From the Mayflower to the Mall
Fourth graders draw a map including elements such as title, compass rose, legend, and scale. They describe how physical and human characteristics have changed since colonial times and develop a timeline based on information given in the passage.
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The journey aboard the Mayflower in 1620 was long and arduous for the Pilgrims set for the New World. Learn about the difficulties of the expedition, including the extended timeframe and cramped quarters, with an informative reading...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sourcing a Document: The First Thanksgiving
How reliable is a painting of the first Thanksgiving if it was created 300 years after the fact? Learners assess the validity of a primary source image to determine what it can actually reveal about this event.
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Teachers' Guide: Take Time to Remember
The Royal Canadian Legion offers this teacher's guide designed to remind learners of all ages of the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers in not only World War I but also the Korean and Gulf wars. The 42-page packet is filled with...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
The American Revolution Introduction
Young historians create a replica of Jamestown Virginia, analyze the Mayflower Compact, practice penmanship by copying a famous quote by William Bradford, and read a great informational text on the beginnings of colonial America with a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Designing a Skyscraper
Besides serving as awe-inspiring monuments of human achievement, skyscrapers are built to perform a wide range of functions in urban communities. The second lesson in this series begins by exploring the history of the Empire State...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Thanksgiving 2—The Pilgrim Story and My Immigrant Story
The tradition of the First Thanksgiving is really a story of immigration. Connect the feelings and customs of the early Pilgrims to the experiences of the immigrants in your class with an introduction to the 13 colonies, the Mayflower,...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Mapping the Americas
Celebrate the geography of the Americas and develop map skills through a series of activities focused on the Western Hemisphere. Learners study everything from earthquakes and volcanoes of the Americas and the relationship between...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Tracing Our Own Family Pilgrimages
The Pilgrims may have arrived in North America by way of the Mayflower, but chances are, your class members' ancestors came to the United States in another way. Guide them through an exploration of their own heritage, countries of...
K - 4th Social Studies & History