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From Claws to Jaws: Atlantic Regions of the United States

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners explore New England, Mid-Atlantic, and southeastern regions of the United States.  In this social studies thematic unit, students research a state and make a regional quilt. Learners wrte a book report and read two novels whose...
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Nutrition: A Thematic Unit

For Teachers 1st
Young learners explore nutrition and the food groups in these two mini-lesson plan ideas. First, kindergarteners have a discussion about their health and how different foods contribute to it before making their own personal food pyramid....
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Feelings - Thematic Unit

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Boost language skills with a unit all about feelings. Scholars from all grade levels take part in several lessons that incorporate specific vocabulary terms and adjectives while discussing their feelings with their peers. Reading...
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The Power of a Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How does PBL differ from a basic thematic unit? Discover the answer to this important question. A bulleted comparison is made between each type of teaching method, example projects are included, and a full "how to" is laid out in an easy...
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We’re a Family: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers K Standards
Teach your English language learners how to talk about their families with three weeks of lessons. Over the course of the thematic unit, learners pick up new vocabulary so that they can talk about families and relationships, clothing,...
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Voyagers: Challenge Activities (Theme 5)

For Teachers 3rd
Young voyagers face the challenge of the wide dark sea, travel with Yunmi and Halmoni, and even get trapped by the ice as they explore the reading selections offered in these enrichment activities designed for the Houghton Mifflin...
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Voices of the Revolution: Challenge Activities (Theme 3)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Paul Revere, Mercy Otis Warren, James Forten, Henry Knox. The voices of the American Revolution come alive in this enrichment packet designed to challenge learners who have mastered the basic concepts in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt...
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Fantasy Baseball

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Check out this thematic unit, based on the game of baseball. Learners investigate numbers and number relations as they become familiar with some of the basic terminology associated with the game. They focus their attention on actual...
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This July, Beware the Ides of March

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
A thematic unit on Julius Caesar is a great way to study ancient Rome.
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Farm Animals Thematic Unit

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Student study farm animals by watching a teacher made PowerPoint presentation and visiting a farm. They research a farm animal with teacher assistance. They design a book about the animals using available technology and orally present...
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ESL Thematic Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore a thematic unit to strengthen literacy skills. The search for literacy is based upon the using of myths and legends to encourage the appreciation for other cultures. The varued activities strengthen literacy by engaging...
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ESL - Thematic Unit Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars read a variety of poetry books together in small groups. They examine Haiku poetry and share their favorites. They write their own Haiku either individually in a pair. They read and discuss limericks and work on writing...
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Thematic Unit: Beginning Holocaust Studies

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss concepts of diversity, culture, and prejudice, gain understanding of harm caused by prejudice, and demonstrate ability to think critically and a desire to act morally.
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WEAVING TECHNOLOGY INTO THEMATIC UNITS T.O.O.L.S. 2000

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders utilize computers and other technology to explain the solar system. Ten different stations involve students through laserdisc, research, art, GeoSafari, space toys, and the computer.
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Construction: A Thematic Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research different city departments and organizations that make up a city and choose a type of house to model. In this construction lesson students build their own city and present it to the class.
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Salmon and Trout Go to First Grade

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Turn your young scientists into salmon and trout experts with this diverse collection of worksheets and activities. Perfect for creating a thematic unit on fish in the primary grades, this resource engages children with printable books,...
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Voyagers: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 5)

For Teachers 3rd
This packet, the second in the series of support materials for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on voyagers, contains support and enrichment activities for ELD/ESL learners.
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Animal Adventures: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 1st
This packet, the third in the series of support materials for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on animal adventures, contains skill-building activities designed for learners who need extra support mastering the concepts in...
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Off to Adventure!: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 3rd
This packet, the third in the series of support materials for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units titled "Off to Adventure!" contains exercises and drills designed for learners who need extra support with the concepts included...
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Amazing Animals: Challenge Activities (Theme 4)

For Teachers 2nd
For kids who have already mastered the basic concepts in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on amazing animals, here's a packet of enrichment activities sure to provide food for fertile minds. 
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Analyzing Poetry from the Tang Dynasty

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Over the course of the lesson plan, your pupils read and analyze a translated eight-line poem from the Tang Dynasty written by Du Fu, a poet caught behind enemy lines during the An Lu-Shan rebellion (755-763). Literary/historical context...
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Voices of the Revolution: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Language learners develop their speaking and writing skills while reading about historic figures like Paul Revere and James Forten, and key events like the Boston Tea Party. All the lessons, readings, activities, and exercises are...
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Silly Stories: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 2nd
Kids who need extra support with the concepts in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic unit on silly stories, will benefit from this packet packed with skill builders, activities, exercises, and practice sets.
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Animal Habitats: Challenge Activities (Theme 4)

For Teachers 3rd
Keep class members who have already mastered the concepts in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on animal habitats engaged with this packet of enrichment activities designed to accompany the unit. Kids may create a habitat...

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