Introduction to Symbols
Students identify symbols on a map. In this map skills lesson, students define what a symbol is and use post-it notes to locate various symbols on the United States map.
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A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express
Put on your hats and mittens, button your coat and lace your boots, its time for a trip on The Polar Express. Designed with both primary and upper-grade learners in mind, this resource provides lessons and activities that use this...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Pre-Columbian Lessons
Native peoples established civilizations all over Central and North America. Introduce native civilizations with a unit that promotes discussion, reinforces map skills, enhances reading comprehension, and exposes young historians to the...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Symbols of Our State: Arkansas
Here are a series of lessons designed to assist early elementary learners to discover the symbols of Arkansas. They learn about the state flag, insect, state seal, state bird, flower, tree, and gem. A booklet (emedded in the plan), is...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Holi, Easter, Fassika, Sham El Nessim, and Earth Day are all springtime events that celebrate renewal and hope. Explore how different cultures celebrate the spring season with a three-step lesson plan that incorporates research, social...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Prayers for Lent
This well-designed resource not only includes classroom prayers organized according to the six weeks of Lent, but also provides suggested symbolic actions, references to Biblical text, and notes on how to prepare as group for each period...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Maps
First graders are introduced to a variety of maps such as globes, street maps, atlases, and different types of floor plans. The focus of the lesson requires individuals to create their own plan of the classroom using the PowerPoint...
1st Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Favorite Sports and Athletes: an Introduction to Sports Media
Even young children watch sports and like team logos and products. It's never too early to think critically about what's onscreen. This exercise develops awareness that media communicate values (i.e. who participates in sports and who...
K - 3rd Health
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
Inside and Outside: Paradox of the Box
Students examine the concepts of symbolism and paradox. In this literary elements lesson, students read The Big Box by Toni Morrison and Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine. Students provide details regarding the 2 stories in order to...
K - 3rd English Language Arts