Writing Original Directions
Third graders create original design directions. Each student creates a design and composes directions for re-creating it. Then, when students form pairs, they take turns drawing from one another's written directions.
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Early North Carolina History Tic-Tac-Toe
Students choose three activities that demonstrate their knowledge of North Carolina history. For this North Carolina history lesson, students choose three activities from a tic-tac-toe sheet to complete. They research information, write...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Map for Me: An Original Story
Students read Blackbeard and brainstorm their knowledge of maps. In this language arts and geography activity, students use landmarks on their playground to review north, south, east and west and discuss the compass rose. Students read...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Lesson: Bringing Back the Sun: The Story of Jaguar Inspiring Student Stories
What on earth is that jar for? It was an ancient incense burner used by the Maya, that was inspired by the myth of the sun god. Young analysts hear the story of the Mayan sun god, analyze the story through the artistry in the jar, and...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Mystery of History-Original Sources
Students research the events surrounding the Alamo in 1863, and explore the differences between primary and secondary sources of information. They brainstorm lists of items used to research a subject and categorize them as primary or...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Drift Bottles--A Message from Afar
Students explore longitude, latitude and cardinal directions. In this social studies lesson, students use the geographical clues in the letter to determine where the bottle originated. Students compose a message that gives their location...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
How the Sandwich Was Invented
Sandwich: a delicious meal stacked with meats, cheeses, and veggies, or a parish in England? How about both! The sandwich was invented in—yes, you got it—Sandwich, by John Montagu. Watch this creative and inventive video that gives a...
2 mins 3rd - 12th Social Studies & History