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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.
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. 
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by different colored pieces of yarn. The results of the activity are graphed in order to demonstrate how certain colors were easier to find than others. Students then explore three different types of camouflage - disruptive colorationconcealing coloration, and disguise - by creating collages using wrapping paper, construction paper, and materials collected from nature. This hands-on lesson would fit perfectly in an elementary science unit on ecosystems and animal adaptions.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
Eighth graders examine immigration patterns. In this family history instructional activity, 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.
San Antonio's River Walk. San Diego's Old Town. St. Louis's Gaslight Square. Imagine getting to design a historic district for a town! Groups select a city, research historic overlay maps, as well as primary source materials, to pinpoint important places and chart how changes have occurred in these areas. Although designed for North Carolina, the approaches detailed in the packet could be used for any city. A list of pre-determined websites is included in the packet.
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.
Students 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.
Seventh graders review different types of graphs such as bar graphs, line graphs, box & whisker plots. As a class, they read a story and construct graphs to solve the data in the story. Students play "Graph Jeopardy" which requires interpretation of graphs. They brainstorm ways to use charts and graphs.
The battle at the Alamo may be one of the most famous military campaigns in Texas history, but it is by no means the only one. As part of their study of the military history of Texas, class members research less-well-known sites, locate them on a map, and prepare a presentation about the instillation and its importance.
To celebrate Texas, groups plan and create a commemorative map for a topic or theme in Texas history. The richly detailed plan and the approach could easily be adapted to any state. Samples are included.
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.
Students research the development of the steam engines. In this US history lesson, students analyze the impact of this invention to civilization. They discuss the events leading to the growth and development of different cities.

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