Do You Know the Story of Pomp?
Students examine and read about Pomp, the infant son of Sacagawea. They research the Lewis and Clark expedition, create a storyboard presenting important events, and design a Powerpoint presentation.
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Stories Then and Now: Gods, Heroes, and Avatars
Argh! Flash Gordon, Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress, Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces, Valmiki's The Ramayana. Stories of heroes and villains fascinate. And although the tales are reinterpreted over time, and as they...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
How Do You Know Whom to Trust?
As humans, we rely heavily on written and spoken word to receive and pass on knowledge. Impress upon your young learners the importance of having a critical eye when looking at life, and of maintaining an objective view of both ourselves...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
What's the Author's Purpose?
What is the author's purpose for sharing an autobiography? Start this lesson with the short story provided about getting pulled over by a police officer. Then, discuss the acronym PIES and how it stands for the four main reasons an...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Understanding the Modern Olympic Games
Do you know when and where the first Olympic Games were held? Do you know what each of the five rings in the Olympic symbol represent? Your pupils will learn about the birth and development of the modern Olympic Games, and will conclude...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable