Teacher Review For Zinn Education Project

Very detailed lesson plans for social studies topics

Erin W.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades Pre-K, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
This website is a resource for teachers, not an interactive resource for students. It offers very in depth lesson plans to teach social studies curriculum. While the lesson plans are long (one I tested was 23 pages!!), they are very detailed and thoughtful. They offer a way for students to step into history and engage and it complements social studies curriculum like mine which relies on older textbooks.
My Take
Great lesson plans to complement social studies curriculum, such as: role playing the writing of the constitution, an art contest which uses primary sources to examine slavery, and an activity where students create a walking tour of slavery in their town/city. This is a great way to engage students in history!