Middle schoolers consider the plight of Jewish children caught up in the Holocaust. In this Holocaust instructional activity, students create time capsules that include items that middle schoolers print or download during their research.
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Academic Challenge: Paleontology Time Capsule
Students explore the geological time line. In this inquiry based lesson plan, students create a time capsule that represents a geological time period. The class will examine the time capsules to determine what time period each represents.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Privateers in the War of 1812: Soldiers or Thieves?
Do governments have the right to authorize individuals to perform illegal acts during times of war? Did the US government really employ pirates? Use the War of 1812 as your vessel to answering these questions through class discussion and...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Make a Cultural Time Capsule
Students construct and bury a time capsule containing materials that reflect the cultures and traditions of their present-day community. They discuss the materials to be included in the capsule, gather them, create a paper mural, and...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Time Capsule - Jewish Children In Concentration Camps
Students explore personal characteristics of Jewish students in concentration camps and the ghetto and make a time capsule of events and photographs following survivors from the ghetto and concentration camps to freedom.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Preserving the Past, Present, and Future with Journals
Sixth graders complete a unit of lessons on the contributions of journals and journal writing in preserving the past. They read a variety of journal entries, create a personal time capsule, and develop their own journal.
6th English Language Arts