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Johnny Tremain for the 21st Century
Seventh graders complete a unit of lessons on the American Revolution based on the novel, 'Johnny Tremain.' They define key vocabulary terms, develop a timeline, write a report on a colonial craft, make a colonial flag, and create a Powerpoint presentation.
7th Language Arts 16 Views 40 Downloads
Change the Face of History
Students create and write a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story as they investigate the Revolutionary War. They choose a historical figure who played a key role in the war who meets other influential figures and has the opportunity to change history.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 23 Downloads
Lost Hero: The "To Do List" of the Continental Congress
Learners investigate how the role of president is defined in the Articles of Confederation. They read and discuss primary source documents, answer discussion questions, and describe how the President was elected.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
African-Americans and the Military
Students study the key figures in African-American military history. They discover how African-American military history reflect both discrimination and the often heroic struggle to overcome discrimination. They examine the key periods of progress in African-American military history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 29 Downloads
"Twenty Questions" History Virtual Fieldtrip
Fifth graders gather information about ten important people from the American Revolution before engaging in a twenty questions activity with another class. They dress and role play as the figures. They engage in a Virtual Field Trip with a class from another class using the appropriate technology.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Revolutionary War, Research, and Technology
Fifth graders research an event from the American Revolutionary War after completing a unit of study on the topic. They word process their research and demonstrate how to insert a picture into the document.
5th Technology & Engineering 10 Views 21 Downloads
Myths About CIA vs. Reality
Students examine common myths about the CIA. For this careers lesson, the class uses a worksheet with CIA myths as a springboard for discussion, then makes a list of CIA jobs and skills a CIA officer would need to be successful.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills 6 Views 24 Downloads
South Carolina: Loyalist or Patriot?
Eighth graders examine the battle waged in South Carolina over the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson, 8th graders analyze primary sources as they determine how the Loyalists and Patriots chose sides in the war.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Washington's Newburgh Address
Students write a persuasive essay that compares George Washington to someone overcoming an obstacle. In this American History lesson, students study Washington's Newburgh Address and the character traits of the president. They write an essay comparing the president to a person they have chosen.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Causes of the American Revolution Soldiers and Civilians at War
Fifth graders discuss the terms of patriot and loyalist. In this social science lesson, 5th graders simulate the roles of the people at a meeting of the Second Continental Congress. Students brainstorm the problems Washington might have faced as being in charge of the army and discuss women's roles in the army.
5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 9 Downloads
Sixth graders explore civil unrest by researching the Civil War. For 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.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 38 Downloads
Blurbs on the Revolutionary War
Students examine images from the Revolutionary War. In this Revolutionary War lesson plan, 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.
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 52 Downloads
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.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 12 Views 40 Downloads
The Right Choice
Students examine the leadership role of George Washington in the American Revolution. In this George Washington lesson, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads