STEM Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are greatly in demand in the modern work world. We can incorporate these fields of study into instructional units from preschool on and give our students the strong foundation they need.

End the Skills Gap!

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Spain: A Country Study

  A country study can begin with location. Find Spain on a world map. What continent includes Spain? Can students identify any of Spain’s neighboring countries? Note how close Spain is to Africa — this has been important in the history of Spain. While you’re thinking about Spain’s location, you… Continue reading

The Wizard of Oz Lesson PlansWizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, is a classic of children’s literature. In it, a young girl named Dorothy is carried by a cyclone to a magical land called Oz. Her house lands on and kills the Wicked Witch, and a couple of good witches help her… Continue reading

Fresh Plans Visits the Nelson Atkins Art Museum

The Nelson Atkins Museum is a beautiful art museum in Kansas City, Missouri. We had the opportunity to visit their Lunar New Year Celebration for the Year of the Dragon.  There was plenty of music and dancing, tasty food, and art exhibits. We enjoyed the sculpture. This lion was a… Continue reading

Trade Simulation Game

Here is a simulation game for learning about trade. It was designed with the Osage and their trade partners in mind, but you can adapt the cards to suit your local populations — or the Vikings and the Ostragoths, for that matter. Copy the trade cards below onto cardstock several times, enlarging… Continue reading

Taino Tales: The Secret of the Hummingbird Classroom Activities

Taino Tales: The Secret of the Hummingbird contains just one Taino Tale.   In the story, a Taino girl falls invoke with a Carib boy. The Taino and Carib, bit Caribbean indigenous peoples, were traditional rivals. Here’s background information on the two groups: What Became of the Taino? Taíno: Indigenous… Continue reading

FreshPlans Goes to the Maritime Museum

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