Students trace sailing route of Spanish and Portuguese exploration ships. They calculate and compare distances that different explorers traveled. Students calculate how long it would take to travel an explorer's route using different velocities.
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The Freedom Rides of 1961
Young historians explore the Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement with an engaging PowerPoint presentation, primary and secondary source analysis, and a viewing of a PBS documentary called "Freedom Riders." They will conclude by...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Canaan and Ancient Israel
Planning for your next activity on ancient Israel, but not sure where to start? Check out this assortment of activities to help get the ball rolling. It includes a range of ideas on topics, such as Greek and Egyptian mythology,...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
1856-1865: Abolitionists and the Civil War
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this abolition lesson, students watch "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and discuss the philanthropic acts they witnessed in the film. Students also complete an activity that requires them to determine...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
"Jazz is About Collaboration": Jim Crow Laws And Segregation
Students explore development of jazz music in the 1930s by forming imaginary jazz bands which tour several cities in Depression-era America. Jazz band members create imaginary identities for themselves, develop publicity for their tour,...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Diverse Voices - African American Ventures
Pupils research African American history and the Underground Railroad. In this African American history lesson, students discuss the Drinking Gourd. Pupils read 'If You Traveled the Underground Railroad' and discuss. Students work in...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History