Guess Who ?
Students, in groups, research Chinese ethnic minorities. They create a brochure to present their findings.
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Folk Tales and Fables
Pages and pages of engaging activities, worksheets, and writing projects on teaching folktales and fables await you! You don't want to miss this incredible resource that not only includes a wide range of topics and graphic organizers,...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
My Famous Person Report
Here is a must-have, comprehensive resource of project guidelines for any teacher looking to assign a famous person report or biography project. It includes a fantastic list of suggested activities that learners can complete for their...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 worksheet activity referencing President Ronald Reagan's national apology to Japanese...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Alabama BEFORE the American Revolution
Did you know that prior to the American Revolution, Alabama was a part of the British empire and called New West Florida? Class members research the economic, political, and social realities of this territory and compare them to those of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The DREAM Act and the American Dream
Should the US extend government support of higher education to immigrants who have entered the country illegally? To prepare to address this hot-button topic, class members take the American Citizenship Test, annotate an article that...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Lesson Before Dying: Character Development
What characteristics would your class attribute to a hero? Have them explore heroic acts and character development with a instructional activity from Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying. After discussing a handout, readers decide if...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reconstruction and 1876
How did the United States face the problem of needing to integrate a formerly slave and rebellious population back into the country? Your young historians will learn about the complex system of reconstruction that existed in post-Civil...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Market Revolution
Discover what John Green describes as "one of the least studied but most interesting periods in American history: the Market Revolution." The video details the nation's shift from the Jeffersonian ideal of Americans producing for...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker...
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History