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1861: The Country Goes to War

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
What was it like to know the Civil War was coming? Using a graphic timeline activity and excerpts of speeches from Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, learners consider the early days of the conflict. The resource includes prompts for...
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Life at War

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
It looks like a cracker, but hardtack was anything but. The staple of the Civil War soldier's diet is one of many aspects of military life that scholars consider using letters from soldiers back home and images from slavery. A PowerPoint...
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1862: Antietam and Emancipation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
The Emancipation Proclamation shifted the tone and purpose of the Civil War. Using a primary source analysis, pupils consider the significance of the document. A second activity investigates the founding of the United States Colored...
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Using Biographies for Sequencing, Main Idea and Details

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Amelia Earhart is the focus of a instructional activity that challenges scholars to determine the main idea and details of biographical texts. Small groups read a biography, respond to several questions, and put events in sequential...
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United States Symbols

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Why is the bald eagle the national bird of the United States? Who built the Statue of Liberty? Where did the stars and stripes on the American flag come from? Elementary learners research prominent American symbols in a social studies...
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Texts about Poison Dart Frogs: Poison!

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Scholars compare and contrast two informational texts about Poison Dart Frogs. A brief vocabulary review and discussion lead the way to a two-part close reading—the first reading for gist the second reading for details. Followed by a...
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Texts about Poison Dart Frogs: Eggs and Tadpoles

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Poison Dart Frog babies are the focus of a lesson that challenges scholars to compare and contrast two informational texts. Beginning with a read-aloud, followed by a discussion, readers complete a practice page that examines the main...
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Texts about Poison Dart Frogs: Legs and Toes

For Teachers 3rd Standards
A lesson challenges scholars to compare and contrast two readings about Poison Dart Frogs. Information presented comes from different informational texts, followed by a discussion, and the completion of a Venn diagram. A one-page...
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Asking and Answering Questions: Studying the Skin of a Frog

For Teachers 3rd Standards
English language arts and science combine in a lesson that focuses on asking and answering questions about frog skin. Discussion, a read-aloud, and partner work lead the way towards a three-page worksheet that tests learners'...
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Asking and Answering Questions: Reading about a Frog's Habitat

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Building upon previous lessons, scholars take to asking and answering questions about a frog's habitat. A partner discussion follows a read-aloud of an informational text in preparation for a worksheet that boosts reading comprehension...
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Asking and Answering Questions: Studying the Life Cycle of a Frog

For Teachers 3rd Standards
A lesson challenges learners to ask and answer questions about the life cycle of a frog. With a class read-aloud, partner discussion, and notebook reflections, scholars complete a three-page worksheet to prove their understanding of the...
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Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Boost observational skills with an inquiry-based instructional activity that takes scholars on a virtual field trip. With help from webcams, learners observe animals in a zoo or aquarium. Observations go into a journal and a discussion...
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William Shakespeare

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
After watching a three-minute video detailing the life of William Shakespeare, scholars take part in several activities designed to show what they know about the famous writer. Learners read a series of eight sentences and put them in...
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What Was Everyday Life like in Colonial Virginia?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What was everyday life like in Colonial Virginia? To find the answer cooperative groups work collaboratively to read an informational handout and complete a graphic organizer. The speaker of the group then shares their new-found...
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Rosa Louise Parks

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
One moment can define the rest of your life—and in the case of Rosa Parks and her famous decision in December 1955, it can define the trajectory of a nation. Elementary readers learn more about the life and message of Rosa Parks with an...
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Black History Month

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Enhance Black History Month with a twenty-page resource designed to boost scholars' knowledge of the great accomplishments made by African Americans. Learners take in fun facts about famous inventors such as George Washington Carver and...
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Community Connections with Geography and the Newspaper

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Understanding geography and government begins at the local level. Using maps and the parts of a newspaper, a unit plan introduces the concept of community. It starts with the creation of classroom and school maps, and then moves through...
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Jan Brett Author Study

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Expose young children to the wonderful works of author and illustrator Jan Brett using a few of her stories such as Armadillo Rodeo, The Mitten, or Daisy Comes Home through a unit study. 
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Quick Literacy Centers for Back to School

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Use a set of quick and easy to use literacy centers at the beginning of the year as you start to assess your students. The 13-page packet provides writing and reading activities with simple directions that allows new class members to...
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Summer Reading Record

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
No more summer reading lag! Give young readers a set of graphic organizers and worksheets to keep track of the books they read over the summer and to keep reading comprehension skills fresh. The graphic organizers include identifying...
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Learning about Volcanoes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
There's something about the classic volcano demonstration that can grab any learners' attention. Scholars begin with a reading and grand conversation about volcanoes, construct an erupting volcano using vinegar and baking soda, then show...
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Soap and Water Science

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Learn about germs without getting sick! An interactive resource prompts learners to identify the dirtiest surfaces on a city street. Class members then participate in a demonstration about washing dirty hands and how using soap can kill...
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The Blue Planet

For Students 2nd - 8th Standards
What a neat interactive that interacts with the amount of water on Earth's surface. It begins with a brief audio introduction of the Blue Planet and how it got its name. Then, users click on the activity to play a game that calculates...
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Spring into Poetry

For Students 3rd Standards
Looking to cover types of poetry and informational text in one lesson? Use a reading comprehension activity that focuses on explanations of rhyming poems, acrostics, quatrains, and haikus, while prompting third graders to answer...