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From a New Nation to a Divided Nation
Quiz your students or prepare them for the big exam with this presentation. Included are 24 multiple choice questions related to Early American Government, The Colonial Period, Westward Expansion, and State Formation.
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Walt Disney and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Do You Have A Sinking Feeling?
High schoolers plot the positions of vessels given bearings in the form of landmarks. They explain how the debris field can help solve the mystery in how the ship sunk.
The Kansas Flag
First graders study the symbols on the Kansas flag. In this social studies lesson, 1st graders read about the symbols on the state flag. Students create a flag folder and complete word work assignment for each of the symbols discussed.
Investing in Early America Game: Early Industrial, Transportation, and Communications Revolution
Students review pages in the text to find out what was happening in each of the areas. They use the "Investment Opportunities Game Sheet" to record their investments, assume an investor identity, which influence how they choose to invest $1,000.
Missing Words: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
In this missing words worksheet, students fill in the blanks in two passages from "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" from the word list given.
The Battle of Lexington
Students discover the Missouri River and its importance during the Civil War. In this U.S. history lesson, students examine a map of the great Battle of Lexington, and discuss why the Missouri River was a key element to the conflict. Students reenact famous speeches from key characters of the Civil War.
In this technologies lesson plan, students research and write short answers for the inventions of the Cotton Gin, McCormick Reaper, Steamboat, and Steam Locomotive. Students answer 4 questions for each.
Steamers Lesson 1: Design and Construction
Students examine the use of steamboats in North Carolina. In groups, they design and contruct their own small models of steamboats using simple materials. They test their models in water and share how they were built and why. They complete a review as a class to end the lesson.
Lesson 1: Design a Transportation Stamp
Students, in groups, research a certain form of transportation that has affected Maine's economic and cultural development. They write a persuasive letter that uses the research to support an argument.
Steamers Lesson 1: Background Information
Students discover the use of steamboats in North Carolina. After reading background information, they take notes on their reading and participate in a class discussion. They complete a KWL chart and share what they have gathered in small groups. They use a map to trace possible routes of the steamships.
Steamers Lesson 1: Routes
Learners are introduced to the useage of steamboats in North Carolina. In groups, they research the routes of steamers and discover how they were used. They draw an illustrated map and a timeline of the routes. As a class, they discuss what life was like during this timeperiod.
Folly or Fortune?
In this listening selection worksheet, 9th graders read and listen to the story 'Folly or Fortune' by Lois Miner Huey to improve their listening skills.
Mark Twain: "The Glorious Whitewasher"
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence...expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Readers are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as possible. The passage is included with bolded vocabulary words to define in-context, and underlined words defined in the margins. Extra space lends itself nicely to marking the text. There are many reading comprehension activities suggested here! Learners synthesize their literary analysis through a narrative writing activity.
Exploring Enumerated and Implied Powers
Here is a most-impressive resource on implied powers that were established under the Marshall Court. Learners examine the court's interpretation of Article 1 in McCullough vs. Maryland. They also analyze the Constitution in order to see the differences between enumerated and implied powers. There is an excellent worksheet that leads pupils through a writing exercise on these topics embedded in the plan. This is one of the better lessons on law and the courts I have ever seen.
Shakespearean Comedy on Film
This lesson will focus on the aspects of Shakespeare's comedy that become more evident in performance. By viewing clips of the same Shakespeare scene in different film versions, high schoolers have the opportunity to engage in a close critical analysis and to compare the play to its film version.
"Once More to the Lake" by E.B. White
Revisit your own childhood memories of long summers and lakeside fun with E.B. White's essay, "Once More to the Lake." Included here is the actual text as well as a series of short-answer questions that follow. Not only do readers study the essay's theme and central idea, but they look at White's specific strategies and style. A great resource!
New! Old Stone House Lesson Plan
From stagecoach to railroad tracks, your class will discover how advancements in travel in the United States during the nineteenth century played an integral role in the industrialization and development of American society. The main activity in this resource is an investment game where class members are given a unique identity and then, based on their knowledge of transportation in the period, are asked to invest in the best mode of transportation at various stages in the eighteen hundreds.
The History of The Cyclorama and Moving Panorama
Here is a lesson designed to acquaint learners with two amazing forms of entertainment from the 19th century: The Cyclorama and the Moving Panorama. After seeing what these two contraptions were all about, pupils make their own version of a moving panorama that has images from their own lives. Along with their panoramas, they design and produce a handbill to advertise it. The handbills are done in the old, 19th-century style. A great lesson!
Osage, Legend, and Arkansas History
Elementary schoolers evaluate the legend of Norristown Mountain by looking at facts about the Osage Indians and the legend itself. They do an exploration of Arkansas' Native American groups which includes a look at their legends, stories, culture, traditions, and way of life. The Norristown Mountain legend story is included in the plan, and serves as the basis for the entire lesson.