Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Energy History - Section 2: Explore


I have a Word Wall that I use all year. When my students read about science, my practice is to go over the reading and look for words one may not know. I add the words to the Word Wall and I ask students to use the Word Wall as a reference when they write. I deliberately referred to my word wall when introducing the History Timelines because the words from previous lessons will appear again on timeline. This strategy allows me to zing the student's background knowledge as I tie it to an activity we completed in class. It also allows me the opportunity to ask students to use the words from the word wall in their summary writing. 

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Energy History

Unit 3: Energy Sources
Lesson 3 of 3

Objective: SWBAT analyze historical energy events to determine energy use today.

Big Idea: What's the best way to teach about our energy crisis? Students will look at energy timelines to determine for themselves events leading up to global warming and climate change.

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