United States History Teacher Resources
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Second Continental Congress: Marching Toward Freedom: Lesson 10
Fourth graders explore U.S. history by participating in a word detective activity. In this Second Continental Congress lesson, 4th graders create their own graphic organizer based on the differences between Patriots, Loyalists and "Fence Sitters.
4th Health 3 Views 6 Downloads
How the story of Columbus' Discover Fits into Time
Who is Christopher Columbus and where does he fit on the timeline of history? Students explore U.S. history by viewing a slide-show of famous images. They view a PowerPoint presentation of paintings and documents showing the voyage Columbus took to America and his eventual discovery.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 38 Views 119 Downloads
The Presidential Quotation Report
Famous quotations by American Presidents are the focus of this Six Trait writing activity, which could be used in a U.S. History class or in language arts. After reading the picture book Theodore by Frank Keating, have your 7th graders research quotes by different Presidents throughout American history.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Social Movements and Constitutional Change: Women's Suffrage
The class analyzes a series of documents intended to show the events that lead to women gaining the right to vote. They play a Tic-Tac-Toe style game, make a time line with sequencing cards, and review the 4 steps of social change. Materials are available by clicking on the links located on the right hand side of the lesson.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 15 Downloads
Reliving History through Slave Narratives
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this instructional activity prompts middle schoolers to examine slavery in the United States. They read slave narratives that were part of the Federal Writers' Project and then conduct their own research on slavery in the nation.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 22 Views 429 Downloads
American History Review
Students examine how people have contributed to American history, regardless of culture, race or religion. They develop a sense of pride for their own efforts, as well as for the efforts of others. They also study how to work both independently and in a group.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 9 Downloads
The Rise and Fall of the Jim Crow Era
Students explore African American history by researching the Jim Crow laws. For 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 26 Views 161 Downloads
American Revolution and Civil War Review
Students explore the United States history of wars. In this American Revolution and Civil War instructional activity, 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 10 Views 52 Downloads
Learners investigate the important symbols to Native cultures by writing a poem. In this animal totem lesson, students discuss animal spirits and their relation to the Native American lifestyle. Learners write a cinquain poem about a totem they create based on Native American history.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 37 Downloads
Sectionalism In Early U.S. History
Get your young scholars connected to the ideas and perspectives that lead to the institutions of the past. Learners are grouped into Northeast, South, and West. They research their section of the country as it was in the 1800's, then engage in a discussion or debate on a variety of topics.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Putting It All Together: Early American History 1776-1812
Pupils 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 and use these n
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 10 Downloads
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 7 Downloads
Who Wants to be a Millionaire Student?
An extremely engaging and well-designed "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"-type game awaits your class. The subject is American history, with an emphasis on questions about past presidents. The usual lifelines are built into the game, and the questions get quite challenging as the game goes on.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
A Look at Virginians During Reconstruction
Fourth graders examine slavery and Reconstruction in Virginia. In this Virginians during Reconstruction lesson, 4th graders research primary sources for the story of William Jasper and other slaves. Students hypothesize how rights became legal for free people.
4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
Hard Times, Soft Sell
Students analyze art to determine themes for the Great Depression Era. In this Great Depression lesson, students identify themes for the era and research evidence for the themes to present to the class. Students interview family members who lived during this time and peer edit their writing.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 31 Downloads
Indian Removal: Does History Always Reflect progress?
High schoolers explore the idea that progress for some might not mean progress for all. In this Native American lesson, students recognize different viewpoints about historical events through the study of primary documents. High schoolers decipher the meaning of primary documents and write a relevant question.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 31 Downloads
Exploring Pioneer America
Fourth graders research pioneers who had a strong influence on westward expansion. In this westward expansion lesson, 4th graders write an essay about four pioneers and an interview script about one. Students work in pairs to present interviews.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 16 Downloads
The Colonial Workers Web
Students explore how workers, both today and in colonial times, worked within their societies to produce specialized goods and services and became interdependent. They explain how people became less self sufficient in their economic lives as they became more specialized.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads