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Formation Of The Republic
Eighth graders investigate the formation of the Thirteen Colonies in the United States. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The teacher uses guiding questions in order to keep the research process going in the right direction.
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In the Time of the Butterflies Packet
Considering using Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies? Here's a resource designed to be used before and during a reading of her powerful story of the murder of the Mirabal sisters. Included in the packet is a vocabulary list,...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
The History of Hindu India
What obstacles did India face during their post-colonial formation after gaining independence? Topics discussed in the lesson include Pakistan's conflict over Kashmir, the Indian Constitution, economic development, and the influence of...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico
Explore the causes and effects of the Mexican-American War with this fantastic resource, a two-week unit of eight lessons on such topics as Manifest Destiny, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the annexation of Texas. The unit...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review General George Washington In Massachusetts — 1775–1776
Who was George Washington? What were the events and principles that formed his character and made him the man he was? To gain insight into this amazing individual, pupils examine multiple primary source materials, from his childhood...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
American Paradox: Freedom & Slavery in the Early Republic
It is important for government and history students to recognize the paradox of the spread of slavery at a time when the founding fathers discussed constitutional freedoms. After reading several primary source documents, class members...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
When Property Rights and the Public Good Clash
Students analyze a case involving a government's use of eminent domain powers to construct a comprehension of property rights and how they might be viewed as essential protections for citizens in a constitutional democracy. They Use the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Napoleon and the War of the Fourth Coalition
France has gone through a lot of changes lately - first the monarchy fell to revolution, then the Republic was formed from the ashes, and now Napoleon has made France a major world power once again. This video shows the meteoric rise of...
16 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History