Influential People 1914-1933 Teacher Resources
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New Review The House Un-American Activities Committee
Was the House Un-American Activities Committee justified in investigating subversive influences in the entertainment industry? Part two of the three-part series of lessons that examine the anti-communism movement after World War II, focuses on the HUAC investigation of the entertainment industry and the Hiss-Chambers Hearings.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lincoln's Legend and Legacy
Students evaluate Lincoln's impact on American History. For this Civil War lesson, students view a film clip of writings about Lincoln. Students take notes and compare how the writings define his legacy. Students write their own poem or speech about a contemporary or historical figure and compare writings with their classmates.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Reading the Landscape: Geology and Ecology in the Nineteenth Century American Landscape Paintings of Frederic E. Church
Students use the methodology described by Prown (1982) to interpret paintings. They determine artistic, historical, and scientific content and develop an understanding of aspects of nineteenth century American culture. They study the paintings for their internal content and evidence.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
New Review Colonialism and American Foundations Sample Test Questions
What was the main cause of European colonization in America? How did Thomas Paine's Common Sense play a role in the establishment of the United States? What was the trans-Atlantic slave trade? These are just a few of the many questions that your learners will consider as they complete this 22-question, multiple-choice assessment on the foundations of the American nation.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 15 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Voices of the American Revolution
Investigate various perspectives regarding resistance that contributed to the American Revolution. They read and analyze primary source documents, complete worksheets, conduct research, and write and present an essay.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 35 Views 76 Downloads
Social Darwinism and American Laissez-faire Capitalism
Students investigate Social Darwinism. In this government systems lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on the details of Social Darwinism and American laissez-faire capitalism. Students respond to discussion questions following the lecture.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 134 Downloads
Life in Letters
If you could read the personal diary of any famous person, living or dead, who would it be? Explore the life of an influential American through primary sources such as letters, books, and speeches. The class compiles a biography of this person focusing on the major issues that shaped his or her public life.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
American Revolution Biographical Trading Cards
Students create trading cards based on Patriots and Loyalists that were influential in the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson plan, students make and trade their cards, keeping one of their own for themselves.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 38 Downloads
Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits
Learners explore Latin American art. In this bi-lingual art history lesson plan, students view a vast collection of Latin American artwork to better conceptualize the depth and contributions Latin American artist have had throughout history.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 155 Downloads
Religion and the Argument for American Independence
Students examine how religion affected arguments justifying American independence. They read and analyze primary source documents, and write an essay analyzing how Americans used religious arguments to justify revolution against a tyrant.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
Students complete a unit on the history of Native Americans. They explore various websites, draw pictures of Native American homes, create a poster highlighting a period in Native American history, and construct a replica of a Native American flag for display.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 22 Views 128 Downloads
African American Poetry: Songs of Protest and Pride
Students are introduced to various time periods in history in which African Americans wrote songs and poetry to cope. In groups, they travel between different stations to listen or read poems and music from the Civil War period, Civil Rights Movement, etc.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 24 Views 99 Downloads
Black Actors in American Cinema
High schoolers examine the contributions of a few African American actors. After watching different films, they work together to recreate the film and the struggles faced by the actors. In groups, they compare and contrast the acting style of the different actors.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
The Harlem Renaissance: Black American Traditions
Students examine the time period of the Harlem Renaissance. As a class, they are introduced to five artists and discuss their art and techniques. Using the internet, they also research the philosophers of the time period and how situations were different after the movement.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 60 Downloads
Why War? Causes of the American Revolution and South Carolina's Role
Eighth graders investigate the role of South Carolina in the American Revolution. In this colonial American lesson, 8th graders analyze primary documents and images to determine how the state was involved in the outbreak of the war and how they felt about the war.
8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 13 Downloads
Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators: Grades 3-5
Students explore the topic of African American aviation. In this African American aviation lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources that enable them to discover challenges faced by African American aviators and identify African American aviator leaders.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 34 Downloads
Diets and Influence on Food Choice
From start to finish, this is a truly excellent lesson plan addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease in the United States. Learners begin with a reading excerpt of detailed information on trends in the American diet and the variety of influences that affect food choice.
9th - 12th Health 114 Views 127 Downloads
Historical Context: African-American Oral Tradition
In this African-American oral tradition worksheet, students read and learn about the vast and important history of the oral traditions that existed in the African-American culture. Students use this worksheet as a pre-reading text to Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.
10th - 11th Language Arts 24 Views 61 Downloads
American Biography: Math Jeopardy
Fourth graders combine math and social studies skills to learn about famous Americans. In this primary source analysis instructional activity, 4th graders analyze historical photographs and documents as they play American Biography Math Jeopardy.
4th Math 3 Views 6 Downloads