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Unit Plan
Family & Children's Service

Children in Change

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
While children may not have the opportunity to directly affect the changes happening in their family life, help them develop necessary coping skills for expressing their emotions and dealing with those changes.
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Unit Plan
New York City Department of Education

Grade K Literacy in Social Studies: Thinking About Families

For Teachers K Standards
Family is a wonderful subject for little learners to get excited about. Family is also the theme for a social studies unit that uses literacy standards throughout. The guide outlines approximately three weeks of instruction and breaks...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

My Arkansas Family Tree

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Here is a two-part lesson plan that introduces learners to genealogy by having them create family trees, and map the movements of their ancestors. While this resource is designed for kids who live in Arkansas, it certainly can be adapted...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Family Forms and Family Life Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 8th
There are so many different types of families, and each family functions in a different way. Discover the different roles, responsibilities, and relationships that develop in different family types. The lesson provides you with five...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Where Were Your Ancestors in 1871?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here is a nicely designed instructional activity on ancestry and family history. In it, learners read an article entitled, "Where Were Your Ancestors in 1871?" Then, they make up a series of questions to profile their family and their...
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

How to Make Homework Meaningful

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Enrich classroom experiences and engage young learners by assigning purposeful, student-centered homework activities.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Determining the Existence of Gender Bias in Daily Tasks

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Help your kids explore gender bias. Learners design and conduct a survey examining role responsibilities within families. They determine the percentage of responsibilities for males vs. females and graph the results. Then they analyze...
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Lesson Plan
Pimsleur

Silly Family Trees

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Introduce family vocabulary and practice with a sample family tree. If you're doing this lesson in class, consider showing the learners your own family tree as a model. Then have each learner create their own family tree. Post these...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Family Portraits

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Here is a lengthy series of lessons that utilize the artwork of Robert Harris in order to have learners look at family portraits and examine their own relationship to their family. Many excellent learning experiences are built into these...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Listening to History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider the insight to the past that oral histories can provide. They, in groups, analyze oral histories, prepare to interview a family member on their recollections of a historical event and then write a historical narrative.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Family Tree

For Teachers K - 4th
A unique twist on a family tree project is a fun alternative to the traditional family tree drawing. This 3D family tree would make a great display for back to school night or open house. Presenting all the important people in their...
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Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

How Families Change

For Teachers K Standards
Changes in the family such as a new baby, divorce, a new job, or death are the focus of a activity that examines how every family is different. Scholars draw a picture of their family then share the changes that have occurred within it....
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Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

Fly Your Kite

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Encourage scholars to become a productive community member with a kite-themed lesson. Following a review and discussion, learners complete a Venn diagram that displays the connection between character traits needed to make a home and...
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Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

How I Act Is Who I Am

For Teachers K Standards
A lesson centers itself around the topic of family roles. A whole-class discussion uses puppets and posters to go in-depth into the following character traits; caring, responsibility, respect, and cooperation. The discussion closes with...
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Lesson Plan
PBS

Stereotypes vs. Statistics (Grades 4-8)

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Stereotypes can be painful if they are used to discriminate against others. Statistics, however, can be helpful in dispelling myths propagated by stereotypes. Using a thoughtful lesson plan, scholars complete graphic organizers and...
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Activity
Wise Owl Factory

Mother's Day Graphing

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
A Mother's Day-themed math activity reinforces counting and graphing. Scholars count pictures and roll a festive die then graph their findings using a bar graph.
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Printables
Wise Owl Factory

Mother's Day Coloring and Writing Pages

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Coloring pages and a fill-in-the-blank letter make up five printable sheets designed to celebrate Mom. Coloring pages feature pictures of flowers, hearts, and sweet treats. Scholars fill in the blanks using a word bank to compose a...
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Printables
Wise Owl Factory

Mother's Day Cards to Print

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Eight printable cards celebrate Mom on Mother's Day. Pages come with pictures to color, space to write, and a special spot for scholars to sign their name. 
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Learning to Give

Why Volunteer?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Inspire scholars to volunteer their time to make a positive change in their community. With help from research, a public speaker, and reflection, learners define and asses what it takes to be a volunteer in a business, non-profit,...
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Curriculum Corner

Family Coat of Arms

For Students K - 6th
Make doing homework a family affair with a get-to-know-you worksheet that brings families together to create a coat of arms. With the assistance of their parents or guardians, pupils complete the coat of arms with drawings of their...
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Lisa Staab Shadburn

Play Therapy Activities to Enhance Self‐Esteem

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Discover activities to help learners increase self-awareness, build peer and family relations, and develop positive self-esteem. Here you'll find six suggestions for instilling a sense of confidence and self awareness in youngsters. Each...
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Lesson Plan
National Gallery of Canada

The Roots of My Family

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Represent family history visually by requiring your young artists to create family trees that express balance and symmetry. Pupils examine works of art, research their family histories, and put together large family tree posters.
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Lesson Plan
Film English

Father and Son

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore word relationships and the relationships between people with an interesting lesson. Learners practice pairing words that typically go together and write brief narratives using these words. They then go through a similar process,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Pedro Menéndez de Avilés

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Partners examine the family tree of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, a Spanish admiral and explorer who founded St. Augustine, Florida, and answer several questions about the text using a worksheet. After they've explored the family tree,...