Fort Hancock and the Sandy Hook Proving Ground Historical District
Learners examine the history of the United Stated defending the coast line. They also analyze how military technology has changed the way the coasts are defended. They discuss how military expenditures have affected their community.
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Creating a Historic Site
A historic site marks a place where a relevant historical event occurred, no matter how many people know about it. Small groups choose their own historical sites, including a place where a class member was born, or even a football field...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Timeline-History of Portland Main and the US
This is a handout of four different timelines. It contains four columns, each provides a chronological list of event starting in 1776 and ending in 2001. Timelines showcase changes and major historical events for the Portland...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Arlington Springs Man: Lesson Plan 4
West of the West's documentary Arlington Springs Man introduces viewers to the remarkable finds on Santa Rosa Island. Archaeologist have discovered on this small island that is part of the Channel island chain, human and pygmy mammoth...
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Scaffolded Reading of "Drawing of an African Burial Ground Grave in Situ"
The class reads the description of the "Drawing of an African Burial Ground Grave In Situ" then completes a work sheet. They act like archaeologists and answer a series of critical thinking questions to better understand the historical...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Walking Down Main Street: The Changing Times of a Railroad Town
Students explore the historic district via a scavenger hunt. In this community history lesson, students complete a scavenger hunt using historic postcards and clues as guides. Students create a timeline demonstrating changes of the area...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas Historic District
Young scholars use maps, readings, photos and diagrams to identify and describe events in Pensacola, Florida that preceded the Civil War. They examine the role of Fort Pickens during the Civil War and consider the community impact of...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Learning Guide for: Glory
Invite your class to learn about the first regular US army unit composed of black soldiers during the Civil War with the film Glory. This website reviews the historical accuracy of the movie, offers pre- and post-viewing handouts, and...
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable