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An International Menu
Students research etymologies using dictionaries. They explore the diverse origins of the common foods they eat after making a list of their favorite foods.
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Tourism at the Top of the World Trade Center
By observing artifacts from the World Trade Centers' observation deck and infamous restaurant, Windows on the World, class members make connections to the importance of these artifacts. As learners brainstorm souvenirs from their past...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Cinco de Mayo - What is it?
Students, after examining why the fiesta Cinco de Mayo is celebrated, plan a fiesta that includes invitations, games, music, paper flowers, flags and a menu of authentic foods. By completing this assignment, they enhance their education...
K - 4th Social Studies & History
Keep It Real—Newspapers, the Ultimate Informational Text
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week, celebrated annually during the first full school week in March, recognizes the accomplishments of NIE programs across the country and around the world. Take part in the celebration with the lessons and...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
After reading excerpts from Frederick Douglass' autobiography, your pupils will draw on what they've learned about the cruelty of slavery in order to write and present an anti-slavery speech or editorial.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What's for Lunch Around the World?
Students gain an understanding of different cultures by conducting research about international school lunches. They devise a method to visually present their information and then fabricate their presentation and share it with their...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History