Congress: March 4, 1789
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn the date March 4, 1789 as the first day Congress met. Students use classroom resources to learn five facts about Congress and write the information into their own words.
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Making Cents of Independence
Have your class explore the history of Texas using this comprehensive lesson! They read about Texas' march toward statehood, the Alamo, and more. There is a series of worksheets, graphic organizers, and a rubric which make this activity...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
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
A President's Vision: Thomas Jefferson
Here you'll find a fantastic resource for analyzing several primary sources regarding Thomas Jefferson's presidency, from his election and home in Monticello to the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Louisiana Purchase.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Looking Back But Stepping Forward
Young scholars discuss voting history in United States, examine role of suffragettes who marched and protested in order to secure women's voting rights, explore what world might be like without elections, and give brief oral reports on...
K - 4th Social Studies & History
Civil War Sites and Battlefields in Arkansas
Modern day and historic images grace an informative presentation. Learners can review multiple battles and effects of the Civil War on the state of Arkansas. Major sites and battle fields are shown as they looked in the past and as they...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
A Reading Guide to Sarah, Plain and Tall
Eliminate the hard work of creating an entire literature unit with this reading guide for the novel Sarah, Plain and Tall. From background information about the author and her motivation for writing the story to reading comprehension...
1st - 5th English Language Arts
Second Continental Congress: Marching Toward Freedom: Lesson 10
Fourth graders explore U.S. history by participating in a word detective activity. In this Second Continental Congress lesson, 4th graders create their own graphic organizer based on the differences between Patriots, Loyalists and "Fence...
Marching to Freedom: PowerPoint Presentation debating for or against going to war
Fourth graders present research on war. In this debate lesson, 4th graders create a power point presentation debating for or against the American Revolution. Students share their presentations with the class.
4th English Language Arts