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Introduction to Technology
Students participate in an activity in which they must reach candy that has been placed far away from them, using only items they have brought to class. They discuss the correlation between technology, invention, and need as they apply...
4th - 12th Technology & Engineering
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...
4th English Language Arts
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 worksheet, historians read the noted textbook pages and then respond to...
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 instructional activity, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Students discuss the...
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...
5th - 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...
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,...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
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...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable