All Fired Up
Students brainstorm images and themes associated with the American Fourth of July holiday. They create illustrated posters to explain the processes or history behind these themes.
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Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Tragedy
Students research the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. In this labor reform lesson, students research the fire and write a newspaper article report from the perspective of the time. Students evaluate the perspective of the workers and create...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Summer Fun Summer Learning Dramatic and Story Reading Unit
What's the difference between story reading and story telling? Participants in a summer enrichment program learn all about the difference as they listen to famous speeches, engage in dramatic readings, and craft their own short stories...
1st - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Life in a Big Urban City in the Gilded Age
While this presentation is not heavy in text it more than makes up for it with the telling images of life in New York at the turn of the century. Use as a supplemental lecture tool when covering immigration, tenements, Shirtwaist...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Why It Pays to Work Hard
Hard work is the second of Richard St. John's "8 Traits Successful People Have in Common." Many young learners believe that in order to be successful, one needs to have a great deal of talent or intelligence; however, after interviewing...
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable