Social Studies

Ancient Cultures News Broadcast

Ancient Cultures News Broadcast

Students create a news broadcast as part of a unit on ancient cultures.

The White House Cabinet room

The President's Team

In this lesson, students nominate literary characters for each seat in the President's cabinet.

image of US Constitution

Classroom Constitution

In this lesson, students write a classroom constitution to ensure everyone is treated fairly and to create a welcoming environment for sharing, growing and learning.

Map with pins and a magnifying glass.

Virtual Museum

In this lesson, students create an online museum for their community.

picture of city plaza

Pop-up Plaza Proposal

In this lesson, students craft a proposal for a pop-up plaza or parklet where community members can relax, reflect and connect.

Everyday Heroes

Everyday Heroes

Create media resources that celebrate and promote the actions of a real world hero.

image of candles and lights

Commemorative Ceremonies

Students develop a ceremony to honor a person or commemorate an event in history.

US Symbol Stories

US Symbol Stories

In this lesson, students tell the story of a US symbol from it’s perspective.

Artifact Interviews

Artifact Interviews

Students will research a historical person or event and retell the story as an animated interview with an artifact from that time or place.

Lesson Plan: A Tour of Our Classroom

A Tour of Our Classroom

In this lesson, students apply their knowledge of locations and rules to create a tour of the classroom.

picture of ridiculous rules from Hogwarts

School Rules!

In this lesson, students work together to determine and propose a new school rule.

cartoon of elephant and donkey fishing

Political Cartoons Then and Now

Students will analyze and share the history of a political cartoon and then create their own cartoon about a current event.

image of suitcase with travel stickers

Historical Travel Brochure

In this lesson, students share their knowledge about a time and place in history by creating a promotional travel brochure that provides information and an itinerary for a visit.

image of travel postcards with come visit text

Tourism Trade Show

In this lesson, students develop materials to promote a specific region they are studying and make their pitch for a visit to this location at a tourism trade show.

Design a New Dollar Coin

Design a New Dollar Coin

Students will design a new dollar coin for a person who impacted history and write persuasively about why this person should be honored.

outline of family with country flags inside

Fashion a Family Flag

In this lesson, students explore symbols in the world around them and create a flag that represents the characteristics and values of their family.

Map It!

Map It!

Students will demonstrate map making skills as they create maps of the geographic features, regions, and economy of their state.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Students will create a daily newspaper edition to learn about the politics and culture of ancient Rome.

Video Biographies

Video Biographies

Students complete research on a historical figure and create a video biography of that person.

Historical Journal

Historical Journal

Students will create a historical journal from a fictional character's point of view.

image of historical postcard from the Library of Congress

Postcards from the Past

In this lesson, students will create a collection of postcards that demonstrate how different people in the past may have viewed a single event or culture and analyze the range of perspectives in all class postcards to gain a deeper understanding of history.

Suitcase Stories

Suitcase Stories

In this lesson, students create suitcase stories to describe an ancestor’s journey to America and important objects they might have packed.

Legends and Tall Tales

Legends and Tall Tales

Students will write and produce an animated tall tale about a historical figure or location.

Not Your Average Portfolio

Not Your Average Portfolio

Students will learn about the life of a famous person and create non-fiction porfolio about the individual.

Image of SMART goal words

Set SMART goals

In this lesson, students set SMART goals for the coming school year, identifying action items they can complete to achieve them.

Image of clouds and sunspot

Create a Vision Board

In this lesson, students create a vision board to turn their goals into words and images that represent what life will look and feel like when they reach them.

Persuasive and Presidential Writing

Persuasive and Presidential Writing

Students learn persuasive writing and presentation skills.

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