Pennsylvania State History Teacher Resources
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Reliving History through Slave Narratives
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this instructional activity 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 22 Views 429 Downloads
Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern American artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 31 Views 49 Downloads
US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker "fast-forwards" 130 years to discuss the French and Indian War.
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 53 Views 258 Downloads
New Review The History of Hindu India
What obstacles did India face during their post-colonial formation after gaining independence? Topics discussed in the lesson include Pakistan's conflict over Kashmir, the Indian Constitution, economic development, and the influence of Hindu ideas today.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Immigrants' Experiences in Colonial North Carolina
What would it have been like to leave your birthplace and move to a brand new colony? Why might you have decided to move? What challenges would you have faced? As part of a series of lessons about the history of North Carolina, middle schoolers examine primary sources that document the experiences of two groups of settlers in North Carolina during the colonial period.
6th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Natural Gas and Pennsylvania’s Future
Beginning with a general discussion about natural gas, methane, and hydrocarbons, a few videos and diagrams are projected to support the lecture. Individuals participate in a brief activity by drinking juice through a straw, and then again while a piece of sponge is placed in the cup.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
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 War reformation.
8th Social Studies & History 144 Views 388 Downloads
How Do Artists Effectively Relate Historic Events?
Students explore African American migration. In this black culture and history lesson, students use a map to identify northern and southern states in which African Americans lived in the 1900s. Students observe and describe objects and events depicted in photographs and paintings of rural and urban homes of African Americans during this time period.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
The Restoration Colonies
Explore the earliest American cities in this presentation, which details the demographics, geography, and characteristics of New York, Pennsylvania, and the Carolinas, among others. These slides help to fill in the gap between the landing of the Mayflower and the American Revolution.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 12 Views 41 Downloads
Explore language arts with a root word activity in this linguistics lesson. Middle schoolers trace the history of different vocabulary terms by identifying their Latin and Greek ancestry, and then they answer study questions about different word histories.
5th - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 61 Downloads
New Review The Continental Congress
Here is a fantastic video highlighting the role of Thomas Jefferson at the Continental Congress, focusing on the language of the Declaration of Independence and its listing of grievances against the British government.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Coal Camps and Mining Towns
Young scholars should gain a better understanding of the processes involved in extracting coal from the Earth as a result of this lesson. They reearch the history of coal mining, look into coal mining towns, and create a short story about miners in a mining town.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 7 Downloads
Genre Lesson: Historical Fiction
Take a trip through history with a lesson on historical fiction. With instructions for games, reading activities, and literary analysis assignments, this resource would be a great addition to any reading unit with a historical fiction novel.
4th - 6th Language Arts 95 Views 225 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen
Here is one of the best resources I've come across in quite a while. It's a series of six lesson plans produced by the US Government that have to do with the State Quarters. The titles of the six lessons are: Double Your Money!, How Much?, This Great State!
4th - 6th Language Arts 23 Views 68 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
Energy Generating a Culture: Early American Coal Miners and Coal Mining Culture
Students calculate how much coal they use based on their electric power usage. In this environmental science lesson, students trace the history of coal mining in US. They write a letter to USPS to encourage them to create coal mining stamps.
6th - 10th Language Arts 16 Views 83 Downloads
After Reconstruction: when is the Struggle Over? 1880-1948
Seventh graders become familiar with historical trends by studying the period from 1880-1948. In this After Reconstruction lesson, 7th graders participate in a research project and emcee a panel discuss similar to Meet the Press. Students locate events in African American history highlighting problems of African Americans.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 41 Downloads