Students interpret a map or Atlas. They determine latitude, longitude, and absolute location and create and evaluate a travel itinerary. They identify the benefits and drawbacks of an itinerary and conduct online research as a means to travel.
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How Can We Help Other Children With Literacy
Students investigate literacy in other communities and how they can contribute to a smarter society. In this English language instructional activity, students discuss the difficulties for some countries to obtain reading and writing...
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Going Westward: Getting Ready, On the Trail and Settling the Claim
Third graders work in small "family" groups. They participate in a group discussion about reasons people were moving west, and the finality of leaving home. They look at maps of the west and a pioneer travel guide. The families discuss...
3rd Social Studies & History
From the White House of Yesterday to the White House of Today
Students investigate the history of and the current state of the White House. They take a virtual tour of the White House and Monticello, explore various websites, and compare/contrast Monticello with the White House.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Riding the Underground Railroad
Students investigate the Underground Railroad. In this Underground Railroad instructional activity, students participate in a role play of by acting out a part from a biography card. They travel the Underground Railroad using designated...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
Underground Rails: The New York City Subway System
Students explore the New York Subway system. They investigate its usefulness as mode of transportation for the people in the city and study its history compared to other city subway systems. They examine how the subway connects the...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History