Wilbur West, An Oral History
Third graders listen to the history of Wilbur West, a World War II veteren. They discuss how he is an important piece of history. They write a persuasive essay on the importance of Veteren's Day.
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Come to Order at the Town Meeting
Here is another in the series of rather dry lessons on Colorado history. In this one, learners look at photographs of old buildings from towns in Colorado that are still in use today. Groups of learners are assigned one building, and...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Life in Ancient Ghana, Mali, and Songhai
Students study the ancient African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. They brainstorm what they know about ancient African kingdoms before investigating the trade and barter situations, and researching one of the kingdoms for an oral...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Morality "Tails" East and West: European Fables and Buddhist Jataka Tales
Have your class explore Buddhist Jataka Tales to compare and contrast them to European fables. After defining fables, Jataka tales, and the elements of each, learners identify themes and patterns for both types of narratives and the...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Making Indonesian Rod Puppets
Learn about the Indonesian tradition of wayang golek, or puppet theater. Storytelling is brought to life when the class explores the Ramayana and the ancient art of puppetry. The instructional activity begins with a discussion of the...
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts