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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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School Life Today and in the Past at Freyberger School
Students compare and contrast school life today with that of Pennsylvania in the 1900's. In this school life lesson plan students create a description of a typical one-room schoolhouse. They think critically about attending school in a...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Dr. Seuss and WWII
What famous children's author and illustrator created World War II political cartoons featuring such subjects as fascism, the war effort, discrimination, and the dangers of isolationism? The who in this story is Dr. Seuss, and what...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
One Room School House Reading Lesson
Students explore schools during the Colonial period. In this American history lesson, students participate in a simulation of school days in Colonial America. Students visit a museum and use the schoolhouse as a setting for their...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Five Themes of Geography
Help young scholars find their place in this world with this collection of geography materials. Whether they are writing down information in the flippable note-taking guide, or identifying the five themes of geography in sample postcard...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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. In 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
Mansa Musa, One of the Wealthiest People Who Ever Lived
Discover the complex, rich legacy of fourteenth century African king Mansa Musa, who is said to have been one of the wealthiest individuals who has ever lived. Young historians will learn about trade routes between the Mediterranean and...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable