Commercials For Our Local Parks
Sixth graders explore the effect of advertising by creating various advertisements. Students write and record a 30-second radio commercial and a one minute television commercial for their local park.
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The Power of Remembrance
On every July 4th, we watch fireworks and celebrate our independence, but how is the history of the American Revolution preserved? Four social studies lesson guide learners through different memorials, commemorative objects, and restored...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and Contrast Local Government Around the World
Give your instruction of local government a boost with this compare and contrast lesson! With links and handouts to guide the searching process, your government enthusiasts examine local government and the government in another country,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Entering Local Groundhog Data in an Excel Spreadsheet
Here is a cross-curricular ecology and technology lesson; your learners create spreadsheets depicting the location and number of groundhog dens in a local park. They research groundhogs and analyze data about where the groundhog...
4th - 6th Science
The Wilderness Concept: Our National Parks, History and Issues
Students examine the history of the National parks. In groups, they discuss the concepts of conservation and preservation. They discuss the use of natural resources and how some are renewable and non-renewable. To end the instructional...
6th - 8th Science
The Geography of Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving dinner is a time of savory sauces and delicious dinners. But where do all those ingredients come from? Teach middle schoolers about local agriculture with a lesson plan that focuses on the elements of a traditional...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Our final proposal for the cost of the bridge requested is ... In the last segment in a series of 10, pairs work together to develop a proposal for a city bridge design. The class completes a cost comparison between concrete and steel to...
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
New Review Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Participants examine two documents related to Rosa Parks and the bus boycott, sources that challenge some of the commonly held preconceptions about Rosa Parks. They then respond to discussion questions to reinforce understanding and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable