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Students research the live of cowboys in 18th Century America. In this cattle drive lesson, students locate a variety of online resources and take notes. Students compile notes and write a brief report.
Students explore U.S. history by participating in a government activity. In this Constitution lesson, students identify the role government plays in our society and the differences the British colonies had in the early 18th century. Students read assigned text which describes the historical event and complete worksheets and study questions.
Eighth graders watch electronic field trip entitled Call to Arms, and simulate daily life of eighteenth-century soldier, including marching, camp building, cannon firing, and sharing common meal. Student groups form regiments by signing muster book and taking oath.
Students research and present their findings of the Native American's forced removal in the 19th century. In this Native American lesson plan, students read passages, write and reflect, and look on the internet for evidence of the Native American's forced removal.
In this music worksheet, students read an excerpt about the classical sonata and how it is defined. They also respond to seven questions based on what they read in the excerpt about sonata.
Students explore Jackie Robinson's career. In this 20th century American history instructional activity, students complete the provided analysis questions based on the provided primary documents about Jackie Robinson. Students discuss Jackie' Robinson's perseverance and his accomplishments.
Students examine a painting by Frans Snyders and use Internet research to classify the animals portrayed in the painting according to genus and species.
For this math information worksheet, students read one page factual accounts of the early math inventions of the abacus, the calculator and early computers. There are 40 questions to answer about the reading.
Students list qualities they believe made George Washington an effective military leader. They discuss some difficulties Washington faced as Commander-in-Chief and describe his response to the Newburgh Conspiracy.
Students examine life in Babylonia during the time of King Hammurabi. They read and discuss excerpts of the Code of Hammurabi, participate in a simulation of advisors to the king, complete an online interactive activity, answer discussion questions, and write a five-paragraph essay.
Learners examine several letters to the editor from both a local newspaper and national newspapers. After reviewing current letters, they write a letter to the editor of an 18th-century newspaper expressing their opinion about the American Revolution. Letters are exchanged with classmates for peer review before turning in a final draft.
Have your class create their own art exhibit. Learners study the exchange of artwork between the Louvre in Paris and two American art museums, and create an introductory exhibit featuring European and American art from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Before embarking on this lesson, check the materials list to make sure you are prepared.
Bring the Age of Exploration into the 21st century with this ancestry activity! Learners get a chance to explore the complex genealogy of the Spanish settlers through watching two video clips (approximately five minutes each) featuring famous modern descendants of the colonists over 300 years later. Viewing guides are included here along with answer keys. Be sure to click on "Lesson Activities" at the bottom of the page for a detailed description of discussion topics and procedures. There are three excellent homework ideas to help learners synthesize the material.
Students participate in different activities examining Benjamin Franklin and his activities. They work together in groups and as a class to research his inventions and his self-improvement plans.
Students consider the development of dance across cultures. In this dance genre lesson, students study the history of Russia and the Mongol Tatars. Students research how classical ballet made its way to Russia and create collaborative projects to share their findings.
Students investigate the business of shoes in the 18th century. In this occupations lesson, students investigate New England in the 18th and 19th century and the shoe business that many women found themselves working in. Students discover the materials and patterns used to create footwear and write a letter to a deceased shoe maker from the past.
Young scholars research the impact of European voyages of discovery and colonial influence on different aspects of American culture. They access a number of online sources and reference maps to trace the influences of England, France, Holland, Spain, Russia (among others) on the United States.
Students explore the concept of myths conveyed through art. In this art history lesson plan, students examine "Three Goddesses" and discuss the state of the world at the time that Nollekens created the sculptures as they analyze the pieces.
Young scholars compare anti-immigration movements in United States history. In this immigration lesson, students participate in classroom activities that require them to analyze music, images, and videos that reveal the immigration debates of the 18th and 20th centuries.
Students research and discuss the origins of the American colonies and explore how colonists were still influenced by English culture. As a follow-up project, students produce a portrait of an individual.