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Students explore the concept of crossing cultures. They examine how Americans may be viewed by people in another culture and discover that that Peace Corps Volunteers are trained to cross cultures respectfully so that they are accepted in their host culture, and that misunderstandings are minimized.
Young scholars interpret how scientists have explored Saturn. In this NASA based astronomy lesson plan, students create a timeline depicting the study of Saturn from 1610 until 2010. Each student will write a letter to Galileo discussing how the understanding of Saturn has evolved.
Welcome to Jamestown! Third and fourth graders read and analyze primary source documents about Jamestown or Fort James. They read and analyze descriptions of Fort James from primary sources. They access a website to explore more information and complete an associated worksheet.
Fifth graders research and explore what life would be like for human colonists on Mars. They explore various websites, read and discuss newspaper articles, develop a chart of the hardships and conditions that would be faced by colonists on Mars, and write a letter from the point of view of a human colonist living on Mars.
Students explore Asia as they read a fiction or no-fiction book. In this English Literature lesson plan, students read the book of their choice and then create a book folder to be used in an East Asian Book Display for the library. This book display can be created to coincide with East Asian Awareness Month in May.
Students explore the tradition of Osage ribbonwork. Through research and discussion, they identify ways in which ribbonwork was used by the Osage people. Students explain how European trade goods were used to create Osage clothing. They create their own variation of a ribbonwork design using paper.