Where Were You?
Students interview their parents about certain historical events. They take notes and share the interview with the class.
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Out Where the West Begins
Examine the mythology of the American West with Arthur Chapman's poem "Out Where the West Begins." Learners read the poem, answer text-dependent questions, and take some notes on a few more questions to prepare for a class discussion.
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Past Tense, Was and Were
Practice changing the ends of verbs when writing in the past tense. A series of activities helps kids learn to use the past tense and features a variety of exercises, including a grammar table and fill-in-the-blanks. Two activities focus...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"Where Am I?" Reading Guide and Activities
Did you ever wonder how early sailors were able to navigate their way across the seas? Groups access an article about mapmaking and the New World that details the methods and technologies early explorers used to guide them on their...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 6.1: Was and Were, Past Tense Verbs
Help kids understand the past tense of regular verbs with a learning exercise that also features activities about jobs and professions. Exercises include fill-in-the-blanks and multiple choice questions.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Where Were Your Ancestors in 1871?
Here is a nicely designed lesson on ancestry and family history. In it, learners read an article entitled, "Where Were Your Ancestors in 1871?" Then, they make up a series of questions to profile their family and their community 100...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Do You Prefer Your Children's Book Characters Obedient or Contrary? Opinion Writing
With this New York Times "Learning Network" exercise, high schoolers read an article about the death of Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are and then respond to several prompts that require them to shape their own opinions...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Where Were You Born: A Graphing Lesson
Students create graphs of where they were born. For this graphing lesson, students collect data about where students in the class were born. They use the data to make different types of graphs using spreadsheet software which they...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History