North American History Teacher Resources

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Native American Culture and Traditions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The history of the native tribes of North America is rich, powerful, and vital to understanding the history of our country. Take a look at these project ideas and lesson plans for teaching middle schoolers about Native American culture...
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Making North America | Interactive Map

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
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,...
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Early Exploration of North America

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders "travel" from Europe to North America as Columbus did. They organize the information into chronoglogical order.
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History Through the Spyglass: Developing Research Skills for Social Studies

For Teachers 8th
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,...
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American History: From Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Role of Maps In the Colonization of North America

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the geography of North America by viewing and identifying places on a map.  For this U.S. Geography lesson, students view a PowerPoint slide show discussing the immigration to the U.S.A.  Students define several...
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When Camels Roamed North America

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Camels 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...
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The Columbian Exchange: Crash Course History of Science #16

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Colonial North America

For Teachers 8th - 11th
This 54-slide PowerPoint outlines the significant events in the history of Colonial North America, beginning in 1603 with the ascendance of James I to the throne of England. Designed to accompany a lecture on this time period, the...
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Early American Settlements

For Teachers 5th Standards
What brought settlers from Europe to North America? By exploring primary sources, such as posters seeking recruits for the new lands, class members take a deeper look at these motivations. To finish, they present their findings to...
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Comparison of Colonial Regions in British North America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare and contrast the colonies in British North America. As a class, they brainstorm a list of people, places and ideas associated with the Colonial Era. They discover the relationships and interactions between the...
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Early English Settlements History Detectives

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young historians play the role of history detectives as they investigate some primary source texts and images related to the early colonization of America, The Jamestown Settlement, and the Mayflower Compact. 
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North America Puzzle Answer Sheet

For Students 7th - 9th
In this geography worksheet, students name the capitals of various countries found in North America. They also identify the various weather patterns across the continent and specific bodies of water. There are 21 descriptions and 21...
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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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History's Most Powerful Plants

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Black History Month - Past to Present, Grades 4-6

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students complete a unit on Black History Month. They explore various websites, develop a diagram of the Underground Railroad, create a postage stamp for an African American, and develop a resume for an African American scientist.
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Indians of North America

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students, after investigating Indians of North America, give examples of early cultures and settlements that existed in North America prior to contact with Europeans. They identify and compare historic Indian groups of the East,...
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Geographic Regions of North America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use maps and photographs to describe the geographic regions of North America. Using their text, they answer specific questions related to one of the eight regions. They compare and contrast their region to another and share...
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Sort It Out - Explorers of North America

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students investigate global geography by viewing images in a slide-show. In this famous explorers lesson, students observe a PowerPoint presentation showing drawings of geographical locations and the explorers who found them. Students...
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Welcome to North America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are introduced to their year-long study of North America. Students will investigate regions of North America, American Indian cultural regions and the influence of European colonization. During their study, 5th graders...
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VA History Mini-quiz -- Jamestown and Charters

For Students 7th - 12th
In this Virginia history worksheet, students examine their knowledge of Jamestown and its charters for settlement as they answer 15 multiple choice questions.
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NFE General Knowledge Quiz

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine various aspects of history. For this MultiGenre lesson, 9th graders participate in a bingo game. Students complete a worksheet on the bingo game afterwards.
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Mapping Skills - Historical Places

For Students 5th - 9th
In this mapping skills worksheet, students use an atlas to draw 10 important historical places on a map of North America. Next, students draw 7 important natural resources of North America, on a blank map, using symbols, then create a...
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North America Puzzle

For Students 6th - 9th
In this geography worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle in reference to North America. They identify capitals of some countries, the specific landforms of different areas, and languages spoken. There are 21 clues to solving the...