Creating an Oxcart
Students create and design their own replica of an oxcart and discuss the uses and importance of one.
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Self-Sufficiency and the Community
Young scholars read "The Oxcart Man" by Donald Hall and discuss the individualism and self-sufficiency presented in the story. They research the program Habitat for Humanity and consider how it requires the recipients to work together...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
That All Men Are Created Equal
Students view a worksheet that includes the names of the patriots with a brief list of their achievements and read it aloud. They read the question after each section and circle the answer they believe is correct. They then work in small...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Puerto Rico . . . Its Land, History, Culture, and Literature
Students examine Puerto Rico's location and from its geographic location, reflect on its culture and people. They also read a play by a Puerto Rican author. This is an excellent cross-curricular unit, including history, geography, and...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Philanthropy in History Lesson 3: Self-sufficiency And the Community
Students study the characteristic of self-sufficiency in people that lived during Colonial times. They investigate the contemporary movement of Habitat for Humanity. They listen to the story of Donald Hall's, The Oxcart Man and write a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts