History of Life Teacher Resources

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Classical Greece

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Studying ancient Greek culture, literature, and architecture is a great way to begin a unit on world cultures - or to start reading Antigone or other Greek dramas. Detailing the social aspects of ancient Greek life, this presentation...
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America's History in the Making: Classroom Applications Three

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can primary sources bring history to life? Scholars create detailed lesson plans on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in American history. The 17th installment of a 22-part program exploring American history examines...
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Study History through Journal Keeping

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Journal writing can be a fun way to bring history to life. Upper graders read a series of journals from the time of the westward expansion, specifically the pioneer journey along the Oregon Trail. They compose an ongoing journal from the...
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Black History Month Project: A Dinner Party

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What would Frederick Douglass say to Martin Luther King, Jr. if he had the chance? Would Harriet Tubman have any comments for Rosa Parks if they sat across the table from each other? Pupils bring history to life by researching famous...
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The Women’s Suffrage Movement

For Teachers 8th Standards
A set of lessons about the women's suffrage movement will bring history to life for your middle schoolers. Learners study primary documents, learn about famous suffragettes, and compare the suffrage movement to current events...
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Lesson: Wish You Were Here...

For Teachers 1st - 6th
The painting Arcadia features a lovely landscape depicting aspects of ancient Greek life. Little ones use their imagination to put themselves in the painting. After analyzing the details and artistic elements of the painting, they write...
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Bacon’s Rebellion

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Your class members will bring history to life through an in-class reenactment of Bacon's Rebellion. Learners analyze primary source documents and images in order to understand the colonial rebellion, as well as to consider different...
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Hands-On History: Explorers

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the...
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One Land, Many Trails: Challenge Activities (Theme 5)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Bring history to life through literature. The first in a series of three challenge activities designed to accompany Theme 5: One Land, Many Trails does just that through unique projects connected to historical fiction and nonfiction...
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Invetories Slave owner or not?

For Teachers 7th
Primary source analysis is a great way to bring history to life. Learners examine a series of personal inventories taken from Southern white males who died during the Civil War era. They analyze the documents to determine the social and...
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Fourth of July (Grades 3-5)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Bring history to life for your young scholars with a Fourth of July lesson series. After a class reading of the Declaration of Independence, students translate this pivotal document into layman's terms before working in small groups to...
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The History of Life on Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Using meters as years, your class works together to map out the geologic time scale on a football field. Plenty of background information is included in this lesson plan as well as several resource links and a student worksheet. Your...
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Evolution Primer #3: How Do We Know Evolution Happens?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How do scientists know what they do about evolution? Looking at fossilized data, paleontologists examine fossils to show the evolution and changes that developed into modern whales. We find out that scientists use physical evidence,...
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The History of Life

For Students 6th - 8th
In this history of life learning exercise, students will use diagrams of the Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Era to complete 4 fill in the blank statements.
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The History of Life

For Students 7th - 8th
In this history of life worksheet, students use diagrams showing how life may have begun on Earth to complete 3 short answer questions.
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How did Life in Egypt affect Medicine: Ancient Medicine

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Connect ancient Egyptian life ways affected their medical practices. Each side presents several facts connecting economy, skilled workers, trade, writing, farming, and religion to ancient medicine. This is a very interesting presentation...
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The History of Ancient Greece

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Present facets of Ancient Greek life and politics through direct instruction. Middle schoolers learn about to Greek City States, Sparta, Athenian Democracy and the Peloponnesian War by way of a class lecture. They use their text books to...
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History Dramatists

For Teachers 2nd - 10th Standards
Bring the drama of history to life in your class and give your learners the opportunity to illustrate their understanding of a historical situation through the medium of a dialogue and/or play. Your young historians will consider a...
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7.012 Fall 2004 Section Self-quiz

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This quiz just looks neat! It has two cell diagrams for biology class members to label. They also describe the function of each organelle. A prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell are displayed for them to compare, and then they fill in the...
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Unearthing Ancient Greece

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students locate and analyze clues about ancient Greek life. In this ancient Greece lesson, students look at art, architecture, and artifacts to determine what was important to the Greeks and discover details about their culture. Students...
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Earth's Dramatic History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a timeline.  In this Earth's History lesson, students research the history of life on Earth and use the information collected to create a timeline.  Students also answers the provided discussion questions.
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Review of Evolution

For Students 9th - 10th
In this review of evolution worksheet, students complete 50 multiple answer questions on Darwin's theory and the history of life on Earth.
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Deep Time and the History of Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study geologic time scales and examine some of the transformations that have occurred over time.  In this evolution lesson students view video and complete a lab. 
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Ocean Life

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine the fossil remains of ancient sea creatures. They create casts of fossils and identify how sea fossils are formed and consider what type of information fossils can give to scientists.