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Learners explore California and the Gold Rush. In this social science instructional activity, students trace the explosive development of California as established by the Gold Rush. Learners understand that the Gold Rush played an important role in how California developed.
Students read books about growing up in Appalachia and discuss the concept of self-sufficiency. They make braided rugs from T-shirts, cornhusck dolls, and log cabins from Lincoln logs. They also write booklets about Appalachia.
Students examine the reasons why people leave their country to live in another. In groups, they use print and electronic resources to answer questions about where immigrants came from during different time periods and advice given to African Americans. To end the lesson, they calculate the distances to America from various European and Asian countries.
Students research the local history and lore surrounding towns near Oneida Lake. They then interview a guest speaker, research railroad history and the environmental impact of the Iron Horse in order to write a persuasive letter discouraging railroad development in the area.
Pupils examine state quarters with images that refer to the Industrial Revolution. They discuss whether or not it is appropriate to commemorate that event. They research the Slater Mill and decide if it should be commemorated.
In this United States history and government standardized test practice handout, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
For this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
Third graders investigate the role of railroads throughout history. In this technology lesson, 3rd graders discuss an included timeline of important events in transportation. Students are assigned a specific time period to research and develop a timeline of advancements in the railroad system.
In this 5th grade social studies standardized test practice worksheet, students examine documents and tables. Students respond to 35 multiple choices and 11 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of social studies.
Students explore the development of urban California as it was driven by the Gold Rush boom. They study historical documents and participate in a variety of hands-on activities designed to reinforce the concept of the lesson plan.
For this 8th grade social studies standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 45 multiple choice and 12 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, learners respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
Eleventh graders study the history of immigration from 1850 to the present.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders compare the 1924 and 1965 immigration acts and give a reasoned opinion on each.  Students research, write, and make a presentation on a notable immigrant to the United States.
Fourth graders investigate the technology of farming in Ohio. The effects of technology upon society is considered. The long term effects of using new technology is part of this investigation.
Fourth graders study the role of technology in agriculture. In this agricultural technology lesson plan, 4th graders spend ten to twelve days studying how technology affects agriculture. Students also are made aware of different careers in the agriculture and biotechnology field.
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
In this text structure worksheet, students read the story 'All About Trains' and answer the questions about text structure. Students answer 5 questions.
In this Canadian geography instructional activity, students read about how Canada developed and governs itself. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.