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Lesson Plan: Making Inferences
Making inferences is an important part of reading any text, but especially text that conveys information. Equip your middle schoolers with this educational skill through a series of activities that focus on making inferences based on...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Geography and Early Peoples of the Western Hemisphere
Young historians discover the early people of the western hemisphere. The unit explores how the land changed, how it was used and homes of early Americans such as Incas, Mayans, Inuits, Aztecs, and Pueblos. Individuals also examine these...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewScholars determine statements as fact or opinion in a practice page consisting of two reading passages followed by multiple choice and short answer questions. Fact and opinion passages detail information about Chicago and Ethiopia.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating Reproductive Strategies
Pass on to your class knowledge about different aspects of reproduction with this simple life science instructional activity. From amoebas to grizzly bears, young scientists read about a variety of organisms as they investigate the...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
We Have a Story to Tell: Native Peoples of the Chesapeake Region
How did colonial settlement and the establishment of the United States affect Native Americans in the Chesapeake region? Your young historians will analyze contemporary and historical maps, read informational texts, and work in groups to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Major Regional Dialects
What does your dialect sound like? Examine variation in English as it relates to geographic regions with your class. They recognize some of the major differences between regional dialects and determine that everyone speaks a dialect....
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Marquette and Joliet Explore the Mississippi in 1673
Students locate and name the St. Lawrence River, the five Great Lakes, and the Mississippi River on a modern map. They find Quebec, Michilimackinac, Wisconsin, and Chicago on that map. They find the same places on a 1681 map.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
In this North American geography worksheet, middle schoolers read about the impact humans have had on the environment in the United States and Canada. Students take notes and answer 3 short answer comprehension questions as they read the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Michigan History of Philanthropy
Students investigate how philanthropy began in Michigan. In this philanthropy lesson, students read Michigan History of Philanthropy and read a timeline of several events. Students create a picture with a sentence about a time when they...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
US Geography: The Midwest
Learners investigate the geography and agricultural products of the Midwestern United States. In this US geography lesson, students watch and discuss a video that depicts the Midwest of the US as the breadbasket of the country. They make...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Exploring National Marine Sanctuaries
Students research marine ecosystems by creating class presentations. For this oceanography lesson, students research the different locations of marine sanctuaries by identifying them on a transparency map in class. Students create...
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Alien Invaders: a Zebra Mussel Issue Investigation
Students examine potential dangers of invading exotic species, specifically zebra mussels, and discuss importance of preserving native ecosystems. Students simulate town meeting to devise plan to combat zebra mussel menace, and use...
9th - 12th Science
The Industrial Economy
Delve into the nitty-gritty of American industrialization in the decades after the Civil War, a period which saw the introduction of a national currency, dramatic population and economic growth, and the birth of the first modern...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable