Putting Together History Puzzle Pieces
Students attempt to put puzzle pieces together with no prior knowledge. This activity shows students at the beginning of the year that history is like a puzzle, there are often missing pieces, and many ways the pieces can turn to look right.
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Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Slave Trades: A Study of the Transatlantic and Trans-Saharan Slave Trades
While most people are familiar with the transatlantic slave trade, there is less knowledge of another major external African slave trade in world history: the trans-Saharan slave trade. Pupils work in groups to read informational texts...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Flag Protocol, Ceremonies and Activities
How can an American flag be displayed indoors vs. outdoors? What is proper etiquette for handling the flag? The Girls Scouts of the USA have put together a fantastic packet of information with everything you need to know about the...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Warring City-States: Greek History
Ever wonder about Sparta, Greek city-states, or the Persian Wars? Cover these topics and several more, with this well-put-together presentation. Easy to follow and good for note taking, your class will be able to clearly understand the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table
Did you know that the first time someone isolated a pure element was when Henning Brand boiled down his own urine in 1669 and unknowingly discovered phosphorus? The history of our current periodic table of elements is entertainingly...
4 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Incredible History of China's Terracotta Warriors
What does the discovery of 8,000 life-sized clay soldiers and the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang reveal about ancient Chinese culture? A great deal! Take a look at this fascinating archaeological find and explore ancient Chinese social...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Why is Herodotus called “The Father of History”?
Rather than simply listing what happened, Herodotus sought to find out the why of events. Rather than simply labeling Herodotus The Father of History, here's a video that explains why he was given this title.
5 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Creating an Oral History--Who Tells the Story?
Explore the difficulties in compiling an oral history with this lesson. Young researchers conduct interviews and consider how point of view changes various accounts of a single incidence, resulting in conflicting information. They view a...
8th - 12th English Language Arts