Origins of US Involvement in WWII
Fifth graders view several pictures obtained from a government website using the subtopic, "War" and listen to explanations of the origins of our involvement in wars in the past. They listen to lecture about why nations become involved in wars.
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Greek Barbie or Action Figure
Young historians bring Greek mythology to the twenty-first century with this engaging research project. Hired to create a Barbie doll or action figure modeled after a Greek god or goddess, students gather the information necessary to...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Rights of Women in the United States
Kids research gender roles as depicted in textbooks, fairy tales, magazine articles, ads, and films to identify stereotypes presented in the media. They then consider how these stereotypes might influence and limit kids.
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Veteran's Day—Honoring All That Served
Looking for ideas on ways to recognize Veteran's Day? Check out this 92-page packet that includes exercises designed for all grade levels. Reading passages detail the history of the holiday, research projects get individuals involved in...
Pre-K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Our White House Inauguration Celebration Kit for Kids!
Get the youngest American citizens involved in the presidential election and inauguration with a set of social studies activities. Focusing on the history of presidential inauguration ceremonies, learners draft their own poems, design...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ladies and gentlemen, the Presidents of the United States! An easy-to-use and dependable reference app for your young historians, The American Presidency offers users a quick snapshot of each of the 44 presidents in United States history...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Poem in Your Pocket Day: Ideas for Celebrating
First instituted in New York City in 2002 and recognized nationwide in 2009, "Poem in Your Pocket Day" is part of National Poetry Month (April) and celebrates poetry in everyday life. A brief news story includes 9 ideas about how to...
K - 12th English Language Arts
From Aaliyah to Jay-Z: Captured Moments in Hip-hop History
To take "the definitive portrait of that person in that moment" is the quest of photographer and hip-hop historian Jonathan Mannion. In this short video, Mannion details his dedication to his art and the process he goes through to catch...
6 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
Students research how early colonists lived. They investigate late 17th century colonist's lives from Massachusetts and Delaware. Using their research, students write historical fiction in the form of friendly letters between the two...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Hypothetical on three levels of Government involved in Oil Spill Response
Students discuss issues related to an oil spill. In this environmental and government lesson, students learn about the effects of oil spills on the environment. Students analyze how government agencies responds to these types of disasters.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History