The Mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Students research the Lost Colony of Roanoke by interpreting John White's diary as a primary source.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 48 Views 96 Downloads
The Death of Abraham Lincoln DBQ
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln was a pivotal moment in American history, but what were the immediate effects throughout the newly unified country? A document-based question focuses on the consequences of the first assassination of...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Should President Truman Do?
After reading the article Choices: Truman, Hirohito, and the Atomic Bomb, class members engage in a simulation, assume the role of President Truman or one of his advisors, and discuss the options open to the president. The exercise...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Passport to WWII and the Holocaust
Students explore the Holocaust. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students research Hitler's rise to power, the terror of concentration camps, and World War II. Students read The Diary of Anne Frank , listen to a Holocaust survivor, and...
7th English Language Arts
Lesson Title - Letters from Abigail Adams
Eighth graders explore letters written by Abigail Adams to her husband. In this political lesson, 8th graders read letters written by Abigail Adams to her husband, John Adams. Students analyze the letters and discuss their findings.
8th Social Studies & History
Was Congress’s Violation of the First Amendment During the McCarthy Era Justified?
“I have in my hand 57 cases of individuals who would appear to be either card carrying members or certainly loyal to the Communist Party. . .” Senator Joseph McCarthy certainly stirred the pot with his claims. The result was a series of...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a beautiful handout through which learners can explore the history of California, from the earliest Europeans to visit the Golden State up through its experiences during the Great Depression and position in the modern world.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A New Bedford Voyage!
A thorough set of activities, articles, and reference material can enlighten your class about the history of whaling in New England. Kids travel back to a time when whale products were valuable and hunting whales was a way to help the...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
British Migration to Roanoke: Push and Pull Factors
Eighth graders inspect push and pull factors of migration. In this Roanoke colony activity, 8th graders research the factors that motivated British to settle the colony in North America. Students then respond to a writing prompt that...
8th Social Studies & History
Analyzing primary sources: John White and the "lost colonists" - From England to America - Two worlds: Educator's guide
Introduce your young historians to the challenges and rewards of examining primary source material. Groups use a carefully scaffolded worksheet to tackle “John White Searches for the Colonists.” The excerpt from White’s 1585 travelogue,...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed