Texas Word Search
In this Texas word search instructional activity, students locate and identify 20 state-related words in the word bank within the word search puzzle.
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Mary Maverick and Texas History - Part 1
What's the difference between a diary and a memoir? Young historians explore the ramifications of this question as they learn how to use primary source materials to gain an understanding of life on the Texas frontier.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Global Water Supply Middle School Curriculum
We take a steady shower stream and clean drinking water for granted, but in many countries around the world, the lack of water or a clean water supply is responsible for higher sickness and death rates. Taking a closer look at the water...
6th - 8th Science
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
In God We Trust; All Others Pay Cash
Learners review their knowledge on the First Amendment. After reading an article, they identify specific church and state issues. Using the Internet, they research President Bush's proposal from a specific point of view. They summarize...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Comparing North Carolina and Texas
Provide your class with a motivating way to engage in a compare and contrast activity. The activity creatively employs a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast aspects of Texas and North Carolina. Not only could this lesson be adjusted to...
5th Social Studies & History
Settling the West: Westward Expansion
Third graders study Westward Expansion of the US using texts, trade books, biographies, and Internet research to determine how land was used by the settlers. They compare the different routes that the settlers used to move west. They...
3rd English Language Arts