The Story of Last Names
Students investigate the origins of last names in Medieval times. They read and discuss an informational handout, complete a worksheet, and pick a new surname for themselves based on where they live, what they like to do, or a parent's name.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Booker T. Washington: Up From Slavery
Read Booker T. Washington's inspiring story about arriving at his name with a short reading passage from his autobiography, Up From Slavery. After class members read the excerpt, they answer two reading comprehension questions about the...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
France's New Medieval Castle Takes Shape
Students explore how a dream to build a medieval castle came to reality. In this instructional activity, students read an article about a knight's castle that is being built in France, then complete numerous activities such as a quiz, a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Gold Ore and Smelters
Young historians travel back through time as they explore Colorado's gold rush in this social studies lesson. After reading a first hand account of a woman's experience in a smelting facility, young scholars complete the included graphic...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Rename That State!
As Shakespeare famously wrote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," but can the same be said for a state? In this elementary geography lesson, students are assigned specific states to research using the information they find...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable