Inaccuracy in Discoveries
Students examine why certain historical figures get credit for their accomplishments and others are forgotten. The importance and the need for historical accuracy form the focus of this lesson.
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Inspiring Middle School Students to Engage in Deep and Active Learning
After reviewing this document, you will be an expert in both the definition of project-based learning and how to implement it with your class. Discover and explore thorough explanations, detailed examples, and applicable resources for...
6th - 12th Science
Celebrate Freedom Week: The Declaration of Independence
Find your next great activity for studying the Declaration of Independence and the concept of unalienable rights. It includes background information on the writing of this momentous document, as well vocabulary, worksheets and graphic...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Black Death and HIV/AIDS: Which is the Worse Plague?
Exploring the similarities and differences between the Black Death and HIV/AIDS, students write persuasive essays answering which is the "worse plague." This cross-curricular activity between Language Arts and Social Studies addresses...
8th - 12th Health
Foundations of American Government: Teacher’s Guide
Students explore the foundations of America. In this early American history lesson, students watch Discovery video segments regarding the Boston Massacre, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights....
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Disney's Pocahontas: Fact or Fiction?
Did you know that Pocahontas was 12 when Jamestown was established? Did you know that she later married John Rolfe? Did you know that she lived in London for two years? Did you know that she died of small pox? Class members study the...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Replacing Missing Links in the Evolutionary Chain
Examine the evolution of various species of hominids from their earliest existence approximately 4.5 million years ago to today. In small groups, learners research one of the ten stages of hominid evolution and then create a poster and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Death and Dying in Puritan New England: A Study Based on Early Gravestones, Vital Records, and other Primary Sources Relating to Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Students examine the time in which the Puritans lived in colonial New England. In groups, they research the Puritans view on life and death and discuss as a class. They read gravestones, diaries and other primary sources to discover...
9th - 12th Science