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Students explore a cultural festival called Junkanoo. In this service learning lesson, students research this Bahamian festival and study its historical, geographic, social, and cultural aspects.
Students read the story I'm Still Scared: The War Years, complete discussion questions, and activities about the book. In this war book lesson plan, students keep journals, write about being frightened, have a war veteran visit their class, and more.
In this grammar worksheet, students study, research and locate the ten countries that fit the descriptive traditional modals described in detail associated with Christmas and deduction.
Learners discuss the characteristics of what makes up the calendar year and how to convert days from years and years from days.  In this calendar lesson, students practice converting year and days by playing a partner game.  This lesson also includes an independent game for the student to complete. 
Students study various Asian folktales. They study examples of wealth other than money, qualities needed by ancient leaders compared to modern leaders, competitive giving, frugality and thriftiness as vices, and stubbornness as a weakness.
Students continue their examination of the existence of life on Earth. In groups, they determine the role of the water cycle and other biogeochemical cycles play in keeping balance on Earth. They participate in experiments to discover how moisture gets in and out of the air. To end the lesson, they compare and contrast the relationships between biotic-biotic, biotic-abiotic, and abiotic-abiotic interrelationships.
Students explain how people can have different opinions on soil management. They identify the cause and effect relationships in issues relating to agriculture and the environment. Pupils describe and define in their own terms; "farmer," "environmentalists," and "environmental activist."
Third and fourth graders examine the history of parades and investigate guidelines and items needed for a parade. They listen to a speaker discuss how to organize a parade. In small groups, learners organize various items for the event and then participate in a class parade.
Students explore their family history.  In this series of roots lessons, students participate in a variety of activities to learn about families.  Students compare and contrast, discuss, read stories, and create art projects to help them learn and share about their family.
Young scholars create an individual timeline that documents their personal history from the previous year. Working in pairs, they interview each other to gather information about their past experiences and new year's expectations. Students use this information to create their timeline and a personal essay documenting their experiences from the previous year.
Eighth graders examine the role of Indiana soldiers at the Battle of Vicksburg. In this American Civil War lesson, 8th graders listen to a lecture about the involvement of Indiana soldiers in the battle and then analyze letters written home by the soldiers. A study guide for primary source readings is included.
Students study the United States flag. In this American history and government activity, students define and give examples of familiar symbols.  Students design a classroom flag.  Students identify and describe the American flag.
Students discover the meaning and symbolism behind the American flag. In this instructional activity on National symbols, students design a flag for their school, explain the symbolism they used, and distinguish the elements that constitute the US Flag. Students then research the Federal Flag Code and how that has shaped the meaning and usage of the US Flag.
Young scholars look at the number of days in each month. In this calendar activity, students figure out how many days are in each month or in a group of months. They answer questions while looking at a calendar. 
Readers explore East Asian culture and literature with a book folder project. Before beginning the project, learners record three beliefs they have about East Asian culture. They then select two books to read and create a display for the school library. Detailed instructions for the book folder project, a project rubric, and an extensive annotated book list are included.
Students research Russian Orthodox Christmas traditions in pre-soviet Russia and in other parts of the world. Then they create a handcrafted ornament in the style of old Russia. Students also decorate their Russian Star Ornament with ribbons and wave their star across the sky. Finally, they compare how Christmas was celebrated in old Russia, during the Soviet period with a New Year's focus, and currently during the "Russian Renaissance."
Students answer assigned questions as a group, write individual essays, complete a research project, and complete a writing project.
Students examine Chisholm's life and career, and explore her thoughts on some of the issues of her time. They read a speech that Chisholm delivered on the Equal Rights Amendment and conduct research on the Women's Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
In this South African Trivia activity, 6th graders research and answer questions about South Africa. Students write fifty-five answers.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty HorsesStudents may submit their answers to be scored.

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