Community Life And Schools
Students analyze primary and secondary sources to investigate local history and methods for preserving the past. They develop lists of ways the community might change and remain the same, and document the class community for one year.
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Exploring Community Responsibility: The Web of My Community
Encourage class members to get involved in their community with a lesson that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within community service,...
K - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Doing Our Share
Whether at home or in the classroom, each member of a community has certain responsibilities they must tend to. With the help of the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne, kids learn how to assign jobs in a fair and safe manner...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"Circles of Strength: What Do You Stand For?" ~ A Reflection of Us~
Students determine how they are included in "Circles of Strength." In this character lesson, students reflect on how they are part of "Circles of Strength" in the "Circle of Life." They make an individual circle that includes their...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Ornaments for Nursing Home Tree
Learners participate in an activity that will allow them to create a gift for a nursing home patient and give their gift to someone who needs a caring hand. In this community service lesson, students learn compassion, and also understand...
K - 5th Social Studies & History
Geography, Climate, and Community in the Dominican Republic
Learners examine primary source materials on the Dominican Republic in an exploration of how environment influences lifestyles. They compare and contrast life in the Dominican Republic with life in the United States.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History