Can You Picture This?
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Students use primary sources to investigate some of the houses of early settlers in Colorado, and speculate about why they built the kinds of houses they did.
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A Veterans Day Thank You Note
This Veterans Day inspire scholars to say thank you to a veteran. Here, learners discover key details about a specific war using an interactive timeline, and then write a thank you letter offering their gratitude to someone who risked...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
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
I Can Draw Conclusions: History Analysis
This worksheet outlines the very basic first steps to analyzing a historical topic and determining its significance. The resource prompts learners to identify important persons in history, list major events, and evaluate cause and effect.
4th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Spanish-American War: 3 Day Lesson
Why did the United States choose to invade Cuba in 1898? As part of a 3-day lesson, your young historians will first develop working hypotheses to answer this question, then work with a variety of historical primary source documents that...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Spontaneous Brain Activity Keeps You Alive
We all know that the brain is responsible for our thoughts, actions, memories, and emotions, but it's far busier than we can possibly imagine. Watch this short video as it explores how life as we know it is made possible...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Can You Solve the Temple Riddle?
Curses, foiled again! Two members of your team have been cursed and will lie to you about the path out of the temple, but you must leave. How do you figure out the correct path? Ah, the riddle of the temple requires logic and educated...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Country Solutions Step 2: The News and You
Source analysis is essential when trying to determine the major issues at stake in our community. Using the second in a series of nine lesson plans, your class members will practice how to properly approach reading news articles in order...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed