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Discovering American Symbols

For Teachers 3rd
Help youngsters get to know their states and capitals, explore their own country, and study American symbolism. They take a "trip" across America collecting symbols, images, and information about each state as they go (through text and...
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Hunt the Fact Monster Hunt #22

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this internet research instructional activity, students use the internet to answer ten questions. Six of the questions are multiple choice, four are short answer questions.
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Education World

Every Day Edit - Alexander Calder, Artist

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Alexander Calder, the artist. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Exploring the Sky: Reading Maria's Comet

For Teachers K - 4th
Discover the science behind astronomy. After reading the book Maria's Comet, which is about a young woman who breaks new ground by becoming a female astronomer, young learners practice reading comprehension with worksheet questions about...
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K12 Reader

National Symbols

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
What are the most prominent symbols of the United States? Learn about the bald eagle, the American flag, and the Statue of Liberty in a reading comprehension activity that includes a short passage and five reflective questions.
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National Symbols

For Students 6th - 8th
What do the flag, the bald eagle, and the Statue of Liberty remind you of? After reading a short article about these national symbols, middle schoolers are asked to identify ideas that these items represent.
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Author's Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Readers identify the author's purpose. First, they read a passage and utilize details from the piece to determine the author's purpose. Then they will explain how they arrived at their conclusion. Links to materials are provided.
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Historical Thinking Matters

Rosa Parks: 5 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What led to the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and how might historians approach this question differently? This rich series of lessons includes a short introductory video clip, analysis of six primary source documents, and...
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Scholastic

Abraham Lincoln: A Time Line Research Project

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Though Abraham Lincoln's life was tragically cut short, it was filled with accomplishments and inspiring moments that continue to influence American democracy. Explore the ways the 16th president of the United States made his way from a...
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All Aboard the Freedom Train!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young historians identify Harriet Tubman, her character traits, and role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. They create an escape map using map legends and the Cardinal directions. This plan utilizes one of my favorite video...
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Lesson 2-Profiles in Courage: To Kill A Mockingbird and the Scottsboro Boys Trial

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Review one of the most memorable cases in the history of the United States. After reading To Kill A Mockingbird, young scholars read and select court transcripts and other primary source material from the Scottsboro Boys Trial of 1933....
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Azar Grammar

Song Lessons: What a Wonderful World

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Here's a wonderful way to learn English grammar. Class members examine the plural count nouns in Thiele and Weiss's "What a Wonderful World," reading the lyrics as they listen to Louis Armstrong's version of this classic song.
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Sequencing

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Are you looking for a way to teach sequence of events in your narrative writing unit? Bring this lesson plan to your middle school class, as it prompts young writers to create a narrative sequence map of events that have happened at...
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Famous Authors Spiral Puzzle Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Who brought Don Quixote to life? Who coined the term Jazz Age? Want a fun way to encourage Internet research? Literary sleuths search for the answers to eight famous authors' questions to complete a spiral puzzle. An answer key is included.
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PPT
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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

For Teachers 11th
Read biographical information on Arthur Miller, author and notable playwright. Show your class this presentation as you begin reading Death of a Salesman and look into the man who created the work.
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The Revolutionary War

For Teachers 8th - 11th
March your students off to war with this presentation, which provides details to the American Revolution such as important figures (Jefferson, Franklin, Henry), facts about the Declaration of Independence, and definitions of key terms. A...
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I've Just Seen a Face: Portraits

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine portraits for different images they project, cite three purposes a portrait can serve, analyze portraits of historical figures, and relate biographical research to portraits.
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Analyzing Short Biographies to Discover Characteristics of Biographical Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students read short biographies on Abraham Lincoln from various artists. Using the texts, they identify the subject of the biography and discuss whether or not illustrations contribute to a biography. They research specific information...
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Understanding the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students work in groups to do a document analyxix of several documents. Students view the Martin Luther King speech, "I Have a Dream." They discuss the Battle of Saratoge. Students give a personal view of the reason the Declaration of...
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Internet Fact Hunt at the "Fact Monster" Web Site- May #1

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Internet fact hunt activity, students access the "Fact Monster" web site to answer 5 multiple choice questions. They answer US history, science, and geography questions.
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Comparing and Contrasting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Analyze historical biographies. Young scholars compare and contrast the biographies of Susan B. Anthony and Pat Nixon. They construct graphic organizers, answer critical thinking questions, complete a formative assessment.
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American Revolution Biographical Trading Cards

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students create trading cards based on Patriots and Loyalists that were influential in the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson plan, students make and trade their cards, keeping one of their own for themselves.
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Hooray For Heroes

For Teachers K - 1st
Students identify and interpret what heroes are by researching various American heroes of the past. Students select several school heroes and interview them, as well as their own personal hero and write a story about them. Students...
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American Inventors

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this nineteenth-century American inventors online interactive worksheet, students read paragraphs about Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Graham Bell and their inventions and answer comprehensive questions. Students...

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