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190 resources with the concept historical context

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Picking Rusty Gold: Why Do People Buy and Sell Antiques?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Your historical sleuths will work to research the in-depth history of chosen artifacts and will use their research to design a fictional advertisement for an early 20th century item.
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The 6 C's of Primary Source Analysis

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Arm your class members with the six C's of primary source analysis—content, citation, context, connections, communication, and conclusions—and help them to establish a solid system for analyzing historical sources of information. 
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Life in the Trenches: World War I

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Live the sights, routines, and daily life suffered by World War I trench soldiers. Through images and rich descriptive text, learners will gain an understanding of life during WWI. Slides describe the perils of war, such as insect and...
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Grapes of Wrath: Setting up Historical Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss life in the 1930s in relation to the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, then do a cross-media analysis. Here you'll find background information on film maker John Ford, writer John Steinbeck, and 1930s America. You can compare the...
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Out of the Dust: Background notes about the novel, The Great Depression, and The Dust Bowl

For Teachers 5th - 7th
If your class is reading the historical fiction novel, Out of the Dust, then you are in luck. Here are a few slides that will help you provide historical context for the book, as well as define main characters, setting, symbolism, and...
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Collage and Photomontage

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discuss collage and photomontage techniques and artists, and how the art form can convey cultural or current issues. They research a collage artist, then design a topical or personally symbolic collage. Present their...
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Rationing in WWII

For Teachers 5th - 7th
What was life like in Britain during World War II? Discover how England used rationing to encourage conservation during a time of war. Learners will see images of actual ration books and read how people used them to buy clothes, food,...
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Poetry Reading: Analysis Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
Explore poetry by reading the poem "The Walloping Window Blind" by Charles E. Carryl, and completing an analysis with your class. The worksheet provides the entire poem, a graphic organizer to help with summarizing and paraphrasing, and...
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Seaside Holiday: Now and Then

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Build a historical context for your next lesson on life in the 1800's. This resources shows how leisure activities have changed since the 1800's. The class will see that a trip to the beach hasn't changes all that much, but it sure isn't...
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Everyone Sang - Moods in Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Start by reading the poem "Everyone Sang" by Siegried Sassoon. The archive also houses an audio clip, so consider playing that instead of reading it aloud. After hearing the poem twice, middle and high schoolers will discuss a list of...
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Old Toys

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
It's funny how things change over time. Show your class how different and similar toys from the past were to the toys of today. Each slide contains an image, name, and description of a toy typical of those used in the 1800's and early...
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School in the Past

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
School was a lot different in the past. Let your class discover what life in school would be like if they lived in the 1800's. Starting with the ring of the school bell, this presentation shows how kids learned and how they were...
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Newspapers: A Connection to Our Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the historical context for a currents event. They create an iMovie that explains why it is important to explain the history behind a current event.
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Well-behaved Women [and Men] Seldom Make History

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine historical context. In this historical perspectives lesson, students read and discuss instructor-selected picture book biographies. Students then complete graphic organizers based on the challenges the main characters...
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Historical Context: Discovering a Painting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze a work of art.  In this historical context lesson plan, students research the time period in which the art they observed was created.  Students consider differing opinions about a work of art. 
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Korean War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study the cause of the Korean War. For this World history lesson, Students read excerpts from two different textbooks, one from South Korea, and one from North Korea. They discuss how the cause of the war differs depending on...
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Standards Focus: Historical Context and Exploring Expository Writing - Hitler's Plan

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Use graphic organizers to uncover the structure of an article. In this historical context and expository writing worksheet, class members read the article "Hitler's Plan" and complete a chart with events from the article to create a...
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Science Meets Artistry: the Work of Cai Guo-Qiang

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss and examine the work of artist Cai Guo-Qiang.  In this art lesson plan, students analyze how cultural and historical factors impact the visual arts. 
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Learning about a Culture from Objects

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners examine and interpret possible functions of several traditional cultural objects. In this learning about a culture from objects lesson, students identify how environment impacts a culture and the role of animals and plants...
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Standards Focus: Historical Context and Exploring Expository Writing

For Teachers 10th - 11th
In this expository writing worksheet, students answer several questions in an expository fashion. Students derive their answer using the historical context in the article about the Great Depression.
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"The Necklace"

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students, after reading and discussing the text, "The Necklace," engage in analyzing and interpreting how this piece of literature reflects various historical contexts. They assess its many critical perspectives and then write a one page...
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Planet Book Club: Number the Stars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Planning a novel study of Lois Lowry's Number the Stars? Then look no further. A 16-lesson unit guides students through a reading of this awarding-winning novel. Complete with a synopsis of the novel, analysis of its literary themes,...