Pennsylvania State History Teacher Resources
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Directed Reading Activity Gottlieb Mittelberger’s Journey to Pennsylvania
In this Pennsylvania history learning exercise, students read Journey to Pennsylvania by Gottlieb Mittelberger and then respond to 20 short answer questions regarding the work.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Mary's Choice: To Go or Stay?
Students read about Mary Jemison and her decision to stay in her adopted Indian culture or return to her native culture. In this Pennsylvanian history lesson, students read about the true story of Mary Jemison's kidnap as well as her assimilation into the Seneca tribe.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Pennsylvania Turnpike: Then and Now
Young scholars study the history of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. In this Pennsylvania history lesson, students use primary documents to study the history of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. In a culminating activity, young scholars create an advertisement for the turnpike demonstrating their knowledge of it's history and features.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Levittown, White Picket Paradise?
Students study the origins and happenings of Levittown, Pennsylvania. For this Pennsylvania history lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to research the beginnings of Levittown, PA. As a culminating activity, students write a fictional letter to the governor of Pennsylvania in regards to the happenings in Levittown.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Mr. Coal's Story: An Appeal to End Child Labor
Students read about child labor in the early 20th century. In this Pennsylvania history lesson, students read a story about child labor and discuss reasons why child labor laws should have existed during the early 20th century.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Betrayal of Penn's Promise - The Walking Purchase
Students role-play the 1737 Walking Purchase. In this Pennsylvania history lesson, students role-play the 1737 Walking Purchase and analyze its effects. Students also consider how it would affect their community today.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Most American Thing in America: The Chautauqua
Learners explore the Chautauqua movement. In this Pennsylvania history lesson, students use primary documents to explore what the Chautauqua was and how it made a difference in the American way of life.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Digging, Smelting and Forging: But Why in Pennsylvania
Students examine the history of the iron industry in Pennsylvania. In this iron industry lesson, students learn about Israel Acrilius and his role in the iron industry. Students identify natural resources used in forging iron. Students define the economical factors, environmental factors, and historical events that played part in Pennsylvania's iron industry.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Daily Life in Pennsylvania's Historic Cloistered Religious Communities
Study the daily life of three religious communities from Pennsylvanian history. Learners research the religious communities of the Ephrata Cloister, Bethlehem, and Harmony. They study primary sources for each community and complete several writing activities.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students research the main reasons for the colonists moving to the Pennsylvania colony. They analyze maps, label a bubble map, list similarities/differences of immigrants then and now, and create a colonial newspaper advertisement.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 40 Downloads
Entrepreneurs in History
Students examine the contributions of entrepreneurs from United States history. They read a biography of an American entrepreneur, and in small groups design and present a project related to their selected entrepreneur. As a culminating activity, students write an essay describing the characteristics of entrepreneurs from the past that would still be successful in the 21st century.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 197 Downloads
Reliving History through Slave Narratives
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine slavery in the United States. They read slave narratives that were part of the Federal Writers' Project and then conduct their own research on slavery in the nation.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 13 Views 421 Downloads
The Aztecs of Central Mexico and the Lenni-Lenape of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Students compare and contrast the Aztecs in Mexico with the Lenni-Lenape in Pennsylvania. In groups, they describe how various climates affect the way people live, the food they eat and the activities they participate in. They discuss the importance of location of both groups and how nearby cultures influence one another.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
From Kakawa to Chocolate: The Evolution of Chocolate Throughout History
Learners explore the history of chocolate and its consumption. For this chocolate history lesson, students discover how industrialization changed the way humans consume chocolate. Learners use the provided worksheet to note details they learn about chocolate consumption through the centuries.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography, June 13, 2007
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 46 Downloads
Celebration of Living History
Students create a living history book about themselves and read it to a senior friend. For this living history lesson plan, students complete a project about the living history of their lives by filling out venn diagrams and sharing it with their senior friends.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads