Objects Tell Stories
In this object worksheet, students discuss how artifacts help explain history. Students draw two objects that tell about them. They explain what the object is made of, its uses, and importance to the family.
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Artifact Research Activity
Artifacts give us the privilege of learning about the past, may it be family, culture, or traditions. Here, class members learn about their family's past with the help of an artifact, or family heirloom. Once an artifact is discovered,...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learning about a Culture from a Story
Learners interpret the identity of a traditional culture from objects and a creation story. In this instructional activity on learning about a culture from a story, students read and analyze an Eskimo myth about creation and an essay on...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Learning from Objects and Memorials
Students look at who and what memorials and artifacts represent. In this memorial lesson, students examine how artifacts and memorials help tell the story of the past and keep it relevant for the future. They visit a local memorial...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Literacy & Art: The Story behind the Quilt
Students examine the many ways quilts were used to chronicle the history and experiences of African slaves and African-Americans in America. They analyze a story quilt using the elements of storytelling, then create a class quilt.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History