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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Abraham Lincoln and the Five-Dollar Note
Students study Presidential history by researching Abraham Lincoln. For this U.S. history lesson, students discuss the changes in the 5 dollar bill and create a timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life. Students complete a puzzle activity...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Rise and Fall of the Jim Crow Era
Learners explore African American history by researching the Jim Crow laws. In this Civil Rights instructional activity, students define the Jim Crow laws, the reasons they were put into place, and how they were ultimately defeated....
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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....
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Blacks During Reconstruction
Learners 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. Learners view a presentation based on personal...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
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...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
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 instructional activity, students view a slide-show PowerPoint presentation of images taken during the Civil War with very basic, early cameras....
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
In God We Trust; All Others Pay Cash
Learners review their knowledge on the First Amendment. After reading an article, they identify specific church and state issues. Using the Internet, they research President Bush's proposal from a specific point of view. They summarize...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
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
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...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
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
Putting It All Together: Early American History 1776-1812
Middle schoolers 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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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...
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Westward Expansion of the United States
How did early American pioneers decide what to take with them on their journeys, and what was their traveling experience like? Here you'll find a collection of activities to help you explore Westward Expansion with your young learners.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The First African American Regiment
Young historians examine a memorial sculpture of the first African American regiment in the Civil War, and then compare how the experiences of the regiment are portrayed in letters and poetry, as well as in the motion picture, Glory.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable