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The War for Independence: 4th Grade
Colonial Independence is a hot topic in the 4th and 5th grade; this PowerPoint highlights the victories, the decision for Independence, and the forces for and against colonial independence from England. This PowerPoint presents scant...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Washington and his Slaves: the Impact of the Marquis de Lafayette on George Washington
George Washington had a close relationship with Marquis de Lafayette. The extent of Lafayette's influence on Washington's views on slavery is uncertain, but young historians take a shot at answering this question after some key readings...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
American History Overview: February
Third graders examine and discuss the first permanent settlement in the New World at Jamestown, Virginia. They write responses to an excerpt from George Percy's journal, and trace the Middle Passage across the Atlantic Ocean for slave...
3rd Social Studies & History
Tolivers Secret Historical Fiction Unit
Students read a historical fiction about the generals Cornwallis and Washington. For this Revolutionary War lesson, students discover how these two generals lead the patriotic victory at Yorktown, which ended the Revolutionary War.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History
American Civil Rights Movement Menu
Students investigate racism in the United States by creating a menu. In this Civil Rights lesson, students identify the cruelties enacted upon African Americans in the 1950's and 60's as they fought for equality. Students create a menu...
3rd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts