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Great Picture Books to Teach Social Studies for Grade K-3

For Teachers K - 3rd
Every class enjoys reading new books at the beginning of a unit. Use this resource to identify a variety of books for kindergarten to third grade that can be used to complement social studies standards. The books can kindle learners'...
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Elementary GoodWork Toolkit

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Excellence, ethics, and engagement are the three E's featured in a unit that promotes good work among elementary scholars. Through discussion, reflection, read-alouds, activity worksheets, and written responses, participants gain...
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Let’s Go to Summer Camp: Lower Grade Bands

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Going to summer camp can be an exciting yet terrifying experience for kids. Whether or not your class members are going to camp, this lesson can be used to foster social, academic, and self-efficacy skills in learners of any ability...
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Context Clues

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Using context clues is an effective way to define unfamiliar words. Encourage elementary learners to look at the sentences around the word in question, with a short informative slideshow presentation.
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Grammar Up

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Get your grammar groove on with an app designed to test your understanding of syntax and vocabulary. Great for building older elementary students' ability to accurately select words, you'll find practice tests that range from basic...
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Mixed Breed Fantasy Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Ever seen a crockapeep or a giraffule? How about a catmel? Elementary school artists are encouraged to let their imaginations roam and create images of imaginary creatures by combining parts of two or more animals,
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Time For Kids: Making Inferences and Reading for Details

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this Time For Kids:  making inferences and reading for details worksheet, learners give advice to students in new situations, then use the information in the Sept. 19, 2003 issue of Time For Kids to answer 11 questions about current...
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Animal Adaptations: Migration and Hibernation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
When winter comes, animals are faced with two choices: migrate to a warmer climate or hibernate until spring arrives. Explore these interesting animal behaviors with the learning activities in this elementary life science activity. To...
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Using Possessive Pronouns in Your Writing

For Students 4th - 6th
If you want a brief exercise on possessive pronouns, this worksheet may come in handy. It provides an example of a sentence that was improved by using a possessive pronoun, and then nine additional sentences for practice. Young...
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Holidays Around the World

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Holidays are a wonderful opportunity to reunite with family, celebrate traditions, and pass on customs to the next generation. Elementary learners learn about international holidays before creating an ABC book that features one holiday...
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Soup to Nuts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of idioms as they learn about philanthropy. In this literature and service learning lesson, students read Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen and examine negative idioms. Students reflect on hurtful language...
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Promoting Daily Fitness; Mini Game

For Teachers K - 5th
Students evaluate human health by completing an interactive activity on the Internet. For this food choice lesson, students identify a list of foods which can make you unhealthy and sick compared to a list of nutritional ingredients....
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For Teachers 6th Standards
Teach your class to think outside the box. Scholars use the concept of equality to solve a problem in the assessment task. They determine how to use a scale to identify the one box out of a set of nine boxes that is heavier than the others.
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Northwest Coast Indians: Spring and Summer Salmon

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students research the importance of salmon to the Northwest Coastal Indians. In this salmon and Native American history lesson, students read and research books about the Northwest Coast Indians. Students read origin stories about salmon...
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Lessons from The Lorax

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students read and watch a video of The Lorax by Dr. Suess. As a class, they answer a set of questions about how the environment was affected by industries. They also brainstorm a list of possible solutions to help curb the pollution.
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For Teachers K - 6th
Learners design colored Easter eggs in this simple Art lesson for the elementary classroom. The dye is created using almost boiling water and should be done by the teacher. This lesson is ideal for the spring-time months and includes...
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African American Life After the Civil War - Sharecropping

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
What is the sharecropping system? What role did it play in the post-Civil War economy of the South? Who were the sharecroppers? Who employed them? How were they paid? To answer these questions, kids examine a series of sharecropper...
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Family Album "A Patchwork Quilt"

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders list of four important life events They create a quilt square for creating a whole class quilt. This project allows students to be creative and none of the squares look the same.
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Whitewater Canal State Historic Site: A Journey into the Past

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars examine the history of the Whitewater Canal Historic Site. They read and discuss an informational handout, define key vocabulary terms, and complete various math and science word problems.
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Imaginative Interpretations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore how works of art can be inspired by stories by creating their own work of art inspired by a narrative text.
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The Starry Night Time and Day Time

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders complete a unit of lessons on the solar system. They complete various art projects inspired by Van Gogh's 'Starry Night,' create a moon phases book, create a moon phase wind chime, develop a timeline of space exploration,...
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For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students, discussing/brainstorming about food likes/dislikes all around the world with vivid verbs to talk about food preparation, create an original poem on how food is prepared in different parts of the world.