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Fifth graders take part in activities that appeal to many learning styles (kinesthetic, verbal, etc...) to help them create a Venn Diagram to compare/contrast state and national government.
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Making connections with characters in literature is a great way to engage young children in reading. This task is made much easier with this Venn diagram template that asks young learners to compare and contrast themselves with a...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tourism at the Top of the World Trade Center
By observing artifacts from the World Trade Centers' observation deck and infamous restaurant, Windows on the World, class members make connections to the importance of these artifacts. As learners brainstorm souvenirs from their past...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Weaving a Story of Cooperation: The Goat in the Rug
Weaving is an important part of Navajo culture. Read The Goat in the Rug to your fourth and fifth graders, and give them a glimpse into the process of rug making from the point of view of a goat! They will learn new vocabulary words and...
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Building Background Knowledge: Why Do Workers Strike? (Chapter 11: "Los Aguacates/Avocados")
Make connections between Esperanza Rising and human rights with the activities outlined here. The instructional activity starts out with a brief quiz and review of the novel. After that, pupils circulate and share quote strips that you...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Was the War of 1812 Our Second War of Independence?
Though it occurred almost 40 years later, could the United States have been fighting for their independence again in the War of 1812? Using appropriate primary source material from each of the two wars, compare and contrast the situation...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Active Reading with American History
Explore connections within and between informational texts with this lesson about encyclopedia articles. Middle schoolers write encyclopedia articles focusing on topics in American history. They discuss how to determine credibility...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan: Making History to Go
Learners use their higher-order thinking skills to understand how visual images have been used to tell stories. They analyze a Lakota tipi that tells a story through paint and artistry. They then make miniature tipis using butcher paper...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts