Southern Plantation Cooking
Students explore life on a southern plantation, and the difficulties slaves encountered in food preparation. They make a sweet potato pie and discuss the uses of sweet potatoes instead of traditional fruits in southern cooking.
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The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
Intended to help Virginia teachers align their curriculum to the state's history and social science standards, this packet provides a wealth of materials for any social studies or science instructor. Loaded with plans, suggestions for...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Cherokee: The Principal People (Ani-Yunwiya), 1700 - 1838
Students read passages and research the Cherokee Tribe and write an account of a typical day as a Cherokee Native American. In this Cherokee lesson plan, students listen to Cherokee music, read Cherokee passages, fill out worksheets, and...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
Children and Slavery Document Search
Learners review the causes of slavery, the Middle Passage, triangular trade and the spread of slavery throughout colonies. They work in small groups and search documents in order to find the answers to a question and document packet.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Preservation of a Heritage: Study of the Acadians
Students in a French class examine the life of the Acadians. In groups, they research the experiences of the Acadians coming to Louisiana and identifying the characteristics of the Cajuns. They compare and contrast the Acadians culture...
6th - 12th Languages
Gullah Contributions to South Carolina History
Young scholars research the Gullah people and their impact on South Carolina. In this South Carolina history instructional activity, students study, locate, and color the region of Africa the Gullah people came from. Young scholars...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
The Cajuns: Natives with a Difference!
Students examine the immigrant experiences of various culture groups. Using this information, they work together to compare and contrast these experiences with those of the Cajuns. As a class, they define ethnic group and research the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History