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New Review Drafting Board: Community Service
Should schools impose community service graduation requirements? In the final lesson of the Drafting Board series, learners solidify their practice of crafting an argument supported by sound reason and evidence.
6th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?
Here is a lesson that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The lesson's procedures include conducting interviews with members of the community and designing an oral report on what was learned throughout the process.
7th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Taking Action!
Motivate young scientists to stand up and take action with this environmental science lesson. To begin, the class works in small groups brainstorming actions that support the conservation of the earth before creating and implementing an action plan aimed at making positive changes in the community.
4th - 8th Science 10 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Around the Block
Arthur and his friends help children explore the concepts of family, community, and diversity in a fun series of activities. From performing peer interviews to mapping out the different places students have lived or visited, this resource offers great ideas for building a strong classroom community in the early weeks of the school year.
K - 4th Social Studies & History 30 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 4: Which Team Are You On?
Who is not drawn to trading cards? In this instructional activity, junior ecologists create a trading card of an animal or plant from one of Arizona's biotic communities. Gorgeous sample cards are provided in the lesson plan as well as a plethora of resource links that learners can use to collect information.
6th - 10th Science 57 Views 52 Downloads
My Online Community
The Internet isn't a place, but it is made up of real people. As your students will find out, it is a way to connect people and ideas to build a larger and more global community. They'll draw, discuss, and explore vocabulary as they learn about what the Internet is and how they can use it to connect with the community.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 27 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
My Book About Community Helpers: Mini-Book
Teach children about all the people that help to make our communities safe and healthy places to live with this printable book. From firefighters and mail carriers to doctors and trash collectors, students practice reading as they learn about the important jobs these community helpers perform.
K - 3rd Language Arts 25 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 1 - Community Social Studies Unit
Some problems are so big it takes an entire community to solve them. So was the case in the children's book Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story by Wendy Tokuda and Richard Hall. This primary grade lesson uses a class read-aloud of this amazing tale to teach young learners about what is means to be part of a community.
K - 2nd Language Arts 13 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review All about Me!
Celebrate the uniqueness of your learners with this character building lesson series. In order to learn about and appreciate diversity and individuality, children create All About Me books by cutting out and drawing pictures that represent their personal interests, family members, home environment, and local community before making a pledge to be respectful and responsible citizens.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 83 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 1 Literacy in Social Studies: My Informational Report About Community Workers
Get ready to teach a unit about community workers that uses Common Core literacy standards as a way to connect language arts and social studies. The packet is printable and contains teaching strategies, scripted activities, and performance tasks for reading and writing with informational texts.
1st Social Studies & History 263 Views 282 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Building a Community: Responsibility and Leadership
Somewhere around 660,000 South African children have been orphaned due to AIDS diagnoses in their family. Carol Dyanti, or Mama Carol, has dedicated herself to providing for these children. Discuss other prominent figures and their effect (either positive or negative) on society.
8th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
An excellent lesson on members of a community awaits your first graders. Student pairs share about their mom and dad's job, then a class list is made. Next, an excellent PowerPoint on Community Helpers is shown. Learners then go to the computer lab, and utilize the program Insipiration to make a trading card depicting a community helper of their choice.
1st Social Studies & History 26 Views 61 Downloads
Education v. Incarceration: Understanding our Community through Oral History and Printmaking
An amazing, thoughtful, and introspective lesson awaits your art class. They listen to an interview with incarcerated prisoners to better understand the prison system and its effects on family life. They create collages related to the key issues and root causes of incarceration, as well as the power of oral history.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 12 Downloads
Humphrey The Lost Whale
The children's book Humphrey the Lost Whale tells an amazing tale of a community joining together for a common cause. Read this book with your class, making connections between the events in the story and personal experiences of young learners.
K - 3rd Language Arts 9 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Why are farm animals important to the community? Expand young farmers' knowledge of furry and feathered friends through stories and a video. There are several books recommended; however, you could use any book about farm animals. A video takes learners to a farm in North Carolina, where the farm owners take them on a tour of how the animals are taken care of and for what they are used.
K - 3rd Language Arts 68 Views 235 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Building Community Online
Why do people spend so much time on social networking websites? Class members can discover the answer to this question and learn about community through a series of activities. After exploring social media sites, pupils discuss how to build community.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 3: A Day in the Life
Junior ecologists examine Arizona's biotic communities and research an animal or plant that is found in this community. In this lesson, learnerss write a narrative essay about their assigned animal or plant. They research online and in texts to determine relevant information.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 1: Mapping Biotic Communities
As part of a unit on Arizona's biotic communities, young ecology learners create a map. They describe how humans and animals adapt in their habitat. They take notes and create graphic organizers from articles they read. Beautiful maps, graphic organizers, grading rubrics, and student worksheets are provided to make teaching this top-notch lesson plan a breeze!
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Lesson: Ginger Brooks Takahashi: Powerstich: A Forum for Community-Building
This is a great way to build community in your school, experience process-based art, and explore the critical-thinking process. While quilting as a class collectively (just like a quilting bee) pupils listen to poetry and prose of a social nature and discuss these pieces as they complete a quilt that represents issues of community, gender, and the environment.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads