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Mysterious Land: Discovering Illinois
Middle schoolers research the history of how landscapes formed in northeastern Illinois. In groups, they analyze materials with information on each phase of development. They share their information with the class and write their conclusions.
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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
African American Life in the Nineteenth Century
Students read about the life and work of John and Mary Jones. Using primary source documents, they draw conclusions about their role in the abolistionist movement. They also examine artifacts from their lives and analyze their portrait...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient Egypt by KIDS DISCOVER
Discover Ancient Egypt! Learn about mummification and gods, visit pyramids and temples, examine cliff carvings and paintings, take quizzes and engage in activities. Colorful, interactive, and easy to use, this app is not just for kids!
5th - 12th Social Studies & History