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Where Did Our Families Come From?
Young historians focus on their own family histories in this lesson on genealogy. The class discusses where their families came from, what kinds of people have settled in Colorado, and how many generations of their family have lived in...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Transportation in the 1800's and 1900's
Youngsters take a look at methods of transportation in Colorado during the 19th and 20th centuries. They look at how transportation in cities changed during these times, and how transportation affected the way Coloradans lived. They use...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Founders of the Children's Rain Forest (Open Court)
Fifth graders read a narrative nonfiction piece describing the formation of the Students's Rain Forest organization from the SRA/McGraw-Hill Open Court Reading Anthology entitled, Cooperation and Competition. Founders of the Students's...
5th English Language Arts
Comparing Themes Across Texts
Read various texts to compare the themes across each text. Learners write a journal entry describing the most beautiful scenery they've seen and use a map of the United States to locate the Sequoia National Park and Muir Woods. They then...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Concept Attainment Lesson: Metaphors
Discuss literary devices and the use of critical-thinking skills to analyze and identify elements of poetry. Learners read and analyze the poem "Time" by Valerie Bloom in order to explore different literary devices, such as similes. This...
6th English Language Arts
Journey Through Wonderland: Real or Fantasy
First graders recognize the difference between fact and fiction, real and fantasy. After listening to Rip Van Winkle, retold by Lara Bergen and a version of Jack and the Beanstalk, 1st graders demonstrates their understanding of fiction...
1st English Language Arts
People and Jobs: Work That Makes a Difference
Second graders explore today's jobs and use graphic organizers to classify them as providing a good or a service. A variety of resources, such as fiction and nonfiction literature, artifacts, photographs and diaries, are used to acquire...
2nd 21st Century Skills