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Westward Expansion Project Choices

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What a great list of brief research projects for reviewing the era of westward expansion in the United States! Learners are directed to choose and complete three of the projects on the given list, which includes opportunities to design...
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Blank Timeline

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
Constructing a timeline is a valuable activity for history classrooms, and this graphic organizer is a fast and dependable aid for that endeavor! Blank spaces are available to identify a year and/or event within a particular span of...
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Fall of the Land Empire

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
What internal and external factors led to the fall of the great land empires of Russia, the Ottomans, and the Qing? Use this graphic organizer for a side-by-side comparison, and have your learners analyze the similarities and contrasts...
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Pivotal Events

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
This is a simple graphic organizer that allows your class members to chronicle the progress and significance of a series of pivotal events.
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History Mapping

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
This is a great activity to have on hand to help your young historians summarize major historical events. Learners identify key players and contextual information, major episodes of the event, and any resolutions or lasting impressions. 
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World War Two Causes

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
If you're searching for a range of activities and worksheets on the subject of the onset of World War II, then this is the booklet for you. Featured topics include the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler's rise to power, the...
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Moon Watch: The Tides of War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What role did astronomy play in the liberation of France during World War II? Bring literacy and history into science with a cross-curricular instructional activity that examines the importance of weather stations and moon phases in the...
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Next, they research active...
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Pre-1861: Disunion

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Nat Turner, John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln all played a key role in the run-up to the bloody American Civil War. Using a PowerPoint, timeline activity, and essay prompt, young historians consider the roles of these men and more to...
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Morality in Markets: The Two Faces of Adam Smith

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Economist Adam Smith supported free enterprise, he but critiqued mercantilism. These two ideas—seemingly contradictory—may be difficult for some young historians to grasp. A reading that explores these ideas guides scholars in unraveling...
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Paper Money of the Sung, Yuan, and Ming Dynasties

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why did the Chinese develop paper money? They were the first society to use paper currency. Learners consider why paper money was more convenient than other mechanisms of trade using a helpful lesson plan, which includes a graphic...
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Mansa Musa: Inflation Then and Now

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Mansa Musa was so rich that his gifts of gold made the value of the metal drop throughout Africa. As he traveled from Mali to the Middle East to make hajj, his gifts were so extravagant, they devalued the gold already in circulation....
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Athens and Olive Oil

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Athens had olive oil—and lots of it! However, it needed wheat from the Egyptians. Understanding how societies get what they need through advantage and trade can be complicated. A scripted role-play exercise and in-class production...
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India and the Caste System in 200 B.C.E.

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Many young people know India had a caste system that prevented social mobility and structured Indian society. The connections between the caste system and economics may not be as clear, however. A reading, chart activity, and PowerPoint...
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Developing Adolescents

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why to young people act the way they do? Scholars investigate the stages of adolescent development incorporating high school psychology techniques. Using research from the American Psychological Association, they uncover the five areas...
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Canaan and Ancient Israel

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Planning for your next activity on ancient Israel, but not sure where to start? Check out this assortment of activities to help get the ball rolling. It includes a range of ideas on topics, such as Greek and Egyptian mythology,...
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The Executive Command

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Take on the role of president of the United States with this interactive online game, which will acquaint your learners with the various responsibilities of the executive branch of government. While not an in-depth or complex resource,...
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Write About History

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Have you ever asked your young historians to write about a subject they have just learned, and were met with the response, "But what do I write about?" Next time, come prepared to meet them with this printable! For a general free-write...
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Growth of a Revolution-The Industrial Revolution

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
How did changes of the agricultural revolution in eighteenth century Great Britain influence the Industrial Revolution that followed? How were inventions and processes of the Industrial Revolution interrelated? This resource includes a...
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Guess That Spice

For Teachers 1st - 7th Standards
From medical treatments to cooking, people have been using herbs and spices for thousands of years. Perform a blind smell test of household herbs and spices to engage students in learning about ancient spice trading. Research the history...
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Indian Removal and Forced Assimilation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It can be difficult to describe the removal and forced assimilation of indians during Andrew Jackson's presidency to a class. Reading the manuscript of the Indian Removal Act and analyzing photographs and political cartoons from the time...
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Sandra Day O'Connor

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
No unit on important women in history would be complete without a instructional activity on Sandra Day O'Connor. After reading background information about the first female Supreme Court justice, middle schoolers engage in several...