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The West: US History
In this U.S. history worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages that tell the story of Westward Expansion and respond to 35 short answer questions.
Don't Fence Me In
Ensure that your class has a well-rounded understanding of new inventions, in this case barbed wired. Class members, after researching the history and development of barbed wire, assess its impact on cattle and the development of the West. In addition, they research the range wars and set up a class debate by role playing cowboys from cattle companies, and farmers or settlers who want the build fences. Practice mathematical skills using fences as inspiration and play a game that simulates cattle trying to escape. The resource lists many standards, but you might focus in on a few in order to encourage depth of understanding.
Women's Achievement Quiz
How much do you or your class know about various achievements made by women thorughout history? Here is a set of 10 questions with answers all related to the accomplishments of women in science, politics, civil rights, and law.
New! The Korean War and Its Aftermath
Set the stage for your next lesson on the Korean War with handouts packed with information on the country's history and major events leading up to and following the war. The resource includes three worksheets that provide a historical overview of the country, a study/assignment sheet listing pertinent key terms from the Korean War and its aftermath, and finally a chart comparing the current demographics and economies of North and South Korea.
Mucket Mania: The Mussel Industry in Arkansas
Middle and high schoolers read and discuss articles about the mussel industry in Arkansas. They pay close attention to the history of pearling and button making industries on the Black and White Rivers of Arkansas. This impressive, 18-page plan has everything you need to successfully implement it with your class. A fine educational resource.
Masterpieces and the Mass-Produced
Students examine "masterpieces" and mass-produced objects as they discuss humankind's inventiveness and creativity. They also analyze the role of problem solving in the creation of masterpieces and mass-produced items.
17 - Cells
The first of three pages in this handout provides a brief history of our understanding of the cell. It also differentiates between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The second is a collection of true and false, multiple choice, and short answer questions about the reading passages. The third page is an answer key. The complexity of information makes this most appropriate for junior high life science classes.
Can You Hear Me?
Research the life of Alexander Graham Bell in groups, identifying the challenges Alexander Graham Bell faced before he invented the telephone. To end the lesson plan, use construction paper to make models of an old fashioned telephone.
Lesson: Creative Containers
Even functional everyday objects can be highly ornate and thoughtfully designed. Art analysts look at the form and function of an Inca jug used to transport liquid. They consider this jug in relation to other jugs fashioned throughout history, they then use a template to make their own jug design.
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 lesson, students read the book Bound for Oregon and complete invention handout activities for the chapters. Students research the inventions of the time and assign them a spot on a timeline. Students create their own invention to help pioneers and try to sell the invention to pi
Wings of Imagination
A ten-instructional activity study of the history of flight awaits you and your charges. Learners get to do all sorts of great activities: they construct hot air baloons and scale models of the Wright Brother's Flyer, develop an understanding of the physics behind flight, and analyze data from a series of experiments using other things that fly. Outstanding!
Jews in America at the Time of Growth and Change: Forging New Frontiers
Tenth graders examine the role of Jewish Americans in the 1900s. They examing the changes in industry and inventions. They also identify how Jewish Americans changed society and religious organization.
The American Shakers
Students discover how Shaker values and ideology shaped their way of life, and how the artifacts they produced continue to influence our ideals of beauty. Students apply the Shaker designs to their own inventions.
Papyrus to PDA
What a great project. Graphic arts students consider the social, political, and economic impact made by a chosen invention. They build an argument to substantiate their reasons for choosing said invention. They create an oral presentation supported by visual media to inform and persuade their peers in seeing their point of view. Great essential questions and activities foster critical and higher level thinking.
The Nature of Technology
Students develop an understanding of the effects of inventions past and present on society. In this inventions instructional activity, students research inventions. Students develop inventions of their own and answer questions about their designs and how the invention will influence people.
Changes in the New Nation
Students explore how technology has slowly changed the world, starting in the 18th Century. In this United States History lesson, students work in teams to complete numerous activities that compare and contrast life before and after technological changes started to occur, such as the invention of the plow, the cotton gin or electricity.
Wright Again: 100 Years of Flight
Aspiring aeronautical engineers demonstrate different forces as they construct and test paper airplanes. This lesson plan links you to a website that models the most effective paper airplane design, an animation describing the forces affecting flight, and an interactive that allows learners to design and test the lift of a wing. Ideas are given for cross-curricular extensions involving the history of flight.
Importance of Ohio Inventors
Fifth graders examine Ohio inventors and inventions. In this inventors lesson students use a graphic organizer to collect information on Industrial Era inventions and inventors in Ohio. They play a warm-up guessing game with a slide show.
Feel Empowered! Teaching About Female Inventors
Inspire children to learn and create by teaching the history of female inventors during National Inventors Month.
The American Turtle, 1776
Fifth graders evaluate David Bushnell's 1776 American Turtle. In this history lesson students analyze and make predictions about the first submarine invented by David Bushnell after view pictures. They compare the drawing with an account of how the submarine operated.