Community Issues in the Newspaper
Students examine social and community issues. They discuss social issues that are important to them, read and analyze the newspaper over a week's time, identify issues of community concern, and write a class letter to the editor.
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Targeting Problems in my Community
Inspire scholars to make a positive difference in their community with a lesson that sheds light on local issues. Here, class members identify community problems and take part in a grand conversation to determine solutions needed to...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fights, Freedom, and Fraud: Voting Rights in the Reconstruction Era
As part of a study of post Civil War era, young historians investigate the changes in voting rights during the Reconstruction Era (1863-1876), the fraud involved in the Hayes-Tilden presidential election of 1876, and efforts by Pap...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Main Street Through the Years
Students explore community by participating in class map activities. In this city planning lesson, students discuss the concept of a "Main Street" and how they were used to tie their community together. Students complete a "Maps Over...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Little Owl Press Report/Newspaper and Newscast Project
Discover journalistic techniques by having learners prepare and write their own class newspaper. They discuss the five W's of investigative journalism and conduct interviews with school figures. They utilize video technology, podcast...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Visual Arts: Art in Public Places
Students create 3 dimensional art. In this sculpture lesson, students collect objects that represent their community's values to include in a 3 dimensional sculpture. Students write a paragraph explaining the chosen theme of their...
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts