Personal Focus: S/SGT. GEORGE OIYE - 522nd Field Artillery Battallion
Eleventh graders research S/Sgt. George Oiye, who fought in the 522nd Field Artillery Battallion. They examine the roles and sacrifices of this soldier, then answer questions.
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Bio-Poems and U.S. History
Students explore U.S. History by writing poems. In this United States leader biography instructional activity, students identify elements needed to create a good poem, and write a Bio-Poem about themselves. Students utilize the same form...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
General George Washington In Massachusetts — 1775–1776
Who was George Washington? What were the events and principles that formed his character and made him the man he was? To gain insight into this amazing individual, pupils examine multiple primary source materials, from his childhood...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Learning About Immigration in North Carolina with “A Home on the Field”
Paul Cuadros's A Home on the Field, the story of his attempt to create a soccer team for Hispanic immigrant children in a North Carolina high school, launches an investigation of immigration and the issues immigrants face.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Born in the U.S.A: Music as Political Protest
Though often used in shows of patriotism, Bruce Springsteen's 1985 song "Born in the U.S.A." is critical of America's role in the Vietnam war and its treatment of American veterans. High schoolers analyze the song's lyrics in an activity...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Battles of the American Revolution
Wow, now here's a presentation that tells a story! Your class can follow along the battle lines of the American Revolution to learn key players, dates, and events that marked each twist and turn in the fight for American independence....
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Importance of Focus
Focus is essential to successful individuals. Learn from the comments of several renowned figures, from Google co-founder Larry Page to filmmaker James Cameron, who attribute their success to their ability to concentrate, eliminate...
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable