Students use the internet to gather information on the holiday of Kwanzaa. They discover the origins and traditions of the holiday and create a stamp and greeting card. They examine the seven principles of Kwanzaa as well.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Westward Expansion in the Garden
What an exceptional hands-on experience for learning about the period of Westward Expansion in the United States! Learners are divided into groups and embark on one of three "trails" to learn about the challenges early pioneers...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fruits and Vegetables for Health
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Free Silver Movement and Inflation
Why are US dollars no longer backed by gold and silver? What is our medium of exchange, and what would it be like to live in a barter economy? Learners consider these questions, as well as learn about the major historical events in the...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The People Behind the Statistics
Invite your class to experience human rights situations first hand. Following an introduction to human rights, class members read statements and categorize them as a whole class. They then work in small groups to prepare a role play as...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Preparing for Revolution
Class members create a timeline of actions by both the British parliament and the colonists that led to the outbreak of the American Revolution. Groups use the provided Primary Source Analysis Tool to examine and evaluate materials to...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 2: The Constitution: Our Guiding Document
Explore the structure and content of the US Constitution in the second lesson of this five-part social studies series. A collection of activities, games, and videos complement a class reading of a document summarizing the US...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Stamps and Cemeteries as Storytellers
Students discern the difference between commemorative and regular issue stamps while drawing conclusions about the time period. In this Stamps as Storytellers lesson, students design stamps using symbolism and historical data. In...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Causes of the American Revolution Soldiers and Civilians at War
Stage a meeting of the Second Continental Congress in your classroom, then utilize the abundance of worksheets and informational texts in this resource to analyze the major events and consequences of the American Revolution. Other topics...
5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Curled-Paper Winter Holiday Cards
Students research a winter holiday and create unique holiday greeting card. In this greeting card lesson plan, students discover the origins of giving greeting cards. Students use the paper-folding technique called quilling to make their...
4th - Higher Ed English Language Arts