The Role of Myths
Fourth graders describe myths, and examine the characteristics and purposes of myths in Greek culture. They analyze the influences of myths in modern-day culture.
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Dry-Land Kalo-Growing New Plants from Stems
Students explore Hawaiian plants. In this Hawaii culture and botany lesson, students plant the haha(stem) of a taro plant. Students listen to Hawaiian myths about the taro plant and chorally speak a Hawaiian chant of protection. Students...
2nd - 5th Science
You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving
Young scholars examine the facts and myths that surround the "First Thanksgiving" (the harvest celebration of 1621) at Plimoth Colony. They study the role that historians play in the collection and dissemination of history and use their...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Personal Experience Narratives
Help your middle schoolers identify personal experience narratives in their own lives through telling stories themselves and from family members or other adults. They study personal experience narratives in Swapping Stories and compare...
4th - 8th English Language Arts