Landmarks of United States Teacher Resources
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New Review Rename That State!
As Shakespeare famously wrote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," but can the same be said for a state? In this elementary geography lesson, students are assigned specific states to research using the information they find to come up with new and improved names for them.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Famous Landmarks Have You Visited?
Responding to blog posts can increase written communication skills, critical thinking skills, and the use of social media as a means for discussion. Kids will compose a blog post in response to the provided article related to famous landmarks, particularly the Hollywood sign.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Historical Landmark Project
Close a unit or the year with a five-step research project. Class members choose a US landmark, research the landmark, compose a report about it, build a model of it, and present their model and findings to the class. Each step is described in detail on this assignment page.
4th - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 9 Downloads
The Supreme Court: The Judicial Power of the United States
Students investigate some basic facts about the Supreme Court by examining the United States Constitution and one of the landmark cases decided by that court. The operation of the Supreme Court forms the focus of the lesson.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 35 Downloads
The Bill of Rights and Supreme Court Cases Project
Social media and United States history combine as your young historians design a Facebook page for two major defendants of landmark Supreme Court cases. The resource includes a detailed rubric for research and page design, as well as a sample Facebook page for Clarence Earl Gideon in the case of Gideon v.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Public Christmas Displays and Lynch v. Donnelly
Does a Christmas display on government property violate the Constitution? Learners study the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and learn about the landmark Supreme Court case Lynch v. Donnelly through watching a documentary and hosting a mock community meeting on the issue.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The “Supreme” in Supreme Court
Does a public school have the right to restrict what t-shirts students wear? Discover what happened when this question was brought to the Supreme Court, and review other major cases in United States history involving judicial review. Your learners will also analyze another case involving student rights, identifying the constitutional right being discussed and any corresponding precendents and limitations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen
Here is one of the best resources I've come across in quite a while. It's a series of six lesson plans produced by the US Government that have to do with the State Quarters. The titles of the six lessons are: Double Your Money!, How Much?, This Great State!
4th - 6th Language Arts 23 Views 68 Downloads
Putting History in its Place
Examine ways in which historic places and landmarks represent significant themes and events in American history. Then create theme-based travel guides for related historic locations. This instructional activity requires informational reference materials and includes great discussion questions and extension activities.
5th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 229 Downloads
What Makes a Good Law?
Why were laws created? Spark a group discussion on why we need laws to co-exist. Should the sale of some things be outlawed on Sundays? Read a case summary between Target and the state of Minnesota that debated this issue. Ask your learners to discuss how laws evolve over time.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 80 Downloads
Constitutional Period Sample Test Questions
Here is a standard multiple-choice assessment on the Constitutional period of the United States. There are 28 questions on topics ranging from the influence of ideas on the Declaration of Independence, federalism, and the Preamble to the Articles of Confederation and the debate over ratification.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 34 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Patriot Day September 11, 2011
While many of our students may recognize the date of September 11, 2001 in the United States, most will not be able to personally recall what transpired. On Patriot Day, introduce your young learners to the events, aftermath, and significance of 9/11 with this resource, which includes two detailed lesson plans for elementary and secondary classes.
K - 12th Social Studies & History 324 Views 272 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Places in Arkansas: A Tour of Our Unique State
A great lesson focuses on important cultural and historical places in the state of Arkansas. Learners are introduced to six important places in Arkansas, then create a report on a place in Arkansas. Some excellent photographs, resource links, and blackline masters are included in this fine plan.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 21 Downloads
St. Augustine's Historical Landmarks
Students identify and explain the historical importance of St. Augustine's four historical buildings. In groups, students research a selected historical landmark. Students create a visual display and presentation to give to the rest of the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads
The United States and Its Capitals
Have your class learn about the fifty states in the United States and their capital cities. Learners play matching games, complete quizzes, and a variety of activities in order to cement their knowledge of the states.
5th Social Studies & History 11 Views 101 Downloads
Discovering American Symbols
Help youngsters get to know their states and capitals, explore their own country, and study American symbolism. They take a "trip" across America collecting symbols, images, and information about each state as they go (through text and Internet research).
3rd Social Studies & History 6 Views 15 Downloads
Presidential Places Quilt
Learners design historical quilts. In this presidential history lesson, students research past presidents and landmarks named for them. Learners create quilt squares to represent the landmarks and piece all of them together in a large classroom quilt.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Fifth graders research American landmarks and symbols. In this United States history lesson, 5th graders create a KWL chart about the symbols of America and take notes during a PowerPoint presentation. Students complete the rest of the KWL chart by using their notes from the presentation.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download