Students will illustrate how the use, conservation or depletion of natural resources affects an area. They will also show how people "return to nature" hoping to find inspiration that will help them cope with the stresses of their everyday lives.
In this lesson, students will learn about the role of water in ceremonies an celebrations around the world, as well as about the role water plays in the daily lives of those living in Lesotho.
Students will attempt to build a sod house by making choices regarding the construction of their house. Too many wrong answers and the house will collapse! This engaging and lighthearted activity will help students understand the challenges settlers faced while trying to survive on the open prairie.
Higher-level students will answer questions on a cube to show that they understand how people adapt to, change, and protect the environment to meet their needs. Students should be allowed to view the cube and research any unknown information before “cubing” with a group of higher-level students. Students will then have a high level discussion together. Each student will take turns rolling the cube and answering the question that comes up. This lesson was developed by NCDPI as part of the Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Instructional Resources Project. This lesson plan has been vetted at the state level for standards alignment, AIG focus, and content accuracy.
Students can learn about the Fur Trade surrounding Fort Union in Montana during the 19th Century. They will learn about the economic impact and the relations between the whites and the Native Americans.
This lesson begins by following up to the previous lesson in which students were instructed to politely refuse one single-use item. Students will observe how one community in South America makes something wonderful from trash. Students will learn the importance of reducing their trash by actively participating in a trash-sorting activity, and demonstrate the ability to reuse trash by making a "trash to treasure" product. This lesson was developed by Lee Ann Smith as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.
This lesson introduces students to ideas on how they can make the world a more beautiful place. Students will discuss trash vs. recycling, decomposition rates of various items, and how to refuse and choose alternatives to single-use items. This lesson was developed by Lee Ann Smith as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.
This lesson will address the physical and human characteristics of the local community. Students will build geographic vocabulary as well as use map skills.
In this lesson, students review the types of communities, examine physical and human characteristics of place, and compare the characteristics of communities.
Students explore the characteristics of the physical environment of communities, including their own community, in order to describe and explain variations in the physical environment, including climate, landforms, natural resources, and natural hazards. They also explore these characteristics to identify and compare how people in different communities adapt to the physical environment in which they live. Students also look at excerpts from the journals of Christopher Columbus, whose journeys “opened”the New World to further exploration and settlement, to see how he described the physical environment of the islands where he landed.
In this lesson, students practice using map elements to study location, distance, and directions and create maps of the local community, comparing differences in human characteristics in rural and urban communities.
Students will investigate patterns in immigration through data
tables and data maps. They can also develop their own graphs to view the information in
This video series is broken up into two-part mini programs which each include a short video history lesson followed by a second video with a craft activity. These videos are designed to be viewed together to learn about history of Vance Birthplace State Historic Site in the mountains of North Carolina and life in the 1800s.
Children and adults can enjoy exploring lighthouses and the maritime history of the United States together through children's literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities
In this lesson, students learn what forests were like before European settlement and discover how Native Americans altered forests to provide their basic needs. To accomplish this, students read a journal of an explorer, note specific details, and draw an illustration.