Texas Quarter Drawing
Students recognize the U.S. penny, nickel, dime, and quarter by design and denomination and study the historical figures depicted on the coins. They study simple Texas symbols and choose one to draw in a design for a Texas Quarter.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 5 Views 10 Downloads
Building a Skyscraper
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third instructional activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Symbols in My Eyes
Explore the hidden meanings behind the images on US currency with this elementary school lesson on symbolism. Starting with a class discussion about symbols, children go on to brainstorm different objects that represent the Unites States...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Making Cents of Independence
Have your class explore the history of Texas using this comprehensive lesson! They read about Texas' march toward statehood, the Alamo, and more. There is a series of worksheets, graphic organizers, and a rubric which make this activity...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
The Growth of a Nation
Young historians explore the identity of the early United States in this four-part lesson plan series. Working in groups of three, young scholars research the political, economic, and cultural atmosphere of each member of the union prior...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable