America Will Be
Pupils work together to research and create different types of maps of the United States to be used as part of a geography trivia game.Groups research North American annual rainfall, climate, mountain ranges major rivers and state borders.
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If it is an election year and you're teaching American government, then you'll definitely want to take a look at this project. Class members will research a chosen candidate and create a profile for him/her, then collect and analyze...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Criteria for Evaluating Debate Performance
Behind every successful debate is a list of clearly stated criteria. Let your debaters know exactly how their performance will be evaluated with this packet that details the content, preparation, structure, and grading policy that will...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Your class members will bring history to life through an in-class reenactment of Bacon's Rebellion. Learners analyze primary source documents and images in order to understand the colonial rebellion, as well as to consider different...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Could you live without your phone? What about cars, steel, or clothing? Class groups collaborate to produce presentations that argue that either the telephone, the gramophone, the automobile, the textile industry, or the steel industry...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What Is the American Dream?
How do you describe the American Dream? What motivates others to immigrate to the United States, and why do some groups have trouble attaining the American Dream? Your learners will consider these questions as they explore figurative...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Enlightenment Philosophers (Peer to Peer Teaching)
One of the best strategies for learning is to teach what you know to others. Your young historians will be divided into groups and assigned an Enlightenment philosopher that they will then research and present to their classmates.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Slavery: No Freedom, No Rights
How do statements made by well-known early American leaders, as well as provisions in the founding documents of the United States hold up to the practice of slavery? Here is a resource that includes reading materials, worksheets, and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Stories of America
Class members research a person, event, or time period in American history and then, using Google Sites, create a class web site where individuals embed or link a mock news article, a video, and an original narrative about their subject....
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
We Sing America
Pair the famous poems "I Hear America Singing," by Walt Whitman, and "I, Too, Sing America," by Langston Hughes, with a more recent poem by Elizabeth Alexander called "Praise Song for the Day" to demonstrate a theme and introduce your...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Soviet Espionage in America
The war against Communism and Joseph McCarthy’s place in it are the focus of a series of three lessons examining postwar America from 1945-1950. This first lesson asks groups to read an introduction that describes the Verona Project and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable