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INDIANS OF THE CANAL LANDS
Students name Indian tribes of northern and central Indiana. They give reasons why the pioneers would build their towns on the same land that the Indians had. They tell why the Indians were forced to leave their homelands.
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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
The Growth of Cities Along the Illinois and Michigan Canal Corridor
Students examine settlement patterns along the Illinois and Michigan Canal corridor. Using maps, they determine the theme and state the information they can gather from them. They identify the spatial interaction and relationships in the...
4th - 12th English Language Arts
The Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I have Found a Gold Mine"
Learners explore the California Gold Rush. In this U.S. history Gold Rush lesson, students view and analyze a number of authentic documents that originated during the California Gold Rush. Learners identify images that reflect the Gold...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortez
For this essay worksheet, students research why the Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortez invaded the Aztec Indian lands. Students research this question and the effects it had on the invasion of the Aztec people and write an essay about it.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History