Not Just Another Pretty Face
Fifth graders, given descriptions of various prominent people in Utah History and the local history, match the description with the right picture. They center on how the life of these 'pretty faces' from history affect their lives.
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Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?
Introduce various perspectives of the civil rights movement to your middle schoolers by having them take on roles in groups. They read a projected excerpt describing a house (linked) from either the perspective of a real estate agent or...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Solomon G. Brown: Letter Writing
Personal correspondence in the form of letters is not as common as it once was. This resource presents an opportunity for you to introduce your class to letter writing and cover topics in social studies. Learners read a letter written in...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Nothing Left to Lose
Learn the history behind some of the world's refugee populations with a reading passage about brothers who flee North Korea and settle in South Korea. After reading the informative article, pupils respond to multiple-choice questions to...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Not Just Another Native American Lesson Plan
The focus of these eight lessons is to add enrichment to a regular core unit on Native Americans. These lessons are actually hands-on craft activities that accentuate the historical and cultural information young historians learn as part...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
The Pilgrims: The First Winter
After over 66 days of sailing across the Atlantic on the Mayflower, the Pilgrims met their worst enemy: winter. Watch a video that discusses the difficulties and deaths the passengers faced once they arrived to Plymouth during the winter...
2 mins 4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
It's Not Just a Man's World
Students demonstrate competence in the general skills and strategies of the reading process. They summarize information learned from their assigned text. They identify ways in which the actions of particular individuals influence their...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Conserving Electric Energy
Another fantastic instructional activity on energy is presented by the American Coal Foundation. This one focuses on electricity; how it is produced, how it is delivered, and how it is used. Some excellent handouts are embedded in this...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Chapter 9: A Surprising Day and A Little Bit About China
Fifth graders complete activities with Chapter 9 of the book The Fastest Pig in the West by Randi Hacker. In this literature lesson plan, 5th graders discuss the concept of saving face and how it affects the main character's decisions....
5th English Language Arts