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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
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
Eighteenth-Century Slave Codes
Students explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson plan, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Students discuss the patterns of...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
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
Genre Lesson: Historical Fiction
Take a trip through history with a lesson plan 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...
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...
4 mins 9th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Thomas Edison's Inventions in the 1900s and Today: From "New" to You!
Learners 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
Lesson: A Garden Party of My Own
Kids look at a beautiful work of art to practice grammar, make connections from life to art, and sketching. They identify all the parts of grammar they see in the image, discuss what they see and do on a picnic, and then draw an imaged...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts