The Medicine Wheel: Learning With a Native Perspective
Tenth graders examine historical and contemporary issues in the Mi'kmaq society. They read articles, write journal responses, discuss the significance of the Medicine Wheel, and create a Medicine Wheel and dreamcatcher.
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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
We Have a Story to Tell: Native Peoples of the Chesapeake Region
How did colonial settlement and the establishment of the United States affect Native Americans in the Chesapeake region? Your young historians will analyze contemporary and historical maps, read informational texts, and work in groups to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Congress and the Legislative Process: A Simulation in How a Bill Becomes a Law
As part of the study of the legislative process, class members research redistricting and gerrymandering, and the effects of these activities on law making. On day one of the two-day plan, individuals redistrict the state of Elbonia so...
10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Old Stone House Lesson Plan
From stagecoach to railroad tracks, your class will discover how advancements in travel in the United States during the nineteenth century played an integral role in the industrialization and development of American society. The main...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
“As the War Turns": Exploring the Drama of the Civil War
As part of their study of the American Civil War, class groups investigate Civil War casualties, medicine and disease, conscription, prisons, the life of a soldier, and Civil War spies. Then they script and perform a soap opera drama on...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Contemporary American Indian Issues
High schoolers respond to an article about American Indians from National Geographic Magazine titled, "Indian Renaissance". In this American Indian lesson, students write a research paper using the topics in the article about American...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Analyzing Montana Indians' Points of Historic Significance
Students gain an understanding of Indian views of the Lewis and Clark expeditions. In this Montana Indians lesson, students discover how the Indians felt about the situation between Lewis and Clark and Blackfeet Indians. Students watch a...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
Survival Of Native American Spirituality
Students explore Native American spirituality. In this cultural diversity lesson, students research the medicine wheel as well as Native American symbols and values. Students also read "The Story of The Sacred Tree," and "The Sacred...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History