State Quarters Project
Students examine state quarters to learn state names, location and symbols. Activity increases family involvement in social studies education as students collect their coins at home and bring in extra quarters to trade with classmates.
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The Growth of a Nation
Young historians explore the identity of the early United States in this four-part lesson series. Working in groups of three, learners research the political, economic, and cultural atmosphere of each member of the union prior to 1812,...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Financial Flower Garden
Here is another in the interesting series of lessons that use the special State Quarters as a learning tool. This one uses the Mississippi State Quarter. During this lesson, pupils learn about the variety of state flowers that represent...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The "Federal" in Federalism
How are states in the United States related to each other? Does the government bind them together? Do states have different governments? After reading about federal power as a whole group, your class members will participate in a...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Personal Stories of the National Parks
Students explore historical information about U.S. national parks using the stories of Edward and Margaret Gehrke as a primary source document. In this United States geography, history, and literacy lesson, students view the diary...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
State Symbols: California (ESL Lesson)
Take a trip to the Golden State with this informative ESL presentation about California. Slides detail the state bird, state flower, and state tree with pictures and explanations. Some of the information is dated, such as Arnold...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts