What's in a Picture?
Second graders write a story about a picture of food, clothing and shelter in Colorado. They compare/contrast their stories to the real story behind the picture.
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Changes in a City Over Time
Investigate the growth and development of New York City with the final lesson plan in this four-part series on skyscrapers. Learners first explore the concept of urban growth by looking closely at a series of three paintings made of Wall...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
3 mins 1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fun in the Snow
Celebrate the arrival of winter with a reading of Jack Ezra Keats' book The Snowy Day. Engaging children by asking them about their own experiences in the snow, the teacher goes on to read the story aloud before asking the class to draw...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Building a Skyscraper
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third instructional activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza
Make a study of producers and consumers with an updated version of the classic story The Little Red Hen (this one is called The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza). After reading and discussing the story and terms, learners practice being...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Pupils discover that not only humans can be heroes, but that animals can be heroes too. The spotlight of a activity about September 11, 2001, is the search and rescue dogs that bravely risked their lives to help the victims on and after...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed