The Settlement of San Juan County, Part 1
Students watch video about Bluff pioneers, and trace the pioneers' course on a map, labeling specifically difficult portions of their journey.
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Watersheds: The San Francisco Bay Watershed
Sixth graders make a model of a watershed. In this geography lesson, 6th graders view a shaded relief map of California and locate landmarks. Students examine the San Francisco Bay Watershed by following the journey of water through the...
6th Social Studies & History
Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's "Farewell to Manzanar"
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Capable County
What are the services that a county provides its residents? How much do property and sales tax account for the money needed to provide these services? And who is really in charge? Your class members will become county experts after...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Spain in Puerto Rico: The Early Settlements
Students participate in a lecture to discover the history of how Puerto Rico was changed after Spain discovered the island. In groups, they compare and contrast the conditions on the island before and after Columbus' discovery. To end...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Geograhy and early Virginia Settlement
Students describe the first permanent English settlement. They explain how geography influenced the decision to settle at Jamestown. Students discuss the settlers choices for settlement. They list 3 reasons why the colonists chose to...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History