Middle schoolers investigate primary and secondary documents to evaluate the function of a town's main street and the purposes of towns.
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Churchill's Speech: We Shall Fight on the Beaches
Winston Churchill speech delivered to the House of Commons on June 4, 1940, is the focus of a comprehension exercise that asks readers to explain how the repetition in the speech supports the main purpose of Churchill's address.
8th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Importance of Muhammad Ali (Abridged)
Middle schoolers read an abridged version of Muhammad Ali's biography. Then, they respond to 10 reading comprehension questions, including drawing conclusions, identifying the main idea, and using explicit information to support thinking.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
French Revolution (Part 3)- Reign of Terror
This presentation features a collage of pictures and maps to be annotated by the engaging and passionate narrator. The beginning of the video features a review of the last one (featuring the first steps of the French Revolution), and...
24 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Walking Down Main Street: The Changing Times of a Railroad Town
Learners explore the historic district via a scavenger hunt. In this community history instructional activity, students complete a scavenger hunt using historic postcards and clues as guides. Learners create a timeline demonstrating...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
From Greece to Main Street
Students consider the influence of the Greeks on American architecture. In this American Greek Revival architecture lesson, students identify the attributes of architectural style as they compare the Parthenon with the Lincoln Memorial....
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts