Young scholars use the internet to gain information about foundations. They ask questions to a foundation representative who visits the classroom. They write thank you notes to the speaker summarizing his/her key points.
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Skill Lessons – Prefixes and Suffixes
Sometimes the best way to understand a concept is to break it down. Young vocabulary pupils work with word parts in a hands-on activity that prompts them to connect flash cards with affixes to their root and base words. Additionally,...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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The construction of skyscrapers is no simple undertaking, involving the careful coordination and planning of many different people. The third lesson in this series explores this detailed process by first teaching children about the main...
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3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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2nd - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fabulous Fibonacci and His Nifty Numbers
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3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Young community members explore philanthropic foundations. They discuss the work of community foundations, and then they listen to a guest speaker describe the vision and activities of a local foundation. Is there a way they can join the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable