Can You Name that Town
Students, after becoming familiar with different names of towns in Arkansas, practice using a map grid and map index.
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Where Did You Hear That?
Where did you hear that? is the driving question of a lesson designed to shed light on the reliable, and unreliable, news sources covering an election. Through grand conversation and media exploration, scholars examine the credibility of...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan: Can You Hear a Rainbow
Students explore disabilities. In this deaf awareness lesson, students listen to the story Can you Hear a Rainbow, by Jamie Riggio Heelan and discuss things they have in common with the deaf character in the story. They work together in...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Rename That State!
As Shakespeare famously wrote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," but can the same be said for a state? In this elementary geography instructional activity, students are assigned specific states to research using the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Now that You Have Them, What Do You Do With Class Rules?
Establishing classroom rules within the first two weeks of school is important. But what do you do with the rules after they've been created, and how can you establish them so that they have a lasting effect all year long? Use an...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
You Can Be an Innovator ... Like Henry Ford
Why did Henry Ford want to invent a car for the masses? Why did Henry Ford locate his factory in Detroit? Why did Henry Ford encourage the idea of a 5-day work week? Young innovators find the answers to these and other question in a unit...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Guess That Spice
From medical treatments to cooking, people have been using herbs and spices for thousands of years. Perform a blind smell test of household herbs and spices to engage students in learning about ancient spice trading. Research the history...
1st - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Oh, Say, Can You See What the Star-Spangled Banner Means?
Students research the historical inspiration for the lyrics of the "The Star Spangled Banner". They explore websites, read articles and analyze poetry in an examination of America's patriotic symbols and history.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable