Hot Air Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
- Hot Air by Marjorie Priceman
- copies from book
Set Up and Prepare
Turn to the end papers at the back of the book. Enlarge and make copies of the following headings and their respective illustrations: November 1782 - Avignon, France, December 14, 1782 - Annonay, June 4, 1783 - Annonay, September 12, 1783 - Paris, September 19, 1783 - Versailles. Also make a copy of the last paragraph, focusing on November 21, 1783.
Review the headings with students, spreading out the copies as you go. Explain that students will be helping to create a timeline from the copies. As students decide the order in which to arrange the headings, use the tape to hang the papers in the correct order.
Supporting All Learners
Timelines can prove to be a difficult concept for young students. To help them better understand the lesson, it may be helpful to create a timeline based on the school day.
Hand out copies of the end papers so that students can make their own timelines.
Use papier mache to create miniature hot air balloon mobiles.