Plan and Perform a Colonial Village Skit
Fourth graders write and perform a skit depicting life in a colonial village after exploring when, where, and why groups of people colonized and settled in North America. Skits are presented in front of their peers and family members.
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Connecting the Separate Powers
Scholars demonstrate what they know about the separation of powers through role play. Two individuals act out a skit as the remaining class members discuss and decide whether the interaction they observed is an appropriate example of the...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
AI Search: Lions and Gazelles
Explore state-space searches with a river-crossing puzzle. Scholars perform a skit to solve a river-crossing puzzle involving lions and gazelles. They use their solution to create a state-space diagram and learn about depth-first and...
3rd - 6th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
Acting for the Common Goods
The first of a three-part series on bullying, this plan has class members present skits about bullying, write and sign an anti-bullying pledge, and complete a service project. For the skit, learners use information from previous lessons...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Describe How Money Barter, and Credit Were Used in Colonial Virginia
Fourth graders listen as the teacher lectures about bartering. They work in small groups to define and create a skit about one term related to bartering. Students create an Economic Terms booklet. They review that tobacco was a cash crop...
4th Social Studies & History