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Thomas Jefferson and Monticello: An Introduction to Writing Historical Fiction
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Thomas Jefferson is one of the most recognized names and faces in America—but is there more to the third president of the United States? Upper elementary and middle schoolers conduct research on Jefferson, his famous home at Monticello,...
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.
How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean?
6 mins 3rd - 12th
Imagine sailing around the world, or even around the Pacific Ocean, in an outrigger canoe without the the aid of a GPS? Or a compass? Or even a sextant? The Polynesians did. Find out how with an engaging video that details how they used...
Changes Over Time — Microfossils in Blake’s Nose
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists study sediment cores to understand climate and life throughout the history of the Earth. An interactive lesson has scholars access research data in order to better understand to which time periods specific micro-fossils...
Sa Hi Pa Ca (Once Upon a Time): Lesson Plan 2
4th CCSS: Designed
What tools do archaeologists and anthropologist use to learned about what life was like in the past. After watching West of The West's documentary Once Upon a Time that details how scientists use artifacts to establish a history of the...
Eclipse Classroom Activities: Cultural Significance Project
1st - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What better way to celebrate eclipses than across cultures? Explore myths of solar and lunar eclipses from ancient cultures like the Chinese, Ancient Greek, Mesoamerican, Incan, Egyptian, Ancient Babylonian, and Middle Eastern. Learners...
You Can Be an Innovator ... Like Henry Ford
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Why did Henry Ford want to invent a car for the masses? Why did Henry Ford locate his factory in Detroit? Why did Henry Ford encourage the idea of a 5-day work week? Young innovators find the answers to these and other question in a unit...