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Oral Interviews

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Show class members how personal history can be using an oral interview project. Even the youngest learners engage with history using a resource to create and execute interviews with members of their community. The activity walks a class...
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Good Touch, Bad Touch

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A lesson examines three types of touches—safe and caring touches, unsafe touches, and unwanted touches. Scholars take part in a class discussion in preparation for an activity in which small groups read scenarios, identify which type of...
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Protect Your Personal Space

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Bubbles blown in the air begin a lesson about personal space. Making the connection between one's personal bubble and the floating bubbles around them, scholars take part in an activity that challenges them to stand with their peers and...
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Character Clovers

For Teachers 1st Standards
Build a classroom community with a lesson plan that uses character clovers to examine scholars' roles. Following a whole-class discussion, participants list four roles they play and accompany it with the character traits that go along...
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Social Awareness Strategies

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What are the benefits of developing social awareness? Using the resource, readers learn strategies for fostering civil discourse, creating a participatory classroom, and enhancing family involvement. Scholars also take a personality...
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Who Can Help Me at School?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
A discussion about community helpers opens a lesson about the helpers in your school. Scholars list responsible adults found at school, a list they can reference while they complete a graphic organizer that answers a series of questions...
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My Mouth is a Volcano

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A discussion about interrupting others sets the stage for a lesson all about respecting others when speaking. Scholars listen to the story, My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook, then brainstorm ways an individual can keep from...
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The Seasons Circle

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
An engaging video begins a learning experience in which scholars look closely at the four seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall. A read-aloud shares information followed by a discussion to answer specific questions. Small groups work...
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BIG Ideas about BIG Feelings

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of the story, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, begins a lesson all about big emotions. Scholars share a time when someone they know exhibited strong feelings, focusing on what they said, looked like, and how they...
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Chicka, Chicka, Boom-Boom, Rhyme-a, Rhyme-a, Zoom-Zoom

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Boost rhyming skills with a lesson that uses the classic story, Chicka, Chicka, Boom-Boom by Bill Martin Jr. A read-aloud sparks the interest of young scholars while they point out rhyming words and repeated text. A pocket chart...
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Stranger Danger

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Assist scholars in making safe choices with a activity all about strangers. After a discussion about instinct and what a stranger is, pupils listen to the story Ruby by Michael Emberley. Pairs work together to read a scenario and share...
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Benefits of Connecting with Nature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Feel the healing effects of nature. Individuals learn about the benefits of nature using imagery. They begin by defining words to express how they feel emotionally and then practice using those words with hands-on activities. Once they...
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Trees of the Midwest

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
All trees are not created equal. A set of three wildlife conservation lessons has learners examine the characteristics of individual trees. They look at the life cycle of the tree using a story and reference a field guide to identify...
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Take-a-Hike

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Learn about nature and health all in one set of lessons. Individuals use a scavenger hunt to record observations during a nature hike. They then complete activities to categorize their observations and rate the health of the habitat for...
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Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What exactly are those glowing eyes in the night? Learners run an experiment to attract local wildlife and then document the number of visitors by identifying their tracks. They then analyze the data to draw conclusions about the types...
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Early American Civilizations

For Teachers 1st Standards
Bridge subjects ancient history and English language arts together with a unit all about the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. Eleven lessons begin with a read-aloud followed by a whole-class discussion in preparation for practice by...
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Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel

For Students 1st Standards
A three-part assessment tests scholars' reading and writing capabilities. Young readers listen to and read an excerpt from Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel. After drawing pictures of what is memorable, learners discuss their notes...
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How Are You Feeling Today?

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Familiarize scholars with a variety of emotions with a lesson that challenges young friends to draw and identify characteristics of specific feelings. As pupils walk through a presentation about emotions, they discuss their observations...
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A Tree is a Plant by Claude Robert Bulla

For Students 1st Standards
A three-part assessment sheds light on an informational text and the process in which scholars read, take notes, and respond to a writing prompt. Beginning with a read-aloud, learners sketch memorable moments and discuss their pictures...
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Follow the Water by Arthur Dorros

For Students 1st Standards
Assess scholars' reading and writing capabilities with an exam that challenges learners to respond to an informative text. Through note-taking and peer discussion, pupils analyze a passage from the story, Follow the Water from Brook to...
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Covers by Nikki Giovanni

For Students 1st Standards
Over three days, scholars listen to and read the poem, "Covers" by Nikki Giovanni. Learners complete a graphic organizer by sketching their visualizations from each stanza then discuss their pictures with a peer. Pupils answer...
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My Five Senses by Aliki

For Students 1st Standards
An assessment designed to examine scholars' reading comprehension skills takes place over three days. Starting with a read-aloud of My Five Senses by Aliki, learners then take notes and discuss their most memorable moments with a peer....
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Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

For Students 1st Standards
A 3-day exam assesses readers' comprehension. After hearing a passage from the story Kittens First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes, scholars work with a partner to discuss and sketch what they found memorable. Peers share their final products...
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STEM Narrative Curriculum Design Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Picture books provide great learning opportunities for STEM. A curriculum resource document gives several lessons in each grade level for K-6. The activities have learners read a book before applying the engineering design process to...