Lesson Plans and Resources

Imaginative Inquiry Lesson Plans

Fully scripted lesson plans using drama conventions within a Mantle of the Expert framework are available for purchase. Lesson plans include accompanying powerpoint slides, articles, worksheets, and morning work and homework assignments where applicable.

Lenape Unit (Grade 3)
  • Walum Olum: Lenape People Origins
  • Starting the Village
  • Housing
  • Family
  • Food (separate lessons):
    • Introduction
    • Gathering
    • Farming
    • Harvest Festival / Transportation
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
  • Clothing
  • Government
  • Trade with Other Tribes
  • The Encounter
New Amsterdam Unit (Grade 3)
  • The Merchant Comes Home (The Dutch West India Company)
  • Recruiting Settlers
  • The Family Dinner (Recruitment/Day 2)
  • The Voyage
  • First Landing
  • Peter Minuit
  • Men’s Work
  • Housing/Exterior (The Bucket Brigade)
  • Women’s Work
  • Patroons
  • Life at Rensselaerswyck (Patroons/Day 2)
  • Willem Kieft
  • Kieft’s War and Adriaen van der Donck
  • Peter Stuyvesant
  • The Flushing Remonstrance
  • The British Take Over
Native (New York) Bird Study (Kindergarten)
  • Introducing Imaginative Inquiry
  • Hook: Audubon’s Visit
  • Being an Ornithologist
  • Identifying Birds: Appearance
  • Body Parts and Behavior
  • Beaks and Food
  • Bird Flight
  • Identifying Birds: Bird Calls
  • Where Do Birds Sleep: Roosting
  • Bird Nests
  • Eggs and Young
  • Synthesis Project (Part I): Bird Advocacy
  • Synthesis Project (Part II): Saving Birds’ Habitats

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Other Resources

  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz