We Are Alike and We Are Different
Students create a representation of their faces. They use an oval shape, yarn, and mirrors to create their faces. They make a book out of the faces and graph eye and hair colors found in the class.
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Same and Different Through Music and Art
This lesson plan is intended for a music class but would be a great way to teach compare and contrast to any class. Kindergarteners dance the Hokey Pokey to four different styles of music and examine two paintings of Humpty Dumpty, then...
K Visual & Performing Arts
Kids Voting USA: K-2 Classroom Activities
Address both social studies and critical reading skills with a resource dedicated to the voting process, the American democracy, and the ability to evaluate information in order to develop a stance on an issue. Each themed activity set...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Talking Stick and The Tree of Gratefulness
Learning how to engage in a thoughtful and respectful discussion is key to developing skills for a collaborative work environment. Learners discuss how Native Americans used talking sticks as a way to help discussions run smoothly. Each...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Voices of Iraqi Refugees
The stated goal of this resource is to provide learners with basic facts about and build empathy for Iraqi refugees. To do so elementary classes develop a plan for how to welcome refugees to their classroom. Middle schoolers read...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Small Moments in the History of the World Trade Center
"How could we have good memories of something sad?" As part of their study of the events of 9/11, class members listen to a reading of the children's picture book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, and then create an "I lost . ....
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Festivals: Learning for Life and Work
How do different communities celebrate special occasions? After researching celebrations in their countries, class members investigate other festivals like those associated with Ramadan, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Halloween, Easter,...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Exploring Similarities and Differences
Young learners listen to or read a story about how we are all the same and yet we are all different. They share information about themselves with the class. Students graph the class according to their different attributes, likes,...
K - 2nd English Language Arts