Influential People 1914-1933 Teacher Resources
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African American Life in the Nineteenth Century
Students read about the life and work of John and Mary Jones. Using primary source documents, they draw conclusions about their role in the abolistionist movement. They also examine artifacts from their lives and analyze their portrait in groups to determine what they can gather from it.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
African American Mathematics
Students investigate the history of Black Americans in a cross-curricular mathematics lesson. They read an article based upon Black American Mathematicians to create an appreciation for the contributions to the field. Then students are given logic puzzles to solve.
9th - 12th Math 5 Views 13 Downloads
American Revolution Biographical Trading Cards
Learners 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 4 Views 39 Downloads
Lincoln's Legend and Legacy
Students evaluate Lincoln's impact on American History. In 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
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 31 Views 136 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 28 Views 103 Downloads
Black Actors in American Cinema
Students 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 5 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 8 Views 61 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 8 Views 19 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 10 Views 36 Downloads
How Has African American Culture Shaped the History of Kentucky?
Eleventh graders explore the African American culture and history of Kentucky. They observe how an author's personal bias can define the argument of his/her publication. Students analyze primary source documents.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Influential People Taking A Stand
Seventh graders explore how influential people have taken a stand on difficult issues and the consequences that followed. This lesson connect American studens with students in England who present their own person for exploration.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 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 5 Views 17 Downloads
Witch Hunt or Red Menace? Anticommunism in Postwar America, 1945-1954
High schoolers investigate the goals and methods of the House Un-American Activities Committee and offer an opinion regarding whether their investigation of Hollywood was justifiable.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 15 Downloads
The Louisiana Purchase: Reading and Quiz
In need of informational text and a related quiz regarding the Louisiana Purchase? Here are four pages containing basic information on Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon, Manifest Destiny, and the Louisiana Purchase, plus a 15-question quiz.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 74 Views 139 Downloads
Designed to follow a unit on 20th century authors, high schoolers participate in a discussion trying to persuade a panel of scholars which 20th century American author is most influential and should be taught in the fictitious school Picky High School.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
How do artists affect and how are artists affected by the time periods in which they live? Learners examine the life and work of controversial and influential cultural artist Patti Smith as they seek answers to this essential question. Groups research her associates, the social and cultural events of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s in which she participated, her poems, songs, and photographs.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
8th Grade U.S. History Task Study Packet
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil War reformation.
8th Social Studies & History 148 Views 393 Downloads
Writers participate in a unique form of environmental writing and deepen their connections to nature through journaling. They generate new ideas and thoughts that they can use for continued nature journaling and explore a variety of influential nature writers.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
The AME Church in U.S. History
Ninth graders explore the history of the African Methodist Church in the United States. In this African American history lesson, 9th graders discover why the church was founded and research its history and noteworthy members. Students read some primary source archives and discuss historic preservation.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads