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Fall Resources Grades 3-5
3rd - 5th
It's that time of year, the leaves are changing, the air is crisp—it's fall! Add a touch of season-related whimsy to your classroom with a collection of festive resources created to support grades third through fifth. Here, you will find a video, lessons covering science, English language arts, math, and art. Also included are printables for writing and vocabulary activities.
Falling into Autumn
Pre-K - 2nd
As autumn arrives, crops are harvested and trees begin to shed their leaves, but not before displaying beautiful colors of orange, yellow, red, and brown. The temperatures become cooler and animals prepare for winter's cold. Use this collection to observe and explore the reason for the season of fall. Learners count, categorize, and interact with all things fall.
The Beginning of the Storm
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewIntroduce readers to Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry with a lesson plan that sets the context for the novel. Class members research the bigotry in Mississippi during the Great Depression and identify examples in the story...
A Story of Survival: The Wampanoag and the English
Pre-K - 4th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewRedesign your holiday celebrations with the aid of a lesson plan booklet packed with facts, images, maps, activities, and readings about the three-day feast that marked the English settlers' first successful harvest.
What’s the Good Word? Etymology Project Guidelines
6th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWho named the shapes, or the days of the week? Should words be removed from the dictionary if they're no longer commonly used? Are there too many words in the English language? Language arts students explore these and additional...
Legend and Symbol: An Etymology Lesson
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHow are the words tradition and traitor related? A thorough language arts resource explores the ways Latin and Greek words are represented in traditional legends and artwork, and reinforces word meaning with several grammar exercises.
Louisa May Alcott | The Civil War
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewLouisa May Alcott longed to fight in the Civil War to end the scourge of slavery, but like most nineteenth-century women, was relegated to the ranks of wartime nurses and seamstresses. Learners watch a short dramatization of Alcott's...
Understanding Mass Media News
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewIn an age of fake news and photoshopped images, it is vital that 21st century learners development the skills they need to evaluate mass media and assess its validity. A great way to launch such a study is with a carefully crafted lesson...
Seasons on Earth and Mars
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWinter, spring, summer, and fall—Earth experiences them all! But what about Mars? Scholars compare the planets in terms of distance, tilt, and rotation during a lesson from PBS's Space series. Great visual models of Earth and Mars, plus...
Language: 7th Grade ELA Common Core
Fix those affixes and position those prepositions with a collection of grammar lessons for seventh grade. Complete with worksheets, presentations, videos, and activities, and ranging in skill level, the collection is sure to shore up a middle school conventions curriculum.
Turning Assets into Action in the Fight Against Hunger
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHow can one person change the world? Scholars research and analyze the topic of world hunger. Using video clips, parodies, and primary source evidence, they uncover a current campaign to end world hunger. Collaborative groups openly...
Media Regulation: Crash Course Government and Politics #45
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewScholars investigate the legality of reporting the news or providing entertainment over the airwaves. Scholars discuss the limits of the Internet, television, and print media under the Constitution.