Young scholars examine the different branches of the primate family tree. They create fact cards about various species of non-human primates and then write fictional skits about interactions among the different primates.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 20 Downloads
The "Tree" Branches of Government
Introduce your learners to the three branches of government with a great collaborative group project. Class members work together to create a graphic organizer in the shape of a tree to inform others about the goals and principles of the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Connecting the Separate Powers
Scholars demonstrate what they know about the separation of powers through role play. Two individuals act out a skit as the remaining class members discuss and decide whether the interaction they observed is an appropriate example of the...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Lesson 3: Branches of Government
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third lesson of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves that...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Roles & Powers of the President
Here is a fantastic, comprehensive resource on the roles and powers assigned to the president of the United States. It includes several critical thinking exercises and engaging activities, from cartoon analysis and the opportunity to...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Unexpected Family History
The history of the northern states' involvement in the slave trade is not widely known. This resource uses the PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and the nonfiction book, Children of the New England Slave Trade, to examine this aspect...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Taking From the Giving Tree
Students explore the ways in which various American cities negotiate the protection of their "green infrastructure," gaining a broader understanding of proposed and enacted legislation as it relates to preserving and planting trees in...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History