Pupils examine the schools in colonial New England. They discover what a hornbook is and how it was used. They create their own hornbook and share them with the class.
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School Life Today and in the Past at Freyberger School
Students compare and contrast school life today with that of Pennsylvania in the 1900's. In this school life lesson students create a description of a typical one-room schoolhouse. They think critically about attending school in a...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Simulated Colonial School : US History, Proverbs
Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders read about, appreciate, and have a clear understanding of what colonial schools were like. They make comparisons of colonial schooling and current schooling through a Venn diagram graphic organizer and...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving
Students explore holidays by participating in class singing activities. In this Thanksgiving history lesson, students discuss the importance of Thanksgiving Day and read several poems which discuss the history of Thanksgiving. Students...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Hernando De Soto's Trip Through South Carolina
Fourth graders become familiar with the explorations of Hernando DeSoto. In this DeSoto lesson, 4th graders recognize the routes and territories of DeSoto's explorations. Students use primary and secondary sources and research to answer...
4th Social Studies & History