5th Grade Bettendorf Students, Learning Update 1.31.13

Another week in the ELP classroom in Bettendorf, Iowa. This week students will continue connecting with students from around the world to study and learn about bald eagles. Students have been placed in their global teams and this week they will begin to research and gather facts on their team topics.

The topics for this project are

  • Birds of Prey
  • Habitat
  • Symbolism and cultural influence of the bald eagle
  • Protection and laws for bald eagle
  • Lifespan of a bald eagle
  • Anatomy of a bald eagle

Additionally, these students are also using the theme of bald eagles as their independent study projects where they will be creating a museum/showcase that will be available for the public to come view.

Here are a few statements typed up during class today from students about what they are currently learning and doing while in class.

Oskar, grade 5. I am learning about bald eagle influence in American history. In Native American cultures the bald eagle is considered sacred. To receive a bald eagle feather is the highest honor you can get in some Native American cultures. Did you know that Native American legend states that the creator of earth chose the bald eagle to be master of the skies? The bald eagle is also the national symbol of the United States because of its strength, bravery, and majestic looks. Some patriots said that bald eagles flew over the heads of the patriots on one of the battles of the revolution and shrieked for liberty and freedom. I am this as my project because I thought it would be interesting to learn about.

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One comment

  1. Oskar, I am impressed with all you are learning about the eagles! Did you know, throughout the world, eagles are referred to as “lord of the skies”?

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