Write to a Congressperson
Fourth graders write to their U.S. representative or senator. They find the name of their district's U.S. representatives and their state's senators. Students brainstorm about issues of concern in their community or state.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
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 President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Young JFK’s Plea for a Raise
What a terrific lesson on writing a persuasive letter. Learners read and analyze a letter that was actually written by ten-year-old John F. Kennedy. He wrote the letter to his father in an effort to get his allowance increased. Pupils...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
California State Capitol Museum School Packet
Here is great packet of worksheets to introduce your young learners to the general history of California and basic facts about the Golden State. Topics covered range from state counties, Sacramento, and the capitol to the...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Inquiring Minds: News and Philanthropy
Students study newspaper articles and rewrite events from literature into news stories about kindness. For this news article lesson, students read sentences from newspaper articles and identify the purpose of the article. Students...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Teaching Peace through Literature and Song
Negative effects of bullying come to light through listening to the book Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco. Class members identify philanthropic acts portrayed in the story and make illustrations to connect them to their own...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts