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Fix a Local Problem
Fifth graders are presented with a hypothetical problem that needs to be solved. They brainstorm solutions by formulating opinions and then write a letter to a local official. The key objective is working well with others to be problem solvers.
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Getting the Most out of Teaching with Newspapers
No matter what subject you're teaching, you'll find some fun and innovative ideas for using newspapers in your classroom with a helpful resource. Based on Getting the Most Out of Teaching with Newspapers by Rebecca Olien, the series of...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Corps of Discovery: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Don't miss this fantastic comprehensive lesson plan on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, packed with instructional guidance, worksheets, map work, informational texts, and secondary source materials.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What are Hunger and Malnutrition and Who are the Hungry?
Students explore world hunger by reading assigned text in class. In this malnutrition activity, students identify the main causes for poverty conditions around the world and staple foods are easier to produce than most meats. Students...
2nd - 5th Science
Here you'll find an extensive textbook chapter on Australia's indigenous people and the impact of European settlers on aboriginal tribes. The text includes several images, graphs, primary and secondary sources, follow-up questions, and a...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink
Students discuss the importance of taking care of their water supply so not only they can use it but generations in the future. In groups, they examine a real pollution scenario in which a sewer overflowed into the ground water. They use...
5th - 6th Science