Historic District Project
Young scholars work as a class to identify, locate, research and record local sites of historical significance. They create books with their findings and share them with other students.
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Creating a Successful Project
Guide your learners step by step through the process of designing an original, independent student project. This resource includes a wealth of worksheets and materials, including student project checklists, timelines, primary and...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cache: Lesson Plan 4 - Grades 4-5
After viewing the West of the West's documentary Cache, individuals craft either a newspaper article chronicling the discovery of the cache on San Nicolas Island, a historical narrative of the placement of the cache in the cliff side, or...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 1
As a practice writing test, fourth graders use the West of the West's documentary Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island and two print resources as source materials for an informative article that identifies information that is historically...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Electoral College Pros/Cons and Alternatives
If every vote counts, why do we need the electoral college? Middle and high schoolers study the Constitutional precedent of the electoral college, as well as its place in historical and modern elections, with an engaging social studies...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Research Projects for Regional History
Young writers of any grade level research a historical topic of their choice about their local community. Using primary sources, they examine the historical significance of their area. They participate in activities such as going on a...
K - 12th English Language Arts
Historic American Architecture
Students complete a unit of lessons on American Architecture. They define terms/styles of American Architecture, complete a graphic organizer, conduct Internet research, design a cake for an architect, photograph historical buildings,...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Washington and his Slaves: the Impact of the Marquis de Lafayette on George Washington
George Washington had a close relationship with Marquis de Lafayette. The extent of Lafayette's influence on Washington's views on slavery is uncertain, but young historians take a shot at answering this question after some key readings...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History