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Changing Landscape at the Fort Vancouver Reserve
Students investigate the international background and consequences of The Louisiana Purchase, The War of 1812, and The Monroe Doctrine. The activity helps to improve critical thinking skills about American History.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
American Biography: David Walker, Life in a Box, Antebellum Timeline, Pathfinder
Fifth graders study the contributions of David Walker to America. In this primary source research lesson, 5th graders use the provided pathfinder to locate historical documentation of Walker's contributions during the Antebellum Era.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
How Do They Work?
Young scholars investigate famous U.S. inventions by utilizing the Internet. In this U.S. history lesson, students examine the relationship between great U.S. inventions such as the radio, telephone and light bulb and the effect it had on the U.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
George Washington on the Sedition Act
Students investigate the Sedition Act and George Washington's position on the act. In this United States Colonial history lesson, students read about George Washington's position on the Sedition Act. Students then participate in a discussion and answer the assessment questions.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Rise and Fall of the Jim Crow Era
Students explore African American history by researching the Jim Crow laws. In this Civil Rights lesson, students define the Jim Crow laws, the reasons they were put into place, and how they were ultimately defeated. Students write a paper about the volatile era between 1870 and 1960 and paint an image that reflects a political message about the unjust laws.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 158 Downloads
American Revolution and Civil War Review
Students explore the United States history of wars. In this American Revolution and Civil War lesson, students identify the Southern states on a map, and locate the geographic location of the Civil War's major battles. Students complete a Venn diagram comparing the Civil War to the American Revolution and answer related questions.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 9 Views 51 Downloads
Students investigate the important symbols to Native cultures by writing a poem. In this animal totem lesson plan, 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 3 Views 37 Downloads
Writing to Reflect on African American History
Students perform in a play demonstrating and event or significant individual in African American history. They research significant events and individuals in African American history. They write and present visual presentation that accurately portrays significant events in African American history.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 17 Downloads
Freedom Fighters Throughout American History
Students 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 design a PowerPoint presentation.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Fifth graders investigate the significant people, events, and developments in the early history of the United States. They examine a timeline in their social studies textbook and discuss how a timeline works. In pairs they create a timeline about Thanksgiving.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Students determine how Native Americans were stripped of their cultures. For this Native American history lesson, students analyze several photographs of Native Americans and respond to questions about the photographs. Students discuss their impressions of the analysis
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 8 Views 37 Downloads
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 3 Views 17 Downloads
Factors in a Successful College Experience
How does community or cultural identity influence the decisions to attend or graduate from college? Clips from the documentary Up Heartbreak Hill, introduce class members to the issues two Native American seniors face as they consider post-high school plans.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Time Marches On
Students discover the times of Colonial America by creating a timeline. In this U.S. History lesson, students research a teacher-directed website about African Americans in early colonial times. Students utilize their information to create an accurate retelling of the events in this country by creating a timeline of the Colonial era and Africans being taken from their home.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Go West Young Inventors
Students research the history of the Oregon Trail and role play to invent objects needed by immigrants in the 1850’s. In this American history and technology lesson plan, students read the book Bound for Oregon and complete invention handout activities for the chapters.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads