European Expansion in America
Students explore human settlement in America - from the 1500s to about the turn of the 20th Century. They follow the relationships and changes beginning in the east, then head west to witness the final battles of this era.
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Growth and Expansion of America
Despite the difficulty of travel, the US expanded significantly between the 1800s and the early 1900s. To prepare for a performance task assessment on the rapid expansion of the US in the 1800s, class members engage in a write-pair-share...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Colonialism and American Foundations Sample Test Questions
What was the main cause of European colonization in America? How did Thomas Paine's Common Sense play a role in the establishment of the United States? What was the trans-Atlantic slave trade? These are just a few of the many questions...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Educating European Immigrant Children Before World War I
As if surviving a journey to America wasn't enough of a feat for early 20th century immigrants, they then needed to settle into American life. Learn about the ways New York public education attempted to meet the needs of its learners,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review War and Nation Building in Latin America: Crash Course World History 225
Does war hinder the growth of nation-states, or does it facilitate development? A video from Crash Course World History examines this question in the context of Latin America, particularly how the lack of international war in Central and...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Frederick Jackson Turner's The Significance Of The Frontier In American History
Is the modern American identity an outgrowth of European civilization, or is it a unique result of westward expansion? Frederick Jackson Turner's The Significance of the Frontier in American History raises an important question about the...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Big Cities and Big Problems: Industrialization and Westward Expansion in America
Seventh graders explore life in America from 1877 to the present. In this American history lesson plan, 7th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to examine governmental control of urban development. Links are provided to...
7th Social Studies & History
Early Contacts: Native American and European Women in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this colonial America lesson, students examine the relationships between Native American women and European women who encountered one another in the new colonies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History