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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"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
Middle Passage: a Journey of Endurance
Students 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
Riding the Underground Railroad
Students explore the underground railroad and life as a slave. After internet research, they discuss the hazards of travel as a slave and the benefits of freedom. Individually, students write short story from the perspective of being...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History