What's Goin' Down?
Students explore the concept of environmental stewardship. In this service learning lesson, students investigate the locations of the world's rain forests and concerns regarding the world's rain forests.
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Separate But Equal - Is It Black or White?
The story of Ruby Bridges and the case of Brown vs. The Board of Education are fantastic tools for discussing the concept of separate but equal. Kids tackle some big questions about what is fair, what is civil, and what rights or laws...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Who Was More American: Japanese-Americans Who Dissented Against Internment or Those that Supported the War Effort?
Was the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II constitutional? Who was more American: Japanese-Americans who dissented against the internment or those who supported the war effort? Class members do a close reading of...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Your YUGO: Stayin' or Goin' Yonder?
Your sixth graders should enjoy this well-designed lesson on the five countries that once made up the country of Yugoslavia. They utilize websites embedded in the plan to gather information on many aspects of this region of Europe. Then,...
6th Social Studies & History
Recognizing How Another Culture Differs From One's Own
Students determine what it means to be on time. In this cultural comparisons lesson, students compare the notion of punctuality between the United States and Guinea. Students read "Being on Time," by Kimberly Ross and discuss the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History