Weavers Tell Their Stories
Young scholars examine the practice of weaving by Mayan women. They read personal accounts and write a sentence stating the main idea. They also write a short report on weaving as a cultural and economic way of life for the Mayan women.
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Every Picture Tells a Story: The Great Depression
Every picture really does tell a story. Start the day by reading select passages from Children of the Orphan Train and discussing your listeners' initial feelings. Then, pair a KWL with a YouTube video (attached here). Then, using these...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary activity has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss how dance often...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Tactile quilts that tell a story
Learners with multiple disabilities need to engage in projects that push them to know their full potential. They need to be able to express themselves in a variety of ways, and this very thoughtful instructional activity does just that....
3rd - 10th English Language Arts
The Learning Network: Re-envisioning Classic Stories
Readers reflect on enjoyable stories they know, brainstorm criteria that make a story "good," analyze a New York Times article about innovative children's performances, re-envision classics on their own, and peer edit drafts. Use this as...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
How Does the Story begin...or End?
Students explore the importance of the opening and closing of a story. They assess that an exciting beginning gets readers attentions and strong introductions hook and lead readers into the book or story.Also, a good conclusion leaves...
1st - 6th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan: Stories of Home on My Home
Learners research the Lakota tribes, culture, art, and family life. They analyze an installation piece created by a Lakota Indian, and connect what they see to the concept of home. They engage in a discussion, creative writing activity,...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts