A Study of Monuments, Memorials, and Famous Structures in Washington, D.C.
Third graders construct a model of a famous building or memorial located in Washington D.C. or the surrounding area. They research a chosen building and then plan and construct a model.
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Civil War Play
Raise the curtain to a class play that depicts the Civil War through both factual information and literary devices. The performance showcases the Battle of Antietam (Battle of Sharpsburg) and brings attention to women's roles, as well as...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Famous American Research Project
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
3 mins 1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Patriot Day September 11, 2011
While many of our students may recognize the date of September 11, 2001 in the United States, most will not be able to personally recall what transpired. On Patriot Day, introduce your young learners to the events, aftermath, and...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Let's Visit Washington, D.C
Students explore Washington, D.C. In this Washington, D.C. instructional activity, students collaborate to research monuments located in the city and then follow the provided rubric to create travel brochures that feature 3 monuments of...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
New D.C. Memorial to Honor Dr. King
Students read and discuss a news article about a memorial being built in honor of Dr. King in Washington D.C. They develop a list of facts about Dr. King, complete a fill-in-the blank activity, answer article comprehension questions,...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts