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
A Five-Step Plan for the Ohio Country and the Northwest Territory
Students complete five worksheets which correspond to the five problems the American government faced and the five solutions they instituted, accompany this lesson. They select and research one of the steps in this plan and write a...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
New Review Festivals: Learning for Life and Work
How do different communities celebrate special occasions? After researching celebrations in their countries, class members investigate other festivals like those associated with Ramadan, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Halloween, Easter,...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
What are Hunger and Malnutrition and Who are the Hungry?
Students explore world hunger by reading assigned text in class. In this malnutrition lesson, 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