The Ties That Bind
Students explore the similarities and differences of the different groups to which they belong. They prepare charts and sentences to compare and contrast the purpose, requirements and structure of various social groups.
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Critical Thinking Strategies
Teach your readers to be critical thinkers. A strategy is outlined that can be used to compare and contrast entities. An example lists four states. The learner removes one state that "does not belong" in the list for some reason, and...
Pre-K - 12th English Language Arts
Shoe Making in Essex County before the Industrial Revolution
Young scholars investigate the business of shoes in the 18th century. For this occupations lesson, students investigate New England in the 18th and 19th century and the shoe business that many women found themselves working in. Young...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Celebrating Chinese Culture: Legends & Myths, Chinese New Year, Customs & Traditions
Young scholars read books about other cultures and explore their customs and traditions. They discuss the meanings of myths and legends and then brainstorm examples of stories that fit the description. Students experience hands-on...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Civil Rights in America
Civil Rights in America is the theme of this 2014 packet of materials prepared for Florida's Black History Month studies. Class members examine news reports and images of key civil rights leaders and events during the struggle for equal...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ethnic Folklore in Your Classroom: Traditions, Tales, and Treasures from Tijuana to Timbuktu
Students create their own festival. For this folk life lesson plan, students research their folklore history by interviewing their parents and grandparents, organizing the data found, and presenting that material to the class. Students...
Pre-K - Higher Ed English Language Arts
From Wood to Steel! A Survey of US Naval Development
Students research the importance of naval development in history. The unit includes hands-on activities such as the creation of timelines, powerpoints, and use webquests. Students examine famous ships and naval leaders.
K - 9th English Language Arts
Maskerade, My Self, And No Other
Students examine themselves, discover their strong, positive attributes, and recognize areas in need of improvement (since each individual possesses strengths but all people have some weaknesses). They develop self-acceptance, trust in...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History
Special Protections-Session Six
Parents and children work together in a community circle to discuss caring for people with special needs. In separate groups, the children sing and listen to a story. They discuss ways people are alike, and ways they are different....
1st - Higher Ed Social Studies & History