North American History Teacher Resources
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Welcome to North America
Fifth graders are introduced to their year-long study of North America. Students will investigate regions of North America, American Indian cultural regions and the influence of European colonization. During their study, 5th graders will create a picture book documenting their learning.
5th Social Studies & History 36 Views 143 Downloads
Culture Areas Of Native North America
Students investigate the different cultural areas of Native North America. They process information using critical thinking skills while conducting research on the internet. They record information found on a graphic organizer to help categorize information that has been analyzed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Mapping Skills - Historical Places
In this mapping skills worksheet, students use an atlas to draw 10 important historical places on a map of North America. Next, students draw 7 important natural resources of North America, on a blank map, using symbols, then create a map legend.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 84 Views 532 Downloads
The Mystery of Exploration
Students comprehend the history of European exploration of North America. They are introduced to basic reasearch techniques. Students focus on four explorers who visited New York State: Verrazano, Cartier, Champlian, and Hudson. They use the Webquest to put themselves in the role of one explorer.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 61 Downloads
The Old North Trail
Students engage in a lesson plan to find information about the old trails of North America that were used by Native Americans. Specifically, they conduct research to find the history of The Old North Trail. The teacher shares several theories about the indian migrations.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 22 Downloads
Geographic Regions of North America
Young scholars use maps and photographs to describe the geographic regions of North America. Using their text, they answer specific questions related to one of the eight regions. They compare and contrast their region to another and share their observations with the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 69 Downloads
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 plan to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the Hensley Horror, complete an analysis sheet for primary and secondary sources, and a photograph analysis sheet.
8th Language Arts 9 Views 48 Downloads
The American Holocaust: The Impact of Epidemic Diseases on North America in the 16th Through 17th Centuries
Students examine the American Holocaust. In this Native American history lesson, students conduct research on infectious diseases that wiped out population of indigenous peoples brought to the New World by Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 29 Downloads
The Role of Maps In the Colonization of North America
Students investigate the geography of North America by viewing and identifying places on a map. In this U.S. Geography lesson, students view a PowerPoint slide show discussing the immigration to the U.S.A. Students define several vocabulary terms associated with the immigration to North America.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 78 Downloads
North America, Then and Now
Students identify ocean, lake, gulf, and continent on maps of North America from 1845 and the present, and identify Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico on maps of North America from 1845 and the present.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
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 or laptops available, pupils can visit the interactive version at the USGS website.
6th - 12th Science 9 Views 42 Downloads
New Review Colonial North America
This 54-slide PowerPoint outlines the significant events in the history of Colonial North America, beginning in 1603 with the ascendance of James I to the throne of England. Designed to accompany a lecture on this time period, the presentation could also be viewed outside of class prior to discussions and activities.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 10 Downloads
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 of slavery in the US.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
To compare how the Spanish, French, and English approached the exploration of North America, class groups examine primary source documents and become experts on one of four explorers: Francisco Coronado, Robert LaSalle, Samuel de Champlain, or John Cabot.
6th - 8th Language Arts 57 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Regions of North America: The Chesapeake Bay
In this reading comprehension worksheet, 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 lines provided.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 10 Views 42 Downloads
Colonial History: Fearless and faaithful
Students discuss reasons why early europeans immigrated to North America. Working in groups, they complete Internet activities on the PBS Website. They take a simulated voyage to the new world and rercord their actions on worksheets. Then they role-play as colonists writing letters home or making journal entries.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 33 Downloads
Settling Nroth America: Improvisation and Playwriting
Students map the classroom by marking the movement of the first Americans' migration from Alaska down into North America. To improve their skills in map-reading and sense of direction, students identify physical features of the map and land.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Democracies in North America: Canada, the United States, and Mexico
Students examine democratic values. In this democracy lesson, students research the political systems of Canada, Mexico, and the United States in order to compare and contrast them. Students also discuss domestic and international events affecting the 3 nations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads