Thematic Teacher

Literacy through Art, Science, & Social Studies


Mayflower:  Display Cards, Mural, Posters

Unit Support Materials

Although this research center is designed for grades 4-8, the Display Cards, Mural,                and Posters will be helpful additions to the primary classroom.  

Savanna Safari  

Classroom Museum

Turn a corner of your classroom into a mini museum where students can explore life on the African savanna.

Art of the Pennsylvania Dutch

ELA/MATH/ ART Thematic Unit

Students explore the genre of Pennsylvania Dutch folk artists through language arts, math, and art studies.

Plant Press

Science Tool

Science centers are a wonderful way to foster student interest and curiosity.  Collect materials and solicit help from your students' parents to create a classroom plant press, or two, that will last a lifetime.  They are made of pine shelving, bolts, washers, wing nuts, and cardboard.  It's a project a lot of dads like to do, who can't normally help in the room.

May Day Flowers

An integrated thematic unit

This set of materials is an integrated Language Arts thematic unit which gives your students the opportunity to learn more about the origins of May Day celebrations, and the function of flowers.

The Golden Rule

Lesson plan & materials

The Golden Rule, "Treat others as you want them to treat you," has been a standard of behavior in societies around the world for thousands of years.  This set of lesson plans and materials will help your students identify and practice this important attitude.

Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas Stockings

Cut & paste art activity

The German settlers in Pennsylvania were the first Europeans in the early American colonies to develop their own style of art.  Students will read about the people, study their art style, and create a piece of art, using a stencil, that communicates a message.

Natural Resources of Colonial America

Classroom Center

Explore the natural resources used by the early American colonists on the East Coast of North America with these fun games and activities.

Rainforest

Classroom Museum

Build a rainforest right in your own classroom, and let your students explore the plants and animals found in these amazing wonders of nature!

Rainforest

Classroom Setup Materials

Rainforests are the richest areas of life on our planet.  Use these colorful, realistic materials to bring a little rainforest right into your own classroom!

Primary:  Grades 2-3

Thematic materials with reading support for beginning readers

Bird Nest Exploration

An integrated Thematic Unit

This Literacy Through Science unit provides materials along with lesson plans that will get your students into their hunting hats and off on a discovery adventure!