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Word Clouds/Wordles
Students will evaluate text in a unique way by creating “word clouds” or “wordles” using primary source documents, the internet, and the free website www.wordle.net. read more »
Public vs. Private
Students analyze real life examples of public and private services within their neighborhood and school community. read more »
Bully Beware
Students will apply what they have learned about power and authority while considering the issue of bullying. read more »
Responsible Citizens
This lesson introduces young students to the concept of responsibility and citizenship. read more »
What are the Costs and Benefits of Responsibility?
Students will use the story A Pocket for Corduroy, by Don Freeman, to examine the costs and benefits of responsibility. read more »
The Story of Ruby Bridges
Students will explore how the actions of Ruby Bridges and her family shaped the history of the United States, examine how the United States Constitution protects individual rights to equality under the law, and consider how the book emphasizes the concepts of civic virtue and common good. read more »
Letting the Swift River Go
This lesson is designed to integrate the concepts of civic education across curricula using Jane Yolen’s book Letting Swift River Go. read more »
George and George: Exploring Two Sides of the American Revolution
This is a five day mini-unit, which uses the book George vs. George: The Revolutionary War as Seen by Both Sides, by Rosalyn Schanzer. read more »
Prediction Chart
Students make predictions about the content they are about to read. As they read, they revise their predictions. read more »
Vocabulary Chart
Students use a chart to make predictions about what words mean, keep a record of the vocabulary words they learn. read more »
Map With a Purpose
The map with a purpose guides students to think about a lesson's purpose, preview the lesson, activate prior knowledge, take notes, and write questions that remain. read more »