Tools for Tomorrow
Students investigate and identify tools that could be used in careers of the future. They conduct research on jobs that interest them, write a description of the job, create a picture of a tool or themselves doing that job, and plan a Career Day.
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Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Summarizing and Synthesizing: Planning for Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad
In instructional activity 13 of this unit on colonial trade, young researchers learn about apprentices as they prepare to write help-wanted ads for the specific trade they have been researching. To begin, the class listens closely as the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
BSI: Biographical Scene Investigators
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Place Value of Decimals to Hundredths: Diving for Decimals
Constructing decimals correctly is a crucial concept for elementary students to grasp. Here, have the young mathematicians in your class explore standard and expanded form while comparing decimal values. This unit is taught while...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
The History of African-American Children: A Guide for Teaching Black History at the Elementary School Level
How do you introduce the topic of slavery to your youngest learners? The Sneetches, by Dr. Suess, is a great introduction to the idea of being different. Read the story to your class, and discuss desegregation in public buildings. This...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History