States and Territories of The United States Teacher Resources
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Apples! Apples! Apples!
Young scholars explore the life of Johnny Appleseed as they create a MediaBlender project of Johnny's journey through the Midwest territory, and compare and contrast items he brought on his journey with items students would bring with them on a trip today.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 7 Views 23 Downloads
Students explore U.S. territorial expansion. In this Louisiana Purchase lesson, students investigate how the purchase was funded and determine how diplomatic actions were part of the land transfer. Students analyze several primary sources that are provided within the lesson.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 32 Views 230 Downloads
America's Wars, 1898-1945
Students examine the wars the United States was involved in between 1898 and 1945. In groups, they determine the causes and effects of each war and how each war changed the way the United States handled their foreign affairs. As a class, they debate American imperialism and how we have used it to our advantage in each war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 35 Downloads
Distinguished Discoveries: Florida quarter reverse
Florida's state quarter has an image of a space shuttle and a Spanish Galleon on its reverse side. Pupils will examine the state quarter and think about how the Spanish explorers and Space explorers are the same and different. The class will be split into two groups and either research the Spanish or Astronauts, then they get together to create a Venn Diagram comparing the two.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Creating Travel Itineraries
Fourth graders design travel itineraries for all of the United States. For this locations unit, 4th graders research characteristics and features of all 50 states to develop as part of the Travel Agency Product or Performance. Students develop research and writing skills.
4th Social Studies & History 15 Views 39 Downloads
A New Federation
Students describe the relationships between state and federal parliaments in Australia. They identify responsibilities shared between federal and state and territory governments. Students explore an alternative federal structure by creating new state boundaries and redistributing power.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 32 Downloads
Northern and Southern Differences in 1856
Fourth graders investigate differences between the ideology of the Northern and Southern states in 1856. In this states' history lesson, 4th graders examine the needs for slaves in the Southern agricultural economy, and compare it to the need for skilled paid workers in the industrial economy of the Northern states.
4th Social Studies & History 6 Views 21 Downloads
Mosaic America: Patterns of Racism
Seventh graders use print and electronic resources to gather and analyze information on the political system in the United States. Using the Constitution, they identify and discuss instances of racism included in amendments and laws. In groups, they use this information to perform a skit, make a poster or write an essay on the effects of these amendments or laws on the African-American community.
7th Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
A System of Rules
Learners write letters, create models, create a photo display, and make charts about the rules that a state has. In this rules lesson plan, students learn about and make different displays of how states come up with rules, change them, and enforce them.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 26 Downloads
Young scholars examine the differences between the northern and southern states before and during the U.S. Civil War. They complete a Venn Diagram and create an illustration of the differences between the North and the South. Students also participate in a Reader's Theater and write and present a poem.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Measure It Up!
Students investigate the states that water may take. In this physical science lesson, students read the book, Water: Up, Down, and All Around and recall the states of water from the book. Students examine how water takes the shape of its container and graph which containers hold more water.
K - 2nd Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
While learning about the Louisiana Purchase, pupils practice map skills. This motivating lesson has them answer questions about the Louisiana Territory and the United States. It provides a quick and easy way review of skills and the American History.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 24 Views 123 Downloads
Middle schoolers examine the area where the Northwest Territory was located. They discover the steps territories need to follow to become states. They create a map of the Northwest Territory and label the states that came out of that region.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 29 Downloads
Regulating the Harvest
Students study the effect of trapping in the Illinois Territory in 1805 and compare it to trapping today. They participate in a role playing activity in which they discover how practices in early Illinois Territory led to wildlife such as beavers becoming almost extinct in Illinois by 1900.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students research the major domestic issues that were present during the administration of Thomas Jefferson including the acquisition of the Louisiana Territory, Lewis and Clark's expedition, and his foreign policy. They investigate primary source documents while working in expert groups.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 43 Downloads