Planning a New Town
Students make decisions about buildings, businesses, services, and housing areas to include in the development of a new town. They prepare a map and give oral presentations on different aspects of the new town.
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New Review Life as a Liberated People
Imagine having no control over your life and then suddenly having to provide for yourself. Such was the challenge faced by many American slaves after emancipation. Class members are asked to consider these challenges are they examine...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Leads to Revolution?
From the essential question about the cause of the American Revolution to a Town Hall meeting hosted by and for your social studies class, a set of American history lessons are a great addition to your Revolutionary War unit. After...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
GEO-CUBE Facts: West Virginia Towns
Young scholars complete a research project. In this West Virginia towns lesson, students are assigned a town or city in West Virginia. Young scholars draw a picture on a geocube to represent each area they researched. Students present...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
City and Empire: Roman History, Planned Communities
Students research various planned communities and consider the pros and cons of such a development. They realize that planned communities have advocates and detractors and use these considerations when planning their own community.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Frederica: An 18th-Century Planned Community
Students explore life as early settlers in Frederica by pretending to be crafts/tradesmen there and writing letters describing the fort/town to a friend or family member still in Great Britain, debating reconstruction vs. preservation,...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History