Reading the World, Then and Now
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Young scholars distinguish geographic features using Ptolemy's map of the world.
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Spark interest and enhance your pupils' map skills using Matteo Pericoli's book, See the City: the Journey of Manhattan Unfurled. Through Pericoli's illustrations and text, learners explore the East and West side of Manhattan. Then,...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Seven Continents Scavenger Hunt
Who doesn't enjoy an engaging scavenger hunt? Here, scholars listen to, and discuss, the informative text, Where is my Continent? by Robin Nelson. They then explore the seven continents and four major oceans using Google Earth.
1st - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Rabbit and Bear Paws: the Aboriginal Community Then and Now
Learners read and discuss a story featuring aboriginal characters in the past and compare/contrast it to how aboriginals live today. They read and discuss information on the Rabbit and Bear Paws website, develop a list of the aboriginal...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History
National Anthems Around the World
Students visit the World Viewer internet site created by National Geographic Xpeditions. They fill out a blank outline of the world map with the names of the countries they studied. They compare our national anthem with those of other...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Chicago White Sox Win World Series
Students react to a series of statements about the World Series, then read a news article about the Chicago White Sox winning the 2005 World Series. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History