"Go West, Young Man!"
Students examine reasons why people migrated west. They describe how the geography of the U.S. changed in the 19 th century and design a PowerPoint presentation to convey factors for westward expansion.
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Korematsu v. United States (1944)
Young historians learn about the arguments and decisions made during the Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. United States, as well as complete a activity activity referencing President Ronald Reagan's national apology to Japanese...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Primary Source Worksheet: Excerpt from the Diary of Union Soldier Samuel Cormany
Young historians read and analyze a soldier's direct account of his participation in the battle of Gettysburg, as well as consider the overall strategy and tactics taken by the Union and Confederate troops.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Going-to-the-Sun Road: A Model of Landscape Engineering (95)
Young thinkers identify the problems encountered in designing and building Going-to-the-Sun Road through Glacier National Park. They describe, introduce, and evaluate arguments for building roads to provide access to the park and other...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Mansa Musa, One of the Wealthiest People Who Ever Lived
Discover the complex, rich legacy of fourteenth century African king Mansa Musa, who is said to have been one of the wealthiest individuals who has ever lived. Young historians will learn about trade routes between the Mediterranean and...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Do You Decide Where to Go in a Zombie Apocalypse
The world of zombies is a hot trend these days in the media and in the minds of adolescents. So why not use this craze to get your classes interested in geography? Though not an in-depth instructional video, this resource would be a...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Dear Miss Breed
This compelling plan based on the letters in the book Dear Miss Breed engages readers in learning what it was like for Japanese Americans following the attacks at Pearl Harbor. After reading the letters, young scholars will partake in...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable