This PowerPoint Presentation provides a 10-day cross-curricular thematic unit centered around the historical figure Clara Barton. Because Clara Barton founded the Red Cross, her figure leads to the exploration of a vast array of topics including disaster preparedness, weather, water filtration, the cardiovascular system, the spread of germs, etc.
The unit integrates the areas of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Character Education, with the character education activities being completed during one of the three other class periods. An included unit schedule details the days and subjects during which all activities should be completed.
The following lists some of the exciting activities included in this thematic unit: a virtual field trip to Clara Barton's homestead; a Red Cross Disaster Preparedness video and guide; an activity involving measurement of the human heart; a lab creation of a simple water filtration system; a simulation of the spread of germs; a virtual field trip with the Hurricane Hunters, an elite division of the Air Force that flies into the center of hurricanes; cooperation with a local charity to collect disaster relief supplies; and more!