States and Territories of The United States Teacher Resources
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Cast of Personalities - The Louisiana Purchase
The origins of the state of Arkansas are the focus of this history lesson. Elementary schoolers to high schoolers identify persons associated with the development of the state from the very first European contact to statehood in 1836. Besides outlining some great activities, this lesson has short biographies of many of the major players in the development of Arkansas.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 57 Downloads
Rights and the Wyandotte Constitution
Every state uses a set of rights to establish laws and regulations. Explore the Wyandotte Constitution as it was written in 1859 and compare it with how rights in Kansas have changed, especially those that pertain to gender and race. A series of graphic organizers, worksheets, and primary source material make this a complete lesson.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Lincoln's Spot Resolutions
High schoolers take a closer look at historical relations between the United States and Mexico. In this Texas annexation lesson, students examine primary documents authored by Zachary Taylor, James Polk, and Abraham Lincoln to consider why the United States entered the Mexican War.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Overland Trails To The West
After observing a map of trails that settlers took in the 1800s, your class will write a journal with the perspective of a settler. In their journals, they must describe the trail they traveled, geographical features they saw, states and territories they passed through, as well as various encounters throughout the trip.
5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? American History
What if your class could earn 1 Million dollars, just because they knew their American History? They can when they play this Millionaire style review game. They'll answer questions, phone their friends, and work their way through 15 question related to state history, territories, Westward Expansion, and the settlers.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 36 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 4 Views 11 Downloads
The American Revolution: 1775-1783
Casting the American Revolution into a bright, informative light, this presentation details many key facts about the strategies and decision during the revolutionary campaigns. The latter half of the slides prompt viewers to examine why the British lost the war, as well as covering the next steps for the blossoming United States of America.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 17 Views 86 Downloads
Carta del tratado entre España y los Estados Unidos
Explore the history between Spain and the United States. Class members examine a copy of an original letter written in 1821 by Colonel Jose Coppinger in St. Augustine, Florida about the treaty that refers to the Florida territory that Spain ceded to the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Solving the Puzzle
Students create a map showing the United States borders at a specific period in history and produce three questions to be answered by examining the map. They also write a productive paragraph explaining who, what, when, where, how/why a particular piece of land was acquired by the United States.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 10 Downloads
History & Math of the 1830s
Using this interdisciplinary worksheet, your young historians will have the opportunity to practice their math skills while learning about the drastic population increase in the United States during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. Class members discover the attraction of cheap land and rise in immigration, and calculate land costs as well as differences in population increase per state.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 17 Views 13 Downloads
The War of 1812
While the War of 1812 may not have resulted in any great shift of territories, it did have significant effects on Native Americans and the status of the United States as an independent nation. Review the major events and lasting implications of the war with your young historians, including its connections to Tecumseh, Canadian nationalism, and the Napoleonic Wars.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Discover the motivations and policies of progressive presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, and Woodrow Wilson in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. The video discusses how the presidents handled the domestic threat of big business, while at the same time expanding national power in foreign territories.
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Manifest Destiny and the Commercial Conquest of the United States
Students examine the role of commerce in the United States to help fulfill Manifest Destiny. They write commercials that could have been used by the Mexicans or Americans during the Mexican War.
6th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 50 Downloads
The United States Flag
Students engage in the study of the United States flag while accessing research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create a class project that focuses upon the meaning of freedom and The United State Flag Code.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 37 Downloads
Explore the lives of American Indians and early settlers in the state of Ohio. Young native Ohioans (or members of another state) research primary and secondary multimedia sources that detail the history between American Indians and Ohio settlers.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 26 Views 192 Downloads
The Debate in the United States over the League of Nations: League of Nations Basics
Students examine Woodrow Wilson's ideas for peace and the League of Nations. They examine how he garnered supported of it by looking at images and discussing their context.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
Photography and the National Park Service
During the 1800s the United States was expanding westward; land was there for the taking. Kids explore how some early photographers used their photography to influenced the US Congress to save areas like Mirror Lake. They complete a journal reflection, participate in a class discussion, and analyze three photographs from the period.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads
Family and Household Structure
Students examine what the word "family" means today. They identify cultural traditions that are still popular in the United States. They read primary source documents and discover how advice is passed on from generation to generation.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 29 Downloads
George Washington's Foreign Policy
Students compare George Washington's foreign policy to the policies of presidents who followed him. For this primary source analysis lesson, students compare Washington's Farewell Address to the Roosevelt Corollary, the Monroe Doctrine, Wilson’s Fourteen Points, the Truman Doctrine, Kennedy's Inaugural Address, and George W.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 37 Downloads