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Reporting on History
Have fun with history and turn your kids into news reporters of the past. Each group will research, script, and deliver a news report on a historic event they are studying in class. They'll identify the main characters of the historical event, summarize, use details and evidence, and even develop dialogue.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Go West Young Inventors
Students research the history of the Oregon Trail and role play to invent objects needed by immigrants in the 1850’s. In this American history and technology instructional activity, students read the book Bound for Oregon and complete invention handout activities for the chapters.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
2000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius
John Green summarizes the ebb and flow of dynasties in 2000 years of ancient Chinese history up until the Chinese Revolution of 1911. He discusses the development and influence of the mandate of heaven, as well as an overview of Confucianism in the evolution of Chinese government and culture.
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Negro Leagues : The People, Places and Experiences of Black Baseball
Get out of the classroom and go for a walk, all while teaching students about the Negro baseball leagues of the early and mid-1900s. Based on a Walking Classroom podcast, this lesson explores the widespread impact of segregation on American society, specifically it's influence on America's favorite pastime, baseball.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
The Greatest Invention in History
Tenth graders think critically about how inventions and new technologies influence everyday life. They compare the benefits of inventions against the risks that they may bring. Students conduct interviews with peers and adults to allow them to showcase their knowledge on a poster to share with the class via a gallery-walk.
10th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
iPods, Wagon Wheels and Lightbulbs: How Inventions Change Our World
Students examine the effect of inventions on society. They conduct surveys and discuss how certain inventions have changed people's lives for the better. They work together to design their own billboard highlighting the impact.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Evolution of Inventions
Students analyze the evolution of inventions. In this technological advancements lesson, students research electronic and print materials regarding the inventions of the 20th century and identify the impact they had on Americans.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Impact of Inventions on Life in America - Cereal Box Project
Students investigate U.S. history by examining technology post Civil War. In this inventions lesson, students view a slide-show of images demonstrating how the U.S. transformed into an industrial powerhouse in the late 1800's. Students create a fictitious cereal box which demonstrates the inventions and technology of the period.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 50 Downloads
Evolution of Inventions
Students examine the impact of inventions on society. In this inventions lesson, students conduct research regarding invention of the past 100 years. Students feature their research findings in multimedia presentations they create and share.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
Technology At Home: an Increase in the Quality of Living Due To Electronics Inventions.
Students explore electronic inventions that are directly related to the evolving of Technology. They compare life in the past without these inventions, life when they were first introduced and life now with the latest version. They connect how the discovery of electricity made each invention possible.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 4 Views 9 Downloads
The History of Computers
Students study the people and inventions related to computers. They research famous people for each invention they created and create a timeline of the inventor and his inventions. They present an oral presentation about the person for the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 83 Downloads
Learners read the book Incredible Inventions and do literacy based activities based on the book. In this literacy lesson plan, students read the given book and do activities that include writing poetry, drawing, and writing short stories.
1st - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Inventions: Natural & Man-Made
Students identify various inventions and their inventors. As a class, they compare and contrast the Industrial Age with the Information Age and determine the difference between inventions, adaptations and discoveries. They discuss how the invention of the computer is leading us into an even more deeper Information Age.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography, 2009
Get your geographers thinking with this global history and geography standardized practice test. Class members respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 164 Downloads