United States History Teacher Resources
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The Gay '80s, '90s and '00s
After reading and discussing a news article from the New York Times regarding gay and lesbian issues of the last thirty years, students engage in several activities to explore current events. They create a timeline, either electronically...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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
Two Different African-American Visions: W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington
The 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