The Ugly Duckling: A Discussion of Human Rights
Students, after listening to The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Anderson, become more aware of their relationship to human rights in regards to equality, justice, fairness, civil rights, and social justice.
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Wanted! A Few Good Friends
What are your scholars' rights and responsibilities? As part of a larger unit, this lesson references past activities. Use the discussion prompts to help scholars recall school rules, then read Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Is Authority?
Young scholars examine the concepts of power and authority as they begin learning about government in this elementary social studies instructional activity. Through a series of readings, discussions, and problem solving activities,...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Kids Voting USA: K-2 Classroom Activities
Address both social studies and critical reading skills with a resource dedicated to the voting process, the American democracy, and the ability to evaluate information in order to develop a stance on an issue. Each themed activity set...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence
Using the book, Martin's Big Words, learners will discover the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vocabulary is identified throughout the story by using several his famous protest speeches as examples. Class discussions on racism, during...
K - 5th Social Studies & History
Messy Bessey's Holidays
Teach your class some fairly complex terms—factors of production, human resources, capital resources, natural resources, and intermediate goods—with a storybook (Messy Bessey's Holidays), plenty of visuals and handouts, and related...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Women's Suffrage for Grades 1–2
Scholars take part in a grand conversation after they examine facts and stories about the Women's Suffrage Movement. Eight discussion questions bring light to influential women, the importance of voting, citizenship, and voting rights.
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Windows and Mirrors: Examining Pictures Through a Human Rights Lens
Students select a picture from a given set and participate in a discussion about the picture. Students discuss the rights from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that can be associated with their pictues. Students group the...
1st - Higher Ed Social Studies & History