Tools of the Trade
Students create and then play a game similar to Memory, which encourages them to recall what they have learned about different occupations and the related tools.
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The Ancient Civilization of Mali
Students explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali lesson, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations, discover...
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History
Title of Segment: Balance of Trade
Learners take a closer look at the balance of trade. In this current events lesson, students watch PBS video clips about American trade with China. Learners research Chinese production and consumerism in order to determine how world...
2nd - 12th Social Studies & History
Traveling the Silk Road: A Multimedia Approach
Students transfer what they have learned about China into an electronic project. In this collaborative project, students take what they have learned from their textbooks and synthesize the information in order to create an electronic...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
"Be strong, be brave, and be steady." The words of Bravemole, the hero of Lynne Jonell's picture book, model for young readers courage, perseverance, and inner strength—the attributes brave people manifest when bad things happen. After...
K - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Construction Starts on Freedom Tower
Students are introduced to an image of Freedom Tower, then read a news article about the construction of this building that will be completed in 2011. In this current events instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
The Lansing Old Stars Trading Card Collection
Students study about the first people that came to the Lansing area. After reading a series of stories students have gained an examineing of how people in the 1800s and 1900s dressed. They design trading cards to portray their settler...
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
NCSS Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan 2009
Construct a personal journey time-line. First, learners explore the travels of Tweega, the giraffe, in the book Chee-Lin, A Giraffe's Journey by James Rumford. Then they compare and contrast regions in the story and reflect on their own...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History