Life in Pictures
Students share opinions about the typical images that represent life in New York City. They create their own scavenger hunts to find images that represent the intrinsic character of their respective communities.
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Holocaust Diary Project
Here is a good interdisciplinary project that combines creative and narrative writing with studies of the Holocaust. Your young historians will compose a diary of experiences from the perspective of an individual living during the time...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Man in the Red Bandana
Every person has the chance to be a hero in some way, but those who take the opportunity are truly heroic. Welles Crowther, also known as the man in the red bandanna, lost his life on 9/11 as he saved many more. Middle schoolers discuss...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Lesson 5: Geographic Features and Landforms in the Eastern Hemisphere
What are geographic landforms, and how can they influence the development of a civilization? After learning about the different types of geographic landforms, learners create a PowerPoint presentation explaining six of the features and...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Life in a Big Urban City in the Gilded Age
While this presentation is not heavy in text it more than makes up for it with the telling images of life in New York at the turn of the century. Use as a supplemental lecture tool when covering immigration, tenements, Shirtwaist...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Civil War in Pictures
Here is a really unique way to present information on the American Civil War. The slide show begins with a look at the first true photojournalist, Matthew Brady. It describes his tools and methods, then shows his pictures. Each image is...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Partners In Winning The War Lesson Plan
How propaganda was used to change the concept of women's roles during World War II is the focus of an online exhibit provided by the National Women's History Museum. Packed with propaganda posters and pictures, the packet points out how...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Animation Basics: The Option Illusion of Motion
From creating simple flip books to watching Saturday morning cartoons, we have all experienced the magic of animation. But how is it that a series of still images can be brought to life? It all has to do with the speed at which our brain...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reaching Freedom: Life in the North
As the slave narrator reaches the North, he is free but not safe. Young historians explore a scene that explains to learners that even though runaway slaves were free in the North, life was still difficult as they were discriminated...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History