Introducing the Idea of "Community"
Students work in groups to define the term "community". They draw on personal experiences and create posters to explain and depict various aspects of community life.
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Discuss as a class some problems that you would like to see changed in your school or community, and then take action! After your young citizens determine the appropriate steps they should take to accomplish their objectives, they will...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Investigating the Building Blocks of Our Community’s Past, Present, and Future
As Ken Jennings said, "There's just something hypnotic about maps." Certainly, the longer you look at them the more you can learn. In this project-based learning activity, individuals study both historic and present-day maps of their...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Gandhi
Introduce class members to Gandhi's non-violent, non-cooperative ideas with Richard Attenborough's 1982 bio-epic. The film traces the experiences that gave shape to Gandhi's ideas and the actions that eventually lead to the end of...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Benjamin Franklin and Serving the Community
Eighth graders examine how Benjamin Franklin served his community. In this Benjamin Franklin activity, 8th graders read a selection describing Franklin's establishment of a lending library in his community. Students respond to discussion...
8th Social Studies & History
Growing up within a culture leaves a lot of ideas and values unspoken. Take a closer look at the cultures in which your learners live with a discussion activity that addresses cultural identity and traits of those living within the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable