20th Century Transportation
Students construct timeline of transportation over the last century using information from historic photographs and outside resources.
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Changes in a City Over Time
Investigate the growth and development of New York City with the final lesson in this four-part series on skyscrapers. Learners first explore the concept of urban growth by looking closely at a series of three paintings made of Wall...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reading a Timeline
Sometimes the most important details of an informational text aren't within the text at all. Teach your class how to read timeline with a set of activities that prompts them to find specific dates and events on the timelines, as well as...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
You Can Be an Innovator ... Like Henry Ford
Why did Henry Ford want to invent a car for the masses? Why did Henry Ford locate his factory in Detroit? Why did Henry Ford encourage the idea of a 5-day work week? Young innovators find the answers to these and other question in a unit...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Write a "Mystery Food" Riddle
Young historians explore food, how it was prepared, and the variety of public places it was eaten in the 20th century. They combine this information with their knowledge of history in order to create riddles. The focus of the lesson is...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Transportation in the 1800's and 1900's
Youngsters take a look at methods of transportation in Colorado during the 19th and 20th centuries. They look at how transportation in cities changed during these times, and how transportation affected the way Coloradans lived. They use...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Sort it Out- Transportation: Is it the 19th or 20th Century?
Fifth graders sort pictures of types of transportation. For this turn of the century lesson, 5th graders view pictures of transportation from the 19th and 20th centuries, sort the pictures into their appropriate category, and complete a...
5th Social Studies & History