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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Not Your Usual History Lesson: Writing Historical Markers
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
The old cliche, "A picture is worth a thousand words" is put to the test when students write their own narrative interpretations of events shown in an image.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students use their communication and writing skills as they interview a partner, write an article about them, and create a multimodal presentation to introduce their partner to the class.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  August 15
Students access the National Park Service website and look at the webpage "The Last Spikes." Students explore different accounts of what happened as the railroad neared completion and discuss the nature of ceremonies.
Grades 7 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Through teacher-friendly language and classroom examples, Deborah Dean takes a close look at effective, research-based practices for writing instruction.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 3 – 8 | Activity & Project
After reading about historical figures and other important people that have changed the world, children choose someone that they consider to be “amazing”—either someone they’ve heard about or someone they know—and create a book page that highlights this person.
Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project
Invite children and teens to create a travel brochure to share information about a special place with others.