Clues From the Past: Daily Life
Learners discover the ways different cultures gathered and made food. In groups, they read excerpts from primary sources about the food people in Mesopotamia liked to eat. They work together to make a batch of goat stew and a loaf of bread.
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Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Phone Skills - Alone and Okay
What do you do when you are alone and the phone rings? How do you handle an emergency situation? Learners discuss and practice how to use the phone when they are home alone. They use clear communication, look up phone numbers, and talk...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
What We Eat, Where We Sleep: Documenting Daily Life to Tell Stories
This is not just a New York Time article to read, this is a set of amazing activity ideas all related to the slide shows "Breaking Bread Everywhere" and "Where Children Sleep." Your class can view each show, read about what they mean...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Family Forms and Family Life Cycle
There are so many different types of families, and each family functions in a different way. Discover the different roles, responsibilities, and relationships that develop in different family types. The lesson provides you with five...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Daily Life in Spanish St. Augustine 1565-1763
How do we know so much about the past? Material data or artifacts often give historians and archaeologists clues into lives already lived. Learners are presented with images of pottery, amulets, and cooking utensils from St. Augustine,...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History