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SLAVE TRADING AND SMALL TOWNS
Learners research the ways slavery shaped social and economic life in the South after 1800, the different economic, cultural, and social characteristics of slavery after 1800, and how the Atlantic slave trade finally ended.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review Reconstruction After the Civil War
Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation as a joint committee tasked with coming up with a plan for reconstructing the southern states and bringing them back to the Union.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 32 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review George Washington: A National Treasure
Take a closer look at the life and presidency of George Washington with this great set of lesson plans and worksheets. The resource includes a timeline of the president's life and multiple opportunities for primary source and image analysis.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 38 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In an engaging activity on universal and unalienable rights, learners work in groups to establish a democratic nation and determine what principles they want to protect to ensure a democratic society. They conduct a "rights auction" in which each group examines the Bill of Rights and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and then bids on which provisions are most necessary to their governments.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 97 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review "What Good are the Words?" A Close Reading of an Excerpt from The Book Thief
A close reading of an excerpt from The Book Thief provides high school readers with an opportunity to examine how Markus Zusak uses syntax, repetition, and figurative language to contribute to the power of the novel, and to help develop his themes.
9th - 10th Language Arts 28 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Greek Mythology Version 2.0: To Be or Not to Be an Epic Hero?
Using The Odyssey in your classroom? Then this resource is for you. After listening to a reading of a portion of Book 9 of The Odyssey and watching a PowerPoint about Greek heroes, partners complete a "Think Pair Share" chart about whether Odysseus meets any of the criteria for being a Greek hero.
9th - 10th Language Arts 14 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Guidance Notes: Inequality in Brazil
This resource includes six activity guidelines and accompanying worksheets for discussing the current trends of inequality in Brazil, particularly in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Using a blank map, informational texts, and suggested news articles and videos, learners discuss the country's history of inequality and the Brazilian government's efforts to reduce poverty.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 28 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Meaning of America: National Identity and Why It Matters
Combining a close reading of a classic American text with the study of history can be a very powerful strategy, and this is most certainly the case with this resource using Edward Everett Hale's The Man without a Country. Consider themes as citizenship and national identity using the engaging discussion questions and prompts in this resource, and use the included videos to present an example of high-level discourse.
9th - 12th Language Arts 39 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Lesson 2: The Constitution: Our Guiding Document
Explore the structure and content of the US Constitution in the second activity of this five-part social studies series. A collection of activities, games, and videos complement a class reading of a document summarizing the US Constitution, with students using their new knowledge to organize their class rules into a formal constitution.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 80 Views 50 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 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
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 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
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