Dear Diary, I Found an Island Today...
In this Galapagos Islands worksheet, students research all they can about the islands and then create a diary entry that shows how an early explorer would have felt upon approaching the island.
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Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Teaching with Poster Art: World War I Posters
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War I lesson, students examine World War I posters. Students investigate the use of propaganda strategies in the posters and discuss the visual metaphors.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Time Capsule of a Lost Early California Lifestyle
After viewing The Last Roundup, a documentary that examines the transitioning of Santa Rosa from a privately owned island to a National Park, class members adopt the point of view of Tim Vail, a member of the family that once owned the...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Change the Point of View: First Person and Third Person
How is a story different when told from various points of view? Learn about first and third person points of view with an activity based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. Readers examine a passage written in first person, then...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"I Declare, I Believe This Document May Flower!"
The Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights. The language of these seminal historical documents presents a challenge for even the best readers. Here's a group activity that helps all...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed