The Big O
Students investigate the characteristics of a community. They investigate the characteristics of the Omaha community through internet research and discussion. Students create books about their community.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Grade K Literacy in Social Studies: Thinking About Families
Family is a wonderful subject for little learners to get excited about. Family is also the theme for a social studies unit that uses literacy standards throughout. The guide outlines approximately three weeks of instruction and breaks...
K English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Central Conflict in Eagle Song (Revisit Chapter 1, Begin Chapter 2)
While continuing to read the book Eagle Song, your class learns to cite specific details when answering questions and to use context clues when encountering unknown words. Students begin by listening as the teacher reads aloud the first...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Becoming A Career Detective (Part 1)
Third graders are reminded of the "investigation" of the world of work that they have been conducting since kindergarten. They are asked: "Where have you gathered information about careers?" and Where else might you obtain information?...
3rd Social Studies & History
What is a Philanthropist?
What does a philanthropist do? Help your class explore philanthropy using character development and literacy ideas. Learners will define and give examples of philanthropy, listen to The Lion and the Mouse, discuss how the characters help...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Remembering Heroes
What does it take to be a hero? On 9/11 heroes came in all shapes and sizes. Learners write a mini biography about their chosen hero from that fateful day in a collaborative and thoughtful lesson. Then, as a class, learners build a...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Going Westward: Getting Ready, On the Trail and Settling the Claim
Third graders work in small "family" groups. They participate in a group discussion about reasons people were moving west, and the finality of leaving home. They look at maps of the west and a pioneer travel guide. The families discuss...
3rd Social Studies & History
The Civil Rights Movement
Elementary schoolers investigate racism and civil rights by viewing a PowerPoint presentation. They view a slide-show with images from the civil rights movement and analyze the characters and actions from the images. Students discuss the...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History