United States History Teacher Resources

Searching for a great idea to teach the thirteen colonies, the Constitution, the Civil War, or the civil rights movement? Look no further, as our collection of United States history resources is sure to have it!
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Active Reading with American History

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Explore connections within and between informational texts with this lesson about encyclopedia articles. Middle schoolers write encyclopedia articles focusing on topics in American history. They discuss how to determine credibility...
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Blacks During Reconstruction

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate U.S. history by examining the post Civil War era. In this reconstruction lesson, students identify the changes the Civil War brought to African Americans in the South. Students view a presentation based on personal...
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Grade 11 American History Unit 2 Test 1789-1865

For Students 9th - 12th
In this early American history instructional activity, learners respond to 25 fill in the blank, matching, and short answer questions about that nation and its leaders between 1789 and 1865.
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The Seven Indian Reservations of Montana

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore Native American history by researching a reservation of his or her choice. They then identify the seven Native American tribes living in Montana and where they are located. If you live in a state with Indian...
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An Introduction to Frederick Jackson Turner's The Significance Of The Frontier In American History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is the modern American identity an outgrowth of European civilization, or is it a unique result of westward expansion? Frederick Jackson Turner's The Significance of the Frontier in American History raises an important question about the...
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American Biography: Powhatan, Life in a Box, Revolutionary Timeline, Pathfinder

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the life of Powhatan. In this Native American history lesson, 4th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress. Students analyze primary images and documents about slavery. Analysis of...
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Harriet Tubman: Civil War Spy

For Students 8th Standards
Did you know that Harriet Tubman also served as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, and was the first woman to lead a military expedition in American history? Learners read about the fascinating story of Harriet Tubman and conclude...
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The AME Church in U.S. History

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the history of the African Methodist Church in the United States. In this African American history lesson, 9th graders discover why the church was founded and research its history and noteworthy members. Students...
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U.S. History Warm-ups: The Land and First People

For Students 4th - 6th
In this U.S. History worksheet, students complete five short warm up activities about the land and first people of America. These are intended to be done one per day during the school week.
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How the story of Columbus' Discover Fits into Time

For Teachers K - 3rd
Who is Christopher Columbus and where does he fit on the timeline of history? Students explore U.S. history by viewing a slide-show of famous images. They view a PowerPoint presentation of paintings and documents showing the voyage...
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The Presidential Quotation Report

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Famous quotations by American Presidents are the focus of this Six Trait writing activity, which could be used in a U.S. History class or in language arts. After reading the picture book Theodore by Frank Keating, have your 7th graders...
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Land Purchases in U.S. History

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Go back in time and do the math for the major land purchases in US history. An activity testing skills in scientific notation and exponent rules allows learners to research the three major land purchases and use those findings for their...
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African American History: Climbing the Wall

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine the challenge of trying to trace your family genealogy if no records were kept of births and deaths. Where would you look for information? What types of documents could provide you with the information you seek? History...
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Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History Through Analyzing Primary Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners access oral histories that contain slave narratives from the Library of Congress. They describe the lives of former slaves, sample varied individual experiences and make generalizations about their research in journal entries.
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The Great "What If" Question. How might American history have been different had Lincoln lived?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln.  In this American History lesson plan, 11th graders analyze documents related to Reconstruction.  Students participate in a debate on Reconstruction.  
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US History and Government Examination: August 2015

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are your learners feeling a bit jittery about an upcoming American history standardized test? Take a look at a state standardized test to give them additional practice and ease their nerves. Extra practice includes a scaffolded...
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From Slavery To Civil Rights

For Teachers K - 4th
Students investigate the lifelong fight for equality by researching U.S. History. In this African American history lesson, students discuss the effects of slavery and the beginning of the United States. Students view a slide show of...
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The Rise and Fall of the Jim Crow Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore African American history by researching the Jim Crow laws. In this Civil Rights lesson, students define the Jim Crow laws, the reasons they were put into place, and how they were ultimately defeated. Students write a...
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Sorting Out the Civil War

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students explore the Civil War by viewing a slide-show. In this U.S. History lesson, students examine old drawings and photographs from the Civil War era by viewing a PowerPoint presentation.  Students identify the two sides in the Civil...
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The Father of Our Country

For Teachers 5th
Explore United States history with this lesson on George Washington and the Revolutionary War. After reading biographical information about George Washington, learners make a list of ten reasons for the revolution. They create a timeline...
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U.S. History I Final Exam Pretest

For Students 8th - 11th
In this American history final exam review worksheet, students respond to 65 fill in the blank questions from Reconstruction to contemporary times. Word banks are provided.
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Gold Rush Abolitionists: What Impact did John Brown have on U.S. history?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the impact that John Brown had on American history. In this human rights lesson plan, students discover details about the raid on Harpers Ferry and the implications it held for the American Civil War.     
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Taxes in U.S. History: Evolution of Taxation in the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners receive an overview of the role and purpose of taxes in American history. They identify different types of taxes implemented by the US government and explain the origin of the federal income tax.
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Before and After: Using Stereo Graph Images to Understand the Civil War

For Teachers K - 4th
Students investigate U.S. history by exploring stereo graph images. In this Civil War history lesson, students view a slide-show PowerPoint presentation of images taken during the Civil War with very basic, early cameras. Students...