North American History Teacher Resources
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Making North America | Interactive Map
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
The entire continent of North America changed physical shape multiple times throughout the course of history. The in-depth interactive offers three complementary ways to learn about these changes. Scholars watch three video episodes,...
History Through the Spyglass: Developing Research Skills for Social Studies
Research everyday life of people living in British North America in the mid 1800s. Use this British North America history lesson to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the Hensley Horror,...
American History: From Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Need an online resource to supplement the paper textbook in your classroom? An all-encompassing website covers historical events throughout the last half of the second millenium, leading right up to the third. From the pre-Columbian...
The Role of Maps In the Colonization of North America
3rd - 5th
Young scholars investigate the geography of North America by viewing and identifying places on a map. In this U.S. Geography lesson, students view a PowerPoint slide show discussing the immigration to the U.S.A. Young scholars define...
When Camels Roamed North America
10 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewCamels thrive where other animals can't survive! Interestingly enough, the camel didn't originate in the desert, but rather the rain forest. Part of an extensive PBS Eons playlist, a video presentation follows the migration and...
The Columbian Exchange: Crash Course History of Science #16
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Back in 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue, he discovered more than a new world! Part 16 in an ongoing History of Science series explores the Columbian Exchange and other major events in the Spanish colonial period. Viewers learn...
History's Most Powerful Plants
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
At one point, scale trees accounted for nearly half of the biomass in North America and Europe. An installment of a longer video series introduces these strange plants and describes their features, adaptations, and eventual demise. It...
Tracing the Wild Roots of the Modern-Day, Domestic Apple
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Get to the core of the history of apples with an adapted article made for all readers. Discover how the apple made it to Europe before making it's way to North America, and the changes to the apple family tree that have happened over the...