Railroads in Antebellum Augusta and Franklin Counties
Eleventh graders are divided up into groups and work on separate worksheets. They reassemble as a class and discuss the different articles and how the railroads affected people's lives.
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The Capable County
What are the services that a county provides its residents? How much do property and sales tax account for the money needed to provide these services? And who is really in charge? Your class members will become county experts after...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Railroads and Settlement of the Great Plains
Enhance your American literature unit with this resource, in which readers access the Nebraska Studies website and read about "Railroads and Settlement." They search for a photograph of some aspect of the railroad from the Prairie...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Cells for Sale - Convict Leasing in Alabama
The benefits and drawbacks of convict leasing following the Civil War are the focus of a lesson that asks groups to examine primary source materials to gain an understanding of the program before individuals decide whether they are in...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Ellis Island—The “Golden Door” to America
Are you one of the 100 million Americans whose ancestors passed through the doors of Ellis Island? Learn about the historic entry point for immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with an informative reading passage. After...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony
Learners complete a variety of activities as they examine the historical significance of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Golden Spike Ceremony in Promontory, Utah, which honored its completion. In one activity they plan and...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The New Deal
Did the New Deal end the Great Depression? Did it destroy American freedom or expand the definition of liberty? In addition to reviewing the traditional alphabet soup of government programs, this video will offer your learners the...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable