Our Changing Community
Learners investigate how communities grow and change. In this communities lesson plan, students discuss how their community has changed and construct a model of a community.
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Exploring Community Responsibility: The Web of My Community
Encourage class members to get involved in their community with a instructional activity that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within...
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
Observing the Changes: The Warming of the North
After reviewing the causes and effects of climate change, students become observers for "Plant Watch," a program to monitor the effects of climate change on plants. Students record blooming and leafing dates for selected local species...
1st - 7th Science
Changing Planet: Rising Ocean Temperatures - Rising Sea Levels
As an anticipatory set, young environmental technicians watch a video about how ocean temperatures seem to be changing along with the global climate. They perform a laboratory demonstration with the purpose of observing what happens to...
5th - 9th Science