History through Poetry
Fourth graders, after analyzing the poem The Charge of the Light Brigade, discuss its significance to the Crimean War. They explore how war is perceived from a non-military point of view.
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Epic Story Scrolls
Discover one of the best known Asian epics in the Hindu story of Ramayana. Your class members will analyze scenes from the epic scroll, learn about creative methods of narration used in Asian art, and design a scroll illustrating key...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Practice reading fluency, analyze poetry, and cover social studies topics with a study of the Iroquois poem "Magic Formula." Included here is some historical background, a short vocabulary list, extension ideas, fluency activities, and...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sensory “Star Spangled Banner”
Music can help us to access memories and events in a meaningful way, and Francis Scott Key used specific words to convey what he had seen and felt when writing what would become America's national anthem. Help your class connect to the...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
George Moses Horton: Slavery from a Poet's Perspective
After reading about the life of George Moses Horton, the first slave to publish anti-slavery poetry, learners will recall his major accomplishments, provide a summary of the obstacles he faced, and identify common aspects of the...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Examining Women in West Virginia History- A Timeline
Students complete a research assignment on an event in history. In this West Virginia history lesson, students learn about important West Virginia events in history dealing with women. Students research one event in West Virginia...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
World War II: Internment in Hawaii
Students examine world history by writing an essay in class. In this World War II lesson, students identify the attack on Pearl Harbor, the response from the U.S and the effect it had on Japanese-Americans. Students define Japanese...
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Learning Through Location
Young scholars explore geography by participating in a community identification activity. In this community location lesson, students discuss their home neighborhood and community and the unique attributes it has. Young scholars write a...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Personal Experience Narratives
Help your middle schoolers identify personal experience narratives in their own lives through telling stories themselves and from family members or other adults. They study personal experience narratives in Swapping Stories and compare...
4th - 8th English Language Arts