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Fifth graders explore the Civil War by creatively writing about the famous time. In this U.S. history lesson plan, 5th graders research newspapers from the Civil War era and color in a black and white photograph taken at the time. Students write their own newspaper articles based on the photograph they select and re-write their article over several days.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars complete a quiz about Franklin and civic duties as well as define a list of historic vocabulary terms.
Fourth graders research Lewis and Clark's expedition. In this United States history lesson, 4th graders watch a video about the expedition and write a research paper using the information gathered. Students take on the role of a member of the expedition and create a journal about their experience.
Students examine the contributions of entrepreneurs from United States history. They read a biography of an American entrepreneur, and in small groups design and present a project related to their selected entrepreneur. As a culminating activity, students write an essay describing the characteristics of entrepreneurs from the past that would still be successful in the 21st century.
Ninth graders analyze American literature from the antebellum era of Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. In this American literature lesson, 9th graders work in groups to read documents for the lesson. Students discuss the three authors and how their works changed society. Students examine an illustration, assume the role of one of the authors, and write an article about the slave picture.
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.