Be a Geography Detective
Learners discover the land and the relationships humans have with it. They apply the six "essential elements" of geography (location, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment and society, and uses of geography) to
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American Indian Art History Detectives
An art history detective; I want to be one of those! The class puts their heads together to hone their deductive and critical thinking skills in order to determine which Native American tribe created and used parfleche boxes. They'll use...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Playing Historical Detective: Great Grandmother's Dress and Other Clues to the Life and Times of Annie Steel
Students draw conclusions about an mystery person based on documents and artifacts provided. In this drawing conclusions lesson, students become detectives by reading and analyzing evidence provided. This lesson includes information on...
Pre-K - 8th Social Studies & History
Top Secret Sensitive Information
Bring the multiple cultural perspectives of a state to life in a lesson plan designed to challenge assumptions. Learners develop criteria to evaluate different cities, looking to find the one that should be "the heart of Florida...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Design a Wildlife Habitat-Habitat Detective
Students discuss ways people have changed landscapes and how this effects wildlife. They map the area around their school and keep a journal of wildlife they see. They predict how to preserve the wildlife they see for future generations.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
Students research how early colonists lived. They investigate late 17th century colonist's lives from Massachusetts and Delaware. Using their research, students write historical fiction in the form of friendly letters between the two...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Using History to Teach Tolerance: A Ripple of Hope
Students investigate the prejudice and racism that has existed in the U.S. for centuries by attending a field trip. In this equality instructional activity, students visit the Tolerance Museum and discuss the history of the U.S....
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts