Railroads across the Country
Students see how to read and trace transcontinental routes on a nineteenth-century railroad map of the United States. They identify their home city or a nearby city on the core map and explain how railroads helped travelers back in the 1800's.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 8 Views 13 Downloads
The Life of Harriet Tubman
A well-designed lesson plan teaches about the history of Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, and the issues of civil liberties. Young historians watch a video, access Internet resources, and engage in cooperative activities which...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History
Eloise Greenfield poem: "Harriet Tubman"
A lively poem about the Underground Railroad conductor conveys facts about the hero of the title, and provides young readers with the chance to learn about poetic devices (stanza and rhyme scheme). Provides no concrete materials for...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
The Ancient Civilization of Mali
Students explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali lesson, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations, discover...
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History
A Walk Around the School: Mapping Places Near and Far
After reading Pat Hutchins’ Rosie’s Walk, have your young cartographers create a map of Rosie’s walk. Then lead them on a walk around the school. When you return class members sequence the walk by making a list of how the class got from...
K - 1st English Language Arts
The Chesapeake Bay Watershed: A Timeline of Change, a Model for Change
Students compare historical maps with modern-day maps including specifically the Chesapeake Bay watershed. They research online the characteristics of life during the Chesapeake Bay watershed and identify the changes that have taken place.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History