U. S. Population Hits 300 Million
Students participate in class discussion about today's population of the United States. They discuss words listed in the News Words section which they will use to complete the sentences provided. They then read the article and discuss.
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Tricking the Tally-man and the First U.S. Census
Fifth graders explore population by reading a story with their classmates. For this U.S. Census lesson, 5th graders read the story Tricking the Tally-man by Jacqueline Davies and discuss the purpose of conducting a nation wide census....
5th Social Studies & History
Teaching Justice: Schooling and the Four Waves of U.S. Immigration
U.S. immigration is the focus of a unit on social justice. Over the course of a school year, young historians read a variety of texts to learn about four waves of immigration that have occurred over time in the U.S. An emphasis on...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Breaking News English: U.S. Missile Shield
In this U.S. Missile Shield instructional activity, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History
The African American Population in US History
How has the African American population changed over the years? Learners use charts, statistical data, and maps to see how populations in African American communities have changed since the 1860s. Activity modifications are included to...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History Through Analyzing Primary Sources
Students access oral histories that contain slave narratives from the Library of Congress. They describe the lives of former slaves, sample varied individual experiences and make generalizations about their research in journal entries.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History