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First graders read a story and locate where the countries in the story are located. In this traditions lesson, 1st graders explore food dishes from different countries and discuss where they are located. Students tell their favorite family traditions and favorite family recipes. Students chart the food dishes in the story.
United Nations: What It Does for Us
Fifth graders will understand what the United Nations Organization does and will be able to identify the aims and purposes of the United Nations. They recognize the seven key areas of the Millennium Declaration.
Citizens For and Against the War of 1812
Use this exceptional resource to examine the discourse and debate that occurred at the start of the War of 1812 with your class. Learners will first consider their own position on the war in a silent journal writing activity. Then after consulting primary source documents through guided instruction, independent practice, and working in pairs, your class will come together to summarize source material and construct an informed argument on the issue.
Not Getting the News about the Stamp Act
How did American colonists react to the Stamp Act of 1765? Your young historians will examine primary source material by reading excerpts from a transcription of the Pennsylvania Gazette and then identifying the sentiments expressed by colonists toward this tax. They will also compare the transmission of information today to that of colonial times, and will conclude by composing a letter to the editor of the Gazette from the perspective of a colonist. Tip: To easily locate the primary source document that is the main focus of this lesson, go to the provided link and find November 7 within the page.
STRONG--an acronym for goal-setting success! Using a graphic organizer and useful acronym, your learners develop a goal plan for the class as a whole, while considering the requirements of, and obstacles to, achieving their goal. Briefly review the goal with your class at the beginning of each day and then at the conclusion of the goal's time frame, have your class reflect on their collaborative process.
New! Creating a Butterfly Garden and Habitat
This complete set of instructions for creating your very own butterfly garden and habitat is so cool! With some seeds and the handy resources in this activity, you and your class will be able to determine which type of habitat is best for your area and what types of butterflies the plants you've added to your garden will attract. Everything needed is included in the lesson. All you have to do is print, plant, and explore your new butterfly habitat. Tip: After the plants are established, send observation teams out every day to track what types of butterflies are visiting your garden.
New! Mapping the Spread of HIV/AIDS
Where is HIV/AIDS most prevalent and what are the current trends regarding HIV? Have groups work together to map the world's HIV/AIDS rates, then create a class map with all the data. Lesson includes cross-disciplinary concepts including world geography, economics, and science. By including the extension activity, learners are able to become ambassadors of the countries they research, helping others to gain a better understanding of the political and economic issues affecting the regions.
The Crucible Quiz
Check that your class is keeping up with and understanding the reading with this straightforward reading check quiz for Act I of Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. There are 25 questions total, which cover characters, plot recall, and vocabulary.
This lesson has it all, primary source documents, an interactive trade game, clear teacher background information, and sailing to the West Indies chance cards. You will play, trade, and live out the experiences of early colonists in order to foster an understanding of triangular trade and English trade regulation occurring during the American Revolution. Fifth grade Social Studies is in the bag!
Writing Activities: William Hilton Explores the Cape Fear River
As part of a study of the settling of the Carolinas, class members read a 1663 report by William Hilton, an English explorer who wrote about the geography and native inhabitants of the Cape Fear River region. To help develop their sense of chronology, individuals read a portion of Hilton's journal, and create a series of diary entries recounting the events of October 24th through October 31st. Other activities ask learners to examine multiple perspectives of events, and encourage them to build historical empathy.
The Hydrologic (Water) Cycle
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
Which of You Is A Witch?
Students gain comprehensive background knowledge of the Salem witch trials in preparation for reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible. They participate in a role-play activity designed to simulate a modern day witch-hunt.
Religious Intolerance and the Salem Witch Trials
Students describe the basic beliefs of the Puritan religion; identify the principle figures in the Salem Witch Trials;explain the events that led to the mass hysteria suffered by the town; analyze the First Amendment; and examine Nathaniel Hawthorne.
World in the Balance
Students make estimates on how many people they believe live on Earth. While watching a video, they take notes on the issues facing Kenya, Japan and India. In groups, they calculate how long it takes for a country to double in size. To end the instructional activity, they discuss the challenges countries face with increasing populations.
Toys in Space
Fifth graders experiment with a variety of simple toys (Slinky, paddleball, marbles, a gyroscope, etc.) and record their findings of how each moves and is affected by various forces like air, friction, etc. Then they find out how each toy performed in space. They compare the toys' performances in the two different locations.
Eighteenth-Century Slave Codes
Students explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson plan, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Students discuss the patterns of the time-line and how the legal codes restricted freedom of black men and women based upon their population.
The Slave Trade
When studying the slave trade in early American and world history, use this document to expose your learners to the abhorrent conditions that existed on slave ships. Read through two first-person accounts of the enslavement process, including capture, and the actual grueling journey on a slave ship.
The Geophysics And Cultural Aspects of the Greater Antilles
Learners determine location by using longitude and latitude. They measure to the minute longitude and latitude of a place and select a body of land and determine its location. They approximate time zones by using every 15 degrees of longitudinal change to represent 1 hr.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about George Washington. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Restoration Colonies
Explore the earliest American cities in this presentation, which details the demographics, geography, and characteristics of New York, Pennsylvania, and the Carolinas, among others. These slides help to fill in the gap between the landing of the Mayflower and the American Revolution.