Students research the history of their own town. They post the findings in an iEARN on line forum. They practice research skills and gain an understanding of local history.
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What's It All Have to Do With Me? Using Local History to Connect Students to National Events
Students examine the differences between primary and secondary documents. In this primary and secondary source lesson, students examine three distinct sets of primary and secondary sources dealing with the eagle as a national symbol....
1st - 5th English Language Arts
Oral History Activity
Oral history has brought a multitude of lessons, stories, and factoids to our current knowledge of the past. Let us continue to use oral history traditions through a lesson that encourages pupils to discover and appreciate where they...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Prairie Voices: Community Development, Investigating Local History
Students investigate local history. In this research skills lesson, students examine historic landmarks, tax records, fire maps, town plans, historic photographs, newspapers, and other primary sources to learn about local communities in...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
A Public Hearing on a Proposed Airport: Economic Boon or Environmental Mistake?
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9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Using Historic Digital Newspapers for National History Day
Your learners will take a trip through history as they peruse through historic digitalized newspapers, reading real articles from such historical periods in the United States as the Temperance movement and passage of the Thirteenth...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Local History: Mapping My Spot
Learners explore maps to discover historical information about their local area. In this mapping and history instructional activity, students use panoramic maps of their own town/city to interpret historical information. Learners also...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts