Facing the Challenge
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Sixth graders identify and understand the impact of the environment on human experiences. They conduct research using the Internet and other available resources and use research to summarize their findings about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
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New Review Life as a Liberated People
Imagine having no control over your life and then suddenly having to provide for yourself. Such was the challenge faced by many American slaves after emancipation. Class members are asked to consider these challenges are they examine...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ronald Reagan on the Challenger Tragedy
How does society prevail in the face of challenge? After reading President Ronald Reagan's speech to the nation after the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986, your learners will then discuss the tone of the speech itself...
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Survival Challenge: Would You Make It?
Students face a challenge. In this survival instructional activity, students discover the hardships faced by the pioneers who moved west and see if they would survive a similar situation. They discuss essential items they need to survive...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Westward Expansion in the Garden
What an exceptional hands-on experience for learning about the period of Westward Expansion in the United States! Learners are divided into groups and embark on one of three "trails" to learn about the challenges early pioneers...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Confronting Two Challenges--One Physical, One Intellectual
Students examine the challenges of a new language and culture. In this cultural lesson, student read Running by Peter Hessler and discuss obstacles faced, including the language barrier. Students write an essay about a time they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts