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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
4th grade
Math
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Voting Rights: Women's Suffrage Movement
Voting Rights: Women's Suffrage Movement
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Voting Rights: Women's Suffrage Movement
Use this civics lesson, which explores the suffrage movement for women, to teach your students about the importance of voting rights for all citizens.
4th grade
Math
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Law of the Land
Law of the Land
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Law of the Land
In this lesson, your students will use their imaginations to picture why all communities need laws. Help them brainstorm the important role that laws and rules play in a variety of communities through these engaging activities.
2nd grade
Math
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Going on a Feelings Hunt
Going on a Feelings Hunt
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Going on a Feelings Hunt
Everyone has feelings! In this lesson, students explore different feelings by recognizing them on faces. As they look through books, students will find pictures that show a variety of expressions.
Preschool
Math
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Exploring Systems with a Classroom Systems Hunt
Exploring Systems with a Classroom Systems Hunt
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Exploring Systems with a Classroom Systems Hunt
Teach your students to recognize systems in the world around them by identifying systems that exist in their classroom.
Kindergarten
Math
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Understand African American Spirituals
Understand African American Spirituals
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Understand African American Spirituals
Spirituals have a long history in the United States, and often serve to strengthen and motivate people. Students will compare three types of spirituals from different time periods and share their understanding with their peers.
4th grade
Math
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Reading Faces
Reading Faces
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Reading Faces
The first step to helping students develop empathy is teaching them about feelings. In this lesson, students learn what feelings look like by crafting their own emotional faces.
Preschool
Math
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Bald Eagle: The USA's National Bird
Bald Eagle: The USA's National Bird
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Bald Eagle: The USA's National Bird
Your students will love learning about America's national bird as they watch a video, listen to a story, and play a fun game! Get your students excited to learn social studies with this lesson.
Kindergarten
Math
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The New England Colonies: Economy
The New England Colonies: Economy
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The New England Colonies: Economy
Use this lesson to teach your students how people survived in the New England colonies when they were first created.
5th grade
Math
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Transitioning to Intermediate Directions
Transitioning to Intermediate Directions
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Transitioning to Intermediate Directions
This lesson will introduce students to intermediate map directions northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast. It also offers practice writing functional texts using transitional words as well as both cardinal and intermediate directions.
3rd grade
Math
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
In this lesson, Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech, students will be able to understand the allusion Martin Luther King, Jr. makes to the song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Have students discuss allusions in this speech.
4th grade
Math
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Division of Labor: Good or Bad?
Division of Labor: Good or Bad?
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Division of Labor: Good or Bad?
In this cooperative economics activity, students learn about the division of labor in a real way. Students will be able to see first hand the advantages and disadvantages of the division of labor.
4th grade
Math
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Build a Bug!
Build a Bug!
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Build a Bug!
In this hands on activity students will explore the advantages and disadvantages of specialization and interdependence through their creation of paper bugs.
2nd grade
Math
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Do First Grade Opinions Matter?
Do First Grade Opinions Matter?
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Do First Grade Opinions Matter?
Do your students respect their peers' opinions? This lesson teaches first graders that their opinions matter by encouraging them to write out opinions and back them up with reasons.
1st grade
Math
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Superhero Citizens
Superhero Citizens
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Superhero Citizens
It’s not a bird! It’s not a plane! It’s a Super Citizen! In this superhero lesson on citizenship, students will learn about the concepts of good citizenship while simultaneously getting a lesson on positive behavior!
1st grade
Math
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Who Is Mae Jemison?
Who Is Mae Jemison?
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Who Is Mae Jemison?
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use the Who Is Mae Jemison? lesson plan to get to know this prominent scientist and entrepreneur. Students will read about Mae and then answer questions about her.
2nd grade
Math
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Learning About Black Visionaries
Learning About Black Visionaries
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Learning About Black Visionaries
Use this lesson plan as an introductory activity to kick-off a short, project-based learning unit where students will research black visionaries and share what they learned.
1st grade
Math
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Ask Me How
Ask Me How
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Ask Me How
How? In this lesson, your students will become familiar with using this question word to investigate how things work.
1st grade
Math
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Make a Model of Your Community
Make a Model of Your Community
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Make a Model of Your Community
Your students will be mesmerized with models after this engaging and hands on lesson that gets students up and moving as they explore their community!
1st grade
Math
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Lost in Native American Lore
Lost in Native American Lore
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Lost in Native American Lore
Explore a Native American legend with your students to discover the ways of life and beliefs of the Algonquin people.
5th grade
Math
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Learning About Maria Tallchief
Learning About Maria Tallchief
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Learning About Maria Tallchief
This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about America's prima ballerina, Maria Tallchief.
1st grade
Math
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Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
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Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
This lesson plan teaches kids about W.E.B. Du Bois through video and a short informational text. Students will compare/contrast their findings and create a poster in small groups showing what they learned.
2nd grade
Math
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Pop-Up Communities
Pop-Up Communities
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Pop-Up Communities
From teachers to farmers, many people and things together comprise a community. In this social studies lesson, students will identify and illustrate their dream community by making a pop-up card.
2nd grade
Math
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Career Math
Career Math
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Career Math
Help your students make the connection between what they're learning in school and how adults use math in everyday life with this art lesson. Students will sharpen their critical thinking skills and share their ideas for the future.
1st grade
Math
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Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
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Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Rad (awesome, brave, radical, cool) women have been around since the beginning of time, but so often their stories are overlooked. Take your students on a journey through history with this lesson that uses the book *Rad Women Worldwide* by Kate Schatz. The lesson exposes students to the stories of 40 rad women from around the world and throughout various time periods, who challenged and changed the world. Students will read the profiles of a few of the women before analyzing their journeys and accomplishments using graphic organizers.
Math
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Social Studies Lesson Plans

History helps define the present and dictates what may happen in the future. The below social studies lesson plans will use history and common everyday examples to prepare young children into becoming responsible and active members of society. Kickstart your students' growth while learning about the past and present with education.com's social studies lesson plans!