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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Holidays Around the World
Holidays Around the World
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Lesson Plan
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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Martin Luther King, Jr. Learners will decide which two statements are true and which is a lie.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
African American Poets
African American Poets
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Who Am I? African American Musicians
Who Am I? African American Musicians
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Musicians
This fun worksheet will expose your learners to important musicians in the African American community.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Civil Rights Activists
Who Am I? African American Civil Rights Activists
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Civil Rights Activists
This fun worksheet will expose your learners to important historical figures who were activists during the civil rights movement.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Sonia Sotomayor
Two Truths and One Lie: Sonia Sotomayor
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Sonia Sotomayor
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your learners research facts about Associate Justice to the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Poets
Who Am I? African American Poets
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Poets
This worksheet will expose your learners to important poets in the African American community.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Mae Jemison.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Am I? Women in Science
Who Am I? Women in Science
Worksheet
Who Am I? Women in Science
Young historians learn about four pioneering female scientists as they hone their research skills in this Who Am I? Women in Science worksheet.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Female Changemakers
Who Am I? African American Female Changemakers
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Female Changemakers
This fun worksheet will expose your learners to important female changemakers in the African American community.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Am I? Women in Sports
Who Am I? Women in Sports
Worksheet
Who Am I? Women in Sports
Young historians learn about four pioneering female athletes as they hone their research skills in this Who Am I? Women in Sports worksheet.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Abolitionists
Who Am I? African American Abolitionists
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Abolitionists
This worksheet, which reads like riddles, will expose your learners to important abolitionists in the African American community.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Two Truths and  One Lie: Biography Edition
Two Truths and One Lie: Biography Edition
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Biography Edition
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about a famous person. Learners will research an important figure and then write down two true statements and one false statement.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Research an Influential Person
Graphic Organizer: Research an Influential Person
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Research an Influential Person
Whether it’s a poet, inventor, or famous scientist, this worksheet will help learners gather and organize important information.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Greensboro Sit-In
Greensboro Sit-In
Worksheet
Greensboro Sit-In
Children learn about the Sit-In movement in the United States, whereby Americans staged nonviolent sit-ins to protest businesses' racist segregationist policies.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Frederick Douglass
Two Truths and One Lie: Frederick Douglass
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Frederick Douglass
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Frederick Douglass, an influential African American writer and abolitionist.
Social studies
Worksheet