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What do papayas, peanuts, pineapples, and potatoes have in common? Why, they are foods explorers brought back to the Old World. Young researchers use the Internet to investigate how New World explorers helped change the Old World's diet. A list of New World and Old World foods are included in the resource.
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new information should be used to enhance the information contained in standard texts. This exercise could be used as a critical thinking activity for your class.
Who's who in World History? Help your historians keep track of major figures with this World History People Review, where students match 96 world figures to the appropriate descriptions. The matching questions are grouped by historical era or subject. This could be a final class exam, or could be filled out throughout the year as a reference guide.
With the comprehensive resource presented here, examine the history of barbed wire, its impact on the Old West, and resulting conflicts between farmers and ranchers. Learners read informational text as well the Cole Porter song "Don't Fence Me In," and answer comprehension questions. They also complete a barbed wire geometry worksheet. Related P.E. activities, relevant vocabulary, and a cowboy poem are included. Then, hold a debate in which pupils role-play either ranchers or farmers.
Get your AP historians thinking about the facts with this exam worksheet, which has students responding to 60 multiple choice questions about world religions, major events, and significant historical figures. The exam specifies chapters 8-15, however the text it is referencing is not listed. If it doesn't fit exactly with your unit, consider using some of the questions, and forego the lengthy process of writing multiple-choice options.
Sixth graders make a hypothesis about the fall of the Roman Empire and then read data sets that show what really happened. In this Roman Empire lesson plan, 6th graders can revise their hypothesis as they read and then explain what really happened in a detailed essay. A solid, thoroughly written World History lesson
Students explore U.S. History by investigating the imprisonment of innocent Japanese Americans. In this U.S. History lesson, students examine the WWII era in America and view a PowerPoint presentation showcasing photographs of Japanese internment. Students write fictional letters to a friend or the President discussing what they have read.