The Inside Story
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Students think about and investigate some of the social problems facing their communities: what causes them; how extensive they are; and what can be done to solve them.
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If You Could Fly, Where Would You Go?
Students explore story quilts. In this cross curriculum literacy and art lesson, students listen to the story Tar Beachand discuss the art form of story quilts as used by Faith Ringgold. Students sketch their own "Where Would You Fly?"...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express
Put on your hats and mittens, button your coat and lace your boots, its time for a trip on The Polar Express. Designed with both primary and upper-grade learners in mind, this resource provides lessons and activities that use this...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Chernobyl: A Story from Inside a Nuclear Disaster Area
On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear disaster in history occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. After reading an interview surrounding the aftermath of the event, your learners will then discuss how disasters can be...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Language and Dialect
Practice listening skills while studying oral story tellers from different parts of Louisiana. Consider the regional dialects and insider language of folk groups with your class. Identify language as part of folk life and recognize that...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Animals Inside the Forbidden City
Students research information about China's capital and the area known as The Forbidden City. They identify real and imaginary sculptures displayed on Beijing's streets and rooftops and sculpt and paint replicas of these sculptures. They...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
You Be the Conservator: Looking at Objects Inside and Out
Students examine the Hispanic American tradition of making santos, painted woodcarvings of saints in the Catholic Church. For this lesson, student have the opportunity to create their own santos, make an 'x-ray' and create a story using...
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Earworms: Those Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head
We've all been infected by earworms at one point or another. But don't worry! These aren't creepy crawly critters that live inside our heads. Follow along with this short video as it explores the interesting psychology behind the...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable