Working Now, No More School
Students explore a CD-ROM about working places and conditions. They focus on child laborers working in mining conditions in the 1920's. After exploring the CD-ROM students generate questions that they would like to ask the laborers.
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What was School Like 100 Years Ago?
Focussing on the Edwardian Era culture, students view photographs of students at school in the past and compare and contrast them to their school now. Students describe the differences in dress, classrooms, and classes. This could start...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
My Favorite Things
Celebrate your students' individuality with this simple back-to-school worksheet. Offering six sentence frames asking for students' favorite subject, book, lunch, and more, this activity will help break the ice during the first days of...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Setting Goals for the Coming School Year Home Activity
In this setting goals home-school learning exercise, students work with at family partner to set three school goals for the coming school year. They decide what they need to do to achieve those goals. They write about their plan to...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Where Do You Go to School?
Youngsters examine historical photographs of schools and classrooms from the past. They read a section from "In Their Own Words" on schools. Groups of learners fill in a matrix (embedded in the plan) which compares schools from the past...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. And so begins your invigorating, innovative learning experience in the JFK Challenge app! Learners choose from two "missions" and...
4th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Justice: Schooling and the Four Waves of U.S. Immigration
U.S. immigration is the focus of a unit on social justice. Over the course of a school year, young historians read a variety of texts to learn about four waves of immigration that have occurred over time in the U.S. An emphasis on...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History