Transportation in Everyday Life
Students become aware of the importance of transportation in everyday life through discussion and by making a mobile of modes of transportation.
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Oral Histories and Everyday Heros
Scholars learn about September 11th, the day the World Trade Center was attacked, with the help of primary sources. As pupils listen to a first-hand account from survivor, Tom Canavan, they pinpoint character traits that make him a hero...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
A Day in the Life of a Child (Lesson 3)
Third graders use a Canadian map to locate the areas in which the Inuit live. In groups, they compare and contrast their lives to that of an Inuit child. They brainstorm their outdoor and indoor activities and discuss how their geography...
3rd English Language Arts
Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Poem in Your Pocket Day: Ideas for Celebrating
First instituted in New York City in 2002 and recognized nationwide in 2009, "Poem in Your Pocket Day" is part of National Poetry Month (April) and celebrates poetry in everyday life. A brief news story includes 9 ideas about how to...
K - 12th English Language Arts
Then and Now: Life in Early America, 1740 - 1840
Learners complete a unit of lessons that examine life in early America from 1740-1840. They compare items with similar objects we use today, explore various websites, create a paper doll, try and guess the function of various objects,...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
African Art: The Personal and Useful Objects in Daily Life of Central and Southeastern Africa
Students identify and recognize three dimensional objects that are utilitarian and used in the everyday life of the people of eastern and southern Africa. They examine the conception, planning, and skillful execution that went into each...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History