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Students work together to create their own bill of rights. They pretend they are the founder of a new colony and need rules. They must negotiate with one another as well.
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Those Who Have Come Before Me
Class members are transformed into explorers as they work in groups to locate hidden items and map their journey along the way. They then leave clues for other groups of students to follow, and ultimately discover how past explorations...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Developing Rights: The Next Generation
Young scholars compare the rights people have between different countries. In this comparing rights lesson plan, students view lists of rights that people have in different countries and compare their similarities and differences.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Could the Solar System have Ten Planets?
Students react to statements about the solar system, then read a news article about a recently discovered object that could be another planet. In this space science and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the lesson with a...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Learning about the Earth Though Remote Sensing
More than 7,000 satellites have been sent into orbit around the earth, but only 1,000 are currently operational. The lesson plan starts with scholars creating a Venn diagram comparing two different types of maps. After a discussion of...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable