Arthurdale: Example of a Planned Community
Students discuss purposes of planned communities, research examples of planned communities in history, and examine complexities of their local community by interviewing residents and designing their own planned community.
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Architecture: It's Elementary!
Young citizens construct an understanding of urban planning in this cross-curricular unit. Covering every aspect of city development from the political, economic, and social influences to sustainable building practices, this 10-lesson...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Discuss as a class some problems that you would like to see changed in your school or community, and then take action! After your young citizens determine the appropriate steps they should take to accomplish their objectives, they will...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Voices of Iraqi Refugees
The stated goal of this resource is to provide learners with basic facts about and build empathy for Iraqi refugees. To do so elementary classes develop a plan for how to welcome refugees to their classroom. Middle schoolers read...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Rights of Migrants in the United States Lesson Plan: Fleeing for Your Life
A role-playing scenario has middle-schoolers imagining that they are refugees forced to flee their community and integrate into a new one. Then, some play the roles of members of the new community and the class brainstorms ideas about...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Alamo - Remembering Through Education
Help young historians truly remember the Alamo with a comprehensive set of informational text about the Texas Revolution. Complete with important vocabulary, biographies of prominent historical figures, thorough timelines of events, and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Citizenship Themed: Taking Action on Fairness
Here is a set of wonderful activities that will offer young learners the chance to see how some prominent figures have taken action to ensure greater equality and fairness around the world. Given the context of the 2014 World Cup, the...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Do Your Own Thing Guide for Kids
Inspire scholars to take action into their own hands with a how-to guide for planning and conducting a service learning project. The guide takes pupils through a detailed planning process to guarantee a successful project idea and...
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History
Bridging the Gap by Doing Philanthropy
Turn your middle schoolers into civic-minded members of the community. After engaging in a service learning activity, they write about it in a journal, an essay and an observation report, then complete a project summarizing their...
6th - 8th English Language Arts