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Over the River and Through the Woods: Traveling By Memory
Students explore mental maps. They use mental maps of the locations of places within the local and nearby communities to sketch a map from memory of the route to and from school.
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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
Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
3 mins 1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding.
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Going Places Safely
For this internet safety lesson, students discuss the rules for staying safe on the internet. By taking a virtual field trip, students experience how the Internet can take them to places they might not be able to visit in person. This...
K - 2nd 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Grade K Literacy in Social Studies: Thinking About Families
Family is a wonderful subject for little learners to get excited about. Family is also the theme for a social studies unit that uses literacy standards throughout. The guide outlines approximately three weeks of instruction and breaks...
K English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Over the River and Through the Woods: Traveling By Memory; Mental Maps, Geography
Students are introduced to the concept of mental maps and their development. They transfer geographic images to a sketch map providing visual reinforcement and a means of discussion and assessment.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History