United States History Teacher Resources
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Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History Through Analyzing Primary Sources
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.
African American History: Climbing the Wall
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
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...
The Great "What If" Question. How might American history have been different had Lincoln lived?
Eleventh graders study the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. For this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze documents related to Reconstruction. Students participate in a debate on Reconstruction.
Civil War - Create A Living Timeline
8th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Take your traditional timeline project on the Civil War to the next level! From the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 to the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, your class members will research a particular event and then teach their...
The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
US History and Government Examination: August 2015
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewAre 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...