Thematic Teacher

Literacy through Art, Science, & Social Studies


The Mayflower:  A Classroom Research Center

Classroom Center

Students learn what it's like to be a historian as they use primary and secondary sources to research the life of a Mayflower traveler

Historical Flags of the United States

Ela thematic unit

Students read, examine, evaluate, and research information using research and task cards, worksheets, and activities as they discover historical flags of the US.

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.

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!

Plants

Ancient Rock Art

An integrated THematic Unit

Students read and write in the travel genre, as they learn about the beautiful paintings and carvings, made by aboriginal people, all around the world.

Science

Animals

Art

Golden Rule

mini Thematic unit

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.

Loch Ness Monster

An integrated thematic unit

If you're looking for something to fire up the troops, send your students on a scientific expedition to Loch Ness, virtually, of course, with this integrated, thematic unit about the mysterious Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.

Themes by Subject

Thematic materials through art, science, and social studies content

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.

Natural Resources

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.

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.

Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas Stockings

Cut & Paste 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.

Colonial America

Character

Social Studies

Biomes & Habitats

Ancient Rock Art

Classroom museum

set up a classroom mini museum, complete with artifact replicas, where students can practice rock carvings, and design their own cave painting images.

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!

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!

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.