Ship of Gold
Learners research the events that were taking place in the U.S. during the time period when the SS Central America sank, and explore the adventurous, innovative, and individualistic traits that often define the American spirit.
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Getting There- Do You Want To Go To California?
Students examine the impact of the California Gold Rush. In this U.S. history lesson, students use several included documents to examine the causes and effects of the Gold Rush. Students are broken up into groups and choose one topic to...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
British oil dispute with Argentina deepens
Ninth graders discuss the conflict about oil between Britain and Argentina. In this Political conflict lesson, 9th graders read an article and answer guided reading questions. Students write an email to their teacher about Black Gold in...
9th Social Studies & History
Getting There: "Do You Want To Go To California?"
Students, in groups, participate in a variety of activities regarding the rise of Anglo-American immigration in the 1840s and its impact upon California. They discuss immigration from the West and the East as it influenced the culture of...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Glory, God and Gold: Voyages and Adventures - America 1500
By providing an in-depth and interesting overview of European exploration in the New World, this presentation would be a wonderful complement to a unit on this topic. The 17 slide presentation is both thought-provoking and informative....
2nd - 7th Social Studies & History
Mary Ann Patten: Clipper Ship Heroine
Students explore the history of clipper ships and about the historical time frame surrounding the origin of clipper ships. They read historical accounts of voyages and write letters describing the conditions of Mary Patten's voyage.
5th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
America began well before Jamestown, well before Plymouth Rock. An informative video introduces the 1542 Spanish expedition that explored the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California. The voyage started with the attempt to...
12 mins 4th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable