Who Pays for City Hall?
Students go on a virtual field trip to a city hall and see who does what. They talk about who pays for all of those services. They discuss whether each business provides a good or service for the public or for private use.
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Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from the Birmingham City Jail
One of the most well-known leaders of the civil rights movement was imprisoned for protesting the unfair treatment of his fellow man. Learners read a brief excerpt a letter written by Martin Luther King, Jr. during a night in the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A President's Vision: George Washington
Who knew that one poster about George Washington could have so many learning possibilities attached to it? Here you'll find an attractive learning display on the first president of the United States, as well as worksheets and...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Roman Republican Government
What were the rights of citizens in ancient Rome, and who could actually call themselves citizens? From the wealthy patricians to the working plebeians, offer your learners a broad overview of the structure and constitutents of the Roman...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
City's 50th Anniversary: A Snap Shot in Time
Young scholars watch a video on the history of the city they live in. Individually, they take pictures of their community and identify the reasoning behind the picture. To end the lesson, they vote on their classmates photographs to be...
K - 12th English Language Arts
Prince Hall and His Organization of Black Free Masons in the United States
Learners examine the life of Prince Hall who became a member of the Free Masons during the time period of slavery. Depending on the grade level, they are shown pictures or read a reference guide listing the characteristics of each...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
The Economics of Information
Create an expert guide to local businesses in this lesson. Through research, young readers consider their local businesses and the services they provide, paying attention to any conflicting information they might find. Working in groups,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts