What's In A Name?
Students analyze themselves as members of the community. They choose a name to describe themselves and explain why they choose the name they did. They identify activities they perform in and out of school to help the community.
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What is identity? What is bullying? What is identity-based bullying? After discussing these questions as a class, pupils engage in partner discussions before participating in a small group activity to act out bullying scenarios. Then,...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What is a Hero?
What is a hero? Find out with a lesson that highlights the heroes that risked their lives on September 11, 2001. Class members take part in a grand conversation discussing what heroes are, how we celebrate them, and write a letter to a...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What Is Authority?
Young scholars examine the concepts of power and authority as they begin learning about government in this elementary social studies instructional activity. Through a series of readings, discussions, and problem solving activities,...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Grade K Literacy in Social Studies: Thinking About Families
Family is a wonderful subject for little learners to get excited about. Family is also the theme for a social studies unit that uses literacy standards throughout. The guide outlines approximately three weeks of instruction and breaks...
K English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What is a Tribal Government?
What is life like on a Native American reservation? Learn about the ways a tribal government works with a reading comprehension activity. After reading a short passage, kids use context clues to answer five comprehension questions.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Growing and Changing Concept Book
From birth through adulthood, people grow and change a lot over a lifetime. Young learners explore their own development as they think about the past, present, and future in order to complete the pages of this printable book.
4 mins Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Oprah Winfrey Opens New School in Africa
Students locate Africa and share their knowledge of the continent, then read a news article about Oprah Winfrey building a school in South Africa. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
What Will I Be When I Grow Up?
Examine the different roles of people in the community and the tools they need to do their jobs. Learners will explore various websites, watch a PowerPoint presentation, complete a handout with the help of their parents, and create a...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History