Start with a Chart
Learners use a given chart and the 50 state quarters to synthesize information about the 50 states and the dates that they were admitted into the union. Students complete a math worksheet while referring to the chart.
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Intro to Adding/Subtracting Rational Numbers
Masterminds get creative by translating a story into a math problem. The story is about Joe and his summer job. Learners will practice applying operations to rational numbers in order to figure out his daily profit over two weeks.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Symbols in My Eyes
Explore the hidden meanings behind the images on US currency with this elementary school lesson plan on symbolism. Starting with a class discussion about symbols, children go on to brainstorm different objects that represent the Unites...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review World Cinema Part One
Hollywood is the place to go if you want to make movies—right? Not necessarily. A fascinating video about the history of 20th century Asian cinema discusses the reflections of Japanese culture in the works of directors Yasujiro Ozu,...
10 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Adventures With The Fish Pond: Population Modeling
Build up from the previous activity where your learners charted the population growth and decay of a fish pond with M&Ms®. Have them look at the data from that activity and create a Now-Next, or recursive equations, to predict the...
7th - 9th Math
For a class learning about Chinese and Irish immigration in America, here's a great starting lesson plan. It has your critical thinkers examining song lyrics, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, and a political cartoon, and finally...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What's the Author's Purpose?
What is the author's purpose for sharing an autobiography? Start this lesson with the short story provided about getting pulled over by a police officer. Then, discuss the acronym PIES and how it stands for the four main reasons an...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Exploring the World with P.W. Cracker!
Where in the world would your young geographers like to go? Start this research project by having them create mind maps of all the places they would like to see and then read P.W. Cracker Sees the World. As you read, pause to create a...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History