What Can We Learn from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed?
Students use online tools and resources to examine the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. They examine the various animals and plants that inhabit the watershed and explore how each one is an important part of the bay.
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The Chesapeake Bay in Captain John Smith's Time
When Captain John Smith visited the Chesapeake Bay in the summer of 1608, what types of animals and habitats did he encounter? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents to answer this question, as well as compare the...
4th - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Can We Do with All This Stuff?
Need a way to boost community and involve local neighborhoods into your school? This may be your answer. Ecology is the way! Think, plan, and consider living in a no-waste place as your class embarks on this unit to learn about the...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Designed
Learning from Aionwahta and Danny's Father (Chapter 4, "The Visit")
Fourth graders continue reading and discussing Eagle Song in the thirteenth lesson plan of a literature unit. Starting with small group discussions about different aspects of Native American culture, readers analyze the beliefs held by...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Charlotte's Web: A Story About Friendship
Strengthen the bonds of friendship within your class with a reading of E.B. White's award-winning novel, Charlotte's Web. Focusing on the unique characters in the story and the relationships they develop, young readers draw from their...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Nurdles’ Quest for Ocean Domination
Nurdles aren't the cute characters of a new children's cartoon, they are the tiny plastic pellets slowly polluting the world's water supply. Learn all about these little trouble makers with this short video that explores the impacts...
5 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable