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209 resources with the keyterm u.s. history

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The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
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Trek Across America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Bring a time machine into your classroom with this writing lesson, in which young writers project themselves back in time and have a variety of choices from that point forward. They either write a conversation with a historical figure,...
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Pennsylvania Colony: The Holy Experiment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Have your class explore U.S. history by discussing religion in the colonial era. Your fifth graders review the history of Pennsylvania and the conformist views placed upon immigrants to the country. Then, they read a letter Benjamin...
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Survey of the Louisiana Purchase in 1815

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners explore the survey of the Louisiana Purchase by creating their own surveying and mapping techniques such as natural maps, pace maps, and orienting. Other students then try to follow the maps.
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Topic Report Learning Organizer

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
If you'd like to quickly access a simple graphic organizer designed for a class to divide and conquer a larger subject, then check out this resource. Assign class members to study a specific topic within a historical theme or event, and...
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Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Discuss the history of slavery by analyzing historic photography depicting slavery. Learners write fictional stories based on these photographs. This is a creative and motivating way to launch a discussion of these topics. 
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Every Picture Tells a Story: The Great Depression

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Every picture really does tell a story. Start the day by reading select passages from Children of the Orphan Train and discussing your listeners' initial feelings. Then, pair a KWL with a YouTube video (attached here). Then, using these...
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U.S. History Worksheet #72

For Students 5th - 8th
Why did the North win the war? In this United States history worksheet, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions pertaining to the Civil War. A short answer question is included as...
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Sort It Out - Explorers of North America

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Young scholars investigate global geography by viewing images in a slide-show. In this famous explorers lesson, students observe a PowerPoint presentation showing drawings of geographical locations and the explorers who found them. Young...
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Overcoming Violations of Civil Rights

For Teachers K - 4th
Students investigate slavery by researching the Underground Railroad and Emancipation Proclamation. In this Civil Rights lesson, students view a PowerPoint slide-show of images from the Civil War and Civil Rights era. Students create a...
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Sorting Out the Civil War

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students explore the Civil War by viewing a slide-show. In this U.S. History instructional activity, students examine old drawings and photographs from the Civil War era by viewing a PowerPoint presentation.  Students identify the two...
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Do the Research! American Constitution Drafted

For Students 4th - 5th
In this American Constitution learning exercise, students do research about the drafting of the Constitution of the United States. Students answer 4 general questions with information they have learned.
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U.S. History Worksheet #73

For Students 5th - 8th
Explore how the 14th Amendment changed the way the United States operated, both politicallay and socially. In this United States history learning exercise, learners utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the...
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U.S. History Worksheet #74

For Students 5th - 8th
How did politics play out during the Reconstruction Era? Historians utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions about the nation's post Civil War history, focusing on Presidents Lincoln and...
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U.S. History Worksheet #75

For Students 5th - 8th
Get the facts straight when it comes to the Reconstruction Era! In this United States history activity, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions about the nation following the Civil...
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Martin Luther King, Jr: A Pre-and Post Reading Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students complete an anticipatory set (pre-reading activity) concerning Martin Luther King Jr., then participate in differentiated reading exercises to read the selection "Celebrating the Life and Contributions of Martin Luther King Jr."
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Before and After: Using Stereo Graph Images to Understand the Civil War

For Teachers K - 4th
Students investigate U.S. history by exploring stereo graph images. In this Civil War history lesson, students view a slide-show PowerPoint presentation of images taken during the Civil War with very basic, early cameras. Students...
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The Treaty Trail: U.S. - Clothing That Talks: Meaning and Material Culture

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners investigate the cultures of Native Americans and Euro-Americans through their clothing.  In this photograph analysis instructional activity, students observe historic photographs and analyze the style of clothes people wore and...
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The Pledge of Allegiance

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars explore U.S. history by identifying American symbolism. In this American Flag instructional activity, students read the poem "The Flag" by M. Hubbard and define the symbolism of the colors and stripes within the U.S. flag....
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Immigrants to Kansas: Why Did They Come

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore U.S. History by researching Kansas. In this immigration lesson, students discuss the benefits of immigrating to a state like Kansas in the 1800's while writing their thoughts and research in a reporter's notebook....
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The Constitution of the United States of America

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the United States Constitution. In this U.S. government and nonfiction guided reading lesson plan, students read sections of The Constitution of the United States of America, then answer comprehension questions orally....
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Blacks During Reconstruction

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate U.S. history by examining the post Civil War era. In this reconstruction lesson, students identify the changes the Civil War brought to African Americans in the South. Students view a presentation based on personal...
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Civil War Project

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore U.S. history by creating a research project/presentation. In this Civil War project lesson, students create a history project based on one of 20 Civil War topics of their choosing. Students create a diorama of a famous...
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Civil War and Reconstruction

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the Civil War by researching the state of Virginia.  In this US History activity, 4th graders identify Abraham Lincoln, James Chestnut and Fort Sumter, and discuss their roles in the start of the Civil War. ...