Creating a Timeline
In this timeline worksheet students create a timeline using the 5 dates provided. The students must provide a title, order the dates, and label the timeline they create.
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Westward Expansion Project Choices
What a great list of brief research projects for reviewing the era of westward expansion in the United States! Learners are directed to choose and complete three of the projects on the given list, which includes opportunities to design...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
On the Road to Revolution: Creating a Living Timeline
Divided into nine topic groups, from the Proclamation of 1763 to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, your young historians will research major events on the road to the American Revolution and then create a 2-3 minute sketch explaining...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
9/11: Timeline of Terror
Flights 11, 175, 77, and 93. The World Trade Centers' North and South Towers. First Responders. As part of a study the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, groups research and create a presentation about a topic...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fourth of July (Grades 3-5)
Bring history to life for your young scholars with a Fourth of July lesson series. After a class reading of the Declaration of Independence, students translate this pivotal document into layman's terms before working in small groups to...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil Rights Lesson Plan: Tracking History Through Timelines
Use the accompanying assessment to determine your class's prior knowledge on Martin Luther King, Jr. before beginning a instructional activity on the famous civil rights movement leader. The resource has young historians thinking about...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Gay '80s, '90s and '00s
After reading and discussing a news article from the New York Times regarding gay and lesbian issues of the last thirty years, students engage in several activities to explore current events. They create a timeline, either electronically...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Question of Annexation
Students examine the sequence of events that led up to the annexation of Texas to the United States. They create a timeline of significant events, analyze primary source letters from this time period, and write a letter from the point of...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Civil Rights Wax Museum Project
As a class, young historians begin a civil rights lesson by taking a close look at Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and his impact on the Civil Rights movement. Then, the bulk of the lesson requires learners to conduct research on one...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed