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Old Farming Tools
A simple handout on old farming tools contains four framing tools: a scythe, a mortar and pestle, a digging stick, and a plow. There is an illustration of each tool which is also labelled.
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From Slavery to Sharecropping
Your young historians will learn about the history of sharecropping and tenant farming that developed after the Civil War in the United States, and then compare those systems with the institution of slavery after participating in a...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Farming Tools of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Third graders explore the use of farming implements. In this colonial America instructional activity, 3rd graders examine and compare the farming tools and tasks of the 18th and 19th centuries as well as today. Students collaborate to...
3rd Social Studies & History
Growth, Cities, and Immigration
Take a closer look at America's shift toward a primarily urban population and into the world's largest industrial power in the early twentieth century. This video reviews the demographics of the first major waves of immigration into the...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Hammurabi's Code: What Does It Tell Us About Old Babylonia?
Students examine life in Babylonia during the time of King Hammurabi. They read and discuss excerpts of the Code of Hammurabi, participate in a simulation of advisors to the king, complete an online interactive activity, answer...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History