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Who Can Be Counted?
For this census information worksheet, students role play about a census worker coming to a house to count the family members. Students are all assigned a role and must work together to figure out which family members should be counted.
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Frederick Douglass’s Speech “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro”
"The Fourth of July is yours, not mine." When Fredrick Douglass said these words in 1852, how did advocates of slavery, as well as Douglass' antislavery audience, react? Here is an excellent lesson not only for analyzing Douglass'...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United States
Would I be able to access all areas of the school if I used a wheelchair? Or if I could not see? After brainstorming a list of typical life activities, class members assume the role of a person with a specific disability and consider...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
ABC’s of Me!
Young authors share all about themselves with this printable autobiography resource. Including 26 different sentence frames, one focusing on each letter of the alphabet, students write about everything from an adventure they would like...
5 mins 1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mapping the Americas
Celebrate the geography of the Americas and develop map skills through a series of activities focused on the Western Hemisphere. Learners study everything from earthquakes and volcanoes of the Americas and the relationship between...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Citizenship: Just the Facts
What does it mean to be a citizen, and how has that definition changed over the course of history in the United States? Address this question with your learners through a reading activity, graphic organizer, worksheets, and in-class...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Greeks and Persians
Considering the evolution of democracy and civilization to this day, is there any reason to believe the Persians should have defeated the Greeks in the Persian War? Why could the legacy of Ancient Greece be considered "profoundly...
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Geography of Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving dinner is a time of savory sauces and delicious dinners. But where do all those ingredients come from? Teach middle schoolers about local agriculture with a instructional activity that focuses on the elements of a...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed