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Vocabulary in Context: Wilderness Survival

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? A high-interest reading passage offers practical advice while incorporating vocabulary practice. Follow-up worksheets focus on skills such as defining words, making inferences, and...
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The Swimming Hole by Laura Ingalls Wilder

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This PowerPoint provides a summary, comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and links for independent activities related to the story "The Swimming Hole" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Age-appropriate definitions of such literacy elements...
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Little House in the Census: Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How would you use census data from 1880-1900? Here are a set of ways you can incorporate the book Little House on the Prairie and US census data from that time period. Learners will research the validity or the book based on factual...
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English Vocabulary Skills: AWL Sublist 7 - Exercise 6b

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive English vocabulary skills worksheet, students answer 10 matching questions which require them to fill in the blanks in 10 sentences. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Introduce Vocabulary: Smoky Night

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate tier two vocabulary words. In this vocabulary lesson, students assess the meaning of vocabulary words found while reading Smoky Night. Students record their new vocabulary words using a word journal or discovery chart.
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ELD Lesson Plan: Building Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th
Build wilderness vocabulary and teach sixth graders how to use the words in sentences! In this ELD vocabulary lesson plan, learners watch a film which includes all of the wilderness/forest vocabulary that is included in the activity....
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Our Town List 1 Worksheet

For Students 10th - 12th
Build vocabulary while reading Our Town, Thornton Wilder's Broadway play. This two-page resource highlights 20 tricky vocabulary words like alacrity, epitaph, languid, and vestige. In the first activity, pupils answer questions that use...
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Our Town List 2 Worksheet

For Students 7th - 8th
Read Our Town with your class, and introduce them to new vocabulary words. Twenty words (like agrarian, crestfallen, and ennui) are the focus, and learners complete to exercises to better acquaint themselves with the new words. Although...
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Vocabulary: The Jr. Iditarod Race

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this vocabulary activity worksheet, students draw lines to connect the vocabulary words with their definitions, complete the sentences, and write a sports announcement.
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Vocabulary Practice for Week 2: The Call of the Wild

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this vocabulary worksheet, students learn 20 words in a list. Students answer 11 varied questions about the meanings of the words. Although it is not labeled with a title, these vocabulary words are related to The Call of the Wild by...
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Vocabulary Practice: Little House on the Prairie

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this vocabulary worksheet, students learn ten words in a list. Students then answer 11 short answer questions about the meaning of the words. This worksheet appears to be related to the book Little House on the Prairie.
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Vocabulary Practice: Word Meanings

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this vocabulary worksheet, students circle the letter of the meaning of a word in a sentence that is in bold type, 8 sentences total.
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ELD Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th
Take a trip to the outdoors with this ELD lesson. After watching a video about the forest (not included in the lesson), pupils practice defining a list of given words about the wilderness. Teachers can alter these words based on his or...
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Our Town List 3 Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
Grapple with the challenging vocabulary that will arise in Our Town before readers get stumped. Provided here are two activities that focus on 20 words. In the first part, pupils answer questions that use the vocabulary words in context....
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Introduce Vocabulary: Smoky Night (Bunting)

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Experience the Los Angeles Riots through the eyes of a child in Even Bunting's poignant story Smoky Night. Use this text as you teach vocabulary in context, using comprehension questions to help scholars make connections to outside...
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"Little House in the Big Woods" Chapter 1- Vocabulary Words

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this vocabulary word list worksheet, students study a list of 12 words from chapter 1 of "Little House in the Big Woods." There are no directions given with this worksheet.
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Minnesota Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 5th
In this vocabulary activity worksheet, students read the statements about Minnesota. Students complete the 10 statements with words from the word bank.
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Little House On The Prairie: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Laura Ingalls Wilder memorialized life in the American West with her Little House on the Prairie series. Readers explore the first book in the series using a novel study guide. Along with standard text-based questions, scholars complete...
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Adventure Tours: Vocabulary Practice

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this synonyms worksheet, students read ten sentences about travel and touring and analyze the word in boldface type. Students select the synonym for that word from 3 choices.
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Little House on the Prairie Chapters 17 and 18

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this literature assessment worksheet, students complete a 17 question multiple choice vocabulary and comprehension quiz about chapters 17 and 18 of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
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Little House in the Big Woods Vocabulary: Chapter 7

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this Little House in the Big Woods worksheet, students write the number of the correct vocabulary word on the line before its provided definition. All five words can be found in Chapter 7 of Little House in the Big Woods.
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Hatchet: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Take an in-depth look into Gary Paulsen's Hatchet with a concept guide. With a list and explanation of thematic motifs, types of conflicts, and vocabulary in the novel, learners will engage with the text in a whole new way.
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Camping is Fun!

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this word meanings in context worksheet, students read the passage about camping and think about the meanings of the words backpack, campfire, route, compass, waterproof, scenery, chore, and wilderness. Students then label the...
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Worksheet 2. Vocabulary Practice

For Students 5th - 7th
For this vocabulary worksheet, students circle the letter of the correct meaning of the word or phrase in bold. There are 8 questions on this page.
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Divide Mixed Numbers: English Learners

For Students 4th - 6th
In this ELL, vocabulary acquisition learning exercise, students read 5 definitions of the word "trail" then match each definition with a sentence that uses the word according to its definition.
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Hatchet: Novel Study

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Thanks to Gary Paulsen's Hatchet, teen readers now know it's possible to survive in the wilderness. A study guide for the novel discusses common topics and vocabulary words found within the text. Additionally, readers get the chance to...
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Lesson Plan- Survival Unit Lesson 7 Is Number 7 Of 15 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students read the book Hatchet and discuss survival. In this language arts instructional activity, students read the first part of Hatchet and discuss what survival means and then move on to vocabulary building exercises.
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Survive

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate how objects can be used in the context of surviving in the wilderness. In this survival and simple machines lesson, students discuss survival skills and work in groups to complete a situation worksheet about...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Encounters

For Teachers 5th
Each literary skill is linked to a part of speech in this ELD lesson plan, which works with three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Grizzly Bear Family Book, The Golden Lion Tamarin Comes Home," and "My Side of the Mountain"). Learners...
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Reading Comprehension: "Wild"

For Students 7th - 9th
Develop reading skills in your middle school classroom with this short reading passage. Consider assigning your class a reading strategy to practice as they read the selection. Ten reading comprehension and vocabulary-in-context...
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What Can We Do?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Motivate young conservationists to stand up and make a change. After learning about the efforts in Cascade Nation Park to reduce carbon emissions in order to preserve the wilderness, students work in groups creating action plans for...
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The Sign of the Beaver Study Guide

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Couple an in-depth study guide with your unit on The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare. With vocabulary exercises, discussion questions, and activities about facts and opinions, the study guide is a good way to inspire...
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Hiking / Trekking

For Students 4th - 6th
In this online/interactive vocabulary usage worksheet, students use the words and phrases in the word bank to fill in the blanks and complete the sentences. Students write 10 answers.
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ELD Lesson Plan: Off to Adventure!

For Teachers 3rd
It's time for adventure! After reading three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Lost and Found," "The Ballad of Mulan," and "The Waterfall,"), various vocabulary words about feelings, the wilderness, and different situations are...
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Brian's Hunt Novel Study

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Brian is back to adventures in the wilderness in Brian's Hunt. Scholars continue deeper beyond the study of Hatchet by taking a look at its sequel, Brian's Hunt. The novel study takes scholars through vocabulary study, character...
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Brian's Return Novel Study

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Do some pupils seem to struggle fitting in and finding their place in world? They most likely identify with Brian in Brian's Return. After his time in the wilderness, Brian struggles to fit in with society. Scholars analyze thoughts,...
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Little House In The Big Woods: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Author Laura Ingalls Wilder takes readers back to the good ole days. In Little House in the Big Woods, she tells scholars about a family living in the woods during the 1870s. While reading, they complete sentences with vocabulary words,...
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Adventure Tours: Vocabulary Practice

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this meaning of words learning exercise, students analyze the word in bold type in 10 sentences about adventure tours. From three choices, students choose the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to that word.
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Little House in the Big Woods Vocabulary: Chapter 7

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this vocabulary worksheet, students look through chapter 7 of the book Little House in the Big Woods in order to determine the definition of the given vocabulary word. Once the word is found, students match the word to its definition.
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Little House in the Big Woods Vocabulary: Chapter 8

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this vocabulary instructional activity, students look through chapter 8 of Little House in the Big Woods in order to determine the definition of the given vocabulary word. Once the word is found, students match the word to its...
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Little House in the Big Woods Vocabulary: Chapter 9

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In this vocabulary worksheet, students look through chapter 9 of Little House in the Big Woods to determine the definition of the given vocabulary word. Once the word is found, students match the word to its definition.
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Little House in the Big Woods Vocabulary: Chapter 8

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
In this fill in the blank worksheet, students write the number of the correct vocabulary word on the line before its provided definition. All four words can be found in Chapter 8 of Little House in the Big Woods.
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Little House in the Big Woods Vocabulary: Chapter 9

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
In this fill in the blank learning exercise, students write the number of the correct vocabulary word on the line before its provided definition. All six words can be found in Chapter 9 of Little House in the Big Woods.
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The Elements of Film

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are given a film vocabulary terms packet and a variety of graphic organizers. They view excerpts of films that illustrate the vocabulary terms and record their observations on the graphic organizers.
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Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Readers of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet will benefit from a 17-page packet that includes vocabulary lists and activities, journal prompts, discussion questions, and cross-curricular activities. Through the activities, projects, and discussion...
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Houston Wildlife Adaptations

For Teachers 4th - 6th
  Young scholars conduct a case study from a Houston Wilderness site for at least four times in a six week span.  In this ecosystem lesson, students learn about their surrounding wildlife by creating a PowerPoint presentation, using...
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Words Into Expressions

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this ELL vocabulary worksheet, learners read the definitions of the words in the box. Students then underline the correct word in each sentence based on the definitions.
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The Corps of Discovery

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine exploration by reading a book about discovery. In this American history lesson, students read the book The Corps of Discovery and discuss the treatment and behavior of the Native American people. Students define Native...
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Vertical Farming

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Create a vegetation high rise! Scholars study the trend of vertical farming and the requirements needed for a successful crop. The lesson from the ACS Reactions series explores the advantages and disadvantages in relation to traditional...
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Go, West, Pack Light!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars investigate the hardships related to pioneer life and the Wagon Train. They listen to an excerpt from the book "Little House on the Prairie," and discuss the hardships faced by pioneers travelling west. In small groups...
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Lesson Plan Aid for Book Punch- Little House in the Big Woods

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders experience various literacy activities based on the book,Little House in the Big Woods. In this literacy activity, 4th graders explore the main characters and develop text to self connections.
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Little House in the Census: Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students view copies of the 1880 and 1900 censuses and then create and conduct their own census of their homes, comparing all three.
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How Does Preserving Wilderness Enhance Forestry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify events of the environmental movement in the United States.  For this environment  lesson students study Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir, who had a great impact on the environmental movement. 
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Orienteering - The Fundamentals

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students investigate the concept of a compass and it has been used in the past and in modern times. They practice using it in the wilderness in order to test its importance in various exploring activities. Each activity is accompanied by...
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Forest Food Chains and Webs

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore forest ecological systems. In this ecology lesson, students classify forest plants and animals according to their ecological roles. Students play a related vocabulary guessing game.  Students choose a card on which a...
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Survival Unit: Lesson 14 of 15

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars pair read Part 2 of Julie of the Wolves and highlight vocabulary words they find interesting. In this Julie of the Wolves lesson, students discuss the plot and characters and then write three goals for themselves that...
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Literature Circle: Next Spring an Oriole By Gloria Whelan

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars examine and research the various modes of travel of the first settlers in Michigan. They read the book, Next Spring an Oriole, complete a word search, look up vocabulary words in a dictionary, and analyze chapters from the...
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Native Language Ties

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study the meaning of various native languages related to directions. In this earth science lesson, 7th graders complete a vocabulary worksheet.
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Illness and Medicine in Pioneer Indiana

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students review some of the common illnesses and medical treatments during the pioneer era in Indiana. They give reasons why commitment to the common good, courage, and compassion were traits pioneers used during times of sickness in the...
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Virginian Contributors

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the contributions of native Virginians to the United States. For each person, they read excerpts of a book about their contributions and organize the information in a chart. In groups, they become an expert on one of...
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Section One: What is Biodiversity?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Four intriguing and scientific activities invite learners to explore the natural resources of their town. The activities cover concepts such as genetic traits, organizing species in a taxonomy, the differences between different species...
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ESL/ELD: Learning about Ash Wednesday

For Students 5th - 10th
An overview of the history and tradition of Ash Wednesday in 2 paragraphs is accompanied by an array of language activities: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation,...
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Johnny Appleseed

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate Johnny Appleseed.  In this cross curriculum literacy and U.S. history lesson, students listen to Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg, and dictate important events in his life as the teacher writes them on index...
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Leach Out and Touch Someone

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students discuss how groundwater becomes polluted. In groups, they design and create models of groundwater pollution sources. They demonstrate to the class how the water may become contaminated from local and nonlocal pollution sources.
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Idioms Quiz: nature

For Students 4th - 6th
In this English idioms worksheet, students complete sentences by interpreting idioms about nature.
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Snowy Owl Adaptations

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore the adaptations that are made by the snowy owl. They discuss why these adaptations are necessary and how they protect the owl. Students create a snowy owl puppet.
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Adventures in Nature: Lesson 1

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. In this literature lesson, 6th graders watch a video about the author that explains her book writing and history as a naturalist. They answer...
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Johnny Appleseed

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students engage in a study of apples using children's literature. They conduct research using a variety of resources. Student list facts about apples and compare them while answering some guided questions. They plant some apple seeds and...
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Westward Ho!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore what life was like on the American frontier. They participate in a simulation of frontier life using Oregon Trail computer software, create an Oregon Trail newsletter, develop a timeline, and conduct interviews with...
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Investigate a New Word from "Notes from the Trail"

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read and take notes from Notes from the Trail. In this reading fluency lesson plan, students read back and share their notes finding 7-10 new words. Students define, write an unrelated sentence and present.
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Middle Ages: Lesson 12

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore England's history by participating in a review game. In this Medieval technology instructional activity, 6th graders discuss methods used to capture birds in the Middle Ages and use them as weaponry. Students create...
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Don't Fence Me In

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine historical information about the development of barbed wire and practice identifying geometric terms. After reading through background information, they participate in several activities that include making calculations...
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Dibble Pond Ecosystem

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students collect specimen and analyze it. In this biology lesson, students analyze and evaluate the diversity found in specific environment. They use the correct terminology as they do their write up for the experiment.
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Illness and Medicine in Pioneer Indiana

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate sicknesses in Pioneer Era Indiana. In this medical treatments lesson plan students list medical problems of the era, who cured the problem, and what the cure was. Students also read and discuss the death of...
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Wagon Train

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Students use educational software to examine the hardships and problem solving skills needed by the pioneers as they endured frontier life. They work as teams while using the game simulation. They work a number of project while not on...
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Regionalism as Seen Through the National Parks

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders see a video of some of our country's national parks. As each one is introduced they write down its name and location and star* the areas they find unique and interesting. After the video is over they share at least one of...
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"Julie of the Wolves"

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research life in Alaska and compare life there to their lives in this lesson. They read "Julie of the Wolves." They research through the novel and other reference books facts about the Alaskan climate and geography. They...
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Fur Trade Economics

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students demonstrate understanding of what the fur trade was and how it was operated, including the bartering process, by participating in a mock trade activity and assessing the value of items based on their needs and wants.
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We Are Colony! Settlement Design

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils explore government systems. In this colonial America lesson, students consider colonial settlement needs as they design settlements that can sustain themselves and meet the needs of colonists.
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The Voice of a “Lost Generation”: Environmental Bumper Stickers

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students explore environmental issues through video and discussions. In this environmental lesson students create  bumper stickers to demonstrate ability to use clear, concise and attention-getting language.