Homes Sweet Homes
Students analyze various paintings of houses by Robert Harris. They examine what home really means to themselves by drawing house designs, collecting artifacts and making a class museum, taking photos and conducting a guided tour of their spaces.
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Citizenship: What is Freedom?
What does freedom mean to me? is the driving question of a character education lesson focused on citizenship. Scholars study the story, Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson, discuss in detail the positive realities of...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Rename That State!
As Shakespeare famously wrote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," but can the same be said for a state? In this elementary geography lesson, students are assigned specific states to research using the information they find...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Centennial: Home Sweet Home
Students research the history of a home, including ownership titles, land grants, etc, in order to determine how homes can serve as a vehicle for the study of history. They Create a display of the styles and changes that the house has...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Students read and understand the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. In this language lesson, students understand the Ebonics and colloquialisms of the book. Students discuss the events and vocabulary used. Students explain their...
K - 5th Social Studies & History