Human Body

Lesson 1


Explain what they already know about the human body, and brainstorm what they want to know by asking and answering questions in a class discussion.

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Target Task


What do you already know about the human body?

What do you want to know about the human body?

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  • In first grade students did an overview unit of the different body systems. They did not go deep into any one system, but they did learn facts about each of the different systems. This day should be a recall of what they learned in first grade and also a chance for students to ask deeper extension questions to help frame the unit.
  • As in the previous unit you may want to start this first lesson with a preview of the unit and an activity that activates students prior knowledge. A K/W/L chart could be created to figure out what things students already know (K) and what they want to know (W). Over the course of the unit, add details to the learned column (L) when one of their questions has been answered.

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.2.1 — Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.