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Traditions of the Family -- American Celebrations and Philanthropy
Learners identify the values that are demonstrated around the 4th of July holiday. They analyze current events and discover how the holiday is connected with family values. They describe why most people celebrate the holiday in a traditional way.
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Thanksgiving is a treasured national holiday, but it can look different from table to table. Through a reading passage, real-world images, and class discussion, scholars take a look into Thanksgiving's importance to the United States of...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions
"Native American history leaps boldly off the colorful quilts and patchwork designs." Learners discuss Native American identity and symbolism by reading about a variety of Native quilters and their unique art process, and participate in...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Dream in Color — Middle School
Celebrate diversity with a toolkit designed to inspire young poets to develop their own voices. After examining poems by African American poets, individuals craft their own poetic stories. The packet features poems by Gwendolyn Brooks,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Be My Valentine
If you're looking for a last-minute resource to help your class celebrate Valentine's Day in an educational way, browse through this selection of reading comprehension worksheets, which cover such topics as why the holiday is celebrated...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Life in Beads: The Stories a Plains Dress Can Tell
Young learners discover how the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes preserved native culture through the making of traditional dresses, identifying the resources used to make the dresses and discussing behind the meaning behind some American...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cultural Research Activity
Class members explore cultural diversity through a variety of texts that showcase the importance of traditions. Then, they interview their family members to research their own cultural background and write their findings on quilt pieces....
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable