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Spring Senses Poem
Spring Senses Poem
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Spring Senses Poem
Spring is here! You can feel it, hear it, smell it, taste it, and see it! In this spring lesson plan, students will create a spring poem using their five senses.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Get to Know Mae Jemison
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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space. Use the Get to Know Mae Jemison lesson plan to learn more about this famous scientist. Children will then read and write about her, and create their own paper rocket.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
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Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Voting Rights: Women's Suffrage Movement
Voting Rights: Women's Suffrage Movement
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Voting Rights: Women's Suffrage Movement
Use this civics lesson, which explores the suffrage movement for women, to teach your students about the importance of voting rights for all citizens.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
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Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
What do like to groove to? Bebop or hip-hop? In this Black History Month lesson plan, students will listen to and learn about two music genres heavily influenced by African-Americans. Then they will write about which genre they prefer.
Kindergarten
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Springtime Interview
Springtime Interview
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Springtime Interview
It's springtime! What better way to celebrate than by interviewing your classmate with a range of spring-related questions? Students will practice interviewing one another and recording answers using complete sentences.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
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Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an influential black man in U.S. history. In this lesson, the historical context is set for students so that they can conduct their own research on Frederick Douglass, using a graphic organizer and multiple sources, before writing an informational essay on him. Ideal for fourth and fifth grade students, this lesson plan not only gives students practice in research and essay-writing skills, it also has them exploring a fascinating part of our country's history.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
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Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
This lesson plan teaches kids about W.E.B. Du Bois through video and a short informational text. Students will compare/contrast their findings and create a poster in small groups showing what they learned.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
In this lesson, Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech, students will be able to understand the allusion Martin Luther King, Jr. makes to the song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Have students discuss allusions in this speech.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Holidays Around the World
Holidays Around the World
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Holidays Around the World
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to learn about winter holidays that are celebrated all over the world. Learners will utilize a graphic organizer to guide their research of their chosen or assigned holiday. Then, they will share what they learned with their peers. Your students will hone their research skills by using the internet, books, or other available research materials, and they will practice their speaking and listening skills when they share the interesting facts and details they found. Designed for a second through fifth grade reading and writing curriculum, your learners will enjoy learning about some of the many holidays that are celebrated around the world.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
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Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
In this lesson plan, students learn about Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist who advocated for a girls' rights to an education.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Black Visionaries
Learning About Black Visionaries
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Learning About Black Visionaries
Use this lesson plan as an introductory activity to kick-off a short, project-based learning unit where students will research black visionaries and share what they learned.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Maria Tallchief
Learning About Maria Tallchief
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Learning About Maria Tallchief
This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about America's prima ballerina, Maria Tallchief.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
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Author Study: Faith Ringgold
This engaging lesson teaches students about the famous author Faith Ringgold. Students will explore two pieces of literature, comparing and contrasting story elements, then write opinion pieces to illustrate which book they liked best.
1st grade
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Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
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Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Use this lesson to teach your students about the life of Frederick Douglass. First, they will read a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life, and then they will record important information about him on a graphic organizer. Lastly, they'll choose an important event from his life to illustrate and caption.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Researching Black Inventors
Researching Black Inventors
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Researching Black Inventors
Inventors and their novel inventions are always a thrilling topic! In the lesson Researching Black Inventors, first graders and second graders are encouraged to research the rich history of African American inventors. This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about inventors they find interesting and the impact those inventors have on the world. Perfect for Black History Month, this learning activity highlights informational writing skills and helps build students' vocabulary.
1st grade
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Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
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Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Use this lesson to teach your students about the lives of 10 important leaders during the suffrage movement. Children will read a picture book that highlights 10 leaders who strove to win the right to vote for American women. Children will then work in groups to research and learn more about these inspiring women who dreamed big and never gave up. Finally, students will share their findings with the rest of the class.
3rd grade
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Tree of Cranes
Tree of Cranes
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Tree of Cranes
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Use this lesson to teach your students about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy he left behind. With a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life, students will show understanding by organizing information on a graphic organizer.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
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Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
This lesson teaches kids all about Malcolm X and how his childhood influenced him to become one of America's most well known, controversial, and revolutionary figures. First kids will listen to a read-aloud authored by Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and then they will write an informative paragraph.
2nd grade
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African American Poets
African American Poets
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African American Poets
Students will use a combination of graphic organizers in this lesson plan to learn about famous African American poets and their poetry. They will work in groups to research a famous poet, and choose one of their poems to analyze. Then, they'll share their findings with the class.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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How to Do School
How to Do School
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How to Do School
Every young child (and adult!) loves being an expert in something. By helping students realize that they are experts in many areas, their confidence and writing will expand by leaps and bounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing About Maria Montessori
Writing About Maria Montessori
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Writing About Maria Montessori
In this lesson, students will learn all about Maria Montessori, a pioneering researcher and teacher, and create their own biographical books about this inspiring woman.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Angela Davis
Learning About Angela Davis
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Learning About Angela Davis
This lesson plan teaches students about Angela Davis. Students will have a brief introduction to her life as an activist, scholar, and writer by reading a short informational text and answering comprehension questions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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