Powder Horns: Portals to the Past
Students discuss the uses of a powder horn. They identify the types of etchings soldiers would make on them. They create their own design for their own powder horn.
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Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
If you happen to live in Indiana, or a neighboring state, and are planning a field trip to the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, then this lesson plan will suit your needs quite well. In it, suggestions for activities before, during,...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
First Nebraskans: Where Have All the Indians Gone?
Fourth graders research the Native American tribes of Nebraska. In this Nebraska history lesson plan, 4th graders complete the provided packet that requires them to explore the customs and history of the Sioux, Cheyenne, Pawnee, Ponca,...
4th Social Studies & History
African American Experiences: Window to the Past
Students examine African life during slavery on the Internet. In this slavery lesson, students use the Internet to research slavery and create a scrapbook. Students review pictures of slavery and label them as primary or secondary sources.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
GUNS & 18th CENTURY NAVAL COMBAT
Students use a 4lb gun as a tool to show how difficult and dangerous it was aboard a revolutionary naval vessel. They are also shown the importance of how teamwork can help to complete a job safely and quickly. Students discuss the...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Geography of American History - Native America
Students create a personal journal where they pretend they are trying to get people back to their own time who have traveled to present day through a portal, and use geographic information from Second Life to do so. In this geography...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History