Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans and Teaching Strategies

The Teacher’s Guide http://www.theteachersguide.com/Civilwarlessons.html
Includes Civil War lesson plan for the upper elementary level and links to other lesson
plan sites.

Pro Teacher! http://www.proteacher.com/090053.shtml
Includes Civil War lessons for grades K–6 including Harriet Tubman, Abraham
Lincoln, and slavery.

Scholastic http://www.scholastic.com
Teacher lesson plans and classroom activities are provided here.

ERIC Clearinghouse http://www.cal.org/resources/archive/eric/index.html
Offers lesson plans in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually
representing as well as grammar, spelling, and handwriting.

Web English Teacher http://www.webenglishteacher.com
This site provides a variety of lesson plans and activities for teaching grammar and
writing, especially for middle school teachers.

Ohio Center for Science, Math, and Reading
Gives a description of how to develop reader’s theatre in middle school social studies.

“HotChalk: Social Studies Lesson Plans.” http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SS.htm
• Offers a variety of social studies lesson plans, K–8.

First Activities for Teaching
Geography’s Five Themes www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson071.shtml

This site contains ideas for teaching the geography themes of location, place,

human/environment interaction, movement, and region.

Discovery School’s A–Z Geography


Find information about regions, countries, and cities around the world. This is a good

source if you have a lesser known topic you want to explore.

Geography for Fifty States http://www.elcivics.com/state-lessons/fifty-states-civics.html

Photo tours of all fifty states and their major landmarks. Very helpful for new arrivals

to your state as well as ELLs.

Lesson Plan Library http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/geog.html

This superb site from Discovery.com contains a number of lesson plans about many

places around the globe.

Helping Your Child Learn Geography www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Geography/

This site helps teachers teach the principles of geography.