Mining Town Community Life
Middle schoolers investigate primary and secondary sources for information and evidence about community life in Colorado mining towns. They create a brochure to attract settlers to a hypothetical mining community.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Discuss as a class some problems that you would like to see changed in your school or community, and then take action! After your young citizens determine the appropriate steps they should take to accomplish their objectives, they will...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon
How do barns serve as a window to a community's past? Here are a series of lessons on the symbolism and historical context of barns throughout American history. Topics include community-building, in-depth primary and secondary source...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Makes Our Community Special?
Young sociologists take a look at what factors make a community special. They work together in groups to create a PowerPoint presentation about their own community's uniqueness. Digital photographs and slides which portray special events...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
The New West: The Gold Rush
Take your class back to the New West and the times of the Gold Rush, with a great slide show. They'll find wonderful images and lots of easy-to-read informational text describing everything from boom towns to The Battle of Little Big...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Energy Generating a Culture: Early American Coal Miners and Coal Mining Culture
Learners calculate how much coal they use based on their electric power usage. In this environmental science lesson, students trace the history of coal mining in US. They write a letter to USPS to encourage them to create coal mining...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Coal Miners and Mining Towns: Their Stories
An ethnographer studies people and retells their story through an Anthropological lens. Learners can consider the impact of coal miners, coal mining, and the mining industry on regional and national history. They interview a real coal...
8th - 9th Social Studies & History