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Thomas Jefferson - Author of The Declaration of Indepence & 3rd U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO Video
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Becoming Us

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The mission statement of the National Museum of American History’s Becoming US: Teaching Immigration and Migration History in the 21st Century series is to provide “educational resources for high school teachers and students to learn...
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Becoming Us: Borderlands

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Three case studies make up a unit the looks at the power contentions and exchanges in the borderlands that have shaped the United States. The first case study focuses on creating the US southern border and the experiences of people...
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Up, Up and Away! - Airplanes

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Oh, if only Sir Isaac and Bernoulli could see us now. Even Orville and Wilbur would be amazed by what engineers have designed using their ideas. Next generation engineers put these principles to use as they use what they learn about...
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Map of The USA Jigsaw Puzzle

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Encourage young learners to explore the United States with this printable map puzzle. A fun activity that engages children in learning US geography.
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The US as a Jigsaw Floor Puzzle

For Teachers 4th
Naming and locating each of the 50 United States of America is one task every kid needs to master. Help them along the way with a fun hands-on activity that includes the whole class. Included here are the instructions for creating...
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Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson, where learners crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions.  Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and practice math...
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Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Second and third graders practice with basic map skills. They create their own map including a legend and a compass rose. This fabulous plan has many excellent websites linked which allow learners to explore maps of all kinds; including...
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Explore the Civil Rights Trail—Interactive Map

For Students 4th - 12th
An interactive map equipped with images, text, and clickable links takes history buffs on a journey through the Civil Rights trail. Scholars discovery locations including Atlanta, Georgia, Jackson, and Mississippi as part of an...
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QuakeFeed Earthquake Map, Alerts and News

For Students 6th - 12th
Amateur seismologists explore Earth's earthquakes in real time using a variety of map styles and parameter selections.
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Size It Up: Map Skills

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Compare information from a US population cartogram and a standard US map. Learners draw conclusions about population density by analyzing census data a population distribution. They discover that census data is used to apportion seats in...
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Don't Get Lost in Story Writing: Story Maps

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Ease young writers into the process of writing a story with a colorful presentation on story maps. Viewers use the provided sentence frames to craft a sample story as guided practice. They then draft their own stories to share with the...
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Topographic Maps

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Sometimes it is difficult to grasp topographic maps. Here is a clever presentation designed to help your middle school earth scientists understand. Beginning with a side view of a pair of mountains, a graphic guy walks up one slope. As...
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Map Skills

For Teachers 3rd
Thirds graders reinforce that a map is a drawing that shows what a place looks like from above. They use a map key and symbols to create a map of the school and its neighborhood.
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Map Skills

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Young geographers will need to use a variety of map skills to complete the tasks required on this activity. Examples of activities include using references to label a map of Mexico, identify Canadian territories and European countries,...
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Isolines on a Weather Map

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders recognize isolines on a weather map and draw isolines based on temperature data on a weather map. They draw isotherms on a weather map to identify temperature patterns.
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US City Quality of Life Analysis and Comparison

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze US census data and criteria to compare and measure the quality of life in the country's fifty largest cities. After accessing the 2005 quality of life world report online, students conduct their study to compare three...
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The African American Population in US History

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
How has the African American population changed over the years? Learners use charts, statistical data, and maps to see how populations in African American communities have changed since the 1860s. Activity modifications are included to...
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United States Map- Intermediate Directions

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students identify the four intermediate directions. For this map skills lesson, students use post-it notes to label the four intermediate directions on a map. Students locate various states using intermediate directions.
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Mapping Skills

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Spark interest and enhance your pupils' map skills using Matteo Pericoli's book, See the City: the Journey of Manhattan Unfurled. Through Pericoli's illustrations and text, learners explore the East and West side of Manhattan. Then,...
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Topographic and Geologic Maps: Topographic Maps

For Students 9th - 12th
Maps are great for helping you get where you're going, but what does that place actually look like? Geology scholars compare and contrast the features of topographical and geologic maps using an interactive lesson. The resource describes...
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Reading the World: Latitude and Longitude Lesson latitude and longitude, maps, coordinates on a map, prime meridian, reading maps, equator, globes

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Find five activities all about longitude and latitude! Use oranges to show the equator and prime meridian, plot birthdays on a map using coordinates, and plan a dream vacation. 
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Mapping the Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study historical maps to view how the world evolved from medieval times through the Renaissance. They work in groups to examine the maps and present a report on one of the listed maps.
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Mapping the Shape of Everest

For Teachers 4th - 6th
With Mount Everest as the motivator, your earth science class learns about topographic maps. Begin by showing a film clip from The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest, featuring fearsome virtual imagery of a path up world's tallest peak....
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Mapping the Pacific Strategy

For Students 7th - 12th
Why was the war in the Pacific theater so difficult? Show pupils how the US laid out its military strategy in the Pacific, such as island hopping, and avoiding Japanese military strongholds. With an informative video, viewers understand...

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