Summer Lesson Plan

Summer Lesson Plan

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SUMMER LESSON PLAN

This page is a free-shared lesson plan archive for teaching all educational subjects within the context and theme of “Summer”. 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 SUMMER

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The Arts

  • Draw a picture* of a sunny summer day, and color it in with any type of medium (crayons, paints, markers, for example) you wish that most reminds you of summer. Talk about your choices.
  • Using newspaper and magazines, cut out pictures that represent summer to you. Create a collage*.
  • Choose a medium and a base material that reminds you of summer, and use them to create a picture* that shows what the season Summer means to you.
  • Create a paper mache art piece* of an insect or animal found in your area that reminds you of the summer.
  • Create a dance* showing how summer makes you feel.
  • Write a song* about what summer (or summer holidays) means to you, based on pre-existing music (if you create lyrics for it) or with music you compose yourself, with or without lyrics.
  • Find a nice spot on a summery day, and sketch or paint* what you see when sitting in that spot. 
  • Create a summer themed sculpture*. 
  • Create an interactive, multimedia piece* with a theme related to Summer.

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Trades

  • Using whatever material you would like, create a butterfly or another insect* that you see in the summer where you live.
  • Collect some summer wildflowers and make a floral display*.
  • Collect some wildflowers and create a summer-themed pressed-flower greeting card or bookmark.
  • Using sewing, upcycle some old clothing or scraps of cloth to create a summer-themed pillow or article of clothing*.
  • Make a list of 20 ‘summer jobs’. Rank them in the order of what you think you would be most interested to try or learn about. Do research on the top 5, including a short interview with a person that has worked in that position, and create a 5-10 page report about your findings, comparing and contrasting the positions. Then, if possible, arrange to spend a half to full day visiting a place that offers that type of position and learning more about it and include your experience in your report.
  • Using natural ingredients, create a mosquito repellent or other ointment* that is useful in your area in the summer.
  • Using sewing, upcycle some old clothing to create a new summer piece*.
  • Create a summer themed paper mache pinata* for a summer barbeque, party or other gathering.
  • Create at least 5 different styles of kites* that are summer themed and can fly. Take it out and let some community or neighborhood children have a try. If possible, have an informal workshop/demonstration where you can show children how to make their own kites at home (or at your workshop).
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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 SUMMER

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  • Find a short poem or passage about summer, and practice reading it out loud. 
  • Find a short poem, riddle or story about summer. Practice reading it out loud, and then memorize it. Recite it to others.
  • Read a short story set in the summer. Write an analysis* of this story, including main themes, a summary and other elements.
  • Find at least two summer poems, and use them as examples in a written discussion* on how tone or meaning is conveyed in poetry. (for example, through word choice, figurative language, sentence structure, line length, punctuation, rhythm, repetition, and rhyme)
  • Locate a book which is set in the summer and at least one summary of this book by others. Compare the original text to a summary to determine whether the summary accurately captures the main ideas, conveys the underlying meaning and includes important details. Write a report*.
  • Write a narrative analysis* of a piece of historical or classical fiction set, at least partially, in the summer appropriate for your reading level. Include information about the philosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influences of the historical period that shaped the characters, plots, and settings.
  • Write an analysis of either print, digital or television media in the summer and how you recognize strategies used by the media to inform, persuade, entertain, and transmit culture (for example, advertisements, perpetuation of stereotypes, language used).
  • Write a literary work* in your chosen genre, either set in summer or with summer as a major theme.
  • Choose one literary work set at least partially in the summer, and write an analysis* using at least two different genre theories and comparing and contrasting these theories and their resulting analytical points.
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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.

 

HEALTH

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Teaching health, teaching exercise, teaching vibrant living, teaching nutrition, teaching relaxation, teaching physical activity, teaching how to eat, teaching sports, teaching play, teaching about the body, teaching healthy regimens, learning health, learning exercise, learning vibrant living, learning about nutrition, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school
TEACHING HEALTH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SUMMER

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  • Think of at least five healthy fruit and vegetables available in the summer, and find out what vitamins they contain. Make a table*.
  • Think of at least two insects which may bite or sting you in the summer, and find out how to prevent these bites or stings. Draw a cartoon* showing what you have learned.
  • Create a visual representation* showing what causes sunburns and how to prevent them.
  • Find out the ingredients in your favorite summertime salad or dish and list all the health benefits of each of the healthy ones. Create a visual representation*.
  • Self love is important, and part of this is loving one’s own body despite what advertisers and pop culture have us believe is a “beach ready” or “bikini” body. Find some affirmations, meditations and other resources that promote self-love to help fight negative messages about bodies. Write a document* about whether or not these resources work for you.
  • Write a short report* about the causes of dehydration – especially in the summer – the symptoms, prevention and what to do in case of dehydration.
  • If you have a favorite summer sport, or one you would like to learn, go do that sport, and then create a photo collage* of some pictures you asked others to take of you doing that sport. Also write a short piece* about how you started doing that sport, how it makes you feel, the challenges you met and overcame, etc.
  • Due to popularity of picnics and barbeques in the summer, it is important to be aware of food poisoning. Write pamphlet or booklet* showing your knowledge of what food poisoning is, how to prevent it (especially in the summer) and what to do if one has food poisoning.
  • It is nice to be outside in the summer. Try going for walks, hikes or doing other outdoor activities in the summer at least once a day for a week. Write a short, reflective piece* about your experiences and how they made you feel.
  • Research how to be a positive influence on children, and see if you can apply what you have learned when doing your sport at the local area for that sport. Write a short document* about what you found in your research, what your actual experiences were and your reflections.
  • Research how to be a positive influence on children, and see if you can apply what you have learned when children approach you in public when doing/promoting a summer activity. Write a short document* about what you found in your research, what your actual experiences were and your reflections.
  • Many different people are outdoors in public places in the summer. Approach those who appear to be socially isolated to you, such as elderly persons and others sitting or walking alone, and say hello. If they are interested, strike up a conversation. Write a reflective piece*, including times when you may have felt lonely/isolated yourself.
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MATH

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TEACHING MATH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SUMMER

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  • For one month in the summer, write down the time of sunrise and sunset once a week. You may use Internet resources to find out these times. Draw clock faces* and indicate the times on separate clocks.
  • Create at least four summer-themed word problems* involving a combination of fractions, multiplication and division. This can include, for example, converting currency for a summer vacation, real/fictional pocket money earned from doing chores or running errands for others, time spent at the park or beach or amount of ice cream eaten.
  • Some people like to go swimming in the summer. Measure or obtain the measurements of at least five swimming pools, and determine their volume.
  • Create at least six summer-themed word problems* involving cylinders, cones and spheres. Look around you for real-world inspiration and see if you can solve your problems (e.g. ice cream cones, beach balls).
  • Explore seasonal data of your choice that shows certain changes in the summer months (e.g. ice cream stands having more business) and see if you can find or create a linear model. Explain your linear model.
  • Show your knowledge of probabilities by exploring and explaining the certain accident rates that increase or decrease in the summer.
  • Explore a subject related to summer using applied mathematics.
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SCIENCE

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TEACHING SCIENCE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SUMMER

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Life Sciences

  • Go outside in the summer and spot animals/ insects and plants. List* the five wild animals and insects you have spotted this summer that you would not see in winter, and then find out one thing they each do in the summer.
  • Write a page-long report*, with pictures, about one animal (or group of animals) that lives in the desert and its adaptations to hot, summer-like temperatures.
  • Choose 3 animals that have summer as their breeding season and create a digital poster* about these animals and their breeding season.
  • Explore how increasing summer temperatures in some areas have been negatively affecting at least 3 species of your choice and write a short report*.
  • Explore how increased summer temperatures in some areas have been increasing the population of 3 species considered pests and write a short report*.
  • Explore how certain species have adapted to extreme summer temperatures. Write a short essay*. 
  • Explore biodiversity at a local or global level as related to increasing temperatures in that area and extreme summer temperatures. Write a well documented research paper* Include your opinion on the issues in a forward.
  • Write an in-depth set of open source lesson plans* about Biology in relation to summer that include lessons for all ages.

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Physical Sciences

  • Put some ice cubes outside in the summer and watch what happens to them. Think about two other things which do the same and why.
  • When a thermometer is put outside in the summer, the mercury will rise and show the temperature. Research this and explain why.
  • Think about what materials are hotter when left outside on a sunny, summer day. Research this and explain why.
  • Write a short piece* arguing what type of clothing one should wear in the summer (for example, whether one should wear black or white in the summer).
  • Write a short piece* explaining the physics of mirages, which are typically associated with hot summer days in deserts.
  • Write a short report* demonstrating your knowledge of thermal expansion and at least one type of building material for which summer heat is a problem. Include information on how engineers work around this problem.
  • Using previous research as references, write a short report* demonstrating your knowledge of thermal expansion and how structures are engineered to withstand summer temperatures.

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Earth Sciences

  • Look at a picture of the Earth’s position relative to the Sun’s during the summer season, and try to make a copy* using pencil and other materials.
  • Look at a picture of the Earth’s position relative to the Sun’s during the four seasons. Explain in at least six written sentences*, the Earth’s position, What the weather is like in the Summer, and whether the daylight hours longer or shorter.
  • Using figures and text in a short report*, explain how hotter summers are leading to drought.
  • The year 1816 was known as the “year without a summer”. Write a report* explaining why, including the 1815 eruptions of the Tambora volcano in Indonesia. 
  • Write an essay* exploring why we now use the term “climate change” instead of “global warming” and some ways climate change is ruining summer in some areas of the world. 
  • Research how the summer season affects lakes, including thermal stratification and mixing, and explore related aspects which interest you. Write an essay*. 
  • In a well-documented research paper, explore if and how higher temperatures in the summer from climate change affects an area of Earth Sciences (e.g. Climatology, Glaciology, Oceanology). Show your stance on the issues.
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SOCIAL SCIENCES

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teaching social science, teaching social sciences, teaching anthropology, teaching economics, teaching geography, teaching history, teaching law, teaching linguistics, teaching foreign language, teaching psychology, teaching sociology, teaching social research, learning social science, learning social sciences, learning anthropology, learning economics, learning geography, learning history, learning law, learning linguistics, learning foreign language, learning psychology, learning sociology, learning social research, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school
TEACHING SOCIAL SCIENCES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SUMMER

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  • Find and print out pictures of two summer festivals that take place in countries outside of your own. Show them to others and tell a bit about these festivals.
  • Find and print out pictures of traditional clothing worn in the summer for five different cultures. Create a collage* and include at least one sentence to explain each picture.
  • In many countries, the school year ends with a long summer holiday, and a new school year begins after this holiday. Write a short report* about some countries that have this tradition and some countries that have a different tradition (a school year ending and beginning in a different season, for example). You may include, for example, what children are expect to do during their holidays and/or the history of why different countries have different school-starting dates.
  • Do some background reading why people love summer and then interview around 20 different people to see what they love about summer. Do not write down anyone’s names or information that would allow anyone to identify them, but do collect some basic demographic data (e.g. age range, gender). Write a short report* showing your results in graphs and charts and discussing them using what you have learned from your background reading.
  • Write a report* comparing and contrasting at least two different cultures and how they view summer and spend the season. For example, some people from certain cultures generally prefer to stay in the shade in the summer while others prefer to get tanned on the beach. Include historical, geographical, sociological and other information to explain what you find.
  • Write an essay* about the psychology of making the most of summer vacations and how one can apply this knowledge to vacations in general or even their entire lives. Include your perspective and experiences.
  • Not everyone loves the summer season. Write an essay* about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), summer variant, and other psychological reasons why some do not like summer.
  • Choose a topic related to summer that interests you in an area of social science that interests you. Explore this topic and write an in-depth essay based on previous research and literature.

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  • Choose five or more words related to summer that you do not already know. Write them down in color* and decorate them with summer-related details. For example, draw a little sail on top of the word for sailboat.
  • Imagine you are going on a summer vacation to a country in which your foreign language is spoken. Choose at least ten new words or phrases you would you want to know relating to summer and learn them.
  • Write a couple of haiku poems* inspired by the summer season.
  • Read a short story or article about summer. Underline words or phrases you do not understand and find out what they mean. Use at least ten of your new words or phrases to create a short dialogue*.
  • Write a short story* that takes place in the summer.
  • Read a fictional or non-fiction work about summer and write a book report*.
  • Write an essay* on a topic of your choice, that is related to summer.
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TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

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Technology

  • Draw a picture of one machine/gadget you especially appreciate in the summer. Think about how it would be without that piece of technology.
  • Find out how built-in fly screens are fitted in on windows. Not everyone in every country has built-in fly screens. In these cases, go to the hardware store and find out how magnetic fly screens, mosquito nets and/or related products are attached to one’s windows, etc. Create a handout to share what you have learned*.
  • Research online to see how the household machine you appreciate the most in the summer works, or how to keep electronics safe in summer heat. Create a digital poster* explaining it (no need to print it out).
  • Find out how the air conditioning system in one or more vehicles work (eg. car, airplane, bus). Create a digital presentation*.
  • Choose a building and research what type of system it uses to keep itself cool in the summer. Create a short report* based on what you find, including your recommendations.
  • Research how chilled goods, such as ice cream, are transported in summer months and create a report*. Include your opinion and recommendations.
  • Research how live animals are transported in the hot summer months and create a report*. Include your opinion and recommendations.
  • Research how environmentally-friendly ways to keep temperatures low in homes and for food storage during warmer months. Create a presentation*. 

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  • Go outside and find a plant growing outside. Find a flower or leaf, and focus on it for at least one minute. See if you can notice anything that you hadn’t noticed about the flower or leaf before. Make a note or draw a picture*.
  • Sit inside and close your eyes for at least one minute. Observe thoughts or visuals that go through your head. Make a list of these. Then go outside on a nice day and find a nice place to sit down. Again, close your eyes for at least one minute and make a note of thoughts or visuals that go through your head. Make another list. Then list the similarities and differences between the two lists.
  • Go into a garden, park or forest. Make a note of things you feel with your senses as you walk. Notice what the ground feels like below your feet. Notice how the sun feels on your skin. Find a way to share* what you experienced with others.
  • Bring a sketchbook and pencils with you and sit somewhere nice outside. Sketch some scenes*.
  • Bring a journal and writing material with you and sit somewhere nice outside. Do some stream of consciousness writing* (interior monologue).
  • Visit an outdoor cinema or theatrical performance. Note your observations about yourself, others and the systems used (lighting, sound, etc).
  • Brainstorm a list of lifehacks related to summer. Do some research online and then try to create your own lifehack for something related to summer.
  • Do some research on permaculture and then either visit someone else’s system or try to set up your own. Make a list of challenges and opportunities that Summer brings to the system you have either visited or created.
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VALUES

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  • Draw a picture of and talk about* 3 things you think make summer valuable/important to you.
  • Think of a summer activity you think would be valuable to learn. Go practice or try it. Have someone take a picture of you doing that sport, and print it out and create a scrapbook page* that has a place on it for you to write a short paragraph about your experience. Decorate the page in a summer theme, including writing the paragraph.
  • Go outside and document* what you value about summer, in whatever way you would like (for example: a collage, slideshow of photographs, painting).
  • Summer is the perfect time to see how much you value spontaneity, so leave blocks of time unplanned and spontaneously decide what you will do outdoors by yourself and/or with others. Create a report* including pictures on your experience specifically paying attention to how much you valued or did not value being spontaneous in summer.
  • Get curious about things you see outside in the summer, whether it be something to do with nature or how people behave. Create a list of 20 summer things you got curious about and then went to learn more about and a multi-media presentation* on what you learned.
  • Practice being proactive this summer by planning excursions and outings, anticipating possible challenges and planning ahead to either avoid them or deal with them. Create a flowchart* showing all the possibilities you foresaw and indicate what actually happened when you went on your excursion or outing.
  • Choose a fear of yours related to the summer, and research how to overcome that fear in a safe way (for example: fear of touching slugs, fear of swimming in the lake). Challenge yourself to overcome this fear in a fun way and write a journal entry* about what you planned and what took place, including your feelings.
  • For one month in the summer, write down the time of sunrise and sunset once a week. You may use Internet resources to find out these times. Draw clock faces* and indicate the times on separate clocks.
  • Create at least four summer-themed word problems* involving a combination of fractions, multiplication and division. This can include, for example, converting currency for a summer vacation, real/fictional pocket money earned from doing chores or running errands for others, time spent at the park or beach or amount of ice cream eaten.
  • Some people like to go swimming in the summer. Measure or obtain the measurements of at least five swimming pools, and determine their volume.
  • Create at least six summer-themed word problems* involving cylinders, cones and spheres. Look around you for real-world inspiration and see if you can solve your problems (e.g. ice cream cones, beach balls).
  • Explore seasonal data of your choice that shows certain changes in the summer months (e.g. ice cream stands having more business) and see if you can find or create a linear model. Explain your linear model.
  • Show your knowledge of probabilities by exploring and explaining the certain accident rates that increase or decrease in the summer.
  • Explore a subject related to summer using applied mathematics.
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