In this the fifties activity, students review and discuss the twenty-seven key terms associated with the fifties and circle each one in a word search puzzle.
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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? For this elementary geography lesson, learners are assigned specific states to research using the information they find...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The American Revolution Introduction
Young historians create a replica of Jamestown Virginia, analyze the Mayflower Compact, practice penmanship by copying a famous quote by William Bradford, and read a great informational text on the beginnings of colonial America with a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Constitution of the United States
Engage elementary school children in learning about the US Constitution with this collection of worksheets and printable activities. From reading and writing the Preamble to playing a Constitution Trivia game, this resource offers...
5 mins K - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
US City Quality of Life Analysis and Comparison
Students analyze US census data and criteria to compare and measure the quality of life in the country's fifty largest cities. After accessing the 2005 quality of life world report online, students conduct their study to compare three...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The First African American Regiment
Young historians examine a memorial sculpture of the first African American regiment in the Civil War, and then compare how the experiences of the regiment are portrayed in letters and poetry, as well as in the motion picture, Glory.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fifty Years: From the Little Rock Nine to the Jena Six
Young scholars discuss how the issues surrounding school integration have changed since the Little Rock Nine entered Central High School. They discuss the recent events in Jena, Louisiana. Students write a letter to a school...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History