Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Houdini, One of the Greatest Magicians Ever, Was Born

Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926), born Erik Weisz, was a Hungarian American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer. He was also a skeptic who set out to expose frauds purporting to be supernatural phenomena.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: The Magician's Apprentice
Objectives: students will:
- follow instructions to perform a magic trick
- assess the instructions with a rubric
- teach a fellow student how to perform the magic trick.
Concepts / Vocabulary: following directions, magic, trick, rubric
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Subject: Arts & Humanities
Materials: Internet access, coins, handkerchiefs, straws, construction paper, pencils, scissors, glue, carrots, toothpicks.
Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
Provided by: Education World (Author: Cara Bafile)

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