The Printing Press
Young scholars explore importance of Johannes Gutenberg's invention of the printing press during the Renaissance by copying short poem or sentences and using pre-arranged alphabet stamps to make copies.
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Freedom of the Press: The Trial of Peter Zenger
Fifth graders discuss freedom of the press. In this trial of Peter Zenger lesson, 5th graders research primary documents for information on how his trial help establish our constitutional right. Students perform a mock trial for Zenger.
5th Social Studies & History
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution: The American Revolution
The contributions of African-Americans to the American Revolution are the focus of this Social Studies and language arts instructional activity. After reading and discussing Linda Crotta Brennan’s The Black Regiment of the American...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Reporting News About Rosa Parks
Learners investigate racism by completing a writing assignment. In this civil rights lesson plan, students research facts about Rosa Parks in order to write a newspaper article about her. Learners utilize the Internet for research and...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts