"The Leaves in October", by Karen Ackerman
Pupils read a story about a family living in a shelter. They explore different places to save their money and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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Mormon Trail Fill in the Blank Activity
People move from place to place for many reasons, one is religious freedom. This fill-in-the blank activity provides those learning about the Mormon pioneers the opportunity to show what they know about how and why the Mormons chose to...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
French Revolution (Part 3)- Reign of Terror
This presentation features a collage of pictures and maps to be annotated by the engaging and passionate narrator. The beginning of the video features a review of the last one (featuring the first steps of the French Revolution), and...
24 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The True Story of Sacajawea
The story of Sacajawea's incredible role as the guide in the Lewis and Clark expedition across America is captured in this engaging, animated video. Learn about the efforts she took to support the explorers, including translating,...
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reader Idea | Thinking Like a Historian About Current World Events
Check out this fantastic research project where learners work to see the modern world through the eyes of a historian and analyze a contemporary event of their choice. An in-depth reflection on the project is given by the project...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Middle Ages Research and Writing Speeches Using PowerPoint
Get your class to research and present historical background on the novel Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman. Learners use PowerPoint to convey their findings. This cross-curricular activity asks class members to learn history...
7th English Language Arts
Catherine, Called Birdy: September, October, and November
Middle schoolers create questions pertaining to Catherine, Called Birdy. In this Catherine, Called Birdy lesson, students predict the type of book from the cover and discuss the style. Middle schoolers relate their questions about God...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Families and Neighborhoods
Students distinguish where their homes are in relation to the city of Pittsburgh. In this geography lesson, students read the book All Families Are Specialand find their city on a map of Pennsylvania. Students locate Pittsburgh and use a...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Out of the Dust: Book Introduction
Introduce young readers to historical fiction with Karen Hesse's novel, Out of the Dust. They'll view photos taken during the Dust Bowl years, meet the author, and even hear an excerpt from the book. A plot summary and three book talks...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History