The Five (or Seven) Chinese Brothers Lesson Plans

  The Five Chinese Brothers was written by Claire Huchet Bishop in 1938. While it is generally described as a Chinese folktale, I haven’t found any earlier collections of it. The story begins, “Once upon a time, there were five Chinese brothers, and they all looked exactly alike.” Each brother… Continue reading

Cookie Geography

Making cookies shaped like your state is an easy, multisensory geography lesson. You can use paper or whole wheat bread instead of cookies, but we find that people remember the lesson better with gingerbread. Start with a state-shaped cookie cutter. Have students use it to cut out cookie dough or… Continue reading