Remember the Ladies: The First Ladies
Students name at least five First Ladies and describe something significant each did and state five traditional duties of First Ladies. They discuss some untraditional things First Ladies have done.
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Teachers' Guide: Take Time to Remember
The Royal Canadian Legion offers this teacher's guide designed to remind learners of all ages of the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers in not only World War I but also the Korean and Gulf wars. The 42-page packet is filled with...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson 4: The Judiciary: A Brief Introduction to the Courts System
Focusing on the judicial branch of government, the fourth instructional activity in this series explores the structure of the US courts system. Beginning with an engaging activity based on the short story The Lady or the Tiger,...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Education of Abigail Adams
Students read the biography of Abigail Smith Adams from the First Ladies Library web site. They work in small groups to write a description of her education. Students discuss their findings, and extend this to the education of girls in...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
There have been some notable first ladies in America's history. Did you know the first lady to drive a car at the White House was Helen Taft? Learn this fact and more in a brief historical video on First Ladies of the White House.
2 mins 4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Women and the Law Ladies of the 80's: 1780's, 1880's, 1980's
Students examine laws that have affected women in history: the 1780's, following the United States independence from England; the 1880's, the time of westward expansion, the silver/gold era, and the coming of the Industrial Revolution.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History