What do You Know about Columbus?
In this Christopher Columbus worksheet, students unscramble multiple letters to find words associated with Christopher Columbus. Clues are provided for each word.
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Now that You Have Them, What Do You Do With Class Rules?
Establishing classroom rules within the first two weeks of school is important. But what do you do with the rules after they've been created, and how can you establish them so that they have a lasting effect all year long? Use an...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Veterans Day Thank You Note
This Veterans Day inspire scholars to say thank you to a veteran. Here, learners discover key details about a specific war using an interactive timeline, and then write a thank you letter offering their gratitude to someone who risked...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
History vs. Christopher Columbus
Intrepid explorer or ruthless exploiter? This is the perfect video to accompany the observation of Columbus Day in your class, as well as in considering whether Christopher Columbus should or should not be credited with the discovery of...
6 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Holocaust: What Do You Know?
Young scholars recall facts about the Holocaust. In this World War II lesson, students complete a KWL chart displaying what they know about the Holocaust. Young scholars read several accounts from the book Survivors-True Stories of...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
What You Might Not Know About the Declaration of Independence
Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 2, 1776? Did you know that five men, not just Thomas Jefferson, are credited with writing the Declaration? Did you know that references to slavery were excised from the...
4 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
How Do We Know About People From The Past?
It's not enough to see or just read a primary source document; one has to analyze them fully to understand their historical implications. First learners are introduced to what primary and secondary sources are, then they read a bit of...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History