Living During the Little Ice Age
Students brainstorm what living conditions during the period known as the Little Ice Age (1350-1850) might have been like. They research lifestyles, the economy, crop yields, and human and livestock mortality.
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Exploring Potential Human Impacts
Arctic sea ice reflects 80 percent of sunlight, striking it back into space; with sea ice melting, the world's oceans become warmer, which furthers global warming. These activities explore how humans are impacting ecosystems around the...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Geography and Early Peoples of the Western Hemisphere
Young historians discover the early people of the western hemisphere. The unit explores how the land changed, how it was used and homes of early Americans such as Incas, Mayans, Inuits, Aztecs, and Pueblos. Individuals also examine these...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
People of the Stone Age: Hunters and Gatherers
Intended for a young audience, this presentation provides a simplistic view of the life of a Stone Age hunter/gatherer. Human migration, gathering, tools, and the Ice Age are covered but not in-depth. A topical discussion with good...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Human PreHistory 101 Part 2: Weathering the Storm
The last ice age occurred around 20,000 years ago. What were the conditions like? How did our ancestors survive them? These questions are briefly explored in a three-minute video clip. See how in a relatively short time, humans spread...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science
The Secret Lives of Baby Fish
Dive into an exploration of the life cycles of coral reef fish with this short instructional video. Starting off as larvae floating in the oceans' currents, these little fish can travel thousands of miles, avoiding numerous hazards as...
4 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Real Ice Ages Longer Than Movie Ice Ages
If your class's knowledge of the Ice Age is limited to animated movies, use this lesson plan to strengthen their knowledge. After sharing what they know about the Ice Age, young readers explore a news article seeking to dispel...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History