Welcome to Teacher Resources by subject category! Below you will find three general areas of study under which are a selection of lesson plans with concepts and topics that relate to the general area of study. We hope these lessons will lend creativity and connection to your classroom.
California has a rich and ever-changing history. The people in these lesson plans challenge our ideas about what it means to be Californian: reflecting and contributing to our state and national identity. There are immigrants, nurses and even a surf board crafter. While the plans are adaptable, an emphasis on writing and history standards helps students make connections with their state’s history.
The natural world is one of our greatest teachers. The individuals in these lesson plans are all curious and invested in their curiosity in different ways. You’ll see what a fisherman can teach you about sustainability and hear from several professors about the land and ideas they love. While the plans are adaptable, you’ll find an emphasis on writing, reading, speaking and listening helps students apply technical knowledge to everyday life indoors and outdoors.
History is made of stories we tell ourselves about those who came before us and those who live around us. The lessons and discussion guides in this category explore ideas, which ask not only what, but also why and how. Enjoy exploring the richness and complexity of these individual’s stories. While the lesson plans are adaptable you’ll find a variety of reading, writing, speaking and history standards are touched on.