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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
Young scholars explore the function of an historic house that became the center of activity during the many battles of the Civil War fought near the house. The major personalities and the impact of the war on the people of the area is examined.
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Liberty Theme Park Project
Invite your young historians to demonstrate how the American Revolution truly was one crazy ride after another as they design a theme park! This unique and engaging project prompts learners to consider major events leading up to and...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Expanding the Mission: Historical Parks
Students explore U.S. geography by viewing a documentary in class. In this national parks lesson, students view video clips of individual national parks and locate them using Google Earth software. Students create a persuasive...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Flag Protocol, Ceremonies and Activities
How can an American flag be displayed indoors vs. outdoors? What is proper etiquette for handling the flag? The Girls Scouts of the USA have put together a fantastic packet of information with everything you need to know about the...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Civil Rights Historical Investigations
The murder of Emmett Till, the Selma to Montgomery march, and the desegregation of Boston schools are the focus of three units that ask class members to investigate why these events were so key in the struggle for civil rights. Groups...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil Rights and the 1950s
Take a closer look at "one of the most important periods of American social history: the 1950s," as well as the type of society that the civil rights movement would endeavor to change. This engaging video begins by detailing the era of...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Oh, Say, Can You See What the Star-Spangled Banner Means?
Students research the historical inspiration for the lyrics of the "The Star Spangled Banner". They explore websites, read articles and analyze poetry in an examination of America's patriotic symbols and history.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Regionalism as Seen Through the National Parks
Fifth graders see a video of some of our country's national parks. As each one is introduced they write down its name and location and star* the areas they find unique and interesting. After the video is over they share at least one of...
5th Social Studies & History