Oral Reports Through "Personality Bags"
Students read biographies, then identify the major attributes of the person in their biographies, and apply them to objects for presentations. They select objects that reflect the attributes of the person in their book.
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Can the world be a fair and just place: Task 1 Day 5-6
Projects like this are interesting for kids and engage active learning. Sixth graders research and compose a 2-3 minute oral presentation, PowerPoint, or diorama that expresses the first person historical perspective of an individual...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity,...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Living Timeline of Civil Rights
Take a step into a live museum exhibit featuring important people and events from the Civil Rights Movement. Here, scholars research, write a summary, and present their new-found knowledge orally as well as visually to museum...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Tobacco Bag Stringing: Elementary Activity One
Why was tobacco bag stringing important and what exactly is it? Fourth and fifth graders will learn about tobacco stringing and its effect on the economy in both North Carolina and Virginia. They will engage in several activities that...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Classroom Community - Personal Culture Elements
Fourth graders design a chart showing the elements of personal culture including environment, values, economy and law. In this culture lesson, 4th graders compare and contrast their culture through a culture bag activity. Students...
4th Social Studies & History