United States History Teacher Resources
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Significant Events in U.S. History
Memorizing a few very important historical dates can significantly help learners in framing their understanding of history as a whole. This simple graphic organizer allows learners to highlight momentous dates in United States history,...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Harriet Tubman: Civil War Spy
Did you know that Harriet Tubman also served as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, and was the first woman to lead a military expedition in American history? Learners read about the fascinating story of Harriet Tubman and conclude...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Where in the United States Are We?
Fifth graders collaborate with another fifth grade classroom while learning about various locations in the United States. This is a telecollaborative video conferencing project that is designed for students studying United States history...
5th English Language Arts
U.S History I Review for History Il
Learners review all the information they gathered in their first United States History class. They identify the major contributors to early American history and how they have affected America today. In groups, they create a newspaper on...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
After Reconstruction: Problems of African Americans
Students describe issues or problems facing African Americans following Reconstruction. They explain possible solutions to these problems suggested in the sources you find, and cite arguments for and against these solutions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Factors in a Successful College Experience
How does community or cultural identity influence the decisions to attend or graduate from college? Clips from the documentary Up Heartbreak Hill, introduce class members to the issues two Native American seniors face as they consider...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Civil War - Create A Living Timeline
Take your traditional timeline project on the Civil War to the next level! From the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 to the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, your class members will research a particular event and then teach their...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Story Behind the Boston Tea Party
The event in American history now known as the Boston Tea Party was really anything but a party. Discover how the tax on tea in pre-revolutionary America was seen by colonists as an infringement on their rights and livelihoods, and how...
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Timeline of Early American History
Students explore the history of Virginia. In this instructional activity on early statehood, students view several PowerPoint presentations and then research, design and create a classroom time line of Early American history. This...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Putting History in its Place
Examine ways in which historic places and landmarks represent significant themes and events in American history. Then create theme-based travel guides for related historic locations. This lesson requires informational reference materials...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
American Biography: Powhatan, Life in a Box, Revolutionary Timeline, Pathfinder
Fourth graders examine the life of Powhatan. In this Native American history lesson, 4th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress. Students analyze primary images and documents about slavery. Analysis of...
4th Social Studies & History
John Brown: Hero or Villain?
New Review"Love it or leave it." "You're either for us or against us." Rhetoric and it's polarizing effects are the focus of a lesson plan that uses John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry as an exemplar. Groups examine primary source documents,...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Benjamin Franklin and the U.S. Constitution
Students explore U.S. history by completing a quiz about civics. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students read assigned text about Franklin's role in the development of the Constitution and the creation of a new society. Students...
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts