Telling Humane Tales
Young scholars use literature in order to study the theme of humaneness. They look for different examples of how it has been practiced. Then from examples given in the research students create their own books dealing with the theme.
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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
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Sorting Through Personal Choices
Raise children's awareness about the importance of conservation with this hands-on science instructional activity. Start by breaking the class into groups and having them collect trash from around the school or local park. Learners then...
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Who Speaks for the Trees?
Help young conservationists appreciate the important role that trees play in ecosystems around the world with this collection of six engaging activities. From a shared reading and class discussion of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, to in an depth...
Pre-K - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Wolf's Tale: Louise Cooper: Extension 2
In this wolves activity, learners complete 3 pages of extension activities pertaining to wolves, their endangered status, and fear of wolves in history and literature. This is intended to be an extension after reading The Wolf's Tale by...
5th - 6th English Language Arts
WET Science Lesson #11: How Light Affects Water
Scientists listen to the story of Wadja Egnankou who works to save African mangrove forests. They experiment with refraction and the introduction of particulate matter to water. They conclude with creative writing about the need for a...
4th - 7th Science
New Review Restoration Channel Islands Debate
Introduce learners to the debate format with an activity that uses the National Park Service's controversial Channel Islands restoration program as a topic. Class members learn how to generate provocative debate questions, how to prepare...
4th - 12th Science