Play a Distance Game and Make a Chart
Fourth graders engage in a technology instructional activity in order to practice estimating distances. They record distances on a map between two cities. Students chart the distances between several North Carolina cities or towns.
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New Review Identity-Based Bullying
What is identity? What is bullying? What is identity-based bullying? After discussing these questions as a class, pupils engage in partner discussions before participating in a small group activity to act out bullying scenarios. Then,...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
Lesson 1: The Importance of Rules in Our Country and in Our Classroom
Explore the importance of rules in a community with the engaging first lesson of this series on the US government. To begin, children play a paper clip game that requires them to make up their own rules as they go, after which the...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History
Find Your Way Through Trade: It's Just Not Fair
Students discover fair trading in an economy. In this economics lesson, students participate in a role playing game in which they must trade their goods with the government in an unfair market. Students discuss the lack of fairness among...
3rd - 7th Math
Events and Effects
Explore the plot structure in biographies. First, read the biography The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball and identify specific events that possibly changed the life of Jackie Robinson. As you guide your listeners, they...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Race to the Capital Geography Game
Student experience playing this geography game of racing to match states, provinces and countries to their capitals. After they think all the matches are made, line up in a large circle to evaluate whether the group has correctly...
4th - 10th Social Studies & History
Rain & Rainbow Board Game (Variation of Snakes & Ladders)
Perfect for a rainy day, this adorable printable board game will enchant your class! The game is made up of a board, a set of rainbows to glue onto the board in the indicated places, and three characters. Glue the cloudy background onto...
K - 4th Social Studies & History