When visiting the recommended website in this lesson, students learn about the Underground Railroad and “walk in the shoes” of an escaping slave. Using the picture book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, students create a problems/solutions/events chart to help them understand the relationships between Clara’s problems and how she solves them. Similar to Clara’s […]
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Escaping Slavery: Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
The 10-Step Engineering Design Solution Process
Students will learn the ten steps of the engineering design process. Through video clips, quick-writes and think-pair-share activities, the students will become engaged with the concept and value of engineering design.
Identifying evidence from the text
In this classroom clip, Albuquerque teacher Clara Gonzales-Espinoza explains to two students how to find and use evidence from the text while reading a picture-book version of Cinderella.
Can Animals Think?
Haiku and Imagery: Making Emotionally Evocative Pictures With Words (ELA)
Photography is an art form that uses the familiar mechanical device known the world-over as the camera to capture an image. Many of you probably have one in your pocket right now. But did you know you can create a picture with words? When you look at a physical photograph, you transfer the image from […]
What is Social Justice? (ELA)
Are your students community contributers? Get them involved! In this lesson, students view two to three short videos that relate to social justice. After comparing the videos they will draw inferences in order to understand the meaning of social justice. Next they will define Social Justice in their own words according to their understanding of […]