History Concepts Teacher Resources
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A Brief History of Women in America
The story of women throughout American history is fascinating. Travel the path from domestic slave to the modern day with advocates such as Susan B. Anthony, the Grimké Sisters, and Gloria Steinem. A wonderful presentation that shows how women throughout American history have fought to overcome slavery, inequality, and prejudice against all.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Yankee Doodle: How Has It Changed over Time?
Grab your feathers and your hat! And perhaps some macaroni! It's time to investigate the evolution of "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Groups do a close reading of sheet music covers, lyrics, and even YouTube videos to see how this political song has changed over time and been adapted to new situations.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Two activities are included in this resource. In the first, junior geologists model sedimentary rock layers, apply the Law of Superposition, and demonstrate folding and faulting of the Earth's crust. The model is technically a sandwich. If you have learners with peanut allergies, make sure to substitute cream cheese or sunflower butter for the peanut butter layer.
6th - 8th Science
Black American History
Here is a perfect lesson to use during Black History month, or around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. The lesson has pupils compare the lives and contributions to society of George W. Carver, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Then, each pupil is assigned the task of creating one slide in a class-constructed PowerPoint presentation on a famous black American.
2nd Social Studies & History
First graders summarize similarities and differences of life in England and America for the Pilgrims by reading a mini-book. Then, they write a journal entry in first person on what it is like to be a pilgrim in England and in America. Finally, 1st graders list 3 facts learned about the pilgrims from the Thanksgiving mini-book and decide where they would rather live as a pilgrim and why.
1st Social Studies & History
Lesson Plans for Portrait of the Young Countess Schouvalof
Students analyze the art for the Young Countess of Schouvalof and also practice recognizing the work of Le Brun, Leonardo da Vinci, and Andy Warhol. In this portrait art lesson, students analyze copies of the artists work and mark on the photos the lines of symmetry.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
The U.S. Involvement in the Paris Peace Conference: The Fate of Alsace-Lorraine
Tenth graders deliberate about what to do with the Alsace-Lorraine. In this World War I lesson, 10th graders analyze documents about the future of the Alsace-Lorraine at the Paris Peace Conference. Students collaborate to decide what to do about the piece of land and submit written proposals that they compare to the Treaty of Versailles.
10th Social Studies & History
The Iroquois Confederacy and its Affects in American Democracy
Fourth graders complete a variety of activities as they study Iroquois Indians. They culminate the unit by creating a museum which display presentations depicting Iroquois life and Iroquois contributions to the United States.
4th Social Studies & History
Second Graders Create Their Own Social Studies Book (Part I, The 5Ws of the Constitution)
Students develop their own social studies textbook using a blank theme book as they complete activities and learning experiences throughout the year. The activities are in art, music, simulations, read alouds, shared writing and a class constitution.
2nd Social Studies & History