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Trees of North Carolina
Fourth graders complete activities in conjunction with monthly visits to the "Iredell County Outdoor Education Site" including tree and leaf identification, species comparison, online research, measurement, and creative writing.
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The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen
Here is one of the best resources I've come across in quite a while. It's a series of six lesson plans produced by the US Government that have to do with the State Quarters. The titles of the six lessons are: Double Your Money!, How...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Storytellers in the Mountains of North Carolina
Fourth graders analyze the contributions of Appalachian storytellers. In this North Carolina history lesson, 4th graders use provided Internet resources to research the lives of selected storytellers and compare their own lives to the...
4th English Language Arts
The Life Cycle of a Seed: Point of View
A cross-curricular expository writing activity has third and fourth graders listen to and discuss the book The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss. They write a journal entry from the perspective of a carrot seed. Pupils use the writing process...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Description as Mind Control: Using Details to Help Readers Visualize Your Story
The class listens to a descriptive passage from Gary Paulsen's novel Hatchet. The passage evokes mental images which pupils are instructed to illustrate. In small groups, they share their pictures. They discuss which words and details...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Hernando De Soto's Trip Through South Carolina
Fourth graders become familiar with the explorations of Hernando DeSoto. In this DeSoto lesson, 4th graders recognize the routes and territories of DeSoto's explorations. Students use primary and secondary sources and research to answer...
4th Social Studies & History