All About Trees
Second graders examine and explore how trees are an integral part of daily life. They analyze works of art by Robert Harris, read studenT literature, and create their own artworks.
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The Talking Stick and The Tree of Gratefulness
Learning how to engage in a thoughtful and respectful discussion is key to developing skills for a collaborative work environment. Learners discuss how Native Americans used talking sticks as a way to help discussions run smoothly. Each...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature: The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree is a great way to cover multiple concepts in an elementary school classroom. Throughout this lesson, they learn about economic principles such as scarcity and goods, science principles like renewable...
1st - 4th English Language Arts
Deck the Halls with Literature Trees
Reinforce and assess reading comprehension by having your class make a literature tree! After reading a book, pupils make decorations to represent the book's themes, characters, and setting. Materials for decorating can be as diverse and...
K - 12th English Language Arts
The Pilgrims: Alliance with Massasoit’s People and the First Thanksgiving
Is the story of the First Thanksgiving actually all it's said to have been? Watch a video that sheds light on the event, who Samoset and Massasoit were, and what the First Thanksgiving was really all about.
5 mins 2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Planting Trees to Help the Planet
Students react to a series of statements about trees, then read a news article about the planned planning of millions of trees to celebrate Arbor Day. In this planting trees lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History