1-5 day classes
We've divided these lesson plan suggestions into 3 sections:
The following categories were designed to be either covered in sequence, or stand alone. Following are links to lesson plan suggestions for a combined online and classroom curriculum. Some lesson plan elements are repeated in different modules, so depending on which modules you cover, your lesson plans may run less than the estimated number of days. Lesson plans are also designed for maximum flexibility. Activity times are flexible, and easily segmented even for a quick preparation for a one or two day substitute teacher who may have no background in the subject area. Although we recommend covering the days in a unit in sequence, the daily lessons can stand alone and be presented over time.
Every Lesson Plan module includes a writing component, suggested relevant books or videos, and provides current events or interesting facts to stimulate classroom discussion.
These lesson plan suggestions have been reviewed by elementary school educators and pass [NJ, NY, PA and CT] state curriculum standards for Science/Social Studies as labeled.
Online/Classroom Combination Lesson Plans
Click on the links and a separate page will open with a printable 1-5 day lesson plan.
The American Chestnut Foundation Student Art Project
Annually, The American Chestnut Foundation will exhibit the winners and runners-up American Chestnut Foundation Student Art project. These art pieces could be tree sculptures, drawings of the connections between trees and the environment, tree ornaments, essays or poems, posters, etc. ... Winners might also be featured on the website. The first place winner will receive the Charlie Chestnut Curriculum Kit.
To participate, contact The American Chestnut Foundation.