Cemetery Study for New Hampshire History
Students take a field trip to a New Hampshire cemetery. They examine the way of life in the 19th century and their belief systems. They answer questions before and after their field trip.
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Cox v. New Hampshire
Staging a debate is a great way to class members to think deeply about issues, especially those related to rights guaranteed by the US Constitution. The Supreme Court case, Cox V. New Hampshire, focuses on the First Amendment's freedom...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Wells Fargo History Museum: Curriculum Guide
Learn about the California Gold Rush from an institution that has been in place since the early days of the American West: Wells Fargo History Museum. From domain-specific vocabulary review to group research projects, an expansive packet...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The A:Shiwi (Zuni) People: A Study in Environment, Adaptation, and Agricultural Practices
Discover the connection of native peoples to their natural world, including cultural and agricultural practices, by studying the Zuni people of the American Southwest. This activity includes examining a poster's photographs, reading...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting....
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson Plan: Immigration: A Case Study on Multiple Perspectives and Diverse Formats
As part of a case study of U.S. immigration during the first part of the 20th century, class members examine a variety of primary sources that present multiple perspectives of the responses of those in favor of immigration and those...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
La Mobile: A Case Study of Exploration and Settlement
The Le Moyne brothers, Jean-Baptiste and Pierre, were among the first explorers of the Gulf Coast. Class members read biographical information and journal entries about these men, study maps showing where the settlements they established...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Brief History of Melancholy
What is sadness? How is it part of the human experience, and does it have any value? Explore how the concept of sadness has evolved throughout history and across cultures, and discuss its ties to philosophy and implications for...
5 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Study History through Journal Keeping
Journal writing can be a fun way to bring history to life. Upper graders read a series of journals from the time of the westward expansion, specifically the pioneer journey along the Oregon Trail. They compose an ongoing journal from the...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Incredible History of China's Terracotta Warriors
What does the discovery of 8,000 life-sized clay soldiers and the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang reveal about ancient Chinese culture? A great deal! Take a look at this fascinating archaeological find and explore ancient Chinese social...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable