What Do Other People Want To Be?
Students conduct an interview. In this career instructional activity, students discuss what they want to be when they grow up and graph the results. Students interview a parent about their job and why they chose it.
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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
Using money as a context for teaching basic arithmetic is an excellent strategy for engaging young mathematicians. Following along with a class reading of the children's book Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich last Sunday by Judith Viorst,...
1st - 3rd Math CCSS: Designed
Now that You Have Them, What Do You Do With Class Rules?
Establishing classroom rules within the first two weeks of school is important. But what do you do with the rules after they've been created, and how can you establish them so that they have a lasting effect all year long? Use an...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
You Can Be an Innovator ... Like Henry Ford
Why did Henry Ford want to invent a car for the masses? Why did Henry Ford locate his factory in Detroit? Why did Henry Ford encourage the idea of a 5-day work week? Young innovators find the answers to these and other question in a unit...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Who Wants to be a Millionaire Student?
An extremely engaging and well-designed "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"-type game awaits your class. The subject is American history, with an emphasis on questions about past presidents. The usual lifelines are built into the game, and...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? What's the Weight? (Mass)
Here is a Who Wants to be a Millionaire-type presentation which deals with choosing the correct metric weight for a variety of objects. Things like an apple, a paper clip, and a plastic ruler are some of the things learners consider. An...
4th - 6th Math
Want to be an Activist? Start with Your Toys
Who says you have to be famous to have your voice heard? A well-spoken 14-year-old tells her story of activism, and how it had a ripple effect that ended with toy company Hasbro inventing a whole new line of gender-neutral cooking...
5 mins 5th - 12th Social Studies & History