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Lamb Day

Social Studies Lesson
for Lamb Day

Objective:
The students will define island, identify New Zealand on a world map, and list cultural facts about New Zealand.



Materials

 

Procedure

  1. Discuss how New Zealand has more sheep than anywhere else in the world.  Identify New Zealand on the world map.

  2. Share information from the Scholastic-Portrait of New Zealand web site or book about New Zealand.  Be sure to cover information outlined on the New Zealand Worksheet.

  3. Pass out the New Zealand Worksheet.  Have the students complete the sheet individually or as a class.

 

Other Lesson Ideas

  1. Have a lesson on the life of a sheep farmer.  Use the book Hooray for Sheep Farming by Bobbie Kalman.

  2. Have a lesson on the 19th century process of making wool.  Use the following site for assistance: OregonStateLibrary.

 

 


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