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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Teaching with Timelines
Students create illustrated timelines to accompany the historical events and people they have studied. In this chronological history lesson, students collaborate to create timelines that are enhanced with each new historical era they study.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 81 Downloads
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 lesson, 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
Learners explore immigration. In this United States history and literature lesson plan, 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 lesson plan, 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
Road to the Revolution
Historians explore U.S. History by creating a poster presentation in class. They utilize the Internet to research the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre and other moments in American History. They create posters based on an individual that took part in the events.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 54 Downloads
Crossing the Delaware with Historic, Cultural, and Personal Interpretations
Sixth graders discover the importance of information sources by researching the United States History. In this research gathering lesson plan, 6th graders examine a historical painting of George Washington and analyze what it means, what the painted characters represent and how it makes the viewer feel.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads
The Story of the White House
Young historians explore U.S. history by reading a book with their class about the White House. They read the nonfiction book The Story of the White House, focusing on the sequence of events and details in the reading. They then define historical vocabulary terms and answer study questions.
K - 3rd Language Arts 9 Views 91 Downloads
Students discover how people with disabilities have played a significant role in society throughout history. In this language arts and social studies lesson, students design a timeline that shows the inclusion of people with disabilities into society.
4th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 83 Downloads
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Innovation, politics, race, war...these themes are continuously evident in humanity over the course of history, and are revealed with spectacular imagery and commentary by famed documentarian Ken Burns. While primarily focusing on American history, this is a must-have app for history teachers in general, as Burns masterfully weaves scenes from his documentaries to establish meaningful connections across generations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Soldier's View of the American Civil War
Study and research the American Civil War in this explanatory writing instructional activity. Middle schoolers complete six activities to learn about the American Civil War and soldiers' views of the war. The instructional activity includes several options to complete the activities, such as PowerPoint, Venn diagram, and several biographical stories.
5th - 10th Language Arts 27 Views 498 Downloads
Four different timeline graphic organizers are included here. The first has six boxes, the second eight, and the third and fourth ten in slightly different formats. Each page includes space to write in a title or other information, such as a student name and class period.
1st - 12th Classroom Support 17 Views 21 Downloads
Tragedy, Triumph, or Trespass?
Did westward expansion really live up to the dream of adventurers for a new life and opportunities for land and resources? While designed for a flipped classroom, try using this resource to evaluate primary sources alongside your class! Project the images provided and discuss as a group the reasons why each primary resource represents a cost/benefit of westward expansion.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 27 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Listening to History
Middle schoolers consider the insight to the past that oral histories can provide. They, in groups, analyze oral histories, prepare to interview a family member on their recollections of a historical event and then write a historical narrative.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 51 Downloads
Past Imperfect: Examining Secondary Sources of the American Revolution
Ninth graders respond in essay form to the following writing prompt. Mel Gibson, star of The Patriot, is quoted as stating, "If one were to adhere to historical accuracy all the way, you'd probably have the most boring two hours on earth, but firstly it's entertainment and we've taken license with history to make it more compelling.
9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 28 Downloads
Modern Minstrelsy: Exploring Racist Stereotypes in Literature and Life
Satires may be designed to expose a bias to ridicule but if misunderstood can they reinforce that bias? Langston Hughes poem, “Minstrel Man” opens a discussion of racist stereotypes, the minstrel tradition, and the musical, “The Scottsboro Boys.
11th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 13 Downloads
Trail of Tears
A fabulous PowerPoint resource that thoroughly and accurately desicribes the Cherokee culture from the 1500's through the mid-1800's when they were forced to leave their homeland and march to Oklahoma in the famous, "Trail of Tears." Some excellent paintings, maps and websites are embedded in this presentation.
4th Social Studies & History 7 Views 45 Downloads
Creative Writing Activity
Eleventh graders create an illustrated historical fiction paper written in the first person as if they lived in North Carolina during the time period from 1780-1800. They used the Eastern North Carolina Digital Library and a timeline of American history.
11th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads