Secret Life of Thanksgiving
Pupils view a video clip about the secrets of Thanksgiving. They discuss what they already know about the holiday and answer questions during the video. They create a poll to learn their community's favorite tradition.
4th - 8th English Language Arts 36 Views 98 Downloads
My Community: Up Close & Personal
Help your young citizens explore their community in this thorough lesson. They research attributes of their neighborhood and collaborate to design a slide show that features the community. Individually, they design, create, and present a...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
4-H Citizenship Activity Page - Beginning Level
This is a 4-H citizenship activity that asks learners to examine county government, city councils, the three branches of the United States government, and complete a community service project. It also includes a word search, directions...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Should the Government Impose a Mandatory Year of Service?
Polling is an important aspect of research. Here's a skill-building activity that models for pollsters how to poll and how to analyze the results. After reading an annotated text that presents arguments for and against mandatory...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Cast Your Vote
In a simple but unique instructional activity, youngsters learn about the history of voting systems. They then collaborate in groups to develop a new honest and consistent voting method. A class-wide poll is taken, evaluating the designs...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
How Should Doctors Choose Recipients for Organ Transplants?
"And the survey shows. . ." Individuals use the provided matrix to chart the responses of classmates to survey questions about organ transplants. To prepare, class members read an annotated article about some of the ethical issues...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Challenging Stereotypes: A New Look at Old Age
Combine a lesson on the elderly with grammar instruction. Before viewing a series of provided video clips, class members brainstorm a list of words related to senior citizens and organize these words into categories that correspond with...
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Polling and Public Opinion
Most people are eager to offer their opinions about topics of interest, but what's the most effective way to collect and assess these opinions as a matter of fact? High schoolers learn about the history of polling, as well as the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed