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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
Lesson Plan
Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Thanksgiving Writing Worksheet
Thanksgiving Writing Worksheet
Worksheet
Thanksgiving Writing Worksheet
Kids imagine what they would do if a scarecrow showed up for Thanksgiving dinner in this creative writing exercise.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Superhero Research Project
Superhero Research Project
Activity
Superhero Research Project
In this activity, your students will research a favorite superhero and discuss which of their powers are real and not real. Your students will be able to complete a simple research chart and graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Holidays Around the World
Holidays Around the World
Lesson Plan
Holidays Around the World
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to learn about winter holidays that are celebrated all over the world. Learners will utilize a graphic organizer to guide their research of their chosen or assigned holiday. Then, they will share what they learned with their peers. Your students will hone their research skills by using the internet, books, or other available research materials, and they will practice their speaking and listening skills when they share the interesting facts and details they found. Designed for a second through fifth grade reading and writing curriculum, your learners will enjoy learning about some of the many holidays that are celebrated around the world.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
Lesson Plan
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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
Lesson Plan
Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
In this lesson plan, students learn about Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist who advocated for a girls' rights to an education.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Lesson Plan
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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Voting Rights: Women's Suffrage Movement
Voting Rights: Women's Suffrage Movement
Lesson Plan
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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Bio Poem Template
Bio Poem Template
Worksheet
Bio Poem Template
In this worksheet, children read an example of a bio poem for jazz musician Thelonious Monk, then use the prompt to create a bio poem for a person of their choosing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Worksheet
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
In this worksheet, children read the story of Parks' act of passive resistance, then follow a series of thoughtful prompts to reflect on why the boycott was successful, as well as why it inspired the support of so many people around the United States.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
Activity
A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
Children take inspiration from Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to write their own blog listicle on a topic of their choosing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Resolution Tree
Resolution Tree
Worksheet
Resolution Tree
It's never too early to make a resolution! Celebrate the autumn season by creating a lovely tree full of healthy goals and resolutions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
“I Have a Dream" Speech and "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" Song
“I Have a Dream" Speech and "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" Song
Worksheet
“I Have a Dream" Speech and "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" Song
Children are introduced to two beautiful examples of the power of words in this “I Have a Dream" Speech and "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" Song worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Winter Writing Prompt
Winter Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Winter Writing Prompt
Do Christmas angels play hockey? Use your imagination to elaborate on this wacky winter scene!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Super Story Retelling
Super Story Retelling
Worksheet
Super Story Retelling
Story retelling is a wonderful exercise in comprehension and vocabulary use.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Musicians
Who Am I? African American Musicians
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Musicians
This fun worksheet will expose your learners to important musicians in the African American community.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lesson Plan
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Use this lesson to teach your students about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy he left behind. With a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life, students will show understanding by organizing information on a graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
A Biography of Mae Jemison
A Biography of Mae Jemison
Lesson Plan
A Biography of Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use this lesson plan to help your students get to know this prominent scientist, and determine what makes her an influencial person.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
Worksheet
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
In Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far), third and fourth graders reference a timeline of Sotomayor's life to answer questions about her life.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
African American Poets
African American Poets
Lesson Plan
African American Poets
Students will use a combination of graphic organizers in this lesson plan to learn about famous African American poets and their poetry. They will work in groups to research a famous poet, and choose one of their poems to analyze. Then, they'll share their findings with the class.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Lesson Plan
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Use this lesson to teach your students about the lives of 10 important leaders during the suffrage movement. Children will read a picture book that highlights 10 leaders who strove to win the right to vote for American women. Children will then work in groups to research and learn more about these inspiring women who dreamed big and never gave up. Finally, students will share their findings with the rest of the class.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Frozen in Time...
Frozen in Time...
Worksheet
Frozen in Time...
What if you woke up on Christmas morning and time had stopped! What would happen next?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Snowflake Writing
Snowflake Writing
Worksheet
Snowflake Writing
Imagine you spent a day in the life of a snowflake. What winter wonders would you see? Have some fun with this creative writing prompt.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Civil Rights Activists
Who Am I? African American Civil Rights Activists
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Civil Rights Activists
This fun worksheet will expose your learners to important historical figures who were activists during the civil rights movement.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Lesson Plan
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an influential black man in U.S. history. In this lesson, the historical context is set for students so that they can conduct their own research on Frederick Douglass, using a graphic organizer and multiple sources, before writing an informational essay on him. Ideal for fourth and fifth grade students, this lesson plan not only gives students practice in research and essay-writing skills, it also has them exploring a fascinating part of our country's history.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan