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- Kimberly K.
- Bourbonnais, IL
States and Territories of The United States Teacher Resources
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Students consider how they, their pets, and their parents define and defend their personal spaces or territory. They discuss the reasons that countries sometimes fight over territories. Students conclude by drawing pictures of themselves, their pets, their parents, and their country's territories and by writing sentences describing scenarios in which territories are threatened.
Seventh graders examine how to use time zones in the United States and international time zones. They discuss and solve problems involving daylight savings time, A.M. and P.M., international time, the international date line, and elapsed time and solve a variety of problems independently.
Seventh graders examine how to measure time, and specifically focus on using time zones in the United States and international time zones. As a class, they discuss international time, the international date line, and elapsed time. Students then solve problems dealing with time differences in a variety of locations around the world.
Students consider the effectiveness of faith-based initiatives. In this religion and ethics lesson, students research issues relative to the separation of church and state. Students investigate the Bush faith-based initiative proposal prior to participating in a debate on the topic.
Students examine the relationship between Native Americans and those who settled the Iowa territory. In this Iowa history lesson, students investigate the process for settling the territory and how intercultural relationships developed between settlers and Indians as they prepare reports.
Students recognize the accomplishments of Catherine Blaine. In this Women's Rights Movement lesson, students research primary and secondary sources about life for American women in the 1800's. Students trace Blaine's journey from Seneca Falls to the Washington territory as they participate in classroom activities that help them consider her role as an advocate. Students then write persuasive essays about Blaine's vision.
Learners define national identity, explain importance of having national identity, describe America's national identity, work together and formulate class vision of what America's national identity is, identify United States symbols and explain how they express national identity of country, interpret documents and other artifacts for their contributions to national identity, and identify historical and modern day heroes who personify America's identity.
Students examine the impact of court decisions. In this Supreme Court lesson plan, students read the Reynolds v. United States (1878) case study regarding first election decided by the House of Representatives. Students take notes on the case and respond to discussion questions regarding the case.
Learners are divided into groups with each person in the group reading part of the story about the flag to the other members of the group. They then use a dictionary to write definitions for at least three bold words making sure that each word is defined by at least one member of the group.