Your School Neighborhood: Past, Present and Future
Students research how their school neighborhoos has changed over time. They interview people from the neighborhood, photograph the area and create maps of the area. They record the information found in a multi-media presentation.
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Wish for the Future
What would be your class's ideal world 30 years in the future? What about 100 years? Use a series of activities to discuss globalization, sustainability, scientific contributions to society, and the global community of which your...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating the Building Blocks of Our Community’s Past, Present, and Future
As Ken Jennings said, "There's just something hypnotic about maps." Certainly, the longer you look at them the more you can learn. In this project-based learning lesson plan, individuals study both historic and present-day maps of their...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Days of Infamy
As part of a study of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the attack on the World Trade Center, class members reflect on how events can change the course of lives. Individuals then create a presentation that features a historical image, the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Flag Protocol, Ceremonies and Activities
How can an American flag be displayed indoors vs. outdoors? What is proper etiquette for handling the flag? The Girls Scouts of the USA have put together a fantastic packet of information with everything you need to know about the...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Create a Volunteer Spirit
Motivate young citizens to make a positive difference through volunteering. Scholars examine the local and school community to discover ways the class, as a whole, can volunteer their time to help one or the other, then reflect on their...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed