A Map is Worth a Thousand Words
Students talk about maps, how they're made, and how and why they're used. Then they record every place they go for an hour (or a day) and draw a map of all of these places. They also discuss GPS tracking technology.
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Spark interest and enhance your pupils' map skills using Matteo Pericoli's book, See the City: the Journey of Manhattan Unfurled. Through Pericoli's illustrations and text, learners explore the East and West side of Manhattan. Then,...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Lens into 9/11
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos taken on 9/11 tell more than a thousand words—they tell stories. Class members analyze photographs taken on September 11, 2001, in order to understand the emotions they evoke, and write...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Mapping the Americas
Celebrate the geography of the Americas and develop map skills through a series of activities focused on the Western Hemisphere. Learners study everything from earthquakes and volcanoes of the Americas and the relationship between...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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5 mins 4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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After a quick warm up activity, learners get ready to use their keen observation skills to examine an ornate Japanese pencil box. They discuss the artistry, skills, and story of the box, paying close attention to details. They then...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
A Gesture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Young scholars identify those components of language that can cause misinterpretation of a message or intent. They identify the words, slang, phrases, that have caused hurt. Students comprehend the importance of clarity when using...
1st - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure
A picture is worth a thousand words, but a comic strip combines both images and words for the ultimate narrative effect. After reading The Three Little Pigs and deciphering the plot elements, elementary readers work through four...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable