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Students are paired in teams with an eighth grader leading a fourth grader to better comprehend a historical document. They should both studying the Northwest Territory at the same time, but the fourth graders should not be able to analyze the historical document alone. Students work together in pairs to help one another read and decipher the document.
Explore the lives of American Indians and early settlers in the state of Ohio. Young native Ohioans (or members of another state) research primary and secondary multimedia sources that detail the history between American Indians and Ohio settlers. Then they produce a talk show where they role-play the history between the two groups. As a cumulative activity, they make a timeline of significant events from that time period.
Eighth graders participate in a role-playing game to discover the difficulties facing developing nations. Through the game, an adaptation of "Risk," they explore themes dealing with global poverty, humanitarian assistance, international development, and the Millennium Development Goals.
Students examine how water is used in Canada. Using an atlas, they work with a partner to complete an exercise on the water supply in the country. They map Canada's ocean drainage basins and create a graphic organizer to show the relationships between the water supply and geography.
Pairs conduct an Internet search for a series of primary and secondary sources pertaining to the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from Georgia. Armed with information gathered, teams then debate whether the Indian Removal Act was justified and if it was constitutional.
Here is an outstanding series of lessons on Canada - it's geography and its history. In it, third graders locate Canada's regions, provinces, major cities, and prominent landforms. They work together in groups to gather information about Canada, and create a travel brochure about a certain area of Canada. An ambitious series of lessons for third graders, but they are written appropriately, and should be a success.
Here is an outstanding field trip guide to the Piqua State Historical Park in Ohio. If you happen to be an Ohio teacher who is planning a trip to the park with your class, this guide will be invaluable. In it, there are suggestions for pre-visit activities, things to do while at the site, then follow-up activities for back in the classroom. The 17-page packet is filled with great information, worksheets, photographs, maps, and suggested extension ideas.
Fifth graders view step by step videos and learn to weave in the style of the Northwest Coast First Nations people. In this culture and natural resources lesson plan, 5th graders research the Northwest Coast First Nations people and design weaving projects in the style of the Northwest Coast First Nations people.