Passport Ready? Then Let the Adventure Begin
Learners conduct research about various Wisconsin historic sites and receive a stamp and cancellation in their state passports to increase motivation. They locate sites on a map using research and math skills.
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What Is Authority?
Young scholars examine the concepts of power and authority as they begin learning about government in this elementary social studies lesson plan. Through a series of readings, discussions, and problem solving activities, children...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
From China's physical geography and earliest beginnings of civilization to the Qin and Han dynasties, here is a nicely designed instructional activity on ancient China, which includes a graphic organizer and timeline to summarize the...
6th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Teacher's Guide to The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
What if the Gingerbread Man was trying to catch you, rather than the other way around? Pupils can find out what happens by reading the story The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray and enrich their experience with the...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Central Conflict in Eagle Song (Revisit Chapter 1, Begin Chapter 2)
While continuing to read the book Eagle Song, your class learns to cite specific details when answering questions and to use context clues when encountering unknown words. Students begin by listening as the teacher reads aloud the first...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Why Do We Have Museums?
How did the tradition of collecting and displaying interesting items to the public begin? How have museums evolved over time? Offer your young historians a fascinating look into a cultural pastime we so often take for granted in the...
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable