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Pupils learn about Mound Cities and how they both started and stopped. In this Mound lesson students explore how Mound Cities did not succeed and why. Pupils dig deeper then the lesson as they discuss defeat and relate it to their own lives.
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The Design of Fort McHenry: The Star Fort
What makes an effective fort, and why might a city feel that they need such a structure? Your young historians will explore the purpose and design for Fort McHenry, and build their own models of a fort based on the information they have...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Gold Ore and Smelters
Young historians travel back through time as they explore Colorado's gold rush in this social studies lesson. After reading a first hand account of a woman's experience in a smelting facility, young scholars complete the included graphic...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Impact did European Explorers have on the Native American Culture?
Engage your fifth graders in a Socratic discussion on the impact European explorers had on Native American culture. Everything is outlined in a highly structured fashion, from what the teacher does, to what the student does. The...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The A:Shiwi (Zuni) People: A Study in Environment, Adaptation, and Agricultural Practices
Discover the connection of native peoples to their natural world, including cultural and agricultural practices, by studying the Zuni people of the American Southwest. This instructional activity includes examining a poster's...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Engineering an Empire - Greece, Part 2/5
Before the keystone there was the corbel arch. Join your architecture and humanities classes in an exploration of the engineering and architectural developments of the Mycenaeans, the predecessors of early Greeks. A combination of...
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History