Coming to America
Students are asked to do note-taking, summarizing and interviewing in order to create a concise and effective PowerPoint presentation which demonstrates an appreciation and understanding of diverse immigration experiences.
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Reasons to Settle in America
Students complete a research project. In this American History lesson, students work in groups to research reasons that people wanted to settle in America. Students record the information, share what they found and write down new facts...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Colonial America and The American Revolution
How did the founding of the American colonies lead to a revolution? Use the essential question and sample activities to guide learners through a series of history lessons. Additionally, the packet includes effective strategies to...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Events Leading to American Independence
Read about the such events as the Stamp Act, British taxes on colonies, and the Boston Massacre that led to the Independence of America from Britain. After reading this adapted article from USHistory.org, learners respond to four...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Where Do Our Families Come From?
After a grand conversation about immigration to the United States, scholars interview a family member to learn about their journey to America. They then take their new-found knowledge and apply their findings to tracking their family...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
The Statue of Liberty: Bringing the 'New Colossus' to America
Students discuss meaning of symbols associated with Statue of Liberty, read and analyze Emma Lazarus' sonnet, "The New Colossus," and write persuasive letter to a nineteenth-century audience to gain support for bringing statue to America.
6th - 8th English Language Arts