Lost Hero: The "To Do List" of the Continental Congress
Students investigate how the role of president is defined in the Articles of Confederation. They read and discuss primary source documents, answer discussion questions, and describe how the President was elected.
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Letter from George Washington to Martha Washington
How did George Washington feel about leading the army during the early days of the American Revolution? Learn about his feelings with an excerpt from a letter to his wife, Martha, and with careful consideration of key vocabulary words.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Everyday Heroes and Heroines
Can someone wake up as an ordinary citizen and become a hero later in the day? Middle schoolers discuss the everyday heroes and heroines of 9/11, including their acts of bravery and sacrifice. Individuals then create a children's book to...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
During the aftermath of 9/11, a firehouse in New York received letters, cards, drawings, and tributes, all addressed to "Dear Hero." Middle schoolers study images of these tributes and discuss the qualities of a hero in a lesson focused...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before reading and analyzing...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do We Have a House and Senate, Anyway?
Why does the United States have a bicameral voting system? Through role playing as either advocates for or against a cell phone policy in school, your learners will organize, vote, compromise, and experience first-hand the benefits of a...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review African American History: Honored as Heroes
To gain an understanding of the treatment of African American soldiers during World War I, class members watch an excerpt from the History Detectives film, Our Colored Heroes, and then examine three recruitment posters from that time...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed