The Wilderness Road: A Gap, A Map, A Song, and An Improvisation
Third graders understand the importance of Daniel Boone and the Wilderness Road in the settling of the West. The Cumberland Gap is explored in detail along with other historical figures of the times, as well as myths that survived about them.
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Little House on the Prairie
Hop into a covered wagon and follow Laura Ingalls Wilder through the Midwest. A series of lessons based on Little House on the Prairie encourages young pioneers to see the world through Laura's eyes as they map her journey, discuss the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Ancient Civilization of Mali
Young scholars explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. For this ancient civilization of Mali lesson, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations,...
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History
Introduction to Pre-Columbian Lessons
Native peoples established civilizations all over Central and North America. Introduce native civilizations with a unit that promotes discussion, reinforces map skills, enhances reading comprehension, and exposes young historians to the...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
America Grows - Trailblazers Pave the Way
Students study the time period after the Revolutionary War when people were striving to move away from the coastal areas and look for pathways to the west. Westerward expansion is a central theme and students use a variety of resources...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History