Our Changing Community
Learners investigate how communities grow and change. In this communities lesson, students discuss how their community has changed and construct a model of a community.
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A Generation that Cares: Saving our Environment!
Learners discover the dangers posing our environment. In this environmental awareness lesson, students investigate problems like global warming and pollution and discuss ways their generation can solve these issues. Learners research...
3rd - 10th Science
Exploring Community Responsibility: The Web of My Community
Encourage class members to get involved in their community with a lesson that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within community service,...
K - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies
Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about...
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating the Building Blocks of Our Community’s Past, Present, and Future
As Ken Jennings said, "There's just something hypnotic about maps." Certainly, the longer you look at them the more you can learn. In this project-based learning lesson plan, individuals study both historic and present-day maps of their...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Master P in the House: An All School Energy and Climate Change Plan
A person in the US uses 20 times more energy than a person in India—that's a drastic difference! The final lesson in the 12-part series goes back to the initial energy audits, analyzes which room showed the most conservation of energy,...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Take a Walk in Their Shoes: Great Leaders of Our Time
Research the characteristics of leaders who have used nonviolence to change society. The class then applies this information to their own community to find leaders with these same characteristics, creating a wall collage of pictures and...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History