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Let's Be Counted
Fourth graders study census-taking. They participate in a variety of activities surrounding the U.S. census of 2000. They compare a modern census to one of 1905.
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Teaching Elections in Washington State
Prepare even our youngest citizens to participate in the democratic process with this powerful packet of materials. Kids consider what it means to be a good citizen, examine voter qualifications, investigate initiatives and referenda,...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Learn Words About a New Subject: Words About Voting
Ballot, candidate, election, political party, register. Elections are the subject of this vocabulary unit that not only provides learners with vocabulary acquisition strategies but includes information about the electoral process as well.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions
"Native American history leaps boldly off the colorful quilts and patchwork designs." Learners discuss Native American identity and symbolism by reading about a variety of Native quilters and their unique art process, and participate in...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Festivals of Light Hanukkah
Five sessions make up a lesson on the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. After reading and teaching young historians the history of the Jewish holiday, learners explore the celebration through hands-on activities and collaborative learning.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
Will Smog be a Problem at the Olympic Games?
Students locate China on a world map, then read a news article about pollution in Beijing. In this current events instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion about smog and a vocabulary activity, then...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Twenty-Five Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events
Teaching current events can be an amazingly-rewarding part of your teaching week. This resource presents twenty-five ways to incorporate current events into your curriculum. It offers some outstanding ideas, such as providing your...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts