First Grade Lesson Plans

Cemeteries, tombstones and dates, oh my! Part one

fixed clock 30 Minutes
 VaDepartEd_logo 1.1 The student will interpret information presented in picture timelines to show sequence of events and will distinguish among past, present, and future.
Examples of Tombstones
This lesson will help students understand the need to preserve cemeteries because of their importance to history.

Cemeteries, tombstones and dates, oh my! Part one

 

Cemeteries, tombstones and dates, oh my! Part two

fixed clock 2-3 hours
 VaDepartEd_logo 1.1 The student will interpret information presented in picture timelines to show sequence of events and will distinguish among past, present, and future.
1.4 The student will develop map skills by
a) recognizing basic map symbols, including references to land, water, cities, and roads;
b) using cardinal directions on maps
Crayons
Printer Paper
Pencils
Coin or leaf
Drawstring bag for chaperons
This lesson will enable the students to explore cemeteries and learn how to identify important features of cemeteries.

Cemeteries, tombstones and dates, oh my! Part two

 

Cemeteries, tombstones and dates, oh my! Part three

fixed clock 30-45 minutes
 VaDepartEd_logo 1.1 The student will interpret information presented in picture timelines to show sequence of events and will distinguish among past, present, and future.
Tombstone rubbings
Poster paper
Index Cards
Pencils
Marker
Tape
The students will be able to connect the dates found on the tombstones to a timeline.

Cemeteries, tombstones and dates, oh my! Part three

Additional Materials:

Link to examples of tombstone symbols

Link to an example of a tombstone rubbing