The following lesson is a short theme or project based lesson. The grade level content and goals are adaptable to most middle school curriculum, sixth, seventh, or eighth. The lesson is designed to take about two weeks in a block schedule environment, but can easily be adapted or amended to fit any classroom environment.
Students will increase their knowledge and understanding of the circular patterns that are inherent in many aspects of science, history, art, mathematics and learning. Students will create individual presentations that will indicate their learning and understanding of the concept of circular patterns. Students will have artifacts that demonstrate the circular patterns of human history, life science, art and architecture, and personal learning.
Activity begins with the reading and exploration of the novel, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Students and the teacher will explore the circular patterns that are inherent in the novel. Students and instructor will explore circular patterns that occur in history, science, art, and learning. the instructor will give examples and mini-lessons focused on circular patterns in nature and history. Students use various library and technology skills to research examples of circular patterns in history, science, art and learning. Learner will create artifacts from the research that will demonstrate their understanding of various circular patterns in the major areas of study.