Why Don't People Vote?
Fourth graders conduct an investigation about the subject of voting. They attempt to answer the essential question of, "Why should someone vote in the first place?" The information is used to help students to develop critical thinking skills.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Cast Your Vote
In a simple but unique lesson, youngsters learn about the history of voting systems. They then collaborate in groups to develop a new honest and consistent voting method. A class-wide poll is taken, evaluating the designs of other...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Civil War Personalities Lesson Plan
Caring, trustworthiness, and responsibility—these are only a few character traits in focus of a lesson based on stories from the Civil War era. Class members explore several influential lives while reading biographies that highlight...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Learn Words About a New Subject: Words About Voting
Ballot, candidate, election, political party, register. Elections are the subject of this vocabulary unit that not only provides learners with vocabulary acquisition strategies but includes information about the electoral process as well.
3rd - 5th 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
What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Introduce young historians to the US Constitution with this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Beginning with a general discussion about the role of government in society, students go on to work in small groups identifying and...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Oral History Interview Questions Worksheet
What is an oral history interview? What goes into the planning and what should be said? Why is it important that we know and learn from oral history? This is an excellent worksheet to support your young historians as they conduct...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Sourcing a Document: The First Thanksgiving
How reliable is a painting of the first Thanksgiving if it was created 300 years after the fact? Learners assess the validity of a primary source image to determine what it can actually reveal about this event.
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Lesson Plan: Making History to Go
Learners use their higher-order thinking skills to understand how visual images have been used to tell stories. They analyze a Lakota tipi that tells a story through paint and artistry. They then make miniature tipis using butcher paper...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The First Amendment: What's Fair in a Free Country
Students describe the contents of the First Amendment while telling about an example of speech that is protected by the Constitution and that which is not. They attempt to apply the First Amendment to situations that could occur in their...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History