Commemorative Coin Poetry
Learners discuss and research an individual or event that has been memorialized on a commemorative coin. They use the information they found to write acrostics, creating stand-up accordion books to display the poems.
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Third graders explore their culture in comparison to Japanese culture by reading the book, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. They identify islands of Japan, create a Venn diagram comparing Japanese culture to American culture, and...
3rd English Language Arts
Be Specific, Go West To The Pacific
Fifth and sixth graders follow Lewis and Clark from St. Louis to the Pacific and back again. They read online journal entries made by Lewis and Clark to gather information. The official Lewis and Clark website is used by learners to...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Unit 1: Cortes and the Aztecs: Different Views of the World
Students explore the Aztec culture and the Conquistadors. In this Aztec lesson, students investigate the language and culture of the Aztec civilization. Over several days and lessons, students expand their study to explore the impact of...
4th - 10th Social Studies & History
365 Days of Writing Prompts
"If you could un-invent something what would it be?" "What are you more comfortable with—routine or spontaneity?" Here's a packet of one-a-day writing prompts. Although designed for fifth graders, the topics are appropriate for any grade...
5th - 12th English Language Arts