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Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950
K - 12th
New ReviewThe Brooklyn Bridge is not for sale but it is certainly a valuable work of art, and is certainly an American icon. Class members research the history of the bridge, examine eight works of art depicting the bridge, and then design their...
Women's History Month: Grades Pre-K-2
Pre-K - 2nd
This Women's History Month explore women who have made a positive difference in the world around us. Within a unit designed to meet the needs of scholars in preschool to second grade, you'll find lesson plans and worksheets that examine famous women including suffragettes, women of the Civil Rights Movement, and famous women scientists. Also included is a lesson on diversity in the workforce and a template for writing a biography.
Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park
1st - 6th CCSS: Designed
What would change in your daily life due to a power outage? Here, learners explore the inventions brought to us by the one and only, Thomas Edison, and imagine a day without them. Scholars take part in a grand conversation and write a...
Famous Speeches: Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"
2nd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The 1963 March on Washington, powerfully punctuated by Martin Luther King's impassioned "I Have a Dream" speech, was instrumental in passing the Civil Rights Act just one year later. A reading assignment presents the written speech...
Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Of the many roles he played, Benjamin Franklin most wanted to be remembered as B. Franklin, Printer. Learners of all ages find out more about this amazing man through the activities included in the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Guide.
The Pilgrims: Alliance with Massasoit’s People and the First Thanksgiving
5 mins 2nd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Is the story of the First Thanksgiving actually all it's said to have been? Watch a video that sheds light on the event, who Samoset and Massasoit were, and what the First Thanksgiving was really all about.
George Washington: A National Treasure
2nd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Uncover the answer to a specific clue in a portrait of George Washington with a spyglass in an Internet-based interactive. Learners read a clue to an item hidden in a portrait of the First President of the United States in the last years...
Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness
K - 2nd CCSS: Designed
Inspire kindness in and out of school with a lesson plan that challenges scholars to perform 100 acts of kindness during the time between Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Valentine's day. Leading up to a celebration of friendship, learners...
10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...