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Music for Alice
Third graders explore Japanese culture. They read the story Music for Alice. Students write a paragraph defining what happiness means to them. They discuss Alice's culture and their own cultures. Students create a brochure about Japanese culture.
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Folk Tales and Fables
Pages and pages of engaging activities, worksheets, and writing projects on teaching folktales and fables await you! You don't want to miss this incredible resource that not only includes a wide range of topics and graphic organizers,...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Sound of Oklahoma's History
Learners will research what life in Oklahoma was like prior to and after the Oklahoma Land Run. They'll examine photographs and paintings that show Oklahoma before and after the land run, then they'll draw their own representations of...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Admirable Armonica Admirers
What do Ben Franklin and Wolfgang Mozart have in common? Find out about the musical invention, the armonica or glassy-chord. Learners will read about how Ben Franklin invented this new instrument and how Wolfgang Mozart came to play it....
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
African American Poetry: Songs of Protest and Pride
Students are introduced to various time periods in history in which African Americans wrote songs and poetry to cope. In groups, they travel between different stations to listen or read poems and music from the Civil War period, Civil...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Mind Your Manners Reinforcing Activity
Students use picture book content and personal experience to compare and contrast life in the early 20th century with life in the 21st century. For this U.S. history lesson, students listen to the book Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt...
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
You Too Can Haiku: How to Write a Haiku
Learners explore language arts by writing their own poems. In this haiku lesson, students investigate the Japanese culture and their beautiful music, poetry and art. Learners count the syllables in every line of a haiku poem and write...
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
What Does This Song Really Say?
Young scholars investigate communication by analyzing lyrics from a song. In this music arts activity, students discuss slavery, the Underground Railroad and African American traditions while listening to a song called "This Train."...
3rd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts