One Room Schools
Students examine the benefits and limitations of one-room schoolhouses. They conduct Internet research, view primary source photos, and write an editorial or letter to the editor either for or against the one-room schoolhouse.
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Two Sides to Every Story: Day 1
The Vietnam war protests affected every aspect of 20th century mainstream culture. Seventh graders watch various protests and analyze how each one could have influenced shifts in music and verse. They read the short story "Stop the Sun"...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The One-Question Interview
Generate interest in current events, the theme of a new unit, or a research project. Individuals select a question from the list generated by the class, conduct one-on-one interviews, analyze the responses, draw conclusions based on...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
One Room School House Reading Lesson
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3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
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8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
School Life Today and in the Past at Freyberger School
Young scholars compare and contrast school life today with that of Pennsylvania in the 1900's. In this school life lesson students create a description of a typical one-room schoolhouse. They think critically about attending school in a...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
One Room School Houses - Building Background Knowledge for my Great Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston
Fifth graders explore and analyze primary sources of one room school houses in the United States. For this social studies lesson, 5th graders listen to the story, My Great Aunt Arizona and write down questions they have about one room...
5th Social Studies & History