Elementary School Lesson Plans


 

Elementary school teachers and educators can choose from a variety of lesson plans that have been specifically designed for College Day. Our website also provides supporting materials including handouts, posters, games, and other resources to help students get excited about college.

Each elementary school's College Day Lead should be on the lookout for the College Day Kit, which all Santa Clara County schools will receive in September. It includes College Day Posters for every classroom and other giveaways to encourage students to participate in College Day.

 

CHOOSE YOUR LESSON PLAN

NEW! Lesson Plans from Center for Educational Partnerships

 

These lesson plans are part of the Fast Forward to College curriculum. To see the entire set of lesson plans for elementary school students and get more information, click here.

  • K-2nd Grade: Why College?
    Students will learn and discuss the benefits of higher education through an interactive activity. They will play a game, Why College, to learn about the benefits of college.
    Time: 30 minutes
  • 3rd-5th Grade: Communities I Belong to
    Students will identify the different communities they belong to (support systems) and how those communities support them to be successful.
    Time: 30 minutes
  • "Fast Forward to College" Coloring Book (PDF Format, 13.9 MB)
    Perfect for elementary school students! This coloring and activity book is filled with fun coloring sheets, mazes, and puzzles that get students thinking about college. 


General Interest Lesson Plan

  • K-5th Grade: My Educational Journey
    Students will discuss their own educational journey and what it might look like in the future. They will use art supplies to draw their own educational road map to college.
    Time: 20 minutes

 

WHAT'S NEXT?

Check out a list of more activities to boost your lesson plan

Print College Day handouts that students can take home

Find conversation starters like "The ABCs of Going to College"

Make an Education Journey poster

Get ideas for fun College Day games

Print bookmarks or labels as a College Day reminder

View a list of additional resource websites

See College Day videos

 

 

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