North American History Teacher Resources
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History Through the Spyglass: Developing Research Skills for Social Studies
Research everyday life of people living in British North America in the mid 1800s. Use this British North America history instructional activity to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the...
History's Most Powerful Plants
At one point, scale trees accounted for nearly half of the biomass in North America and Europe. An installment of a longer video series introduces these strange plants and describes their features, adaptations, and eventual demise. It...
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Tracing the Wild Roots of the Modern-Day, Domestic Apple
Get to the core of the history of apples with an adapted article made for all readers. Discover how the apple made it to Europe before making it's way to North America, and the changes to the apple family tree that have happened over the...
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Native American Culture and Traditions
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 and traditions.
6th - 8th
The Role of Maps In the Colonization of North America
Students investigate the geography of North America by viewing and identifying places on a map. In this U.S. Geography lesson plan, students view a PowerPoint slide show discussing the immigration to the U.S.A. Students define several...
3rd - 5th
World History of Colonial America 1497 - 1763
A fast-paced history of the colonization of North America takes viewers through almost 300 years of world history in just over six minutes! The major explorations, first settlements, and claims of land made by a variety of countries are...
6 mins 9th - 12th
Early Modern: Global Interactions
The moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched the shores of a New World, the old world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
The American Holocaust: The Impact of Epidemic Diseases on North America in the 16th Through 17th Centuries
Students examine the American Holocaust. In this Native American history lesson plan, students conduct research on infectious diseases that wiped out population of indigenous peoples brought to the New World by Europeans in the 16th and...
7th - 8th