State Capitals of the Original 13 Colonies
In this capitals worksheet, students match the names of the capitals with the list of names of the thirteen original colonies. Students write thirteen names of capitals.
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The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen
Here is one of the best resources I've come across in quite a while. It's a series of six lesson plans produced by the US Government that have to do with the State Quarters. The titles of the six lessons are: Double Your Money!, How...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Rename That State!
As Shakespeare famously wrote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," but can the same be said for a state? In this elementary geography instructional activity, students are assigned specific states to research using the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
How tall is the Empire State Building? Lead your class through a collaborative estimation activity to determine the number of quarters it would take to reach the top and teach the following concepts: human capital, human resources,...
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Foundations of a New Nation: History of the 13 Colonies
Why did the English travel across the Atlantic and settle in the 13 colonies? Middle schoolers read and research to find out. They will use their findings to create a brochure advertising one of the 13 colonies. Extension activities are...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
Students research how early colonists lived. They investigate late 17th century colonist's lives from Massachusetts and Delaware. Using their research, students write historical fiction in the form of friendly letters between the two...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
AN EXAMINATION OF HOW GEOGRAPHICAL SETTLEMENTS LED TO AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM IN THE 13 COLONIES
Fourth graders investigate and justify the geographic reasons why the colonists settled in the locations they did, and how this led to their economic system using a map of the original thirteen colonies.
4th Social Studies & History