Design a School
Students create a design for their ideal school. They work in groups to design a part of the school and put the designs together to create one complete school design.
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The Growth of a Nation
Young historians explore the identity of the early United States in this four-part lesson series. Working in groups of three, students research the political, economic, and cultural atmosphere of each member of the union prior to 1812,...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Marshmallow Design Challenge
How tall is your marshmallow structure? Using only limited supplies (including uncooked spaghetti noodles, masking tape, and one marshmallow), teams endeavor to support the marshmallow atop the tallest spaghetti structure they can build....
5th - Higher Ed Technology & Engineering
Welcome to the First Day of School!
Classmates participate in a variety of getting-to-know-you activities for the first day of school. They make resolutions, become detectives about their fellow classmates, learn about each other by playing switch, and make welcome bags.
K - 8th Social Studies & History
The Architectural Design: The Vietnam Memorial
Fifth graders explore world history by analyzing the Vietnam Memorial design. In this architectural lesson, 5th graders identify the purpose of the Vietnam Memorial, what it looks like and who created the design for it. Students create...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Traditional Cloth Designs from India
Students construct a cloth design from India. In this multicultural arts instructional activity, students read about the culture of India and create patterns of cloth designs. There are several materials used such as background paper,...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Letters from the Heart: Designing for the Other 90% of the World's Population
Young scholars explore varied aspects of the design process and learn that most products are designed to reach the worlds wealthiest 10%. In this lesson, students work in groups to learn ways in which designers are attempting to rectify...
5th - 8th English Language Arts