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Low Bridge, Everybody Down
Fourth graders study the history of the Erie Canal, and its effect on the development of New York State. Students incorporate literature, ELA components, technology, cooperative skills, Social Studies, Art and Music when learning and presenting what was learned.
4th Language Arts 5 Views 15 Downloads
Document Based Question: Erie Canal
Fourth graders read the provided documents about the Erie Canal to discover the impact that this transportation systems had on the New York community. In this history lesson, 4th graders first analyze the documents and answer the corresponding questions about the Canal.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Setting the context for the first part of the 19th century, the slides presented here display the "Era of Good Feelings," including the presidencies of Monroe and Adams. Maps and photographs help students to contextualize the concepts of the growing American landscape.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 30 Downloads
Hollywood Squares: Westward Expansion
After discussing social and political issues related to the Westward Expansion, play a game to review. Kids answer questions related to statehood, post-Civil War life, and the pioneers. There are nine questions total.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Marco Paul's Travels on the Erie Canal
Students conduct research in order to create an understanding of The Eerie Canal and its place in history and the world. students use a variety of primary and secondary resources to aid in the research process.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Post-Civil War American History
Fifth graders examine significant events in Post-Civil War America. In this Post-Civil War lesson, 5th graders investigate the important events after the war in 19th century America. They read primary source documents about six topics which include steamboats, Erie Canal, railroad, and the Free Market system.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Review Game: American Industrial Revolution
So what were some of the reasons the industrial revolution began in America? REview some of the causes of the Industrial Revolution like, the cotton gin, textile mills, ports, and transportation. There are a total of nine questions. Tip: Use this game once and then modify the questions to fit other lessons.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 15 Downloads
Growing a Nation
Eleventh graders examine the major events and inventions that changed American families and communities. In this US History lesson, 11th graders analyze various documents dealing with the changes. Students create a project on an event they feel had the biggest impact on society.
11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 23 Downloads
Investigating Central Asia Through Maps
Students use different types of maps to examine the region of Asia. They examine how the region of Central Asia is defined. They develop their own scavenger hunt based on maps to complete the instructional activity.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 89 Downloads
Mission Geography: Europe
Middle schoolers work together to research the history and culture of countries in Europe. They create an itinerary that highlights the characteristics of the country they are researching. They present their brochure to the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 29 Views 114 Downloads
New Review Transportation Systems
Learners analyze the evolution of cultural attitudes through the lens of transportation, examining several artifacts, documents, and photographs. Topics covered include how American attitudes have influenced society's evolution into a car-dependent society, how transportation affects the availability of goods, and transportation for the future.
8th - 12th Science 24 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Fourth graders explore the Erie Canal and probe the reasons for its construction, the key political leaders responsible for the canal, the characteristics of a canal worker's life, and how a lock works. This unit is divided into five lessons.
4th Social Studies & History 15 Views 16 Downloads
Ohio and Erie Canal
Students use maps, readings and photos to research the construction and effects of the Ohio and Erie Canals. They compare the region's economy before and after the canal's construction and analyze transportation routes in their own communities.
5th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 36 Downloads
Students investigate America during the the 1800s. In this Social Studies lesson, students examine the Industrial Revolution, Westward Expansion, and other historical events that happened during the 1800s. Students compare and contrast locations and events of that time.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 29 Views 87 Downloads
Migration to the Great Lakes States
Fourth graders discover the reasons why people migrated to the Midwestern portion of the United States. In this Midwest migration lesson, 4th graders study vocabulary associated with the lesson, watch two videos, and draw pictures of the travels using an assigned web site.
4th Social Studies & History 10 Views 31 Downloads