A First Grade View of Nevada
First graders explore the state of Nevada. In this state history lesson plan, 1st graders study the state of Nevada as they write a picture book, play a symbol game, create a foldable, and design a license plate representing the state.
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Wanted: A Few Good Friends
As you introduce your new first graders to their classroom, consider this activity as a way to discuss rules and expectations. Although the introduction seems to focus more on qualities of a good friend, the lesson itself is only part of...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
An Introduction to Maps
First graders are introduced to a variety of maps such as globes, street maps, atlases, and different types of floor plans. The focus of the instructional activity requires individuals to create their own plan of the classroom using the...
1st Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month
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...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Veteran's Day—Honoring All That Served
Looking for ideas on ways to recognize Veteran's Day? Check out this 92-page packet that includes exercises designed for all grade levels. Reading passages detail the history of the holiday, research projects get individuals involved in...
Pre-K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Good Classroom Citizens
What makes a good citizen? This is the driving question of a lesson designed to address the importance of having an active presence and positive effect on the community. With the help of three learning strategies, scholars listen and...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Picture Fists Full of Kisses
Ease children's back-to-school jitters with this primary grade lesson based on the book The Kissing Hand by Ruth E. Harper. Starting off with a singing of the song "I Wish I Had a Little Red Box", children go on to discuss and create a...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades K-2
A civil rights movement lesson designed specifically with the Common Core State Standards in mind, young learners are introduced to the story of Ruby Bridges as the first African American child to attend an all-white elementary school....
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed