The Displacement of the Native Americans
Seventh graders comprehend the interaction and conflict between Native Americans and white settlers in the years following the Civil War. They examine how those conflicts impacted the Native American way of life on the Great Plains.
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First Nations vs. Euro-Americans
Young scholars analyze primary and secondary source documents to help them describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the American Indians and new settlers. Then, students analyze the purpose, challenges, and economic...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
The DREAM Act and the American Dream
Should the US extend government support of higher education to immigrants who have entered the country illegally? To prepare to address this hot-button topic, class members take the American Citizenship Test, annotate an article that...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Manifest Destiny and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Beginning with a thorough presentation on the concept of Manifest Destiny and background information on the Louisiana Purchase, your young historians will then consider the demands of the Lewis and Clark expedition and compose journal...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Treaties: Students Explore the Lives of Yakama People Before and After Treaties
Students analyze treaties made between the US government and Native American tribes. In this government instructional activity, students evaluate bias emotionally connect with what was gained and lost during the late 1700's. This is a 3...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Cajuns: Natives with a Difference!
Learners 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
Queen Anne's War and Its Impact on Deerfield
Class members read a series of primary and secondary source materials to examine the effects of Queen Anne's War, also know as the War of Spanish Succession, on the Pocumtucks and other Native Americans in the area of Deerfield, MA.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History