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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Exploring and Sharing Family Stories
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Seven 45-minute class sessions, plus time for interviews and writing|
East Palestine, Ohio
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 7
Students imagine they have been asked to participate in a museum exhibit, take photos/videos of a significant location, and write or record reflections. Students can also create an exhibit from something they have read.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 7
National Grandparents Day, first proposed in 1970, was officially proclaimed in 1978.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 28
Students interview a parent or another adult about the Challenger and hypothesize about differences. Students can also write about the Columbia disaster in 2003.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  November 1
Parents, grandparents, and other family members are invited to the classroom for a family-school reading day.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  August 11
Students explore their own roots by interviewing family members and use their family history to write a fictional account of their roots.
Grades K – 5 | Podcast Episode
Explore books that celebrate relationships with grandmothers and learn how even across different cultures a grandmother's love is the same.