Symbols on Coins: U.S. Coins Evolved from Ancient Times
Learners explore the evolution of coins, and create their own coin, using the various features that have been carried over into modern times.
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Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity,...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Modern and Ancient Ideas of Ethnicity and Identity
Explore ethnicity and identity with a research and writing assignment. Class members conduct online research, looking in particular at images and carefully noting down their sources on notecards. They read about identity and compose...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient Olympic Games Cloze
Cloze reading activities are a great way to monitor reading comprehension. As class members read a three-paragraph passage on the ancient Olympics, they complete sentences by filling in 10 blank spaces using words from a word bank.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Black History Month Project: A Dinner Party
What would Frederick Douglass say to Martin Luther King, Jr. if he had the chance? Would Harriet Tubman have any comments for Rosa Parks if they sat across the table from each other? Pupils bring history to life by researching famous...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient Israelites Part 1
Young historians are given a thorough introduction to ancient Middle East geography and the patriarchs of ancient Israel with a PowerPoint presentation and supplemental worksheets. Topics covered include Abraham as the first patriarch,...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Silk Road and Ancient Trade
What was the the Silk Road and how did it radically expand the scope of trade? What was the value of silk, and how did connections between merchants reshape lives in Africa and Eurasia? Find out by watching this historic episode!
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Music and Creativity in Ancient Greece
Take a fascinating look into the many ways in which music played an absolutely integral role in the culture of ancient Greece. Rooted in ancient Greek mythology and the common medium through which all core disciplines were taught and...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
United States symbols are the subject of a video brought to you by BrainPop Jr. Hosts, Annie and Moby, begin with a definition of the word symbol, then go on to detail ten American symbols—the American flag, a Bald Eagle, the Liberty...
5 mins K - 3rd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Canaan and Ancient Israel
Planning for your next activity on ancient Israel, but not sure where to start? Check out this assortment of activities to help get the ball rolling. It includes a range of ideas on topics, such as Greek and Egyptian mythology,...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Great War: U.S. Division Under Allied Command
The victory of Allied forces in World War I is due in large part to the continued collaboration and support of the Allied divisions themselves. Learn more about the ways Australia, Britain, France, and the United States worked together...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable