A Woman's Place in the House of Commons
Middle schoolers become familiar with the role women play in the Canadian government. They gather, organize and analyze data on female politicians.
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Legislation: Passing a Bill in the House of Representatives
Students study the concept of legislation as it relates to passing a bill in the House of Representatives. In this legislation: passing a bill in the house of representative lesson plan, students identify why and how bills are introduced...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Tallest Skyscraper in America Has the Fastest Elevators
The tower built in the Twin Towers' place, One World Trade Center, is not only the tallest building in the Americas—it also houses the fastes elevators. Learn more about the superspeed elevator system in the 104-story building with an...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do We Vote on a Tuesday in November?
What do farmers have to do with voting on Tuesdays? Eighth graders learn more about the electoral system in America with an informative reading selection about the history of Election Tuesday. After they finish a short passage, they...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
¡Celebramos Kwanzaa! Celebrate Kwanzaa through the fictional story Celebra Kwanzaa con Botitas y sus gatitos to delightfully explain the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Dual language learners participate in reading and vocabulary activities...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 3
Should researchers be able to excavate, examine, and remove Native American artifacts from historic sites? Should companies be permitted to build on sacred Native American land? After watching West of the West's documentary, The Lone...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Appomattox Court House and Lincoln's Assassination
Did Lincoln know that victory for the Union was imminent? According to this video, which discusses the end of the Civil War (including a great anecdote about a historic coincidence between the beginning and end of the war), many...
6 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Investigating a Place in Time
Organizing any research project can prove to be a challenge, but a well-crafted graphic organizer can help. Young scholars follow step-by-step directions to use a "Place in Time" template to research such aspects as daily life, commerce,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts