April Fool's Day
Students research how April Fool's Day began. They identify and discuss various theories, interview family members, write original myths about the first April Fool's Day and design a wild goose chase for another class.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 Downloads
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson plan about literary devices. As class...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Your Own Original Myth
After your class has examined several Greek myths, provide an opportunity for individuals to compose their own myths. The resource includes information about mythology and heroes as well as a mythology writing prompt and related graphic...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
The Lightning Thief: Vocabulary Strategy
Take an in-depth look into the vocabulary from the novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. With a list of words to choose from, scholars discover the definition, origin, stories associated with the...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Religion & Spirituality - Exploring the California Missions
The California missions were built with the hope of converting the local Native Americans to Catholicism, but exactly how different were their beliefs to begin with? Through analysis of a series of primary source documents, young...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Immigrant’s Experience
After interviewing an immigrant about their voyage to the United States and first impressions of the country, young learners create a fictional series of journal entries and design an iMovie depicting their interviewee's story.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Hidden Feast
What is a proverb? This is the leading question of this resource. First, explore proverbs and their meanings. Then, read aloud The Hidden Feast: A Folktale from the American South by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss and partake in a grand...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What's the Main Idea?
By sharing a summary about their favorite book or movie, your young readers can then discuss the main ideas of their beloved stories. The concept transitions to finding the main idea in poetry. Class members use textual clues in various...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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