Pioneer Farm Cooking
Students explore pioneer farm life and the types of cooking and ingredients available. They recreate a pioneer version of a sno-cone and discuss why crushed ice was used more often than snow in this recipe.
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Westward Expansion in the Garden
What an exceptional hands-on experience for learning about the period of Westward Expansion in the United States! Learners are divided into groups and embark on one of three "trails" to learn about the challenges early pioneers...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
Intended to help Virginia teachers align their curriculum to the state's history and social science standards, this packet provides a wealth of materials for any social studies or science instructor. Loaded with plans, suggestions for...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Life of a Child Living at Monticello and a Quaker Village
Young scholars study the life of a child living at Thomas Jefferson's home of Monticello contrasted to the life of child living on a Quaker settlement. In this early Virginia history lesson, students read background information about the...
4th - 7th English Language Arts
Hunting, Farming and Market Gardening
Pupils examine the hunting and farming practices of the Black Pioneer. They identify crops raised by black pioneers, and explore the contribution of children to the success of the family farm. Students explore the importance of market...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History