Crossword: First Settlements
In this elementary social studies activity, students complete a crossword puzzle with 14 words related to settling the first U.S. colonies.
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Michigan History Background Reading Using a Jigsaw
Students research Michigan history in small jigsaw groups. They read information hand-outs, conduct Internet research, analyze similarities and differences between Native Americans and the settlers, and create dioramas.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Be an Archaeologist: New Mexico's Spanish Frontier
Students research the explorers who visited New Mexico, the newcomers who settled there and the people who continue to come to the region. They assess their cultural and religious traditions and contributions. Each student also traces...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Aloha, Hawaii - Our 50th State - a Crossing of Cultures
Pupils become familiar with the circumstances of the Hawaiian people and the changes that took place when Europeans arrived on the islands. In addition, students learn of customs and lifestyles of both groups of people.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History