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Famous American Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
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Revealing Untold Stories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore how and why various historical resources present information about slavery differently. They work in pairs to examine written texts to interpret the objectives, points of view, and depictions of slavery in these resources.
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Mexican and American Views of Texas

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students study the territorial status of Texas in 1830, 1840, and 1846 and interpret an historical timeline. They develop a general statement of Mexican and American views of Texas.
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Veterans Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
A quick video details the history of Veterans Day. Viewers discover how the holiday came to be, dating back to 1918 when it was known as Armistice Day, and how it has evolved to the holiday we celebrate currently. A question challenges...
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Stories of the American Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers interview a veteren of any of the major U.S. wars. They must identify one quote from the veteren that sums up their experience.
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To Be Black and American: World War II

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders research wartime conditions African American had to endure during World War II. They explain what role African Americans played in World War II and describe what life was like for African Americans in the United States...
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What Should You Do?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the economic conditions of Mexicans during the Great Depression. As a class, they observe photographs of Mexican migrants and examine reasons for staying or leaving. Students analyze the events contributing to the...
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Americans

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Young scholars explore what it means to be an "American" in the eyes of people from other cultures. In this geography and cultural lesson, students discuss values that they have. Young scholars read about behaviors that other cultures...
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From Hero to Politician

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the lives of American politicians who served in the military. In groups, they research the family, childhood, education, military and political career of their chosen hero. They write a biography, exploring the...
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Are We Americans Again? A Portrait of Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study American citizens, specifically Estelle Ishigo, who were forced to live in relocation centers during World War II. Using primary sources, students describe the internees' experiences during and after internment. They...
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The Great Migration Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read a narrative "The Great Migration." They answer specific questions that check for understanding of the text. They discuss reasons for migrating. They choose an African-American hero/athlete to research online. They share...
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What Is an American?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore different backgrounds of Americans.  In this lesson, students discuss how people in the United States may come from a different background, yet have similar values and beliefs.  After the class discussion, several...
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Objects Tell Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this object worksheet, students discuss how artifacts help explain history. Students draw two objects that tell about them. They explain what the object is made of, its uses, and importance to the family.
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To Be An American

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research the symbols of America, present their research to the class, write a paper about being an American and write their own Declaration of Independence.
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The Unseen Army: Conscientious Objectors During World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study World War II and why it was called "the Good War".  In this World War II instructional activity high schoolers identify the different kinds of conscientious objectors.
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Is Seeing Believing?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils study different photographers who started the concept of battlefield photography.  In this media lesson students explore how to "read" a photograph and relate the use of photography during the Civil War to current use today. 
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Arlington Poster Project

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss American symbols. In this American history lesson, 1st graders write what it means to be an American.
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What does it mean to be American?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students create a mural depicting what it means to be an American. In this being American lesson plan, students pull out magazine ads that depict what it means to be an American, then they make a mural out of it, and finally they present...
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What Is an American?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine and reflect on what it means to be an American with a focus on the concept of responsibility as it was held by the Founding Fathers. They participate in a brainstorming session as a class, create a collage, and write a...
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Spanish-American Voices in American Poetry

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders read excerpts from a variety of poems by Hispanic and Spanish authors in Spanish. Individually, they identify any vocabulary they are unfamiliar with and view examples of poetry elements. To end the lesson, they research...
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Oral Histories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the theme of what it means to be American in a pluralistic society. They conduct oral histories with a family member and create a presentation of the interview. Students develop a better comprehension of their own...
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The Final Word

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research biographies of Americans who advanced science. They create an obituary for the person to share what information they have gathered. They discuss the importance of the obituary as the "final word" of a person to complete...
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Grappling with Identity in Latino Poetry

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students identify some common themes involving the Latino immigrant experience as conveyed through a variety of media, explore issues of identity in some examples of poetry written by Latinos and learn some basic poetry reading strategies.
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Famous Americans

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils use the Internet to research a famous American. They complete an outline and are graded based on a rubric given to them. They also present their information to the class and write a report.