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Students examine the history of horse racing. They discuss their experiences with horse racing, and conduct Internet research. Students select a topic related to the history of horse racing, write and present a report, and read and summarize a Dick Francis horse racing mystery.
Fourth graders analyze colonial rule and policies with regard to the causes of the American Revolution. In this Colonial America simulation lesson, 4th graders role play in an Independence Game, reacting to a variety of "events" that happen. Students respond in an events journal about their role and record their thoughts, feelings, and decisions in each situation.
High schoolers examine the role of the 'Salon'. In this historic communications lesson plan, students role play and use discussion to enhance their understanding of the role the Salon played in 18th century Europe. High schoolers will divide into groups, engage in philosophical and scientific discussion, then re-group to engage in discourse with other small groups.
Students travel in groups to various stations to discover the history of the Jewish community. At each station, they read primary source documents about the history of their community and research their own family history. They mix groups at the end of the lesson to share what they have gathered from the stations.
Here is an interesting topic. Learners examine the economics that led to the founding of the First Bank of America. They participate in a reader's theater experience depicting the debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson over the beginnings of the first Bank of the United States. They read primary source documents and the booklet, "The First Bank of the United States." A fun way to introduce banking and US Economics.
Students explore U.S. history by participating in a government activity. In this Constitution instructional activity, 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.