The Californian: So Near But So Far Away
In this US history activity, students read about The Californian and its role in the sinking of the Titanic. The passage helps students improve their understanding of the situation.
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Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Veteran's Day—Honoring All That Served
Looking for ideas on ways to recognize Veteran's Day? Check out this 92-page packet that includes exercises designed for all grade levels. Reading passages detail the history of the holiday, research projects get individuals involved in...
Pre-K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
So You Think You Can Argue
What defines an argument, and how can someone properly formulate a counterargument? This resource provides two options—an interactive PowerPoint presentation or worksheet—that will support your learners as they begin to explore how to...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Rereading Portions of the Iroquois Constitution and Eagle Song: "Somebody In Wanted But So"
A new close reading approach is introduced as learners continue with the novel Eagle Song in the twelfth lesson plan of this unit. This reading comprehension strategy focuses on identifying the character, setting, motivation, problem,...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Comprehension and Discussion Activities for the Movie Rabbit-Proof Fence
Lead discussion and thoughtful analysis as pupils view Rabbit Proof Fence, a drama based on true story about three aboriginal girls who ran away from Western Australia to return to their Aboriginal families in 1931. Here you'll find...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ben Franklin and the Rising Americans
Students prepare for and learn through a walking tour of Philadelphia. In this history lesson, students support their studies with a field trip. This lesson could be adapted to suit regions with other historic places or museums.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Reading Comprehension: Greek and Roman Mythology
Read Horatius at the Bridge and respond by completing one of several higher-level thinking activities from a website. Parents ask children comprehension questions and have them draw pictures to demonstrate understanding. Though this is...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts