Mapping out a family tree can be a great opportunity for younger children to learn more about “where they come from.” Often, seeing their immediate family drawn out on paper will help them to remember relatives better and understand those relationships of how those relatives are, well, related!
Students bring a famous person to life in a classroom presentation complete with a speech, costume and props.
If you have the responsibility of teaching about Columbus, you need to be aware there’s more to the story than three ships and 1492. If your picture of Columbus is still the noble explorer, nothing will take the wind out of your sails like the article from Reuters describing the mock trial by Honduran Indians, charging Columbus with genocide and robbery.
A list of ideas for incorporating fairy tales and their characters into just about any subject.
As you travel down the Mississippi River from north to south, how many of the following items can you collect?
Students view local television news programs with their parents to analyze content and discuss current issues. Ask students to write with their parents comments on their discussion to be later shared in class.
It used to be that knowing the time zones for your country was enough. But now, with the Internet and e-mail, we find ourselves wondering what time it is in Australia and other parts of the world.
Have your class do their own “Twelve Days of Christmas” by reading about another part of the world in the newspaper or magazines, and brainstorming Christmas gifts they would like to give to those people.
Have students interview their parents about certain historical events, taking notes about where they were and what they remember, to share later with the class.
Focusing on the Cumberland Gap, Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, and Chisholm Trail, students will incorporate research, creative writing and design skills.
As part of an Egyptian unit or Hieroglyphic study, have students create their own drawings to convey meaning.