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Combine subjects with a cross-curricular writing exercise. Although limited as an engaging or interactive activity, this African Civilizations activity has learners responding to 3 clear and simple prompts, each of which can easily lead into deeper research. Historians outline the role women and geography played in Africa's development over time, and describe the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as a turning point in world history. Consider using as a reading companion.
Fourth graders recognize and can describe the settlers of Early America. In this American colonies lesson, 4th graders research using primary and secondary sources, Native Americans, Europeans, and African Americans role in the colonies. Students will keep journals of the readings and compare and contrast information. Students will create T-Charts for presentation.
Explore poetry written by African-Americans before emancipation. 8th graders create collages, and explain why they chose specific stanzas. They display the collages on the class bulletin board that demonstrate an understanding of the American Civil War.
Students determine that thriving African cultures engaged in international trade and exploration before the emergence of European civilization. The study ancient Ghana, its geographic locale, the diversity therein to include its people, their lifestyles, languages, and customs.
Students investigate the trade routes and investigate goods and services were transported along each route. Given a primary source document, that represents a personal story related to the triangle trade, they discuss given questions.
Eighth graders investigate the compromises that took place at the Constitutional Convention. In this U.S. government instructional activity, 8th graders "visit" the convention as they research and debate the issues that arose. Students journal about the activity.
Students engage in a role-playing situation to illustrate the kinds of compromised that were made a teh Constitutional Convention. They write three short 1-2 paragraph arguments and then present their arguments to the class at the appropriate time during a debate.
This unit is an introduction to the U.S. Constitution. First, 8th graders read the Articles of Confederation. They pretend to be a visitor to the convention and write a journal describing the compromises that "save the day." Next, they research how the concepts of representative democracy work within the framework of our government as outlined in the Constitution.
Students study the state of the world before the slave trade. They explain the geography and economics of the slave trade. They explore primary sources and how historians use these sources to create historical interpretations.
Students explore local history and relate to National Events.  In this primary documents instructional activity,students explore eyewitness accounts of events at special moments in American history.  Students recognize symbols of our country. Students explore the slave trade and answer guided questions.
In this West African geography worksheet, students read about the history, culture, and life in West Africa. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
Students investigate the life and education of current conductor, composer, and jazz musician Thara Memory in this 50-minute lesson introducing a two day unit. A video of Thara is included.
Students use a primary source to investigate plantation life from a slave's perspective. This first-hand account of a slave's experience should foster discussions about the slave trade and abolitionist movement within the United States in the 1800s.
Young scholars research the Gullah people and their impact on South Carolina. In this South Carolina history lesson, students study, locate, and color the region of Africa the Gullah people came from. Young scholars listen to Gullah music and watch Gullah stories on video. Students study sweet grass baskets and fish nets. Young scholars write their own folktale and make peanut butter beane cookies.
Students explore the culture of Liverpool.  In this World History lesson, students research a variety of events and activities in Liverpool, then they work in groups to prepare a class presentation to share their findings.
Students examine the St. John slave revolt of 1733. For this slavery and apartheid lesson, students view the DVD "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid." Students respond to discussion questions regarding the content of the DVD which features the triangular trade route and the St. John slave revolt.
Eighth graders study the U.S. Constitution and its major political concepts.  In this Constitution lesson plan students complete several lessons and answer questions. 
In this African history study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the history of Africa from 1500 to the present and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. Students also respond to 18 short answer questions regarding the topic.
Eighth graders compare the use of rice in the 1700s to the modern use of rice. In this lesson examining the importance of rice in US history, 8th graders learn about the role of rice in the early 1700s and compare the use of rice in cooking then to the modern use of rice in cooking.
For this language skills worksheet, students read an article about Abolition of Slavery Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.

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