United States History Teacher Resources
Searching for a great idea to teach the thirteen colonies, the Constitution, the Civil War, or the civil rights movement? Look no further, as our collection of United States history resources is sure to have it!
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The End of Slavery in the United States DBQ
Fifth graders reflect on what slavery might have been like. In this U. S. history lesson, 5th graders, participate in a class discussion about slavery, then create a timeline of what a slave's life might have looked like.
5th Social Studies & History 17 Views 32 Downloads
Pennsylvania Colony: The Holy Experiment
Have your class explore U.S. history by discussing religion in the colonial era. Your fifth graders review the history of Pennsylvania and the conformist views placed upon immigrants to the country. Then, they read a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote regarding the influx of German immigrants to the U.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 124 Downloads
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 one topic and share it with the class.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 43 Downloads
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 and geography.
5th Language Arts 17 Views 122 Downloads
American History Idol
What a great way to incorporate current social trends and a historical research project. The class completes to win the title of "American History Idol." They each choose a historical figure from a list of 100, research, evaluate informational text resources, and create a skit they will perform for the class.
4th - 5th Language Arts 18 Views 109 Downloads
Lesson: Factors in a Successful College Experience
What obstacles face Navajo teens living on reservations? Let the stories do the teaching as scholars watch clips and read articles about the Native American youth experience. There are several clips provided, which you can easily access on the website.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 post-high school plans.
9th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Timeline of Early American History
Learners explore the history of Virginia. In this lesson plan on early statehood, students view several PowerPoint presentations and then research, design and create a classroom time line of Early American history. This lesson plan includes several activities, multiple slide-shows, and primary resources.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 23 Views 134 Downloads
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 instructional activity requires informational reference materials and includes great discussion questions and extension activities.
5th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 229 Downloads
New Review 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, from 1607 to 1945.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Benjamin Franklin and the U.S. Constitution
Students explore U.S. history by completing a quiz about civics. In this Benjamin Franklin instructional activity, students read assigned text about Franklin's role in the development of the Constitution and the creation of a new society. Students complete a quiz about Franklin and civic duties as well as define a list of historic vocabulary terms.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 112 Downloads
Here you'll not only find a document outlining major shifts in voting-right policy in the United States, but also worksheets that will help your learners identify at what points in time groups such as women, Native Americans, and residents of Washington DC received the right to vote.
6th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What is a political party, and what major parties exist in American politics today? How did the party system develop in American history, and how are parties organized? These questions and many other details regarding the political party system in the United States government are addressed in this publisher-designed presentation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Gay '80s, '90s and '00s
After reading and discussing a news article from the New York Times regarding gay and lesbian issues of the last thirty years, learners engage in several activities to explore current events. They create a timeline, either electronically or on paper, that documents the events of the last few decades.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
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 classmates about the significance of their event.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 16 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy
Discover how Thomas Jefferson's vision for a smaller and limited government motivated major events in United States history, such as the Louisiana Purchase and the embargo of 1807. While the video is packed with information, it does provides a fantastic general overview of the concept of strict versus loose constructionist of the Constitution, as well as the lasting implications of Marbury v.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Bio-Poems and U.S. History
Students explore U.S. History by writing poems. In this United States leader biography lesson, students identify elements needed to create a good poem, and write a Bio-Poem about themselves. Students utilize the same form to write a biographical poem about a famous figure from the United States such as George Washington.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 69 Downloads
The Father of Our Country
Explore United States history with this lesson on George Washington and the Revolutionary War. After reading biographical information about George Washington, learners make a list of ten reasons for the revolution. They create a timeline of the main events that occurred.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
A Timeline of Virginia History
Students explore the geography of the United States by researching Virginia. In this U.S. History lesson, students examine important dates and individuals that helped form Virginia into one of the more popular U.S. States. Students view a time-line PowerPoint presentation showcasing the events that have taken place since Virginia was created.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 24 Downloads