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Students investigate different cultures based on the everyday objects of that culture. First, they explore Edward W. Nelson, who explored the Alaska region and first learned about the Eskimo culture.
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Everyday Life - Exploring the California Missions
Young scholars relive history as they examine primary sources that document everyday life in the California missions. During a class viewing of the included slideshow presentation, children analyze documents, paintings, and drawings in...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 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
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Everyone Has Interesting Stuff Teaching With Objects in the Classroom
Students determine what objects tell about a person. In this historical object lesson plan, students share an object that they feel tells a lot about themselves. They pass the object around a class circle, while others comment on what...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World
Approach multiculturalism with this rich series of activities that will introduce your learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples—the Highland Maya of Guatemala,...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Arbitrary Arrangements: Daniel Sprick's Release Your Plans
Students investigate abstract artists as storytellers. For this art analysis lesson, students observe the small details in the painting called "Release Your Plans" by Daniel Sprick. Students collaborate in groups to create their own...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts