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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Lyddie: An Instructional Unit Resource Guide
Katherine Paterson’s young adult novel Lyddie is the foundation of a differentiated instruction unit that not only explores the rise of industrialization and labor but women’s rights issues as well. The resource links, list of activities, assessment tools, and template for planning modifications make this a powerful teacher resource.
6th - 8th Language Arts 62 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 3 Views 42 Downloads
What Does It All Mean?
Students investigate the symbolism and meaning of samplers in American history. In this American history and sampler lesson, students examine pictures of original samplers and look at lists of the symbolism included in them. They connect the meanings of the samplers with American history.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 21 Downloads
To Buy or Not to Buy
Students examine how boycotts have promoted economic, social, and political change in U.S. history. They research current boycott targets, create promotional flyers, and analyze economic and non-economic factors that influence the efficacy of a boycott.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 12 Downloads
Freedom Fighters Throughout American History
Students use the internet to research people who have contributed to the cause of freedom. They identify examples of freedom which are important to them and categorize them. In groups, they create a timeline of the Freedom Fighters and design a PowerPoint presentation.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Figure of Paul Revere. Romanticizing Colonial American History
Students compare paintings to make conclusions about American History in the Revolutionary War time period. Students share opinions concerning visual art. Other artwork can be used to entice inquiry as needed.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Making Connections: I Know Why Caged Birds Sing
Students discuss equality and fairness by reading a Maya Angelo poem. In this U.S. history lesson, students read the poem I Know Why Caged Birds Sing, and discuss how the era it was written in affected the words. Students identify the framework of poetry and categorize each line.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 101 Downloads
Students investigate the African American culture in the 1920's and the Harlem Renaissance. They read and analyze poems written by poets of the Harlem Renaissance, listen to jazz music and identify the characteristics of the music, and answer a discussion question.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 44 Views 120 Downloads
Was Andrew Jackson a Representative of the Common People?
Kids examine the perspectives of two different historians, by reading excerpts from the texts they have written. They read each of the two page documents then response to 11 critical-thinking questions.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 13 Views 20 Downloads
Identify important aspects of criminal law and the criminal law process. Junior high readers demonstrate verbal and written skill that focus on enduring issues, divergent viewpoints, and excerpts from famous speeches and documents in United States history.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 69 Downloads
Down for the Count?
The New York Times article “Supreme Court, Split 5-4, Halts Florida Count in Blow to Gore” provides the opening to an assessment of the United States Supreme Court decision in the case of the 2000 presidential election. Assuming the persona of a Supreme Court judge, a presidential candidate, or a voter, class members assess the text of the ruling.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Trail of Tears
Imagine being forced to walk from Florida to Oklahoma. Imagine being forced to walk from Florida to Oklahoma in the winter. Imagine being forced to walk from Florida to Oklahoma with everyone in your village, including the old and the sick.
5th Language Arts 38 Views 70 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Henry Kissinger and Detente
How did relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China evolve between 1950 and 1970? Your young historians will complete a timeline of events with evidence that the relationship between these two great nations was either improved or damange.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Constructing a timeline is a valuable activity for history classrooms, and this graphic organizer is a fast and dependable aid for that endeavor! Blank spaces are available to identify a year and/or event within a particular span of time, followed by larger areas to expand upon the details of those events.
3rd - 10th Classroom Support 12 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 Biography: Benjamin Banneker and the Rise of the City, Life in a Box, Revolutionary Timeline, Pathfinder
Fourth graders investigate a person's life through primary resources. In this American biography activity, 4th graders look at historical sources to discover things about a person and the time period he/she lived. They build a story about this individual and how their actions changed the community.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
NCSS Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel
Students explore immigration. In this United States history and literature lesson, students listen to Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel, then work in groups to create a "story path" illustrating important events in Miss Bridie's journey.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
A Different Drummer
Eighth graders investigate philosophy and meditation techniques by discussing Emerson and Thoreau. In this philosophical traditions instructional activity, 8th graders identify the men Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, their work, and their philosophies about life.
8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 37 Downloads