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
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 English Language Arts
New Review The Cultural Geography of Australia, Oceana, and Antarctica
What people groups originally settled in Australia and Oceania, and how do their geography and history affect the regions' cultural makeup? Here you'll find a traditional textbook chapter covering these topics, including informational text, comprehension and discussion questions, images, and map activities.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
Writing to Reflect on African American History
Learners 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
Exploring the Hudson in 1609
While this activity focuses on a study of the Hudson River, it could be used as a template for a discussion of map skills, converting measurements, and plotting a route. The activity includes vocabulary and other resources to make it a richer experience.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
Tenth graders reflect on the effects of the Holocaust and the events leading up to World War II. In this World History instructional activity, 10th graders complete several activities, including a WebQuest, that analyze the Holocaust and its repercussions.
10th Social Studies & History
The Road Map & the Middle East
Will walls help? Read to learn how Prime Minister Ariel Sharon proposes to build walls around Isreal in hopes of isolation from Palestine. Complete an online Webquest, analyze maps, listen to audio clips, answer discussion questions, and analyze newspaper articles to gain a better understand of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Murals: Historic Walls
Students examine Mexican history in murals. In this visual arts instructional activity, students research the artistic style of Mexican murals and the artists that create them. Students then present their research findings to their classmates and write informative essays.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History