Traveling Community Journal Project
Students create an online "community journal". In this communities lesson plan, 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 "Tree" Branches of Government
Introduce your learners to the three branches of government with a great collaborative group project. Class members work together to create a graphic organizer in the shape of a tree to inform others about the goals and principles of the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 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
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
Building Empathy Creating Community
Learners thrive in a classroom where they are part of a strong community. Foster a collaborative atmosphere in your classroom with a series of activities focused on conflict resolution, communication, empathy, and defense against bullying.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Do Your Own Thing Guide: For Teens
What do your teenagers feel passionate about? Incorporate their ideas and concerns into a service learning project. After researching the topic that interests them the most, learners implement their ideas to help their communities, both...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
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
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