Unit 8: Ordinary People-Extraordinary Impact, Lesson 3: Extraordinary People in Our Lives
Students receive a list of extraordinary Canadians. They identify the individuals they feel are heroes, and what role the media play in making heroes. Students identify a hero in their school and prepare a celebration to honor them.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 10 Views 24 Downloads
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Geography and Early Peoples of the Western Hemisphere
Young historians discover the early people of the western hemisphere. The unit explores how the land changed, how it was used and homes of early Americans such as Incas, Mayans, Inuits, Aztecs, and Pueblos. Individuals also examine these...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Life in Beads: The Stories a Plains Dress Can Tell
Young learners discover how the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes preserved native culture through the making of traditional dresses, identifying the resources used to make the dresses and discussing behind the meaning behind some American...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What is a Hero?
What is a hero? Find out with a instructional activity that highlights the heroes that risked their lives on September 11, 2001. Class members take part in a grand conversation discussing what heroes are, how we celebrate them, and write...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Kwakwaka'Wakw: A Study of a North Pacific Coast People and the Potlatch
Discover the cultural practices and unique value systems of a group of native peoples from Canada called the Kwakwaka'wakw. Your young historians will discuss how conceptions of wealth can vary and how these native people utilized...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The American Revolution
Invite your class on a ride through the American Revolution. Young historians travel through time as they explore the events that led to the foundation of the United States of America. Over the course of eight lessons, this unit provides...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
County Solutions Step Nine: Action Campaign
When young learners are inspired about a cause and wish to bring about meaningful change, they are often unsure about where to even begin. Give them the tools to fuel their activist spirits by exploring components of an action campaign...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Everyday Heroes and Heroines
Can someone wake up as an ordinary citizen and become a hero later in the day? Middle schoolers discuss the everyday heroes and heroines of 9/11, including their acts of bravery and sacrifice. Individuals then create a children's book to...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed