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Students locate the major cities in the colonies during the Revolutionary War. For this map skills lesson, students use a globe to locate cities such as Charleston and Boston using latitude and longitude coordinates.
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On the Road to Revolution: Creating a Living Timeline
Divided into nine topic groups, from the Proclamation of 1763 to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, your young historians will research major events on the road to the American Revolution and then create a 2-3 minute sketch explaining...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
County Solutions Step Seven: Brainstorm a-Brewin’
Class members have selected the problem to be addressed. They've collected evidence. Now it's time to come up with solutions. Class groups brainstorm ideas, share them with the class, and then the whole class votes on the best solution...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Trade and Travel Along the Silk Road
Young scholars examine the religions that developed along the Silk Road. In this compare and contrast lesson, students visit various stations within the classroom to learn about the Silk Road and the two religions that developed. Using a...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.
Here's a great resource for your curriculum library. The 240-page packet, organized into units by topics, includes sample lesson plans, links to primary and secondary source documents, worksheets, activities, and sample assessments.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Silk Road and Ancient Trade
What was the the Silk Road and how did it radically expand the scope of trade? What was the value of silk, and how did connections between merchants reshape lives in Africa and Eurasia? Find out by watching this historic episode!
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Trade Along the Silk Roads: A Silk Road Encounters Resource
Young scholars review information on the Silk Road from previous lessons. Using maps, they create an illustrated altas of the Silk Road and the goods traded on it. They write an essay on the Silk Road's importance and how both good and...
K - 5th Social Studies & History
The Golden Rule of Reciprocity: A Silk Road Encounters Project
Students are introduced to the Golden Rule of Reciprocity. Using the four major world religions, they compare and contrast quotes about the Golden Rule. In groups, they create their own version of the Rule and share it with the class.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Belief Systems Along the Silk Roads
Young scholars examine cultural diffusion. In this Silk Road instructional activity, students research primary sources to compare and contrast the religious beliefs encountered and shared by those who traded along the Silk Road route.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History