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Local Leaders

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders recognize the importance of having community leaders.  In this community leaders lesson, 2nd graders find local leader names and local leader news items. Students answer questions and create a graphic organizer about a...
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Diary: Entry to Another World

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars write an organized, unique response to the book, The Journey. For this creative writing lesson, students read the book and discuss how the author showed the different places the character visited. Young scholars are asked...
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Mensa for Kids: Storytelling

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore language arts by creating their own stories. In this story structure lesson, 2nd graders discuss the effective techniques used to share stories with others as well as what it takes to keep a story interesting....
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Harriet Tubman: An American Hero

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore U.S. history by viewing a Civil Rights video. In this Harriet Tubman lesson plan, students identify the era in which Tubman fought for equality and list her important achievements after viewing a biographical film....
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Volcanoes and Tsunamis

For Teachers K - 4th
Students examine a model in class. In this natural disasters lesson, students define the layers of Earth, discuss where lava comes from and identify the impact of volcanoes on humanity.  Students utilize a globe, sweet candy, dish soap,...
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Ghost Forest

For Teachers K - 4th
Young scholars complete earth science worksheets and experiments in class. In this environmental awareness lesson, students identify the impact freshwater has on local plant life compared to saltwater. Young scholars utilize plastic...
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Timely Technologies

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explain how society influences the type of technology developed. In this science lesson, 2nd graders research about a topic they chose from the given list. They develop a creative presentation about it such as a play,...
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Grandad’s Magic Gadgets

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore language arts by reading a children's story in class. In this story analysis lesson, students read the book Grandad's Magic Gadgets and identify the settings, characters and plot. Students answer study questions about...
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No Whale of a Time

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars examine the negative effects of whaling. In this animal welfare lesson, students watch films about whaling and research facts about whales. Additionally, young scholars participate in a debate about whaling from different...
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Celebrating Earth Day

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars explore environmental safety by planting seeds outside their classroom. In this Earth Day instructional activity, students identify the different ways to recycle and conserve resources on Earth while facilitating recycling...
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Telling an Adult about Bullying is Not Tattling—2nd Grade

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders participate in a bullying role-playing activity. In this anti-bullying lesson, 2nd graders identify the key reasons people are bullied and what can be done to prevent future bullies. Students discuss telling an adult about...
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Investigating Suffering

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
Students research industrial farming and animal cruelty. For this food production lesson, students read assigned text and discuss the fact that most animals in the food industry are diseased, treated poorly, and not fit for consumption....
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Bugs

For Teachers K - 6th
Students explore the wonders of bugs. In this bug lesson, students examine various types of bugs. Students make crafts, sing songs, discuss nutrition, and investigate different types of insects.
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Picasso For Kids

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners explore art history by creating their own abstract artwork in class. In this Pablo Picasso lesson plan, students read a Picasso biography and identify the important works he created during his lifetime. Learners complete an...
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Lesson Plan for the Long I

For Teachers 2nd
Explore language arts by reading a children's story in class. In this letter I lesson, 2nd graders identify the different sounds the vowel I makes and discuss words which use the long I sound. Students read the book Diary of a Worm and...
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Literacy: Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars explore language arts by analyzing a children's book in class. In this vocabulary lesson, students read the book Slowly, Slowly, Slowly... by Eric Carle. Young scholars identify the characters, setting and plot of the...