Create a Country
Young scholars work in small groups to list features and elements found on a variety of grade- appropriate maps. They develop a class list of map features and elements to draw from as they create a map of an imaginary country.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 31 Views 95 Downloads
Mapping the Americas
Celebrate the geography of the Americas and develop map skills through a series of activities focused on the Western Hemisphere. Learners study everything from earthquakes and volcanoes of the Americas and the relationship between...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiration: Concept Map Creation
Concept mapping allows learners to visually display their research. Bring this skill into the 21st century with a activity demonstrating the educational software program, Inspiration. While the activity is useful independently, it is...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Spark interest and enhance your pupils' map skills using Matteo Pericoli's book, See the City: the Journey of Manhattan Unfurled. Through Pericoli's illustrations and text, learners explore the East and West side of Manhattan. Then,...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The villain is sometimes the best character in a book. They are usually troubled, dynamic, and will do anything to stop the main character. Have your class better understand villainous antagonists by creating one in class. They work...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A High-Interest Novel Helps Struggling Readers Confront Bullying in Schools
Bully, bullied, or bystander? Paul Langan's The Bully is the anchor text in a unit that examines bullying and violence. After a close reading of the text, readers imagine themselves as the characters and consider how they would react in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table
Did you know that the first time someone isolated a pure element was when Henning Brand boiled down his own urine in 1669 and unknowingly discovered phosphorus? The history of our current periodic table of elements is entertainingly...
4 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable