Tools of the Trade
First graders examine the various tools used in a variety of jobs. They identify real tools, list the occupations that use each object, and discuss the occupations they have identified.
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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 instructional activity, students examine trade with respect to geographic...
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History
"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
Community Worker Trading Cards
Students discover the employees that run their community. In this civics lesson plan, students identify members of their community by creating trading cards based on their job and responsibilities. Students share and trade their cards...
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts
Middle Passage: a Journey of Endurance
Learners determine that thriving African cultures engaged in international trade and exploration before the emergence of European civilization. The study ancient Ghana, its geographic locale, the diversity therein to include its people,...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History
American Indian Art History Detectives
An art history detective; I want to be one of those! The class puts their heads together to hone their deductive and critical thinking skills in order to determine which Native American tribe created and used parfleche boxes. They'll use...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Family and Friendship in Quilts
Students examine the historic purposes of quilts and examine quilt colors, shapes, patterns, and symbols. They view and discuss images of quilts, create a paper quilt square for a class quilt, and write a paragraph describing their quilt...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History