Expansion and Reform: "Crossing the Plains"
Students examine the time period of westward expansion. They listen and analyze song lyrics. They use their writing skills to keep a journal as well.
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Westward Expansion and the Frontier
Students explore U.S. history by researching a historic map. In this westward expansion lesson, students discuss the mystery of the western U.S. in the early 1800's and the impact expansion had on Native Americans and agriculture....
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Early Modern: Global Interactions
The moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched the shores of a New World, the old world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Truman Doctrine and Soviet Expansion
What if? What if the United States had not adopted a policy of containment of the USSR? What if the US had not adopted the Truman Doctrine or the Marshall Plan? After examining primary source documents that reveal American policy in the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Constitutionality of a Central Bank
Considering the expressed and implied powers of Congress, was it constitutional for the United States to establish the Second National Bank in the early nineteenth century? What is the constitutionality of the Federal Reserve System?
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Introduction to the Reformation
Ninth graders investigate the Protestant Reformation. In this global history lesson plan, 9th graders examine the provided primary sources that enable students to create posters and presentations that reveal how Catholicism, Lutheranism,...
9th Social Studies & History
Reformation Lesson: Worship and Belief
Learners explore the characteristics of different religions and religious beliefs. In this World History lesson, students research the history of the Reformed, Catholics and Lutherans, then complete several activities to reinforce their...
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History