How To Interpret an Object
In this history worksheet, students will interpret a historical object by completing a chart with such information as who made the object and when was it made? Then students will imagine the object in use and draw or describe its environment.
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How Do You Lose a Colony? Exploring What Became of John White’s “Lost Colony”
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of John White's colonists on Roanoke Island is not only a fascinating feature of European colonization history, but is also a great way for your young historians to engage themselves in the story...
5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Evolution of the Presidency: Theodore Roosevelt to Franklin D. Roosevelt
How much power should a president be allowed to exert? Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt exercised their power according to their interpretations of the United States Constitution, and these interpretations affected the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Ordinary Objects - Extraordinary Meaning
To some, a shoe may just be a shoe, but to others, that shoe symbolizes one of the most horrific tragedies in American history. Discuss how everyday objects can take on a new meaning as mementos of an event with a lesson plan about 9/11...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Introduction to the Holocaust
Young historians gain a well-rounded insight into the tragedy of the Holocaust by exploring pre-war Jewish life, reading and discussing survivor testimonies, and illustrating their understanding by using their own words and those of a...
7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Developing Media Literacy
To protect young people from questionable content, many schools limit access. This resource suggests that because learners can so readily avail themselves to unrestricted Internet access, it is vital for 21st century learners to develop...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
40 Intriguing Photos to Make Students Think
What's going on in this picture? That's the question posed to viewers of a 40-image slide show of photos that accompanies stories from the New York Times. Without captions or context clues, individuals use their close readings skills and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How Interpreters Juggle Two Languages at Once
How do they do that? How do interpreters simultaneously or consecutively translate from one language to another? Check out this short video that details some of the skills required and the training provided to interpreters. And it is as...
5 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts
Using Images as a Source for Historical Information: How to use the Collections
Students discuss how to find out information when looking at photographs. They read "Using Images for Historical Purposes" and answer questions about describing pictures. They examine collections of photographs and write about their...
5th - 12th 21st Century Skills