United States History Teacher Resources
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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
Evaluating Information on Food Labels
What kinds of foods include corn? Corn syrup? Start by viewing a clip of Food Inc. with your middle or high schoolers. Then, study a list of corn-derived ingredients, encouraging your class to see how many food products contain corn. A...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid
Your class can think about the American Old West as they listen for dynamics, articulation, rhythm, and tempo in the Aaron Copland song, "Billy The Kid." They'll explore how Copland uses music to create an image of life for an outlaw in...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Creating a Chronological Timeline
What makes a life remarkable? Have your class research the lives of prominent African-Americans and create a timeline including major life events. To expand your middle schoolers' knowledge of prominent African-Americans, introduce some...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
Down for the Count?
The New York Times article “Supreme Court, Split 5-4, Halts Florida Count in Blow to Gore” provides the opening to an assessment of the United States Supreme Court decision in the case of the 2000 presidential election. Assuming the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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 activity, 4th graders look at historical sources to discover things about a person and the time period he/she lived. They build a story...
4th Social Studies & History
NCSS Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel
Students 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