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Down at the Shore

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Duration: 50 Minutes
Date Posted: 5/21/2009

Field trips are great ways to learn about life on the water. In this activity, students will find and explore a local maritime area-a river, seashore, or another place related to the water, and share the experience with others.  The activity ...


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence Homepage

Grade Range: K-5
Resource Type(s): Worksheets, Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 1/5/2010

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of America's celebrated heroes for his use of nonviolent protest strategies during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. By using this OurStory module, children and adults can enjoy exploring history tog...


Drafting the Declaration: The Jefferson Desk and the Declaration of Independence

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Primary Source, Interactives & Media
Date Posted: 11/5/2009

This teacher resource challenges students to think about the Jefferson desk and the Declaration of Independence as objects that are valuable sources of historical information. It includes a preliminary activity...


Dress for the Ponce Carnival

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Date Posted: 6/10/2008

A vejigante is a person who dresses in costume to help celebrate Carnival in Ponce, Puerto Rico. In this activity, students will read about being a vejigante and then design their own Carnival costume. OurStory is a series of modules designed...


Duke Ellington and Jazz Homepage

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials
Duration: 82 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/22/2012

Children and adults can enjoy exploring the story behind one of America’s pioneers of jazz music, Duke Ellington, through children's literature, museum collections, and hands-on activities. Focused around Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince...


Dust Bowl Stories

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media
Date Posted: 8/31/2012

Discuss the story of the Dust Bowl through images from photographer Arthur Rothstein, through song with Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl ballads, and through text writings from President Roosevelt and farmer Caroline Henderson.  Then, challenge stud...


Escape from Barter Islands

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media
Duration: 25 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/31/2014

Although many children are already familiar with what money looks like and with how and when their families use money, it is important that they also understand how money itself works. The money we use, coins and currency, has very lit...


Exile: Cuba and the United States

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 100 Minutes
Date Posted: 7/7/2008

In this lesson plan, students will research the events of the Cuban revolution and their effect on U.S.-Cuban relations and U.S. foreign policy by utilizing Celia Cruz's personal experience. They will then prepare a story about the revolution as i...


Explore Pueblo Pots

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets, Primary Source
Date Posted: 6/10/2008

In this hands-on activity, students will learn the meaning of imagery on two Pueblo pots by examining images and reading short excerpts from Native American folklore. They will then design their own pots by creating symbols and will explain the me...


Explore Your Theater

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Duration: 30 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/8/2012

Field trips to a theater or dance studio are great ways to learn about performing arts in your neighborhood.  In this activity, students will use discussion prompts and extension activity ideas to make the most of their visit. This activity i...

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