Map Projections: The Grapefruit Activity
Students partcipate in activities in which they examine different map projections. They discover the positives and negatives of each type. They use grapefruits to help them with the different types of map projections.
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WWI Time Capsule Project
What a great hands-on activity to encapsulate your learners' understanding of a historical period! After studying World War I, your young historians will imagine themselves to be a figure from the war and put together a time capsule of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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4 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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