Wanted: Trail Boss
Fourth graders explore the occupational skills essential to wagon trains moving west. An advertisement for the job of wagon train boss in the 1800's is created. The destination of the movement is the state of Oregon.
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Boarding School vs. Day School Experiences
Young scholars compare and contrast the lives of Hopi children that attend boarding school and those that attend day school. In this schools lesson plan, students understand changes over time as they look at these schools chronologically.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy
Upper elementary learners read about jobs on a cattle drive and the lives of cowboy during U.S. Westward Expansion. They create a "Help Wanted" poster for one of the jobs. After reading primary source accounts of cowboys, they write...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Chicago White Sox Win World Series
Students react to a series of statements about the World Series, then read a news article about the Chicago White Sox winning the 2005 World Series. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History