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Flocabulary Updates

At Flocabulary, we’re always adding new lessons and other exciting updates. Check here to make sure you’re always up to date.

October 2020

Tornados

Where do tornadoes come from? This lesson teaches students about the conditions required for tornadoes to form. They will also learn some facts and figures about tornadoes as well as the safest place to be during a tornado.


What is Wind?

Where does wind come from? In this lesson, students will learn about wind and how wind is formed. They will define wind as moving air, learn how to describe wind using speed and direction, and explore how moving air masses create wind.

Wind Patterns

Where does wind come from? In this lesson, students learn how wind is produced by the uneven heating of Earth’s surface and the resulting differences in air temperature and pressure. They will also discover concepts like the Coriolis effect and global and local wind patterns.

Tundras

What is the tundra? In this lesson, students will learn about this cold, dry biome. They will also discover some of the different adaptations plant and animal species have developed to live in the tundra.

September 2020

Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first Black American military pilots. In this lesson, students will learn about the Tuskegee Airmen’s contributions during World War II and how their valiant efforts paved the way for desegregating the military and American society.

Plessy v. Ferguson

In this lesson, students learn about the historical context surrounding this landmark case, as well as the events leading up to the Supreme Court’s decision. They will examine Homer Plessy and the Citizens’ Committee’s plan to challenge racial segregation and the long term impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling.

August 2020

Jamestown

Students learn about the first permanent English colony in North America. They’ll examine what motivated the Virginia Company to travel to the New World, the evolving interactions between colonists and local Native American tribes, and how the colony became economically viable.

Paragraph Writing 

Students learn that a paragraph is a set of sentences that are all about one topic. Essays and books are composed of many paragraphs that work together to give information or tell a story. In this lesson, students will learn how to write a paragraph, including the topic sentence, supporting details and closing sentence.

Topic Sentence

Students take a deep dive into the first sentence of a paragraph. It presents the main idea of the paragraph and tells readers what to expect as they read. In this lesson, students will learn how to write an engaging topic sentence.

Closing Sentence

Students study the sentence that finishes a paragraph. They’ll learn about how it can restate the main idea or tie together all the supporting details, and learn how to write an effective closing sentence to sum up a paragraph.

Ocean Zones

Do your students know that even though the ocean covers 70% of the planet, but humans have only explored 5% of it?! In this lesson, they’ll learn about the three ocean zones—euphotic, bathyal, and abyssal—and the types of plants and animals that live in each one.

Fitness & Exercise

Run! Jump! Dance! This lesson shows students that it’s healthy to stay active and that exercise can take many forms. Students will move with the video and find a form of activity that works for them.

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