Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Where Is This?

  1. Provide pictures depicting buildings from different countries. Either use famous buildings such as the Taj Mahal from India, Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral, or buildings representative of particular cultures such as the longhouses of Southeast Asian countries or Buddist temples and pagodas of China.
  2. Have students predict where they think they would find these buildings.
  3. They should explain their reasoning.
  4. Have plenty of books available for students to research these structures to check their predictions.

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What is the Moral?
Spin-and-Spell
Original Nature Tales
Record a Story
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
Object Observation
Where Is This?
Haikon Mosaics
"A Busy Year" Reading
Millennium Mural
Literature Response
How Far is Sydney?
Back to Back
Copying the Masters
Egg Weight
Round vs. Flat
Sort the States of Matter
Exaggeration In Stories
"A Busy Year" Art
Aluminum Boat Contest
Fact and Opinion
Still Life
Balloon Rocket
Cinquain
How fast Can You Run?
Candy Heart Count
All Kinds of Genres
The Mayflower Voyage
Tile Probability
Food From Around the World
Paint by Title
Presidential Fractions
European vs. Taino
Beast Feast
Letter of Apology
Ice Insulation
Surf the World
Picture Replicas
Complete the Story
Determining Density
Pattern Necklaces
Spin the Dreidel
Jacks
The Color Mix-Up
Discoverer of America?
Monster Math
Irish Mobiles
What Adds Up to 10?
Famous Places Wall