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Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
How tall is the Empire State Building? Lead your class through a collaborative estimation activity to determine the number of quarters it would take to reach the top and teach the following concepts: human capital, human resources,...
Building a Skyscraper
The construction of skyscrapers is no simple undertaking, involving the careful coordination and planning of many different people. The third lesson in this series explores this detailed process by first teaching children about the main...
Designing a Skyscraper
Besides serving as awe-inspiring monuments of human achievement, skyscrapers are built to perform a wide range of functions in urban communities. The second lesson in this series begins by exploring the history of the Empire State...
The Empire State Building
In this US history worksheet, students read a selection about the Empire State Building and answer 10 true and false questions.
Students explore how empires around the globe have impacted the world in which they have existed. They analyze whether or not the United States is an imperialist nation and create their own empires based on their understanding of empires...
The World's Tallest Building
Students investigate the world's tallest buildings. For this architecture lesson, students discover how humans change the physical environment. Students read about and view pictures of famous buildings in the world. Students make lists...
The United States and the World
Journey through highlights of the late 19th and early 20th century with your history class. Topics covered are the highlights of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency, the Spanish American War, the building of the Panama Canal, and World War...
Can a domino knock over a skyscraper? An inquiry-based lesson asks learners to calculate the size of domino needed to topple the Empire State Building. Using specific criteria and a geometric model, they find a solution.
Empire to Independence
Here is a wonderful presentation, perfect for setting the stage for the Revolutionary War. Containing great information and images, it acts as a timeline of events starting with the French Indian War and ending with the dawn of the...
Math: Skyscraper Comparison
Students examine skyscrapers by conducting Internet research and by creating and interpreting graphs. After reading the book, "Skyscraper," they discuss reasons why the structures are built. Once they have researched the tallest...
Creation of Israel
The State of Israel in was created in 1948 and has been the site of conflicts ever since. Provide learners with the background information they need to better understand these conflicts with a presentation that traces the history of the...
A Road Map for the Roman Empire, Ca. 250 CE
Students consider how empires are created and sustained, examine Peutinger Table as a whole and in detail as tool of empire for Rome, c. 250 CE, create ancient time-distance travel chart that synthesizes series of strip maps, and...
In this buildings worksheet, students name the buildings that are described in the sentences. Students write 10 buildings total on this worksheet.
U.S. Expansion and the Age of Empire
In this American foreign policy instructional activity, students respond to 20 essay questions about expansionism in the country during the 20th century.
Los Angeles Unified School District
World History and Geography: Ancient Greek Civilizations
Have an Olympic Games coming up? Explain the history of the games while also teaching about Ancient Greek culture and civilizations. A scaffolded set of 24 tasks enhances learning and active engagement with the material in any classroom.
Complete Novel Guide: James and the Giant Peach
Before your class reads the book James and the Giant Peach, check out this very handy set of learning activities. The reading guide provides you with several excellent ideas for building vocabulary related to the text and reading...
Reaching New Heights
Students explore the tallest skyscrapers in the world over the past 100 years. In this technology lesson plan, students create a graph/time line about the evolution of skyscrapers. They research important facts about their assigned...
Find the Tallest
Students use a variety of local resources to find pictures and information about the tallest structures in your town during four different periods. By comparing pictures, students gather information about a town's values, major...
Revolutionary Propaganda: Persuasion and Colonial Support
Students explore persuasive techniques employed during the Revolutionary War. In this research skills lesson plan, students use the SOAPstone method to analyze several primary documents that feature the build up by colonists to the...
Breaking News English: World's Tallest Building Opens
In this English instructional activity, learners read "World's Tallest Building Opens," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome Unit Plan
Students make two T charts, one for Sparta and one for Athens, showing pros and cons for living in either city-state. They use the physical information from the map and the cultural captions given for Athens and Sparts to come to their...
Library of Congress
George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen
Does the lens of history portray George Washington as a good leader? A three-lesson unit looks at Washington's early military career as the commander of the Virginia Regiment, his role in the fight for independence from England, and his...
The Ups and Downs of Technology
Students create a visual timeline of skyscrapers built in the past 20 years. In this physical science activity, students research important facts about the building. They discuss the challenges architects face when building skyscrapers.
Cave Creek Unified School District
Crusades and Culture in the Middle Ages
The Crusades sounds like a glamorous time period in the Middle Ages full of glory—but was it? Scholars find and review the truth of the Crusades' influence on the world through the resource. The study guides, separated individually by...