Make a Dried Bouquet
Students examine how drying flowers was a popular hobby for Colonial women during the Colonial era in America. They read and discuss an instruction sheet, and create dried-flower bouquets that are hung upside down and tied with a string.
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Valentine’s Day Flower Bouquets
Bring home flowers that will last forever with a Valentine's Day activity. After using liquid starch to attach colorful tissue paper to empty bottles, kids color cupcake holders to create a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and finish the...
K - 5th Social Studies & History
Wagons Ho! Hard Times! Hard Choices!
You have just hit the lesson plan jackpot! This isn't just a lesson, it's a ten-day unit covering westward expansion, pioneer life, and the Oregon Trail. Activities include baking, model building, role-play, newspaper writing, science...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
In the Shadow of My Country: A Japanese American Artist Remembers
Students analyze artist's themes and means of communication, think critically about their sources of information, and weigh claims of national security against the civil liberties of diverse groups.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Additional Folklife Information
Use a packet packed with ideas for how to celebrate the traditions of your country, state, community, and pupils's families. Suggestions for how to draw on oral and material traditions, customs, beliefs, music, and stories all find a...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Celebrate La Posada in Mexico!
Students celebrate La Posada. In this culture lesson, students explore this Mexican holiday by reenacting the journey of Joseph and Mary to find shelter before the birth of Jesus. Students locate Mexico on a map and make a poinsettia art...
Pre-K - K Social Studies & History
Art Activity for Mother's Day
Learners explore visual arts by creating a holiday construction project. In this Mother's Day lesson, students discuss their own experiences with mothers and all women that have been a part of their lives. Learners utilize wire pieces,...
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts