Travels of a Florida Migrant Child: A Social Studies Lesson
Young scholars, after reading Amelia's Road, trace the route and locate each area to which Amelia's family would have traveled as Florida migrants, and place a flag on their map to mark that area.
7th - 12th English Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Literature Circles
Get learners excited about reading with literature circles! Small groups discuss the day's reading in various roles, including Discussion Director, Summarizer, Word Wizard, Literary Luminary, Travel Tracer, Connector, and Fact Finder,...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What if Amelia Earhart had Turned Around?
Students discuss an article in USA Today in which Gregg Zoroya proposes his theory about what happened to Amelia Earhart. In this reading comprehension and Amelia Earhart lesson, students read an article in USA Today that proposes a...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
eReading: Gulliver's Travels, Lilliput
The story of Gulliver's travels to Lilliput is a classic tale that includes the type of wonder and adventure children love to read about. However, some children have difficulty reading text with fluency and tend to lose interest, or...
4th - 7th English Language Arts
Create a Migrant's Scrapbook from the First Great Migration
Help young historians personally engage in the stories of African Americans during the Great Migration! Assessing a migration route map, learners create a migrant character's experience, adding details while studying primary sources. A...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange Going to the Promised Land
To better understand the migrant experience during the Great Depression, pupils analyze two primary resources: photographs by Dorothea Lange and a U.S. Map that shows the Dust Bowl. They compare and contrast Lange's images to Steinbeck's...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Migrant Workers Through the Lens of Dorothea Lange
Students explore the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, students examine photographs and song lyrics to gain an understanding of the conditions for people living in the era....
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Writing a Travel Article About the Lyme Art Colony
By writing a travel article in the voice of a writer living in 1910, secondary learners discuss the work of the Lyme Art Colony. They visit Florence Griswold Museum's online resources to go on a virtual tour of the Lyme Art Colony. Then,...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Title: "The Yearling" - Topics: Literature/U.S.; U.S./1865-1913 & Florida
Life in the Florida swamps after the Civil War comes alive in the 1946 film adaptation of Majorie Kinnan Rawlings’s The Yearling. The film of this powerful coming-of-age story, filled with love and loss, can be used with or without a...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History