Climbing the Savings Mountain
Students investigate way in which to save money, create financial goal, and predict what inflation do to money saved. They study the differences between simple and compound interest.
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Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Crowley's Ridge: An Upland in the Lowlands
This clever lesson plan combines elements of geography, art, literature, and storytelling. Pupils take a close look at the six geographical regions of Arkansas, and pay close attention to Crowley's Ridge - which is one of the six. In...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
A New Bedford Voyage!
A thorough set of activities, articles, and reference material can enlighten your class about the history of whaling in New England. Kids travel back to a time when whale products were valuable and hunting whales was a way to help the...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
The Raven: Creator of the Universe?
Students conduct research to learn about the fascinating ways and lore of the raven. They analyze the variety of ways the raven has been perceived by different cultures and classify the information and create a convincing argument to...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Make a Temple Book or Japanese Screen
The piece Mount Fuji and the Beach at Miho is the inspiration for an art-based social studies lesson sure to excite young learners. They first discuss the travelers of the Edo period and the concept of pilgrimage. They then explore the...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts