Listen to Your Elders
Students explore World War II from a child's point of view. They research and analyze information about World War II. They increase understanding about the impact that World War II had on our society.
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Practicing Listening and Reading Closely: The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
Thanksgiving doesn't occur only once a year for the Haudenosaunee. Weave a lesson about reading closely with an inspiring message about eternal gratitude for all of the elements of creation into a unit on Native American tribes. After...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express
Put on your hats and mittens, button your coat and lace your boots, its time for a trip on The Polar Express. Designed with both primary and upper-grade learners in mind, this resource provides lessons and activities that use this...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lending a Hand After 9/11
After a grand discussion about the happenings on September 11th, scholars listen to a tale of a woman who decided to focus her attention on helping the victims of the traumatic day. Inspired by the woman's effort, small groups research...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Thomas Day's Letter to His Daughter, Mary Ann
Why is a letter a better way to learn about a person than a different primary source? Explore Thomas Day's ideas and advice to his daughter in a letter from 1851, which details the struggles of the American South before the Civil War....
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
So You Want to Be President?: Lesson 15
Young scholars explore the election process. In this government and literacy lesson, students listen to the book Ruby May Has Something to Say by David Small and discuss the importance of clear communication of your personal feelings....
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
A Listening Doll: Create Traditional Native American Storyteller Dolls
In this wonderful cross-curricular instructional activity, your youngsters will learn about Pueblo Indian storyteller dolls by creating their own! They discuss the tradition of story telling, especially in reference to Native Americans....
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
The Twelve Core Values of the Inupiaq People - How do they fit in your life?
Students become familiar with the Inupiaq culture. In this Inupiaq instructional activity, students listen to read alouds about the life style of the Inupiaq in Alaska, Students understand the twelve core values of the Inupiaq people....
5th - 8th Social Studies & History