Symbols and Legends
Students become familiar with the concepts of symbols shown within legends to identify features on a map. They are encouraged to develop their own symbols and show them on an original drawn map of some area around their home or the school.
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The Mystical Powers of the Japanese Crane
The Japanese crane has become an international symbol of peace. After reading Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes, class members research the Thousand Crane Quilt and draw connections between the symbol, the bombing of...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Webquest: St Patrick’s Day
Send scholars on a webquest on St. Patrick's Day! Computer enthusiasts search the web to answer a series of questions, write a mini biography about St. Patrick, discover and write a summary about the holiday's symbols and traditions, and...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Korea's Creation Myth
Have your middle schoolers role play the Korean creation myth as they become familiar with Korean religion and culture. They will be able to recognize historical facts and influences, as well as examine how the mythic message continues...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Pre Trip Quiz-- the Statue of Liberty
In this social studies worksheet, learners learn the history of the Statue of Liberty and investigate 6 American symbols. Students answer 12 questions about the statue and do research to find the meaning of the American symbols and how...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions
"Native American history leaps boldly off the colorful quilts and patchwork designs." Learners discuss Native American identity and symbolism by reading about a variety of Native quilters and their unique art process, and participate in...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed