Plan of Action
Students examine the process of setting up a service project. They describe this plan to help a family in need in their community. They evaluate the project after its completion.
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Heroes Among Us
A hero is not always dressed in uniform. Here, scholars gain insight into traits of heroism through images and a survivor's story about the heroic actions his colleagues took to save him from the September 11th terrorist attacks. With...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Case of the Shrunken Allowance
An allowance is an important thing! Make sure your kids know how to save and spend their own money. Using the book The Case of the Shrunken Allowance as a starting point, this plan covers income, spending and saving, counting, and more.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Citizenship Themed: Taking Action on Fairness
Here is a set of wonderful activities that will offer young learners the chance to see how some prominent figures have taken action to ensure greater equality and fairness around the world. Given the context of the 2014 World Cup, the...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Youth Emergency Preparedness
Preparation is key when it comes to dealing with disasters. Starting with a lesson series centered around researching the facts about different types of emergencies, children go on to create preparedness plans and learn how to respond in...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Changes in a City Over Time
Investigate the growth and development of New York City with the final lesson in this four-part series on skyscrapers. Learners first explore the concept of urban growth by looking closely at a series of three paintings made of Wall...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reconstruction After the Civil War
Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Planning For Emergencies
Being prepared for any type of situation is key to being ahead of the game. Class members create a plan for their families in case of any unexpected emergencies. With checklists, guidelines, and posters, learners become aware, and make...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Voices of Iraqi Refugees
The stated goal of this resource is to provide learners with basic facts about and build empathy for Iraqi refugees. To do so elementary classes develop a plan for how to welcome refugees to their classroom. Middle schoolers read...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable