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Getting Along: Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
New ReviewBoost social awareness with two activities focusing on getting along. In the first activity, scholars brainstorm ways to get along with their classmates and create four rules for the classroom. The second activity asks pupils to track...
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Stress: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewTwo activities focus on stress—common stressors and coping strategies. In the first activity, scholars identify stressors and explore ways to keep stress away. To aid the process, learners create a poster and complete a handout...
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Feeling Sad: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewEveryone feels sad sometimes—aide in the coping process with two activities. In the first activity, scholars discuss sadness then complete a worksheet detailing ways four peers can identify their feelings and ways to feel better. The...
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Bullying: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewTwo activities spotlight the concept of bullying. The first activity begins with defining and identifying characteristics of bullying. Small groups then role-play scenarios in which they practice techniques to handle a bully. The second...
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Stress: Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
New ReviewTwo activities focus on stress—its triggers and tools to manage it. The first activity asks pupils to identify personal stress triggers then practice stress management techniques. The second activity gets scholars up and moving with yoga...
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Bullying: Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
New ReviewTwo activities for young scholars explore the concept of bullying. The first activity examines scenarios to point out bullying behavior. The second activity encourages positive peer relationships by identifying kind and respectful...
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Breaking the Great League of Peace and Power: The Six Iroquois Nations During and After the American Revolution

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
New ReviewWhat happens when you can't remain neutral? An informative lesson explores the impact of the American Revolution on the Iroquois Nations. Scholars learn about the six Iroquois nations and their treaty with the newly formed American...
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Fighting for Whose Freedom? Black Soldiers in the American Revolution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewFight for freedom! The instructional activity delves into the world of African American soldiers during the American Revolution. Scholars read documents, such as the Dunmore Proclamation, to understand how the British government treated...
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The Founding Fathers and the Constitutional Struggle Over Centralized Power

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
New ReviewBelieve it or not, the Constitution was America's second attempt at a democratic government. Academics travel back to the past to explore the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation that would eventually lead to the Constitutional...
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The Untold Story: The Black Struggle for Freedom during the Revolutionary War in Maryland

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewThe American Revolution brought freedom to select groups and ignored others. An enlightening resource highlights the struggle of African Americans during the American Revolution and their efforts to escape slavery. Scholars analyze...
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Freedom for All? The Contradictions of Slavery and Freedom in the Maryland Constitution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewFreedom for the few! An interesting lesson focuses on the Maryland Constitution and its lack of freedom for African Americans. Scholars examine the premise of freedom for all—which only extended to a limited few.  Academics complete...
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Democratic Ideas of the 1776 Maryland Constitution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New Review1776 was a year of political upheaval in the American colonies. Academics examine the Maryland Constitution to understand the desire to break with Great Britain. Young historians learn about Maryland's efforts to extend rights to its...
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The Non-Importation Movement

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewBoycott for free trade! An eye-opening lesson explores the non-importation movement created by American colonists in response to the Stamp and Sugar Acts. Scholars specifically look at the impact the boycott had on colonial women who had...
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Was the Stamp Act Fair?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewPledge your loyalty to the king and the Stamp Act or sign an oath against the tax. After simulating an in-class tax for school supplies, young historians consider the reasons for the Stamp Act and similar colonial policies. The...
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Who Burned the Peggy Stewart?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewNot all Patriots were on the same page against the British before the Revolutionary War. While some wanted to use peaceful means, such as debate and petition, others used violence, such as burning ships carrying British tea. Using...
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Runaway Slaves: From the Revolution to the New Republic

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewWho were the enslaved people in colonial America? Using ads from enslavers looking to recapture escaped people, young historians put faces and identities to them. Primary sources, such as wanted ads, help scholars reconstruct who these...