Signs and Symbols Lesson Plan

Signs and Symbols Lesson Plan

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SIGNS AND SYMBOLS LESSON PLAN

This page is a free-shared lesson plan archive for teaching all educational subjects within the context and theme of “Signs and Symbols”. 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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ARTS AND TRADES

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TEACHING ARTS AND TRADES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SIGNS AND SYMBOLS: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WORKS OF ART; WHAT DO ARTISTS EXPRESS IN THEIR WORKS, ELEMENTS OF DIFFERENT EPOCHS IN ARTS, THEIR SYMBOLISM, ETC.

 Teaching Arts in the Context of Signs and Symbols The Arts

  • Invent a secret code and write a secret agent’s letter to your friend; use pictures also
  • Organize a dance competition between 2 or more teams that are supposed in turns to demonstrate a dance that would convey a certain message, and the other team(s) should guess what the dance means
  • Stage a shadow play
  • By ear, write down the notes for a piece of music you are listening to
  • Draw an artistic representation of a musical piece using a different color or symbol for each instrument
  • Choose 5 different spheres of life – create & explain a photo gallery of 20+ signs/symbols for each
  • Stage a performance that would contain 3 different time periods and include distinctive signs of each of them
  • Analyzing ancient signs on relics and write a research paper on the topic “Language of ancient arts” (or suggest your own topic)
  • Research the signs and symbology of 3 or more ancient cultures and create and explain an artistic piece representing a new culture that is a combination of them. As a bonus, explain how these cultures could have come together to create this new culture
 Teaching Trades in the Context of Signs and Symbols Trades

  • Create symbols for your top 20 trades
  • Create a presentation of the top 10 symbols associated with 5 different trades
  • Use paper maché, sewing, pottery, etc. to create and explain a comprehensive “family crest” representing your family’s and your top 10 values/priorities
  • Pick a group of related professions (health, home, public service, building etc) to research and explain 100 symbols for that topic
  • Explore signs, symbols, and designs in a design related trade like graphic design, landscaping, bricklaying, quilting, etc. and create and explain the usefulness of a unique symbol set of your own for it
  • Create a set of useful signs for an advanced trade like jeweler, pastry chef, glass blower, machinist, farmer, etc. and explain how their widespread adoption could benefit this profession
  • Create new custom icons for all trades on the Arts and Trades Molecule – choices should be self-explanatory
  • Pick a profession that inspires you – create a life plan for how you would establish yourself and this profession as a symbol to inspire others (world class yo-yo etc)
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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 SIGNS AND SYMBOLS: THE MEANING/ MEANINGS ON DIFFERENT LANGUAGE LEVELS (PHONEMES, LEXEMES, PHRASES, SENTENCES, TEXTS, HYPERTEXTS, ETC.)

 Teaching English in the Context of Signs and Symbols
  • Find pictures to represent 30 onomatopoeias
  • FInd 5 words which would have same word but different words (5 homonyms)
  • Develop and explain a mind map of images around a word and ones related to it
  • Write a piece of literature of the genre you like, the plot of which would include 7 different types of signs (e.g. traffic signs, vital signs, etc.)
  • Choose one word and write a 5 page paper explaining the history of it, including why it is the symbol for what it represents, and explaining any historical reasons of any changes the word has gone through over time
  • Choose 5 literary works of different periods, compare and contrast the symbolism within them and how it helps to define the plot and the literary value of the book
  • Write a thesis-level paper on the connection between signs and their meanings on all language levels (phonetic, lexical, and syntactical (the level of texts and hypertexts))
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HEALTH

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TEACHING HEALTH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SIGNS AND SYMBOLS: BODILY REACTIONS AS SIGNS OF MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL PROCESSES, ETC.

 Teaching Health in the Context of Signs and Symbols
  • Draw a picture artistically presenting the signs of a healthy person
  • Create something that includes 10 symbols of health for you and spend time engaging in and journaling about it every day for a week – share your results
  • Identify 30 common signs for the health industry and make your best guess on why they were chosen, then see what research shows you about them
  • Interview 10 people and find 10 signs of healthy relationships, add your ideas, share conclusions
  • Make a presentation about external signs of all the major systems of the human body (e.g. a healthy tongue as a sign of healthy bowels, etc.)
  • Create an improvement process for one of the above systems and use and create a symbolical chart of the signs of improvement for that system to see what improvements do or do not occur 
  • Write an encompassing research paper on all the signs of healthy and happy people in 10 different historical periods and/or different cultures
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MATH

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TEACHING MATH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SIGNS AND SYMBOLS: IDENTIFYING, MEASURING, AND COMPARING THE SHAPES AND GEOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF SIGNS; CREATING GEOMETRIC CONSTRUCTIONS AND FINDING THE OPTIMAL USE OF ROUNDABOUTS AND CONTROL SIGNS

 Teaching Math in the Context of Signs and Symbols
  • Identify and compare the shapes of different signs (traffic signs, computer icons, math symbols, etc)
  • Measure the geometric properties (perimeter, area, angles, etc) of different signs and symbols
  • Analyze different signs and symbols to categorize them based on their geometric properties?
  • Explore and explain the different signs and symbols on a scientific calculator or math application
  • Use a compass and straightedge to create geometric constructions of different signs and symbols
  • Find the optimal decisions given basic economic signals (supply, demand, utility, elasticity, etc)
  • Create a general traffic model to determine the optimal use of roundabouts and control signs
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SCIENCE

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TEACHING SCIENCE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SIGNS AND SYMBOLS: MAIN SIGNS AND THEIR MEANING IN PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, ETC.

 Teaching Life Sciences in the Context of Signs and Symbols Life Sciences

  • Talk about the signs of telling a healthy plant from an unhealthy plant
  • Talk about the signs of telling a healthy animal from an unhealthy animal
  • Observe nature and create a journal of natural signs that predict weather
  • Compare and contrast the signs of symbiotic versus parasitic relationships in 5 very different types of creatures
  • Analyzing 10 varieties of plants, and 20 different types of animals, list the signs that you can use to tell how to classify them
  • Make a presentation on the signs of a healthy ecosystem and how to improve them
  • Choose 10 varieties of life that live in different climatic zones and identify at least 10 adaptations each has to the specific environment. Compare & contrast with similar species in different climatic zones 
  • Choose 25 countries, define what plants & animals are symbol(s) of each country, give reasons why and explain in terms of ethnobotany the use of each plant within the culture it represents
 Teaching Physical Sciences in the Context of Signs and Symbols Physical Sciences

  • Explore & explain what the signs & symbols on different electronic & household devices mean
  • Identify 20+ signs of chemical reactions that happen in everyday life (e.g. oxidation, digestion etc)
  • Identify elements/chemicals by the signs of a reaction between them (chemical change of some kind)
  • Study the signs of the periodic table, write equations for the creation of 25 organic and 25 non-organic acids and 25 alkalis
  • Make a circuitry design for an apartment/ house/machine using electrical symbology
  • Write chemical formulae for 50 compositions you deal with on a regular basis (e.g. glass, plastic bag, etc.) Compare ones that are similar and identify what most affected the differences in end results
  • Write a college level paper on the signs & symbols in physics and their function in the body of physics
  • Make the calculations by hand for a complex physics event
 Teaching Earth Sciences in the Context of Signs and Symbols Earth Sciences

  • Choose 10 natural phenomena and draw the symbols for them (e.g. clouds = water vapor in air, etc.)
  • Create a register of natural signs that help to predict weather in different seasons (e.g. plenty of rain in May is the sign of good harvest of wheat in fall)
  • Create and explain a mindmap of symbols representing a specific whether or earth science event
  • Identify 5 types of soil and the signs that soil is healthy for the plants suitable for it, and identify the signs of health/lack of health for plants in growing in these soils. Bonus: grow different plants in these different soils and document your observations
  • Make a presentation on earth science symbology/meanings for 10 unique cultures around the world (moon cycles, etc.)
  • Make an earth science molecule of 100+ different things in that category, and list 5 signs for each one that helps you identify it (ex- minerals, rocks, weather, moon influence)
  • Create a manual/website/etc. on the main signs and prediction of earth processes (e.g. volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, mountains formations, etc.)
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SOCIAL SCIENCES

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TEACHING SOCIAL SCIENCES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SIGNS AND SYMBOLS: EXPLORATION AND EXPLANATION OF THE SIGNS AND SYMBOLS OF DIFFERENT CULTURES AND TIMES IN DIFFERENT SPHERES OF LIFE

 Teaching Social Sciences in the Context of Signs and Symbols
  • Analyze the body language of 10 people to determine their most common postures, gestures, and facial expressions
  • Draw 3 different types of maps of the territory you are living in, using a minimum of 10 different map symbols on each
  • Explore maps from 5 different cultures and explore their symbols – identify and explain subtle and distinct differences
  • Identify 30+ signs and symbols that are not used in your culture, from a culture outside of your own, and make a speech on what you learned
  • Make a presentation of clothing of different countries/areas/etc. defining the territory by the patterns, texture, embroidery, style and other signs
  • Explore and explain the signs of prosperity in significantly different cultures and create a presentation to share your findings using the cultural symbols for prosperity you researched
  • Research early writings, icons, imagery, and symbolism of ancient and existing civilizations, write a paper on their meaning, similarities and differences, and their significance for the history of mankind and our modern world
Teaching Foreign Languages in the Context of Signs and Symbols Foreign Languages 
(Each of the following is to be completed in the foreign language(s) being studied)

  • Pick a different culture and identify their street signs and what they mean and what they say
  • Create a card game where people would have to find appropriate letter combinations for the given sounds and vice versa
  • Draw and label all the street signs from an additional culture
  • Pick 3 professions and 15 signs for each and label them in a foreign language
  • Explain the signs of morning, afternoon, and evening weather in spring, summer, fall, and winter
  • Give a presentation in a foreign language on the signs of that culture
  • Explain 3 grammar rules to your fellow student using signs
  • Write a college level paper in a language other than your own and compare and contrast the signs, letters, and symbols within it to 3 associated/similar languages
  • Define the signs of eloquence reading the bios of famous successful public speakers and make your own speech on a humorous topic based on these principles
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TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

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TEACHING TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SIGNS AND SYMBOLS: THE USAGE, EXPLORATION, AND PROGRAMMING OF DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS FOR WORKING WITH SIGNS AND SYMBOLS

 Teaching Technology in the Context of Signs and Symbols Technology

  • Find and use an application to identify common signs and symbols
  • Use a graphics program to create common signs and symbols
  • Explore and explain application icons (such as Office, Photoshop, Visual Studio, etc)
  • Program an application or website that draws common signs and symbols
  • Program an application with a graphical user interface that animates bouncing signs within a container window
  • Create a new user interface for an existing application that improves on its intuitiveness and usability
  • Program an algorithm that identifies shapes, signs, and symbols in image files
 Teaching Innovation in the Context of Signs and Symbols Innovation

  • Guess and provide an explanation for why you think signs and symbols look the way they do
  • Create a new sign or symbol and explain its benefit and usefulness
  • Analyze your own signs, gestures, and facial expressions that you use when you communicate
  • Compare the attributes of the same sign across multiple cultures and draw inferences
  • Analyze the signs, symbols, and colors used in a culture and how they’ve changed over time
  • Analyze the signs and symbology used in logos, marketing, and other forms of advertisement
  • Create a new trend (fashion, food, music, etc) and create a strategy to make it a success
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TEACHING VALUES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SIGNS AND SYMBOLS: SIGNS OF HAVING A CERTAIN VALUE SET, WAYS TO UNDERSTAND THE VALUES OF OTHER PEOPLE, ETC.

 Teaching Values in the Context of Signs and Symbols
  • Choose 15 values you think are important and draw a symbol that best represents that for you
  • Think of 5 different signs of appreciation and demonstrate them
  • Interview ten people you know on their top 10 values and the sign/symbol they best think represents each one
  • In a role-play, demonstrate the signs of 10 different things that are important to you
  • Choose 50 values from the list below the values molecule (without looking at the pictures) and assign a symbol for each one that you feel best represents it. Interview 10 people from a wide range of ages (adults and children) and ask them what they think each of your symbols represents
  • Pick 10 values you would like to see more of in your environment, choose a symbol for each and strategically place them around your environment and see what impact this has on others, if any, and report on your strategy and results
  • Create your own values molecule of 100 values most important to you
  • Choose your top 10 values and find the 5 public figures that best fit your values and define & explain the signs and/or features of why their values align with yours, and see how those values are also realized in your own life and what you can learn from those individuals to increase them even more
  • Create a mindmap for your 10 highest values and create a mindmap on strategies for how to focus on and increase them in your life
  • Study the economy, culture, government, etc. of your country/community (family); what are the signs of interconnectedness within those systems?
  • Pick a value you would like to see more of in the world and create and launch a strategy for implementing a solution (website/organization/program etc)
  • Write a college paper on the signs and symbols of how corporate cultures/businesses differentiate their values in the workplace and marketplace 
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