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Writing Exercise: African Civilizations I
Combine subjects with a cross-curricular writing exercise. Although limited as an engaging or interactive activity, this African Civilizations learning exercise has learners responding to 3 clear and simple prompts, each of which can easily lead into deeper research.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 5 Views 46 Downloads
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 140 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a goldmine for ideas and activities associated with exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 460 Views 346 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review To Secede or Not to Secede: Events Leading to the Civil War
Should a teacher be allowed to "secede" from a school with his/her class and start a new program within the school? This question will guide your young historians as they learn about the road to secession prior to the Civil War in the United States.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Impact did European Explorers have on the Native American Culture?
Engage your fifth graders in a Socratic discussion on the impact European explorers had on Native American culture. Everything is outlined in a highly structured fashion, from what the teacher does, to what the student does. The instructional activity focuses on students reading and using the included informational text to compose an essay.
5th Language Arts 130 Views 170 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Rwanda, Past and Present
Explore the deep and lasting impact of European colonialism on the African continent through the lens of the Rwandan nation. Class members will take part in an experiential activity as Hutus and Tutsis, analyzing the divisive conflict between the two groups, and then take guided notes on the history of Rwanda and the scramble for Africa.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Getting Ready to Learn About Human Rights: Close Reading of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Introduce young readers to informational texts with a well-designed, ready-to-use, and Common Core-aligned unit. Young readers will learn a variety of skills while studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). As the first instructional activity in this unit, the primary focus of the instructional activity is learning to use the norms of class discussion as well as close reading practices.
5th - 8th Language Arts 236 Views 512 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Lesson 5: In the Courtroom: Understanding the Players and the Action
Young lawyers put Goldilocks on trial as they develop an understanding of the legal system in the final lesson of this five-part series. After learning about key terms relating to litigation, students are assigned roles and reading through the included mock trial script as they try to determine if Goldilocks is guilty of showing bad manners.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 22 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review History and Memory Worksheet
What is the difference between what we remember of the past and how that is eventually interpreted as history? After reading a quote that posits an answer to this question, learners complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the concepts of history and memory.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Graphing and Demography: The Domestic Slave Trade
Students read a narrative on the domestic slave trade and use the data presented in the article to chart several demographic trends for Louisiana. They compare this information to the rest of the US slave demographics for the period.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Middle Passage: a Journey of Endurance
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.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 10 Views 40 Downloads
Triangular Trade and Its Effects
Learners 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.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 189 Downloads
Compromise is the Key
Eighth graders investigate the compromises that took place at the Constitutional Convention. In this U.S. government lesson, 8th graders "visit" the convention as they research and debate the issues that arose. Students journal about the activity.
8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 72 Downloads
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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 81 Downloads
West Indies and The Caribbean: Sugar & Slavery
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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 44 Downloads
The U.S. Constitution: Backbone of America
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.
8th Social Studies & History 28 Views 204 Downloads
What's It All have to Do with Me?
Students explore local history and relate to National Events. In this primary documents lesson,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.
1st - 4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 41 Downloads
Plantation Life in the 1840s: A Slave's Description
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Gullah Contributions to South Carolina History
Students 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. Students listen to Gullah music and watch Gullah stories on video.
7th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 18 Downloads