Tag: city and town life

Up In The Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses Lesson Activity

Summary Have you ever built a treehouse? Where did you build it? I bet it was in your backyard. Imagine building a treehouse in a public park. How would you accomplish that without anyone noticing? Especially when the park is in a busy city… Continue Reading “Up In The Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses Lesson Activity”

Daniel’s Good Day Lesson Activity

Daniel’s Good Day Summary What makes a good day for you? This is the question Daniel asks neighbors in Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer. Everyone has a different answer, depending on what they are doing at the moment. A bus driver has a… Continue Reading “Daniel’s Good Day Lesson Activity”

Outside My Window by Linda Ashman

Learners make global connections by comparing and contrasting views from around the world.

Islandborn Lesson Activity

Islandborn Summary How do we keep our family history alive? In this insightful and poignant book, Junot Diaz examines just how we keep our stories alive. ┬áIn an age when immigration is a debate in our nation and tops the headlines each day, we… Continue Reading “Islandborn Lesson Activity”

Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs

Walking in the City with Jane Summary When was the last time you paid attention to the activities in your town? What did you notice? What did you appreciate? Jane Jacobs, an author and an activist, was fascinated by the intricacies of city life.… Continue Reading “Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs”

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