Then and Now
In this historical maps worksheet, students compare two versions of the same map for the Mississippi Valley during the Civil War and in present day. Students then answer four questions about the maps.
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Karyn's Wings: Objects and Symbols
A set of airline wings were discovered in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Those wings belonged to an airline worker and now symbolizes an integral part of the traumatic day. Scholars investigate two websites to...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
How tall is the Empire State Building? Lead your class through a collaborative estimation activity to determine the number of quarters it would take to reach the top and teach the following concepts: human capital, human resources,...
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Good Grapes! A Math Lesson
As the title says, the lesson presented focuses mostly on math; however, pupils also complete related language arts activities. Learners read about the history, domestication, and transport of grapes, and then use actual grapes to...
Pre-K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Researching and Note-Taking: Building Expertise About a Colonial Trade
Building on the previous lesson in this unit on colonial trade, the ninth lesson has young experts continuing their research and writing summaries of the information they find. To begin, children participate in guided practice where they...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Canaan and Ancient Israel
Planning for your next activity on ancient Israel, but not sure where to start? Check out this assortment of activities to help get the ball rolling. It includes a range of ideas on topics, such as Greek and Egyptian mythology,...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil Rights Lesson Plan: Tracking History Through Timelines
Use the accompanying assessment to determine your class's prior knowledge on Martin Luther King, Jr. before beginning a activity on the famous civil rights movement leader. The resource has young historians thinking about life for...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed