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Fashion Fanfare of the 19th Century
Fourth graders compare and contrast the clothing during the 19th century to the fashion trends of the present day. They design something suitable for a future time period and explain why.
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If I Had Lived Long Ago in a City in Colorado
Young historians view photographs of 19th century Colorado towns, then write stories which convey the information they gathered about types of food, clothing, and shelter. They write a story as if they are living in the town they have...
4th English Language Arts
How Lessons from the Past Can Inspire New Art
Students investigate the history of art by researching art training. In this Renaissance lesson plan, students identify the Royal Academy of Arts, its history, and the role it played in the formation of American artists. Students attend...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Rise of Landscape Painting
Students study the rise of landscape art throughout the 19th century and the specific features of the genre. In this landscape art lesson, students read the definition of landscape art and its precedence in the 19th century. Students...
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Underground Railroad: A Journey to Freedom
Here is a nice collection of worksheets, lesson plans, and activity ideas for approaching the Underground Railroad with your students. It includes 10 days/5 lessons worth of materials, including a play script, fill-in-the-blank...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Save the Animals: The Creation of the ASPCA
Learners read Black Beauty and study the history of the founding of the ASPCA and learn about endangered species today. Then they write a short paper about the book, or on some aspect of the history of the ASPCA, and, after exploring the...
3rd - 8th Science