Learn how to create bulletin boards that will energize and motivate your students. Here you will find a collection of great bulletin board ideas that might transform your thinking and enable you to uncover strategies for using one or more of the ideas as an effective teaching tool.
Is unconditional love real? How can it be identified? These reading activities for Where the Red Fern Grows will inform, surprise and delight your students as to the various ways this emotion can reveal itself.
What does it mean to be a F-child (foster child)? Disappointment can become the norm. In this lesson plan on The Lost Boy, learn how Dave Pelzer coped and persevered as a foster child and how he navigated through a maze of social workers, psychiatrists, lawyers, and foster care parents.
Staying power and the unwillingness to give up are character traits that come in handy at various points in our lives. Lesson activities for A Child Called It can be an eye opener for your students. Inner strength and courage, as they will discover, are not innate traits. They are learned over time.
Want to bring textbooks and abstract theories to life? Field trips are amazing learning opportunities and students love them! They’ll be having so much fun they won’t even realize how much they’re learning.
Integrity, morality and honesty are character traits examined by John Steinbeck in his novel, The Winter of Our Discontent. Your students will learn through systematic analyzation and discussion how the author used these principles to illustrate an aspect of human behavior.
Bored with the same old approach to biographies? Then, Ben and Me, will surely be a refreshing change. Using anthropomorphism as a literary device, Benjamin Franklin’s life, as told by his mouse friend, Amos, is hilarious. In this Ben and Me literature unit various core learning areas are explored.
Create an “aha” moment with your students with this Middle Ages crop rotation lesson plan. Help them understand why it was done, how it was done, and why it is relevant to today’s farming methods.
Your students will be amazed when these extension elementary activities for George Washington are introduced. Unlike the mystery of Mona Lisa’s smile, they’ll learn what’s behind the serious look on George Washington’s face.