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Native American Culture and Traditions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The history of the native tribes of North America is rich, powerful, and vital to understanding the history of our country. Take a look at these project ideas and lesson plans for teaching middle schoolers about Native American culture...
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Early Exploration of North America

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders "travel" from Europe to North America as Columbus did. They organize the information into chronoglogical order.
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How Horses Took Over North America (Twice)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Should horses be considered native to North America? PBS Eons presents the fossil record to answer this question. the video starts with the evolution of animals that eventually led to the family scientists now know includes horses. Then,...
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Exploration of North America

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Use the text Exploration of North America for this four-day lesson plan. Young readers are guided through this book with various activities designed for learners to focus on making connections, questions, inferences, summaries, etc. Each...
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Colonial North America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an...
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Colonial North America

For Teachers 8th - 11th
This 54-slide PowerPoint outlines the significant events in the history of Colonial North America, beginning in 1603 with the ascendance of James I to the throne of England. Designed to accompany a lecture on this time period, the...
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Global and Local Dust over North America

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Meteorology majors will be enriched by this presentation on the movement of dust throughout our world atmosphere. They will examine graphs of the spatial and chemical patterns of the dust suspended over North America and then extend the...
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Indians of North America

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students, after investigating Indians of North America, give examples of early cultures and settlements that existed in North America prior to contact with Europeans. They identify and compare historic Indian groups of the East,...
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Outline of Map of North America

For Students 4th - 5th
In this map learning exercise, students add details to the outline map of North America. Canada, United States, and Mexico are already labeled.
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Welcome to North America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are introduced to their year-long study of North America. Students will investigate regions of North America, American Indian cultural regions and the influence of European colonization. During their study, 5th graders...
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Conquering North America

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners create a study guide on colonization of North America. In this American Colonization lesson, students complete a chart of explorers and their conquests. Learners complete a crossword puzzle using explorer facts. Students read...
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Geographic Regions of North America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use maps and photographs to describe the geographic regions of North America. Using their text, they answer specific questions related to one of the eight regions. They compare and contrast their region to another and share...
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Mapping Mistakes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine early European maps and explore geographic errors. They also view maps of the geography of North America. Students discuss the obstacles faced by early explorers in mapping unexplored territory. They consider what the...
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North America: Countries

For Students 5th - 12th
In this North America outline map worksheet, students identify the countries of North America and their capital cities. The major bodies of water are noted on this map.
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North America Map

For Students 5th - 12th
In this North America outline map worksheet, students examine the political boundaries and identify the countries of North America.
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Regions of North America: The Chesapeake Bay

For Students 4th - 6th
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, students read an article on "The Chesapeake Bay". Students read 5 sentences and fill in each blank in each sentence with a word from the article. Students answer 3 short answer questions...
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The United States and Canada

For Teachers 6th
While just a short review of some simple facts about the United States and Canada, this could be a useful resource for an introduction to North America. Teachers could use this as a model for student projects or could add more...
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History Through the Spyglass: Developing Research Skills for Social Studies

For Teachers 8th
Research everyday life of people living in British North America in the mid 1800s. Use this British North America history lesson to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the Hensley Horror,...
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North America Map Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th
In this online interactive geography quiz activity, students respond to 19 identification questions about the countries located in North America.
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North American Biomes

For Students 4th - 9th
In this Science instructional activity, students color a biome map of North America. Students color the map by solving the clues listed on a separate sheet of paper.
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The Amazing Race

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate, debate, and generate different hypotheses about how North America's First Peoples originally travelled there.
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The Mystery of Exploration

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars comprehend the history of European exploration of North America. They are introduced to basic reasearch techniques. Students focus on four explorers who visited New York State: Verrazano, Cartier, Champlian, and Hudson. ...
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Major Lakes of North America

For Students 9th - 12th
In this North American learning exercise, students explore the locations of the major lakes on the continent. The map may be used for a variety of geography lessons.
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North America

For Students 5th - 6th
In this map of North America worksheet, students study the map of North America and then write the names of the 11 countries on the provided lines.

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