Modern Day Pilgrims
Students discuss their heritage with their parents and sharing that information in class. They create a book about their ancestor and dress up a doll in native pilgrim clothing.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
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
Comparing Modern and Ancient Ideas of Ethnicity and Identity
Explore ethnicity and identity with a research and writing assignment. Class members conduct online research, looking in particular at images and carefully noting down their sources on notecards. They read about identity and compose...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Our Classroom Constitution
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part instructional activity series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established,...
5 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Everyday Life - Exploring the California Missions
Young scholars relive history as they examine primary sources that document everyday life in the California missions. During a class viewing of the included slideshow presentation, children analyze documents, paintings, and drawings in...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Life in Beads: The Stories a Plains Dress Can Tell
Young learners discover how the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes preserved native culture through the making of traditional dresses, identifying the resources used to make the dresses and discussing behind the meaning behind some American...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Ordinary Objects - Extraordinary Meaning
To some, a shoe may just be a shoe, but to others, that shoe symbolizes one of the most horrific tragedies in American history. Discuss how everyday objects can take on a new meaning as mementos of an event with a activity about 9/11 and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Differing Views of Pilgrims and Native Americans in Seventeenth Century New England
Learners complete a graphic organizer comparing differing views. In this compare and contrast lesson, students work in groups and read about the differing views of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. Learners use a graphic...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History