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Young historians study the Angel Island Immigration Station with activities examining primary and secondary source materials, maps, and websites. The unit begins with individuals creating a map of Angel Island, labeling sites on the...
This collection is designed to help you get started with remote learning. We provide an overview of basic strategies and combine them with some tools and resources for you to consider.
This collection provides a 2-week sample plan and a blank template for remote learning. In addition, we provide ideas to get you started in your planning for remote instruction.
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,...
Fifth graders dive into real-world concepts such as human rights, difficult life circumstances, immigration, and personal growth as they read the novel Esperanza Rising. They will compare and contrast characters, pen a two-voice poem,...
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,...
Election season is a great opportunity to hone critical thinking skills in the classroom. Teach young citizens about the ins and outs of the American political system, provide information about current and historical presidential...
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!
What is newsworthy? Who decides? How do video reports differ from printed news? What makes a good video report? What about journalism ethics? Learn all about it in this extra special collection of materials about video news production.
Kids love checklists that allow them to see progress and understand goals. Use this great set of printable "I can" statements with your 6th graders as you move through the school year. It'll keep everyone on the same page, and helps...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: The Importance of Sports in American Culture
Two informational articles provide fifth graders the opportunity to consider the role sports have played in American culture. Over the course of the seven lessons in Module 3A, Unit 1, young scholars review how to read and write...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2b: Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Inventions That Changed People’s Lives
Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Inventions That Changed People’s Lives is an eight-week, three-unit module designed for fifth graders. In the first unit of the module, scholars examine and discuss a graphic novel,...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2b, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist and Considering How Technologies Are Developed to Meet Societal Needs
The first unit in the three-unit Module 2B series has fifth graders begin to build background knowledge about the process of scientific inquiry and how new or improved technologies are developed to meet society's needs. Scholars take a...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2b, Unit 3: Researching Inventions That Changed People’s Lives and Teaching through Graphic Novels
Seventeen lessons in Unit 3 of Module 2B have class members crafting a graphic novel about Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of television. They begin with a storyboard, then add text and images, a glossary of key words, table of contents,...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2b, Unit 2: Case Study: The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth
In Unit 2, students continue to build their reading and writing skills and their understanding of how new or improved technologies are developed to meet the needs of society through a case study of Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2a: Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Biodiversity in Rainforests of the Western Hemisphere
The literacy focus of this three-unit module is on reading scientific and technical text and writing to inform and explain. In Unit 1, young scholars build background knowledge of the rainforest and the scientists who study them. Kathryn...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: How Scientists Communicate About the Living Things of the Rainforest
In the first unit of a three-unit module, young scientists gather background knowledge about the rainforest's biodiversity. They learn how to identify the main idea in an interview and an article and practice notetaking, synthesizing,...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 2: Case Study: The Most Beautiful Roof in the World and the Work of Rainforest Scientist Meg Lowman
Fifth graders continue their investigation of the process scientists use to research by reading Kathryn Lasky’s The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy, the story of Meg Lowman, and the research methods she...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 3: Reading and Writing Like a Scientist: Observing Nature, Conducting Research, and Creating a Field Journal Entry
The 15 lessons in Unit 3 focus on the reading and writing skills scientists use while observing, researching, and recording information in field journals. The unit begins with young scientists learning how to observe and to write precise...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 1, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Readers Theater: Esperanza Rising, From Novel to Script
For a culminating project in the final unit of Module 1, fifth-graders demonstrate what they have learned about human rights by crafting scripts for a Readers Theater performance. The unit begins with class members reading informational...
For Native Americans, the connection between themselves and the land on which they live runs deep and is apparent throughout their different cultures. During a series of three lessons, young scholars explore the culture of the Hopi...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 4: Reading for Research and Writing an Argument: Insecticides: Costs vs. Benefits
In Module 4, sixth-graders research the question of whether the benefits of DDT outweigh its harmful consequences. Unit 1 challenges investigators to read a novel, informational text, and watch videos to gather evidence about DDT’s uses,...
The study of the benefits and harmful effects of using DDT ends in Module 4, with class members drafting, revising, editing, and publishing a research-based position paper in which they use the evidence they have collected to support...