History Concepts Teacher Resources

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ARTSEDGE: Creating Costumes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young designers examine famous monarch portraits and costume books, create a design for the emperor, examine fabric samples and choose a type and color for their costume. They sketch the costume and present it in a class fashion show.
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Starquest

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Almost every ancient culture observed the stars and saw pictures in the patterns. Studying stars allowed them to guide travelers, determine when to plant crops, when to harvest food, and the stories surrounding the images include some of...
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Shout Science!

For Students 2nd - 7th Standards
A charming interactive comic book introduces readers to three lesser-known, yet pivotal, scientists from the Renaissance era. Their discoveries, which took place during the Scientific Revolution in Europe, are the basis for many of...
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Thanksgiving

For Teachers 1st
First graders summarize similarities and differences of life in England and America for the Pilgrims by reading a mini-book. Then, they write a journal entry in first person on what it is like to be a pilgrim in England and in America....
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Yankee Doodle: How Has It Changed over Time?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Grab your feathers and your hat! And perhaps some macaroni! It's time to investigate the evolution of "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Groups do a close reading of sheet music covers, lyrics, and even YouTube videos to see how this political song...
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Earth's History

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study the law of superposition by creating models of fossils in layers of rock. They examine how fossils are usually found in sedimentary rock which leads to the study of geologic history in those rocks.
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New France, New Home - Making a Difference

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners explore story settings by completing a chart.  In this storytelling instructional activity, students read a story about 17th Century France and the lack of women in the area.  Learners predict the story points before they read...
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Inferring Themes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice making inferences on various types of reading material. As a class, they develop a definition of the word "theme" and discuss themes for some of their favorite stories. They use the context of the reading...
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St. Patrick's Day Art Projects

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Activities to make March 17th more than just a day for the wearing of the green!
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Black American History

For Teachers 2nd
Here is a perfect lesson to use during Black History month, or around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. The lesson has pupils compare the lives and contributions to society of George W. Carver, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Then, each...
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Tessellation Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students start with a 4"x4" square piece of poster board. They will use either the rotation or slide transition method to create a template for their tessellations. They will trace onto newsprint to come up with an idea for the image it...
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Confucius

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the person of Confucius and his impact upon the Chinese culture. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They use the outline provided in the lesson to participate in class discussion. Key ideas are...
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Techno Timeline

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students create a timeline of inventors. In this dual history/science lesson plan, students research inventors of technological products, then work in groups to create a timeline of events. The timeline may include science information...
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Red, White, and Blue Holidays Timeline

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a time line listing six national holidays in chronological order of occurrence. In this historical events lesson, 5th graders research holidays and write a paragraph summarizing each one. They then place each holiday...
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Holiday Timeline

For Teachers K
Students create a timeline to represent state and national holidays. In this social studies lesson, students use colored popsicle sticks along a line drawn on a piece of paper to illustrate when holidays occur.
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Live from Ancient Olympia!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study online resources to examine the ancient Olympic Games and athletes. They investigate the qualities of ancient Olympic athletes and role interviews with the athletes.
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Reading the Coyote School News: Lives of Ranchers in Southern Arizona

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the effects of Mexican-American ranching on life today.
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Legends as Oral History

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read First Nations legends to find information about the First Nations.  For this legends as oral history lesson, 6th graders interview and write oral histories from family members.
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Science:Effects of Weathering

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders take an outdoor observation walk around the campus and take soil samples. Working in groups , they conduct experiments with rocks and soil that demonstrate the effects of different types of erosion.
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The Scientific Revolution (1550-1700)

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the Scientific Revolution. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Middle East Related

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders find a current event related to the Middle East. In this current event instructional activity students write a brief summary of a new story related to the Middle East. They give their opinion and tell how it affects their...
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Starquest

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study the history and cultural interpretation of a celestial body or constellation. They create technology based presentations of the information.
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Yoko's World

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students investigate new ways to eat vegetables as they make sushi. In this healthy diet lesson, students read the book Yoko's World and discuss washing hands. Students organize food in their food groups and make sushi rolls. Students...
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Holocaust Education in the K-4 Classroom

For Teachers K - 4th
Students discuss Holocaust and complete KWL chart.