Cabinet Posts Change Hands
Students explore web site of Executive Branch of the United States Government, focusing on responsibilities of the Cabinet members.
3 Views 7 Downloads
Oral Histories and Everyday Heros
Scholars learn about September 11th, the day the World Trade Center was attacked, with the help of primary sources. As pupils listen to a first-hand account from survivor, Tom Canavan, they pinpoint character traits that make him a hero...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Distracted by Everything - Being Wired at All Times
This multimedia activity challenges media-savvy learners to look at the critical issue concerning the inundation of technology and multitasking in the classroom, and its effects on the education of themselves and others. The tasks...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
From Kakawa to Chocolate: The Evolution of Chocolate Throughout History
Students explore the history of chocolate and its consumption. In this chocolate history lesson, students discover how industrialization changed the way humans consume chocolate. Students use the provided worksheet to note details they...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
"Pray, Why Speakest Thou Thusly?"
Examine popular language and slang and how they have changed over the course of American history. Conduct Internet research, use an online interactive Colonial House website to translate 17th century language into 21st century language,...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
We the People: Introducing Our Constitution
Students explore how changes to the constitution came about. For this US Constitution lesson, students discuss quotes made by Fredrick Douglas. Students analyze what the constitution means now and in the past. Students write about things...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts