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If I Had Lived Long Ago in a City in Colorado
Young historians view photographs of 19th century Colorado towns, then write stories which convey the information they gathered about types of food, clothing, and shelter. They write a story as if they are living in the town they have researched.
4th English Language Arts
Types of Entrepreneurs
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? What traits does a person need? Find out as you and your class brainstorm along with this presentation. The traits of inventors, types of entrepreneurs, and their role in the economy are discussed. Great teacher notes and talking points abound.
9th - 12th All
The Age of Innovation and Industry
Studying the Industrial Revolution? If your course utilizes the TCI text, History Alive!, this may make a perfect reading companion. In this innovation and industry activity, historians read the noted textbook pages and then respond to 12 short answer questions about the selection.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Eighteenth-Century Slave Codes
Students explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Students discuss the patterns of the time-line and how the legal codes restricted freedom of black men and women based upon their population.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Mary and the Red River Raft
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine how the clearing of rivers such as the Red River helped to boost the Arkansas economy of the mid-1800's. They listen to a story called, "Mary and the Red River Raft," then conduct research on the Internet in order produce an oral or written report about this time period.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Analyze the geographical, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe. Middle schoolers work with both social studies and technological skills by writing, editing, and publishing a magazine dealing with issues related to the Middle Ages in western Europe.
8th English Language Arts
Analyzing Diverse Land Use
Students compare and contrast values about land use. In this Montana history instructional activity, students compare attitudes that Native Americans and European Americans had about the environment as they conduct research. Students prepare for and participate in a debate about land issues.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Eighth graders research how science and technology have evolved by studying inventions. In this invention lesson, 8th graders discuss inventions and work in teams to create an innovation to present at the Invention Convention. Students research existing inventions and complete a related worksheet.
8th Social Studies & History
Growth of a Revolution-The Industrial Revolution
How did changes of the agricultural revolution in eighteenth century Great Britain influence the Industrial Revolution that followed? How were inventions and processes of the Industrial Revolution interrelated? This resource includes a few activities that ask learners to analyze the progression of events during this period as well as information and graphics regarding important historical themes.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Achievements of Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci was a really cool guy. Watch this short clip and learn about his art, inventions, architecture, and amazing mind. Many of his inventions and ideas have actually been built, such as, tanks, man powered flying machines, and a parachute.
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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
George Washington Carver and the Sweet Potato
Learn about George Washington Carver's important contributions to agriculture by studying the sweet potato. First graders read about the inventor's observations and prepare sweet potato slips for the class garden. Additionally, they explore the life cycle of a sweet potato and complete an assessment to show what they have learned.
Need a concise, well-constructed, and engaging overview of Ancient Egyptian civilization? Look no further, as John Green highlights the most important features and takeaways of this ancient civilization. The video discusses the importance of the Nile to Egyptian culture and agriculture, religious notions regarding gods and an afterlife, developments through the progression from the Old to New Kingdom, and the general longevity and permanence of the civilization as a whole.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa
Delve into the world of Malian ruler Mansa Musa, the development and culture of African kingdoms such as the Swahili civilization, the use of oral tradition, and the spread of Islam across trade routes. The narrator does an excellent job conveying the need for a variety of sources as evidence to gain a comprehensive understanding of the past.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Genre Lesson: Historical Fiction
Take a trip through history with a lesson on historical fiction. With instructions for games, reading activities, and literary analysis assignments, this resource would be a great addition to any reading unit with a historical fiction novel.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The City of Walls: Constantinople
Capture the interest of your classroom! Discover how classical culture survived in Western Europe thanks to the fortifications of the city of Constantinople, whose elaborate system of moats, outer walls, and inner walls protected the Roman city from the siege of neighboring enemies.
4 mins 9th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Thomas Edison's Inventions in the 1900s and Today: From "New" to You!
Young scholars research types of technology available to Americans at the beginning of the 20th century and compare the style of living to modern times. They identify Thomas Edison's contributions to technology and their own current lifestyles.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History