Africa, A Look Through the Eyes of A Child
Second graders read literature about Africa, examine physical characteristics of the continent, explore animals native to Africa, and discuss distance between Africa and locations in the United States.
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Voices In the Park
Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book, Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to...
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Our Story: Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence
In this parent and child activity, young learners read Martin’s Big Words and a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There is a wonderful guided reading pdf that defines challenge words and provides reading tips. The object of this...
1st - 4th Social Studies & History
Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas
You can keep this printable idea sheet and use when you're in a tight spot. It contains cross-curricular ideas that span every subject while relating to the African tale, "Anasazi the Spider." Learners will act, write, move, count, and...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
The Clever Monkey Rides Again
Use a West African folktale to practice several different skills in your first grade classroom. Learners read The Clever Monkey Rides Again and focus on rhyming words, reading comprehension, measurement, art, movement, and word order.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Ian’s Walk and Apples for Cheyenne
Help young learners understand friendship and empathy with two reading comprehension lessons. Each lesson focuses on a story about a child with autism, and encourages readers to compare and contrast the characters to each other and to...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Good Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night
A slow jam and hand-drawn animation introduces the different times of day—morning, afternoon, evening, and night—as well as how we wish someone a good day. Additionally, the video discusses the meals we eat.
1 min Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Communicating Through Sight and Sound - Senufo Drum from West Africa
Students research the Senufo Drum. In this drum lesson, students explore the Senufo Drum from West Africa to find its purpose, sounds and symbols. They create their own drum with symbols that reflect their life.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts