Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunt
Students utilize available technology to create, produce, and publish a variety of works. They complete a Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunt by researching the Internet and create a Mardi Gras Greeting Card.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Youth Emergency Preparedness
Preparation is key when it comes to dealing with disasters. Starting with a lesson series centered around researching the facts about different types of emergencies, children go on to create preparedness plans and learn how to respond in...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Current Events Scavenger Hunt -- Linking the Classroom and the World
Learners begin to become aware of issues from around the world. Using various types of media, they discover how the same issue is showing in different countries. In groups, they focus on how Canada is shown differently through the media...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Westward Expansion in the Garden
What an exceptional hands-on experience for learning about the period of Westward Expansion in the United States! Learners are divided into groups and embark on one of three "trails" to learn about the challenges early pioneers...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What state consumes the most turkey per person? Who sponsors the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City? Use the Thanksgiving holiday as an opportunity for learners to develop their research skills with this fun Internet...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What is an Atlatl?
Let's go an an archaeological dig! Prepare your kids with a list of vocabulary terms relating to archaeology, including different types of items that one might find. They study pictures of each item and play a memory game based on the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Creating Civic Awareness Through Artistic and Literary Forms
Interpret current events using editorial cartoons and other print media. Middle schoolers explore the meanings of literary and artistic terms such as satire, irony, and caricature. They visit internet sites to develop an understanding of...
7th - 8th English Language Arts