Road Trip U.S.A.
Seventh graders participate in a fictional trip across the United States using map skills, research skills and public speaking skills.
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Abraham Lincoln and the Five-Dollar Note
Students study Presidential history by researching Abraham Lincoln. In this U.S. history instructional activity, students discuss the changes in the 5 dollar bill and create a timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life. Students complete a...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
From "First Crossing"
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7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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Students track a sports team across the country. They use a map scale to calculate the number of miles traveled by their sports team on a trip, conduct Internet research, and calculate how much it would cost them to go along on the trip.
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