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Creating Community in the Classroom: Monitoring Progress
Students develop a sense of classroom community through goal-setting, decision-making, and brainstorming. They monitor the effects of their plan by determining whether short term goals are being achieved.
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Our Classroom Constitution
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part lesson series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established, young scholars...
5 mins 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
Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
3 mins 1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Good Classroom Citizens
What makes a good citizen? This is the driving question of a lesson designed to address the importance of having an active presence and positive effect on the community. With the help of three learning strategies, scholars listen and...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
On the Road to Revolution: Creating a Living Timeline
Divided into nine topic groups, from the Proclamation of 1763 to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, your young historians will research major events on the road to the American Revolution and then create a 2-3 minute sketch explaining...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Getting the Most out of Teaching with Newspapers
No matter what subject you're teaching, you'll find some fun and innovative ideas for using newspapers in your classroom with a helpful resource. Based on Getting the Most Out of Teaching with Newspapers by Rebecca Olien, the series of...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
We the Students
Establish justice and tranquility in the classroom with this primary grade lesson on the US Constitution. Beginning with a discussion about the importance of rules and a class reading of a children's book on the Constitution, young...
5 mins K - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Creating Community in the Classroom: Part 2 (Cooperative Planning)
Create a supportive environment. Get your students to work together cooperatively by making and keeping goals. The goal of this lesson is to build a classroom community through goal-setting, decision-making, and positive reinforcement.
K - 8th Social Studies & History
Creating Community In the Classroom: Part 4 (Rewarding Improvement)
Attempt to progress toward positive classroom behaviors. Structure your class through a series of activities intended to help students acknowledge cooperative behavior and proper classroom interpersonal skills. They match ten adjectives...
K - 8th Social Studies & History