Title of Lesson: Weaving
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade Level: second
- Students will take part on a discussion about
weaving with a guest speaker.
- Students will identify at least one specific
idea they learned from weaving.
- guest speaker on weaving
- Read the book Warm as Wool
- three big pieces of butcher paper to use in a
- Explain to the class that today they are going
to have a person come and talk to them about weaving. Ask the
children what they think the word weaving means. Next, ask the
children what the subject of weaving has in common with the
subject of pioneers. Talk about their responses.
- Tape the three pieces of butcher papers up in
front of the classroom where the students can reach them.
- Label the first butcher paper "What do you
know about weaving?" Have the children discuss in their table
groups what they know about weaving. When each table has a couple
answers, one person from each table will write the answers on the
first butcher paper.
- After the students are finished, discuss the
things the children listed that they know about
- Label the middle paper "What do you want to
learn?" and have the children discuss in their table groups what
they want to learn about weaving. A different person from the
table will go up and write their responses on the
- Discuss with the children their responses.
Have them each pick a question and write the question on a piece
of paper. Instruct them to listen to the guest for the answer to
their question. Explain to them that they will turn in their
question, with the answer, at the end of class. If she doesn't
answer their question in her talk, they should ask her at the
- Explain that the third paper is for what they
learned. When the speaker has left, we will list the answers to
some of their questions on the paper.
- After the guest leaves, discuss the answers to
- Have them each turn in their question and
- The students will be evaluated on their
participation in the group discussions.
- Students will turn in a paper with their
question about weaving and the answer that they