We found 2,471 reviewed resources for local history
The American Museum of Natural History: A Virtual Field Trip with Brian Selznick
16 mins 3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewAuthor Brian Selznick takes scholars on a virtual field trip to New York City's American Museum of Natural History. Three stops to the Hall of North American Mammals, Mosquito Model, and Hall of Meteorites showcase prominent dioramas and...
A Public Hearing on a Proposed Airport: Economic Boon or Environmental Mistake?
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How can the decisions of local government impact each individual citizen? Your class members will take on the roles of shareholders and consider a proposal to build an airport in their community. Working in groups, they will make...
Human PreHistory 101 Part 3: Agriculture Rocks Our World
7 mins 9th - 12th
Around 14,000 years ago, the ice age melted. What did humans do in response? They settled down and began to farm their food. Visit the Fertile Crescent and beyond through animation and narrated explanations. Viewers learn about the birth...
Choice, Conflict, and Compromise at the County level
8th - 12th
With all the hubbub surrounding national elections, it's easy to forget the importance of local government. After learning about county governance and voter turnout for local elections, young citizens demonstrate how local governance...
Counties and Municipalities: What’s the Difference?
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What is the difference between a county and a city? Using information they've gathered from a well-organized presentation and engaging role play, learners distinguish the kinds of government services each type of local government...
How Bird Vomit Helps Us Understand History
8 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
They didn't just WING this video; it's a real HOOT! An intriguing video in the Brain Scoop Fossils & Geology series explains what owl pellets are and why scientists study them. Then, it covers the extension of how scientists use them...
Exploring Community Through Local History: Oral Stories, Landmarks and Traditions
9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the history of their local community. In this local history lesson, students analyze primary documents to develop an understanding of the local culture and traditions of their local community.
World History and Geography: The Mayan Civilization
7th CCSS: Adaptable
Do you want to implement technological skills along with social studies concepts but don't know how? Then this plan was made for you! Sixth graders storyboard and present a multimedia presentation to their class while also learning...
ISM: Bertha Stenge Quilt Collection Activity: Design a Local Quilting Pattern
5th - 8th
Pupils research quilt designs by Bertha Stenge. They make a list of things that they could stylize as a design motif. They create a quilt design based on local history and landmarks and sew it onto a pre-made quilt block or quilt.
Pre-fieldtrip Preparation: Museum Windham Textile & History
Eleventh graders prepare for a trip to the Windham Textile and History Museum. In this industrialization lesson, 11th graders discover what it was like to work in the textile mills and then write their own oral history accounts of life...