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Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, June 19, 2007
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Fifth graders analyze a landscape depicting Yosemite during the time of the Wild West. They compare their perceptions of the West from film and television to this representation. They observe the use of scale and color to depict size and distance and create a landscape of their own using these elements.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Young scholars explore what a leader represents. In this social science instructional activity, students discuss what the traits, qualities, or characteristics are of a leader. Young scholars also understand that leaders existed in America's past and in the present day as well.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 3 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 5 Views 16 Downloads
Fancying the Full-Time
Students 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
Washington Irving in Context
Students examine the various roles Washington Irving had in his lifetime. Examining the situation in Europe and the United States, they are encouraged to relate Irving's experiences to different events. They examine themselves in many ways as well.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 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 instructional activity, 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 32 Downloads
The Tread of the Iron Horse
Young scholars research the history of the Oswege-Midland Railroad and interview a guest expert about its impact on their community. They role-play as citizens writing persuasive letters for or against the railroad's construction.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 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 3 Views 19 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
Focused Learning Lesson: American History
Eleventh graders compare and contrast the type of immigrant that came to America during the 19th and 20th centuries. They write letters as if they were immigrants coming to America and what they faced and their hopes for the future.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads