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African American Inventors: Elijah McCoy
What do a folding iron board, lawn sprinklers, and a device for oiling engines on trains all have in common? They were all invented by Elijah McCoy, an African American inventor with 57 patents to his credit. McCoy is the subject of a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Motion of the Moon, Sun, and Stars—Motivating Mathematics
New ReviewWhat does math have to do with the behavior of the earth and sun? Learn how the movement of celestial bodies has influenced the development of trigonometry. Scholars connects the details in mathematics to their real-world meaning.
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
WANTED! Edward Teach, AKA “Blackbeard”
Ahoy there! No need to sail the seven seas to find an exciting lesson on pirates in colonial life. Your little lubbers will learn about the infamous pirate Blackbeard, and then invent their own pirate and create a WANTED poster based on...
5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Decoding the First Alphabets: Not as Simple as A, B, C
Explore early writing systems and their significance in understanding the development of past civilizations. In groups, learners research early writing systems and then present their findings to the rest of the class. They teach their...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
3 mins 1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Great Minds: Leonardo da Vinci
New ReviewLeonardo da Vinci was not only one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he also made noteworthy contributions to the world of science. A video discusses some of his research, inventions, and his place in history. It...
9 mins 9th - 12th Science
The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or... Which Was It?
Who and what exactly constituted the Roman republic? Mr. Green begins this history presentation by detailing Julius Caesar's rise to power and his impact on the republic. He reviews government structure and leadership roles, achievements...
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
On The Road Again: Cars, Culture, and Change Along Historic U.S. Highway 67
Middle and high schoolers look at historical photos and analyze some of the changes brought about by the automobile revolution in Arkansas during the 1920's. The book, A Journey Through Arkansas: Historic U.S. Highway 67, is used for...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
19th-Century Technology in 21st-Century America
Students imagine life without the technological advances of the 1800's. In this inventions and innovations lesson, students examine patent drawings of inventions. Students collaborate to research the technological advancements made...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Examining Women's Roles through Primary Sources and Literature
Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this women's history lesson, students examine the role of women prior to and following the suffrage movement. Learners also read selected pieces of women's...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Back to the Future!
Throughout history, inventions from around the world have enhanced life and made doing more efficient. The invention of the automobile has changed the world and made traveling easier. The invention of the light bulb allows us to see...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Eratosthenes: Geographer and Mathematician
Mathematicians can be famous, too! Introduce your class to Eratosthenes with a reading passage. After they complete the passage, learners respond to five questions, some of which require opinions and others reading comprehension skills.
4th - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture
Packed with a wealth of information about African-Americans of note, this packet, and the links it provides to other resources, could be used as is for a month-long study of Black history or to supplement lessons already in your curriculum.
K - 12th Social Studies & History