Fall Lesson Plan

Fall Lesson Plan

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FALL LESSON PLAN

This page is a free-shared lesson plan archive for teaching all educational subjects within the context and theme of “Fall”. It is purposed for use in community education environments, homeschool environments, traditional schooling environments, or as a supplemental and fun addition to any education program. As part of the complete Education for Life Program, this lesson plan is specifically designed to work in conjunction with the other components: Foundations of Teaching, Curriculum, Teaching Strategies, Learning Tools and Toys, Evaluation Model, and The Ultimate Classroom. If you’d like to learn how all these components work together, click hereClick here for the specifics focused on just using the lesson plans:

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The One Community lesson plans are intentionally designed for use in ANY educational environment and with ALL educational, cultural, religious/spiritual, and philosophical approaches to teaching and learning. They are designed without an ideological approach and specifically so they can be adapted to include the views, preferences, methodologies, and/or ideologies preferred by different parents and teachers.

For maximum flexibility and adaptation, they are also designed to be combined to teach multiple subjects at the same time. Doing this increases the creativity, effectiveness, and fun of your learning environment. Once we are on the property and operating our version of the complete school and Education for Life program, we will be adding video examples of how to combine the lessons. In the meantime, visit the Teaching Strategies page for a list of suggestions. 

ARTS AND TRADES

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TEACHING ARTS AND TRADES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF FALL

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The Arts

  • Go into the forest, or any other environment with some nature, and collect one or more items that represents Fall to you. Make a piece of art* with what you have found (e.g. pasting on a piece of paper, coloring with paint, hanging on a string).
  • Make a picture book* about Fall.
  • Create a collage* that represent Fall and display it in a community location.
  • Write a short skit* related to Fall and perform it in front of an audience.
  • Create puppets* wearing Fall clothing and present a puppet theater performance in front of an audience.
  • Using recycled materials such as unmatched scarfs and old t-shirts, create a scarf, quilt, or other item* used during the Fall season, researching tutorials online as needed.
  • Using Fall as an inspiration, create a pattern* for others to create a finished piece of clothing. Make a finished example with your pattern instructions and open source the item.

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Trades

  • Learn to make a soup* using one or more vegetables that are in season (Fall vegetables).
  • Make an instrument*, such as shaker or drum, with things you can find in the forest or supermarket in Fall.
  • Carve* a pumpkin or similar vegetable which is only available in the Fall.
  • Learn to bake something* using the theme of Fall, use vegetables or fruits available in the Fall, or both. Create and write down your own recipe, and free share it.
  • Learn which fruits and vegetables are harvested in Fall, and then go to some orchards and farms, and with permission, experience harvesting. Create a cornucopia* and invite others to share in your personal harvest.
  • Using natural items found in the Fall, and other natural ingredients, create a line of natural home and/or beauty items* (e.g. dish detergent, face mask). Try your line and invite others to try, too.
  • Go to the shopping mall or main street, and look at the Fall-themed items and statements stores use to try to sell their products (e.g. halloween theme). Do some research on creating window displays and then make one or more of your windows into a welcoming, Fall-themed display*.
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* Please note that anything with an asterisk is just a suggestion. The diversity of options with asterisks are interchangeable and purposed to stimulate your own ideas. Any one of these suggestions could be replaced with a written paper, any form of art project (drawing, painting, music, paper mache, clay, wood, knitting/embroidery, metals, etc. etc.), an experiment, a presentation, a mindmap, a computer program, a web design project, a piece of poetry or a song, an interpretive dance or play, a group project, or anything else. What we feel is most important is that both the Learner and the Teacher agree on an exercise/activity they both feel would be maximally engaging, fun, and effective. If you come up with an idea we haven’t already thought of, please share it with us.

ENGLISH

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Note: Any language can be substituted for English. The subject is listed here as “English” because that is the primary language of most of the people on the team, and the official language of the country we’re building our initial location in.  

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TEACHING ENGLISH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF FALL

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  • Find 8 words* that you feel describe something about the Fall season.
  • Choose your favorite short story about Fall, and choose your favorite dialogue or section to read aloud to others. Then talk about* why that was your favorite.
  • Write a paragraph or more* to describe something about the season, Fall. Use a thesaurus to include 3 different words to say the same thing, writing one of your sentences 3 different ways.
  • Write a 800 to 1000 word piece of fiction* that takes place in the Fall, using aspects of the season within the story.
  • Choose at least five different classical poems about Autumn. Write an analysis* of these poems, in terms of structural features and other characteristics of poetry.
  • Research Fall as it is described in a variety of sociolinguistic ways. Identify any language variations due to class aspiration, gender, age and any other cultural characteristics you notice. Open source a report on your findings.*
  • Using your advance knowledge of literary criticism, write a critical review* of a literary work that takes place mainly in the Fall. Open source and free share your review.
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HEALTH

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TEACHING HEALTH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF FALL

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  • In Chinese medicine, it is especially important to keep one’s belly warm during Fall. Take note of what you have been wearing outdoors and to bed, and think about whether or not you and your belly have been warm enough.
  • List 5 hot beverages and soups you or those around you drink in the Fall. Research why it is beneficial to drink hot beverages and soups, especially when it is cooler outside.
  • In Fall, leaves fall to the ground, and when damp, these leaves can harbor molds. Create a mind map* showing some allergic reactions that these damp leaves can cause.
  • Learn about the core body temperature of humans and the range from hypothermia to fever. Create a visual display* that includes a graph showing this range, an explanation of the regulation of body temperature, and an explanation of hypothermia and fever and how to prevent these in the Fall.
  • Research the need to first get in shape, warming up and take it easy before carrying out physically demanding activities associated with Fall (hiking, raking leaves, etc.). Write a report*, include the consequences of not following this advice and statistics.
  • Research some superfoods recommended for Fall and write an essay* exploring these. If possible, try some of them and include any observations in your essay.
  • Learn about how our skin and its needs change in the Fall and how we should better take care of our skin during this season.
  • Autumn is the start of the flu season. Write an essay* about the flu and the crisis in antibiotic resistance.
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MATH

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TEACHING MATH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF FALL

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  • Create a picture* of a jack-o’-lantern on paper. Using geometrical shapes you cut out or by drawing shapes, name all the shapes used in your picture.
  • Find out what a Harvest Moon is. Then, find out the angles at which the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon are positioned at during the Harvest Moon. Create a report* on 3-5 different things that the Harvest Moon effects..
  • Using graph paper, draw the x-axis and y-axis, and then draw a pumpkin, jack-o’-lantern or other Fall-themed vegetable in the picture. Choose 10 or more points on your drawing, and write out the x,y coordinates for each point.
  • On the Autumn Equinox, the sun shines directly at the equator, causing the northern and southern hemispheres to both get 12 hours of daylight. Calculate the ratio of sunlight in both hemispheres. Using data available on the Internet, find out the same information (ratios) for the Spring Equinox, Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice, and create a table* to display this.
  • Use trigonometry to calculate* the daylight hours in 10 different cities at various latitudes on the Autumn Equinox.
  • Understand the basic astronomical equations and use them to explain the Autumn Equinox and associated phenomena. Do a podcast* showing your knowledge.
  • Write and open source publish an in-depth report* showing your understanding of and ability to use applied mathematics within astronomy, especially that associated with the season, Fall.
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SCIENCE

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TEACHING SCIENCE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF FALL

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Life Sciences

  • Collect pictures of three or more vegetables that one can grow in Fall. Create a collage* and label each vegetable.
  • Create a list of 10 or more insects that like to move indoors in the Fall and write a paragraph or more* about this phenomenon in general.
  • Create a list of 10 or more birds that migrate to warmer climates in the Fall and write a paragraph or more* about this phenomenon in general.
  • Find out why leaves turn colors in the Fall in areas with cooler climates, and create a visual display* explaining various pigments.
  • Explain autumnal dormancy in insects. Create a 2 to 5 page report* explaining this topic and giving some examples of insects that go through autumnal dormancy.
  • Create a presentation* on how Fall affects some animals living in higher latitudes, including their reproduction. Choose one particular animal or a group of animals to discuss more in-depth, and create a report*.
  • Create a video presentation* explaining photoperiodism and how it works. Discuss in more depth some short-day plants that bloom in the Fall.
  • Write and publish an essay* about animal migration in Fall, including how animals prepare for migration and how they navigate along the way. Choose a group or specific animal to focus on and discuss in more detail (e.g. birds, fish or marine mammals).
  • Write a pamphlet* explaining the biology behind seasonal affective disorder and how the onset of the Fall triggers this. Offer several suggestions on how to offset this reaction.

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Physical Sciences

  • Think of 3-5+ materials that are generally worn in Fall more than other seasons. Create a collage* of four materials and see if other people can guess what they are.
  • Explore the sun’s path across the sky where you live in a diagram, showing how it is different for different seasons. Write 2 paragraphs* explaining how/why you think this affects the amount of light received in the Fall.
  • Write a 2-5 page report* explaining salinity in bodies of water and how this changes in the Fall, using specific examples, such as lakes near where you live.
  • Create a visual project* showing atmospheric pressure and seasonal variations in atmospheric pressure, noting especially the difference between Fall-Winter and Spring-Summer.
  • In some areas, Fall is planting season. Do some research and locate a few places where that is true. Design a scientific investigation* of soil chemistry in locations where Fall is the planting season in comparison to other locations.
  • Make a presentation* that explains the seasons, especially Fall, using thermodynamics (heat transfer by radiation), to counter the idea that it is distance from the sun that produces the seasons. Include an explanation of why the Earth’s poles are so much colder than equatorial regions.
  • Explain the chemistry of the colors of fall leaves and create two presentations*, one explaining the phenomenon to those with college-leveled knowledge of chemistry and another to those who have just begun studying chemistry in high school.
  • Temperatures become cooler with the arrival of Fall. Create and open source an experiment* using applied physics to explain the heating and humidifying of indoor spaces and the need for these.

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Earth Sciences

  • Choose one country or area in which Fall is the best season to visit. Describe the weather there in the Fall.
  • What months is Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, and what months is Autumn in the Southern hemisphere. Use a map of the Earth’s position relative to the Sun to explain this.
  • Choose two countries or areas on Earth and write a compare/contrast essay* about their Fall weather (temperature, precipitation, humidity, etc.).
  • Create a map* that highlights at least five countries or areas which one would ideally not visit in the Fall. Use graphics on the map to show the reasons why, and write a brief essay* describing Fall weather in these areas.
  • Find out which areas of Earth are considered to not really have Fall and instead, have a more abrupt transition from summer to winter weather. Write a 3 to 5 page report* about these places and their climates.
  • Write an essay* exploring the connection between global cimate change and the increased risk of floods, forest fires and other weather- or climate-linked hazards, especially during the fall season.
  • Write an essay* exploring how climate change is predicted to result in more frequent droughts and cloud cover in some areas and the consequences of this for what we know as the Fall season.
  • Choose a topic from the Earth Science violet section of the molecule that relates to the season of Fall and write a lesson plan or textbook* for high school level students.
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SOCIAL SCIENCES

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TEACHING SOCIAL SCIENCES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF FALL

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  • Find pictures of Fall celebrations around the world and make a collage.*
  • List* five foods considered Fall foods in your culture or part of the world, and then list five foods of another culture. Research what accounts for similarities and differences.
  • Choose a culture different from your own, and then use pictures and text in a visual display* to compare how Autumn is celebrated in your culture and in the chosen culture (e.g. special festivals and traditions).
  • Write a 3 to 5 page essay* explore the mythology behind the season of Fall in at least three different cultures.
  • Make a short film* about the history of Fall or Autumn as a recognized season, including why there are two different names for this season in the English language. Research to see what other cultures have added Fall or Autumn as a season more recently, and which had Fall or Autumn as an original season. Open source your film.
  • School begins at different times in different countries. Do an investigation* on school year seasonal start times around the world. Write a 10 to 12 page report comparing this and explaining the differences in terms of history, culture and other aspects. Free share your findings.
  • Create a presentation* for elementary age students exploring the agricultural origins of various holidays and festivals that take place around the world during the Fall season. Explore similarities and differences and explain these within historical and cultural contexts.

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Foreign Languages 
(Each of the following is to be completed in the foreign language(s) being studied)

  • Learn five words for different concepts related to Fall.
  • Locate a children’s encyclopedia, online or in the library, and read at least one paragraph related to Fall. Copy the text by hand onto a sheet of paper, and then underline and learn any new words.
  • Read a fictional or non-fictional book at your current reading level which is related to Fall (set in the Fall, about Fall). Write a short summary*.
  • Write a poem related to the season, Fall.
  • Compose a new piece of literature at your current writing level about the season of Fall or set in that season.
  • Explore two or more pieces of literature at your current reading level either about the season of Fall or set in that season, and then write* a short essay comparing and contrasting the pieces.
  • Write an essay* on a topic related to Fall, or translate one you have already written into the language you are learning.
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TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

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TEACHING TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF FALL

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Technology

  • Learn to use a weather app or website and find out what the weather is going to be for at least one day in Fall.
  • Locate a heater or another device that starts being used in the Fall and think about how it works. Draw* a diagram of your idea.
  • Identify at least 3 simple machines in your daily living which you feel are used more in Fall and discuss* with someone why you think they may be used more in Fall.
  • Draw a diagram of the heating system of either your home or another building, and with the help of internet resources, figure out how it works.
  • Identify and create a list* of 15+ websites or resources that offer advice and how-to’s on getting a home ready for Fall weather. Publish the list for your community. heaters and heating systems and how to fix these issues.
  • Design a pamphlet* that gives helpful hints on how to prepare one’s home or another building in the Fall before winter arrives, focusing on using technology or machines. 
  • Choose at least 3 inventors from the technology section of the indigo portion of the molecule who made an impact on technology in the Fall/Autumn time of their lives. Write and open source a biographical essay about them.*
  • Write a report* about some of the latest advancements in energy or alternative energy, especially as related to heating systems. Then, design* an alternative energy heating system that will be efficient for homes using more heat in Fall.

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Innovation

  • Imagine walking in a forest full of leaves turning Fall colors or being at a festival that takes place in the Fall. Afterwards write down at least three words to describe what you imagined.
  • Go into a place in nature in the Fall and see what you notice. Note this down*.
  • Learn about some different reading strategies and see how they work for you, by reading some text about the season, Fall.
  • Research 3 to 5 motivational or psychological strategies for coping with the shortening of the daylight hours and write a page about each of them and the results others have had with them. Practice these strategies in Fall and journal the results.*
  • Research and make a video presentation* about spiritual leaders and others in the fall/autumn of their lives who are making a difference in the lives of others and changing the way we think of those in this season of their lives (e.g. Jim Morris, vegan bodybuilder). Free share it on the internet.
  • Research spiritual leaders and others in the fall/autumn of their lives who are making a difference in the lives of others and changing the way we think of those in this season of their lives (e.g. Jim Morris, vegan bodybuilder).
  • Write an article* about what various schools of spirituality or religions around the world say about how to enjoy the Fall/Autumn of life or cultivate oneself during this period. Include your view, after completing this research, and how it may affect your life view and plans for the future.
  • Design a program* for how to enjoy the Fall/Autumn of life and to cultivate oneself during this period. Implement your program with age appropriate members of your community and get feedback from them on the impact the program had/has in their lives.*
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VALUES

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TEACHING VALUES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF FALL

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  • Play* some games related to the season Fall.
  • Create a picture* that reflects any gratitude you feel for the Fall season.
  • With help, brainstorm* a few situations and ways you can show people in the fall of their lives that you care about them.
  • Draw a few cartoons* to illustrate how you should be polite towards people in the fall of their lives (e.g. letting them have your seat on the train). Put 2-3 these into practice* this week.
  • Research and create a list of some ways you can bring happiness into the lives of elderly relatives or even people you do not know. Put these into practice, and write a reflective piece* about the experience.
  • Design a plan* for younger people in your community to be more attentive to the people in your community who are in the Fall season of their lives. Develop a thesis* on what you believe the effect this plan would have on both populations.
  • Make a short film* about 10+ aspects people find valuable about the season of Fall. Open source it on the internet.
  • Write an essay* on the meaning of life for you and how you perceive the Autumn/Fall of life. How has this affected how you treat elderly people in general.
  • Compile some current research on caring for elderly persons, including those with Alzheimer’s, for example. Write a research paper* on how empathy, sympathy and compassion play a role for care givers of the elderly and how you and others/society can better support care givers. If possible, volunteer at an elderly person’s home or reach out to those you know who are caring for elderly relatives and include your research, experiences, and reflections in your paper.
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