From Boomtown to Ghost Town
Young scholars discuss how a specific economic activity in a region can facilitate the creation of towns, which often turn into ghost towns if the economic activity ends.
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Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express
Put on your hats and mittens, button your coat and lace your boots, its time for a trip on The Polar Express. Designed with both primary and upper-grade learners in mind, this resource provides lessons and activities that use this...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Animal Mascots
A pet can offer comfort, friendship, and loyalty in the most stressful of situations. Here is a lesson plan that explores the important role animals played during the Civil War. Class members read informative texts, complete a KWL chart,...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last March: The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike
Martin Luther King, Jr's most well-known march was in Selma, Alabama, but his final march was in Memphis, Tennessee, in solidarity with the sanitation workers' strike. An informative article offers learners a glimpse into the...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Perez's self-sustaining Town
Students become town planners and architects. They take ownership and an active role in the project by creating a perfect, functional and self=sustaining town. They research the function and contribution of their assigned building to the...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts