Votes Are In!
Students read and discuss books. They listen to campaign speeches by puppet candidates (Clifford, Mother Goose, Teddy Bear and Curious George). Students cast ballots and count the resulting count.
All Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Making Your Voice Count
As learners watch a video on voting, they take notes on a worksheet that lists various voting topics, including electoral and popular votes, early voting, and exit polling. Then, young people research the Internet for their state's...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents,...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Case of the Shrunken Allowance
An allowance is an important thing! Make sure your kids know how to save and spend their own money. Using the book The Case of the Shrunken Allowance as a starting point, this plan covers income, spending and saving, counting, and more.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity,...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Should the Colonists Have Signed the Declaration of Independence?
Explore the Declaration of Independence in this US History lesson. Middle schoolers compare and contrast viewpoints of the Loyalists and the Patriots as they discuss the issue of colonial independence from Britain. They present support...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
What Should President Truman Do?
After reading the article Choices: Truman, Hirohito, and the Atomic Bomb, class members engage in a simulation, assume the role of President Truman or one of his advisors, and discuss the options open to the president. The exercise...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Language and Dialect
Practice listening skills while studying oral story tellers from different parts of Louisiana. Consider the regional dialects and insider language of folk groups with your class. Identify language as part of folk life and recognize that...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable