Regional History Teacher Resources
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Coal Miners and Mining Towns: Their Stories
An ethnographer studies people and retells their story through an Anthropological lens. Learners can consider the impact of coal miners, coal mining, and the mining industry on regional and national history. They interview a real coal miner, compose their personal story, then compile those stories creating a classroom living history book.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Research Projects for Regional History
Young writers of any grade level research a historical topic of their choice about their local community. Using primary sources, they examine the historical significance of their area. They participate in activities such as going on a scavenger hunt or comparing names on the headstones in a cemetery.
K - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Geographic Regions of the United States
Students investigate the physical regions of America by analyzing images. In this U.S. Geography lesson, students read poetry about America and associate the words with a specific area or region of the U.S. Students view a group of photographs and sort them by geographic region, analyzing each image for clues.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 162 Downloads
Old Stone House Lesson Plan
From stagecoach to railroad tracks, your class will discover how advancements in travel in the United States during the nineteenth century played an integral role in the industrialization and development of American society. The main activity in this resource is an investment game where class members are given a unique identity and then, based on their knowledge of transportation in the period, are asked to invest in the best mode of transportation at various stages in the eighteen hundreds.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 24 Downloads
Share pupil responses to an interactive slide show about a design initiative intended to help the world's poor. The class works in groups to brainstorm ideas, and then prepares sketches of their own design solutions. Each rendering should demonstrate their design.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 142 Downloads
Tour de Force on the Tour de France
Students explore the incredible obstacles that Lance Armstrong overcame to become the second American winner of the Tour de France. They choose a person whom they admire as the subject of a 'Man in the News' or 'Woman in the News' article.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 34 Downloads
The Industrial Revolution
Students explore what life was like during the Industrial Revolution. In this United States History lesson, students analyze a specific job then complete a webquest about that job. Once their research is complete, students work in groups to discuss their findings and develop an opinion about which job they think was the worst.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 148 Views 769 Downloads
Tenth graders reflect on the effects of the Holocaust and the events leading up to World War II. In this World History lesson, 10th graders complete several activities, including a WebQuest, that analyze the Holocaust and its repercussions.
10th Social Studies & History 16 Views 126 Downloads
Out in the Cold?
Young scholars investigate how various international relief organizations could provide aid to previously unaided areas throughout Kosovo in preparation for the winter months. Small groups then each write a letter to one of the organizations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Writing to Reflect on African American History
Students perform in a play demonstrating and event or significant individual in African American history. They research significant events and individuals in African American history. They write and present visual presentation that accurately portrays significant events in African American history.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 17 Downloads
Australia, Land of the Outback
Students complete a research project. In this Australia lesson, students discuss the Random Acts of Kindness movement started by an Australian woman, Anne Herbert. They investigate themes of geography as they relate to Australia. Students work in groups to research one of the major regions and then present it to the class.
6th - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 62 Downloads
Using Global Positioning Satellites To Map Elevation Profiles
Students read a contour map to predict the areas on a hike that will be the most strenuous. They complete the hike using handheld GPS systems to collect data. They compare their data to that on the contour maps and refine predictions about the hike.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads