In this holiday instructional activity, students choose two different holidays to compare and contrast in a venn diagram and then writing a summary of their comparisons.
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Lord of the Flies Unit
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Summarizing Complex Ideas: Comparing the Original UDHR and the "Plain Language" Version
The eighth lesson in this series continues the focus on vocabulary and increasing young readers' awareness of academic language. Pairs of learners participate in a short vocabulary review activity called Interactive Words in which they...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Memorial Day Lesson
From where did Memorial Day originate, and how does it differ from Veterans Day? Offer pupils a great lesson on the history of this important national holiday in the United States, utilizing best teaching practices throughout, such as...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The First Thanksgiving (Grades 6-8)
Take your middle schoolers back to the first Thanksgiving with an engaging cross-curricular unit that ties together topics in social studies and ELA. While learning about he settlement at Plymouth young scholars participate in a series...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Winter Holiday Celebrations
Students understand how holidays revolve all around light. In this winter holidays lesson, students find the similarities and differences between the winter holidays. Students discuss the winter solstice and how it relates to the holiday...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History