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American Inventors

For Teachers 4th - 7th
In this online interactive American inventors activity, students read a brief selection and respond to 10 fill in the blank and multiple choice questions.
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American Inventors

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this online interactive American inventors worksheet, students read a brief selection and respond to 10 fill in the blank and multiple choice questions.
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American Inventors

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this inventors on-line worksheet, students read short passages about the nineteenth century American inventors Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Graham Bell. They answer 5 fill in the blank and answer 5 multiple choice...
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Striking a Deal

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the economic repercussions of a potential Major League Baseball strike. Then, through researching other labor strikes in American history, students consider the importance and impact of labor unions in United States...
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Born on a Mountaintop? Davy Crockett, Tall Tales, and History

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners name tall tale characters and locations, which are based on actual people and places, and describe how they are used in an exaggerated way. They name characters and events from tall tales, then list literary characteristics of...
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Born on a Mountaintop? Davy Crockett, Tall Tales, and History

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students name tall tale characters and locations, which are based on actual people and places, and describe how they are used in an exaggerated way. Students name created characters and events from tall tales. Students write a tall tale.
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Appositive Exercise

For Students 6th - 9th
In this appositive worksheet, students are given ten sentences containing appositives that they must correct using the appropriate punctuation.
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Fanfare For the Common Man by Aaron Copland

For Students 4th - 6th
For this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland. Students read about the composer and the structure and history of the piece. Students answer 6 questions about the difference between...
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Getting to Know 2 Presidents

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Presidents worksheet, students answer short answer questions about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln by looking on the websites given to them. Students complete 7 questions each.
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Famous People: Amelia Earhart

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students use the Internet to examine the life of Amelia Earhart. They also examine her mysterious disappearance.
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Famous People

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a database with information about famous people. They develop a custom word-processing template. They practice merging fields into their template.
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More Amazing Americans: A WebQuest

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research amazing Americans using America's Library. In this American heroes lesson, students identify criteria for amazing Americans. Students copy and paste text and graphics from websites to use in their own documents....
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American Personalities: Autobiographical Sketches

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students are introduced to American personalities whose fame and contributions have left, and continue to leave a mark in American history.
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What if Amelia Earhart had Turned Around?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students discuss an article in USA Today in which Gregg Zoroya proposes his theory about what happened to Amelia Earhart.  In this reading comprehension and Amelia Earhart instructional activity, students read an article in USA Today...
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POETRY LESSON ON LANGSTON HUGHES AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders read the short biographical sketch and selected poems of Langston Hughes, 8th graders examine the hardships historically faced by Black Americans through class discussion, interpretation, and journaling.
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American Folktales and Tall Tales

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the elements of American folktales. They discuss how they are passed on from generation to generation, how they use exaggeration, and how they convey a message or make a point. Students identify common elements of tall...
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Circle of Caring

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils examine lives that have been lived for the positive good of others. In this philanthropy lesson, students discuss famous philanthropists and what they have in common. Pupils define philanthropy, discuss what caring means and write...
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Musician Extraordinaire Based on the DC Quarter Reverse

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students develop an understanding of the role of a musician, composer, and conductor. In this musician instructional activity, students examine the District of Columbia quarter and see that Duke Ellington is on the reverse side. They...
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Modern-Day America: Ronald Reagan Presidency to 9/11

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine contemporary America. In this contemporary American history instructional activity, students watch a DVD titled "Modern-Day America," discuss the events depicted in the video, and create memorials for those who perished...
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Circle of Caring

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning instructional activity, students study the works of well-known philanthropists and write an acrostic poem using the word CARING.
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America's Wars

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students classify information regarding American involvement in wars. In this classification lesson, students examine the causes of the war in which the United States has been involved, and classify them as mainly political, social,...
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"Esio Trot" by Roald Dahl

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students read Roald Dahl's Esio Trot and complete vocabulary and reading activities. In this reading and vocabulary activity, students review vocabulary for the activity and listen to the story. Students discuss the story elements and...
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Philanthropy and You

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners define and discuss philanthropy. They research a philanthropist and write a three-paragraph essay summarizing what they have learned , including their own roles as philanthropists. They also plan and initiate personal acts of...
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The Civil War Experience

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students write or design a creative project about the Civil War. In this Civil War lesson, students share memorable quotes from speeches and discuss documents historians could use to analyze the Civil War. Students read excerpts from...

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