History Hall of Fame
Students create an American History Hall of Fame for various cultures that have been forgotten in American History.
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"The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History
Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief introduction to inventors Elijah...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Young scholars complete a unit on the origins of baseball. They explore various websites, write a biography for Jackie Robinson, develop a table listing facts about five stadiums, create a flow chart outlining the historical events of...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
The Birth of the Ancient Games: The Olympics
This exercise includes a lengthy article on the history of the Olympics as well as a map of Ancient Greece. The last page includes 15 reading comprehension questions about the passage. A fairly thorough look at this topic - geared toward...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
"Herstory" in Michigan - Great Women of our Great State
Students discover the struggles and achievements of women throughout Michigan's history, the changes that have taken place in women's roles, and the difference one person can make. This instructional activity focuses on the impact women...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History