The Everyday Lives of Arkansas Slaves
Eighth graders become aware of the various aspects of daily activities in the lives of Arkansas slaves. They write answers to questions and prepare a transparency to share with the class that illustrates the topic being researched.
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The Living Museum: George Washington, the Slave Owner
Eighth graders bring early America to life. For this George Washington lesson, 8th graders listen to a lecture about the first president, explore the relationships he had with his slaves, and research the backgrounds of some of his...
8th Social Studies & History
From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Everyday Heroes from the 1800s
From Clara Barton and Harriet Beecher Stowe to Ulysses S. Grant and George Washington Carver, this research project will allow learners to gain an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of everyday heroes of the nineteenth century in...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Places in Arkansas: A Tour of Our Unique State
A great instructional activity focuses on important cultural and historical places in the state of Arkansas. Learners are introduced to six important places in Arkansas, then create a report on a place in Arkansas. Some excellent...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reliving History Through Slave Narratives
Students read slave narratives and retell the stories to the class, identifying sensory details. In this slavery lesson plan, students discuss the importance of sensory details, then read the slave narratives looking for specific...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Reliving History through Slave Narratives
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine slavery in the United States. They read slave narratives that were part of the Federal Writers' Project and then conduct their own...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History
People and Places in the North and South
Students analyze and discuss photographs, census information and other primary sources in an exploration of how socio-economic issues in the North and South affected the lives of ordinary Americans in the years leading up to the Civil War.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History