Traveling Community Journal Project
Students create an online "community journal". In this communities lesson, students use a writing template to send e-mail to various people to learn more about their community. The journal is passed from person to person.
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The Crucible Project Sheet
Provide your pupils with 12 project options for The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The first six are creative writing assignments ranging from a letter to the editor to a memoir. Each option comes with a brief description and there is a...
8th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Designing a Hiking Trail
Put your students' map skills to the test with this engaging cross-curricular project. Given the task of developing new hiking trails for their local community, young cartographers must map out beginner and intermediate paths that meet a...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Is Our Community Influenced by the Opioid Epidemic?
Opioid abuse is becoming a national crisis, but combating the influence of opioids requires examining the ways it affects individual communities. A thorough teacher guide provides step-by-step instructions about implementing an...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Study History through Journal Keeping
Journal writing can be a fun way to bring history to life. Upper graders read a series of journals from the time of the westward expansion, specifically the pioneer journey along the Oregon Trail. They compose an ongoing journal from the...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Learned: Creating a Life Reports Project
Tap into the wisdom and knowledge of older members of the community with this New York Times plan. To warm up, learners write about and discuss advice they have been given. After reading "The Life Report," an op-ed column that asks older...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Bridging the Gap by Doing Philanthropy
Turn your middle schoolers into civic-minded members of the community. After engaging in a service learning activity, they write about it in a journal, an essay and an observation report, then complete a project summarizing their...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Before We Travel, We Research
Context is key when it comes to historical research. Prior to field research, class members learn as much as they can about the site they are going to visit. Groups investigate and prepare presentations about the history of the site, the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable