Migration and Settlement
Students describe the French pattern of settlements in the New Orleans area. They identify the basic needs of new communities.
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Development of Cajun Cultures as a Result of Migration
Students make a map of the migration route that immigrants took from Acadia to Louisiana. In this migration lesson plan, students study how Cajun people came to America, make map of their migration, and sample Cajun food.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
The Land and People Before Columbus
The major pre-Columbian settlements are studied in this excellente social studies lesson plan. Fifth graders explain how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived and adjusted to the environment, and focus on eight...
5th English Language Arts
Where Do Our Families Come From?
After a grand conversation about immigration to the United States, scholars interview a family member to learn about their journey to America. They then take their new-found knowledge and apply their findings to tracking their family...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Settling the West: Westward Expansion
Third graders study Westward Expansion of the US using texts, trade books, biographies, and Internet research to determine how land was used by the settlers. They compare the different routes that the settlers used to move west. They...
3rd English Language Arts