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Students discuss the role slaves played in Virginia. In this history lesson, students identify the skills and characteristics slaves brought to Virginia during that time period. They also interpret eighteenth-century reading.
Students read selections from travel diaries and create their own travel diary.  In this Mormon Trail through Iowa lesson, students discover background of the Mormon Trek of 1846 and discuss how a group may be persecuted for beliefs.  Students compare travel technology, topography, weather, and other factors that would assist or deter travelers.
Young scholars infer the cause of a shipwreck based upon information about artifacts found in the wreck. In this marine archeology lesson, students use an inventory list to infer the cause of a shipwreck. Young scholars discuss the maritime technology used in the nineteenth century.
Fourth graders explore the concept of volunteerism. In this Habitat for Humanity instructional activity, 4th graders read an interview with a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and discuss the impact of volunteerism. Students plan and implement projects to benefit their local Habitat for Humanity group.
Third graders discover geometric shapes by drawing everyday still objects.  In this illustration instructional activity, 3rd graders discuss drawing techniques applying to still life and practice these techniques in class.  Students  identify the different shapes in objects before they begin to draw them, which makes it easier to draw correct proportions.
Students examine the plight of child soldiers. In this militarization lesson, students study the practice of employing child soldiers to fight in Liberia. Students discuss the U.S. policy to disarm the child soldiers and discuss the implications that armed fighting must hold for children.
Students explore Civil Rights by analyzing U.S. history. For this African American workforce lesson, students discuss the history of African Americans in Baltimore and the need for steady work that formed. Students define vocabulary terms from the era and answer study questions about the tools that were used in maritime trades.
Students read summaries of the books written by the author Mildred Taylor. In this summaries lesson plan, students read the summaries of 6 books and answer discussion questions about them after they read them.
Students study the interdependence of producers and consumers. For this economics lesson, students explore the many professions that must work together to turn raw materials into products for consumption. Students explore the role of the Augusta Canal in transporting raw materials.
Students calculate the area of different polygons. In this geometry lesson, students use their knowledge of normal shapes, to find the area of complex shapes. They create their own formulas to find their answers.
Young scholars calculate the area of different polygons. For this geometry lesson, students calculate the are given a formula for regular polygons. They create a formula for complex shapes using previous knowledge.
Analyzing an image depicting a scene from the past can be as effective as reading (for some learners). Here, they analyze two drawings showing an Aztec ceremony and an aerial view of Tenochtitlan. They answer 4 questions about each picture.
What are the characteristics of a good piece of writing? What makes a story interesting? Give your pupils a chance to define the qualities of good novels and what they see as the qualities of bad novels. Class members record these characteristics on a “Good Novel, Bad Novel” worksheet and keep these responses in their writing notebooks. Part 2 of a series of lessons that prepare young writers to compose a novel. Referenced worksheets are not included, but can be found online.
Students analyze Black Pioneers in Nova Scotia. They explore the many different occupations and tradtions that were continued in Nova Scotia. They examine their resourcefulness despite the poor opportunities at the time of their arrival. They view a variety of slides on the occupations of Black Pioneers.
Learners examine the ways in which the United States government uses the census data collected every ten years. Using a data retrieval chart, students submit their findings.
Young scholars play a game of artifact show and tell using household items.
Students examine rulers and discuss the importance of accurate measurement in certain professions such as carpentry and auto mechanics. They measure objects to 1/8th of an inch increments.
Students list three unique characteristics of the Newars and the Tamang, and locate on a map of Nepal where the Newars and the Tamang live.
Students are creating their own stories to understand life. The use of history is used to help one to create one's own story. The skill of writing is emphasized as a tool to learn history.
Twelfth graders are introduced to the concept of wa in the Japanese culture. In groups, they compare and contrast the way disputes are handled in both countries. They are given a case in which they state the facts and the issues involved.

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