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Students explore integration of Major League Baseball, identify important individual baseball players who played key roles in integration, and analyze historical information through charts, graphs, and statistics.
We have all heard the "Star Spangled Banner" at many points in our lives, but how often do we take the time to truly understand what the words of the national anthem mean to Americans? Don't miss this opportunity to examine the lyrics and explore the history behind an important piece of national heritage with your class. If you are pressed for time, you can combine activities from days one and two for a great lesson plan.
What was Culpeper’s Rebellion? When did it occur? Who was involved? Why did these people rebel? Individuals examine primary and secondary source documents to answer these and other questions about the history of the Carolinas. Consider assigning the documents to groups because some readers may need assistance with the antiquated syntax and diction of the documents. Part of a series of lessons on North Carolina’s colonial history.
Using primary and secondary resources, learners gather information about the Tuscarora War of 1711-1715 and create a chart detailing who was involved, what happened, as well as when, where, and why the war occurred. Consider supplementing the resource list with materials that detail the settlers’ treatment of the Tuscarora.
Using individual computers, class members read a story and listen to oral histories of Madison County. They then conduct a scavenger hunt to locate items on the list. Although designed for Madison County, North Carolina, the approaches detailed here could be used for any area to model for learners how locate the geography reflected in oral histories.
Black History Month lesson plans provide a way to meet academic standards, and have students learn about a variety of subjects.
If your kids already know something about the water cycle, life cycle of salmon, and climate change, then they're ready to participate in an activity that explores Chinook salmon of the Pacific Northwest. They read an article and a case study, then discuss the potential or actual impact of climate change on the Chinook salmon. They examine POD cycles and create graphs that show changes in salmon populations due to increases in sea temperatures. The final assessment activity requires them to make short presentations using both their graphs and their evidence, which they obtained from their readings.
Is there a relationship between mathematics and history? In this video, Jean-Baptiste Michel explains how our technological advancements will afford many opportunities for mathematics to play an integral role in revealing key trends in our history. This could be a great start to an interdisciplinary project, or prompt a simple discussion on how mathematics can possibly help us to answer questions about where mankind has been and the decisions it will make in the years to come.
Here are a set of graphing lessons that have a real-world business focus. Math skills include creating a scatter plot or line graph, fitting a line to a scatter plot, and making predictions. These lessons are aimed at an algebra 1 level but can be adapted either for middle school or higher levels.
How has the African American population changed over the years? Learners use charts, statistical data, and maps to see how populations in African American communities have changed since the 1860s. Activity modifications are included to accommodate grades 3-12.
Native American displacement, deportation of Mexican Americans, and Japanese internment are the focus of this history resource. It includes learning objectives, a materials list, key terms, related sources of information, an anticipatory activity, and the main activity. Class members consider what it's like to relocate before moving into strategically formed groups. They then research these events in US history and review the key terms. After collecting their information, individuals create a presentation appropriate to their skill level. Suggestions for differentiated projects are included.
It can be difficult to describe the removal and forced assimilation of indians during Andrew Jackson's presidency to a class. Reading the manuscript of the Indian Removal Act and analyzing photographs and political cartoons from the time period are valuable ways to access this piece of American history.
Fourth graders research a person who made a difference in New York's history, they write short biographies, and then they become the person during The Living History Museum. They can choose a person from any timie period.
Fourth graders complete a brief research biography about a famous Black historical figure in honor of Black History Month. The completed biographies were then assembled into a complete class set in alphabetical order.
Eleventh graders examine the industrialization of Hartford. In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze pictures in Hartford. Students participate in a gallery walk of artifacts.
Eighth graders examine immigration patterns. In this family history lesson plan, 8th graders investigate their own family histories and then compare and contrast immigration patterns of their class to national immigration patterns between 1880 and 1920.
Students comprehend what makes up the physical community. Read and construct scale drawings and models. Explore the history of infrastructures and how the contributions of science, math and industry have led to the development of their city/community.
How does the availability of resources affect a population? Eager ecologists explore the answer through a multi-generation population simulation game, collecting and analyzing data, then researching a biome. The end products are an Excel graph of data and a PowerPoint presentation about a particular biome. Each child will need access to a computer or tablet to make their presentation, or they could work in pairs. Each group (or individual) will present their biome information to the class.
Investigators use a “Says/Means” chart to analyze and draw inferences from quotes taken directly from newspaper articles detailing life on an active military base in Greensboro, North Carolina during World War II. Individuals then use a writing organizer to craft a narrative about a personal experience that parallels an event in the articles. Links to the Basic Training Camp No. 10 newspaper are included, as are templates for the worksheets. Although part of a series of lessons about the history of North Carolina, the approaches detailed by the resource could be used independently.
High schoolers access the Eastern North Carolina Digital Library via the Internet and click on "counties". They choose 20 counties, click on "population history", and compute the percentage of change in population from 1900 to 2000 and depict this information on a bar graph using Excel.