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Lesson Plans for 2nd grade Japan Unit
Second graders explore the music and dance of Japan in this five lessons unit. Aspects of Janpanese and American culture are compared. The food, holidays, clothing, and the school day of the two countries are discussed.
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Memorial Day Lesson
From where did Memorial Day originate, and how does it differ from Veterans Day? Offer pupils a great instructional activity on the history of this important national holiday in the United States, utilizing best teaching practices...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Symbols in My Eyes
Explore the hidden meanings behind the images on US currency with this elementary school lesson on symbolism. Starting with a class discussion about symbols, children go on to brainstorm different objects that represent the Unites States...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Orb and Effy Learn About Authority
Simplify the teaching of the US Constitution with this primary grade social studies lesson. While reading a fun story about an imaginary place called Bubble Land, children learn about the concept of authority and the importance of rules...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Chocolate Taste-Testing: Introduction to Loco for Cocoa
Is the price of chocolate a good indicator of taste? Your learners will approach this question through experimentation and analysis, and will then delve into the rich history and complexity of cacao and chocolate.
1st - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Women's Suffrage for Grades 1–2
Scholars take part in a grand conversation after they examine facts and stories about the Women's Suffrage Movement. Eight discussion questions bring light to influential women, the importance of voting, citizenship, and voting rights.
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Abe Lincoln Remembers Lesson Plan
Discover the life of Abraham Lincoln with help from the story Abe Lincoln Remembers by Ann Turner. After listening carefully, scholars reflect on what they deem as Lincoln's most influential life event and how it relates to them,...
Pre-K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable