Creating a Mid 19th Century Newspaper
Eighth graders take knowledge of westward expansion and create newspaper describing places and events for an Eastern United States audience. They envision what would be in a newspaper from 1850. They use the Internet to research.
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Queen of the Mississippi: Mid-Nineteenth Century Significance of New Orleans and the Mississippi River
Learners analyze the significance of the city of New Orleans and the Mississippi River. In this Louisiana instructional activity, students research primary and secondary sources for information on the economic significance of the port of...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
From Leeches to Liver Pills: Medicine in the 19th Century
Students investigate the conditions of life and medicine for people in the 19th century. In this history of medicine lesson plan, students discuss the current ways to stay healthy. Students research developments during this period and...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
New Review Ben Franklin Aphorisms
Benjamin Franklin's famous aphorisms are a perfect time capsule of colonist values in the mid-18th century, as well as a clever reminder of the way life still works today. Middle and high schoolers select one aphorism to interpret...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mid-19c European Nationalism
An extensive review of European dynamics in the mid-to-late 19th century, this presentation clearly outlines the steps taken to unify Italy as well as Germany, and all the implications and effects therein. The slides set a strong context...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Past, Present and Future of the Bubonic Plague
It may be startling to know that the same bacteria responsible for the Bubonic Plague in the mid-fourteenth century still exists today. But don't worry, this video examines the causes and effects of the Black Death, and why the disease...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
19th & 20th Century Composers: Exoticism
VH1 Music Studio has put out another great lesson that incorporates analysis, compare/contrast, and musical terminology. Kids will listen to the song "Habanera" considering the use of specific instruments in evoking a sense of location....
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Nellie Bly's Newspaper Club: Introducing the Art of Writing
Students use video and the Internet to research the life of Nellie Bly, a famous female reporter from the 19th century. They research a writer and present their information to the class in the style of a news reporter.
5th - 8th English Language Arts