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EngageNY Grade 3 ELA Module 1, Unit 3

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders will explore the way geography can impact people's access to books. They read informational texts and learn vocabulary related to physical geography. There is a final performance task at the end, and everything you need is...
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EngageNY Grade 4 ELA Module 1A, Unit 2

For Teachers 4th Standards
This is the second of three units in this fourth grade module, and learners focus on the Haudenosaunee through informational text, note-taking, and drawing conclusions. Consider extending the unit through the text Eagle Song by Joseph...
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EngageNY Grade 4 ELA Module 1A, Unit 1

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth grade teachers, you've found your starting line for ELA modules and units! Your class will begin a visual literacy exploration, where they will interpret main ideas from oral traditions and written texts. They interpret the texts...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA: Module 1, Unit 1 - Building Background Knowledge on Human Rights

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders explore human rights- what are they and why do we have them? As a class, explore the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and incorporate close readings of selected articles. This 11-part unit is very detailed,...
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EngageNY Grade 4 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 2 - Case Study - Conducting Research on Colonial Americans

For Teachers 4th Standards
Use these 16 lessons to help fourth graders comprehend informational text as they read about different roles colonial Americans played on settlements. The class specifically studies the "wheelwright" trade and then break into groups to...
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Celebrate Earth Day!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
April 22nd is Earth Day! Celebrate the Earth with these resources and activities. From math to writing and straight into science, all of the resources in this collection promote Earth loving learners in your class!
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Spooky Math Worksheets

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Math practice has never been scarier—but only because these sheets are covered in zombies, ghosts, witches, and bats! Due to the concepts, the collection is best suited for upper elementary and beginning middle school students. It...
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This I Can Do!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Personal interest, strengths, talents, and abilities can be used to make a difference. Young learners consider how they can share their talents with others through volunteering, what they can do to take care of the natural environment,...
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Civil Rights and Martin Luther King Jr. Worksheets

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Expand a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday as well as Black Hstory Month with a collection of eight worksheets that include biographical questions about Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, word searches and word...
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California Mission Lessons

For Teachers 4th Standards
The California missions were established by the Franciscans with the hope of converting Native Americans to Catholicism. The three lessons in this collection present fourth graders with primary source documents, paintings, and drawings...
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Teaching With Laurel Grove School

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The Laurel Grove school was established by freedmen and freedwomen after the United States Civil War. The school is now a museum and offers this collection of six lessons that use primary and secondary source materials to tell the story...
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The Constitution and Bill of Rights

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Teach young learners about the rights that protect them every day with activities and videos about the Bill of Rights. With fun games, raps, lessons, and collaborative activities, the collection has something for everyone.
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United States Institute of Peace: Lessons for Upper Elementary School

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) was established by Congress as an independent, nonpartisan institute whose mission is to “increase the nation’s capacity to manage International conflict without violence.” The five resources...
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Teaching Nonviolent Direct Action through Children’s Literature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A five-part lesson collection introduces young learners to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s principles of  Non-violent Direct Action. Through children's literature, photographs, first-person narratives, and songs. as well as links to...
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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Lesson Activity Ideas

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Five resources make up a collection of social-emotional learning activities that target the five core competencies (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making). The activities...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Lessons

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Designed for teachers, a 15-lesson collection curated by the Smithsonian, examines how wars have impacted American society. Each resource includes a lesson plan, background information, a materials list, maps, images, and worksheets. An...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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WE Are Innovators: Elementary Resources

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A collection of five resources encourages young scientists to be innovative thinkers and design a sustainable product or service. Lessons target pollution, food waste, energy-inefficient housing, and transportation issues.    
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Organization of the Federal Courts

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
A three-lesson collection explores the federal and state court systems, as well as criminal and civil court systems. Along the way, high schoolers consider the qualifications necessary to serve in high-federal offices, and why courts...
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Women's History Month Grades Pre-K-2

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
A unit designed for scholars in pre-k to second grade celebrates Women’s History Month. Here you will find lists of ideas and activity packets that compile several learning experiences. Lesson plans and worksheets examine famous women...
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Women's History Month: Grades 3–5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
This March, honor and celebrate Women's History Month with a collection of lessons, videos, and ideas. From women in aviation to women in the Civil War to women in politics, this collection is sure to cover all the bases in women's history.
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Women's History Unit

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Use these four detailed lesson plans (and extra materials) to explore the rich history of influential women in the United States. Use this unit in celebrating Women's History Month, or while studying women that have shaped the history of...
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Take Action! Service Learning for Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Inspire young scholars to make a positive difference in their community with a compilation of lesson plans detailing service learning projects, volunteering opportunities, and community service options. Designed for kindergarten through...
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Literacy Beyond the Language Arts Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Celebrate reading across the curriculum with a collection of lessons and worksheets that bring literature and informational text to life in math, science, social studies, and music. Each resource prompts interdisciplinary instruction...
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Reading Across the Lower Elementary Curriculum

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Who doesn't love a good story? Cover your basic subjects—English language arts, math, science, and social studies—with a collection comprised of lesson plans, activities, projects, and worksheets all of which focus on a story book...
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Cross-Curricular Reading Comprehension Worksheets

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
This series of cross-curricular resources covers just about every subject, ranging from social studies to geometry to physical science. Each worksheet includes a reading passage and five questions that require learners to apply reading...
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Internet Safety: It's Elementary!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Keeping kids safe on the Internet gains importance by the day, and this five-part unit gives them a head start in their vigilance online. Each full lesson comes with everything needed to facilitate discussion about safe online talk,...
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Using the Internet Responsibly

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars have a lot at their fingertips, and teaching them to be wise Internet explorers is paramount to their success as learners. Here are five full lessons—with all required materials—intended to help elementary schoolers...
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Thanksgiving for Upper Elementary

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
This Thanksgiving, get in the festive spirit with a collection that offers a unit, and a variety of lesson plans, worksheets, and articles. Want more? Check out each article for additional resources to add to your learning experience and...
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September 11, 2001

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
The present generation of children were not around when terror struck the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. With this collection of resources from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, young people explore the history of the...
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Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Give scholars the opportunity to discover their past with a collection from the Museum of Tolerance that highlights the uniqueness of every family's story. Learners gain insight through interviews, family tress, heirlooms, and oral...
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The Five Themes of Geography

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Explore the five themes of geography using a collection of materials designed to guide your instruction and enhance comprehension. Included, you'll find, lesson plans, worksheets, activities, and videos; all of which, bound to boost...
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A Day of Thanks

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a collection of lessons, printables, and other resources for teaching about Thanksgiving in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. The activities address skills in both social studies and language arts,...
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Summer Vacation

For Teachers 4th Standards
These activities are lessons used under the theme of Summer. It contains lessons in various subjects.
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Community Based Projects - Family Trees

For Teachers K - 12th
Project-Based Learning Community Projects. Engage students in meaningful projects that impact their community!
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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades K-5

For Teachers K - 5th
The Civil Rights Movement is the focus of a collection created for young scholars, kindergarten through fifth grade. The unit begins with an introductory lesson that sets the stage for discussion, written assignments, interactives,...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: Elementary School

For Teachers K - 5th
Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, President is the subject of a collection targeting young historians. The interdisciplinary lesson plans were originally designed to accompany the 2018 international traveling exhibition, “Benjamin...
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Halloween Resources for Kindergartners

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Halloween doesn't have to be scary! Use a cute collection of worksheets, printables, and presentations to make your kindergarten Halloween unit as cute as can be. Check out the presentations designed for learners on the autism spectrum,...
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American Presidents

For Students 4th
A collection of reading and writing activities that hlep us to better understand the election and voting process of our American Government.
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Be Mine!

For Teachers K - 3rd
Celebrate a day of love and friendship with your littlest Valentines! An array of cute crafts is sure to make them smile this February 14th.
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Lunar New Year

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Although often called Chinese New Year, Chinese people refer to this holiday as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. People in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, South Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam also have traditions associated...
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Chinese New Year

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! Enrich your Chinese New Year celebration with the resources in this collection. The wealth of materials include background information on the 15-day holiday, also know as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival,...
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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
It's never too early to think about our future! Boost enthusiasm about careers and occupations with a collection created for kindergarten through second grade. Young minds discover future possibilities such as becoming a firefighter,...
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President's Day Printables Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Celebrate President's Day with ABCmouse! This collection features a president-themed word search and a video about the president's responsibilities. Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account to access these and thousands of...
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Valentine's Day Printable Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Love—and learning—is in the air! Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with the help of ABCmouse. From coloring printables to holiday cards, ABCmouse is a great resource for free Valentine’s Day activities. Create your FREE ABCmouse for...
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Thanksgiving Printables Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
From sentence writing to coloring pages, ABCmouse.com is a great resource to help you and your classroom celebrate Thanksgiving. Visit www.ABCmouse.com/Teachers to create a FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account for access to these...
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Teaching Children with Autism—Content Area Resources

For Teachers K - 12th
Browse a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars with autism in kindergarten through 12th grade. Here, you'll find a variety of resources—lesson plans, printables, activities, worksheets, and an app—spanning a range of content...
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Teaching and Learning About Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately "1 in 88 American children are on the autism spectrum." The teacher guides and other professional development materials in this collection offer information...
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Harmony Day Lessons

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Elementary school learners will love this exploration of diverse cultures and religious beliefs. There are thirteen lessons that will have kids create mosaics, analyze popular song lyrics, and learn the keys to a successful class...
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Celebrate Kwanzaa!

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Celebrated from December 26 through January 1, the Kwanzaa festival recognizes the traditions and cultural heritage of African Americans. Designed for classroom celebrations of Kwanzaa, this collection of lesson plans, activities,...
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Christmas Around the World

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Christmas is celebrated in many different parts of the world. What better way to explore these celebrations than with a collection with allows for the learning of new languages, opportunities for research and presentation of knowledge,...
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Halloween for Upper Elementary

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Celebrate Halloween with the help of a collection consisting of a variety of resources covering multiple subjects. Take a look at the notes section to discover which subject is addressed—math, English language arts, arts and crafts,...
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Holiday Greeting Card Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Happy holidays from ABCmouse! No matter which holidays you’re celebrating, we’ve got you covered. Use our greeting cards in a fun activity station at this year’s holiday party! Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account to access...
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Winter Holiday Printables

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Celebrate the winter holidays with ABCmouse! Use these printables in class or send them home as a fun homework assignment. Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account to access these and thousands of other resources for preschool...
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Sojourner Truth | Abolitionist and Women’s Rights Activist Video

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Talk about perseverance! Introduce young historians to Sojourner Truth with a richly detailed lesson plan that includes a video overview of Truth's life, background vocabulary, as well as before and after viewing discussion questions. A...
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Maya, Aztec, and Inca Civilizations

For Teachers 5th Standards
A 10-lesson unit explores the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. Over the course of two weeks, scholars read nonfiction excerpts, discuss their findings, and complete activities. An assessment equipped with multiple choice and matching...
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Why Is the Declaration of Independence Important?

For Students 5th Standards
Fair or unfair? To begin a study of the American Revolution, class members review the treatment of the people of the American Colonies by the King of England and decide which were fair and which were unfair. Class members then annotate a...
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Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Expand class members' appreciation of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A powerful resource examines King's speeches, writings, and actions that reveal his deep commitment to a nonviolent approach to Civil Rights. Learners watch a...
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Malcolm X: Minister and Civil Rights Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Any study of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement would be incomplete without an examination of the life of Malcolm X. Class members view a short biographical video and analyze primary source documents to gain an understanding of the...
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Muhammad Ali: Boxer and Civil Rights Activist

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Many young people today know Muhammad Ali as the aging boxer who lit the torch at the 1996 Olympics. Introduce young historians to Ali the boxer, the Civil Rights activist, the war protestor, and the humanitarian with a powerful lesson...
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Unit 9: The Panama Canal

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Whose idea was it to build the Panama Canal? Why was the Isthmus of Panama chosen as the site? What were the challenges? To find the answers to these and other questions, young historians and geographers engage in a scavenger hunt,...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
An interactive resource covers all of the United States' most prominent and influential historic wars including the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the War of 1812, and the Korean War. Learners observe cause and effect as well as how violence...
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Women's Role in the War Effort

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Did you know that many women were Confederate spies during the Civil War? The resource focuses particularly on the important role women played for both the Union and Confederacy. It uses exercises such as a discussion, video, analyzing...
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Who's in Camp?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Pupils complete readings, a group activity using cards, and a writing activity to better understand people's lives during the American Revolution. The resource emphasizes people such as the militiamen, women, officers, and children,...
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General George Washington, Military Leader

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Teach pupils the characteristics that make George Washington such an effective leader, especially in context of his time period. Scholars view artifacts, participate in group work, create lists, compare and contrast, and discuss as a...
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Hometown Heroes

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Transform studying about veterans in a textbook to personal interviews with veterans in the community. Four varying lesson plans make up an entire unit or individualized learning based on your class's needs. Exercises include researching...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 2)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Abraham Lincoln's face may only be worth one cent, but the online reading passage and questions about his life are an invaluable resource. Pupils read a passage about Lincoln's experience with the Illinois Legislature, earning his law...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 3)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
How did Abraham Lincoln begin to change the minds of American citizens? Join him in his quest with a reading passage about Lincoln's experiences as a congressman and public denouncement of slavery. The resource contains reading...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 1)

For Students 5th - 7th
Learn more about Honest Abe with an informative passage that details his life chronologically. As learners read sections of the text, they answer multiple choice questions that draw on their ability to recall details from the passage.
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The Power of Nonviolence: Rosa Parks: A Quest for Equal Protection Under the Law

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Teach young historians about the historical legacy of Rosa Parks with a multi-faceted lesson plan. Pupils follow stations and use journals to explore prominent events, analyze primary resource documents, and engage in interesting...
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Ice in Action

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Make your own bite-size glacier! A resource teaches about the formation and melting of ice. Activities include videos, a hands-on activity where your pupils build glaciers, and a photographic analysis to teach individuals the chilling...
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Sea Floor to Summit

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Who knew that mountain formation could be so entertaining? Leanr how mountains form with a resource on Mount Everest. Activities to guide learning include a simulation, project, videos, coloring activities, and worksheets.
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What's the Weather?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How many jackets do you need to stay warm and climb Mount Everest? An informatie resource covers the topic of Mount Everest, the resource helps young scientists discover the difference between climate and weather. Activities include...
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Memory Items

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Ready to have an "unforgettable" time in science class? Try a fun and insightful activity, suitable for a wide age group of learners. Explore how human memory works when pupils try to remember objects they've seen before comparing the...
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U.S. Symbols

For Students K - 3rd Standards
United States symbols are the subject of a video brought to you by BrainPop Jr. Hosts, Annie and Moby, begin with a definition of the word symbol, then go on to detail ten American symbols—the American flag, a Bald Eagle, the Liberty...
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Identity-Based Bullying

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
What is identity? What is bullying? What is identity-based bullying? After discussing these questions as a class, pupils engage in partner discussions before participating in a small group activity to act out bullying scenarios. Then,...
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ABC’s of Bullying Prevention

For Students Pre-K - 12th Standards
What is the problem? Why should I care? What can I do about it? These three questions are at the heart of a program designed to lead young people to understand that the way to prevent bullying is for their Attitude and Behavior to Change...
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Exploring Chinese Celebrations

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Seven activities make up a lesson designed to explore Chinese celebrations through grand conversation and crafts. Scholars create plates of Chinese food, a lion mask, paper lanterns, red envelopes with good wishes, and a classroom dragon...
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Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Inspire kindness in and out of school with a lesson plan that challenges scholars to perform 100 acts of kindness during the time between Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Valentine's day. Leading up to a celebration of friendship, learners...
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Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...
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Getting the Most out of Teaching with Newspapers

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
No matter what subject you're teaching, you'll find some fun and innovative ideas for using newspapers in your classroom with a helpful resource. Based on Getting the Most Out of Teaching with Newspapers by Rebecca Olien, the series of...
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The American Revolution

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Invite your class on a ride through the American Revolution. Young historians travel through time as they explore the events that led to the foundation of the United States of America. Over the course of eight lessons, this unit provides...
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Engaging Students with Primary Source

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Young historians learn how to analyze various forms of primary source documents. The colorful packet is packed with all you need to engage kids in this essential skill.
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Lunchroom Fight II

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
To determine who should be suspended for a lunchroom fight, groups must source, contextualize, and corroborate the testimonies of various participants and witnesses.
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Make Your Case!

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
To develop corroboration and sourcing skills, young historians assume the role of a principal and compare testimonies to see where accounts of a lunchroom fight agree and disagree.
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How Do We Honor Our Country?

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
With this 85-slide presentation, you can offer pupils a broad overview of the history of the United States, as well as key vocabulary words and concepts for celebrating and honoring the country. An excellent supplement to any social...
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JFK Challenge

For Students 4th - 11th Standards
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. And so begins your invigorating, innovative learning experience in the JFK Challenge app! Learners choose from two "missions" and...
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The Chesapeake Bay in Captain John Smith's Time

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
When Captain John Smith visited the Chesapeake Bay in the summer of 1608, what types of animals and habitats did he encounter? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents to answer this question, as well as compare the...
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Native Americans of the Chesapeake Bay: Using Primary vs. Secondary Sources

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Discover the rich Native American culture that existed at the time of early European exploration into the Chesapeake region through analysis of several primary and secondary sources.
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John Smith’s Map of the Chesapeake Bay

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Young geographers travel back through time with primary source and map analysis and envision Captain John Smith's arrival at the Chesapeake Bay. 
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Captain John Smith's Shallop

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Young explorers, all aboard the shallop to discover how early European explorers would navigate the American coastline to find resources, map terrain, and trade with Native American tribes.
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Native Americans and Natural Resources

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
North American Indian civilizations had already been in place for over 10,000 years before the arrival of European settlers. Introduce your young historians to Indian tribes that lived in the Chesapeake region in the early seventeenth...
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Memorial Day Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
From where did Memorial Day originate, and how does it differ from Veterans Day? Offer pupils a great lesson on the history of this important national holiday in the United States, utilizing best teaching practices throughout, such as...
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Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How tall is the Empire State Building? Lead your class through a collaborative estimation activity to determine the number of quarters it would take to reach the top and teach the following concepts: human capital, human resources,...
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Messy Bessey's Holidays

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Teach your class some fairly complex terms—factors of production, human resources, capital resources, natural resources, and intermediate goods—with a storybook (Messy Bessey's Holidays), plenty of visuals and handouts, and related...
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My Famous Person Report

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Here is a must-have, comprehensive resource of project guidelines for any teacher looking to assign a famous person report or biography project. It includes a fantastic list of suggested activities that learners can complete for their...
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Teaching the Easter Story

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
If you are looking for a secular approach to teaching about Easter, this may just be the resource for you. Pupils read a paraphrased text depicting the last supper, arrest, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ as told in the Bible, while also...
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Famous American Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
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The President’s Desk

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through an engaging interactive site. The guide offers a...
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Fanciful Tales in Literature Banner Set

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Adorn your classroom walls with these informative, eye-catching posters defining tall tales, folktales, fairy tales, myths, legends, and fables.
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Folk Tales and Fables

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Pages and pages of engaging activities, worksheets, and writing projects on teaching folktales and fables await you! You don't want to miss this incredible resource that not only includes a wide range of topics and graphic organizers,...
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A Moving Crust

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Young scientists piece together the geological puzzle that is the earth in the third and final lesson plan of this earth science series. With the help of numerous multimedia resources and a series of engaging hands-on activities,...
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Harriet Jabocs and Elizabeth Keckly: The Material and Emotional Realities of Childhood in Slavery

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Through the journals written by Harriet Jacobs and Elizabeth Keckly, young readers gain insight into the lives of two enslaved children on nineteenth-century plantations.
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Genre Studies: Biography Kindergarten Unit

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
A three-lesson unit study uses short, illustrated biographies of Ruby Bridges, George Washington, and Amelia Earhart to introduce kindergartners to the characteristics of this genre.
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Mary Maverick and Texas History - Part 2

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
To conclude their investigation of the life of Mary Maverick and to demonstrate their ability to analyze primary source documents, groups use the SOAPS questioning method to examine Maverick's account of events in early Texas history.
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Mary Maverick and Texas History - Part 1

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
What's the difference between a diary and a memoir? Young historians explore the ramifications of this question as they learn how to use primary source materials to gain an understanding of life on the Texas frontier.
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Applying the SOAPS Method of Analyzing Historical Documents

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Young historians use the SOAPS (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject) method of questioning to determine the historical value of primary source documents. The third in a series of five lessons that model for learners how...
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Will He See His Shadow? Groundhog Day Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
What a fantastic collection of activities for celebrating Groundhog Day! This resource includes a variety of holiday reading selections, groundhog facts, links to printables, story comprehension lessons, and much more!
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Fruits and Vegetables for Health

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California...
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Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
A rich series of activities introduces learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples: the Highland Maya of Guatemala, the Hmong of China and Southeast Asia, and the...
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Christmas Worksheets for Santa's Little Helpers

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Just because children aren't in the classroom over winter break, doesn't mean that learning has to stop. Intended as a resource for parents, this eBook provides Christmas-themed worksheets and activities that engage children in...
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Westward Expansion in the Garden

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What an exceptional hands-on experience for learning about the period of Westward Expansion in the United States! Learners are divided into groups and embark on one of three "trails" to learn about the challenges early pioneers...
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Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
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Reconstruction After the Civil War

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation...
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Grid and Bear It!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What do your pupils know about latitude and longitude? Make sure they have a thorough understanding of this topic by completing the comprehensive series of activities included here. Learners simulate latitude and longitude, take notes,...
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EdTech Tuesdays: NewsBug

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Here is a great sneak peek into the NewsBug app, which curates news stories and images that are appropriate for classroom use, and is free from social media connections and in-app purchases.
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A President's Vision: Ronald Reagan

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Young historians gain a fantastic overview of Ronald Reagan's term as president through analysis of several primary and secondary sources presented on this educational poster.
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Chocolate Taste-Testing: Introduction to Loco for Cocoa

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Is the price of chocolate a good indicator of taste? Your learners will approach this question through experimentation and analysis, and will then delve into the rich history and complexity of cacao and chocolate.
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Inside India

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this...
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A President's Vision: Lyndon Baines Johnson

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Learners take a closer look at the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, including the Great Society and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, through image analysis and primary source worksheets.
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Gender Roles

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Class members identify gender-specific roles and expectations in American society today by surveying adults, examining modern entertainment, and researching historical figures.
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A President's Vision: Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Invite your learners to take a close look at Abraham Lincoln's presidency through analysis worksheets of several images and primary documents, presented on an educational poster entirely dedicated to this great United States president.
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A President's Vision: George Washington

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Who knew that one poster about George Washington could have so many learning possibilities attached to it? Here you'll find an attractive learning display on the first president of the United States, as well as worksheets and...
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A President's Vision: Thomas Jefferson

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Here you'll find a fantastic resource for analyzing several primary sources regarding Thomas Jefferson's presidency, from his election and home in Monticello to the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Louisiana Purchase.
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George Washington: A National Treasure

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take a closer look at the life and presidency of George Washington with this great set of lesson plans and worksheets. The resource includes a timeline of the president's life and multiple opportunities for primary source and image...
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Telling Tales with Kamishibai

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Kamishibai (paper drama), is a Japanese form of storytelling that uses emakimono (paper picture scrolls), to relay a moral lesson. As part of a series of resources that examine Japanese art and artists, learners watch a video retelling...
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Preparation is key when it comes to dealing with disasters. Starting with a lesson series centered around researching the facts about different types of emergencies, children go on to create preparedness plans and learn how to respond in...
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An Overview of Slavery through Rotating Stations

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Here is a fantastic activity where your class members will learn about the institution of slavery through a series of well-designed learning stations, which include several types of sources and mediums such as poetry, music, video, and...
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On the Road to Revolution: Creating a Living Timeline

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Divided into nine topic groups, from the Proclamation of 1763 to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, your young historians will research major events on the road to the American Revolution and then create a 2-3 minute sketch explaining...
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The Bill of Rights

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
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The Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and Today

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Discover the fascinating history of the Equal Rights Amendment and discuss the major implications and considerations associated with it today. Here you will find background information on the topic, a graphic organizer summarizing...
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Best Friends MiniBook

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Share this printable book with young readers and teach them what it means to be best friends with someone. This short, lighthearted story is perfect for primary-aged students still developing their foundational reading skills. 
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The Mayflower's Atlantic Crossing

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
By the end of this interdisciplinary activity, youngsters will be able to describe the Gulf Stream ocean current and how it impacted the journey of the Mayflower ship. Reading, research, and the use of a really neat interactive website,...
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Why Animals Migrate

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Are you looking for a moving lesson on animal migration for kids? This one will get you there! It includes class discussion, several high-quality video clips, a printable note-taking table, and a Venn diagram for comparing and...
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Animal Migrations

For Teachers K - 3rd
Here is a fabulous set of activities for your young scientists. Each lesson contains map, hands-on, and game activities that will help the class understand why and how animals migrate from one place to another. First they'll examine the...
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Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity,...
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Classroom Paper Recycling

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading about the history and recycling of paper, creative crafters collaborate to think of a new process for making recycled paper. A complete teacher's guide and student worksheets are included. There is no written procedure for...
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Oral History Interview Questions Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th
What is an oral history interview? What goes into the planning and what should be said? Why is it important that we know and learn from oral history? This is an excellent worksheet to support your young historians as they conduct...
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Should We Eat Bugs?

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Cricket cookies? Mealworm mac and cheese? Bugs are super nutritious! Why don't we eat them? Viewers discover the history of entomophagy, that is, the practice of eating insects and spiders, by viewing a fascinating video that explores...
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
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American Presidents: John Quincy Adams

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A skinny-dipping president? John Quincy Adams was a bible reader by morning and a skinny-dipper by late morning, apparently. His strong beliefs and lack of persuasive power ultimately ended his time in presidency, but he did go on to...
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Central Conflict in Eagle Song (Revisit Chapter 1, Begin Chapter 2)

For Teachers 4th Standards
While continuing to read the book Eagle Song, your class learns to cite specific details when answering questions and to use context clues when encountering unknown words. Learners begin by listening as the teacher reads aloud the first...
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Comparing "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" and Chapter 3 of Eagle Song

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders gain experience comparing multiple versions of a story as they continue reading the book Eagle Song. After first revisiting the article "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" from the previous unit, the class independently...
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Rereading Portions of the Iroquois Constitution and Eagle Song: "Somebody In Wanted But So"

For Teachers 4th Standards
A new close reading approach is introduced as learners continue with the novel Eagle Song in the twelfth instructional activity of this unit. This reading comprehension strategy focuses on identifying the character, setting, motivation,...
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Learning from Aionwahta and Danny's Father (Chapter 4, "The Visit")

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders continue reading and discussing Eagle Song in the thirteenth lesson of a literature unit. Starting with small group discussions about different aspects of Native American culture, readers analyze the beliefs held by...
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How Danny Responds to Conflict (Chapter 5, "The Longest Day")

For Teachers 4th Standards
As they continue to read Eagle Song, learners further develop their reading comprehension skills while working collaboratively with their peers. Following a similar format to previous lessons in this unit, the teacher reads aloud the...
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Explaining the Themes of Eagle Song: (Chapter 8, "Peace")

For Teachers 4th Standards
Your class reaches the end of the novel Eagle Song as young readers focus on determining the theme of this story. Similar to previous lessons in the unit, the teacher begins with a read aloud of the first few pages of chapter 8, before...
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Planning and Drafting Explanatory Paragraphs

For Teachers 4th Standards
"I love it when a plan comes together." Building on the previous activity in this unit, young writers use their graphic organizers to create a draft of their constitution explanatory paragraphs. The teacher models this process for the...
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Organizing the Sections of Our Constitution

For Teachers 4th Standards
Young writers use the Iroquois Constitution as a model to help them organize their own class constitution in the seventh lesson of this unit. Using this historic text helps students better understand the structure of this type of...
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Digital Citizenship Pledge

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What does it mean to be a digital citizen? It means being responsible, respectful, and having the same type of behavior one would expect in a classroom setting. The core of this lesson revolves around discussion and brainstorming...
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Picture Perfect

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Here is a very interesting topic that will really get the class thinking about gender, beauty, advertising, and digital photography. The class explores the ways digital images can be altered to change a person's appearance and how the...
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Selling Stereotypes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
I love this topic and don't think it is discussed nearly enough. Learners consider how boys and girls are stereotyped around the world and how marketing uses and promotes these stereotypes by how they package or present children's toys....
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Synthesizing Research: How Colonists Were Interdependent

For Teachers 4th Standards
Following the formative assessment of this unit, young scholars present the information they gathered on their specific colonial trade to the rest of the class. Working in groups, learners create posters describing the particular job...
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End of Unit Assessment: On-Demand Paragraph Writing

For Teachers 4th Standards
In a two-part instructional activity, fourth graders are first assessed on their ability to produce an explanatory paragraph and then participate in a gallery walk, presenting their final constitution paragraphs to their peers. To...
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Examining Models: Criteria for Success for Our Explanatory Paragraphs

For Teachers 4th Standards
Following up their writing of a school constitution, fourth graders prepare to write a paragraph explaining the document to their peers. After looking at two writing samples, the teacher assists learners in developing their own criteria...
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Our Constitution: Linking Words and Phrases

For Teachers 4th Standards
Working with the organized class constitution created in the previous lesson, fourth graders learn how certain words and phrases can be used to improve the flow of a piece of writing. By reading aloud their writing, learners notice how...
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Close Read: Communication and Conflict Resolution Strategies

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders practice their close reading skills with a short text on conflict resolution. Working in pairs, learners read and reread the article Smart Speak by Marilyn Cram Donahue as they identify the main idea and use context clues...
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Creating Our Parts of the Constitution

For Teachers 4th Standards
After rereading parts of the Iroquois Constitution from previous lessons as well as articles on conflict resolution and bullying, fourth graders work in pairs to write sections of their school constitution. Using the provided writing...
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Separate But Equal - Is It Black or White?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The story of Ruby Bridges and the case of Brown vs. The Board of Education are fantastic tools for discussing the concept of separate but equal. Kids tackle some big questions about what is fair, what is civil, and what rights or laws...
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Sensory “Star Spangled Banner”

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Music can help us to access memories and events in a meaningful way, and Francis Scott Key used specific words to convey what he had seen and felt when writing what would become America's national anthem. Help your class connect to the...
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Summarizing and Synthesizing: Planning for Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad

For Teachers 4th Standards
In instructional activity 13 of this unit on colonial trade, young researchers learn about apprentices as they prepare to write help-wanted ads for the specific trade they have been researching. To begin, the class listens closely as the...
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Building Background Knowledge: Colonial Craftspeople

For Teachers 4th Standards
In the first lesson plan of this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders gain background knowledge of different jobs performed by early colonists. The class begins with a slide show presentation that includes a variety of great...
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Synthesizing Information: Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders view examples of help-wanted ads as they plan and create their own writing in the fourteenth lesson of this unit on colonial trade. The engagement of the class is captured when the teacher shares an actual help-wanted ad...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Working with Two Texts - Reading, Listening, Summarizing, and Synthesizing

For Teachers 4th Standards
As a summative assessment for this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders listen to and read informational texts in order to demonstrate their ability to take notes, write summaries, and draw connections. Young scholars first listen as...
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My Online Community

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
The Internet isn't a place, but it is made up of real people. As your students will find out, it is a way to connect people and ideas to build a larger and more global community. They'll draw, discuss, and explore vocabulary as they...
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Researching and Note-Taking: Building Expertise About a Colonial Trade

For Teachers 4th Standards
Building on the previous lesson in this unit on colonial trade, the ninth lesson has young experts continuing their research and writing summaries of the information they find. To begin, children participate in guided practice where they...
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Reading and Taking Notes on Colonial Trades

For Teachers 4th Standards
In the tenth instructional activity of this unit, young scholars learn to categorize information as they continue researching their colonial trade. During guided practice, the teacher models how to read informational text slowly while...
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Listening Closely and Taking Notes: Colonial Trade Podcast About the Wheelwright

For Teachers 4th Standards
Voices from the past. Young scholars listen to a podcast interview with a historical re-enactor as they continue their research in the eleventh lesson of this unit on colonial trade. Applying their close reading skills, learners first...
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Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Inferring About the Silversmith Trade in Colonial Times

For Teachers 4th Standards
The seventh lesson plan in this unit on colonial trade assesses fourth graders' ability to use details from an informational text to make inferences and create a piece of informative writing. The included assessment begins with learners...
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Listening Closely and Taking Notes in Expert Groups: Colonial Trade Podcast

For Teachers 4th Standards
The twelfth instructional activity of this unit builds on the skills developed in the previous instructional activity, as fourth graders continue their quest to become experts on colonial trade by listening to interviews with historical...
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Researching and Note-Taking: Becoming an Expert on a Colonial Trade

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders work in small groups to become experts on different colonial trades in the eighth lesson of this unit. Working toward the long-term goal of writing a piece of historical fiction, young scholars read informational texts and...
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Cold Case Files: Solving the Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of...
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Grade 1 Literacy in Social Studies: My Informational Report About Community Workers

For Teachers 1st Standards
Get ready to teach a unit about community workers that uses Common Core literacy standards as a way to connect language arts and social studies. The packet is printable and contains teaching strategies, scripted activities, and...
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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis lesson focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read informational...
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My First Biography: Christopher Columbus Storia Teaching Guide | Scholastic.com

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Sail with Christopher Columbus on a biographical reading adventure. Young explorers learn about the life of Sir Columbus as they hone their comprehension skills through guiding questions, shared reading, and fluency practice. Included in...
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Mapping World Heritage

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
World heritage sites can be found around the globe. Many of these sites are noted for their importance in representing culture and location. Each activity included in this resource focuses on latitude/longitude, map skills, finding...
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Digging for Clues

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Make critical and creative thinkers out of your class, with an archeology-based project they'll love. They start the activity by first researching what archeologists do, then they generate a list of the qualities archeologists need to be...
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Native Americans in Georgia History

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Let your learners find out firsthand what hunting and gathering was really like, with a role-play activity they will remember for years. The class researches how indigenous people used plants and animals to survive while respecting and...
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Investigating Pressure

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Play "Would You Rather" with your physical science class as an anticipatory set. Each game question is related to the pressure put on an area of the body. Let this activate a discussion on forces, pressure, and area. Give your class...
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Written Conversation: The Need for School Constitutions

For Teachers 4th Standards
Do schools need written constitutions? Fourth graders dive into this constructive conversation by answering, sharing, and discussing five relevant prompts. The written conversations protocol, a highly effective discussion management...
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Tsunami...Harbor Wave!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners examine the tsunami of 2004. They look at what created the wave, the destruction it caused, and the needs of the survivors. Pupils utilize an interactive website that sheds further light on the causes of tsunamis and the types...
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Launching Readers Theater Groups: Identifying Passages from Esperanza Rising for Readers Theater that Connect to the UDHR

For Teachers 5th Standards
Teach young readers how to compare two texts and select passages that exemplify a specific theme with Lesson 6 from Unit 3. Begin by modeling how an expert reader selects examples from a text, performing a think aloud on how Article 2 of...
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Selfless Service and The Giving Tree - Building Ethical Conscience

For Teachers 5th
Upper elementary schoolers investigate philanthropy and selflessness by reading a children's book. In this ethics lesson plan, they read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and research Mahatma Gandhi's troublesome, yet inspiring, life....
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Where in the World:Dramatizing Geography

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students complete an online geography activity and role play the results.  In this where in the world activity, students create a tableau in pairs and act out their dialogue. Student tableau tells destinations attributes.
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Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson, where students crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions.  Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and practice math...
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Beethoven Manuscript Sold at Auction

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars react to a series of statements about Beethoven, then read a news article about the sale of a 179-year-old manuscript by the musical genius. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a...
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Gold Rush California and its Diverse Population

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students compare contemporary cultural differences with historical differences based on population percentage. In this cross-curriculum Gold Rush/math instructional activity, students analyze aspects of California's Gold Rush population...
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Traveler: Webelos Activity Workbook

For Students 4th - 5th
This three-page learning exercise is designed to be used by the Weblos of Boy Scouts of America. They are given 13 choices of academic activities that involve the use of maps, geography, math, and money. They must complete five of the...
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The Cowboy Life

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Travel back in time to the 1800s and research the Old West! Elementary and middle schoolers work with a partner to complete at least four activities from a list provided by the teacher. They use these activities to present their...
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Great Lakes Homepage for Kids

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here are some outstanding lessons on the geology and history of the Great Lakes. These lessons are divided into Grade 4 -6, and Grade 7 - 8 activities. The activities all use the background information, maps, graphs, data, and Great...
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Lesson: Snake Handling

For Teachers K - 5th
Are the studies of art and archeology connected? You bet they are! Young scholars research the ancient temples of Mexico by visiting an archaeology site. They describe the various temples they see, taking note of shapes, stairs, details,...
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Life-Sized Drawing

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Ocean explorers or mathematicians research the wreck of the CSS H.L. Hunley. They investigate the actual dimensions of the Hunley using math and measuring skills. Afterward, they sketch a large scale drawing of the submarine outdoors on...
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Keep It Private

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Internet sites ask for a lot of personal information these days and most youngsters are not aware what is safe for them to share. By showing your class online check-out pages for sites such as Amazon, ETSY, and LEGO they will begin to...
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Marching into Civil War Times: Little Women, Past and Present

For Teachers 5th
Here is a fine unit of lessons which compare and contrast the culture during the time period of the classic book, Little Women to present day. Topics covered are the family, politics, morality, fashion, transportation, cities, historical...
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Everyday Documents

For Students 4th - 8th
Almost more of a lesson than a worksheet, this particular resource has learners examine different types of historical documents. There is a historical docment embedded in the worksheet that learners study, and they also bring in...
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Energy Audit

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners collect data about energy usage and use mathematical calculations to analyze their data. In this energy conservation and statistics math lesson, students survey their homes to complete an energy usage worksheet. Learners...
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Adapting the Game Concentration

For Teachers 1st - 12th
I love classroom games, and this plan deftly describes how you can use the game Concentration across the curriculum to reinforce skills. I wish I would have thought of this when I was teaching this age level. These kinds of games are...
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Lesson: Emphasis on Exaggeration

For Teachers K - 5th
His ears, head, and designs are all an exaggerated form of art. Learners examine a South American sculpture in terms of how exaggeration was used to convey meaning. They then work through the design process as they create similarly...
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Grow a Musical Instrument

For Teachers K - 6th
Music, culture, social studies, and plant growth all in one! Kids explore the various type of traditional African instruments that are made out of gourds. They then grow their own gourds and use them to create a wide variety of African...
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Understanding Latitude and Longitude

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Teaching learners about latitude and longitude can get a little complicated. Present the concept by first representing it as a graph. Just like finding a location on a graph using the x and y-axis, learners will be able to locate items...