Fourth graders realize the significance in the Negro spirituals concerning the Underground Railroad. They choose a position, either for helping slaves or ignoring the slaves. They describe, in a paragraph, their position.
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Religion & Spirituality - Exploring the California Missions
The California missions were built with the hope of converting the local Native Americans to Catholicism, but exactly how different were their beliefs to begin with? Through analysis of a series of primary source documents, young...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Song of Freedom: Go Down, Moses
African American spirituals served as more than songs of religious praise during the years of slavery. "Go Down, Moses" is featured on a worksheet that asks readers to respond to a series of short-answer prompts about the spiritual.
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Relationship Between God and Man
For those seeking a spiritual education this lesson on God's plan for humanity may be highly beneficial. Each group will read a story then discuss the qualities of each story that show the manifestations of God. This lesson includes...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
How to Explore Religious Teachings Without Prejudice
Setting goals plays a major role in becoming a self motivated learner. Students will read and discuss a story, set personal goals, and analyze a sacred prayer. This instructional activity includes: teacher evaluation, goal worksheet,...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Architecture: It's Elementary!
Young citizens construct an understanding of urban planning in this cross-curricular unit. Covering every aspect of city development from the political, economic, and social influences to sustainable building practices, this 10-lesson...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Spirituals and the Power of Music in Slave Narratives
Fourth graders examine the slave culture. For this slave spirituals lesson, 4th graders explore slave narratives and investigate the the importance of music in the slave culture. Students listen to spirituals and discuss how music helped...
4th Visual & Performing Arts