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Lesson 3: Hemispheres, Continents, and Oceans: The Big Picture!
Using Styrofoam balls and mini pumpkins, your learners will have the opportunity for a real hands-on experience in understanding the earth's hemispheres and major points, such as the equator, prime meridian, and International Date Line....
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Little Pumpkin Wants To See the World
In this Halloween reading instructional activity, students experience a 10 paragraph story about a pumpkin who longs to see the world. Older students could read this independently or it would be a read-aloud story for younger children.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
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
Introduction to Pre-Columbian Lessons
Native peoples established civilizations all over Central and North America. Introduce native civilizations with a unit that promotes discussion, reinforces map skills, enhances reading comprehension, and exposes young historians to the...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Wagons Ho! Hard Times! Hard Choices!
You have just hit the lesson plan jackpot! This isn't just a lesson, it's a ten-day unit covering westward expansion, pioneer life, and the Oregon Trail. Activities include baking, model building, role-play, newspaper writing, science...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Jewish Diversity: Travels of Jewish Foods and Jewish Families
Students are introduced to Jewish history thorugh food and various ingredients. As a class, they read a passage from the Bible about the exodus from Egypt and answer discussion questions. They make traditional Jewish meals with their...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
The Four Corners Region of the United States Cultures, Ruins and Landmarks
Students who live in the inner city are introduced to the four corners region of the United States. In groups, they examine how the region differs compared to where they live and their culture. They develop maps of the area and locate...
K - 8th Social Studies & History