Steal the Gold
Fifth graders practice attempting to steal another team's gold and capture the players on the opposing team as as activity while they are studying the California Gold Rush. The class is divided into two equal teams and they go for the gold.
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Young historians discover how slaves brought to America were active in their resistance to their enslavement, and work to dispel the typical stereotype of slaves as docile and passive peoples through discussion, notes, and a role-playing...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The World Rushed In
Pupils discover the multicultural nature of California during the Gold Rush through extensive primary source analysis, examining firsthand accounts of multicultural tensions and discussing the concept of California as a bilingual state...
5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Inferring About the Silversmith Trade in Colonial Times
The seventh instructional activity in this unit on colonial trade assesses fourth graders' ability to use details from an informational text to make inferences and create a piece of informative writing. The included assessment begins...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Folk Tales and Fables
Pages and pages of engaging activities, worksheets, and writing projects on teaching folktales and fables await you! You don't want to miss this incredible resource that not only includes a wide range of topics and graphic organizers,...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Early English Exploration and Settlement of the Colony of Virginia
With resource links, a detailed procedure, embedded primary source documents, and a Readers Theater script, you're ready to teach! Re-enact historical events in order to boost historical perspective, discern main ideas, and draw...
5th - 6th English Language Arts
Steal the Treasure (Soccer Style)
Soccer players will be running around practicing their dribbling skills without even thinking about what they are doing. As they are dribbling to their Hula-Hoop, they will be honing their ball-control skills to keep other players from...
2nd - 5th Physical Education