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Breaking Down the Declaration of Independence

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Are learners heavy sighing at the idea of reading a primary source, written in a language that is difficult to understand and in cursive? Look no further, because the resource breaks down the Declaration of Independence in an...
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The Story of the Federal Reserve: Middle School Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After reading the charming cartoon about the United States Federal Reserve, pupils often need to complete activities to retain their learning. The resource does a wonderful job of using class discussion and various written exercises to...
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How Do We Honor Our Country?

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
With this 85-slide presentation, you can offer pupils a broad overview of the history of the United States, as well as key vocabulary words and concepts for celebrating and honoring the country. An excellent supplement to any social...
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WWII - America Builds Military

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A "sleeping giant" through the many German invasions in Europe, America slowly starts participating in the war. First, America sells aircraft to Britain, makes its naval presence known in the Caribbean, and builds its artillery. This...
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World War II in Color, Part 1/5

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What were the Allied and Axis countries doing just before the start of World War II? Take a peek into American, British, Spanish and German life (among others) on the eve of the most destructive war in world history. This is part one in...
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A Positive Spin

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Study word choice and connotation in advertising. Readers examine campaign ads, both negative and positive, from the 2006 mid-term election before discussing an article and analyze a campaign of any candidate they choose. Finally, they...
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President for a Day

For Teachers K - 8th
Students imagine they are president of the United States for one day! students study general information about the duties of the president of the United States. They create a schedule for one day as president.
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Lexington and Concord: Historical Interpretation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners view and analyze three different images related to the Battle of Lexington and Concord. They also answer a variety of questions in a graphic organizer to help keep the information straight.
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire Student?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
An extremely engaging and well-designed "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"-type game awaits your class. The subject is American history, with an emphasis on questions about past presidents. The usual lifelines are built into the game, and...
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Retelling Henry's Freedom Box

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
New ReviewHenry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine is the focus of a instructional activity that sheds light on a child's experience as a slave. Following a preview of the book, scholars begin a KWL chart and...
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Defying British Rule: Women's Contributions to The American Revolution

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Primary and secondary sources are the focus of a lesson plan that showcases the important role women played during the American Revolution. Pairs review sources and discuss their findings. A close-reading of an informational text leads...
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Dreams for the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream" is the focus of a lesson plan that challenges scholars to reflect on the famous work then compose a piece of their own. A whole-class discussion delves deep into the speech, taking a...
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Beautiful Utah!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
When you're planning your next trip, don't overlook the lovely state of Utah! Elementary class members learn more about the Beehive State before creating a poster and presenting their research to peers.
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Presidents' Day Word Search

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Looking for some Presidents' Day inspiration? Check out an online word search that prompts class members to find words such as George Washington, White House, and February.
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Extranjeros and Expansion

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A three-part lesson gives light to the Unites States expansion from the view of Texans, New Mexicans, and Californians. Through videos and written activities, scholars work collaboratively to research specific individuals and their...
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Latino Americans Share Their Experiences

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Three Latino Americans are the focus of an interactive that spotlights their accomplishments. Scholars get to know Lin-Manuel Miranda, Judy Reyes, and José Hernández through short informative text and videos. Participants read, take...
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People and Places

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Graph growth in the US. Given population and area data for the United States for a period of 200 years, class members create graphs to interpret the growth over time. Graphs include population, area, population density, and population...
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Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars work in pairs to decide whether leaders wrote the Declaration of Independence for the rich and powerful or for every man. To draw their conclusion, pairs read excerpts from two historians and complete a graphic organizer citing...
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Beyond the Battlefield: A Virtual Field Trip to the Museum of the American Revolution

For Students 2nd - 8th Standards
Author Lauren Tarshis hosts a virtual field trip to the Museum of the American Revolution. Tarshis takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour stopping along the way to check out exhibits and interview Revolutionary War experts that work...
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The Rights of Migrants in the United States Lesson Plan: Traveling Suitcases

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Two activities bridge English language arts and social studies to take an inside look into immigration. Scholars interview a family member or someone they know who immigrated here. A crafted suitcase features information obtained in the...
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Three Times Lucky: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A car crash, a murder, a hurricane. With such a plot, why is the title of Sheila Turnage's novel Three Times Lucky? After making a prediction about the plot, scholars use the novel study to research and record facts about the United...
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The Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Take classes on an in-depth tour of the Declaration of Independence. An informative resource effectively scaffolds learning by providing warm-up and wrap-up activities. It also includes a variety of handouts for individuals to complete,...
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The Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Your class can write a PSA about the Declaration of Independence! They write public service announcements and present them to the class. They also engage in reading and discussion activities to further understand a challenging—yet...
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US History and Government Examination: January 2016

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for an exam that uses primary sources to test young historians' analytical muscles? Check out a standardized test that asks learners to answer multiple-choice and essay questions to demonstrate their understanding of American...