We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents
Students discuss the reasons hydrothermal vents occur and explore some uniquely adapted animals that live near the vents. They conclude by creating aquarium exhibits showcasing some of these animals and their special adaptations.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 8 Views 10 Downloads
What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Introduce young historians to the US Constitution with this upper-elementary social studies instructional activity. Beginning with a general discussion about the role of government in society, students go on to work in small...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Planning and Drafting Explanatory Paragraphs
"I love it when a plan comes together." Building on the previous instructional activity in this unit, young writers use their graphic organizers to create a draft of their constitution explanatory paragraphs. The teacher models this...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The American Revolution
Invite your class on a ride through the American Revolution. Young historians travel through time as they explore the events that led to the foundation of the United States of America. Over the course of eight lessons, this unit provides...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Lesson 3: Branches of Government
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third lesson of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves that...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions
"Native American history leaps boldly off the colorful quilts and patchwork designs." Learners discuss Native American identity and symbolism by reading about a variety of Native quilters and their unique art process, and participate in...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable