United States History Teacher Resources
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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
Two Different African-American Visions: W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington
New ReviewThe strategies civil rights activists Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois proposed for blacks to achieve racial progress is the focus of an activity in which class groups identify the strategies as well as the benefits and drawbacks...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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 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...
4th Social Studies & History