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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Students investigate the important symbols to Native cultures by writing a poem. In this animal totem lesson, students discuss animal spirits and their relation to the Native American lifestyle. Students write a cinquain poem about a totem they create based on Native American history.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 4 Views 38 Downloads
Young scholars 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
United States History Pretest
Have your U.S. history class engage in pre-assessment activities at the beginning of the school year. They activate prior knowledge to answer questions. They also use information about particular topics to fill in a graphic organizer. This could be a great lesson to start the year off right.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 47 Downloads
Blacks During Reconstruction
Students investigate U.S. history by examining the post Civil War era. In this reconstruction lesson, students identify the changes the Civil War brought to African Americans in the South. Students view a presentation based on personal freedoms and discuss what freedom means to them.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
Black History: Famous People, Movements, Events (Crossword Puzzle)
If you want a light exercise to review 12 famous people, events, and movements in American history, with a focus on African-American history, this crossword puzzle may be useful. It requires familiarity with Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 13 Views 107 Downloads
The Seven Indian Reservations of Montana
Third graders explore Native American history by researching a reservation of his or her choice. They then identify the seven Native American tribes living in Montana and where they are located. If you live in a state with Indian reservations, the kids could research those instead.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 23 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 38 Downloads
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 this historic event would begin a chain reaction that would result in a profession of independence and the beginning of a new nation.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 41 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lewis and Clark and Native Americans, Part II
Learners research the Native Americans living in the regions explored by Lewis and Clark. They identify the modern-day names of sites claimed by the Lakota Indians, and create a poster of the original Native American names.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 35 Downloads
Land Purchases in U.S. History
Go back in time and do the math for the major land purchases in US history. An activity testing skills in scientific notation and exponent rules allows learners to research the three major land purchases and use those findings for their calculations.
8th - 10th Math 42 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Explore U.S. history by reading an assigned historical text in class. Novice researchers utilize the Internet to find facts of the massacre and view images regarding the fighting and violence. They write a paragraph defending their own position on the politics leading up to the event.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 78 Downloads
Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances
Discuss the history of slavery by analyzing historic photography depicting slavery. Learners write fictional stories based on these photographs. This is a creative and motivating way to launch a discussion of these topics.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Putting It All Together: Early American History 1776-1812
Young scholars view the reverse side of state quarters of those states that entered the union before 1812 and make predictions about what the symbols mean to each state. They complete a worksheet during a lecture describing the symbols and use these n
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 10 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 7 Views 32 Downloads
The Journey to Civil Rights
Students explore Civil Rights. In this Civil Rights lesson, students read about Ruby Bridges and define the words segregation and supremacy. Students make a timeline of important events in Civil Rights and write a paragraph about why the Civil Rights Movement was so important.
K - 1st Language Arts 27 Views 119 Downloads
The Grapes of Wrath
John Ford’s 1940 film The Grapes of Wrath and photos from the 1930s provide learners with an opportunity to examine the effects of the Great Depression on rural life and farm families. Using a provided list, groups investigate primary source materials and then use their findings to evaluate the accuracy of the film portrayal of the Joad family.
11th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 65 Views 96 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Does It All Mean?
Students investigate the symbolism and meaning of samplers in American history. For 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 7 Views 22 Downloads