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Seventh graders research the links between Texas and U.S. history. They explore their ties to the Progressive Era and World War I. Students analyze one of the main themes of economics. They view why migration and the Mexican Revolution's impact in international politics overwhelmed all involved.
Students understand the importance of evaluating the information from websites. For this Early American History lesson, students appreciate artifacts of early American Life and record information about them. Students then research more fully the artifact. Students share information and conclusions.
Students explore aspects of Asian-American culture. In this lesson plan, students use the internet to research American history and the Asian American experience, complete Asian inspired art and read a biography. This lesson includes web links and cross curricular extensions.
Eleventh graders study the history of slavery in the United States. In this American History instructional activity, 11th graders read handouts and answer various questions. Students create a skit which depicts the reactions of enslaved people and owners. Students perform the skit in front of the class.
Eleventh graders study the history of immigration from 1850 to the present. In this American History lesson, 11th graders compare the 1924 and 1965 immigration acts and give a reasoned opinion on each. Students research, write, and make a presentation on a notable immigrant to the United States.
Eighth graders study the lives of cowboys and Indians during the time of Western Expansion. In this American History instructional activity, 8th graders analyze various posters dealing with the Industrial Revolution and Westward Expansion. Students discuss the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Students investigate the early United States by analyzing images from Colonial Times. In this U.S. History instructional activity, students read the book Q is for Duck, and create a historic picture book based on the concept of utilizing one letter for each page. Students research and examine images of Colonial Life they wish to use in their book.
Eighth graders investigate Constitutional Convention debates. In this early American history lesson, 8th graders analyze speeches delivered by Benjamin Franklin at the convention and then research Franklin's life. Students also define terms that Franklin used in his speeches with the provided worksheet.