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Comparing Urban and Rural Life in the Early 1900s

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Experience a bit of what life was like at the turn of last century with images of rural and urban life. Learners consider pictures from each environment and then compare and contrast them. Activities include discussing the differences,...
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Rural Life During the Great Depression: A Year Down Yonder

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
“Anyone who thinks small towns are friendlier than big cities lives in a big city.” Mary Alice, the fifteen-year-old narrator of A Year Down Yonder, is forced to leave Chicago and spend a year with her Grandma Dowdel in a small rural...
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The Grapes of Wrath

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
John Ford’s 1940 film The Grapes of Wrath and photos from the 1930s provide learners with an opportunity to examine the effects of the Great Depression on rural life and farm families. Using a provided list, groups investigate primary...
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Slavery in Virginia

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders assess primary sources to analyze the effects plantation life and slavery had on Colonial Virginia. They study the issues of slavery, rural life, movements, colonization and revolution. Each student makes predictions,...
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Writing A Storybook

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a storybook using vocabulary from the topic "urban and rural life". They write about past events in a children's story. They present their story to the class at an author's tea.
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Beethoven's Sixth Symphony and the Expression of Feeling through the Arts

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Here is an activity used originally to finish off a unit on country life and nature. It requires learners to have a basic understanding of harvest, rural life, and autumn. They'll use what they know to construct dance movements showing...
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The British Origins of Industrialism

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders brainstorm the Industrial Revolution and how it changed the lives of people. They describe rural life in preindustrial Britain. They identify the factors that allowed Britian to become the first industrialized nations.
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Digital Research: The Michigan of Today

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore present day life in Michigan with the past. They compare information on various aspects of Michigan. Students research rural life, city life, tourism, and agriculture. They create a PowerPoint presentation on their...
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Learning about Native Americans through Artifact Analysis and Artwork

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders assess how a Native American's environment and the geographic region where they lived influenced their food, clothing, shelter and the overall culture of a tribe. They study the impact of conservation, family, rural life,...
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Rural Life in North Carolina

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover what life was like in rural North Carolina. Using artifacts, they identify the changes the state has gone through in respect to rural living. They use the same artifacts to discuss their usefulness in the past...
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Alike and Different

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders listen to a book about how farms feed the world. They discuss elements of rural life. They listen to a story about the suburbs and discuss elements specific to a suburban community. They listen to a story about city...
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Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discuss and analyze images of photography by Dorothea Lange to identify important themes in her work to document rural life in America. In addition, they research other types of artists working in other forms of media (painters,...
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African Studies Lessons African Diversity Poem

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students write a poem regarding African diversity. In this African studies lesson plan, students gain a deeper understanding of the diversity of Africa and are willing to learn more about Africa leaving their old misconceptions behind as...
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Photography and the National Park Service

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare city life and rural life in 19th century America. In this photography lesson, students research the role of photography in the success of the National Parks Service. High schoolers also compare images of Americans...
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Stories of Nepal

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students explore folktales and fairy tales from Nepal to help them understand the Nepalese culture, and to compare the stories to the ones the students may know. After reading the stories, students consider what rural life is like in...
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Homer T. Cat, Poem

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Pupils read a poem about a cat. Students discuss how cats behave and examine Homer's life in his environment.
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War Horse and WWI Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library. As part of their study of War Horse individuals create an anthology of World War I poetry. 
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Documenting the Great Depression

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Young scholars compare and contrast two photographs from the Great Depression, and identify the ways in which the photographers depicted the hardships of everyday life during this period. They hypothesize about the story behind each...
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What's Mongolia Really Like?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Understanding different cultural experiences is a challenging and worthwhile objective throughout grade and content levels. This instructional activity facilitates an appreciation of rural Mongolian life through a simulation of being a...
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What's Mongolia Really Like?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Young scholars discover the people of Mongolia. In this social studies lesson, students look at the Mongolian nomadic culture by reading a letter written by a member of the Peace Corps. They describe the different types of communities...
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Life and Landscapes in the Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Celebrating Robert Frost's birthday by engaging students in the sights and sounds of his lyrics
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Happy Little Farmer

For Students Pre-K - 3rd
Pre-readers and primaries can help farmer rabbit to plant some delicious fruits and vegetables. From soil preparation and pest control, all the way to the harvest, little ones participate in the entire process!
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World War I Propaganda Poster Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Beginning with an introduction to the purpose of the Committee on Public Information in the United States in World War I, this handout will help you launch a wartime propaganda poster project in your class. It includes directions on what...
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Photo Essays - Activity 1

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students examine their community from a journalistic perspective and brainstorm a list of interview questions for parents and community members in preparation for a photography project.

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