What is History?
In this word search worksheet, students locate 9 words related to the definition of history. The word list includes fact, interpretation, and hypothesis.
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Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity,...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Oral History Interview Questions Worksheet
What is an oral history interview? What goes into the planning and what should be said? Why is it important that we know and learn from oral history? This is an excellent activity to support your young historians as they conduct...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting....
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Is the American Dream?
How do you describe the American Dream? What motivates others to immigrate to the United States, and why do some groups have trouble attaining the American Dream? Your learners will consider these questions as they explore figurative...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Silk Road and Ancient Trade
What was the the Silk Road and how did it radically expand the scope of trade? What was the value of silk, and how did connections between merchants reshape lives in Africa and Eurasia? Find out by watching this historic episode!
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Is History?
Five important tenets of any social studies class are available for young historians with a poster that defines history as an account of the past. It encourages learners to question reliability of an author's perspective, as well as to...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Crack the Case: History's Toughest Mysteries
Young sleuths don their trench coats, tip their fedoras, and grab their notepads to investigate one of four famous unsolved mysteries. After examining multiple primary and secondary sources related to their cold case, they propose a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"For What Is a Mother Responsible?" -- Idealized Motherhood vs. the Realities of Motherhood in Antebellum North Carolina
What is a mother's role in American society? According to an article in a 1845 newspaper, to the mother falls the job of daily, hourly "weeding her little garden--of eradicating these odious productions (like vice, fraud, idleness) and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Who Were the Vestal Virgins, and What Was Their Job?
Keeping the flame lit for the goddess Vesta was the primary job of the Vestal Virgins — but it also put their very lives in danger. An informative video takes viewers through the journey of Licinia, a young girl chosen to be a Vestal...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable