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Legacies of El Dorado
Students explore California and the Gold Rush. In this social science lesson, students trace the explosive development of California as established by the Gold Rush. Students understand that the Gold Rush played an important role in how California developed.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
History of Immigration From the 1850's to the Present
Eleventh graders study the history of immigration from 1850 to the present. In this American History lesson plan, 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.
11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 26 Downloads
Fourth graders study the role of technology in agriculture. In this agricultural technology lesson, 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.
4th Science 8 Views 26 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, June 19, 2007
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, young scholars 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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Learners explore what a leader represents. In this social science instructional activity, students discuss what the traits, qualities, or characteristics are of a leader. Learners also understand that leaders existed in America's past and in the present day as well.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads
Art and National Identity: Analyzing Painting and Literature from the Era of Manifest Destiny
Students begin the lesson by discussing the causes and effects of the movement west. Using primary sources, they develop their own definition for manifest destiny. In groups, they view examples of paintings and read poems on the topic. They compare and contrast how the idea of manifest destiny is shown through the two mediums.
9th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 17 Downloads
CSAP Preparation: "Strike While the Iron is Hot"
Sixth graders survey several concepts in literature, science, history, and geography as a preparation for the CSAP standardized testing experience. This nine lesson unit provides exposure to the format and content of the test.
6th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Fancying the Full-Time
Young scholars consider rights a worker deserves and research the impact of migrant workers in countries around the world. They create public service announcements to increase awareness and address letters to individuals capable of redressing workers' plight.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Little Train of Caipira
Students listen to the "Berry Pickers' Song" on the piano twice. They practice the song several times to become familiar enough to recognize it in the piece. They listen to the CD and recognize the tune by raising their hand and tell what instruments are playing the tune.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Human-Environment Interaction in the United States and Canada
In this environmental geography learning exercise, students use graphic organizers to note 7 ways people in the United States and Canada have both created and solved problems through their interaction with the environment. Students also use a textbook map to respond to 2 short answer questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
Focused Learning Lesson: American History
Eleventh graders examine the importance of the Industrial Age in the United States. They explore the new inventions that helped promote big business. Working conditions from the past are compared with them today.
11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 23 Downloads
Edward Hopper's House by the Railroad: From Painting to Poem
Students analyze Edward Hopper's painting and Hirsch's poem to explore the types of emotion generated by each work. In this literary and art analysis lesson, students discuss how Hopper establishes tone and analyze Hirsch's use of diction and imagery.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
New York on the Pacific Coast
Students explore the interaction and consequences of contact among different ethnic groups. Students examine a timeline and the important historical events in American History. They discuss immigration and migration.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads