of dolphins swimming and then choreograph your own dance based on how they move.
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