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Zoom-In: Famous Women in US History- Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks
Third graders consider famous women in history. In this notable women lesson, students watch a slide show about Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony, and Rosa Parks. Students will complete a worksheet and discuss how...
3rd Social Studies & History
Blue Ridge Parkway Communities: Before the Parkway
Imagine what the communities along the Blue Ridge Parkway were like before the construction of this National Park. Class groups search for answers to this question by researching different communities located along the roadway. Each...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
The Urban Forest and Mapping in the Park
Students are introduced to the idea of an urban forest. In groups, they practice their mapping skills in which they observe trees in a local park and map them on a graph they create. They analyze the information and make predictions...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Civil Rights Biography: Rosa Parks
Add to your instruction on the civil rights movement with this biography of Rosa Parks. Class members read the one-page summary of her life, which focuses mainly on the part she played in the bus boycott. After reading, pupils respond to...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park
If you're reading The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park, use a handy reference sheet to help kids format a book report. After filling in the basics of the book, such as author, main characters, and setting, learners answer several...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Looking for a Windshield Experience
Students identify American geography by participating in a national parks activity. In this road trip lesson, students view the Ken Burns documentary "National Parks" and identify the importance of automobiles in the park system....
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Social Studies: Civil Rights Unit: Grade 1
First graders discuss civil rights. In this civil rights unit, the student analyzes the roles of Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges in the African American Civil Rights movement. They discuss which activist they feel...
1st Social Studies & History