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Telling Humane Tales
Students 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 lesson. Start by breaking the class into groups and having them collect trash from around the school or local park. Students then use the provided...
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 instructional activity, students 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...
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
A Field of Beans
Beans, or legumes as they are sometimes called, are the topic for an integrated multi-subject activity. Youngsters will read, write, observe, and research everything there is to know about beans. They read a bean story, conduct a bean...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed