North American History Teacher Resources
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Fur Trappers and Beaver Pelts
Young scholars explore the history of Colorado's fur trade. Using a series of primary source documents and the included graphic organizer, young scholars examine the causes influencing the growth of this industry and the effects it had...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Understanding California
Here is a beautiful handout through which learners can explore the history of California, from the earliest Europeans to visit the Golden State up through its experiences during the Great Depression and position in the modern world.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Unexpected Family History
The history of the northern states' involvement in the slave trade is not widely known. This resource uses the PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and the nonfiction book, Children of the New England Slave Trade, to examine this aspect...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
History Through the Spyglass: Developing Research Skills for Social Studies
Research everyday life of people living in British North America in the mid 1800s. Use this British North America history lesson to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the Hensley Horror,...
8th English Language Arts
Inuits and Native Americans: Constructing Comparisons
Students investigate the culture of the Inuit indians and make comparisons to the native tribes of America. They conduct research in small groups and concentrate on the geographical location of the tribe in order to speculate about the...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Geographic Regions and Backyard Geology with the USGS Tapestry Map
A beautiful tapestry map of North America is examined by geology masters. The map incorporates the topography and geology of different regions. You can purchase printed copies or a large poster of the map, or if you have a computer lab...
6th - 12th Science
Coming to America After the War
As part of their exploration of the American dream, class members examine primary source materials to compare immigrant experiences of those arriving early in our country's history to those arriving in the US after World War II. To...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
8th Grade U.S. History Task Study Packet
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil...
8th Social Studies & History
Assessing Change: Women's Lives in the American Revolutionary Era
Students examine the state of women's rights in Revolutionary America. In this women's history lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the evolution of women's right, or lack thereof, from colonial times to the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Regions of North America: The Chesapeake Bay
In this reading comprehension activity, students read an article on "The Chesapeake Bay". Students read 5 sentences and fill in each blank in each sentence with a word from the article. Students answer 3 short answer questions on the...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Seven directions: Making connections between literature and American Indian history
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Cast of Personalities - The Louisiana Purchase
The origins of the state of Arkansas are the focus of this history lesson. Elementary schoolers to high schoolers identify persons associated with the development of the state from the very first European contact to statehood in 1836....
4th - 12th Social Studies & History