"Who Was George Washington?" Reading Comprehension
Most everyone knows that George Washington was the First President of the United States. But there is more to find out in a biography about him and a worksheet that goes with it. With 1–3 questions per chapter, learners answer...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Those Who Have Come Before Me
Class members are transformed into explorers as they work in groups to locate hidden items and map their journey along the way. They then leave clues for other groups of learners to follow, and ultimately discover how past explorations...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Comprehension: Aboriginal Myth About Thunderstorms
Get your anthropologists thinking with this aboriginal myth about thunderstorms. They read the brief myth and answer three comprehension questions. The directions indicate two myths, however there is just one here. Consider extending...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Who Owns the Bones
A study of the history of the Channel Islands, located off the coast of southern California, continues as class members conduct a mock trial to determine which group of stakeholders should have the right to claim the remains of Juan...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Famous Speeches: Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"
The 1963 March on Washington, powerfully punctuated by Martin Luther King's impassioned "I Have a Dream" speech, was instrumental in passing the Civil Rights Act just one year later. A reading assignment presents the written speech...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
African Myths and Stories
Young historians discover African stories associated with a royal altar tusk from the Kingdom of Benin in Nigeria, read myths illustrated on the tusk, and write a story about the life of an oba using figures depicted on the tusk.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable