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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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Label the Southern States

For Students 4th - 7th
During your study of the United States, challenge your class to label the seventeen Southern states. Can they do it without the key? The answer sheet is included.
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Comparing Countries’ Constitutions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Analyze the constitutions of five different countries and see how they relate to each country's culture and traditions. Pupils read the preambles to the constitutions of India, Ireland, Russia, Suriname, and the United States. After...
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United States of Bingo

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Celebrate the 50 states through a game of bingo! This resource is made up for 10 different bingo cards and list of states to read off and would be great for review or practice.
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Geography Drive USA™

For Students 3rd - 6th
A trivia-style virtual road trip in which the player's car is moved from state to state as questions are correctly answered. Ideally, a player would learn about different states by reading the simple brochures available in the...
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TE Activity: A Tornado in My State?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars study data about tornadoes in the United States while completing a worksheet. They develop a bar graph showing the number of tornadoes for the top ten states in the US. They find the median and mode of the data set.
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Presidents Picture Book

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create a picture book of the U.S. presidents. They study general information about the U.S. presidents, write a sentence about each president, and create a picture book about the U.S. presidents.
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This Is America! Flag Collage

For Teachers K - 12th
In a visual essay of their thoughts about "What America Means to Me," kids of any age can create a collage about their country. Originally intended to be created physically, learners could share their projects online by using an...
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This Is My Life

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars create a time line of their lives from the perspective of 50 years in the future.
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Let Me Tell You About My State

For Teachers 5th - 7th
State reports can be a lot of fun, especially when the learners get to choose the state they study. This research and writing-focused social studies lesson engages learners in collecting information, essay structure, research, and...
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An Immigrant's Journey

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students collect photos of immigrants coming to the United States. They write fictional journal entries for one of the photographs.
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If I Were President

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students create a book with photographs on what they would do if they were President. They must add text to explain the photographs.
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The Fifty States

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students design a multimedia report on one or more of the fifty states.
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Immigration

For Teachers 8th - 12th
This 3-day immigration study draws on historical trends and current events. A worksheet accompanies initial research on one group's U.S. immigration history, giving opportunity for collaborative learning through sharing findings. Groups...
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Nos Creemos Americanos: Braceros in History and Song

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Mexican folk songs offer an authentic look at WWII immigrant workers. This study of the U.S. Bracero Program sets historians up with context information so they can write their own corrido. The class reviews themes and formulas of...
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The Texas Revolution

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the time period of the Texas Revolution. In groups, they research the contributions of Haden Edwards and Henry Raguet in the democratic process. Using primary sources, they place the events in the correct sequence....
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Learning From World War II and Connecting It to the Present

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Compare and contrast World War II to the modern Iraq war with this instructional activity. After watching a film, learners use supporting evidence to support their point of view of the conflicts. Using the internet, they create a...
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Journey Across the USA with Oliver K. Woodman

For Teachers 2nd
Challenge your class with this lesson focusing on the fifty states. Learners use ArcMap to show the route the main character in the story Journey of Oliver K. Woodman took across the United States. Then, they write journal entries about...
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Spy the Flycatcher

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore the symbols and special features of Oklahoma. By focusing on Oklahoma's state bird, the flycatcher, learners identify similes, write metaphors, and answer questions about this famous state symbol.
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Making Cents of Independence

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Have your class explore the history of Texas using this comprehensive instructional activity! They read about Texas' march toward statehood, the Alamo, and more. There is a series of worksheets, graphic organizers, and a rubric which...
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American Government

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Challenge your students with this lesson on American government! Learners discuss the three branches of government and its responsilbities, and then go on to more complex critical-thinking activities. Students interview members of the...
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Travelogs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils make travelog journals to send to acquaintances in other states in order to receive mail in return. They make scrapbooks with the return mail they receive.
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Fold the Flag

For Teachers K - 8th
Students follow directions to fold a flag properly. They practice on paper flags first and then use a real United States flag. They also examine the history of the flag.