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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore the life and writing of John Steinbeck. A 48-slide presentation introduces the famous American author, his California heritage, and his impressive collection of published work. Viewers are then introduced to Of Mice and Men, one...
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Native American Literature

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Introduce your class to the writing of the indigenous Americans and, even more well known, their story telling. An engaging presentation describes what kinds of texts would be included in the oral stories performed and some common themes...
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The Happy Game: Famous African Americans

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Ten questions about famous African-Americans are presented in this interactive presentation. If a question is answered correctly, "Happy," the smiley face, is happy; if it is answered incorrectly, he is sad and sick. "Happy" will keep...
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Antebellum American Art

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Dividing the art of the Antebellum period into several different genres, this vibrant presentation is sure to get your students' attention. It takes your students on a walk through an art museum with famous paintings, architecture, and...
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Jacob Lawrence 1917 - 2000

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Samples of the artwork of the late Jacob Lawrence are here for your artists to view. There isn't any kind of activity or teaching associated with this presentation. Rather, it simply has slides of many of his most famous pieces of art. A...
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Trail of Tears

For Teachers 4th
A fabulous PowerPoint resource that thoroughly and accurately desicribes the Cherokee culture from the 1500's through the mid-1800's when they were forced to leave their homeland and march to Oklahoma in the famous, "Trail of Tears."...
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America's Great Disasters

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The most famous American disasters - natural and otherwise - of the late 19th and early 20th century are the focus of this presentation. Detailing the 1865 sinking of the USS Saldana, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, and the Influenza...
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The Liberty Bell

For Teachers 5th - 6th
An image of the Liberty Bell is slowly uncovered as you flip through each slide in this PowerPoint. Tip: Use this as a template to show other famous American symbols.
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The American Civil War: A Nation Divided (1861-1865)

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Intended for use with atlases, this presentation details the causes and effects of the Civil War. It includes historical pictures of battles and discussion points about the technology which emerged during (and for) the war. The final...
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Frankly Speaking: Exploring Benjamin Franklin's Aphorisms

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Benjamin Franklin famously had an aphorism for every situation—most of which we still use in modern vernacular. Introduce class members to Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack with a presentation that details the characteristics of aphorisms.
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Johnny Appleseed

For Teachers 1st
First graders will love the (mostly-true) story of Johnny Appleseed! This presentation will enable them to take a closer look into his life. They will chart what they already know about Johnny Appleseed and what they would like to know....
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Famous African Americans,

For Teachers 2nd
Studying African American history? Explore and discuss famous African Americans such as Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, and more. Simple bulleted facts detail the heroic deeds of these individuals. Use...
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Picturing America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Teachers look here! You'll find a treasure trove of images, all representing the face of young America. There are 27 different paintings that depict early settlers, the landscape, Native Americans, and famous folk throughout early...
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Social Studies: Famous History

For Teachers 2nd
While a rudimentary overview of facts relating to U.S. History, this resource could be used as a starting point for a discussion of this topic. However, there is very little information included on each slide, and one of the terms used...
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An Introduction to the Odyssey

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Epics, like the Odyssey, were told over the span of several days and drew quite a crowd. Before starting the famous work with your class, review this presentation to gain some insight into the structure and history of epic poems. 
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World War I - America on the Homefront: The Poster War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
American propaganda shaped the perspective of many citizens during WWI. Here is an amazing presentation full of dozens of war-time poster examples and facts about what those posters were promoting. This would be a great discussion...
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Antebellum Revivalism and Reform

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A gold mine for American history teachers, this presentation cascades through the middle of the 19th century with the central themes of moral and social reform. Between the blossoming Mormon church, the tightening of the Temperance...
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Uncle Sam

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Can your students recognize Uncle Sam? No, not their uncle that lives up north, but the famous American symbol in red, white, and blue? As you flip through each slide in this PowerPoint, an image of Uncle Sam is slowly uncovered. See how...
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Black History Month 2008

For Teachers 8th - 10th
A list of prominent African-Americans and their accomplishments makes up this presentation on Black History Month. Leaders in sports, the arts, science, and entertaining will help viewers connect with the voluminous contributions of the...
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Reconstruction and the Changing South

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An amazing resource, with images, rich text, and working hyperlinks. It covers one of America's most horrible crimes against humanity, slavery. Thankfully a change took place during the Reconstruction Era. Learn about the laws, key...
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Darwinism: The Origin of the Species by Natural Selection.

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The Darwin PowerPoint covers many of the Scientists that worked on similar concepts to Darwin and that were involved with famous  theories.  students are informed about the basic thinking behind natural selection and examples of...
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Political Campaign Ads

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
During a political campaign, you can hardly turn around without encountering an endorsement or attack on a candidate. High schoolers examine the ways that negative advertisement, positive advertisements, and everything in between can...
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Classification of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know scientists identify more than 13 billion species of organisms, and they discover more almost every day? An interesting presentation demonstrates how scientists keep track of so many species. It also shows how they...
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Populism & the Election of 1896

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Populism and the rise and fall of the Populist Party are the topics of this presentation, which details the Presidential Election of 1896 and the role of silver. Detailing main points with clever political cartoons and informative maps,...

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