African Americans in the Civil War
Eighth graders construct a timeline for a variety of Civil War events. They write a one-page simulation letter to their mother telling her of the decision they have made about enlisting (or not enlisting).
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New Review "The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History
This lesson is "The Real McCoy." Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Civil War to Civil Rights: From Pea Ridge to Central High
How did the Civil War impact the Civil Rights Movement? That is the question class members attempt to answer as they complete a series of projects for a unit that uses a Layered Curriculum approach to learning.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Literature Circle
Historical fiction can be a valuable asset when learning about the past. Integrate several novels written about the Civil War into your social studies unit, with groups of four working collaboratively to comprehend the novel from...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Baltimore – Caught in the Middle
Choosing sides is no easy matter, and this was certainly true for the citizens of Baltimore in the beginning stages of the Civil War. Using video, group analysis of several primary sources, and discussion, this detailed and thorough...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Creating a Civil War Board Game
Young historians demonstrate creativity and critical thinking skills in a project about the Civil War. Working in partners or groups, they design a board game that reviews information from the war, including causes of the war and...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
African Americans in Revolutionary Times
How did black Americans contribute to colonial society in the United States and make active choices to exert some control over their lives as slaves? Explore the often overlooked yet incredibly important roles of Africans and African...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The First African American Regiment
Young historians examine a memorial sculpture of the first African American regiment in the Civil War, and then compare how the experiences of the regiment are portrayed in letters and poetry, as well as in the motion picture, Glory.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable