The Importance of Groups
Students discuss why groups are important and why humans go through daily life performing group activities.
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Listening Closely and Taking Notes in Expert Groups: Colonial Trade Podcast
The twelfth instructional activity of this unit builds on the skills developed in the previous instructional activity, as fourth graders continue their quest to become experts on colonial trade by listening to interviews with historical...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Those Who Have Come Before Me
Class members are transformed into explorers as they work in groups to locate hidden items and map their journey along the way. They then leave clues for other groups of students to follow, and ultimately discover how past explorations...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
We the Students
Establish justice and tranquility in the classroom with this primary grade lesson on the US Constitution. Beginning with a discussion about the importance of rules and a class reading of a children's book on the Constitution, young...
5 mins K - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Good Classroom Citizens
What makes a good citizen? This is the driving question of a instructional activity designed to address the importance of having an active presence and positive effect on the community. With the help of three learning strategies,...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 1: The Importance of Rules in Our Country and in Our Classroom
Explore the importance of rules in a community with the engaging first instructional activity of this series on the US government. To begin, children play a paper clip game that requires them to make up their own rules as they go, after...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History
Creating a Historic Site
A historic site marks a place where a relevant historical event occurred, no matter how many people know about it. Small groups choose their own historical sites, including a place where a class member was born, or even a football field...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Piggybook: A Read4Health Lesson Plan
"You are pigs." With those three simple words, the lives of the Piggott family were changed forever. Read aloud the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne and teach your class the importance of personal responsibility, learning...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable