Seventh graders interview a grandparent and write a news article based upon their interview. They also do research on historical events to develop questions to be asked during the interview. They perform peer editing and use desktop publishing.
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Arkansas Photographs as Research Tools
Middle and high schoolers look at historical photos and written materials, and they develop questions which they use to interview an elder in their community. Learners are divided into groups and given sets of historical family photos...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?
Here is a lesson that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The lesson's...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Did Your Parents Do Outside?
Our learners love their gadgets, tablets, and anything that plugs into a wall or receives a wireless signal. It is time to share our stories of the outdoors, and get the youth we teach in touch with what is naturally around them. Use the...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
An engaging lesson focuses on personal experiences with well-known historical events, such as the bombing of Pearl Harbor or the assassination of John F. Kennedy. After interviewing their grandparents or other members of the community,...
6th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Impact of History: A Conversation with a Parent
Seventh graders interview parents about certain historical events. In this historical interview instructional activity, 7th graders create a web of events about historical events. Students interview their parents or grandparents about...
7th English Language Arts
Everyday People, Everyday Things: Book of your Life Lesson Plan Grades 6-8
Students write a biography about a classmate they interviewed. In this biography writing lesson, students interview a classmate and take notes using the worksheet provided. They use the notes to write a one-page biography of their...
5th - 7th English Language Arts