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Upper elementary and middle school learners engage in this awesome lesson plan on the Civil War. In it, they watch streamed video, perform Internet research, engage in hands-on activities, and use their geography skills to locate important events during this time period. Additionally, they take a close look at the harships of slavery.
Young scholars are able to analyze how a variety of cities both in the USA and abroad have worked to improve human health and environment. They combine their prior knowledge of previous lessons and apply that knowledge to compare how each city is trying to create what urban planners today call "sustainable cities."
Students explore global geography by participating in an atlas activity. In this countries of the world lesson, students collaborate in small groups and analyze an atlas while researching continents, countries and demographics. Students complete worksheets based on world geography.
Students participate in several environmentally friendly activities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. In this holiday lesson, students read green-themed books such as Green Eggs and Ham and discuss the concept of "going green." Students demonstrate this concept by melting down unused crayons into a multi-colored crayon.
Students explore the national parks of the American West. In this geography skills lesson, students watch "U.S. Geography: The West," and examine print and Internet sources about the national parks found there. Students feature their findings in travel brochures that they create.
Students identify the location of the 50 states using an interactive map. They practice geography skills by playing a fun game. Pupils become familiar with the state abbreviations for the US states. Students become familiar with the state capitals for the 50 states. They become familiar with major cities in the US