Biographies of Heroes
Second graders explain the importance of individual action and character. They explain how heroes from long ago and the recent past make a difference in others' lives.
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The Ballad of Abraham Lincoln
Pay tribute to the sixteenth president of the United States with this fun song and activity. From his birth in a Kentucky log cabin and childhood in Indiana, to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and his eventual assassination,...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Famous American Research Project
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Personal Picture Narratives: Jacob Lawrence
Second graders study artist Jacob Lawrence and his paintings of Harriet Tubman; students create their own painting in Lawrence's style. In this art and history lesson, 2nd graders read and study the art from Jacob Lawrence: Exploring...
2nd English Language Arts