Third graders create Venn Diagrams after reading Sarah Morton's Day and Samuel Eaton's Day, comparing the lives of colonial students to their own. They analyze similarities/differences among families in different times and places.
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Fourth of July (Grades 3-5)
Bring history to life for your young scholars with a Fourth of July lesson series. After a class reading of the Declaration of Independence, students translate this pivotal document into layman's terms before working in small groups to...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Enrichment Guide for "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and "If You Take a Mouse to School"
Here is a resource that was originally written as an enrichment guide for the stage adaptations of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Take a Mouse to School. It is absolutely full of fun activities that will inspire your young...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Researching and Note-Taking: Building Expertise About a Colonial Trade
Building on the previous lesson in this unit on colonial trade, the ninth lesson has young experts continuing their research and writing summaries of the information they find. To begin, children participate in guided practice where they...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Pennsylvania Colony: The Holy Experiment
Have your class explore U.S. history by discussing religion in the colonial era. Your fifth graders review the history of Pennsylvania and the conformist views placed upon immigrants to the country. Then, they read a letter Benjamin...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
Students research how early colonists lived. They investigate late 17th century colonist's lives from Massachusetts and Delaware. Using their research, students write historical fiction in the form of friendly letters between the two...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History