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New Review Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the primary grades come to appreciate the wonderful diversity the world has to offer.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review A President's Vision: George Washington
Who knew that one poster about George Washington could have so many learning possibilities attached to it? Here you'll find an attractive learning display on the first president of the United States, as well as worksheets and other extension activities to support analyzing the images on the poster and additional research.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Where in the United States Are We?
Fifth graders collaborate with another fifth grade classroom while learning about various locations in the United States. This is a telecollaborative video conferencing project that is designed for students studying United States history and geography.
5th English Language Arts
Our States, My State
Here is a very nice lesson on the shape of the United States, and the shapes of the individual states for your young geographers. They utilize worksheets embedded in the plan to color in a variety of states and to become familiar with the four cardinal directions used on a map.
K - 1st Social Studies & History
The U.S. as a Jigsaw Floor puzzle
Naming and locating each of the 50 United States of America is one task every kids need to master. Help them along the way with a fun hands-on activity that includes the whole class. Included here are the instructions for creating larger-than-life puzzle pieces of the United Sates.
4th Social Studies & History
New Review Rename That State!
As Shakespeare famously wrote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," but can the same be said for a state? In this elementary geography lesson, students are assigned specific states to research using the information they find to come up with new and improved names for them.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Explore Your State With Maps
Students create maps of their own state using information from the National Geographic "MapMachine" website. They draw and label features on a blank map of their state, discuss the geographic features of their state, and create a state map from memory.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
The Great State!
The creation of state home pages is the focus of this lesson. Learners research one of15 states for which special State Quarters have been released, and create a home page for that state. They also perform Internet research and utilize websites embedded in the plan to help them put together their products.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
New Review Symbols in My Eyes
Explore the hidden meanings behind the images on US currency with this elementary school lesson on symbolism. Starting with a class discussion about symbols, children go on to brainstorm different objects that represent the Unites States before designing a coin that includes at least three images that are symbolic of their class.
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
From Sea to Shining Sea: United State Geography Vocabulary
Learners read a passage (included) about America, its land, and seas. Students think about the meanings of the words contrasts, vast, grasslands, fertile, bayous, glaciers, tundra, and plateaus. They label illustrations with the correct vocabulary words and complete several other activities.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Arkansas is Our State: Differentiating Between a State and a Country
An ambitious geography lesson is geared toward kindergartners. They discover what the differences are between states and countries. They look at maps of Arkansas, and learn what the shapes and lines mean. Additionally, they create a State of Arkansas necklace to finish things up.
K Social Studies & History
HIV/AIDS in the United States
In the final of five lessons about HIV/AIDS, groups create presentations to share data about the infection rates in the United States, examining demographic and geographic trends over the past ten years. Depending on how much time you want to devote to the research, groups can either use the provided data exclusively, or do more research using the websites provided.
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Mystery State #32
There is no better way to start a lesson, than with a good problem-solving activity. Give your class the chance to see if they can use each of the five clues to determine the name of mystery state number 32. Hint: It's the eastern most prairie state and is home to a famous car race.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Play Doh Map of Your State
Students create a state map using Playdoh. In this hands-on state geography lesson, students work in groups to form a three-dimensional map of their state using Playdoh made at home following a (given) recipe. Students use four colors to represent topographical features, then label the important cities, rivers, and lakes.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Introduction to World of Geography Test
Assess your learners on the five themes of geography and the most important key terms and concepts from an introductory geography unit. Here you'll find an assessment with 15 fill-in-the-blank and 14 multiple-choice questions, sections for labeling a globe and map projects, and two final essay questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Journey to Know You
Here is a wonderful series of lessons that combine elements of geography, language arts, and math into a unique educational experience that's all about US geography and places. In these lessons, pupils use math and mapping skills to calculate distance and travel time between US destinations.
7th English Language Arts