A Share in America
Students examine map - reflect on why English colonist kept coming to America (scarcity of land in England / seemingly endless land in America) Recite line from English poem. They discuss English attitude towards Indians and their lands.
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Reasons to Settle in America
Students complete a research project. In this American History lesson, students work in groups to research reasons that people wanted to settle in America. Students record the information, share what they found and write down new facts...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Argentina: Explore Latin America
This is a really neat instructional activity! Kids click on each of the provided links to answer each of 11 questions. They'll discover geographical, demographic, environmental, and cultural facts about Latin America. They'll even learn...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Events Leading to American Independence
Read about the such events as the Stamp Act, British taxes on colonies, and the Boston Massacre that led to the Independence of America from Britain. After reading this adapted article from USHistory.org, learners respond to four...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Constitution of the United States
Engage elementary school children in learning about the US Constitution with this collection of worksheets and printable activities. From reading and writing the Preamble to playing a Constitution Trivia game, this resource offers...
5 mins K - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Heroes Among Us
A hero is not always dressed in uniform. Here, scholars gain insight into traits of heroism through images and a survivor's story about the heroic actions his colleagues took to save him from the September 11th terrorist attacks. With...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Tic Tac Lesson: Learning About America
General information about America is covered in this presentation. There are 4 topical slides, our capital, important places, important people and our country's holidays. This PowerPoint would be a great discussion starter or as...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Women in the Cockpit
Alberta Kinney was a member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) program. They were some of the first women in America to fly army aircraft in World War II. Viewers discover who Kinney was and how the program shaped women's...
4 mins 3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Pilgrims: Mayflower Compact
What was the Mayflower Compact? Watch a video that explains the purpose of coming to New England on the Mayflower and the social compact that bound the Pilgrims to the government and laws that would be created in the new land.
4 mins 5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable