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Exclusion "Act"ivity

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Two simulations highlight the feelings individuals experienced when immigrating to Angel Island. During the first simulation, scholars listen to and answer questions, divided based on their answers. The second simulation pins learners as...
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Leaving Home Forever: What Would You Put In Your Suitcase?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Scholars put themselves in an immigrant's shoes to decide what items they would take on their journey to a new home. Learners read primary sources, take part in a whole-class discussion, and make a list that they share with their peers,...
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Set SMART Goals

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
A video by Kid President kicks off a lesson about setting goals. Scholars use SMART—specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely—in identifying what goals or resolutions they wish to accomplish. After writing down and revising...
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STEM-gineers

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Have what it takes to be an inventor? After researching the life of a famous inventor or innovator, scholars brainstorm the characteristics of a successful innovator. They then take part in a project of their choice to learn about the...
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Narrating a Family Tradition

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After examining a piece of art, scholars discuss what they see, paying close attention to details and space. A read-aloud introduces the topic of family traditions. Pupils interview their family members about a tradition in preparation...
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In Our Own Words: A Story Book with a Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Academics turn into storytellers in an engaging activity on activism. The activity focuses on promoting social change in local communities with stories. Young historians plan a storybook to target a specific audience and social issue and...
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Local Heroes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The cover of The New Yorker magazine sparks a conversation about September 11th and the invaluable sacrifices the first responders made to rescue those in danger. Scholars discuss their observations, thoughts, and feelings then take pen...
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Deliver Gratitude Day

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Gratitude is the focus of a discussion that sets the stage for pupils to take part in a service-learning project in which they deliver notes of kindness by way of social media or mail. A reflection closes the learning experience.
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Writing Letters of Gratitude

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson begins with a discussion on gratitude—what does it mean, and for who are learners thankful? Scholars share their thoughts and feelings then choose a community worker to which they wish to share their gratitude. Writers compose a...
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What Makes Me Happy Today?

For Students K - 6th Standards
Here's a instructional activity that will put sunshine on papers and smiles on the faces of young learners as they draw pictures and write a short explanation of what makes them happy today. A great way to show gratitude for the good...
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Five Activities to Help Bystanders to Bullying Know What to Do

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Five activities covering ELA, social studies, and social and emotional learning offer bystanders tips and the courage to help individuals being bullied. Activities include writing an acrostic poem, creating a pamphlet, reading current...
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Puberty: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
With puberty comes lots of changes to one's body. Scholars explore those changes with two lessons that examine the role of the pituitary gland and hormones. In the first lesson, pupils take on the role of the pituitary gland, write a...
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Learning area 5: Job Done!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Four activities conclude a unit through discussion and activities inspired by reflection. Scholars revisit their storybook from the first unit. Self-portraits showcase thought bubbles with written statements. Groups write and perform a...
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Self-Esteem: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Two lessons examine self-esteem and encourage scholars to exude confidence. Lesson one asks learners to recognize the characteristics of self-esteem then create a collage compiled of images that reflect their skills, accomplishments, and...
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Keep Finding the Positive

For Teachers 5th Standards
Group members take on roles to create a positive classroom community. Learners perform their role—leader, recorder, presenter, timekeeper, encourager, and collector—in preparation for a formal presentation of their positive thinking...
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Women of Wonder: Who Do I Admire?

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Celebrate superwomen during Women's History Month with a lesson that showcases a variety of female role models. Following a whole-class discussion on superheroes, role models, respect, and admiration, scholars listen to several...
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Martha Hughes Cannon: Doctor, Wife, Mother, Senator

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Each state is entitled to two statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, D.C. After reading about Utah's debate over whether or not Martha Hughes Cannon should be represented by one of their statues, individuals...
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Ambitious Women Artists at Work

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Ambition is the keyword of a lesson that focuses on the contributions made by famous female artists. Specifically looking at European artists, Luisa Roldan and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, scholars examine a piece of their work then...
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No Bullying Allowed

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Through discussion, role play, read-alouds, writing, and more, scholars explore the concept of bullying and practice having courage while responsibly reporting unfriendly behavior. Friendship and respect are practiced and encouraged. ...
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Bastille Day

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Eleven worksheets follow an informative reading about Bastille Day. Scholars complete sentences found in the reading by matching, filling in the blanks, and choosing from a series of multiple-choice questions. Participants spell and...
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Volume and Capacity

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Differentiated instruction through leveled learning contracts boosts scholars' knowledge of volume and capacity. Participants split into three groups based on ability and interest before choosing three activities from their learning...
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Pollution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Over the course of 10 days, scholars take a pre-assessment to place them in one of three leveled groups. Whole-class and in small groups, pupils take part in read-alouds, field trips, hands-on activities, and complete learning contracts...
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Genres in Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Enthusiastic readers take part in a book club unit that focuses on genre, particularly historical fiction, fantasy, and adventure. Over the course of 10 days, groups read a variety of stories and choose leveled activities from a learning...
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Global Water Supply Elementary School Curriculum

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Water is the focus of an interdisciplinary unit that brings awareness to its daily use around the world and the importance of conservation. Worksheets challenge scholars to match words and definitions, trace, complete a maze, and solve a...