Letters from the Plains
Eighth graders read and analyze primary source documents dealing with Nebraska history. In a role-play, they present the information they gathered to their classmates. They examine what live was like for people settling in Nebraska.
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A House Divided: The Civil War Home Front in Tennessee
To broaden their understanding of both the short term and long terms effects of the Civil War, class groups examine primary source materials and then assume the role of a family member and draft a letter to a soldier describing life at...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Pursuit of Democracy and Diversity: The Trial of Pro-Social Injustice in Historical Documents and Accounts
Class members investigate The Indian Removal Act of 1830, U.S. Theft of Mexican Territory Timeline, and President Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Horace Greeley, 1862, and then conduct a mock trial of each of these documents to determine...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Railroads and Settlement of the Great Plains
Enhance your American literature unit with this resource, in which readers access the Nebraska Studies website and read about "Railroads and Settlement." They search for a photograph of some aspect of the railroad from the Prairie...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Applications of Cargoes from Three Continents to the Latin Classroom
Students discuss the importance of communication and writing in their daily lives. In groups, they use the internet to research the development of letters, alphabets and writing materials. They trace the spread of the Latin language...
4th - 12th Languages
Analyzing a Product or Political Advertisement
How do advertisements evoke specific thoughts and feelings? Class members find out through the exploration of the Internet, videos, television, magazines, radio, and posters. Learners investigate commercial advertisements, political...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Has the Look of Nebraska Changed from 1819 to the 21st Century?
Eighth graders examine and analyze maps of early Nebraska. Using the maps, they compare and contrast them to those of today and identifying how the area has changed over time. They complete a worksheet over the differences in the maps...
8th Social Studies & History
The United States 1920-1945
Have the class take a gander at US History from 1920-1945, by viewing a series of historical photographs. Each photo includes notes on its historical significance. FDR, The Great Mississippi River flood, Japanese internment, and The Dust...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Immigrants' Experiences in Colonial North Carolina
What would it have been like to leave your birthplace and move to a brand new colony? Why might you have decided to move? What challenges would you have faced? As part of a series of lessons about the history of North Carolina, middle...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed