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Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, 2005, #1
Get your historians some practice before the big test day! In this United States history and government standardized practice test, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 2 essay prompts, and 12 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
The Civil Rights Era (1865–1970)
In this online interactive history learning exercise, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about the American Civil Rights Movement.
20th Century Civil Disobedience
Students write from varying perspectives in the American South about the civil rights movements in the 1950s. In this civics lesson, students view video clips and take notes. Students discuss the film and listen to a lecture on non-violent protests. Students work in groups to answer discussion questions and historic problems.
The Land and Other Books: Mildred Taylor
Students read summaries of the books written by the author Mildred Taylor. In this summaries lesson plan, students read the summaries of 6 books and answer discussion questions about them after they read them.
Building a Straw Power Tower
Students build a support tower. In this physics lesson, students construct a tower using plastic straws and paper clips in groups. The groups test the strength of their tower by seeing how many pennies it can hold and evaluating different variables to see if they can make it sturdier.
Young Pilot has an Uplifting Story
Eighth graders read an article and answer some discussion questions. In this aviation lesson students complete a lab activity that shows them what careers are in aviation.
Students differentiate between philanthropists and celebrities. They brainstorm a list of philanthropists and write formal letters to them. They can write to past or present philanthropists from a teacher-provided list or the one generated by the class.
Primary Documents: The President and African Americans
Students examine the efforts of the federal government to address discrimination in the U.S. before and after WWII. They read and discuss two executive orders, complete a worksheet, and answer discussion questions.
Those Were the Days, My Friend: Comparing Prices and Percentages from WWI
Students analyze and discuss price changes between 1944 and the present. They compare annual salaries, calculate the percentage of increase for various items, complete a worksheet, and discuss price changes over time.
The African-American Struggle for Equality in the World War II Era
Pupils respect and appreciate the challenges people faced during World War II. They develop the different perspectives on race during WWII. Students develop that the nation's actions may not exemplify a nation's stated ideals. Pupils focus on the historical interpretation and the change over time.
Stop the Bus
Learners explore notions of tolerance in a post 9/11 world. They work in collaborative groups to create imaginary letters highlighting responses to discrimination and intolerance, and stage a dramatic reading. Finally, students design tee shirts with messages that promote tolerance.
Adding to the Picture: The 1963 March on Washington
Who do your scholars imagine when they think about the civil rights movement? If only a few faces come to mind, this lesson will expand their concepts of the movement's leaders. Learners examine an image of the 1963 March on Washington, then small groups jigsaw primary sources to "add to the picture." Differentiate instruction by assigning documents according to literacy levels. The class reviews an excerpt from the "I Have a Dream" speech, and fills in a worksheet. The worksheet link is down.