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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Connecting Past and Present: A Local Research Project
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Nine 50-minute sessions|
Grades 6 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
This lesson invites students to create a “Driver’s License” for characters that have made a contribution to western expansion in the United States.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
By conducting interviews, sharing and assessing data, and writing papers based on their authentic research, students reach their own conclusions on the meaning of the American Dream.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 27
Students use the Timeline Tool and Drama Map to create a decade-by-decade record and play of their community's history.
Grades 1 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  August 10
After exploring an exhibit online, students use the information they learned to write "A Day in the Life" narratives that tell about a person, animal, or object they saw in the exhibit.
Grades K – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Student engagement with community becomes the centerpiece of the book, an engagement that takes place across disciplines through projects involving history, environment, culture, and much more.