PLANNING A PARK
Students plan a park for their community. They interview older citizens and recognize the planning that needs to take place for the planning of the park.
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Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?
Introduce various perspectives of the civil rights movement to your middle schoolers by having them take on roles in groups. They read a projected excerpt describing a house (linked) from either the perspective of a real estate agent or...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Architecture: It's Elementary!
Young citizens construct an understanding of urban planning in this cross-curricular unit. Covering every aspect of city development from the political, economic, and social influences to sustainable building practices, this 10-lesson...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Voices In the Park
Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book, Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to...
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Changes in a City Over Time
Investigate the growth and development of New York City with the final instructional activity in this four-part series on skyscrapers. Learners first explore the concept of urban growth by looking closely at a series of three paintings...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Point of View is a Walk in the Park
Teaching young learners about point of view is a walk in the park with this two day lesson plan. Through class readings of the the children's books Seven Blind Mice and Voices in the Park, young readers learn to differentiate between the...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Civil Rights: Rosa Parks Centers
Research the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks. Set up different centers and have learners rotate through the activities aimed at researching Rosa Parks. They read The Bus Ride that Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks, write a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts