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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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 lesson, students view a slide-show PowerPoint presentation of images taken during the Civil War with very basic, early cameras. Students...
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
A Timeline of Early American History
Young scholars explore the history of Virginia. In this instructional activity on early statehood, students view several PowerPoint presentations and then research, design and create a classroom time line of Early American history. This...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
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
Students 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
Creating a Book of Images about Colonial Life
Pupils investigate the early United States by analyzing images from Colonial Times. In this U.S. History instructional activity, students read the book Q is for Duck, and create a historic picture book based on the concept of utilizing...
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 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...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Freedom Fighters Throughout American History
Pupils 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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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
Making Connections: I Know Why Caged Birds Sing
Young scholars 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. Young scholars...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts