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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 15 Views 31 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 6 Views 42 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 4 Views 23 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 20 Views 122 Downloads
Students investigate racism in the 20th century by exploring U.S. History. In this Civil Rights activity, students review the history of slavery, the Civil War and the fight for equality in the mid 1900's. Students complete Civil Rights worksheets and present a fictional news show to their classmates discussing the history of Civil Rights and African Americans.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 30 Downloads
American History Review
Students examine how people have contributed to American history, regardless of culture, race or religion. They develop a sense of pride for their own efforts, as well as for the efforts of others. They also study how to work both independently and in a group.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 8 Downloads
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 complete a quiz about Franklin and civic duties as well as define a list of historic vocabulary terms.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 103 Downloads
Creating a Book of Images about Colonial Life
Students investigate the early United States by analyzing images from Colonial Times. In this U.S. History lesson, students read the book Q is for Duck, and create a historic picture book based on the concept of utilizing one letter for each page.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 32 Downloads
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 13 Views 68 Downloads
A Timeline of Early American History
Students explore the history of Virginia. For this lesson on early statehood, students view several PowerPoint presentations and then research, design and create a classroom time line of Early American history. This lesson includes several activities, multiple slide-shows, and primary resources.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 17 Views 129 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 13 Views 120 Downloads
The American Indian Experience
Fifth graders study American Indians. In this American history instructional activity, 5th graders discuss the impact American Indians had on the United States analyzing the culture and environment of America before the Europeans arrived.
5th Social Studies & History 8 Views 32 Downloads
Illuminating American History
Eighth graders evaluate the effectiveness of adding visuals to printed documents by exploring "The Invention" pages of the "Gutenberg Education Module". They use the techniques of illumination and rubrication to manipulate documents from American History.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
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 best practices and technology integration articles are included to further support the teacher of this lesson.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
In these United States history worksheets, use the clues to find the correct word from the list and write them on the lines. Students then use the numbered letters to help them solve the riddle about Paul Revere. Students complete the passage using the same word list and use the remaining words to write more lines to the poem.
7th Math 3 Views 28 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 17 Views 108 Downloads
Students explore aspects of Asian-American culture. In this lesson plan, students use the internet to research American history and the Asian American experience, complete Asian inspired art and read a biography. This lesson includes web links and cross curricular extensions.
Pre-K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Before and After: Using Stereo Graph Images to Understand the Civil War
Students investigate U.S. history by exploring stereo graph images. In this Civil War history lesson, students view a slide-show PowerPoint presentation of images taken during the Civil War with very basic, early cameras. Students collaborate in small groups to analyze two images at a time and discuss the settings, people, clothing and other objects within the images.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 37 Downloads