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Students collect artifacts which are part of their family/community history. They gather at home and share in the classroom at a specified time when extra care and supervision might be provided.
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Early North Carolina History Tic-Tac-Toe
Learners choose three activities that demonstrate their knowledge of North Carolina history. In this North Carolina history instructional activity, students choose three activities from a tic-tac-toe sheet to complete. They research...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Wagons Ho! Hard Times! Hard Choices!
You have just hit the lesson plan jackpot! This isn't just a lesson plan, it's a ten-day unit covering westward expansion, pioneer life, and the Oregon Trail. Activities include baking, model building, role-play, newspaper writing,...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...
3rd - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Ancient Civilization of Egypt
Research ancient cultures with your class. They will read assigned text in class and utilize a map to identify the location of Egypt. Students complete many ancient Egypt activities including multiple choice questions, role-plays, and...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up?
Engage young historians in learning about America's sixteenth president with this fun Reader's Theater script. The second play in this series puts a modern spin on learning about history, involving a game show where three contestants try...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Create Your Own Samurai Daily Life Identity
Your class can create their own Samurai identity with craft paper and a little imagination. Learners will discuss what life was like for a Samurai warrior, and then they will make representations of what they would look like as a Samurai.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Shadow Theater - Bringing Your Character to Life
Get ready to make a few characters to put on a show and make understanding a complex text that much more fun. Shadow puppets are used to bring the epic story of Rama to life. Not only are the puppets going to help learners connect to the...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Classic Still Life Drawing
Provide your young artists with an opportunity to study the masters and their techniques to become skilled at drawing still life. They discuss and view images from artists like Degas and Michelangelo, practice drawing techniques such as...
4th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Frog or Toad? How Can You Tell?
Students compare and contrast frogs and toads. In groups, they research the life cycle of amphibians, their life cycles, breeding habits and ways they survive. Students list words or phrases describing their amphibian. After trading...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts