# Digging For Dinosaurs

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Digging For Dinosaurs
```By: Molly Mann and Elizabeth Goetz
 Our thematic unit on dinosaurs will be taught over a
course of five consecutive days in a second grade
classroom. The curriculum on dinosaurs will focus on
a variety of subjects, such as reading, science,
mathematics, and writing. For our lessons we plan to
cover a broad over view in dinosaurs, including how we
know about them, types of dinosaurs, and how they
lived.
 Students will discuss and explain the history and
lives of dinosaurs and will gain an understanding
about why they no longer exist and how we know
 Students will apply and demonstrate their
mathematical skills such as determining and
estimating lengths in inches and centimeters by
measuring the bones of dinosaurs.
 CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.1
 CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.3
 Students will learn how to conduct interviews and
formulate and develop questions.
 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1
 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1c
 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.4
 Gardner’s linguistic intelligence
 Students will be able to support an argument and
apply their knowledge through writing.
 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1
 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.8
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Activity: A brief
overview of the
history of
dinosaurs.
Followed by
Magic School
Bus in the Time
of the
Dinosaurs.
Activity:
Discuss the
extinction of
dinosaurs and
create their own
dinosaurs and
write three
their dinosaur.
They will then
measure the
length of the
body parts in
inches.
Activity: The
students will
have a fun and
interactive to
the Dinosaur
State Park.
Activity:
Students will be
conducting
interviews with
a partner.
Activity:
Creating an
article for the
Dino-times
using
knowledge
learned from
the week and
the interviews.
 Create own dinosaur
 Measure body parts
 Write three statements
 Fieldtrip to Dinosaur State Park; Rocky Hill, CT
 The Park features over 500 Early Jurassic dinosaur
footprints preserved in place inside the museum,
 Write an article for Dino-Times
 Prompt: “From your experience as a paleontologist at
Dinosaur State Park, argue why studying dinosaurs is
you.”
Dino-Times
 By their articles
 Rubric
 Evaluated one a one to five scale