Third graders explore the characteristics of a hero. They discuss heroic deeds of ordinary people. They read folk tales and create a trading card for the main character. They trade cards with another student and discuss what they have studied.
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Patriot Day September 11, 2011
While many of our students may recognize the date of September 11, 2001 in the United States, most will not be able to personally recall what transpired. On Patriot Day, introduce your young learners to the events, aftermath, and...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! – A Chinese New Year Celebration
Looking for ideas for your Lunar New Year celebration? Check out an interdisciplinary unit of study that includes lessons in counting, calligraphy, culture, geography, literature, art, and music. Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! (May you become rich!)
K - 10th Social Studies & History
If I Could Be An Inventor, I Would Invent...
Learners create an invention. In this scientific technology lesson, students discuss inventors and how their inventions helped others. Learners brainstorm ideas for inventions and their rationale behind it. In small teams, students...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History