Build A Model of Main Street Then and Now
Pupils, in groups, build a model of main street and show how it has changed over time. They write a brief caption explaining the used of the building or place they have chosen.
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Main Idea and Summarizing
The ability to identify the main idea of a text and summarize a text will help your learners get far when reading. This resource covers both main idea and summarizing in detail with six short lessons about main idea and five quick...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Building a Skyscraper
The construction of skyscrapers is no simple undertaking, involving the careful coordination and planning of many different people. The third lesson plan in this series explores this detailed process by first teaching children about the...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Main Street Through the Years
Students explore community by participating in class map activities. In this city planning lesson, students discuss the concept of a "Main Street" and how they were used to tie their community together. Students complete a "Maps Over...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Simple Summary Concepts: summary, summarizing, main ideas,
Can your class sum up a text in a few sentences? Help them build this skill by starting out nice and slow. For this summarizing activity, the teacher marks main ideas with sticky notes. Learners read the text and then read it again, this...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Transportation Then and Now
Compare and contrast how transportation has changed throughout the years. This image-driven slide show depicts a variety of advances in transportation. Covered wagons, coaches, trolley cars, boats, and bikes are shown as they were in the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
The Best Main Idea
What is the main idea? Interest your young readers with this fun introductory lesson! After selecting several items from a paper bag, the teacher leads learners to determine the big idea for those items. This concept is then applied to...
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed