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Sixth graders explore civil unrest by researching the Civil War. In this famous wars lesson, 6th graders research the terms of the Civil war and discuss the vast differences between it and World War II. Students view video footage discussing the war and complete worksheets demonstrating their research capabilities.
Blurbs on the Revolutionary War
Students examine images from the Revolutionary War. In this Revolutionary War instructional activity, students view a slide-show and summarize the events depicted in the paintings. Students read about events and create their own cartoon showing the events.
The American Revolution: On The Spot Reporting
Students explore the American Revolution. In this Colonial history lesson, students research and then report "on the spot" from an American Revolution War battlefield from a patriot or loyalist's point of view. They will use Primary Access to report their stories. This lesson includes web resources, slide show, and primary source documents.
In this online interactive Civil War worksheet, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about the Battle of Shiloh. Students may check their answers immediately.
The Right Choice
Students examine the leadership role of George Washington in the American Revolution. In this George Washington instructional activity, students read selections titled "Generalship," and "Candidate for Commander-in-Chief." After students read the pieces, they determine whether Washington was a good fit for Commander of the Continental Army.
Henry IV, Part 1 Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about part 1 of Shakespeare's Henry IV. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 49 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of John Adams. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of James Monroe. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about George Washington. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Baseball Challenge: 5th Grade Social Studies
Quickly review of facts relating to U.S. History in this "Baseball Challenge" presentation. The information presented relates to branches of government, the Vietnam War, WWII, and other key events.
The American Revolution: 1775-1783
Casting the American Revolution into a bright, informative light, this presentation details many key facts about the strategies and decision during the revolutionary campaigns. The latter half of the slides prompt viewers to examine why the British lost the war, as well as covering the next steps for the blossoming United States of America.
President's Day Activities
President's Day activities can provide a variety of ways to help students learn about the presidents.
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution: The American Revolution
The contributions of African-Americans to the American Revolution are the focus of this Social Studies and language arts lesson. After reading and discussing Linda Crotta Brennan’s The Black Regiment of the American Revolution, class members use print and media resources to gather information about the major events in the book, write newspaper articles, layout and publish a newspaper.
Not Only Paul Revere: Other Riders of the American Revolution
Middle schoolers examine circumstances surrounding rides of the American Revolution other than Paul Revere's, explore why posterity treated them differently than Revere's ride, and create original poems based on historical fact.
Virginia: Reading Comprehension
For this Virginia reading comprehension worksheet, students read a multiple-page selection regarding the state and then respond to 10 true or false questions.
What Made George Washington a Great Leader?
Students examine the leadership attributes of George Washington. In this George Washington lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the leadership of first president. Students respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture.
American Focus on World Constitutions
Students describe demographic, economic, political and geographic features of the U.S., summarize events leading to the creation of the Constitution and describe the process of amending the Constitution.
Students describe the hardships faced by settlers at Jamestown and the changes that took place to ensure sruvival. As a review, students look at various websites and read books to reinform them about things that occurred at Jamestown.
Third graders explore describing the interactions between the English settlers and the Powhatan people. They include the contributions of the Powhatan's to the survival of the settlers and review how the Powhatan people and the English settler's at Jamestown established trading relationships.
Lesson 4: Leadership in Victory: One Last Measure of the Man
Students examine George Washington's contributions to the United States. In this George Washington lesson, students study the qualities that made Washington a military leader. Students also explore the Newburgh Conspiracy.