Brrrr! Expeditions to the North and South Poles
Students examine the first successful explorations of the North and South Poles, through a study of the four men who accomplished them. They present the fruits of their research on posters, or with PowerPoint presentations.
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Contrasting the North and South before the War
Learners create a standing cube with four panels that display information on the North and South's economy, geography and climate, society, and means of transportation before the Civil War. Through discussion and reading informational...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Analysis: Why It Matters That North Korea Plans to Go to the Olympics
North Korea's decision to send athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympics has eased international worries about attending the Games in PyeongChang. Read an article by the Washington Post and adapted by Newsela that sheds light on the current...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Facts About North and South Korea
Students investigate North and South Korea. For this research lesson, students gather facts about North and South Korea. In groups students research using encyclopedias, the internet and other sources. Students compare and contrast the...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Compare/ Contrast: Race To The South Pole
Did you know that 100 years ago the South Pole was still unexplored? Read the passage and complete the compare and contrast chart provided to compare the journeys of two explorers. Then, practice this skill again by comparing two types...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Manifest Destiny and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Beginning with a thorough presentation on the concept of Manifest Destiny and background information on the Louisiana Purchase, your young historians will then consider the demands of the Lewis and Clark expedition and compose journal...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Corps of Discovery: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Don't miss this fantastic comprehensive lesson plan on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, packed with instructional guidance, worksheets, map work, informational texts, and secondary source materials.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express
Put on your hats and mittens, button your coat and lace your boots, its time for a trip on The Polar Express. Designed with both primary and upper-grade learners in mind, this resource provides lessons and activities that use this...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Compare Two Worlds: North vs South 1861
Compare the North and South's population and economy in an interactive that displays a map of the states. Viewers discover which economy thrived more due to slave population. Use the interactive as a learning tool or for learners to...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
People and Places in the North and South
Students analyze and discuss photographs, census information and other primary sources in an exploration of how socio-economic issues in the North and South affected the lives of ordinary Americans in the years leading up to the Civil War.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History