In this vocabulary activity instructional activity, students read the phrases associated with the state of Mississippi. Students use the word bank to complete the 10 statements.
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Growth and Expansion of America
Despite the difficulty of travel, the US expanded significantly between the 1800s and the early 1900s. To prepare for a performance task assessment on the rapid expansion of the US in the 1800s, class members engage in a write-pair-share...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
The Mighty Mississippi and The Twelve Bar Blues
Students discover the beginning of blues music. In this blues music instructional activity, students look at American history and relate it to Blues artists. They play the 12-Bar Blues on classroom instruments and create their own blues...
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Trailers Become Schools After Hurricane Katrina
Students share their thoughts about natural disasters, then read a news article about how life at an elementary school was changed after Hurricane Katrina. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Civil Rights Lesson Plan: Tracking History Through Timelines
Use the accompanying assessment to determine your class's prior knowledge on Martin Luther King, Jr. before beginning a instructional activity on the famous civil rights movement leader. The resource has young historians thinking about...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Bank Loans Money to Start Businesses
After locating Latin American countries on a world map, children read about how microbanks are loaning money to help start small businesses. Involving both current events and economics, the teacher introduces the article with a map...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History