Eras in American History Teacher Resources
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A Review of American History
In this lesson students research an important event in American history and use drama, art, music, and dance to express their findings. Suggested activities include illustrating a time line, decorating a shoe box, reciting a speech, putting on a play, or singing a traditional song from a particular time period.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 90 Downloads
Hidden Stories: A Three-Part Lesson in African-American History, Research, and Children’s Literature
Groups of high school learners conduct research on a particular era of African-American history, focusing on events, people, and places important to that era. Next, they review children's literature in four different genres. As a culminating activity, group members combine what they have learned in their research and readings to create their own piece of children's literature based on African-American history.
10th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 103 Downloads
The Fabric of History
African-American history is an integral part of what America is. Learners examine important events, read informational texts, and create quilts depicting specific eras in African-American history. Each image created for the quilt will be followed by a written explanation of its significance.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 121 Downloads
What is History and Why Do We Study It?
Students examine why it is important to study American history. In this American history lesson, students discuss why it is necessary to study history, arrange an outline of American history events in chronological order, and write an article with a futuristic look back at history.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 35 Views 133 Downloads
Japanese American Baseball in the Camps
Pupils study Japanese American internment camps. In this American history lesson, students compare and contrast the camp internees' experiences with with team sports-related challenges pupils have encountered. Students discuss team sports and study images of baseball pictures.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
American History Review
Students examine how people have contributed to American history, regardless of culture, race or religion. They develop a sense of pride for their own efforts, as well as for the efforts of others. They also study how to work both independently and in a group.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 9 Downloads
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new information should be used to enhance the information contained in standard texts.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 63 Views 744 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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Introduce your class members to the essential questions and information they will be learning in an American history unit with a game app that can also be used again as a review at the end of the study.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 10 Views 4 Downloads
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
Middle schoolers explore the contributions of African Americans of the 20th century. In this African American history lesson, students examine portraits of Muhammad Ali, Romare Bearden, Lorraine Hansberry, Judith Jamison, and Leontyne Price in efforts to analyze the images and make inferences prior to discovering their individual contributions.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
Utilizing Art, Literature and Film to Teach Black History
Fifth graders are introduced to different aspects of African-American history through literature, art, and films. As a class, they are read a story about the Underground Railroad, identify the main characters and put the events into chronological order.
5th Language Arts 7 Views 20 Downloads
Teaching American History Project Lesson
Fifth graders research the history of the American West. In this United States history lesson, 5th graders complete 6 activities to learn about the American West. Students research the Oregon and California Trails, the Donner Party, Kit Carson, John Fremont.
5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 37 Downloads
Travel Through Time
Eleventh graders explore and identify the challenges that African Americans have faced as they've struggled for equality throughout American history. In this American History lesson, 11th graders the effectiveness and the impact of Supreme Court decisions on the equal treatment of African Americans over time.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Securing the Right to Vote: The Selma-to-Montgomery Story
Students examine the suffrage struggle of African Americans. In this American history activity, students research primary documents regarding the strategies used by African Americans to secure the right to vote during the Civil Rights Movement.
8th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 19 Downloads
Say It Loud!: A Celebration Of Black Music In America
Students watch a video that highlights the role of artists' images throughout the history of Black music in the United States and describe the influences of the civil rights movement on Black culture.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 41 Downloads
Writing the History of African American Slave Women
Students explore the plight of the African American enslaved woman. In this American history lesson, students conduct research examining primary and secondary sources to uncover the reality of slavery for the African American woman.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Stroking the Senses: The Literature, Music, and Art of the Harlem Renaissance
Students investigate the history of African Americans by researching Harlem. In this culture lesson, students examine a slide-show of images and identify the great African American singers and performers of the 20th century. Students recite important quotes from the era and explore the beautiful music made in the Harlem Renaissance.
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 125 Downloads
Causes of the American Revolution: the Stamp Act Crisis
Fifth graders view primary documents to become familiar with the causes of the American Revolutionary War. In this Causes of the American Revolution lesson, 5th graders answer questions based on the documents. Students complete a graphic organizer projected on an overhead projector.
5th Social Studies & History 58 Views 292 Downloads