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A Landmark Lesson: The United States Capitol Building

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study the events in American history that affected the US Capitol Building. They name activities that happen in and around the Capitol by looking at primary source documents that are available online.
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Bell Ringer: History of the U.S. Capitol

For Students 6th - 8th
Introduce middle schoolers to the Legislative Branch of the U.S. Government with a short video about the Capitol Building and its history. The resource includes discussion questions and a handout.
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Kids in the House

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this Capitol Building worksheet, students color a picture of the Capitol Building. Students color the picture, and read the caption at the bottom of the page.
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Philip Reid and the Statue of Freedom

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Approach the concept of freedom in United States history from a variety of angles and delve into rich primary source analysis practice. Pupils study the Statue of Freedom, which sits atop the dome of the Capitol building in Washington...
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Washington D. C.

For Teachers 3rd
As a brief overview of Washington D.C. and famous landmarks, this resource could be used as a supplement to a social studies unit. The presentation refers to President Bush, but could be altered to include information about the current...
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Capitol Trading Cards

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers view slide show, research and collect facts on items having to do with the Capitol Building, and use construction paper to design three illustrated trading cards in their own words using at least three facts related to...
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Capitol Calculations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students engage in a lesson plan of writing story problems about the capitol building. They conduct research using the internet to find data involving numbers to build a resource bank to draw information for the writing of problems. The...
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The Kansas State Capitol

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research the Kansas state capitol building. For this historical landmark lesson, 2nd graders explore the Kansas state capitol. Over three days students explore the Governor's office, Senate and House of Representatives,...
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Texas State Capitol, Post-Visit Lesson Plan, 7th Grade

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders tour the Texas State Capitol and discover two historic paintings in the Capitol building. They discover how these paintings depict crucial events of the Texas Revolution. In groups, they review notebooks of the artist...
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Tough Decisions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine different problem situations that could be encountered during the building of the capitol building. They are divided into small groups and given a card with a problem written on it. Then students brainstorm in order to...
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Capitol Visitors Center

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students complete a post-trip discussion after visiting the capitol building in Austin. As a class, they review how soldiers received their allotment of land for participating in the Texas Revolution. Individually, they write a letter...
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A Capital Contest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise and the competition for their design in which Brunelleschi's design was refused. The lesson concludes with students creating new doors for the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
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What Do Maps Show?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This teaching packet is for grades five through eight, and it is organized around geographic themes: location, place, relationships, movement, and regions. There are four full lessons that are complete with posters, weblinks, and...
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Follow the Leader

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Here is a phenomenal instructional activity on the three branches of government for your second and third-graders. It presents this often-confusing information in an easy-to-understand format. Many excellent activities and worksheets are...
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Places Where Women Made History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Using places can help students identify with the history-making women associated with them.
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American Symbols and Figures

For Teachers 4th
Students examine a variety of symbols important in American culture. They investigate the history of the Great Seal of the United States and the painting "The Spirit of 1776". They create an original seal and identify important monuments.
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Penn Museum: China Gallery

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Invite your learners to take a closer look at the art and mathematical function of dome buildings as designed by the ancient Romans. In the next segment of this attractive worksheet set, your young historians will then learn about...
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I've Seen That Shape Before

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
The objectives in the resource allow students to explore the characteristics of simple solid shapes. Youngsters learn to recognize the face shapes, corners, and edges that make up 3-D figures by filling in a chart. Lastly, learners look...
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Learning About America

For Teachers 1st
Each slide has a grid to be filled in by a student or team. In order to have that spot active, the student must answer a question about the general history of America and national holidays correctly. There are 10 pages, and each has...
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Gotta Go Back in Time

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
What better way to conclude a reading of George Washington's Socks than by writing original historical fiction narratives. After choosing interesting events from the past, young writers perform research to gather key facts to include in...
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Instead of Said: Dialogue Adventures

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the traits of writing conventions and word choice. Your fourth, fifth, and sixth graders will create a class list of multiple synonyms for the word said, and then examine punctuation used when writing dialogue. Use the book Good...
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1850s: Road to Secession

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Detailing the political and social events leading up to the Civil War, this presentation provides students with maps, political cartoons, and photographs to put this time period into historical context. The Presidential Elections of...
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Defined: The Different Types of Government

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The world is a big place, so it only stands to reason that different forms of government exist. Democracy, autocracy, oligarch, monarch, and dictatorship are all defined. An extensive explanation of US government system is also included....
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Just the Facts, Ma'am

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Where does the comma go? Study the use of dialogue and voice in writing. Learners listen to Margie Palatini's parody The Web Files. To build background knowledge, they listen to an old episode of the show Dragnet before responding to...

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