Oasis in the Desert
Students explore the challenges of building a thriving human civilization in a desert environment. They design new technologies to assist people living in the desert.
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Ancient China: Introduction, Map
What a great resource for introducing your youngsters to the world of ancient China and the earliest stages of its timeline. Included are creative ideas for organizing your room, as well as an engaging lesson, anticipatory set, and map...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Climate and Vegetation of Africa
Portray African climate and vegetation through this text-companion learning exercise. Learners read about how climate and vegetation affect life in Africa, take notes, and answer 4 comprehension questions as they read the selection. A...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Note-Taking Handout 1: Sahara Desert
In this research skills instructional activity, students collect information about the desert regions, savanna regions, and rainforest regions of Africa and then respond to 7 questions about each of the regions. Students then compare the...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Life on the Great Plains
Students trace the characteristics and history of the Great Plains as portrayed in literature and art from the time of the Conquistadors through the early 20th century. They write letters exploring the viewpoints of Native Americans and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Hot Enough for Ya? All About Deserts
Students use various resources to locate and research the deserts of the world and complete a report on a desert animal. This lesson will establish the relevance of the learning content for students and build confidence in their ability...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Harvesting the New World: Changing Land Uses and Contact Between Cultures in Colonial Times
Ninth graders differentiate the Native American and European values. In this world history lesson, 9th graders define colonialism in their own words. They study the effects of epidemics and other diseases to Native American populations.
9th Social Studies & History