The State of Mormonism
Students investigate the history of Mormonism and how this religion has shaped Utah's identity. They explore various websites, answer discussion questions, take a virtual tour of the Mormon Trail, and read newspaper articles about Mormonism.
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Westward Expansion Project Choices
What a great list of brief research projects for reviewing the era of westward expansion in the United States! Learners are directed to choose and complete three of the projects on the given list, which includes opportunities to design...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Postcards From the American West
Why did people move westward in the United States? Your young historians will examine the experiences of various groups on the American frontier, from a miner working near the Comstock Lode in Nevada, to an Apache chief from the...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Mormon Trail Through Iowa
Students read selections from travel diaries and create their own travel diary. In this Mormon Trail through Iowa instructional activity, students discover background of the Mormon Trek of 1846 and discuss how a group may be persecuted...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Antebellum Revivalism and Reform
A gold mine for American history teachers, this presentation cascades through the middle of the 19th century with the central themes of moral and social reform. Between the blossoming Mormon church, the tightening of the Temperance...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? American History
What if your class could earn 1 Million dollars, just because they knew their American History? They can when they play this Millionaire style review game. They'll answer questions, phone their friends, and work their way through 15...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Religion and the United States
Students explore the role religion played in the early days of American. In this U.S. History lesson, students complete research on the aspects of religion that contributed to shaping the New World, then write a paper discussing the...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Intolerance in American History
Examine the United States through the lens of intolerance using this 2-week unit plan, which includes details for 13 days of instruction. Scholars study examples of prejudiced behavior throughout history, discuss issues in groups,...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History