Pupils generate questions about Nainoa Thompson's experiences sailing aboard the Hokule'a. They use the Internet to research the answers to their questions and then reflect on their experience of using the Internet.
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Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's Farewell to Manzanar
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
County Solutions Step Four: Working With Websites
Now that the class has decided on an issue to be addressed by their project, it is time to collect information. The focus of this lesson is on websites, how they are organized, how to evaluate and rate them, and how to collect...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Esperanza Rising - Anticipation Guide
Learn about Mexican culture while simultaneously strengthening reading, writing and computer skills. In order to get the most out of Esperanza Rising, pupils should have prior knowledge of Mexican culture. Therefore, there are links to a...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Slavery in America at the Time of the Civil War: Navigating a Website
Students discover how to navigate websites. In this Civil War lesson, students conduct research on slavery as they visit a website to experience oral, written, and digital texts and performances by slaves from the Civil War era.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Navigating the Inlets and Havens
Young boat captains must decide where to deliver supplies to the Carolina colony. They examine “Of the Inlets and Havens of this Country,” a primary source document to determine where to put in. Luckily, your sailors have computer access...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Digitizing History: Exploring moments in time through Web design
Students create a website based on a history unit they have just completed. In this web design instructional activity, student analyze qualities of an effective website and create an architectural design for the home page and connecting...
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills
Spanish-American War: 5 Day Lesson
Nine historical documents, an interactive online notebook, and a fantastic opportunity for historical inquiry await your pupils in this 5-day lesson plan. Class members identify and discuss various causes for the Spanish-American War...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Women's Suffrage for Grades 6–8
Learners study the decisions and solutions involved in winning the right to vote. After reading background information on the fight for women's suffrage, including one woman's story, and its eventual success in the United States and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable