Jim Thorpe Teacher Resources
Find Jim Thorpe educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 27 resources
Jim Thorpe's Bright Path
Students read about the life of Jim Thorpe and answer focus lessons about the book. For this Jim Thorpe lesson, students celebrate the American Indian culture and learn of the hardships Jim Thorpe overcame. Students find descriptive words about Jim Thorpe.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Red Dirt Groundbreakers
Discover Oklahoma's first farmers. Read about 14 different agriculture workers and their contribution to Oklahoma's farming. After reading, have your class complete several activities such as researching an agriculturist, writing a research paper, creating a wanted poster, and working on an Oklahoma map.
3rd - 8th Science
Jim Thorpe: The Greatest Athlete of the Century
Young scholars discuss what makes a sports legend. In this Jim Thorpe lesson students analyze both the triumphs and tragedies of Jim Thorpe's sports career. Young scholars then write a letter persuading their representative to name Jim Thorpe the "Athlete of the Century.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Verbs
Verbs, verbs, verbs. Action verbs, state of being verbs, linking verbs, helping verbs, transitive and intransitive verbs, and even the tense of verbs are the subject of a colorful 29-slide PowerPoint. Activities and practice exercises are included.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Students identify why the Hopi tribe practiced running as it relates to health, delivering messages, defeating other tribes, and for ceremonial events. In this social studies lesson, students use maps to identify latitude and longitude then locate regional places the Hopi would run.
4th - 8th Health
The "Secret Society" and FitzGerald's The Great Gatsby
Students examine the tensions of wealth and status in the novel, 'The Great Gatsby.' They identify ways people assert group membership, discuss biographical information about F. Scott Fitzgerald, and write a credo for the 'secret society' in the novel.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
BSI: Biographical Scene Investigators
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting instructional activity! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their subject.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
American Indians- Misunderstanding
First graders explore the diversity among Indian tribes. In this American Indians lesson plan, 1st graders fill out a KWL chart and analyze posters. Students draw pictures of what they feel an American Indian looks like. Students compare their pictures to pictures in books and analyze the differences.
1st Visual & Performing Arts
Mark Twain and American Humor
“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is famous, in part, because it established a uniquely American form of humor. In this famous story, Mark Twain combines the tall-tale, the dialect story, and satire. Here is a resource packet that directs readers’ attention to the literary conventions and devices Twain employs to create humor.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Crazy Horses' Vision Teacher's Guide
Third graders read and discuss the story of Crazy Horse. In this Crazy Horses' Vision teacher's guide, 3rd graders examine the life of Native American, Crazy Horse. Students answer questions, perform literature circle roles, and complete written activities when finished.
3rd English Language Arts
Mosaic America: Paths To The Present
Seventh graders study the ideologies of life, values, love, peace and struggle of African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans as citizens of the United States. Authors and artists are used as tools to open the eyes of the students and allow them to see the impact and significance of cultures upon the history of the United States.
7th Social Studies & History
The Secret Society and FitzGerald's The Great Gatsby
Students formulate what tensions about wealth and status are revealed in The Great Gatsby. Apply how these tensions are reflected in Nick Carraway's struggle to belong. Write a "credo" for the "secret society" implied in The Great Gatsby.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The "Secret Society" and Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
Students analyze how wealth and status are revealed in The Great Gatsby. For this novel analysis lesson, students engage in textual analysis to identify the tensions in the novel depicted in the classes. Students write a 'credo' for the secret society implied in The Great Gatsby.
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts