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Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an independent work station, and great for note taking or for added interest during lecture.
Students explore the cities of Cairo, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mecca and Tehran. In this Middle East lesson plan, students complete a map, research one of the five the cities and prepare a presentation that includes details about the city. Students also create a musical instrument that these five cities are known for.
Fourth graders become familiar with the explorations of Hernando DeSoto. In this DeSoto lesson, 4th graders recognize the routes and territories of DeSoto's explorations. Students use primary and secondary sources and research to answer questions, create a diorama and complete worksheets on DeSoto's exploration in South Carolina.
Students investigate immigration and settlement pattern in America from 1789 to the mid-1800's. They participate in a timeline activity and study a piece of artwork to infer lifestyles of this time period. They complete Immigration graphs and write about characters they study in the artwork.
Eleventh graders examine the political reform movement in South Carolina spearheaded by "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman. In this South Carolina history lesson, 11th graders examine primary and secondary sources regarding Tillman and his vision. Students take tests over the material.
A wonderful series of lessons on the Spanish exploration of North America. Learners study who the Spanish came into contact with, and the influences they had on those people and the land. Through the use of technology, real-life applications, aerial drawings, and studying Native American art, pupils should develop a good understanding of these explorations and the results.
Learners study South America's Itaipu Dam and Power Plant in order to gain an understanding that hydroelectric power is a major means of generating electricity throughout the world. They also look into the environmental impacts that these types of power plants have on the environment and the animals who live there. This very impressive, 24-page plan is chock-full of terrific activities, worksheets, maps, websites, and an assessment. Very good!
Fifth graders carefully analyze the artwork, Les Emigrants, and explore the reasons that people emigrated to the United States, and what life was like for new arrivals. They discuss what things immigrants were able to bring with them and what they had to leave behind. Students write a newspaper article on life as an immigrant during the time period portrayed.
Students create a video box about a Central American country. In this world history instructional activity, student research Central America and pick a country they want to investigate. They work in groups to create a video box that shows images about this country to share with the class.
Eighth graders examine the reasons for the growth of cities in North American. Using the internet, they research the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution and determine if the growth of cities is a sign of progress. They analyze the idea of Manifest Destiny and the machines that changed society in a political and personal way.
Teaching kids how to use reference material can be fun! After a brief discussion on the type of information and ways to use an Atlas, learners go on an Atlas scavenger hunt. They break into teams and try to find as many items listed on the worksheet in the shortest amount of time.
Students examine the conditions in France and Spain during the Middle Ages and the Discovery of America. In groups, they compare and contrast the political situations in both countries and what effect they had on the New World. To end the instructional activity, they discuss the effects of the French Revolution and how certain people can have effect on the history of the world.